Dwayne McDuffie

Dwayne McDuffie Award Nominations Now Open

Mad Event Entertainment and Long Beach Comic Con have opened nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics. This year welcomes a new director of the award, ... Continue Reading →

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WGA Girds for Contract Talks Amidst Award Celebrations Eight years after a contentious strike over new media rights, the Writers Guild quietly prepares to renew negotiations. USIU-Africa ... Continue Reading →

Seth MacFarlane Nabs WGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, has been honored with the 2015 lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America West’s Animation ... Continue Reading →
Sam Simon

‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Dies Aged 59

Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy winning writer who helped make TV animation history by co-creating The Simpsons, has died of colorectal cancer at home in Los Angeles, aged 59. Simpsons ... Continue Reading →

World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →

First Disney Junior Movie ‘Lucky Duck’ Names Lead Quackers

Stars of stage (that’s Broadway, people) and screen Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanagh will be leading the voice cast of the first ever Disney Junior Original Movie, ... Continue Reading →

‘Nut Job’ Producers Set Up New Animation Lab

The producers behind the indie animated feature The Nut Job have announced a new animation lab designed to incubate animated film and TV projects on an ongoing basis. The Gulfstream ... Continue Reading →

WGA Announce Videogame Writing Award Nominees

Five videogame awards have been nominated for the prestigious Writer Guild Awards, which will be handed out on Saturday, Feb. 1st at simultaneous ceremonies in L.A. and New York. The ... Continue Reading →
Sam Simon

‘Simpsons’ Co-Developer Sam Simon to Be Honored By WGA

The Writers Guild of America West will honor The Simpsons co-developer Sam Simon with its 2014 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and community service ... Continue Reading →

Disney Junior Gets Quacking on ‘Lucky Duck’

The first ever Disney Junior Original Movie Lucky Duck has taken flight as production begins on the all-new CG-animated special. The music-filled animated adventure at sea stars the ... Continue Reading →