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Character Designer Araki Passes Away

Veteran Japanese animation director and character designer Shingo Araki passed away on December 1 at age 72. Araki was best known for his work on Toei’s adaptations of Go Nagai’s ... Continue Reading →
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French TV Animator Bruno Bianchi Passes Away

We were saddened to receive the news of the death of leading French TV animator Bruno Bianchi this morning at the age of 56. Bianchi, who helped create the popular Inspector Gadget ... Continue Reading →
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Robinson Departs KidsCo

International children’s channel KidsCo has announced that managing director Paul Robinson has decided to leave the position after five years to pursue new opportunities. Robinson ... Continue Reading →
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Cosgrove Hall founder Mark Hall Dies at 74

Mark Hall, one of the original founders of award-winning Manchester-based animation house Cosgrove Hall; has passed away after a short illness. Hall, who founded Cosgrove Hall in 1969 ... Continue Reading →
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Stan Lee to Receive Producers Guild’s Vanguard Award

Iconic comic-book and animation creator Stan Lee will be receiving the Producers Guild’s 2012 Vanguard Award this January. The award is designed to recognized achievements in new ... Continue Reading →
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Disney-Pixar’s Lasseter Gets Star on the Walk of Fame

Fans can finally walk all over John Lasseter — and he’s thrilled about it. The creative head of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as the director of Toy ... Continue Reading →
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Noah Z. Jones Reveals Secrets of ‘Fish Hooks’

Animated People: Noah Z. Jones, Creator, Disney Channel’s Fish Hooks We recently had the good fortune of catching up with the talented and super nice Noah Z. Jones, the creator of ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Extends Globe’s Contract

DreamWorks Animation has extended the employment contract of chief marketing officer Anne Globe. She will continue to have responsibility for all global marketing activity, including ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Nabs Chuck Viane

DreamWorks Animation will continue to retain Chuck Viane as a distribution consultant to the Company. Viane will be working with DreamWorks Animation executives on a consultancy basis. ... Continue Reading →
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Google Celebrates Mary Blair’s 100th Birthday

Google is showcasing a colorful “birthday doodle” in honor of Disney Legend Mary Blair’s 100th birthday today (Friday, Oct. 21). The much-loved artist, whe worked alongside ... Continue Reading →