"The Aristocats": Making Money the Old Old-Fashioned Way—Inheriting It

by on February 8, 2008
In hindsight, 1970 was a strange time for Disney. The great man himself had died in 1966 during the making of The Jungle Book. The films that followed (Robin Hood in 1973 and The Rescuers in 1977) have long been considered second-string releases and, fairly or not, are less well loved and fondly remembered than […]

"Sam & Max: Surfin’ the Highway" Collection Now Available for Pre-Order (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Telltale Games has told the ICv2 website that the Sam and Max: Surfin’ the Highway collection will be arriving from the printers in late February and available at comic book shops and bookstores soon afterwards. Written and drawn by Steve Purcell, the comic book series starred a canine shamus and a “hyperactive rabbity thing” engaging […]

PR: Anniversary Sam & Max Surfin’ the Highway Comic Now Available for Preorder

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Anniversary edition of Sam & Max Surfin’ the Highway comic collection now on sale Paperback and hardcover versions available for preorder from, along with special, limited-time gift offer SAN RAFAEL, CA, February 6, 2008 – Twenty years after their comic book debut and over a decade after their collected works went out of print, […]

Media Blasters Expands Office, Distribution Space

by Weathermanon February 7, 2008
Bucking the current trend of downsizing in the anime business, Media Blaters has leased space in Secaucus, New Jersey in addition to their Manhattan headquarters. They will use the space for DVD distribution. [Source: Anime News Network]

"The Batman" Hawkman Images Appear Online

by on February 7, 2008
TV Guide has posted two online images of Hawkman as he appears in The Batman. The character will appear on the upcoming episode “What Goes Up… ” on Saturday, February 16. (h/t: Andrew Laubacher)

PR: Chaotic Trading Card Game Builds Momentum at Retail and Online

by on February 7, 2008
Innovative Trading Card Game with Patented Online Functionality Now Available at over 10,000 Locations Over 2 Million Cards Registered, More Than 1 Million Visits and Nearly 200,000 Games Played on 4Kids Launches Multi-Million Dollar Advertising & Marketing Program To Further Support Chaotic® In the Marketplace New York (February 6, 2008) – The Chaotic Trading […]

Director’s Cut of Robert Zemeckis’ "Beowulf" Hits DVD and HD DVD on Feb 26, 2008

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Paramount Home Entertainment has announced the imminent arrival of Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf on DVD and HD DVD on February 26, 2008. The movie used a motion-capture system to animate the epic Old English poem with stars like Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, and Robin Wright Penn. The movie will be available in three separate […]

Comedy Central Announces Return of "South Park," "Lil’ Bush," & Futurama DTV Premiere

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Comedy Central has announced the return dates for several of their series and premiere dates for new series and movies: – The next season of South Park will return on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10:00/9:00 Central – The second season of Lil’ Bush returns on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 10:30/9:30 Central – The […]

Newsarama and Comics2Film on "Turok" and Gold Key Sequels

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Two separate interviews about the Turok Son of Stone direct-to-video movie have been published, touching on potential follow-ups . Writer/producer Evan Baily, screenwriter Tony Bedard, and supervising director Tad Stones spoke to Comics2Film in a four-part interview (part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4); in the fourth part, Bedard expresses his hopes for […]

"Diego," "Dora" Games Due January 12

by on February 7, 2008
Go, Diego, Go: Safari Rescue, a new video game based on the Nickelodeon show, will be released for the PlayStation 2 and Wii systems on February 12, 2K Play announced today. The PlayStation version will retail for $29.99 and the Wii version for $39.99. Players take the role of Diego and journey across Africa, scaring […]