An article in the Wall Street Journal states that McDonald’s and Disney may end their 10-year exclusive relationship to pack in special Disney movie-themed merchandise with Happy Meals. Sources close to the negotiations state that the breakup is mutual, with both sides desiring more freedom. The two companies are promising to stay friends despite the […]
A Delaware judge ruled that a complaint brought by Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold against the Walt Disney Company will go to trial. The complaint centered on the search for a successor to outgoing CEO Michael Eisner, with Disney and Gold asserting that the Disney board of directors failed to conduct a thorough evaluation […]
A press release from Universal Press Syndicate states that Bill Watterston has placed more than 3,000 original Calvin and Hobbes comic strips on long-term loan to Ohio State University’s Cartoon Research Library. The original strips are being made available to the public under its special collections use regulations. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)
An article on CNN.com states that a 6-foot tall, 300-pound statue of Charlie Brown has been stolen from a restaurant in Santa Rosa, CA. The statue is one of 55 originally erected around the city as a tribute to cartoonist Charles Schulz, who lived in Santa Rosa for most of the latter years of his […]
Writer Mark Evanier notes that the Stars and Stripes website has posted an archived article about a visit to a Korean school by animator and Woody Woodpecker creator Walter Lantz. The article shows a date of “December 7, 1969, 1976,” although references in the article suggest the earlier year is the date of original publication.
The WizardWorld: Philadelphia comic book convention has wrapped up for the weekend, resulting in a massive amount of comics news. Newsarama.com has posted a summary page that links to their coverage of all the major news stories, focusing heavily on the impact Marvel’s House of M and DC’s Infinite Crisis storylines will have on their […]
Writer Gail Simone has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about “Double Date,” the episode of Justice League Unlimited that aired on Cartoon Network last Saturday. Simone discusses how she landed the job, the connections to her Birds of Prey comic book, and the potential for additional future episodes.
The Disney Corporation has requested that a Delaware judge dismiss the recent lawsuit brought against the company by Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). Disney and Gold, Disney’s most consistent critics, are alleging that shareholders were misled on the thoroughness of the search […]