Pataki, Voice of George Liquor, Dies

Michael Pataki, a veteran character actor who provided the voice for George Liquor on the classic Ren & Stimpy Show, died of cancer April 15 in North Hollywood. He was 72. Through ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Taps Arnesen for Exec Team

Distribution and programming executive Finn Arnesen is jumping ship from managing Cartoon Network’s European operations to lead the global expansion at the new Hasbro Studios. Arnesen ... Continue Reading →

Brian Benson Joins Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors has added post-production and visual effects veteran Brian Benson to its New York team. Benson, who has worked as a freelancer for the past four years, has 16 years ... Continue Reading →

Production Publicist and Journalist Kunkes Remembered

Michael Kunkes, a stalwart figure on the New York and Los Angeles animation, television and commercial production scenes for more than thirty years, died March 3. His death is attributed ... Continue Reading →

CN Promotes Wigzell, Weidenfield

Cartoon Network has promoted two of its original executives, according to Cynopsis. Tramm Wigzell has been promoted to to VP of action-adventure for animation and live-action, while ... Continue Reading →

Robinson to Head Up Sony Deal at Gotham Group

Eric Robinson, a former executive with The Weinstein Co., has joined The Gotham Group as executive VP of production and development. Robinson’s main duty at the management and ... Continue Reading →

Gregg to Oversee Original Content at Teletoon

Alan Gregg has joined Teletoon Canada as its director of original content, effective April 19. Gregg will oversee development and production for Teletoons English and French networks ... Continue Reading →

VFX Veteran Rosenbaum Joins Digital Domain

Stephen Rosenbaum, who has won two Oscars for outstanding visual effects, has joined Digital Domain as a visual effects supervisor. Rosenbaum, whose Oscar wins came for the features ... Continue Reading →

Dietz and Schofield Open Pencil Test Studios

Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield, who between them have more than 30 years experience producing animation, have teamed up to form Pencil Test Studios. The new production company is based ... Continue Reading →

Hub Adds Six to Executive Team

The Hub ‘ the new kid-targeted network that’s a joint venture of Discovery and Hasbro ‘ has added six people to it executive team as it nears its autumn 2010 launch. The ... Continue Reading →