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"Robots" Sequel All but Assured

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 Weekly Press Examines "Ex Machina," "DC: The New Frontier"

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 […]

Pixar President Catmull Open to Deals from All Comers

In remarks to French daily Les Echos, Pixar co-founder and President Ed Catmull has stated that Pixar is ready to resume talks over distribution with Disney, but reiterated Pixar’s interest to deal with other studios as well. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Stanley Gold Snubs Iger in Newsweek Interview

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 […]

Double-Shot of Jeff Smith "Bone" Interviews

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.

J. Torres Updates on Current Comic Projects

J. Torres, writer for Teen Titans Go!, has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about his upcoming comics projects, including a two-issue Mr. Freeze story in DC’s Legends of the Dark Knight #190-191 and the ongoing serialized graphic novel series Love is a Foreign Language for Oni Press.

"Howl's Moving Castle" English Cast Announced

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.

ADV Lays Off Staff in Manga and Anime Divisions

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: I Want to Do Animation

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 […]

Robin Williams Suggests Personal Feud Led to Animation Blacklisting

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 […]

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