According to rumors reported on the Fox News website, no animation director in Hollywood will accept the assignment to direct Toy Story 3. Disney has the rights to produce sequels to all the Pixar movies it distributed, but it seems no animator will accept the director’s chair for fear of crossing Pixar. Some questions are […]
Japanese box office revenue set a new record in 2004, rising to $2.03 billion for the year. According to the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, the rise was largely due to the success of local films, with Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle being singled out as the top-grossing film in Japan with receipts totaling […]
Songofthesouth.net, a fan site dedicated to Disney’s Song of the South movie, is reporting that Dick Cook, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, has stated publicly that Song of the South will be released on DVD eventually. In a Q&A session at the Summer 2004 Annual Convention of the NFFC, Cook stated that controversial material […]
Robert Katz and Lisa Kirby, nephew and daughter of legendary comic creator Jack Kirby, have made critical statements to the New York Times about Stan Lee’s recent court victory over Marvel Comics. A judge recently ruled that Lee was contractually entitled to 10% of film and TV profits from Marvel Enterprises, reviving complaints about historic […]
The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article about Valiant, an animated film about British carrier pigeons during World War II (free registration required). The films’ producers hope that the film will revive the famed Ealing Studios and a moribund British animation industry. Valiant is scheduled to debut in the United Kingdom on March […]
Dan Didio, VP Editorial for DC Comics, has spoken to Newsarama.com about DC Countdown, the upcoming summer event that promises to shake up the status quo in the DC universe. Didio delves into the connections between Countdown and the recently concluded Identity Crisis, along with the many mini-series and tie-ins Countdown will spawn. DC Countdown […]
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that some PBS member stations may air a controversial episode of Postcards from Buster, where the rabbit title character visits a lesbian couple in Vermont (free registration required). Meanwhile, the Boston Globe is reporting that WGBH, the Boston PBS affiliate which produces the show, has pushed the episode back […]
A new website is pitting writer/artist Scott McCloud against a bear. McCloud, writer/artist for Understanding Comics and writer for Superman Adventures and the newly released Superman: Strength, claims to have no knowledge of the site or of any heretofore unrevealed bear-fighting skills. The bear was unavailable for comment.