Blue Sky veteran Lisa Fragner has been hired as a development vp, while Elizabeth Waybright Taylor has been promoted to the same role.
The tech company is getting serious about animation.
With Friz Freleng, DePatie ran a studio whose cartoons became network staples.
Goldner turned the toy company into a titan of entertainment — including animation.
Another elder statesman of The Walt Disney Company is leaving.
The pair will hold key executive positions at the Lucasfilm division.
The studio has promoted Tina Chow and Richard Grieve to CEO and COO respectively.
The experienced director and showrunner will oversee the young studio’s content slate, original and service work alike.
The move is part of a restructuring effort undertaken by new Paramount Pictures chief Brian Robbins.
She will take over from Gary Marsh, who is leaving to set up a Disney-backed production company.
Marsh, the 33-year Disney veteran behind everything from “Gravity Falls” to “Elena of Avalor,” will produce content for Disney.
“I’m especially thrilled about ramping up our studio’s animation efforts, which is a personal passion of mine,” says Alonso.
Robbins will continue to lead Nickelodeon as well.
Ted Mathot (“Incredibles 2”) and Karen Disher (“Rio”) have joined the young feature animation studio.
Hicks is replacing Wayne Dearing, who has led the Philippines-based studio since founding it in 1999.
The executive has been promoted amid a reorganization at ViacomCBS’s MTV Entertainment Group.
The executive veteran will oversee anime and action series at the two studios, while keeping a similar role at Adult Swim.
The studio is welcoming vfx supervisors Dottie Starling, Damien Hurgon, and Ellen Poon, as well as feature animation head of production Nathan Santell.
Illumination is producing a forthcoming “Super Mario” animated movie with Nintendo.