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"Simpsons" Movie Confirmed

An animated Simpsons feature film has finally been confirmed by the producers of the show. Simpsons spokeswoman Antonia Kaughman has stated to MTV News that the movie will be in production concurrently with the TV show, with the same writing staff working on both. No potential release date for the movie was provided. (via Internet […]

Reed Exhibitions Plans New York Comic-Con

Reed Exhibitions is planning to hold a new annual comic book convention in New York City, geared for both industry professionals and the general public. The first New York Comic-Con is scheduled to be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from February 24 – 26, 2006. Marvel, DC, and ADV have already committed to […]

Judd Winick on "Juniper Lee"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted an extended article about The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. Show creator Judd Winick discusses the origins of the show, the influence of artist Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), future plot threads, and Lara Jill Miller — the voice actress who voices Juniper.

"Earthworm Jim" Creator Doug TenNapel Talks "Earthboy Jacobus"

Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim, has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about his new original graphic novel Earthboy Jacobus, which centers on a boy from a parallel universe battling hordes of insect monsters. TenNapel also briefly discusses Catscratch, his new cartoon series premiering on Nickelodeon on July 9. Earthboy Jacobus is published by Image Comics and […]

Iger Reports Good Negotiations with Pixar

At a Deutsche Bank conference, Disney CEO-elect Robert Iger stated that he has had “really good” talks with Pixar to renew their movie distribution deal, but declined to state if or when a new agreement would be reached. At the same conference, Iger also commented on Disney’s overall strategy and its position in the next-generation […]

Sequential Tart Interviews Tajja Isen of "Atomic Betty"

Tajja Isen, the 13-year old actress who provides the voice for Cartoon Network’s Atomic Betty, has been interviewed by Sequential Tart about her career and her role on the show.

McDonald's and Disney May End Exclusive Marketing Deal

An article in the Wall Street Journal states that McDonald’s and Disney may end their 10-year exclusive relationship to pack in special Disney movie-themed merchandise with Happy Meals. Sources close to the negotiations state that the breakup is mutual, with both sides desiring more freedom. The two companies are promising to stay friends despite the […]

Judge Rules Disney/Gold Lawsuit May Proceed

A Delaware judge ruled that a complaint brought by Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold against the Walt Disney Company will go to trial. The complaint centered on the search for a successor to outgoing CEO Michael Eisner, with Disney and Gold asserting that the Disney board of directors failed to conduct a thorough evaluation […]

Newsarama Previews Alex Ross & Jim Krueger's "Justice"

Newsarama.com has posted a 12-page preview of Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Justice #1, the first of a 12-issue mini-series pitting the Justice League against the Legion of Doom. Justice #1 is available for pre-order now, with a ship date of August 17, 2005.

Bill Watterston Loans 3,000 Original "Calvin & Hobbes" Strips to OSU

A press release from Universal Press Syndicate states that Bill Watterston has placed more than 3,000 original Calvin and Hobbes comic strips on long-term loan to Ohio State University’s Cartoon Research Library. The original strips are being made available to the public under its special collections use regulations. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

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