Although the company works entirely in the cloud, it is opening a new studio hub in Berlin.
Collins has been promoted to senior vice president of development, while Shi joins the Pixar “braintrust” as a new vice president of creative.
The startup works with celebrities to create animated characters that live on social media.
Toliver will be responsible for two or three animated features per year.
Nickelodeon especially has grown fast in the pandemic.
“We’ve been collecting very deep, rich data for a long time from our parks,” says the CEO.
Cocks replaces Brian Goldner, who died in October.
Blue Sky veteran Lisa Fragner has been hired as a development vp, while Elizabeth Waybright Taylor has been promoted to the same role.
Jaggars will lead the vfx and stereo teams across the company’s 8,000-strong workforce.
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.