William Phipps Dies: Voice of Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ Was 96
The prolific actor, best known as a staple of 1950s sci-fi films like The War of the Worlds, Invaders from Mars and Cat Women of the Moon, was hired by Walt Disney himself for the regal role. The afternoon’s work earned him $100. His career spanned some 50 years, with his latest acting credit listed as the 2000 indie black comedy Sordid Lives.
’Attack on Titan’ Season 3 Loses Longtime Animation Director
Ayumi Yamada (Mob Psycho, Seraph of the End) tweeted a photo of a poster for season 3 she encountered, writing: “Found at Hibiya Station. This Time I will support the work as a viewer!” Yamada has accepted a gig as chief animation director on MAPPA’s adaptation of Akimi Yoshida’s influential manga Banana Fish.
Hulu Loses Chief Content Officer, SVPs of Partnerships and Experience Amid Sweeping Reorganization
Content head Joel Stillerman exits as the company restructures around four new divisions: subscribers, technology, content and advertising — the CCO role has been eliminated. SVP of content Craig Erwich will now oversee original programming. Former SVP of partnerships & distribution Tim Connolly has also left, as has SVP of experience Ben Smith, whose role is being subsumed by marketing under CMO Kelly Campbell. New hires are Chief Technology Officer Dan Phillips, and Chief Data Officer Jaya Kolhatkar.
Global and Chinese Animation and Gaming Market Seeking Growth from Emerging Markets, Study Drivers, Restraints and Forecast 2023
Some light summer reading for you all!
WATCH: Animation Lockdown Winners Announced
Quickdraw Animation Society’s annual multi-day challenge has concluded. A staff jury selected Arielle McCuaig and Craig Storm’s Instant Structures for the inaugural Dave Ratzlaff Prize for Experimental Animation ($200, sponsored by Calgary Animated Objects Society). The audience picked out Sage Wheeler and Sarah Van Slotten’s Seeking Roommate. Second prize went to The Bum Family for Lilly Goes Fishing. And Danielle Cole earned an honorable mention for Out of Town.
WATCH: ‘Mad Sombra Chase’ – Overwatch x Teen Titans
Animation/games/illustration duo LZbros created this great ode to a classic Teen Titans sequence, repopulated with appropriately selected Overwatch characters and set to the same wonderfully boppy Puffy AmiYumi tune. (H/T to dbltap.com.)