Veteran animator and artist Wesley “Gene” Hazelton passed away last week, according to a report in Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog. Hazelton began working for Disney in 1939, working on films like Fantasia and Pinocchio, before moving to Warner Brothers in 1941. Later, Hazelton was a fixture of the Hanna-Barbera studios, working on both the […]
Disney is consulting its legal staff to determine the most effective method to deal with a flood of counterfeit Incredibles merchandise throughout Asia. The counterfeits are apparently filling demand for Incredibles merchandise that is not being met adequately by Hasbro. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)
Animator Hayao Miyazaki and comic book artist Art Spiegelman are two of the the “Time 100,” a list of the 100 most influential people in the world as selected by Time magazine. Miyazaki is the director of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle, while Art Spiegelman’s Maus remains a seminal work in […]
Final post-trial briefs have been filed in the Disney shareholder’s lawsuit in Delaware over the hiring and firing of former Disney president Mike Ovitz. In the brief, Disney lawyers characterized the lawsuit as “character assassination” and unsurprisingly suggest that Disney should not be liable for the $130 million payout made to force Ovitz out of […]
An article on MSNBC.com spotlights the Incredible Popeman, a comic book to be published soon in Colombia that transforms the late Pope John Paul II into a full-fledged superhero. The debut issue will supposedly feature a meeting where the late pontiff will meet Batman and Superman for superhero lessons. Supposedly, reaction to the comic book […]
Writer Ben Avery has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his two mini-series from Image Comics: Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker, which puts the lead characters of several children’s stories on a quest to defeat an encroaching evil, and The Imaginaries, a series about the land where imaginary friends go to retire. The first issue of […]
A press release states that Robotech will appear in a special Public Service Announcement (PSA) commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations. It will be the first animated PSA for the UN in many years and will air side-by-side with PSAs starring Sean Connery, Michael Douglas, Colin Farrell, and Lenny Kravitz.