Disney Short Films Available on iTunes

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2006
10 Disney short films are now available from Apple Computer’s misnamed iTunes Music Store. The films are all Academy Award winners or nominees, and include classics such as Brave Little Tailor and Ferdinand the Bull. All the films are $1.99 each.

Media Weighs In on Disney’s Purchase of Pixar

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2006
The mainstream media has exploded with news and commentary about yesterday’s announcement that The New York Times: – USA Today and USA Today both feature articles about John Lasseter, Executive Vice President Creative for Pixar and newly named Chief Creative Officer for Disney animation studios. The Times article may require registration to read. Of special […]

TCM to Air Miyazaki Films Through May

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2006
A posting on notes that the Turner Classic Movies channel will be airing the films of Hayao Miyazaki through May, although the on-line schedule only shows a rebroadcast of Spirited Away at the end of March. The same article notes that Only Yesterday will be aired this Thursday on TCM in a subtitled version, […]

Larry Schwartz Talks "Kappa Mikey"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2006
The “Animated Shorts” column at has spoken to Larry Schwartz of the Animation Collective about Kappa Mikey, a new series debuting on Nicktoons later this month. The series focuses on an American animated actor sent to star in a Japanese anime show, and combines American and Japanese animation styles to send up the culture […]

"Family Guy" Comics Coming in April

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2006
Devil’s Due Publishing will be releasing a Family Guy comic book mini-series starting in April. Titled “100 Ways to Kill Lois,” the bi-monthly three-issue comic will be written by series writer Matt Fleckenstein and drawn by Benjamin Phillips. Devil’s Due also stated that the series will be collected later this year, and that sales will […]

Dini to Write "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2006
Writer Paul Dini and artist Rags Morales will be teaming up on DC’s Detective Comics title starting this year, according to a comment at the end of the Dini/Morales team on (note: article contains spoilers for DC’s Infinite Crisis event). Dini confirmed that he will be writing “the Busiek/Pacheco Superman team” on his weblog, and […]

‘Samurai Jack’ Season 3 Arriving on DVD in May

by Bird Boyon January 25, 2006
TV Shows on DVD is reporting that the third season of Samurai Jack is arriving on DVD on May 23rd. Click the link for more information. Stay tuned for the full announcement by WHV in the coming days.

Disney To Buy Pixar In $7.4 Billion Deal

by Matthew Williamson January 24, 2006
Disney has just announced that it will purchase Pixar Animation Studios in a deal worth around $7.4 billion in stock, making the animated studio a wholly owned subsidiary. Chief personnel involved in the deal include Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull, and John Lasseter. Jobs will become Disney’s largest individual shareholder and will hold a seat on […]

CBS and Warner Bros. to Form New Broadcast Network

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced their intent to form a new broadcast network, The CW, to be launched in the fall of 2006. The network will be a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, with each company owning 50%. In an important strategic move that secures major market distribution […]

Disney Channel February 2006 Movies & Specials

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of February: Aladdin And The King Of Thieves (1996) Sunday, February 12 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Cinderella (1950) Sunday, February 12 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Monday, February 13 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Dinosaur (2000) Saturday, February 4 […]