Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →

‘Brother Bear’ Director Bob Walker Dies

Disney artist and Oscar-nominated director Bob Walker died suddenly April 1 at his home in California at age 54. According to his hometown paper, the Ottawa Citizen, the suspected cause ... Continue Reading →

Dusty Fest Sets Schedule, Honors Kupershmidt

The School of Visual Arts will honor Disney animator Alex Kupershmidt and TV director Daniel Minahan with outstanding alumni awards at this year’s Dusty Awards, set for May 12. Kupershmidt ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorksTV Launches on YouTube

DreamWorks Animation fans will get a chance to connect with some of their favorite characters in an all new way thanks to the launch of its YouTube channel DreamWorksTV, which will ... Continue Reading →
DeMicco, Sanders

Sanders, DeMicco Receive Original Vision Award

The opening night party for the World Animation & VFX Summit not only offered industry professionals from around the globe the chance to meet, reconnect and swap stories against ... Continue Reading →

Toei Working on ‘Avengers’ Toon for Disney/Marvel

Disney and Marvel are working with Toei Animation on a new Avengers series for Japanese audiences. Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers will be the first original Marvel animated series created ... Continue Reading →
Chris Sanders

The Shrinking Vocal Middle Class

One hears about the shrinking middle class all the time on the news, though a similar phenomenon is going on in the animation biz: professional voice over specialists are becoming the ... Continue Reading →

Zodiak Kids Offers Free ‘LoliRock’ Rides at MIPCOM

Zodiak Kids is planning a special transportation for the upcoming MIPCOM market in Cannes this week. The studio is offering a special free LoliRock TukTuk Express ride, picking up conference ... Continue Reading →

Disney Publicist Denise Greenawalt Dies at 52

We were saddened by the recent death of longtime Disney publicity exec Denise Greenawalt who passed away in her sleep following a long illness May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. ... Continue Reading →

Byron Howard to Direct New Disney Feature

A new Disney animated feature may be the next stop for Arrested Development star Jason Bateman. According to an item in The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is in talks to work on the ... Continue Reading →