Simmons Upped to GM at Studio B

Rob Simmons, CFO of animation house Studio B, will take on new responsibilities in the company’s newly created general manager position. In addition to his CFO duties, he will ... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Joseph Barbera!

Happy birthday wishes to cartoon legend Joseph Barbera, who founded famed cartoon studio Hanna-Barbera Prods. with William Hanna in 1944. Barbera is 94 today. Working for MGM, Barbera ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Studios CEO Farnath Out

Jeff Farnath, CEO of Portland, Oregon-based animation house Vinton Studios, will be stepping down immediately following a breakdown in contract renewal negotiations. The amicable split ... Continue Reading →

BVITV Makes Powell Sales Director for U.K., Ireland

Catherine Powell has been appointed sales director, UK and Ireland, for Buena Vista International Television (BVITV). Effective April 1, the move puts Powell in charge of U.K. free ... Continue Reading →

Neal Named VP of Programming, Disney Channel U.K.

Walt Disney Branded Television has promoted James Neal to VP of programming for Disney Channel U.K. The former programming and commissioning director will be responsible for leading ... Continue Reading →

Scannell, Roedy Upped at MTV Networks

Herb Scannell, president of Nickelodeon Networks, and Bill Roedy, president of MTV Networks International, were today tapped to serve as vice chairmen of Viacom-owned MTV Networks. ... Continue Reading →

Iger Named Disney CEO

It comes with little surprise that the Board of Directors for the Walt Disney Co. crowned Robert Iger to replace Michael Eisner as CEO of the Magic Kingdom. Iger’s reign will ... Continue Reading →

Roy Disney Scolds Disney Board

While Bob Iger’s appointment as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. was not surprising, neither was the reaction from Mouse House dissident Roy E. Disney. Walt Disney’s nephew and ... Continue Reading →

Disney 2D Vet Vance Gerry Dead at 75

Vance Gerry, a veteran Disney animation story developer, layout artist, and visual development artist since 1955, passed away Saturday, March 5th in Pasadena, California, of complications ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Snags Pixar Exec

An eight-year veteran of the Pixar hit machine, Jorgen Klubien, has been named director of story for feature film at Vinton Studios. Among other things, Klubien wrote and illustrated ... Continue Reading →