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Roy E. Disney’s anti-Eisner campaign moves to Philadelphia next month, where the Walt Disney Co. will have its annual meeting on March 3. Disney and Stanley P. Gold have invited Mouse House shareholders to a SaveDisney.com briefing and reception on March 2 at the Loews Hotel, 1200 Market Street, from [...]
Alice Cahn has been named VP of development for Cartoon Network’s kids businesses, focusing on original entertainment programming for children 4-7. Cahn will be based in New York and report directly to Sr. VP of programming and development Bob Higgins. Her hire is part of a shifting of job descriptions [...]
With the Oscar race heating up and media outlets making much ado of the showdown between traditional animation and computer wizardry, The Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet asked Animation Magazine Online to post this very special Dear John letter to Pixar creative force John Lasseter. Dear John, Congratulations to [...]
A leading on-demand game company, Infinium Labs, has hired a new president/CEO to gin up its efforts to grab a bigger piece of the action in the burgeoning $30 billion vid game industry. According to a report in today’s Hollywood Reporter, former XBox executive Kevin Bachus has been hired to [...]
3D visualization software creator mental images announced today the appointment of Gary Yost as the company’s new exec VP of and head of U.S. operations. Beatriz Hubert, formerly senior manager of strategic alliences for Advanced Micro Devices was also, also joins the company as director of business development, assisting Yost [...]
One of Mad Magazine’s leading illustrators has died. George Woodbridge–whose detailed drawings helped introduce million of teens to satire beginning in the mid-1950s–was 73. Woodbridge was known for using his signature delicate cross-hatched, pen-and-ink style of drawing to hit a wide range of targets–the advertising world, wicked suburban caricatures and [...]
Looking to control its own destiny in an entertainment business continually hungering for the next franchise, Marvel Studios has named David Maisel as its new president and COO. Fresh from his former job as head of business development at the top-line Hollywood boutique agency Endeavor, Maisel will report directly to [...]
Donald Alan Siegal, a composer-lyricist for television, recordings and the stage, died of leukemia Tuesday in Los Angeles at U.C.L.A. Medical Center. The 53-year-old artist was also a past contributor to Animation Magazine. Animation enthusiasts and fans of kids’ TV may know Siegal’s work quite well. He wrote more than [...]
A brain hemorrhage claimed the life of visual effects artist Guy Hudson, whose credits include such milestone films as Alien, The Empire Strikes Back and Jurassic Park. He passed away suddenly on Christmas Eve at the age of 45. Born and raised in London, Hudson moved to Northern California in [...]
Robert F. Enrietto, Jr., administrator of Columbia College Chicago’s "Semester in L.A." program, died of a heart attack on Dec. 27 while vacationing in Chicago. The veteran production manager, assistant director and producer was 62. A Chicago native, Enrietto had movie credits that include Harold and Maude, Tora! Tora! Tora!, [...]