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Marvel Conference: DTV Animation Highlights; Comics in 7-11's

Marvel Enterprises held a presentation for investors at a Bear Stearns conference this morning. The Marvel Gateway website reports that Marvel and Lions Gate Films will continue making direct-to-video animated feature films, with the third project already in development. In addition, a Fantastic Four animated television show was confirmed and the MTV Spider-Man animated series […]

Brown Johnson of Nickelodeon Promoted and Profiled

The New York Times has published an article about Brown Johnson, an 18-year veteran of Nickelodeon who will be named executive creative director of preschool television today (free registration required). The article focuses on her contributions to shows like Blue’s Clues and Dora the Explorer and the challenge Nick’s programming presents to PBS.

Darwyn Cooke on "DC: The New Frontier"; Reveals Upcoming JLU Episode

Silver Bullet Comics has interviewed writer/artist Darwyn Cooke about his DC: The New Frontier graphic novel. At the end of the interview, Cooke reveals that he has written an upcoming episode of Justice League Unlimited starring the Suicide Squad. The interview also includes preview artwork for his Green Lantern Secret Files story. DC: The New […]

"Villains United" at DC via Gail Simone

Writer Gail Simone has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about Villains United, one of four mini-series spinoffs coming after March’s DC Countdown that unites six of DC’s top villains into a Justice League-styled organization. Simone is both the fan-favorite writer of the Birds of Prey comic book and the writer for an upcoming issue of Justice […]

Preview for Orson Scott Card's "Ultimate Iron Man' #1

Newsarama.com has released a six-page preview of Orson Scott Card’s Ultimate Iron Man #1, a six-issue mini-series that promises the origin story of the Iron Man of the Ultimate Marvel Universe.

J. Torres Talks "Love as a Foreign Language" & CN Tie-in Comics

J. Torres, writer for DC’s Teen Titans Go!, has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his original graphic novel Love as a Foreign Language, centering on a smitten English teacher living in Korea. Volume 1 was released in August, and Volume 2 is due this Wednesday (free previews are available at the Oni Press […]

Rick Burchett on "Queen & Country"

Rick Burchett, former artist for Batman Adventures, is the new artist for the second volume of Greg Rucka’s Queen & Country Declassified. Burchett was interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his new assignment, and how drawing for the murky world of spies contrasts with superheroes. He also mentions his assignment on an upcoming Batman children’s […]

Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Interviewed

Nausicaa.net is reporting that the new Screen International has interviewed Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki about the studio’s future projects. Suzuki reveals that director Hayao Miyazaki is already at work on his next project, due for release in 2007 or 2008, and suggests that Pixar “ought to slow down.” The article is currently not available […]

James Stewart Weighs in on Disney-Pixar Rift

In an interview with the Motley Fool investment news site, James B. Stewart, author of DisneyWar, gives his assessment of the Disney-Pixar rift, calling it the result of a disagreement between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar and Apple CEO Steven Jobs. Stewart also talks about the tension-filled shareholders meeting in March 2004 and Eisner’s […]

Disney May Be Sizing Up South Korea for Theme Park

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Disney may be planning a new theme park near Seoul, South Korea (free registration required). All reports state that the plans are still in the preliminary stage, and may even be intended to win concessions from lengthy talks aimed at opening a theme park in Shanghai.

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