The New York Times notes the effect that Disney’s Chicken Little may have on their talks with Pixar Animation Studios (registration required). Both Disney and Pixar are not actively engaged in talks to renew or alter their distribution agreement, which expires in 2006. Most outsiders are speculating that both companies are waiting to see how […]
Broadband Enterprises has entered into an agreement to syndicate animated short films from Warner Brothers Online. The shorts will include “Looney Tunes,” “Gotham Girls,” and “Timberwolf”; Broadband Enterprises will sell advertising sponsorships around the programming. (via TZ Moderator Stu)
Wizard magazine is reporting that Johnny Quest will get a five-issue mini-series from DC Comics next year. The book will be written by Joe Kelly (JLA, Space Ghost) with artwork by Howard Porter.
A press release has announced that artist and Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane has been named a guest of honor at the inaugural New York Comic-Con. The convention will be held February 24-26, 2006, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. McFarlane’s appearance will coincide with a retrospective of his work at the Museum of Comic […]
Several on-line comics previews are now available on the Internet. They include: – An 8-page preview of Zombie Tales: Oblivion from Boom! Studios is available at Comic Book Resources.com. The anthology book includes work by Mark Waid, Mark Badger, and Keith Giffen, and is on comic book stands now. – An interview with writer James […]
A Mark Evanier’s weblog from the Archive of American Television has been published by Google Video. Interviews with animation industry insiders Phil Roman and Joseph Barbera are included in the archives. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)
Mr. Comics has issued a press release with more information about the upcoming Planet of the Apes comic book to be written by Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures) and Joe O’Brien (Robocop: Prime Directives). Links to more preview artwork and other on-line interviews with the creative team are included in the release.
Martha Sigall has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News. Sigall has been working in animation since the 1930’s, and has worked with such legends as Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and Friz Freleng. She has just published a memoir titled Living Life Inside the Lines.
Writer J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Unlimited, Abadazad) is the subject of a feature article at Comicon.com’s PULSE News talking about his Defenders mini-series from Marvel Comics. Issue #4 of the five-issue mini-series is on comic stands now.
News reports state that superhero Mr. Incredible was recently arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department and charged with solicitation infractions. Elmo the Muppet was arrested in the same operation. Both were later released on $100 bond and returned to the site of the arrest on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Agent Rick Dicker of […]