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Eric Barba
Academy Award winning VFX Supervisor, Eric Barba, joins ILM as Creative director
4:00 pm PDT 26/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Academy award winning visual effects supervisor Eric Barba will join Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) as Creative Director. Barba will be supervising and providing creative oversight for the projects handled by the Vancouver Studio. Eric Barba, was known for the digital human work that helped actor Brad Pitt appear to age in reverse in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and was thus honoured with the Academy Award and BAFTA for the same. Now at ILM, he will … Read More


Mark Skaggs
FarmVille creator, Mark Skaggs joins Indian gaming studio ‘Moonfrog Labs’
1:30 pm PDT 25/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The creator of FarmVille Mark Skaggs who resigned almost five months ago from his post as SVP of games at the social game company Zynga will now be taking on a new role as a director at Moonfrog Labs, where he will develop new smartphone games for Indian players. In his LinkedIn profile, Skaggs said, “I’ve decided to spend my time focusing on the game industry in India, working with Moonfrog Labs and all the great talent across the country … Read More


Colin Low
NFB pioneer, animator and filmmaker, Colin Low, passes away
11:00 am PDT 25/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Colin Low, the Canadian animation and documentary filmmaker, passed away on 24 February, 2016. According to the National Film Board of Canada, Colin Archibald Low gave up his breath at Montreal at the age of 89. Born in Cardston, Low began his career at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal and worked on various projects for over six decades. He served as director, producer, animator and executive prodcuer for over 200 productions. He began as a graphic artist in 1945 and … Read More


Angela Santone
Turner’s Angela Santone promoted to Executive VP and Global Chief Human Resources Officer
10:30 am PDT 17/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer Angela Santone has been recently promoted to executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. She will continue to have executive oversight of all HR functions for the company’s U.S. and international networks and businesses, a role she has successfully carried out since being named SVP and chief human resources officer in June 2013. Last year, Santone’s duties expanded to include corporate responsibility. She was also named a member of … Read More


Marcel Campos, Marketing Director, Mobile Division - India
Asus appoints Marcel Campos as the marketing director for its mobile division – India
11:30 am PDT 11/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Asus in its bid to strengthen its position in India appointed Marcel Campos as the marketing director of its mobile division in the country. Marcel brings with him 15 years of experience in the field of marketing and branding and will be responsible for introducing and executing integrated strategies that support ASUS’ business plans enabling it to become a preferred player in one of the world’s largest smartphone market. Asus, marketing director – mobile division – India, Marcel Campos said, “India … Read More


Daniel Gerson
Daniel Gerson, screenwriter of ‘Big Hero 6’ and ‘Monsters Inc.’ passes away
5:00 pm PDT 09/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Daniel Gerson, story and script writer for Disney and Pixar feature films Big Hero 6 and Monsters, Inc. passed away at the age of 49. According to reports, Gerson had been battling brain cancer and gave up his breath due to the same illness. Born in New York, he became staff writer for the NBC sitcom Something So Right and then shifted from TV to animated features. He penned the screenplay for the Oscar winner: Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., as well as the … Read More


Sudhir tailang
Renowned cartoonist Sudhir Tailang dies of brain cancer, aged 56
11:00 pm PDT 06/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

NEW DELHI: Renowned cartoonist Sudhir Tailang who used wit and humour to satirize contemporary politics, died on Saturday after battling brain cancer for over two years. Under treatment for brain cancer since 2014, Tailang breathed his last at his East Delhi residence in Mayur Vihar. He would have turned 56 on 26 February and is survived by his daughter Aditi and wife. Though he had been fighting cancer since 2014, he started keeping unwell after last Diwali and was admitted … Read More


Joe Alaskey
The voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, Joe Alaskey, passes away
1:00 pm PDT 05/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The voice behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylvester is lost forever. Joe Alaskey, the enthusiastic voice performer behind these beloved cartoon characters, passed away on 3 February, 2016. He gave up his breath due to cancer at the age of 63. Born in New York, Alaskey began his career with his extensive mimic skills and later on began providing his voice for various characters. He voiced Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His journey … Read More


Bradley Wald
Laika appoints former NBCUniversal exec Bradley Wald as CFO
1:00 pm PDT 02/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Laika, the animation studio known for its realistic stop-motion animation, has appointed former NBCUniversal executive Bradley Wald as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. With award winning films like Coraline and The Boxtrolls and the upcoming mystical journey Kubo and the Two Strings, Laika is now looking to grow its roster of animated feature films. Therefore an experienced mind like Wald, who has served as the chief commercial officer of international TV production at NBCUniversal in … Read More


TeamTO
TeamTO appoints director and writer for animated series ‘Jade Armor’
5:00 pm PDT 30/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

TeamTO, the French animation studio, has appointed director Chloe Miller and head writer Rebecca Hobbs for its new ‘girl-power’ animated series Jade Armor. Jade Armor was originally conceptualised bearing the lead character to be a boy. But later, this was switched to the girl hero being the lead character. Chloe Miller joined TeamTO in 2006, serving as first AD on Zoe Kezako, then head of graphic development for Babar and the Adventures of Badou, director of Angelo Rules and art direction lead for TeamTO’s feature Yellowbird. While, … Read More


Harold Ryan
Bungie president leaves studio after 16 years
4:00 pm PDT 28/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Destiny developer Bungie will have a new boss at helm. The studio announced that former president Harold Ryan has exited the company and Pete Parsons will be promoted to the role of CEO. Although the release did not give any particular reason for the change, but the announcement last week about the delay of Destiny 2 – question’s the timing of the exit. “I want to personally thank Harold for his friendship, passion, hard work, and dedication in helping make … Read More


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T.J. Fixman will pen ‘Popeye’
10:00 am PDT 25/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation’s has appointed T.J. Fixman to draft a new screenplay the latest adaptation of the beloved sailor man, write Popeye. The CG Popeye project finally seems to be moving forward after the halt taken due to Genndy Tartakovsky’s difference in opinion. Being a senior writer for Insomniac Games, Fixman is one of the writers behind the popular Ratchet & Clank video games and has penned the upcoming feature adaptation from Rainmaker Entertainment. Having been tapped by Hasbro Studios as a creative consultant … Read More