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Mark Pannicia Talks "Amazing Fantasy" #15

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2005
Marvel Comics editor Mark Pannicia has spoken to Comic Book Resources about Amazing Fantasy #15, a special issue scheduled for release in November. Contributing creators include Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk), Greg Pak (X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong, 1602: New World), Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), Takeshi Miyazawa (Mary Jane, Runaways), and Sean McKeever (Mary […]

"Zoom Suit" Filmmakers Sponsor Katrina Animal Relief; Stake $10K as Second Donation

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2005
The team behind the animated short film Zoom Suit has sponsored a van of volunteers to aid in animal rescue in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. John Taddeo, writer and director of the movie, has further committed the $10,000 grand prize of the Hayden Online Film Festival to the Tri-County Humane Society of Boca Raton, […]

On-Line Comics Preview Roundup: October 7, 2005

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2005
Several on-line previews for comics have been released this week. They include: – Newsarama.com has posted a 5-page preview of the original graphic novel The Quitter by Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel, along with a complete 2-page story about the novel originally published in this month’s Playboy magazine. The book is published by DC/Vertigo and […]

Eisner Leaves Disney Board

by Zeddon October 7, 2005
Michael Eisner, who stepped down as The Walt Disney Company’s CEO last week, also unexpectedly quit the company’s Board of Directors, the company announced on Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Eisner, 63, resigned from the board on September 30. He had originally planned to see out his term, which expires […]

Playhouse Disney Comes to New Zealand

by Zeddon October 6, 2005
Sky Network Television has partnered with Walt Disney Television to bring the Playhouse Disney Channel to New Zealand, C21Media reports. The channel will launch on Sky NZ’s satellite TV service on December 24.

Autodesk to Acquire Alias

by Zeddon October 6, 2005
Autodesk Inc. will acquire Alias for $182 million in cash, AWN reports. The merger brings the chief 3D software applications — 3ds Max and Maya — under one roof. Autodesk anticipates that the transaction will close within the next four-to-six months.

"Pet Alien" Gets Second Season

by Zeddon October 6, 2005
Mike Young Prods. is beginning production on a second season of its 3D, CGI animated character comedy Pet Alien, AWN reports. Taffy Ent. has ordered 26 new half-hour episodes of the series to feed the demand for new episodes now playing in more than 160 countries worldwide.

Jules Borkent Promoted to VP of Programming at Nickelodeon Int'l

by Zeddon October 6, 2005
Jules Borkent has been promoted to VP, Programming, Nickelodeon International, AWN reports. Based in London and reporting to Steve Grieder, SVP of Nickelodeon International, Borkent will be responsible for coordinating Nickelodeon’s global programming and acquisitions strategy, with a particular emphasis on working with local programming heads to coordinate and develop pan-regional deals for Nickelodeon’s thirteen […]

Nick/Other Networks Fighting FCC

by Zeddon October 6, 2005
Nickelodeon is leading a campaign of intimidation to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from implementing safeguards designed to protect children under twelve years of age from the excesses of TV and online marketing. Nick is fighting new rules — slated to go into effect on January 1, 2006 — that would limit its ability to […]

"Finding Nemo" Videogame Now Available

by Zeddon October 6, 2005
Finding Nemo: Learning With Nemo, Buena Vista Games, Inc.’s underwater learning game, is now available for the PC and Macintosh at retail outlets nationwide. The software carries a suggested retail price of $19.99. [Source: PR Newswire]