Geffen Exits DreamWorks Animation Board

During Tuesday’s quarterly earnings conference call, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen has stepped down from the DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →

Mater Takes Center Stage: A chat with Victor Navone and Rob Gibbs, co-directors of the new Disney/Pixar TV Cars Toons.

This week marks the premiere of Pixar’s Cars Toons, a three-part shorts series featuring Mater, the rusty tow truck which befriended Lightning McQueen in the 2005 feature. The ... Continue Reading →

Digital Domain Names Plumer CEO

Visual effects shop Digital Domain has hired Cliff Plumer as CEO, and has promoted Kevin Weston to chief financial officer. Former CEO Mark Miller will remain with the company as president. ... Continue Reading →

Guerilla FX Hires Miller as TD

Vance Miller has joined New York-based independent production, design, effects and post finishing house Guerilla FX (GFX) as character animator/technical director. He comes to Guerilla ... Continue Reading →

Animators Among Happiest Workers in America?

AnimationMentor.com, an online character animation school created by animators for animators, today pointed out key findings from an animation industry survey that suggests a healthy ... Continue Reading →

Richberger Takes VP Gig at Turner Animation

Veteran research strategist Lanie Richberger has been named VP of research for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM) group. Richberger ... Continue Reading →

City of Rott, Dead Fury Creator Frank Sudol

With Halloween fast approaching, we thought we’d take some time to get to know one of the few people making feature-length, animated horror movies. What’s more Frank Sudol ... Continue Reading →

Jacobson Named Exec Producer at CafeFX

Visual effects shop CafeFX has appointed industry veteran Joni Jacobson exec producer and head of business development. Jacobson will oversee the company’s Los Angeles production ... Continue Reading →

Paul Newman: 1925-2008

Film legend Paul Newman passed away on Friday. The 83-year-old actor voiced the role of Doc Hudson in Disney/Pixar’s Cars before succumbing to cancer at his home near Westport, ... Continue Reading →

Duckman, Squirrel Boy Creator Everett Peck

With the first two seasons of the cult-favorite 1994 animated series Duckman finally available on DVD, we connected with series creator Everett Peck to discuss the genesis of the series ... Continue Reading →