Animation Veteran Rusty Mills Dies at 49

The animation community is deeply saddened by the death of Rusty Mills (Russell P. Mills) of colon cancer at 49 this past weekend. Mills, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, ... Continue Reading →

‘Junkyard,’ ‘Wrinkles’ Are Ottawa’s Top Prize Winners

Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing’s powerful short Junkyard took home the Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation at the Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival on Sunday (Sept. 23). ... Continue Reading →

Hip, Hip, Foray!

I write these words on September 18, 2012, which happens to be the birthday of the First Lady of Animation, June Foray. What better time to once more celebrate the life and career of ... Continue Reading →

CN Greenlights ‘Steven Universe,’ ‘Uncle Grandpa’ Series

Cartoon Network has given the green light to two new animated comedy series: Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa. Created by Adventure Time writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar, ... Continue Reading →

Count Puppeteer Jerry Nelson Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, the Emmy-winning puppeteer best known for playing the famous Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday (August 23) of unspecified causes, according to CBC Radio-Canada. ... Continue Reading →

Four Juried Animation Emmy Winners Are Announced

The Acad­emy of Tele­vi­sion Arts & Sci­ences announced Wednes­day the juried win­ners for the 64th Prime­time Emmy Awards in the cat­e­gory of Indi­vid­ual Achieve­ment ... Continue Reading →

Matthew Broderick to Guest on ‘Adventure Time’

Bueller is going to hang with Finn and Jake! Actor Matthew Broderick (Bee Movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) will play The Dream Warrior, a new character to be featured in an upcoming ... Continue Reading →

Toon Legend June Foray Wins Her First Emmy

Dynamic voice actress June Foray finally took home her first Emmy last night at age 94. The animation legend, who is best known for voicing Rocky the Flying Squirrel in the Rocky and ... Continue Reading →

Influential Animation Producer Buzz Potamkin Passes

We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation ... Continue Reading →

Ziggy Creator Tom Wilson Dies at 80

Tom Wilson, the talented illustrator who created the optimistic Ziggy character for American Greetings, passed away Friday from complications due to pneumonia at a hospital in Cincinnati. ... Continue Reading →