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DWA Chief Global Brand Officer Steps Down

Michael Francis, chief global brand officer for DreamWorks Animation, is resigning from his full-time position in December and transitioning into a consulting role. When the shift takes ... Continue Reading →
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Disney TV Animation Appoints Key Execs

Following up Disney Television Animation’s most successful year ever, the company has made several key executive appointments to help further the content development pipelines ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Considers 20 Sci-Tech Achievements

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 20 scientific and technical achievements, involving 11 distinct ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Upholds Amended VFX and Animation Antitrust Lawsuit

A federal judge has rejected VFX and animation companies’ motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit claiming the companies conspired to suppress wages and agree not to poach each ... Continue Reading →
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Bob Bacon Departs Animation Exec Role at Paramount

Bob Bacon has left his job as executive VP of production for animation at Paramount amid an internal restructuring. Bacon’s duties will be overseen by Lee Rosenthal, president ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Original Force Makes Feature Film Move

Original Force Animation — a well-established Chinese service studio with a roster of TV and videogame clients including Disney, DreamWorks Television, Sony, Tencent, Activision ... Continue Reading →
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First Official ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Poster Arrives

DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have debuted the first official poster for upcoming CG sequel Kung Fu Panda 3, which strikes theaters with a comical vengeance on January 29, ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Awards Susan Bin 2015 Phyllis Craig Scholarship

Women in Animation (WIA) has awarded Harvard student Susan Bin the 2015 Phyllis Craig Scholarship, an annually bestowed purse of $1,000 given to one deserving student who demonstrates ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Vet Tuomo Korpinen Joins Rovio

Tuomo Korpinen, a former DreamWorks Animation executive, has joined Rovio Entertainment as President of Rovio Animation and Blue Bird Distribution, and Global Executive VP of the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ Series Coming to Netflix

A slick new 2D take on Jay Ward’s classic characters is arriving this fall, as Netflix is set to debut The New Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show from DreamWorks Animation Television on ... Continue Reading →