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Joe O'Brien Talks "Planet of the Apes" Comics

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2005
Writer Joe O’Brien has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about the new Planet of the Apes comic books he is writing with Ty Templeton for Mr. Comics. O’Brien delves into his opinions about the original movie series and how the comic ties into it, speaking briefly about the directions the comic will take. Several preview […]

Comics Previews for Dec 16: Sam and Max, Marvel's "Mythos," Gun Fu

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2005
The following comics previews are available on-line: COMICS AVAILABLE NOW – Telltale Games, makers of the Bone video game, are hosting new Sam and Max comics by Steve Purcell on the web to promote their new video game. – BrokenFrontier.com has a five-page preview of Hawaiian Dick: The Last Resort #3 by B. Clay Moore […]

"Disney Plans to Buy Pixar" Rumors Resurface

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2005
A report in The Wall Street Journal is resurrecting a rumor (again) that Disney is considering an outright purchase of Pixar Animation Studios to essentially turn it into their animated film division. The two companies are still engaged in renegotiation talks over their partnership, where Disney co-finances Pixar films and pays for compensation and marketing […]

Time-Warner is First to Offer "Family Friendly" Cable Package

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2005
Time-Warner Cable has become the first cable company to offer a “family friendly” channel package, as was hinted at earlier this week. The channel lineup will include Boomerang, the Disney Channel, and Toon Disney, as well as other channels such as CNN, Food Network, HGTV, and Discovery Kids. The service will cost $33 a month […]

Marvel Begins Digital Comics Initiative

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2005
Marvel Comics has opened a new section of their site for digital comics, with the debut titles being Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 by Peter David and Mike Wieringo, She-Hulk (vol. 1) #1 by Dan Slott and Juan Bobillo, Captain America #1 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, and an episode of Franklin Richards: Son of […]

NY Film Critics Circle Names "Howl's" Best Animated Film of 2005

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2005
The New York Film Critics Circle has named Howl’s Moving Castle the Best Animated Film of 2005. A full list of their awards and the winners is available at their website.

Cable Networks to Offer "Family-Friendly" Cable Channel Packages

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2005
Responding to increasing pressure from lawmakers and special interest groups, Time Warner, Comcast, and four other major cable operators are planning to offer subscribers family-friendly channel packages, which will presumably include channels such as the Disney Channel, Toon Disney, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Nickelodeon (free registration required). The move has not fully placated many of […]

New Studio Ghibli Film Announced

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2005
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s next film will be entitled Gedo Senki (Gedo War History) and will be directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki. The film will be an adaptation of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin. It is scheduled to be released in Japan in July 2006.

Paul Dini Talks "Jingle Belle"

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2005
Writer Paul Dini has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his new Jingle Belle comics being published by Dark Horse. The interview delves into Jing’s move from Oni Press to Dark Horse, Dini’s inspirations for the character, and the upcoming Jingle Belle “Fight Before Christmas” one-shot issue. The article includes several preview pages from […]

"Charlie Brown Christmas" Continues TV Ratings Reign; "USA Today" Looks at Show

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2005
The 40th anniversary rebroadcast of A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 6 won the ratings race for its timeslot, garnering 15.4 million viewers and a 5.5 rating among adults aged 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research. Its performance crushed its nearest competitor, CBS‘s NCIS, which had 1.1 million fewer viewers and a 3.4 rating for […]