"Chicken Little" Hatches Disney, Dolby Digital 3-D Animation

by Zeddon June 27, 2005
Disney Digital 3D is being launched with the release of Chicken Little on November 4. The brand new, state-of-the-art technology will provide the first true three-dimensional digital experience in movie theaters. In collaboration with Disney, Dolby Laboratories plans to install its Dolby Digital Cinema systems in approximately 100 specially selected theaters in 25 top markets […]

MoMA Announces "Anime!!" Exhibit Schedule

by Zeddon June 27, 2005
The Museum of Modern Art has announced the schedule for its upcoming “Anime!!” exhibit. The exhibit premieres July 10, 2005. (hat tip: Aquamann)

"Constantine" DVD Available July 19

by Bird Boyon June 27, 2005
On July 19, Constantine will be available on DVD from Warner Home Video (WHV). This comic book adaptation from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures is from DC Comics’ Hellblazer and stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy films) and features Djimon Hounson, Shia La Beouf and Gavin Rossdale. Single […]

"Detective Comics" Drops Back-Up Stories, Price

by James Harveyon June 27, 2005
Notice anything different about the official DC Comics website for Detective Comics? Don’t be shocked if you missed it, but DC has quietly revealed the long-running comic series will be dropping the 8-page backup story beginning in September. Detective Comics featured the usual 22-page main story along with an extra 8-page backup story, usually multi-part, […]

McGruff Takes a Bite Out of Identity Theft

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2005
McGruff the Crime Dog will star in a new ad campaign to counter identity theft (free registration required). The animated dog in a trench coat has been a longtime fixture of public-service announcements from the National Crime Prevention Council. A publicity campaign to celebrate his 25th birthday starts today.

Shark's Fin Soup Off the Menu at Disneyland Hong Kong

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2005
A report in the New York Times states that Disney has taken shark’s fin soup off the menu at Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park, concluding that shark fishing cannot be conducted in an environmentally sensitive way (free registration required). The dish is a Chinese delicacy often served at wedding banquets and other social occasions.

John Fiedler 1925 - 2005

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2005
Veteran voice actor John Fiedler passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the age of 80 (free registration required). Fiedler was the voice of Piglet in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh cartoons since the 1960s. He also performed on Broadway and in numerous other live-action films.

"Five Star Stories": One Short Epic

by Chris Woodon June 27, 2005
Accompany me if you will on a journey back in time to 1977, when the entirety of the Star Wars saga was contained in a single two-hour film. It featured many tantalizing references to unseen places, people, and events, causing viewers to speculate feverishly about just who this Anakin guy was and what the Clone […]

Paul Winchell, R.I.P.

by Zeddon June 26, 2005
Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger, died at home in his sleep on Friday morning, The Associated Press reports. He was 82 years old.

Billy West Hosts CA Cartoon Event

by Zeddon June 26, 2005
Voice actor Billy West is hosting a celebration of classic cartoon characters at The Museum of Television & Radio. West will lead a workshop on voice acting that includes a contest for the best new voice imitations of well-known characters; classic cartoons will be screened; and refreshments will be served in the Bell Gallery, where […]