Swartz Heads Original Series for Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has hired SCI FI Channel exec Robert Swartz as VP of original series. Starting Monday, March 17, he will be responsible for identifying new creative talent to develop ... Continue Reading →

Tyler Perry a.k.a. Madea Talks Toons

Tyler Perry, the man behind such surprise box-office hits as Madea’s Family Reunion and Diary of a Mad Black Woman is getting into the animation business. Helping him bring his ... Continue Reading →

Howard the Duck Creator Dies

Steve Gerber, creator of Marvel’s Howard the Duck comic-book series, died Monday in a hospital in Las Vegas while awaiting a lung transplant. He joined the Marvel ranks in the ... Continue Reading →

Famed Poster Artist John Alvin Dies at 59

John Alvin, the creator of famous movie posters for popular films such as E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, passed away on Wednesday from a heart ... Continue Reading →

Lliviria Expands Role At BRB

BRB Internacional directing manager Carlos Biern Lliviria has broadened the scope of his responsibilities to include international licensing. He will be responsible for sales, co-productions ... Continue Reading →

Radar Hones in on Hardman

John Hardman, former senior VP of programming for Kids’ WB!, has joined the team at Radar Cartoons, LLC., an exec producing house and consultancy firm headed by president Rita ... Continue Reading →

Hatchling Votes Samber for President

Hatchling Studios, an interactive agency, animation studio and award-winning content creator, has hired Mark Samber as president. Reporting to Hatchling founder, CEO and chief creative ... Continue Reading →

Studio Ghibli President Resigns

Former Walt Disney Japan president Koji Hoshino has taken over as president of Studio Ghibli with Friday’s departure of Toshio Suzuki, according to Variety Japan. Co-founded by ... Continue Reading →

Disney Snags Nick Exec Coleman

Nickelodeon development and production veteran Eric Coleman has been hired to serve as senior VP of development at Walt Disney Television Animation. After overseeing such top Nick series ... Continue Reading →

Ray Harryhausen: The Color of Genius

As giant monsters crawl out of the ocean to rampage on the big screen again, you have to wonder how many of these new creature features will stand the test of time, as the films of ... Continue Reading →