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NY Times on "Cinderella" Mania

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2005
The New York Times Styles section has an article about the popularity of Disney’s Cinderella merchandise across the nation (registration required). The deluxe DVD of the movie and Cinderella costumes and paraphenalia have been consistely hot sellers, with the trend seeming to continue past Halloween and into the Christmas shopping season. Some concern is raised […]

"G.I. Joe" Comics News: Snake Eyes Declassified and Sigma 6

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2005
Two separate news articles at Comicon.com’s PULSE News cover G.I. Joe comic book news. The first talks to colorist John Rauch about the G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Declassified mini-series. Several preview pages from the comic are included with the article. The second is a press release from Devil’s Due Publishing about the G.I. Joe: Sigma […]

"Boondocks" Brings All The Flaws of Primetime TV To Adult Swim

by Killtacularon November 3, 2005
It’s a Cinderella story for Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, the near-aborted animated comic strip adaption. After Fox passed it up, Cartoon Network rode in on a horse powered by rainbows and happy clams, and saved this misunderstood gem from demolition. Adult Swim played it up big time. They were excited to get the bad boy of […]

"The Boondocks" Begins its Assault on Adult Swim

by Tienshinon November 3, 2005
Aaron McGruder, sometimes called the angriest black man in America, is ready to sound off once again, only now he’s coming with both gun barrels blazing live and in color. The Boondocks, based on the largely popular and often controversial syndicated comic strip, begins its fifteen episode season on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block on […]

"Are You Laughing?" Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2005
The Hippocratic oath is, “First, do no harm.” Aaron McGruder isn’t a doctor, but if he has an oath when it comes to his comic strip The Boondocks, it’s probably “First, make sure it’s funny.” A genial McGruder participated in a teleconference with the news media on Tuesday to promote the new Boondocks animated show. […]

Electronic Arts Acquires "Simpsons" Gaming Rights

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Electronic Arts, Twentieth Century Fox Television, and Gracie Films have announced a long-term agreement that grants Electronic Arts development rights to multiple videogame titles based on the FOX series The Simpsons. Game development will be done at Electronic Arts’ Redwood Shores Studio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [Source: AWN]

Marvel Studios Names President/COO

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Marvel Ent. Inc. has hired Michael Helfant as President/COO of the company’s Marvel Studios division based in Beverly Hills. AWN has details.

4Kids Announces "Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1"

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
4Kids Entertainment will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1: A New Evil on DVD on December 6, 2005, the company announced on Wednesday. Seven episodes from Yu-Gi-Oh!‘s fourth broadcast season on Kids WB will be featured. The DVD will retail for $14.98 SRP, with a running time of 155 minutes. The following is a track listing for […]

Pixar Founder Receives Award

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Visual Effects Society has chosen Pixar founder John Lasseter as its recipient of the 2005 Georges Melies Award for Artistic Excellence, AWN reports. Lasseter oversees all of the studio’s films and associated projects and is currently directing the studio’s next feature film, Cars.

Warner Bros. Announces Layoffs

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Faced with a revenue slowdown and budget tightening, Warner Bros. Ent. plans to layoff 400 employees companywide in Burbank, AWN reports, citing Variety. All four of the studio’s divisions will be affected.