Philadelphia’s Weekly Press has published an article that keenly analyzes two recent comic-books: Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris and DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Ex Machina is an on-going series that centers on a superhero who becomes mayor of New York City, while DC: The New Frontier was a […]
The Walt Disney Company on Thursday announced that Robert Iger and Michael Eisner will share chief executive duties of the entertainment giant until Eisner retires at the end of September. The company also confirmed that Chairman George Mitchell will not stand for reelection to the board at the 2006 annual meeting. [Source: Reuters]
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. on Thursday reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2004. Fourth quarter net income came in at $192.0 million or $1.99 a share, beating analyst expectations by $0.43 a share. These results, reflecting the impact of a distribution agreement with DreamWorks Studios effective on October […]
As Toon Zone previously reported, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with Hasbro, Inc. to broadcast a new G.I. Joe animated series on 4Kids TV, beginning September 2005. 4Kids today announced the name of the series, G.I. Joe Sigma Six. The series will be based on a new segment of the legendary brand […]
Stanley Gold has given a brief but highly critical interview to Newsweek about the appointment of Robert Iger as the new CEO of the Disney Corporation, indicating that Gold and Roy Disney’s battles with Disney’s leadership will continue. Gold described Iger as “a modest man with a lot to be modest about” and described Iger’s […]
Comic book writer/artist Jeff Smith has two new interviews on-line. The first is from BWI Books, a service provider for public librarians, and the other is from Minnesota Public Radio. Both focus on Smith’s 12-year comic book epic Bone, currently being re-released in color by Scholastic Books’ new graphic novel imprint.
Nausicaa.net has posted the English-language cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. The cast includes Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, and Blythe Danner. In reporting the news, Nausicaa.net also states that the movie will open in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on June 10 and expand to 60 other cities one week later.