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It’s always cause for celebration when one of our favorite animation creators has a new show out. This week, CatDog creator Peter Hannan launched his new toon called Really Freaking Embarrassing on SMOSH’s Shut Up! Cartoons YouTube channel. We caught up with the talented writer/director/animator/musician/jack-of-all-trades to get the details about [...]
We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The Snowman, passed away of cancer on Sunday in his home in Longfield, Kent, in the U.K. He was 85. According to [...]
Veteran animation and children’s programming producer Frank Saperstein has announced the launch of his new banner, Surprise Bag. Surprise Bag intends to expands into a more diverse slate of programming and pursue other business opportunities. “The strategy at Surprise Bag is content discovery, creation, nurturing and building for traditional and [...]
Christine Kent, who worked as a career coach, recruiter and counselor at Animag partner Greenlight Jobs, died Sept. 8 at age 46 after a brief illness. In a tribute on Greenlight Jobs’ site, Kent’s colleague Lisa Kaye wrote: “Whether you were a seasoned executive looking for career guidance, a graduating [...]
Bob Lambert, a former Disney executive who played a key role in the development of computer animation and the transition to digital cinema, died of unnamed causes Friday at the age of 55 at his home in Glendale, Calif. Lambert was a 25-year veteran of Disney, working in multiple areas [...]
Assorted Nuts Animation Studios has opened a new office in Los Angeles titled Assorted Nuts Entertainment. The new arm of the studio will focus on the studio’s existing TV, feature properties and upcoming development slate, as well as exec producing, financing and distributing third-party projects. The new office will be led [...]
John Textor has resigned as Digital Domain’s CEO and chairman of the board. Variety reports that longtime company exec Ed Ulbrich will take over as chief executive as part of a strategic realignment includes shutting down the company’s headquarters in Port St. Lucie, Fla. About 20 employees there will remain [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors voted this week to present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Other honorary awards will also be given to stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens Jr. Katzenberg has been [...]
Russell Hicks, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran and its Chief Creative Officer since 2008, has been named to the new position of President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon Group. The announcement was made today by Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group, to whom Hicks will continue to report. The newly created [...]
Anime director Masaki Kitamura has been arrested by Osaka police for allegedly threatening to crash his truck into pedestrians and to “stab whoever I can with a knife before committing suicide,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Police reports claim that the IP address of the posting was traced to a [...]