Star Entertainment Picks Up Rights to Color Chips Toons

Star Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to Caper Town Cops and Ultimate Book of Spells and Scruff under a deal inked with Color Chips India Ltd, IndianTelevision.com reports. The deal will give Star the rights for two and a half years.

"Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster" Comes to Teletoon

Teletoon will premiere Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster on Saturday, January 15, at 5:00pm (ET/PT). The network airs What’s New Scooby-Doo? on weekdays at 5:00pm and weekends at 8:00am and 7:30pm. [Source: Teletoon]

Lois Lane and Lex Luthor found for "Superman"

here has confirmed that Kate Bosworth is in talks to play Lois Lane, and Kevin Spacey is set to play the superhero’s nemesis Lex Luthor in Bryan Singer’s Superman for Warner Bros. Pictures. Discuss the news The Entertainment Forum on Toon Zone’s The Entertainment Forum.

Walt Disney Company 2004 Annual Report Available Online

The Walt Disney Company has posted its 2004 Annual Report, and it is available here. [Source: Laughingplace.com]

Disney Permanently Separates CEO, Chairman Jobs

The Walt Disney Company board of directors today said it has made it permanent policy to separate the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. This in response to criticism and requests from Disney shareholders. The board amended corporate governance guidelines to read as follows: The chairman of the board shall be an independent director […]

Thailand Seeks Foreign Animation Investment

The Bangkok Post is reporting that the Thai animation industry is seeking foreign investors during the Thailand Animation and Multimedia 2005 fair, competing with similar initiatives in China, India, and South Korea. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Producers Guild of America Nominates "The Incredibles" for Top Film of 2004

The Producers Guild of America has named The Incredibles as one of five nominees for the Best Film of 2004, surprising most entertainment industry analysts. The PGA awards are often used as a bellweather for Oscar nominations and winners. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Dragon's Lair" Returns to Comics

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has covered the return of Dragon’s Lair to comic stands. The comic, based on the famed video game featuring animation by Don Bluth, was thrown into limbo in the wake of the bankruptcy of MV Creations. The new comic will be published by Arcana, who will reprint the first three issues published […]

R.I.P. Frank Kelly Freas

The New York Times notes the passing of Frank Kelly Freas, science fiction artist who may be best known for his rendition of Alfred E. Newman, the icon of Mad magazine (free registration required). Freas was 82. Discuss this news on the Comic Book Culture Forum.

More Info Revealed on All-Star Batman, Dark Detective Comics

Newsarama.com has posted more information about two Batman comic projects Jim Lee was interviewed about All-Star Batman & Robin yesterday. Artist more information about Batman: Dark Detective, where he will work with writer Frank Miller on a six-issue story arc. Newsarama also revealed more information about Batman: Dark Detective, which will mark the return of […]

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