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Deluxe Appoints Chicago Producer Joanna Woods

Accomplished producer to oversee projects for Deluxe co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios; Chicago-based Kendall Fash is also named Director of Marketing for Beast offices nationwide.

MPC LA Expands Creative & Production Team Headline News

MPC LA Expands Creative & Production Team

David Hoogenakker is named Head of Business Development, Jeff Werner as Head of Production and Meghan Lang as Executive Producer; Mike Wigart promoted to Executive Producer of MPC Creative.

Disney Headline News

Disney Television Animation Makes Key Executive Appointments

Eric Coleman is named SVP, Original Programming and General Manager; Jonathan Schneider is promoted to VP, Strategy; Mondo’s Aaron Simpson joins the company as VP, Development; Shane Prigmore is named VP, Creative Affairs; and Bonnie Lemon joins the company as VP, Production.

Chinese Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Has the Chinese Animation Industry Finally Turned the Corner?

This year at Annecy’s MIFA animation marketplace, the conversation about Chinese animation was anything but the same old story.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Now Third Top-Grossing Animated Feature Worldwide

Illumination Entertainment's ‘Minions’ beats the lifetime totals of ‘Despicable Me 2’ ($975.5 million) and ‘The Lion King’ ($987.5 million) to become the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide.

lawsuits Headline News

Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit Back in Play

District Judge Lucy Koh rejects the requests of Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Sony and other Hollywood studios to dismiss claims the companies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Pinky Malinky’ Series

Animated comedy co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (‘The Amazing World of Gumball’) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness’) set to premiere in 2016.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Orders New Season of ‘Fairly OddParents’

Nickelodeon greenlights season 10 of Emmy Award-winning animated series; joining the cast of characters is Chloe Carmichael, an enthusiastic, funny and over-achieving little girl with whom Timmy will have to share his fairies.

Haptic Animation Headline News

Haptic Animation Launches Non-Profit Amplifier Program

Seattle-based Haptic Animation Amplifier will include a historical timeline of Pacific Northwest animation and a database of every animated film ever made in the region, as well as touring short film theatrical programs.