Michael Hirsh

Michael Hirsh One-on-One Session Set for OIAF

Canadian toon titan Michael Hirsh will be participating at the 2016 Ottawa International Animation Festival in a unique One-on-One session: “The Executive Producer of My Canadian ... Continue Reading →

Marie-Laure Marchand Named EVP Global Consumer at Xilam

Award-winning French animation company Xilam has appointed Marie-Laure Marchand to the position of Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Products. Marchand’s duties will include ... Continue Reading →

Oznoz Multilingual Toons Now on Roku

Roku customers in North America will now have access to a wealth of kids’ shows in a variety of tongues through the newly launched Oznoz Video Channel. The partnership introduces ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Racks Up Library Sales to SVOD Outlets

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announced today it has sold more than 800 episodes of content from its extensive library to multiple subscription video-on-demand service providers ... Continue Reading →
Lyndon Ruddy

Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →

Oznoz Brings Fuji’s ‘Be Ponkickies’ to U.S., Canada

Fuji Television Kids Entertainment has entered into an exclusive agreement with Oznoz to debut its animated series Be Ponkickies on North America’s biggest bilingual children’s ... Continue Reading →

Oznoz Bringing Multilingual Nelvana Toons Online

Online multilingual channel Oznoz has signed a deal with Canada’s Nelvana Enterprises that will bring 400 half-hours of programming from its acclaimed kids’ content library ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Inks SVOD Deals in France, U.K.

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana studio has signed deals for over 345 half-hours of content with subscription video-on-demand partners in Europe. In France, SVOD rights have been ... Continue Reading →

Teletoon Announces Jam-Packed Fall Lineup

Canada’s Teletoon has announced its eclectic slate of new and returning shows for the fall season, which kicks off on September 2: “Teletoon Canada’s comedy-filled ... Continue Reading →

Disney Painter Edward Levitt Has Died

Edward Levitt, a background painter for Walt Disney Animation Studios during animation’s Golden Age and a key influence on the Cartoon Modern movement of the 1950s, died April 2 in ... Continue Reading →