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Douglas Trumbull to Receive VES Award

Filmmaker and vfx supervisor Douglas Trumbull will receive the 2012 Georges Méliès Award at the 10th Annual VES Award on February 7, 2012. The Georges Méliès Award honors individuals ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Picks David Stainton As New Animation President

Former Disney Animation president David Stainton has been named the new president of Paramount’s Animation division. Paramount announced in July that it is launching an in-house animation ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Extends Igers’ Contract Through 2016

Disney’s Board of Directors has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract through June 2016 as part of the company’s ongoing succession planning. Under the new agreement, Iger will assume ... Continue Reading →
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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

Steven P. Jobs, chairman and co-founder of Apple Inc. and personal computing pioneer, passed away today, October 5, at age 56. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writer and Historian Earl Kress Dies at 60

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of beloved animation writer and historian and Animation Guild VP Earl Kress passed away recently at age 60 due to complications from ... Continue Reading →
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Giordano and Breton to Shine at Illumination

Illumination Entertainment, the company behind last year’s underdog hit Despicable Me and 2013’s The Lorax, has tapped Brooke Braton to be the senior production executive and Kit ... Continue Reading →
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Brad Schultz to Lead L.A.-Based Moshi TV

Mind Candy today announced the appointment of ex-Kabillion exec Brad Schultz as Head of Moshi TV - a new online TV platform set to appeal to Moshi’s 50 million registered users ... Continue Reading →
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Zinkia Taps Disney Vet Pastor as GM

The company behind Pocoyo, Zinkia Entertainment, has named Inigo Pastor as general manager. As General Manager, former Disney veteran Pastor will be responsible for the day-to-day ... Continue Reading →
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Celebrating Chuck Jones’ 99th Birthday

Few animators have been as influential as Chuck Jones, who would have turned 99 years old today. Jones directed many of the best Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for Warner Bros., ... Continue Reading →
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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love CG

Veteran animator and supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars discusses the digital evolution of his job. In the eight years I had worked in animation, I had never once touched ... Continue Reading →