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"Polar Express" May Pave the Way for 3-D Imax Feature Films

An article in the New York Times suggests that the success of The Polar Express as a 3-D Imax movie bodes well for future releases in that format (free registration required). While many films have had Imax releases, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Star Wars: Episode II, The Polar Express is […]

Sunday Styles of the Comic-Book Set

A feature article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine covers the fashion choices of the current crop of comic-book characters, focusing on the trenchcoats featured prominently by the murky lead characters of Constantine and Sin City, two live-action movies based on comic books. Edna Mode was unavailable for comment.

Judge Dismisses Claims and Allegations in Marvel vs. "City of Heroes" Court Battle

A press release states that a U.S. district court judge has dismissed several key claims in the trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Marvel Enterprises against NCsoft over the massive multi-player on-line role-playing game City of Heroes. NCsoft has 10 days to respond to the remaining allegations and claims and assert any counter-claims.

Stan Sakai Talks "Usagi Yojimbo"

UGO.com has posted an interview with writer/artist Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo and letterer for Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer and Stan Lee’s Spider-Man daily newspaper comic strip. In addition to his comic book published by Dark Horse, Sakai’s ronin rabbit has appeared in the animated adventures of the Teenage Mutant […]

Steve Englehart Talks "Batman: Dark Detective" Mini-Series

Writer Steve Englehart talks about his upcoming Batman: Dark Detective mini-series in a feature article at ComicBookResources.com. Englehart talks about the plot elements at play in the series and the challenges he faced with writing “in continuity.” The article also links to several new preview pages. Englehart and artist Marshall Rogers created “The Laughing Fish” […]

70-Year Old Ex-Marine Outed as Voice of Bambi

Numerous news outlets (including the Houston Chronicle and the Duluth News Tribune) are noting the fact that the model and voice of Disney’s Bambi was provided by Donald Roan Dunagan, who went on to a 25-year career in the United States Marine Corps that included three tours in Vietnam. Dunagan states that kept his acting […]

ACTOR Seeks Cell Phones as Charitable Donations

ACTOR, an organization dedicated to assisting veteran comic book creators financially, has issued a press release saying that they will raise funds by recycling old and unused cell phones. Cell phones may be donated to ACTOR at a comic book convention, or donated through the Internet via CollectiveGood. Recycled cell phones will be reprogrammed and […]

Veteran Disney Artist Vance Gerry Passes Away at 75

A press release from Walt Disney Pictures declares that Vance Gerry has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications from cancer. Gerry was an animation storyman, layout artist, and visual development artist for Disney since 1955, and worked on films from 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Pocahontas, Tarzan, and Home on the […]

Disney Shareholders Ask for $262m in Damages

Disney Corporation shareholders suing the board of directors over the hiring and firing of former Disney President Michael Ovitz are pushing for the board to repay $262 million to the company, according to a report in the New York Post. The amount is equivalent to Ovitz’s $129.8 million severance pay plus accrued interest since his […]

Newsarama Delves into Siegel Estate Superboy Complaint

Continuing their series of articles on the copyright tussle over the rights to Superman, Newsarama has posted an in-depth analysis of the dispute over Superboy between the widow and daughter of Jerry Siegel and Time-Warner, DC Comics’ parent company.

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