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Disney's Iger, Eisner Sharing CEO Duties Until October

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 Beats Fourth Quarter Expectations

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 […]

"G.I. Joe Sigma Six" Comes to 4Kids TV This September

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 […]

Pixar President Catmull Open to Deals from All Comers

In remarks to French daily Les Echos, Pixar co-founder and President Ed Catmull has stated that Pixar is ready to resume talks over distribution with Disney, but reiterated Pixar’s interest to deal with other studios as well. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Stanley Gold Snubs Iger in Newsweek Interview

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 […]

Double-Shot of Jeff Smith "Bone" Interviews

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.

J. Torres Updates on Current Comic Projects

J. Torres, writer for Teen Titans Go!, has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about his upcoming comics projects, including a two-issue Mr. Freeze story in DC’s Legends of the Dark Knight #190-191 and the ongoing serialized graphic novel series Love is a Foreign Language for Oni Press.

"Howl's Moving Castle" English Cast Announced

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.

"Clone Wars" Series 2: Everything You Loved And More

I wonder if Jedi mind tricks work over the web. Because if they did, you can bet everyone reading this would already be blank-faced and drooling, waiting patiently in front of their televisions for the Monday premiere of Star Wars: Clone Wars Season Three. These new episodes look like they’ll top everything that’s come before. […]

"Clone Wars" Returns in Explosive Premiere

Fans of Star Wars were skeptical when the word of an animated series first broke. What they found over the course of six months were twenty action-packed episodes culminating in a tense battle between Anakin Skywalker and Asajj Ventress and in the introduction of General Grievous. This new batch of episodes, five in all, are […]

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