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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 →
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Stan Lee to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Entrepreneurial comic-book legend Stan Lee has been selected by the Visual Effects Society’s board of directors as the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Lee will be honored ... Continue Reading →
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McCarron Is Atomic Cartoons’s New Head of Production

Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons (Atomic Betty) has brought in Jennifer McCarron to head up production at the studio, supervising in-house production teams. Over the past 15 years, ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Announces Three New Exec Hires

Technicolor has added three key execs to its animation development and production team. Producer and SD Entertainment’s former head of production Robert Winthrop is the new VP of ... Continue Reading →
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Douglas Trumbull to Receive VES Award

Filmmaker and vfx supervisor Douglas Trumbull will receive the 2012 Georges Méliès Award at the 10th Annual VES Award on February 7, 2012. The Georges Méliès Award honors individuals ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Picks David Stainton As New Animation President

Former Disney Animation president David Stainton has been named the new president of Paramount’s Animation division. Paramount announced in July that it is launching an in-house animation ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Extends Igers’ Contract Through 2016

Disney’s Board of Directors has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract through June 2016 as part of the company’s ongoing succession planning. Under the new agreement, Iger will assume ... Continue Reading →
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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

Steven P. Jobs, chairman and co-founder of Apple Inc. and personal computing pioneer, passed away today, October 5, at age 56. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writer and Historian Earl Kress Dies at 60

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of beloved animation writer and historian and Animation Guild VP Earl Kress passed away recently at age 60 due to complications from ... Continue Reading →