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LA Times on Growing Number of Women Enrolling at CalArts Animation Program

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2015
The Los Angeles Times uses a visible rise in the number of women enrolled in the renowned CalArts animation program as a barometer for the rise of women on the creative side of the animation industry overall. While the character animation program debuted in 1975 with only two female students, the current CalArts class is […]
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Judge Dismisses Animation Workers' Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Wage-Fixing Practices

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that claimed that several animation companies (including the Walt Disney Corporation, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony ImageWorks) violated anti-trust laws by fixing wages of animators in a non-poaching arrangement between numerous tech firms. The ruling relied on the statute of limitations […]

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Genndy Tartakovsky Steps Off "Popeye," Talks "Hotel Transylvania 2"

by Ed Liuon March 16, 2015
Director Genndy Tartakovsky has spoken with Moviefone about the new trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, discussing where the characters are since the last movie, the casting of Mel Brooks to play Dracula’s father, and a few other elements about the movie. In the same interview, Genndy Tartakovsky stated that he is not working on the […]
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"The LEGO Movie" Wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The LEGO Movie won the 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, beating out Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls in the category. The only other categories with an animated or live-action/animated hybrid film in contention was Paddington in Outstanding British Film in 2015 (which it lost to The Theory of Everything). In their remarks, […]

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Kristine Belson Named New President of Sony Pictures Animation

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2015
In the wake of Michelle Raimo Kouyate stepping down as President of Production last week, Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that Kristine Belson has been named President of Sony Pictures Animation. Belson moves to Sony from DreamWorks Animation, SKG, where she was the executive producer for How to Train Your Dragon and the producer of […]

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DreamWorks Animation Cutting 500 Jobs; Marketing Chief and COO Departing

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Variety reports that earlier rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, are now confirmed, with the studio cutting 500 jobs company-wide, with marketing chief Dawn Taubin and chief operating officer Mark Zoradi among those leaving. Vice chairman Lew Coleman is retiring, while former chief creative officer Bill Damaschke departed earlier this year to be […]
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DreamWorks Animation Reported to Begin Layoffs

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2015
Deadline.com cites anonymous sources that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., is initiating another round of layoffs in the wake of disappointing box office results in 2014 and the management shake-up that led to Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke stepping down and senior producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria promoted to co-presidents of feature animation. The report […]

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Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria Named Co-Presidents of DreamWorks Feature Animation

by Ed Liuon January 6, 2015
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., has named producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation, replacing current chief creative officer Bill Damaschke who will be stepping down from his position. Both Ms. Arnold and Ms. Soria are animation industry veterans with 31 years of experience in film, with Ms. Arnold having 12 years […]
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FXX to Launch New One-Hour Animation Block on January 22, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2014
FXX GETS ANIMATED New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview Following the New Year’s Day Marathon of The Simpsons FXX’s Animation Block to be Anchored by Original Episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers LOS ANGELES, December 17, 2014 – FXX will launch its new […]