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LA Times on Possible Acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining the possibility that DreamWorks Animation SKG will be acquired by another movie studio seeking a 3-D CGI animation branch (free registration required). Arguments for a buyout involve the Disney/Pixar merger, the success of DreamWorks franchises such as Shrek, and studio competition with Disney in the animated […]

Jeff Hayne on "He-Man" DVD Releases

Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions at BCI Eclipse, spoke briefly to Comicon.com’s PULSE News regarding the DVD release of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Among other topics, Hayne discusses the reasoning behind the strategy of the “Best Of” volume first and the role He-Man fans had in both home video releases.

Final 'Justice League' and 'Superman' DVDs Arrive June 20th

Updated (5/1): Final specs (including the confirmed commentary list) have been added below. Update (4/8): As the back cover art states, the aspect ratio of Justice League: Season Two is in it’s “original television exhibition.” This means that while the image is widescreen, the actual video itself is situated between two permanent widescreen bars, making […]

Comic Foundry Names "Batman: The Animated Series" in Top 25 Comics Events

The latest issue of the on-line Comic Foundry magazine contains an article titled “The 25 Most Important Events in the Past 25 Years,” naming their choices for the most influential events in the comic book industry since 1981. #25 on the list is Batman: The Animated Series, cited for creating a miniature boom in comic […]

Find 2nd "Zoom Suit" Animated Short via Clues in Comic

A press release from Superverse notes that you can find the second hidden Zoom Suit animated short film by following clues nested inside Zoom Suit #1, the tie-in comic book released last Wednesday. Fans that find and view the short will also be eligible to receive other Zoom Suit prizes, including limited edition comics, DVDs, […]

Support Your Country! Buy American Dad on DVD!

Part of what happens when a person creates a TV show that turns out to be a big hit is that the viewing audience will unfairly compare that person’s newest creation to their old one, at least at first. It happened with Matt Groening when he went on to create Futurama, and it happened with […]

Bandai Announces New Titles For August

Several more complete collections from Bandai are set for release in August, as .hack//SIGN, Angel Tales, and Argentosoma all debut on August 22nd for $49.98 each. In addition, the third volumes of Eureka 7 and Fantastic Children, as well as volume four of IGPX, are also scheduled for release. [Source: AnimeOnDVD]

"Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers" Comes to DVD

Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers is coming to DVD on August 22, 2006, from Warner Bros. The DVD carries an order date of July 18, 2006, and will retail for $19.98 MSRP. Technical details on the release include the following: Format: DVD Product Type: Sell Through Latest Promotion: New Release Announce Date: 4/27/06 Order […]

Jobs Says No to Disney CEO Position

At a meeting of Apple Computer shareholders, Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs stated that he had no desire to take any senior management position at Disney after the Disney/Pixar merger is completed. Jobs further stated that he intends to spend more time at Apple once the merger is complete and expressed his confidence in […]

Pixar Animators Do Comics in Image's "Afterworks 2"

A press release from Image Comics is touting Afterworks 2, an original anthology of comics from several employees at Pixar Animation Studios, with topics that range from retellings of classic myths to fact-based accounts of the assault on Fallujah. Some of the creators involved include Scott Morse (Noble Boy, Soulwind), Bill Presing (Rex Steele: Nazi […]

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