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SLG’s Dan Vado Talks Disney Licensed Comics Issues (Updated)

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2007
In a recent weblog posting, Slave Labor Graphics’ owner, president, and publisher Dan Vado discussed the state of the Disney licensed comics deal that produced comics based on Haunted Mansion, Tron, and Gargoyles. Vado acknowledges that there have been bumps in production and that the line “has not been what one might call a success […]

Montreal Museum Announces Programming for "Once Upon a Time: Walt Disney"

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2007
The Montreal Museum has announced its public programs in conjunction with its “Once Upon a Time Walt Disney: The Sources of Inspiration for the Disney Studios” exhibition, which will be on view at the Museum from March 8 – June 24, 2007. The programs will include a lecture series on Disney and his impact on […]

PR: Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts "Once Upon A Time Walt Disney" Public Programming

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2007
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has developed an array of public and family programs to be held in conjunction with Once Upon a Time Walt Disney: The Sources of Inspiration for the Disney Studios, on view at the Museum March 8 – June 24, 2007. In addition, the Cinémathèque québécoise marks the exhibition with […]

1,600+ Pre-Orders for "The Last Unicorn;" 35,000 Sales in 1st Week

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2007
According to the latest “Phoenix” newsletter, more than 1,600 pre-orders for The Last Unicorn 25th Anniversary DVD edition came in directly to the Conlan Press website. The response has temporarily overwhelmed author Peter S. Beagle and the staff, who were expecting approximately 300 pre-orders before the DVD’s February 6 release date. The needs to fulfill […]

Mark Washaw on Animating "Smallville"’s Green Arrow for Cell Phones

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2007’s “Animated Shorts” column has interviewed producer Mark Washaw about the new series of animated films telling the origin story of Green Arrow from the Smallville TV show, currently being distributed on the Sprint mobile network. Washaw discusses where the series fits with Green Arrow’s Smallville appearances and leaves the door open to future animated […]

Todd Nauck Talks "Spider-Man," "Teen Titans Go!," and "Wildguard"

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2007
Artist Todd Nauck has been interviewed by the Sequential Tart website, where he discusses his new assignment as the artist for Marvel Comics’ Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, his on-going work with J. Torres on the Teen Titans Go! comic, and his own Wildguard series.

J. Torres on "Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century" Comics

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2007
Comic Book Resources has spoken to writer J. Torres about his upcoming Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century comic book, which ties in to the Legion of Superheroes animated show on Kids WB. Torres discusses the differences between LoSH31 and Teen Titans Go!, the ties he maintains with the producers of the show, and […]

Steve Jobs Approved Backdated Options for Pixar’s Lasseter

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that John Lasseter was granted back-dated options as part of his contract renewal in 2001. The options were granted at a price from three months before the contract was signed, which also happened to be the lowest price from the prior year. The contract was signed by Pixar CEO […]

So Not the Drama: "Kim Possible" Returns to Form for Season 4

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
All serial fiction that runs for any length of time eventually faces the challenge of change. Change too much in a serial and you risk damaging or eliminating the qualities that made the serial compelling in the first place. Change too little and you risk creative stagnation and audience boredom. It’s a fine line that […]

Toon Zone Interviews Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle on Kim Possible Season 4

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
One of the Disney Channel’s most popular original series is Kim Possible, about a cheerleader who saves the world in her spare time. The show was created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, who worked as entertainment managers at Sesame Place and in the mailroom at DIC Entertainment before embarking on a 16-year career at […]