Central Park Media has laid off several employees in its comic book and sales departments recently and cancelled several pending books. The stated reason for the staff reduction was CPM’s recent distribution deal made with WEA. It is not currently known whether the cuts will affect the anime divisions of the company.
The Los Angeles Times covers Dream On Silly Dreamer, a 40-minute documentary about the closing of Disney’s hand-drawn animation department after 75 years of service (free registration required). The film, made by former Disney animator Dan Lund, will be shown in Minneapolis the day before the next annual shareholders meeting. Roy Disney has already praised […]
Walt Disney Records will release Disney’s Karaoke Series: Disneymania to CD on February 15, the company says. The disc will contain instrumental and vocal versions of eight updated Disney classics previously released on Disneymania and Disneymania 2: “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Welcome,” “Hakuna Matata,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Part of Your World,” “He’s a Tramp,” “The Second Star to […]
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence comes to DVD with high expectations, and it doesn’t disappoint. An elegant treatise less on man versus machine than man in machine, this sophisticated sci-fi thriller explores the human relationship to robots. And automatic weapons. It would be a disservice to take the reader too far into the film’s […]
JC Chasez and Joey Lauren Adams will guest star in A Scooby-Doo Valentine, premiering on Friday, February 11, at 8:30pm (ET/PT) on The WB, the network said today. Chasez will star as himself while Adams will play Shaggy’s ex-girlfriend in a story that has the Mysteries Inc. gang going undercover as sweethearts in order to […]
Walt Disney will continue to release two Platinum-edition DVDs per year, and plans to repeat the cycle of releases when high-definition DVD is established, UltimateDisney reports. The company is also set to release more direct-to-video releases, which have given Disney triple-digit returns on its investment. UltimateDisney also reports that Disney has twenty CGI-feature projects in […]