Fred Grandinetti, a contributor to the International Popeye Fan Club and author of Popeye: An Illustrated Cultural History, has done an exclusive interview with DVDToons.com. The interview features some info on his book, Grandinetti’s take on the recent Popeye CGI special, and the possibilities of getting classic Popeye released on DVD. The full interview is […]
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to Chaotic — a trading card game owned by Apex Marketing and Dracco Company Ltd. 4Kids will manage the licensing, marketing, and promotional initiatives for Chaotic and will join forces with Apex Marketing to develop and produce an animated series based on the property. 4Kids will […]
Cartoon Network has established an office in Singapore, World Screen reports, which the network hopes will help to increase its advertising sales, sponsorships, and promotions across Southeast Asia. Karen Tan, account manager of advertising sales for Cartoon Network, will be based in the new office.
The ten independent members of The Walt Disney Company board issued a strong rebuke on Thursday to Roy Disney and Stanley Gold, calling their charges “baseless and inaccurate.” Earlier this week, Disney and Gold filed a lawsuit against several of The Walt Disney Company board members, alleging that the process used to name a successor […]
Jake Tarbox, group editor of CMX, DC Comics’ manga line, has resigned from the company following a censorship controversy. Tarbox and CMX came under fire in March for heavily editing Tenjho Tenge, a new manga series, to remove explicit content. Fans mounted a boycott and called for the series to be released in its original […]
DreamWorks Animation SKG has announced their next film collaboration with Aardman, a new comedy entitled Crood Awakening. Set in the Stone Age, Crood Awakening is a comedy about a big man in a small village called Crood. His position as “Leader of the Hunt” is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes […]
Robert A. Daly has been named an advisor to Viacom Inc., the company announced today. In his newly created, non-executive position, Mr. Daly will consult on a number of strategic areas, based on his vast experience in leading entertainment industry organizations Warner Bros., Warner Music Group, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and CBS Entertainment. [Source: PR […]
In contrast to American animated films, a large percentage of anime features are adaptations of popular Japanese comic books, or manga (and they say Hollywood has run out of ideas). Such adaptations make perfect sense, of course, because they supply a powerful brand name, loyal fan base and plenty of material for possible sequels. On […]
The New York Times covers Disney’s second quarter earnings announcement (free registration required), which reported a $698 million profit on $7.8 billion in revenue. The 30% rise in profit from the first quarter was attributed to increased home video sales, as well as higher prices and attendance at Disney’s theme park in Florida.