Disney Loses Legend Joe Grant

Various reports hitting the Internet bring word that long-time Disney artist/animator Joe Grant passed away on Friday, just over a week away from his 97th birthday. As a character designer, ... Continue Reading →

Cannes to Fete Lucas

Star Wars creator George Lucas will be honored for his career in film with the prestigious “Trophy of the Festival” at the 58th Cannes Film Festival. The honor will be bestowed ... Continue Reading →

Roy Disney Sues Walt Disney Co.

Dissatisfied with the process by which The Walt Disney Co. selected a new CEO, former company chairman Roy E. Disney and business partner Stanley P. Gold today filed suit against the ... Continue Reading →

Kirch Takes Creative VP Gig at Disneytoon Studios

Development producer B. Susan Kirch has been upped to VP of creative affairs for DisneyToon Studios. In the new position, she will develop original scripts and stories, as well as sequels ... Continue Reading →

John AndrewsSenior VP, Creative Directorkachew!

John is responsible for development and marketing for ka-chew’s animated commercials group. Previously he spent five years at MTV, where he was named Vice President/Animation ... Continue Reading →

Cartoonist Zeke Zekley Passes at 90

Cartoonist Emil Samuel Zekley, best known as Zeke Zekley, died on April 28 at his home in Beverly Hills following a long bout with illness. The artist lent his talents to the strips ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Winner Bob Gardiner Dead

Artist/writer/musician James Robbins “Bob” Gardiner, who won an Oscar for his 1974 clay-animated short film, Closed Mondays, died on April 21 at his home in Grass Valley, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Appoints Chief Creative Officer

Buena Vista Pictures Marketing president Oren Aviv has been promoted to the newly created title of chief creative officer at The Walt Disney Co., according to Daily Variety. Disney ... Continue Reading →

Fox Animation Ups Cohen to Production VP

Fox Animation has promoted former director of development John Cohen to VP of production. Cohen, who has been with the company since 2000, will oversee existing projects and will even ... Continue Reading →

Lyle Is Art Institute’s New Head of Class

Aaron Lyle has been named the new academic director of media arts and animation at The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Art Institute, Lyle worked as a ... Continue Reading →