DreamWorks Animation Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit

by Maxie Zeuson July 22, 2005
DreamWorks Animation SKG and certain directors have been named in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors by Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, the law firm said yesterday. The complaint alleges that the company made materially false and misleading statements with respect to sales of Shrek 2 home video units. Late last year, […]

Focus Features Plans "9" from Tim Burton

by Maxie Zeuson July 22, 2005
Focus Features will produce 9, a CG-animated film set in a fantasy parallel world where humanity is threatened, Coming Soon reports, citing Variety. Shane Acker will direct; Pamela Pettler will write the script; Tim Burton will produce.

ADV Announces September Releases

by Maxie Zeuson July 22, 2005
ADV Films will release Yugo the Negotiator Pakistan 2: Honor and Magical Shoping Arcade Abenobashi: Complete Collection to DVD on September 6, the company said yesterday. Separately, ADV said that Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days will begin its run this August as the exclusive manga insert of Newtype USA. The August issue will also come […]

More "Ren & Stimpy" Coming to DVD in November

by Maxie Zeuson July 22, 2005
Paramount is planning to release an “ultimate” box set of The Ren & Stimpy show to DVD on November 8, TV Shows on DVD reports. The site cautions that the release date is unofficial. Separately, TV Shows on DVD also says that November 8 will see the release of the Adult Party Cartoons to DVD.

David Goyer Talks "Blade" TV Series

by La Parkaon July 22, 2005
Sci Fi Wire reports in an interview with David Goyer that the new Blade tv series will debut on Spike TV next June. Thirteen episodes have been ordered, and a new actor will be hired to play the immortal half-human, half-vampire.

"Best of He-Man": Yes, It Does Have Some Power

by Matthew Williamson July 22, 2005
Despite their popularity, most of the eighties cartoons are remembered only nostalgically. Let’s face it—most of them aren’t as good as we remember. Some are plagued by horrible voice acting (Thundercats), some are so reliant on their toylines that it’s impossible to connect them to any character (Transformers, GI Joe), and some are just bad […]

Wizard Announces Atlanta Comic Convention Starting in 2006

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2005
Wizard Entertainment has announced a new annual convention to be held in Atlanta, GA. The first WizardWorld Atlanta is currently scheduled for June 30 – July 2, 2006, and will join the five other conventions held in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Arlington, Texas.

Mickey News Looks Back at Disney Strike of 1941

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2005
An article on covers the history behind the Disney animator strike of 1941, which led to the unionization of the animation staff and ultimately led to a tremendous creative burst in the animation and comics businesses.

"The Ant Bully" Gets August 2006 Release Date

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
John A. Davis, writer and director on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, will bring John Nickle’s kids’ book The Ant Bully to the big screen as a CG-animated film, it was announced today. The story is about a boy who floods an ant colony with his water gun, then is magically shrunk to insect size and […]

Disney Reopens Talks with Pixar

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co., is holding preliminary talks with Pixar about reviving and extending the distribtution pact between the two companies, IMDb reports. In addition, Apple Computer (like Pixar, headed by Steve Jobs) is talking with Iger about licensing Disney movies and TV shows for the video iPod the company is reportedly […]