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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)

"SpongeBob," "South Park" Go to iTunes

Several shows from Viacom television networks are now available for purchase at Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store. Included among the list of shows are Comedy Central’s South Park and Drawn Together, and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. All videos are $1.99 each.

"Toy Story 3" Not to Be

A report in the Los Angeles Times states that Disney plans to shut down Circle 7, the animation unit created by the Disney studios to make sequels to successful Pixar movies, and production on Toy Story 3 will be halted (free registration required). While no official statement has been made by Disney or Pixar executives […]

Bandai to Release "Samurai Champloo" Cine-Manga

Bandai Entertainment has announced a series of “Cine-Manga” based on the anime TV series Samurai Champloo. The volumes will also include bonus material, with the first volume containing an interview with series director Shinichiro Watanabe. Volume 1 will be released in April 2006.

"Speed Racer" Comics Coming in July 2006

A press release from Seven Seas Entertainment announces that they will be publishing a Speed Racer comic book. The five-issue mini-series will debut in July 2006.

Al Sharpton vs. "The Boondocks"

The Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding an apology from Cartoon Network over last week’s episode of The Boondocks, “The Return of the King,” where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., uses a racial epithet. Sharpton further demanded that the network “commit to pulling episodes that desecrate black historic figures.” A statement from Cartoon Network […]

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