Former Disney Chief Walker Dies at 89

E. Cardon “Card” Walker, who succeeded Roy O. Disney as president and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. in 1971, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29. The 89-year-old succumbed to congestive ... Continue Reading →

Mulan’s Morita Dead at 73

The industry is mourning the loss of prolific Asian-American actor Pat Morita, who passed away from natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 24, at the age of 73. Morita ... Continue Reading →

Disney TV Ani Prez Blumberg Resigns

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barry Blumberg will step down as president of Walt Disney Television Animation (WDTVA). His impending departure comes as WDTVA enters a restructuring ... Continue Reading →

Universal Vid Unit Ups Two, Sweetens Slate

As Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions (USHEFP) steps up its efforts to produce film and television projects, the unit has promoted Ellen Cockrill to senior VP of ... Continue Reading →

Ollie Johnston to Receive Medal of Arts

Legendary Disney animator Ollie Johnston was among the names announced yesterday as President George W. Bush unveiled the recipients of the 2005 National Medal of Art. The first animator ... Continue Reading →

Silver Upped to Production VP At MYP

Cary Silver has been promoted to the newly created position of VP of production at busy animation studio Mike Young Prods. (MYP). Silver, who has been with the company for six years, ... Continue Reading →

Oscar-winning Animator Derek Lamb Dies

We are sad to report that animator Derek Lamb passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. Lamb won the Oscar for producing the poignant animated short Every Child in 1979, ... Continue Reading →

Kat Garcia Upped to Director of Intl Media at SSA

Kat Garcia has been promoted to director of international media at L.A.-based SSA Public Relations. According to company’s chairman and CEO Steve Syatt, Garcia will work with ... Continue Reading →

Animation Vet Max Howard On Igor, Exodus and More

Halloween may have just passed us by, but for the folks at Venice, Calif.-based Exodus Film Group, secret laboratories in dark castles are still the order of the day as they toil away ... Continue Reading →

Helfant Gains Powers as Marvel Prez

It didn’t take exposure to radioactive materials to make Michael Helfant one of the most powerful men at Marvel Ent. The industry veteran has been appointed president and chief ... Continue Reading →