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Beloved Disney Songwriter Robert Sherman Dies at 86

Iconic songwriting legend Robert Sherman has passed away at the age of 86 in London. Sherman and his brother Richard were behind such timeless classic tunes as Disneyland’s “It’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Designer McQuarrie Passes Away

Ralph McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning concept artist behind such iconic Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader and Boba Fett passed away Saturday, March 3, at the ... Continue Reading →
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Magic Dumpling’s Geiger Named China 3D Consultant

Kevin Geiger, president and CEO of Magic Dumpling Entertainment, has accepted as position as a resident foreign consultant to the China 3D Film & Television Association, an organization ... Continue Reading →
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Berenstain Bears Creator Passes Away

Jan Berenstain, who wrote and illustrated the popular books The Berenstain Bears with her husband Stan, passed away on Friday in Solesbury, Penn, after suffering from a severe stroke. ... Continue Reading →
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Broadwater Promoted to CTO of Sesame Workshop

Noah Broadwater has been promoted to VP and Chief Technology Officer at Sesame Workshop. He will report to Daryl Mintz, the company’s exec VP and CFO. Broadwater determines the strategic ... Continue Reading →
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David Stainton Leaves Paramount Animation

David Stainton has resigned from his post as president of Paramount Animation, for personal reasons. Paramount hired Stainton, head of Disney Animation from 2003 to 2006, last October ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Rose Discusses ‘The Gruffalo’s Child,’ ‘Chico & Rita’

Producer Michael Rose discusses his well-received animated projects, The Gruffalo’s Child and Chico & Rita About seven years ago, Aardman veteran Michael Rose set up Magic Light ... Continue Reading →
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Toronto Toon Fest to Host Hertzfeldt

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International has announced it will present an evening with Oscar-nominated indie animator Don Hertzfeldt, which will include a screening of his ... Continue Reading →
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Photos: Groening Gets Hollywood Star

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening received an extra sweet Valentine on Tuesday as his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star was revealed. Hordes of fans gathered to mark the occasion, which ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Promotes New Directors

The Jim Henson Company has promoted Meghan Sheridan and Blanca Lista to serve as directors in feature and TV development. Sheridan is now the director of children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →