Ballantine to Lead Flying Bark Studio

American animation veteran Jim Ballantine is the new managing director of Flying Bark Studio, the Australian animation studio of Studio 100. Ballantine succeeds Eric Claeys, who left ... Continue Reading →

DQE Chief Finalist for Business Award

Tapaas Chakravarti, the chairman, managing director and CEO of animation company DQ Entertainment has been named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award ... Continue Reading →

Disney Hires Bailey as Film Production Chief

The Walt Disney Studios has hired Tron: Legacy producer Sean Bailey as its new president of film production. Bailey will oversee all aspects of live-action development, film production ... Continue Reading →

Reinseth Heads Development in Canada for Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar Entertainment has hired Jillianne Reinseth for the job of vice president of development. Reinseth will oversee development in Canada of all the company’s programming, ... Continue Reading →

John K. Looks Back at 80s’ Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures

Animation fans got a late holiday gift in January when Paramount Home Entertainment released the 3-disc Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures’The Complete Series. This influential ... Continue Reading →

Gumby Creator Art Clokey Dies

Art Clokey, who turned a small clay figurine named Gumby into a worldwide sensation, died Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., at the age of 88. Clokey and his first wife, Ruth, ... Continue Reading →

Litton Leaves as Head of Nick U.K.

Howard Litton is stepping down as senior VP and managing director of Nickelodeon U.K., ending a tenure of 15 years at the company. Litton is leaving the company to pursue personal projects ... Continue Reading →

Voice of Top Cat Arnold Stang Dies

Actor Arnold Stang, whose memorable voice work as Top Cat on the 1960s animated series stands out amid a career that began in the 1940s, has died at the age of 91. Stang, who died of ... Continue Reading →

Hill, Happy Feet Voice Actress Murphy Dies

Britanny Murphy, an actress who provided voices for the animated series King of the Hill (Luanne Platter) and the Oscar-winning feature film Happy Feet (Gloria), died Sunday at the ... Continue Reading →

Taylor Takes Over KnightTV

Dale Taylor is taking on the job of president of KnightTV, a cable and satellite network aimed at kids and family programming. The channel was recently acquired by Knightscove Media ... Continue Reading →