Surf’s Up Director, Writer React to Oscar Nom

When the Academy Awards nominations came out on Tuesday morning, no one in the animation industry was more pleasantly surprised than the folks at Sony Pictures Animation, who assumed ... Continue Reading →

No Joking as Ledger Dies

After turning in a performance as The Joker in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger was found dead in a New York apartment today. The ... Continue Reading →

Zinkia Names New CEO

In a move designed to drive the company through its next phase of growth and consolidation, Spanish animation company Zinkia has hired business strategist Fernando de Miguel as its ... Continue Reading →

Ratatouille Cooks with Golden Tomatoes

Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille bested all other wide-release films in this year’s Golden Tomato Awards at Rotten Tomatoes (, Fox Interactive Media’s ... Continue Reading →

Disney Background Painter Mack Dies at 90

Brice Harvey Mack, who painted backgrounds for such iconic Disney features as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio, passed away on Jan. 2 in Hollywood, Calif. at the age of ... Continue Reading →

Decode Ups Walker to VP of Animation Production

Decode Ent., a subsidiary of DHX Media, has promoted producer and senior executive Janice Walker to VP of Animation Production. Walker’s production credits at Decode include Planet ... Continue Reading →

Kerris Heads Lucasfilm Technology

Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced that Richard Kerris has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. In the new role, Kerris will oversee the technical operations and help develop ... Continue Reading →

Cookson Heads Sony Pictures Technologies

Former Warner Bros. technology exec Christopher J. Cookson has been appointed to the newly created position of president of Sony Pictures Technologies. He will oversee the development ... Continue Reading →

Quinn Upped at Warner Bros Interactive

John P. Quinn has been named exec VP of worldwide operations for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. In the new role, he will oversee global sales and distribution, leveraging the ... Continue Reading →

Denise Koyama, Storyboard Artist, Surf’s Up, Open Season 2

We recently had the chance to chat with storyboard artist Denise Koyama, who received her third Annie Award nomination for her work in Sony Animation’s Surf’s Up in December. ... Continue Reading →