Memorial celebration for Bob Balser, the animation director for The Beatles’ 1968 feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ to be held Saturday, January 16 at the Marina City Club in Marina del Rey, CA.
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Best-known for his work as animation director alongside Jack Stokes on the groundbreaking animated feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ Balser also directed the “Den” sequence in ‘Heavy Metal.’
Japan’s beloved one-armed manga creator, social critic and war veteran Shigeru Mizuki dies at a Tokyo hospital on November 30.
Academy Award-winning sound mixer Robert Alan Minkler won the Oscar for Best Sound in 1978 for his work on the iconic film ‘Star Wars.’
Champion of Portuguese animation was instrumental in helping to bring the country to international cultural prominence following its return to democracy in 1975.
Animation historian John Culhane -- the inspiration for Mr. Snoops in ‘The Rescuers’ and Flying John in ‘Fantasia/2000’ -- dies in his home in Dobbs Ferry, NY at the age of 81.
FX releases an animated tribute to George Coe, the voice of Woodhouse on the network’s award-winning animated spy comedy ‘Archer.’
Longtime executive joined Toei Animation in 2004 as Director of Business Planning, and was named CEO of Toei Animation Enterprises in Hong Kong in 2012.
New York-based internationally recognized, award-winning animator, author and illustrator Jane Aaron designed, produced and directed more than 150 short animated films for ‘Sesame Street.’
British animator and filmmaker completed the BAFTA-winning 14-minute adaptation of H.R. Millar’s 1927 book, 'Dreamland Express,' in 1982.
Multinational festival programmer served as the main programmer for South Korea’s ANIMPACT Animation Festival and the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Film Festival.
Walker made his directorial debut on the Oscar-nominated ‘Brother Bear,’ which was produced using a mix of traditional 2D and CG animation.
Satirist, comedian and voice actor Stan Freberg voiced characters for the now-classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons, working with the genre’s king, Mel Blanc.
Animation director Jeff Hale, whose half century of work included the controversial Lenny Bruce short ‘Thank You Mask Man,’ has died.
Often earnest, sometimes campy, ‘Star Trek’ employed the distant future and primitive special effects -- at least by today’s standards -- to take on social issues of the 1960s.
The creator of the popular anime series ‘RWBY’ dies from an allergic reaction during a medical procedure that left him in a coma.
Actress lent her voice to countless iconic cartoon characters including Dexter from ‘Dexter's Laboratory’ and Chuckie from ‘Rugrats.’
First published in 1963, Bridwell’s ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ series has 129 million books in print, an Emmy Award–winning television series, a motion picture and more.
With a career spanning 53 years, animation veteran worked as a painter and inker for Leon Schlesinger Productions, the MGM Cartoon Department, UPA precursor Graphic Films, and Bob Clampett’s Snowball Studios.
Taylor co-wrote and directed Fritz the Cat sequel Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat, the first animated film to compete at Cannes for the Palme D’Or.
In addition to a career spanning 35 years as an animator and artist whose work has garnered over fifty awards, Lauria was much sought out internationally as an animation, layout and character design instructor.
Latin actress voiced the role of the mysterious Mirage in Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles,’ as well as voicing characters in the television series ‘Maya & Miguel,’ ‘Justice League’ and ‘American Dad.’
The comedienne and actress had a recurring role on ‘The Simpsons,’ voicing the ever-patient Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon, who puts up with her husband Apu's long hours at the Kwik-E-Mart while caring for octuplets.