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Golden Age Animator Martha Sigall Interviewed

Martha Sigall has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News. Sigall has been working in animation since the 1930′s, and has worked with such legends as Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and Friz Freleng. She has just published a memoir titled Living Life Inside the Lines.

J.M. DeMatteis Talks "Defenders"

Writer J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Unlimited, Abadazad) is the subject of a feature article at Comicon.com’s PULSE News talking about his Defenders mini-series from Marvel Comics. Issue #4 of the five-issue mini-series is on comic stands now.

Mr. Incredible Arrested for Solicitation

News reports state that superhero Mr. Incredible was recently arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department and charged with solicitation infractions. Elmo the Muppet was arrested in the same operation. Both were later released on $100 bond and returned to the site of the arrest on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Agent Rick Dicker of […]

Dan Slott Talks "Thing"

Writer Dan Slott has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about his upcoming monthly Thing series for Marvel Comics. The comic book will focus on the rocky orange member of the Fantastic Four. Several lettered preview pages are included in the article.

Pixar Hit with Two Class Action Lawsuits

The Los Angeles Times reports that Pixar Animation Studios has been sued in two separate class-action lawsuits (free registration required). Both suits charge that the company deliberately misled investors when projecting DVD sales for The Incredibles. Pixar described the lawsuits as “completely baseless.”

Marvel Mangaverse Character Design Preview

Newsarama.com has posted several character design previews of Marvel Comics’ New Mangaverse – Rings of Fate #1, a mini-series scheduled to begin in January. The series will be written by Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski with artwork by Tommy Ohtsuka.

No Theatrical Release for English-dub "Totoro"

Nausicaa.net has posted a report from the English dub premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. The report notes that there are no plans for any theatrical release of the movie and follows up on several Ghibli DVD projects, including the news that a release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday has been shelved indefinitely.

The Long Journey of "Where the Wild Things Are" from Page to Screen

The New York Times has an article detailing the long and arduous process of turning Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are from a book to a movie (registration required). While many earlier versions were envisioned as animation projects, the current film in pre-production will involve live-action animatronic actors with computer-generated faces. Spike Jonze is […]

On-Line Comics Previews for October 21: New X-Men, Stardust Kid, Robotika

The following on-line previews for comics are available now: – Mile High Comics has previews of comics from DC and Marvel scheduled for release on October 26, including Jack Cross #3 (DC) by Warren Ellis and Gary Erksine; Solo #7 (DC) by Mike Allred, et al; Amazing Spider-Man #525 (Marvel) by Peter David and Mike […]

Animated Selections for Variety's "Top 100" Icons: Mickey, H&B

In conjunction with their 100th anniversary, Variety magazine has released their list of the top 100 entertainment icons of the past century. Mickey Mouse joins figures like Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, the Beatles, and Elvis Presley in the top 10. The full list of animation icons includes Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, the Flintstones, Snoopy, and […]

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