Indie Comics Pioneer Harvey Pekar Dies

Harvey Pekar, the irascible creator of the autobiographical comic book series American Splendor, has died. He was 70. According to a report in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Pekar was ... Continue Reading →

Ilene Woods, Voice of Disney’s Cinderella, Dies

Ilene Woods, the actress who provided the voice of Cinderella in the classic 1950 animated feature film, died July 1 at the age of 81. The news was announced by the Walt Disney Co. ... Continue Reading →

TV Startup Vet Gersh Joins Hasbro Board

Hasbro continues to bulk up its TV expertise in advance of the launch of the new kid-targeted TV channel The Hub. The latest to join up is Lisa Gersh, president/strategic initiavies ... Continue Reading →

Toonzone Studios Hires Lee Adams as VP Marketing

Toonzone Studios has hired veteran children’s marketing executive Lee Adams as its VP of marketing and business development. In the role, Adams will oversee licensing in all territories, ... Continue Reading →

Harryhausen Celebrates 90 with Theater, Exhibit Dedications

Visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen turned 90 today, and Sony Pictures Digital Productions has decided to honor his life and career by naming a screening theater on its Culver City ... Continue Reading →

Rising Stars of Animation: The 2010 Edition

Picking a handful of rising stars in animation gets more difficult every year simply because there are so many more outstanding new shorts, TV series, web toons and movies coming our ... Continue Reading →

Valentine to Oversee Production at Rubicon

Rubicon Studios has upped veteran animation producer Kerry Valentine to head of production at the company’s Woodland Hills facility. Valentine, who recently was supervising producer ... Continue Reading →

CBeebies Lifts Stewart to Head of Animation, Production

BBC children’s channel CBeebies has promoted Alison Stewart to head of production, animation and acquisitions. Stewart takes over for Kay Benbow, who was recently named controller ... Continue Reading →

Bartleman to Lead DHX Kids Production and Development

Canadian production company DHX Media has appointed Chris Bartleman to head up production and development of its DHX Kids division. Bartleman will oversee production and development ... Continue Reading →

Shabnam Rezaei & Aly Jetha,Founders of Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios

Animag Online: We’ve heard a lot of news about Big Bad Boo in the past few months. Can you update us about what’s new and exciting at the studio? Aly Jetha: Last time we ... Continue Reading →