Joe Roth has been interviewed by About.com about his work with Revolution Studios and the Disney/Pixar merger. Roth is a board member at Pixar Animation Studios and a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Among other things, Roth states his belief that, “Pixar will totally infuse Disney with its own stuff.” (via Internet Movie Database […]
Nausicaa.net has posted voice casting information for the studio’s upcoming Tales from Earthsea film, with Bunta Sugawara (Kamaji in Spirited Away) cast as Ged and Junichi Okada as Prince Arren.
An 8-page preview for Zoom Suit #1 is available at Newsarama.com. The comic by John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton is based on Taddeo’s award-winning short film of the same title. The comic is being published by Superverse Comics and is available for pre-order now for an April release date.
Fullmetal Alchemist has been picked up by YTV for broadcast in Canada. The anime series will premiere on YTV on March 3. It will air on YTV Fridays at 10:00pm, with repeat performances at 1:00am. General information about the series is available at www.fullmetalalchemist.com. [Source: FUNimation]
VIZ Media, LLC. (VIZ Media) has announced the debut of five new dedicated manga titles and one new fiction novel to be released in the First Quarter of 2006 under the company’s recently launched Shojo Beat imprint. The titles include the following new series: Absolute Boyfriend, Baby & Me, Godchild and Kaze Hikaruk (all available […]
Japan’s ORE/Rights Entertainment has picked up broadcast, home entertainment, and publishing rights to a second series of Franny’s Feet, C21Media reports. The series currently airs on Cartoon Network Japan.
The Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to Escape From Planet Earth, a CG-animated comedy feature pitch to be written by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards — the duo behind the company’s recent animated release Hoodwinked. C21Media reports.
Renegade Animation, in partnership with writer/director Robert Zappia, will produce an animated, holiday-themed feature film entitled Who Stole Santa’s Sack? for release late this year. AWN has details.
Dora the Explorer won her second Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) Award as “Most Popular Property” of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. As the star of Nickelodeon’s preschool series Dora the Explorer, Dora also received the prestigious “Best Girl Toy” award at the TIA gala which every year celebrates the most innovative toys. […]
JAKKS Pacific, Inc., in conjunction with Disney Publishing Worldwide, will offer TeleStory products with content based on certain Disney characters. The TeleStory products will feature Disney characters such as Winnie the Pooh, as well as characters from various Disney and Disney/Pixar animated feature films and animated direct-to-video films such as Toy Story, The Lion King, […]