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Monthly Archives: January 2012
Gregg Taylor has been named head of development for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., a role previously held by Alex Schwartz, the studio announced Tuesday.
Schwartz will serve as a producer on the studio’s feature film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, scheduled for release on March 14, 2014. Taylor will oversee the development of all projects at DWA.
Patton Oswalt, recently nominated by the Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles Film Critics’ Associations for his performance in Young Adult starring opposite Charlize Theron, will host this year’s 39th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 4 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, organizers announced Monday.
- Dimache (Sunday)
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
- La Luna
- A Morning Stroll
- Wild Life
“Danger, Will Robinson!”
Dick Tufeld intoned that warning as the voice of the robot on Irwin Allen’s classic 1960s science-fiction series Lost in Space. He was the show’s narrator, as well.
Xerox checker and supervisor Star Wirth, head of the Xerox department at Hanna-Barbera from 1967 until 1999, died January 12.
Blues singer Etta James, perhaps the quintessential R&B diva, died Friday morning, said her son, Donto James. She was 73.
Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin” was named Saturday night as the winner of the Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures.
Criminal proceedings against the owner of a Tunisian TV station that screened the 2007 animated film Persepolis are an affront to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said ahead of his trial on Monday.