The Walt Disney Corporation is teaming with Sprint to launch a national wireless phone service in the United States next year. The service, to be called Disney Mobile, will be designed for families and will be part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, which currently offers Disney-branded content for mobile phones.
Writer Mark Evanier is reporting the passing of Selby Daley Kelly over the July 4th weekend. Kelly was the wife of cartoonist Walt Kelly (Pogo). She worked for multiple Hollywood animation studios before marrying Kelly and assisting on the Pogo comic strip. (CORRECTION: Evanier notes that Kelly’s passing was two weeks ago and only reported […]
Academy Award winning sound designer Ben Burtt has left his position at Lucasfilm for Pixar Animation Studios. A recent news item on Comicon.com’s The Beat weblog suggests that Burtt may be directing Chassis, an adaptation of a comic book series from Hurricane Comics that centers around an independent rocket car driver from an alternate history […]
A brief column in the Los Angeles Times states that Jack Kirby, co-creator of Marvel Comics’ Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, and the X-Men, will be receiving some kind of recognition in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, but his estate will still receive no monetary compensation for his contributions. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog; […]
Variety is reporting that Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour digital net dedicated to animation, is bringing back The Ren & Stimpy Show. The Ren & Stimpy Show, which originally launched on Nickelodeon in 1991, will air weeknights at 11:30pm and weekends at 11:00am & 11:30am starting August 1. Nicktoons has rights to all three seasons of the […]
Wanghusimchung (Empress Chung), an animated feature film co-produced by studios in North and South Korea, may see a simultaneous release in the two countries this August if negotiations with the North Korean side of the production are successful, Creative Film Marketing reported last week. A new dub track is expected to be produced in North […]
The Disney ABC Television Group has promoted Rodrigue Trouillet to the newly created position of VP of technology and broadcast operations at Walt Disney Television International, Continental Europe, World Screen reports. Trouillet will be responsible for the broadcast operations management of the Branded TV and Jetix channels based in the EMEA region (France, Germany, Italy, […]