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Kara Lord Piersimoni, Daniel Rattner Join Guru Studio Senior Leadership

Kids entertainment leader Guru Studio (True and the Rainbow Kingdom, PAW Patrol) announces two senior hires to its management team: Vice President of Production Kara Lord Piersimoni, ... Continue Reading →
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Kobe Bryant, Glen Keane Set for ‘Dear Basketball’ Panel at World Animation & VFX Summit

The World Animation and VFX Summit will have a little extra sparkle this year thanks to some star power from the sports world as retired NBA great Kobe Bryant and Annie Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Tangent Animation Teams with Peter Lepeniotis for 3-Picture Deal

Canada-based Tangent Animation has signed an exclusive deal with Peter Lepeniotis to write and develop three new animated feature films. Lepeniotis is best known for writing and directing ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Dismisses Class-Action Wage Suit Against Animation Studios

A federal class-action lawsuit alleging top animation studios conspired to suppress wages has been dismissed. In a ruling issued April 3, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cited the statute ... Continue Reading →
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Ten Titles Make the Oscar Short List

Ten animated short films have advanced in the voting process for the 2014 Academy Awards, from the 56 films that originally qualified in the category, the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Appoints Eamonn Butler Animation Director

Leading digital visual effects house Cinesite has announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins the studio ... Continue Reading →
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Into the Woods with Keane & Pocahontas

One often hears animators described as actors with pencils. You also hear Walt Disney Feature Animation legend Glen Keane described as “the Laurence Olivier of animation.” Anyone ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Picks David Stainton As New Animation President

Former Disney Animation president David Stainton has been named the new president of Paramount’s Animation division. Paramount announced in July that it is launching an in-house animation ... Continue Reading →