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Animated People: Berkeley Breathed

15 Minutes with… Berkeley Breathed Acclaimed cartoonist (Bloom County, Opus) and children’s book author (Mars Needs Moms) Animag: How did you come up with the idea for the ... Continue Reading →
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Levine to Head Programming for and Manage Disney XD Worldwide

Disney XD Worldwide has promoted David Levine to VP of programming and general manager. In his new role, Levine will guide Disney XD’s program planning and scheduling and will ... Continue Reading →
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Emmy Winner Cellucci Joins Kerner as VFX Executive Producer

Emmy-winning visual effects producer Camille Cellucci has joined Kerner as an executive producer. Cellucci produced effects for such recent films as The Green Hornet and was nominated ... Continue Reading →
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Salma Hayek Joins Effort to Animate Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’

Award-winning actress Salma Hayek and her company Ventanarosa Productions are reportedly joining a project to make an animated feature based on the classic poetry collection, The Prophet, ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Jean-Maxime Perramon Dies in Freeway Accident

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the death of animator and storyboard artist Jean-Maxime Perramon in an automobile accident that occurred Saturday. He was 63. Perramon’s credits ... Continue Reading →
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Programming Exec Kanter Adds GM Duties for Disney Junior

Disney Channels Worldwide has rewarded Nancy Kanter with the additional role of general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, a post that will supplement her job as senior VP of original ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: L.E.G. Productions’ Laura Elkus Gross

We all know about the people who make the animated movies we love to watch over and over again on DVD and Blu-ray — at least in part because of the great bonus features that come ... Continue Reading →
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Animation, Comics Writer Dwayne McDuffie Dies

Dwayne McDuffie, a writer and producer who contributed to comic books and such animated series as Static Shock, Justice League, Ben 10 and the just-released All-Star Superman, has died. According ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Writer Peter S. Beagle on ‘The Last Unicorn’

The 1980s are kind of hit and miss when it comes to animated features, especially independent productions. One of the hits is The Last Unicorn, a fantasy tale that adapted the popular ... Continue Reading →
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Miller Joins Disney Channels as Director of Acquisitions and Co-productions

Kids and family entertainment veteran Karen K. Miller has joined Disney Channels Worldwide as director of acquisitions and co-producions. Miller will be in charge of creating and executing ... Continue Reading →