The Portland Press Herald of Maine reports on a dispute over “racy” manga in the public library system centering on the perceived sexist depiction of female characters. Tokyo Mew Mew and Peach Girl are mentioned specifically as racier manga of questionable artistic merit. In a rare show of common sense, an editorial in the paper […]
Two different articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times speculate on the future of the Disney Corporation under its new CEO Robert A. Iger, who will replace outgoing CEO Michael Eisner in September (free registration required for both). Both articles place a heavy emphasis on the Disney-Pixar relationship and the often […]
Superior Court Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl ruled on Monday that Disney cannot recoup 4,000 in court costs incurred during their court battle over Winnie the Pooh royalties with the Slesinger family. The amount is more than half of the $1 million Disney sued to reclaim. The judge will rule on the remaining expenses on a […]
Robert A. Iger will succeed Michael D. Eisner as The Walt Disney Company CEO, the company announced today. Iger was unanimously selected for the job by the Walt Disney Co. board of directors. He will take over on September 30, 2005, following Eisner’s stepping down. [Source: The Associated Press (via ABCNEWS.com)] Update: Roy Disney and […]
Brad Bird, director of Pixar’s The Incredibles, has been interviewed for DVD Talk Radio by DVDTalk.com’s editor Geoffrey Kleinman, who has posted the interview as a 4.7 MB MP3 file ready for download. In addition to answering many of the same questions asked since The Incredibles debuted, Bird comments at length on the background behind […]
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Disney Corporation is seeking more than million in court-related costs from the heirs of Stephen Slesinger over the recent court battle over Winnie the Pooh royalties. The Slesinger heirs have countered that Disney’s claim is overinflated and goes far beyond what the law allows.
The New York Times TV page has published an article about Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block of programming, focusing especially on Seth Green and Matt Senreich’s Robot Chicken. Along the way, the article looks at Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Sealab 2021, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Tom Goes to the Mayor.
An article in the New York Times suggests that the success of The Polar Express as a 3-D Imax movie bodes well for future releases in that format (free registration required). While many films have had Imax releases, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Star Wars: Episode II, The Polar Express is […]
A feature article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine covers the fashion choices of the current crop of comic-book characters, focusing on the trenchcoats featured prominently by the murky lead characters of Constantine and Sin City, two live-action movies based on comic books. Edna Mode was unavailable for comment.
Chances are you’re acquainted with the cheerful sea sponge known as SpongeBob SquarePants, even if you don’t have a SpongeBob plushie on your desk. I mean to say, even if you don’t have young children. You leave my plushie out of this. The four-cornered, bucktoothed marine fry cook with bulging eyes has been topping kids’ […]