Linda Abrams has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing, Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution (WBDCD). Meanwhile, Maury Leitner has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing, WBDCD. Both of these announcements were made by Eric Frankel, President, WBDCD. More information on the positions is available at the Time Warner corporate website.
Superhero Hype! reports that actor James Cromwell has signed on to play Captain Stacy, Gwen Stacy’s father, in Spider-Man 3. In the Amazing Spider-Man comic books, Stacy dies a heroic death as he saves a child during a battle between Spider-Man and another supervillain. Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacy ends up blaming Spider-Man for […]
Editor, writer, and director Allen Shalleck has been found dead on the driveway of his mobile home in Florida. Shalleck, 76, co-edited several Curious George books and also helped write and direct 104 animated Curious George short films. The police are treating the death as a possible homicide.
Newsarama.com’s ongoing “State of the Union” feature has interviewed Evelyn Dubocq, Director of Public Relations at VIZ Media. Among the topics discussed are the merger of VIZ and ShoPro, the success of Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist, and the company’s plans for 2006.
Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and known in financial circles as the “Oracle of Omaha,” will be lending his voice to a cartoon character, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). The movie, entitled The Secret Millionaire’s Club, will be produced by DIC Entertainment Holdings and is intended at […]
The last disc of Samurai 7 left off on a cliffhanger. Our band of heroes were facing trouble on all sides. It seemed the nobuseri bandits had allied with the merchants to crush any hopes of peasant rebellion, while the enigmatic cave dwellers the Guardians, or Shikimoribito, could turn on the peasants at any time. […]
To celebrate the release of the Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit DVD (and the film’s recent perfect showing at the Annie Awards), DreamWorks has made available online a preview of Flushed Away, the next feature film from Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit. The featurette is included on the new Curse […]
Newsarama.com has posted an exclusive clip from Ultimate Avengers: the Movie, the direct-to-video animated movie coming in two weeks from Marvel Entertainment and Lion’s Gate. The clip is in Windows Media format.
A lengthy article in the Los Angeles Times details the long journey Curious George has taken from classic children’s book to the film incarnation coming to multiplex screens on Friday, February 10, 2006. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)
Veteran animator and animation consultant Andreas Deja has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Bambi II, the direct-to-video sequel to Disney’s classic film. Deja speaks about his role in the making of the film and his reactions to seeing the final finished product.