Central Park Media has laid off several employees in its comic book and sales departments recently and cancelled several pending books. The stated reason for the staff reduction was CPM’s recent distribution deal made with WEA. It is not currently known whether the cuts will affect the anime divisions of the company.
The Los Angeles Times covers Dream On Silly Dreamer, a 40-minute documentary about the closing of Disney’s hand-drawn animation department after 75 years of service (free registration required). The film, made by former Disney animator Dan Lund, will be shown in Minneapolis the day before the next annual shareholders meeting. Roy Disney has already praised […]
Buried among news coverage of last weekend’s Emerald City Comic convention, it was revealed that Bruce Timm will draw a fill-in story of Dark Horse Comics’ new Conan monthly comic. He will share an issue with comics legend John Severin, although it is unclear if Timm and Severin or regular Conan scribe Kurt Busiek will […]
The United Church of Christ recently published an article and a photo diary accepting SpongeBob SquarePants into their fold, stating that “Jesus’ message of extravagant welcome extends to all.” Two television networks recently rejected a 30-second ad for the UCC which delivered a similar message, claiming the ad was “too controversial.”
In reiterating their current rating and target price for Pixar stock, Banc of America has stated that Disney’s planned CGI animation studio may have a negative halo effect on Pixar if Disney’s sequels to Pixar movies are poorly done. It also points out that the creation of the studio suggests a reconciliation between the two […]