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Ottawa Festival Unveils Yamamura’s 2012 Poster

The Ottawa International Animation Festival revealed its very cool 2012 poster yesterday. Created by acclaimed Japanese animator Koji Yamaura (Mount Head, Muybridge’s Strings) who ... Continue Reading →
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Loomis Upped to Chief Marketing Officer at Disney Channel

Disney Channels Worldwide has promoted Richard Loomis to the newly created position of senior VP and chief marketing officer. In his new position, Loomis, who joined Disney in 2007 ... Continue Reading →
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SMOSH to Launch YouTube Animation Channel

Online teen and young adult comedy content destination SMOSH will launch a new animation YouTube channel called Shut Up! Cartoons on April 30. The toon channel is led by former Disney ... Continue Reading →
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The Case for Robert McKimson

Unlike many toonheads, I’ve long been fascinated with the cartoons of Robert McKimson. McKimson was part of the Warner Bros. animation troika in the post-war years, along with Friz ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sabrina’ to Become Sony’s New Superhero

Deadline.com reports that Sony Pictures has plans to give Sabrina the Teenage Witch a live-action superhero revamp. The magically inclined teen heroine designed by artist Dan DeCarlo ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Gallery Hosts ‘Adventure Time’ Event

If you’re in the Austin, Texas area, here’s a great chance to quench your toon thirst: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s collectible art boutique Mondo will be hosting a gallery event ... Continue Reading →
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SMC Appoints Noback VP Interactive, Digital Media

Entertainment and brand management company SMC Entertainment Group Inc., sister company to global consumer products manufacturer Sun-Mate Corporation, has named Heather Smith Noback ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg’s Compensation Dropped 40.5% in 2011

According to a recent regulatory filing, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s compensation for 2011 dropped to $4 million (from $6.7 million in 2010). The studio head got ... Continue Reading →
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Adobe to Preview Creative Suite 6 at NAB

Adobe will showcase new software and innovations that improve how broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create, deliver and monetize high-quality productions across multiple ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Acquires ‘Knights of Valour’ for Spain

Antonio Banderas is continuing this lucky streak with animated features, after his success with DreamWorks’ Shrek franchise, Puss in Boots and The Missing Lynx, which was produced ... Continue Reading →