Our Publisher is a Mommy!

On Monday, July 25, Animation Magazine publisher Jodi Downs and husband Steve Downs welcomed Christopher Phillip Downs into the world. Christopher was born at 12:32 p.m., weighing in ... Continue Reading →

Dumont Tapped as TV-Loonland COO

Animation industry veteran Olivier Dumont has been appointed as the new COO of Munich, Germany-based TV-Loonland. The announcement was made today by Selma Kappel, CEO and chairman of ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Harrison Ventures to VP Gig

Will Harrison, formerly director of ventures & business development for Walt Disney Television International Europe, Middle East & Africa (WDTV-I EMEA), has been promoted to ... Continue Reading →

James "Scotty" Doohan Beamed Up

Our readers who are avid fans of science-fiction are no doubt saddened by the passing of James Doohan, who portrayed Star Trek ship’s engineer Scotty for television, feature films ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Names Grossman Exec VP, COO

Steven M. Grossman, who has been a 4Kids Ent. board director since 2001, has been appointed to the position of exec VP and COO at the company. Grossman will take over COO duties for ... Continue Reading →

Roy Disney Back on Disney Board

In an unexpected turn of events, The Walt Disney Co., Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold Friday issued a joint statement staying they have agreed to put aside their differences. The ... Continue Reading →

Filmation Co-Founder Prescott Dies

Norman Prescott, co-founder of prolific cartoon studio Filmation, died of natural causes on July 2 in Los Angeles. The 78-year-old former chairman and exec producer leaves behind a ... Continue Reading →

IDT Ent. Taps DreamWorks’ Gladstone as VP

IDT Ent. has snatched up DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros. Animation and Disney veteran Frank Gladstone to fill the role of VP of artistic development. Gladstone will be responsible ... Continue Reading →

Ta Ta for Now, Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell, the original voice of Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, passed away Friday morning at his home in Moorpark, Calif. The 82-year-old entertainer also made a name ... Continue Reading →

Piglet Voicer Fiedler Dies

As fate would have it, John Fiedler, the original voice of Piglet in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, died on the same weekend as Tigger talker Paul Winchell. The two created their roles ... Continue Reading →