An interview with producer William Joyce revealed that a sequel to the Fox/Blue Sky animated feature film Robots is in the works. In comments made to syndicated columnist Cindy Pearlman, Joyce stated that a sequel was being talked about even before the movie debuted, and that any sequels would address many of the shortcomings of […]
Philadelphia’s Weekly Press has published an article that keenly analyzes two recent comic-books: Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris and DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Ex Machina is an on-going series that centers on a superhero who becomes mayor of New York City, while DC: The New Frontier was a […]
Stanley Gold has given a brief but highly critical interview to Newsweek about the appointment of Robert Iger as the new CEO of the Disney Corporation, indicating that Gold and Roy Disney’s battles with Disney’s leadership will continue. Gold described Iger as “a modest man with a lot to be modest about” and described Iger’s […]
Comic book writer/artist Jeff Smith has two new interviews on-line. The first is from BWI Books, a service provider for public librarians, and the other is from Minnesota Public Radio. Both focus on Smith’s 12-year comic book epic Bone, currently being re-released in color by Scholastic Books’ new graphic novel imprint.
Nausicaa.net has posted the English-language cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. The cast includes Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, and Blythe Danner. In reporting the news, Nausicaa.net also states that the movie will open in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on June 10 and expand to 60 other cities one week later.
A report in Publishers Weekly states that ADV has laid off as many as 40 employees, with perhaps 25 coming from the manga side of the company. The company confirmed the layoffs without stating specific figures, and claimed market saturation and more discerning customers leading to new challenges in selling their product.
Frank Miller, comic-book writer and artist for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Sin City, has expressed an interest in doing an animated project in an interview with Heidi MacDonald of Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog. Miller describes the innovative “green-screen” techniques used to film the live-action Sin City movie as “essentially doing animation” and seems […]
In an interview with the Calgary Sun newspaper, Robin Williams has suggested that a public falling out with Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg in 1992 has prevented him from working in animated films for Disney or DreamWorks. The original feud was over the use of Williams’ voice as the Genie in Aladdin in toys and […]