Joe Grant

The Legendary, Undefinable Joe Grant

In an industry noted for producing “legends,” Joe Grant is in the A-list of legends. Joe got his start working as a print cartoonist for the now-defunct newspaper the Los ... Continue Reading →

Blaise and Williams Launch ‘Art Story’ Kickstarter

Disney Animation vets Aaron Blaise (Brother Bear) and Chuck Williams are using Kickstarter to raise funds for Art Story, an animated picture a boy and his grandfather people jump into ... 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 →

Stevenson and Hood Team Up on ‘Noah’s Ark’

Unified Pictures’ upcoming CG-animated feature Noah’s Ark has tapped director John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda, Shrek) to exec producer and Cameron Hood (Megamind, First Flight) to ... Continue Reading →

Effects Animator Dorse Lanpher Passes Away

The animation community lost another great talent this past Friday with the passing of effects animators Dorse Lanpher at the age of 76. Lanpher began his career at Disney in the late ... Continue Reading →

Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams to Direct ‘Tembo’

Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios has enlisted Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams to direct its first CG-animated feature The Legend of Tembo. According to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

Eddie Murphy Lands Hong Kong Phooey Role

After supplying the voice of Donkey in the Shrek Movies and Mushu the Dragon in Mulan, actor Eddie Murphy is now going to stars as Hanna Barbera’s Hong Kong Phooey in a a new live-action/CG ... Continue Reading →