Disney’s Harrison Ventures to VP Gig

Will Harrison, formerly director of ventures & business development for Walt Disney Television International Europe, Middle East & Africa (WDTV-I EMEA), has been promoted to ... Continue Reading →

James "Scotty" Doohan Beamed Up

Our readers who are avid fans of science-fiction are no doubt saddened by the passing of James Doohan, who portrayed Star Trek ship’s engineer Scotty for television, feature films ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Names Grossman Exec VP, COO

Steven M. Grossman, who has been a 4Kids Ent. board director since 2001, has been appointed to the position of exec VP and COO at the company. Grossman will take over COO duties for ... Continue Reading →

Roy Disney Back on Disney Board

In an unexpected turn of events, The Walt Disney Co., Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold Friday issued a joint statement staying they have agreed to put aside their differences. The ... Continue Reading →

Filmation Co-Founder Prescott Dies

Norman Prescott, co-founder of prolific cartoon studio Filmation, died of natural causes on July 2 in Los Angeles. The 78-year-old former chairman and exec producer leaves behind a ... Continue Reading →

IDT Ent. Taps DreamWorks’ Gladstone as VP

IDT Ent. has snatched up DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros. Animation and Disney veteran Frank Gladstone to fill the role of VP of artistic development. Gladstone will be responsible ... Continue Reading →

Piglet Voicer Fiedler Dies

As fate would have it, John Fiedler, the original voice of Piglet in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, died on the same weekend as Tigger talker Paul Winchell. The two created their roles ... Continue Reading →

Vi Ly Upped to Art Institute Dean

L.A.’s The Art Institute of California has tapped Vi Ly to serve as the dean of academic affairs effective June 22. Ly has served as assistant to the dean of academic affairs ... Continue Reading →

Ta Ta for Now, Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell, the original voice of Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, passed away Friday morning at his home in Moorpark, Calif. The 82-year-old entertainer also made a name ... Continue Reading →

DisneyToon Ups Snedeker, Ferguson

Feature animation powerhouse DisneyToon Studios has announced two key promotions, raising Brian Snedeker to senior VP of pre-production and Karen Ferguson to VP of 3D production. Snedeker ... Continue Reading →