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Disney/Pixar: John Lasseter Dubbed "The New Walt Disney"

An article from Reuters states that several animation industry watchers have dubbed Pixar’s John Lasseter “the new Walt Disney.” (No pressure.) Lasseter is set to become the head of Walt Disney’s animation division if the $7.4 billion Disney/Pixar merger concludes successfully this summer.

Matt Fleckenstein on "Family Guy" Comics

Series writer Matt Fleckenstein has spoken to Newsarama.com about his work on the upcoming Family Guy tie-in comic, coming from Devil’s Due Publishing later this year. Fleckenstein clarifies his writing duties on the show, discusses some basic plot points of his comics, and expounds on the difference between writing for comics and for other media.

DC Announces June 2006 Collected Editions

A press release announces collected comic books coming from DC Comics in June 2006. Included in the list are two Cartoon Network Block Party digest-sized volumes, the fourth volume of George Perez’s Wonder Woman comics, a tie-in trade paperback for the new Superman movie, and a second Showcase volume reprinting 1950’s-era Superman stories.

"Dragon's Lair" Comics Coming Spring 2006

Arcana Studios has revealed that a Dragon’s Lair comic book will be hitting comic shop stands in Spring 2006. Arcana will reprint issues #1-3, originally from MVC, in one issue and then finish the story in three more issues. Issue #1 will feature a cover by Don Bluth, animator and creator of the original Dragon’s […]

"Bambi II" Comes to DVD for Just 70 Days

Bambi II will be available on DVD and VHS on February 7, 2006 for $29.99 (SRP). However, it will only be available through April 17. In tribute to the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s inception of his animated classic, Bambi, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will place Bambi II under moratorium just 70 days after its […]

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Holds "Tokyo Festa" in NYC

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is holding “Tokyo Festa” — a day of free events throughout New York City — on February 7, 2006. The program is aimed at increasing awareness of Japan’s customs, culture, and cartoons. Highlights include: The En-Nichi Market A recreation of an old Edo marketplace, featuring traditional fun and games for both […]

"Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - Vol. 3" Street Date Set

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids – Vol. 3 is now scheduled to arrive on DVD on May 2, according to Ventura Distribution, owners of UrbanWorks, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The 265-minute release will retail for $19.99 SRP. Originally scheduled for release last year, the release has been pushed back several times.

Four "Futurama" Movies Planned

According to a post by Billy West on his message board, four full feature length Futurama DVD movies will begin production in late July or August. (via Craig Crumpton)

"South Bank Show" Special to Cover Anime

ITV1’s South Bank Show arts series will be dedicated to anime on February 19 and will include interviews with leading lights of anime, such as film producer Matsuhisa Ishikawa. ITV4 will follow up the show with an airing of the 1995 animation film Ghost In The Shell on March 4. [Source: BBC]

"King of the Hill - Season 6" Comes to DVD

King of the Hill – Season 6 will be available on DVD on May 2, 2006, according to TVShowsOnDVD. A 3-disc set is expected, and TVShowsOnDVD has the probable track listing.

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