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Disney/Pixar: John Lasseter Dubbed "The New Walt Disney"

An article from Reuters states that several animation industry watchers have dubbed Pixar’s John Lasseter “the new Walt Disney.” (No pressure.) Lasseter is set to become the head of Walt Disney’s animation division if the $7.4 billion Disney/Pixar merger concludes successfully this summer.

Matt Fleckenstein on "Family Guy" Comics

Series writer Matt Fleckenstein has spoken to Newsarama.com about his work on the upcoming Family Guy tie-in comic, coming from Devil’s Due Publishing later this year. Fleckenstein clarifies his writing duties on the show, discusses some basic plot points of his comics, and expounds on the difference between writing for comics and for other media.

DreamWorks Animation Finalizes Paramount Distribution Deal

DreamWorks Animation SKG has announced that it will begin operating under the new seven-year distribution deal with Paramount Pictures announced last month. In return for a $75 million payment to DreamWorks Animation, Paramount will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of DreamWorks Animation films and will receive an 8% distribution fee.

DC Announces June 2006 Collected Editions

A press release announces collected comic books coming from DC Comics in June 2006. Included in the list are two Cartoon Network Block Party digest-sized volumes, the fourth volume of George Perez’s Wonder Woman comics, a tie-in trade paperback for the new Superman movie, and a second Showcase volume reprinting 1950′s-era Superman stories.

"Dragon's Lair" Comics Coming Spring 2006

Arcana Studios has revealed that a Dragon’s Lair comic book will be hitting comic shop stands in Spring 2006. Arcana will reprint issues #1-3, originally from MVC, in one issue and then finish the story in three more issues. Issue #1 will feature a cover by Don Bluth, animator and creator of the original Dragon’s […]

Josh Blaylock of Devil's Due Talks "Family Guy" Comics

Josh Blaylock, head of Devil’s Due Publishing, has spoken to Newsarama.com about the new Family Guy comics coming this spring. Blaylock delves into why they selected Family Guy as their next licensed comics project and their approach to the material.

Disney/Pixar Merger: Conditions Revealed in SEC Filing

The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times have covered a recent SEC filing about the proposed Disney/Pixar merger (registration required for both), noting that Pixar creative chief John Lasseter will be granted the power to greenlight all animated features from the studio, subject to final approval from Disney CEO Robert Iger. The filing […]

Anime/Manga Programming for NY Comic-Con Announced

A press release has details for anime and manga programming for the upcoming New York Comic-Con. Companies attending the con include Viz, Tokyopop, ADV Films, Central Park Media, and Del Rey. The New York Comic-Con will be held at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City from February 24 – 26.

Dan Slott Talks "She-Hulk," "Thing," and "Big Max"

Dan Slott, former co-writer for the Batman Adventures comic book, spoke briefly to Comic Book Resources about three of his current comics projects. Slott drops teasers for upcoming storylines in his She-Hulk and Thing monthly comics from Marvel, and also talks about Big Max, a new comic from Mr. Comics that stars an “Ape in […]

New "Ultimate Avengers" Trailer On-Line

IGN Media has posted a new trailer for Ultimate Avengers, the direct-to-video movie coming soon from Marvel/Lionsgate. The trailer can be downloaded in both Windows Media and QuickTime formats. (via Comic Book Resources’ Comics Reel column)

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