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"Art of Disney: Celebration" Postage Stamps Available June 30

The United States Postal Service will begin selling “Art of Disney: Celebration” postage stamps starting tomorrow, June 30, 2005. The series of 4 stamps uses classic Disney animated characters to express celebration via music, food, parties, and dance. A First Day of Issue Ceremony is scheduled to occur on June 30 at Disneyland Park at […]

Lara Jill Miller Talks About Being Juniper Lee

Actress Lara Jill Miller has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about her role as the title character in Cartoon Network’s The Adventures of Juniper Lee. The article details her acting career to date and how she landed the role of Juniper Lee almost by accident.

Howard Chaykin to Pen Western Comic for Disney Italia

Howard Chaykin has been tapped by Disney Italia to write and draw Century, an original graphic novel centering on aging gunfighters living in Texas between the turn of the century and World War I. The book is scheduled to be released in Italy first, but Chaykin states his publisher is working on an American distribution […]

Ghibli French Release Schedule Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted theatrical and DVD release dates for a series of Studio Ghibli movies for France.

McGruff Takes a Bite Out of Identity Theft

McGruff the Crime Dog will star in a new ad campaign to counter identity theft (free registration required). The animated dog in a trench coat has been a longtime fixture of public-service announcements from the National Crime Prevention Council. A publicity campaign to celebrate his 25th birthday starts today.

Shark's Fin Soup Off the Menu at Disneyland Hong Kong

A report in the New York Times states that Disney has taken shark’s fin soup off the menu at Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park, concluding that shark fishing cannot be conducted in an environmentally sensitive way (free registration required). The dish is a Chinese delicacy often served at wedding banquets and other social occasions.

John Fiedler 1925 - 2005

Veteran voice actor John Fiedler passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the age of 80 (free registration required). Fiedler was the voice of Piglet in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh cartoons since the 1960s. He also performed on Broadway and in numerous other live-action films.

Paul Cassidy 1910 - 2005

The Comics Reporter weblog is reporting the passing of Paul Cassidy on May 15, 2005 at the age of 94. Cassidy was an early assistant to Joe Shuster, artist and co-creator for Superman, and contributed many elements to the Man of Steel including the iconic five-cornered “S” shield.

Diana Wynne Jones at "Howl" Screening in Cambridge

The Nausicaa.net in the United Kingdom, running from July 7 to July 17, will show several Studio Ghibli films, including Kiki’s Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Castle in the Sky. The festival’s screening of Howl’s Moving Castle will be introduced by Diana Wynne Jones, the author of the novel […]

IDW Gears Up for "Transformers: Infiltration" in October 2005

IDW has released solicitation information for Transformers: Infiltration #0, the first issue in its relaunched Transformers comic book line. The issue is scheduled for release in October 2005 with a $0.99 cover price with four covers shipping in equal quantities. Simon Furman will write while E.J. Su provides the artwork.

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