In an article about February advertising, The New York Times notes that the Coca-Cola Company will air a 60-second Japanese anime styled advertisement during the Daytona 500 broadcast on Fox. The print edition of the paper includes a still photo from the ad which is not available in the on-line version.
Writer Ed Brubaker has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Batman: The Man Who Laughs, a prestige-format comic drawn by Doug Mahnke that details the first encounter between Batman and the Joker. Batman: The Man Who Laughs was released to comic shops last Wednesday with a cover price of $6.95.
James Stewart’s new book Disney War describes a culture of “corporate back-stabbings” at the Walt Disney Co. under Michael Eisner, today’s edition of The New York Times (free registration required) reports. The newspaper has a review of the book, whose publication date has been advanced, and an article describing some of the juicier anecdotes.
A new four-part AcceleRacers animated special will run quarterly on Cartoon Network as part of a deal with Mattel, the companies announced today. The first part aired in January, and the remaining parts are scheduled to air in March, June and October. In addition, sixteen micro-episodes can be viewed at Business Wire. [Source:Business Wire]
Winners of The 5th Annual DVD Exclusive Awards were presented Tuesday, February 8, in Los Angeles. Disney ruled overall, collecting twelve awards–five of them earned by The Lion King 1½ which won categories for “Best Director,” “Best Screenplay,” and “Best Animated DVD Premiere Movie.” Mark Hamill’s directorial debut, Comic Book: The Movie, received two awards: […]
Toyfare Magazine has interviewed Seth Green, co-creator of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Green describes the show as “a stop-motion variety show. It’s like Saturday Night Live with stop motion. Only it’s funnier.” What viewers can expect to see in the show: A “shot-by-shot re-creation” of the Kill Bill movie trailer. Spoofs of American Idol (guest-starring […]
First, a disclaimer: I am on the far edge of Ed, Edd n Eddy‘s target demographic—the far edge? I’m over the horizon and retreating fast—and I don’t regularly watch the series. So I’m not the best choice of reviewer for its Valentine’s Day special, “Hanky Panky Hullabaloo,” which premieres this Friday on Cartoon Network. Still, […]