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Fay Wray, who became a cinema icon by starring opposite a giant, stop-motion gorilla, died Sunday in her Manhattan home at the age of 96. Famous for the role of Ann Darrow in the 1933 RKO Pictures classic, King Kong, Wray appeared in nearly 100 films from 1923 to 1980. [...]
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas. In an office e-mail sent today, the 49-year-old tycoon assured employees and shareholders that he expects to make a full recovery and plans to return to work in September [...]
The Associated Press reports that Jackson Beck, who provided the voice of Bluto in more than 300 Popeye cartoons, passed away Wednesday morning from complications related to old age. He was 92. In addition to vying for the affections of Olive Oyle, Beck introduced the 1940s Superman radio programs with [...]
Legendary Disney Imagineer Sam McKim, who drew the first souvenir maps of Disneyland in 1954, died of heart failure on Friday, July 9, at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. He was 79 years old. McKim enjoyed a 32-year career with Disney. He joined WED Enterprises (now Walt [...]
Fox Kids Europe released a statement saying CEO Bruce Steinberg has been voted out of his post by the company’s supervisory board. Fox Kids Europe group managing director and executive VP Paul Taylor will take over the reins of the European kids channel largely owned by the Walt Disney Co. [...]
David L. Simon, former head of DreamWorks Television Animation Studios, has been named to the board of directors of Noodlesoup Prods. Inc., a privately held, full-service animation studio based in New York City. Simon is president of Simon Bros. Media & Entertainment Inc., a company he formed in 2000 to [...]
Some of us have taken some pretty winding paths to our careers in animation, but few so winding (or so interesting) as Nickelodeon’s director of development, Peter Gal. Not only did Gal study anthropology and literature at Oxford and ultimately graduate from Tufts University with a B.A. in anthropology, he [...]
Michael Ouweleen has been appointed to the newly created position of senior VP of development and creative direction for Cartoon Network. In his expanded role, Ouweleen will oversee development and production of all original animated programming targeting kids 6-14, including series, specials and made-for-television features for the 24-hour network. He [...]
Award-winning director/writer Henry Selick has joined Vinton Studios as supervising director. The man behind such feaures as The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Monkeybone will play a key role in Vinton’s aggressive move into feature film development and production. Selick joined Vinton Studios on May 17th [...]
Formerly executive VP DisneyToon Studios, Sharon Morrill has been promoted to president of the Mouse House’s newly formed division for video premiere releases and theatrical features, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She reports to Walt Disney Feature Animation president David Stainton. Upcoming productions to be overseen by Morrill include Mulan [...]