The Los Angeles Times reports that Pixar Animation Studios has been sued in two separate class-action lawsuits (free registration required). Both suits charge that the company deliberately misled investors when projecting DVD sales for The Incredibles. Pixar described the lawsuits as “completely baseless.”
Clone High takes place in a high school made up of teenaged clones of historical figures. How could this show, with its off-the-wall humor, challenging teen issues (including sleep deprivation, catching ADD from toilet seats, women playing sports, being upstaged by John Stamos, and getting drunk off alcohol-free beer) and bizarre concept, possibly fail? Simple. […]
Toon Zone has independent confirmation that Turner Classic Movies plans to air nine animated features from Studio Ghibli in January 2006. UPDATE: According to the official TCM Web site, the film series will include a variety of Ghibli films, including the currently unreleased Whisper of the Heart and Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday, which Disney had […]
Teshkeel Media Group, KSC today announced a comprehensive agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. to bring Arabic-language Marvel comics, trade paperbacks, and magazines to the Middle East region. Under the terms of the agreement, Teshkeel will engage in a wide-ranging multi-year publishing program which, for the first time, will bring Marvel’s world-famous comic books to the […]
A DVD game series based on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is set to launch in the U.S., following a deal between Zoo Digital and LA games producer/distributor Snap TV, C21Media reports. The deal marks the first time a Zoo product has been published in the U.S.
Broadband Enterprises is syndicating animated video shorts from Warner Bros. Online to its broadband network of more than 400 websites, the company announced today. Syndicated programming includes animated favorites from Looney Tunes, Gotham Girls, Timberwolf, and Cartoon Monsoon. All of the animated video shorts are available in flash. Broadband Enterprises will sell advertising sponsorships around […]
Newsarama.com has posted several character design previews of Marvel Comics’ New Mangaverse – Rings of Fate #1, a mini-series scheduled to begin in January. The series will be written by Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski with artwork by Tommy Ohtsuka.
Nausicaa.net has posted a report from the English dub premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. The report notes that there are no plans for any theatrical release of the movie and follows up on several Ghibli DVD projects, including the news that a release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday has been shelved indefinitely.
The New York Times has an article detailing the long and arduous process of turning Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are from a book to a movie (registration required). While many earlier versions were envisioned as animation projects, the current film in pre-production will involve live-action animatronic actors with computer-generated faces. Spike Jonze is […]
After the great success of Zoids: Chaotic Century and Zoids: Guardian Force, another sequel was a natural move. Unfortunately, instead of another epic battle between good and evil, the creators have messed with success, producing just another dull tournament series. Centuries after the final defeat of the Death Saurer, Zoid Warriors pilot a new brand […]