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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
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In Memoriam: 2013

We lost many of the talented men and women who contributed to the animation and vfx world in 2013. As we look back at the year that passed, we would like to take a moment to celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Guild Offers Panel on TV Development

If you’d like to learn about the state of TV animation development, you’d be wise to attend an informative panel discussion planned by The Animation Guild (Local 839) this Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Guild Ratifies Three-Year Deal

The Animation Guild has ratified the collective bargaining agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the union announced Friday. The membership ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Guild and AMPTP Strike a New Deal

The Animation Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers announced that they have reached a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. The tentative pact, ... Continue Reading →
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June 21 WIA Panel to Explore the Green Light Process

Women in Animation’s next general meeting will include a special panel discussion titled “The Green Light: Who Says ‘Yes’ and Why?” The panel will include ... Continue Reading →
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Veteran Animator Jim Hiltz Dies at 85

The Animation Guild Blog reports that veteran animator, director and teacher Jim Hiltz has passed away at the age of 85. Best known for directing Jay Ward’s Rocky and His Friends, ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Contract Talks Hit a Snag

Contract talks between Hollywood union animators and producers have broken down after three days, Variety reports. The current deal expires on July 31. The Animation Guild, which reps ... Continue Reading →
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Date Set for Animation’s Afternoon of Remembrance

The Animation Guild has announced the date and schedule for this year’s Afternoon of Remembrance. The event will take place on Saturday, March 4th at 1 p.m. at the Hollywood Heritage ... Continue Reading →
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Prolific Batman, Marvel Writer/Director Boyd Kirkland Dies

Boyd Kirkland, a prolific director of animated shows including Batman: The Animated Series and X-Men: Evolution, died Friday while awaiting a lung transplant, according to a post on ... Continue Reading →