Walt Disney President Robert Iger is all but “inevitable” to succeed retiring chairman Michael Eisner as head of the company, the Los Angeles Times (free registration required) reports. Analysts tell the paper that Iger (who was once dismissed as an “also ran”) is rising in investor estimations thanks to Disney’s improving financial performance. Disney’s board […]
McFarlane Toys will produce an all-new line of Simpsons action figures under a licensing deal announced by the company and Twentieth Century Fox today. The figures will be released this fall in multi-box sets containing figures recreating favorite moments from the show. Todd McFarlane will work personally with The Simpsons creative team in making the […]
Fox will air the pilot episode of American Dad, a new animated series from Family Guy-creator Seth McFarlane, after Super Bowl XXXIX, AWN reports. The episode will air at approximately 10:30pm (ET) (allowing for game time). It will be preceded by a broadcast of The Simpsons episode “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass” at 10:00pm […]
Nervousness about FCC standards led Fox to blur out a naked rear end on Family Guy a few weeks ago, the Associated Press reports. Fox says it received no complaints from viewers about the episode, but it decided to play it safe after the FCC fined Fox stations for airing a Married by America episode […]
ADV Films will release Princess Tutu: Märchen to DVD on January 25, the company says. The DVD-only release will retail for $29.98 and contain five complete episodes in English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 audio with English subtitles. Extras include: staff commentary with Shoko Oono (translator) & Mike Yantosca (ADR writer); voice actor commentary with Luci […]
Jared Stern will pen the script to Toy Story 3, which Walt Disney is developing in-house without the participation of Pixar Animation Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stern is a participant in Disney’s feature animation story development program. No details on his story idea have been announced.