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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)
An article on CNN.com states that a 6-foot tall, 300-pound statue of Charlie Brown has been stolen from a restaurant in Santa Rosa, CA. The statue is one of 55 originally erected around the city as a tribute to cartoonist Charles Schulz, who lived in Santa Rosa for most of the latter years of his […]
Writer Mark Evanier notes that the Stars and Stripes website has posted an archived article about a visit to a Korean school by animator and Woody Woodpecker creator Walter Lantz. The article shows a date of “December 7, 1969, 1976,” although references in the article suggest the earlier year is the date of original publication.