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Analyst: Disney Animation Studio Could Ding Pixar

In reiterating their current rating and target price for Pixar stock, Banc of America has stated that Disney’s planned CGI animation studio may have a negative halo effect on Pixar if Disney’s sequels to Pixar movies are poorly done. It also points out that the creation of the studio suggests a reconciliation between the two […]

Chernin Says No to the House of Mouse

News Corp President Peter Chernin has taken himself out of the running to replace Michael Eisner as Disney’s CEO. In a conference call about News Corp’s quarterly earnings, Chernin stated that he has just signed a new contract and does not intend to leave his current position.

Eva Marie Saint Cast as Martha Kent in "Superman"

Eva Marie Saint will play Martha Kent in the upcoming Superman movie, Reuters reports.

"Clutch Cargo" Goes to DVD

BCI Eclipse will release two DVD season sets of Clutch Cargo on March 22, Animated Bliss reports. The DVDs will each retail for $14.95. Clutch Cargo is the infamous television series in which live-action human lips were superimposed on cartoon faces in order “animate” dialogue.

TMNT Take to Subway

Subways sandwich shops will carry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action toys under a promotional deal with 4Kids Entertainment, the companies announced today. The promotion, which will run between February 7 and March 27, will give purchasers of its Kids’ Paks one of four TMNT toys as well as a “watch & win” insert giving them […]

D'oh! Australian Woman Charged with Trying to Sell Duff Beer

An Australian woman has pleaded guilty to gaining money under false pretenses by selling Duff Beer over eBay, CNN reports. Tara Woodford received more than $1500 from three buyers after she offered to sell cases of the beer on the auction site. Two Australian breweries used to produce “Duff Beer” until Twentieth Century Fox forced […]

"Family Guy" Games, Mobile Content Planned for 2005-06

Take-Two Interactive and Airborne Entertainment will produce Family Guy videogames and wireless content under new licensing deals struck with Twentieth Century Fox, the companies said today. Take-Two will produce all-new video games based on the animated series for multiple platforms, with the first game slated for release in 2006. Airborne will introduce mobile phone content […]

Ray Harryhausen Interviewed

The Digital Bits has an interview with stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen. (via Craig Crumpton)

Great "Beginnings" for "Power Rangers S.P.D."

In the year 2020, Earth has opened its doors to alien life forms from throughout the universe. Ninety-nine percent of them are good and decent people. One percent are criminals. And then there’s Emperor Gruumm. Guess where he fits in. Luckily, there’s Space Patrol Delta to guard against Gruumm and his Troobian forces. Everyone looks […]

"Power Rangers": The Best Cartoon the 1980's Ever Produced

Power Rangers is the perfect 1980′s cartoon. Look, never mind the fact that it is not animated and that it didn’t even air in the 1980′s (it reached American shores in 1993). Just bear with me. By “1980′s cartoon,” I mean a cartoon that mostly ignores atmosphere, character and even plot, but instead just kicks […]

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