Peanuts Animator Bill Melendez Dies

Bill Melendez, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning animator best known for bringing Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters to life, died on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 2 at ... Continue Reading →

TELETOON Fills Marketing Jobs

Canadian broadcaster TELETOON has appointed Russell Ward to the post of VP of marketing, and has promoted Natalie Cunningham to director of marketing. Both appointments are effective ... Continue Reading →

Abbey Home Media Gets Moore

Abbey Home Media, a British independent distributor, rights owner and producer of children’s programs, has appointed Stephen Moore partner and shareholder. Moore previously held ... Continue Reading →

Next Avengers Voice Actor Tom Kane

Whether you’re an avid animation fan or a casual cartoon viewer, you’ve no doubt heard the work of Tom Kane. The versatile and very much in demand voice actor is the new ... Continue Reading →

Olesker Named President of KEN Creative

Producer/director/writer Jack Olesker, creator of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers television series, has been named president of KEN Creative Studio, the India/U.S. production ... Continue Reading →

Isaac ‘Chef’ Hayes Dies

Recording artist Isaac Hayes earned an Oscar for his theme song to the 1971 hit action film Shaft, but for an entire generation of television viewers he’ll be remembered primarily ... Continue Reading →

Voice Artist Burson Dies

Accomplished voice performer Greg Burson died on July 22nd at the age of 59, according to animation writer/director Mark Evanier’s blog (www.newsfromme.com). The Anaheim native ... Continue Reading →

Mischel Oversees Animation for Technicolor

Former Mainframe CEO Rick Mischel has joined Technicolor Content Services as exec VP of animation and interactive services. The unit combines Technicolor’s games division and ... Continue Reading →

Nick Ups Borkent for Acquisitions, Programming

MTV Networks Int’l has promoted Jules Borkent to senior VP of global acquisitions and international programming for Nickelodeon. In the newly created position will see Borkent ... Continue Reading →

Henson Taps Ewing to Sell Sid

The Jim Henson Co. has appointed children’s television industry veteran Sam Ewing to handle the international sales of its newest property, a CG-animated preschool TV series titled ... Continue Reading →