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Warner Brothers to Sell Movies & TV on BitTorrent

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
In a sudden reversal of company policy, Warner Brothers’ video unit announced plans to release television shows and movies officially through the BitTorrent file-sharing service. In the past, Warner Brothers and most other studios considered such services to be liabilities, resulting in lost revenue due to piracy. The new service is scheduled to start this […]

"Galaxy High School" Coming to DVD (Updated 5/10)

by Dan Collinson May 10, 2006
The series Galaxy High School is going to be made as a DVD, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The series was created by Chris Columbus (Director of Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films) and featured the voices of Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), David L. Lander (Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley), […]

How to Be a (Cos)Player

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
Newsarama.com has posted an interview with Christian Smith, who founded Superherostation and Prima Showcase to construct elaborate superhero costumes to model at comic book conventions nationwide. Smith discusses the challenges and rewards of his hobby/job, recommendations for other cosplayers, and the hardest costume he has made so far. Several photos of his handiwork are included […]

"Family Guy" Comics Preview Available

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
Devil’s Due Publishing has released a preview of Family Guy Vol. 1: 100 Ways to Kill Lois by Stewie Griffin, their new comic book based on the Fox animated TV series. The 48 page comic will be released later this month. In a related story, Devil’s Due has announced a “Rip Off” promotion, which lets […]

Disney Reports $733M Profit in 2Q 2006

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
The Walt Disney Company has reported a 3 million profit for the second quarter of 2006, largely due to increased ratings on ABC and cable networks and increased attendance at their theme parks. The profit represents a 19% increase from the same period a year ago. Despite the growth on television and theme parks, the […]

Walt Disney Treasures – The Comic Book Anthology

by Javeon May 9, 2006
David Gerstein from Gemstone Comics is compiling a Disney anthology of comics, featuring the works of Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Floyd Gottfredson, Al Taliaferro, Gil Turner, Romano Scarpa, and many others. The 160-page book will be entitled Disney Comics: 75 Years of Innovation and will be filled with information, never-before-printed drawings, and classic duck and […]

YTV Gears Up for Multi-Platform Launch of "Pandalian"

by Grant Whiteon May 9, 2006
Canada’s YTV is set to broadcast new fantasy/adventure cartoon Pandalian across a range of formats, C21Media reports. Focusing on Toby, a legendary ‘Chosen One,’ the show will premiere on the station on July 5th and will be backed by online and on-demand content.

How Animated Dodos Got Into Evolution/Intelligent Design Movie

by Ed Liuon May 8, 2006
An article from the University of Southern California about Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus covers the contribution of veteran animator Tom Sito to the film. Sito’s resume includes classic films ranging from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? to The Little Mermaid to Shrek; Sito is currently an adjunct faculty instructor at USC. Sito and […]

NY Times on the Secret Origins of "Over the Hedge"

by Ed Liuon May 8, 2006
The New York Times details the path taken from newspaper comics section to silver screen for the upcoming Over the Hedge feature film (registration required). The movie from DreamWorks Animation is scheduled for release on May 19.

"Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" set for Theatrical Outing

by Grant Whiteon May 7, 2006
Sunrise is set to release a Mobile Suit Gundam SEED movie directed by series director Mitsuo Fukuda, Gunota Headlines reports. While plot and setting are currently unknown, it is confirmed that unlike the existing/ongoing Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny made-for-TV compilations, the new movie will be a brand new story set in the SEED universe.