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 →

Bergeron: We’ll Always Have Burbank.

After spending eight years at DreamWorks, where he made The Road To Eldorado and SharkTale, Eric Bibo Bergeron is returning to France to produce and direct his latest projects. The ... Continue Reading →

This Just In! Nickelodeon’s Peter Gal Joins Pitch Party Powerhouse Panel

It’s official. We’ve got the tenth and final addition to our super panel of distinguished toon judges. Fresh from his visit to this year’s Annecy Animation Festival, ... Continue Reading →

Three Join Pitch Party Panel

As would-be toon tycoons scramble to get their submissions postmarked today, Animation Magazine is pleased to announce the addition of three more industry pros to our panel of judges ... Continue Reading →

Melwood Pictures’ Max Howard Joins Pitch Party

Animation Magazine is happy to announce that Disney and Warner Bros. feature animation veteran Max Howard, founder of Melwood Pictures, has joined the distinguished panel of judges ... Continue Reading →

Disney Suit Allowed to Proceed

It looks as though Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold will get their day in court as the Delaware Chancery Court ruled in favor of their lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. and certain ... Continue Reading →

GigaPix President John Savage

GigaPix Studios president John Savage is responsible for spearheading content creation and licensing acquisition for the company, which recently opened a 32,000 square-foot animation ... Continue Reading →

Ex-DreamWorks Exec Isaacs Flies to Vanguard

U.K-based Vanguard, whose Vanguard Animation recently completed Disney’s CG-animated pigeon adventure pic, Valiant, has tapped former DreamWorks development exec Margaret French ... Continue Reading →

Marie Johnston, wife of Ollie, dies at 87

Marie Johnston, the wife of legendary Disney animator Ollie Johnston, passed away last Friday, from complications due to pneumonia, at her home in Flintridge, Calif. The Johnstons celebrated ... Continue Reading →

Slesingers Appeal Pooh Decision

Despite being dismissed by a Superior Court judge last year, the 13 year-old lawsuit over the Winnie the Pooh licensing and merchandising honey pot is far from over. Stephen Slesinger ... Continue Reading →