Animation World News

by Wendy Jackson

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Business: Nelvana Acquires Kids Can, Autodesk Making Discreet Purchase, Cardiff Closing Down.

People: Musical Chairs: Bill Dennis with UTVI Animation and RM/USL Studios, ILM expands executive ranks, Link Entertainment ups Genvieve Dexter and Annika Bluhm, Cambridge Animation Systems hires Tom Carrigan, Mediapegs hires France Létang, Curious Pictures signs Jerry Van de Beek, Pitch signs David Freedman, Greg Pair rejoins AMPnyc, Blue Sky | VIFX ups John Donkin, PDI hires Paul Cook, Cartoon Network ups Dea Connick Perez and Sam Register, Nelvana ups Emmanuèle Pétry and Marie-Laure Marchand, Jon Vein upped at Film Roman, Mike Darnell upped at Fox, Jim Keeshen joins Film Roman, Craig Allen joins Jim Henson Interactive, Jeff Williams joins AWN, UCLA ups Robert Rosen, James Cameron, Stan Winston and Price Pethel exit Digital Domain, POP Television hires from 525 Post.

In Passing...Lee Gunther, Gail Banker.

Places: H-B Characters in Kidzville, Disney World Adding Animated Attractions.

Films: Stop-Motion Short Headed for Big, Big Screen, Nick Movies Picks Bone.

Television: HBO Birthing Family Channel, CBS Delays Cartoon Debut, NBC's Not Stressed: New Toon In Works, August Nielsen Ratings, TV Tidbits: The Simpsons now the longest-running sitcom currently on TV, Cartoon Network delays Ed, Edd `n' Eddy, Nickelodeon airsLife With Loopy Birthday Gala-bration.

: Rugrats Driving Car Campaign, Seeing Spots: Curious Pictures, Wild Brain, Computer Café, J.J. Sedelmaier Productions and Topix/Mad Dog.

Video: Kiki's Delivery Date, Abundant Anime Releases.

: Tools Of The Trade: PDI adds non-proprietary Alias software to mix and Biomechanics reveals Nuance.

Internet & Interactive
: Humongous Debuts Blue's Games, New Girl's Game Has Spice.

Publications: Info Sought on 9 Old Men.

Call for Entries: SAS `99 Scheduled, Hollywood Shorts, Nashville Independent, Worldfest Flagstaff.

: Storyopolis Gets Gorey, Imagina `99 in Two Venues, Last Month in Animation.

Awards: Hiroshima Top Prize Goes to the Pigeons,The Simpsons Nabs 3 Emmys, Cartoon D'Or Noms, Devil Tops L.A. Shorts Fest.

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