Quantcast

Media Pundits Weigh in on Robert Iger

Two different articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times speculate on the future of the Disney Corporation under its new CEO Robert A. Iger, who will replace outgoing CEO Michael Eisner in September (free registration required for both). Both articles place a heavy emphasis on the Disney-Pixar relationship and the often […]

Judge Rules Disney Can't Recoup $524,000 in Pooh Royalty Court Costs

Superior Court Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl ruled on Monday that Disney cannot recoup 4,000 in court costs incurred during their court battle over Winnie the Pooh royalties with the Slesinger family. The amount is more than half of the $1 million Disney sued to reclaim. The judge will rule on the remaining expenses on a […]

Audio Interview with Brad Bird at DVD Talk Radio

Brad Bird, director of Pixar’s The Incredibles, has been interviewed for DVD Talk Radio by DVDTalk.com’s editor Geoffrey Kleinman, who has posted the interview as a 4.7 MB MP3 file ready for download. In addition to answering many of the same questions asked since The Incredibles debuted, Bird comments at length on the background behind […]

Disney Seeks Court Costs from Pooh Royalties Case

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Disney Corporation is seeking more than million in court-related costs from the heirs of Stephen Slesinger over the recent court battle over Winnie the Pooh royalties. The Slesinger heirs have countered that Disney’s claim is overinflated and goes far beyond what the law allows.

"Robot Chicken" and Adult Swim Profiled at NY Times

The New York Times TV page has published an article about Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block of programming, focusing especially on Seth Green and Matt Senreich’s Robot Chicken. Along the way, the article looks at Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Sealab 2021, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Tom Goes to the Mayor.

"Polar Express" May Pave the Way for 3-D Imax Feature Films

An article in the New York Times suggests that the success of The Polar Express as a 3-D Imax movie bodes well for future releases in that format (free registration required). While many films have had Imax releases, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Star Wars: Episode II, The Polar Express is […]

Sunday Styles of the Comic-Book Set

A feature article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine covers the fashion choices of the current crop of comic-book characters, focusing on the trenchcoats featured prominently by the murky lead characters of Constantine and Sin City, two live-action movies based on comic books. Edna Mode was unavailable for comment.

Judge Dismisses Claims and Allegations in Marvel vs. "City of Heroes" Court Battle

A press release states that a U.S. district court judge has dismissed several key claims in the trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Marvel Enterprises against NCsoft over the massive multi-player on-line role-playing game City of Heroes. NCsoft has 10 days to respond to the remaining allegations and claims and assert any counter-claims.

Stan Sakai Talks "Usagi Yojimbo"

UGO.com has posted an interview with writer/artist Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo and letterer for Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer and Stan Lee’s Spider-Man daily newspaper comic strip. In addition to his comic book published by Dark Horse, Sakai’s ronin rabbit has appeared in the animated adventures of the Teenage Mutant […]

Steve Englehart Talks "Batman: Dark Detective" Mini-Series

Writer Steve Englehart talks about his upcoming Batman: Dark Detective mini-series in a feature article at ComicBookResources.com. Englehart talks about the plot elements at play in the series and the challenges he faced with writing “in continuity.” The article also links to several new preview pages. Englehart and artist Marshall Rogers created “The Laughing Fish” […]

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO