Corporate Shark Circling Time Warner

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
Corporate raider Carl Icahn is trying to form a faction of shareholders that would press Time Warner into a corporate restructuring, The New York Times (access requires free registration) reports. Icahn controls a hedge fund that owns five million shares of Time Warner, which is the parent of Warner Bros. Pictures and Cartoon Network. Icahn […]

Du Chau Taking on "Underdog"

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
Disney Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment have approached Frederik Du Chau to direct the live-action bigscreen version of Underdog, Dark Horizons reports.

"Juniper Lee" Crosses Pond to UK

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
Cartoon Network’s The Life & Times of Juniper Lee will launch in the United Kingdom on Saturday, August 20, c21 Media reports.

"Zatch Bell!" DVD Coming in November

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
VIZ Media will release the first volume of the Zatch Bell! anime series to DVD in November with a retail price of $19.98, the company says. In addition, Viz will release the first two volumes of the manga series in August with a retail price of $9.99 each. Limited quantities of the second volume will […]

"Valiant" Soundtrack Lands in Stores August 16

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack to Valiant on August 16, the company said today. The original score, composed by four-time Oscar nominee George Fenton, will retail for $18.98. [Source: Business Wire]

Judge Rules for Disney Board in Shareholder Lawsuit

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2005
Chancellor William Chandler III handed down a decision in favor of the Disney board of directors in the shareholder lawsuit over the hiring and firing of Michael Ovitz as president in 1995. Disney shareholders sued the board for breaching their fiscal responsibilities in paying Ovitz a hefty severance package after supposedly poor corporate governance.

Future Animated DC DVD Box Sets Planned

by James Harveyon August 9, 2005
Nancy Spears, director of marketing for Warner Home Video, recently answered fan questions on the message board for Warner’s Classic Cartoons DVD website. The questions were mostly concerning future Animated DC Box sets. Spears states that not only are more Batman: The Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures and Superman: The Animated Series box sets coming, […]

"Yugo the Negotiator": The Man with the Golden Tongue

by Chris Woodon August 9, 2005
Although there are a number of anime with very original execution, most can comfortably be pigeonholed in one of the popular genres like sci-fi, comedy, romance, or horror. Which is to say, genres that are easily digestible for the core teen audience. So it is both a treat and a shock to encounter an anime […]

New "Valiant" Images Online

by Maxie Zeuson August 9, 2005
Disney has released twelve new images from Valiant, the CG-animated feature that it will release on August 19. Click on each thumbnail for a larger image. It has also posted a six-minute special sneak peak of the film (Quicktime) (Windows Media). EDIT: Real Player link added. [Source: New Media Strategies]

"Jay Jay" Flies to DVD in 2006

by Maxie Zeuson August 9, 2005
Paramount Home Entertainment and PBS Home Video will release Jay Jay the Jet Plane to DVD in the spring of 2006, the companies said yesterday. [Source: Business Wire]