Hai Karate Stages "Incredible" Comeback?

Has-been superheroes apparently use has-been grooming products, The New York Times reports (free registration required). Ex-superhero Lucius Frozone can be seen slapping on some Hai Karate aftershave in The Incredibles, the newspaper notes, in an apparent in-joke in a film that otherwise eschews product placements. The fragrance, which was introduced in the 1960′s, apparently has […]

Will Anybody Direct "Toy Story 3"?

According to rumors reported on the Fox News website, no animation director in Hollywood will accept the assignment to direct Toy Story 3. Disney has the rights to produce sequels to all the Pixar movies it distributed, but it seems no animator will accept the director’s chair for fear of crossing Pixar. Some questions are […]

WizKids To Produce "Mech Warrior" 3D DVD

Mainframe Entertainment and WizKids will team to create a direct-to-DVD 3D animated feature based on the Mech Warrior series of games and toys, the companies said today. Gregory Little will produce for Machine Age, and Jordan Weisman and Marc Sachnoff will produce for WizKids. The DVD is slated for release in 2006. [Source: WizKids Games]

"Scooby Doo" Game Due in September

THQ will release Scooby-Doo! Unmasked, a new videogame title for the Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and DS platforms, this September, the company announced today. In the game, players will take the part of Scooby as the Mysteries Inc. gang investigates an out-of-control film set. Adam West will provide the voice of Winslow Stanton, the […]

Vinton Adds Three Directors to Staff

Directors Courtney Booker, Jeff Drew, and Aaron Sorenson will join Vinton Studios’ advertising division, the company said today. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Howl's Moving Castle" Helps Set Japan Box Office Record

Japanese box office revenue set a new record in 2004, rising to $2.03 billion for the year. According to the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, the rise was largely due to the success of local films, with Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle being singled out as the top-grossing film in Japan with receipts totaling […]

"Song of the South" May See DVD Release

Songofthesouth.net, a fan site dedicated to Disney’s Song of the South movie, is reporting that Dick Cook, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, has stated publicly that Song of the South will be released on DVD eventually. In a Q&A session at the Summer 2004 Annual Convention of the NFFC, Cook stated that controversial material […]

Visa Superbowl Commercial to Star Marvel Superheroes

Superhero Hype is reporting that Visa is planning an ad for the Super Bowl featuring live-action Marvel Comics superheroes, including Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. According to a related article from Reuters, the ad will focus on Visa’s fraud protection services.

"Mirrormask," "Easter Egg" Trailers Go Online

Trailers for Mirrormask and The Easter Egg Escapade are now online. (via Animated-News)

"Kingdom Hearts" Goes Wireless

Verizon Wireless today launched the Walt Disney game Kingdom Hearts on its V Cast service, the company said today. The game is available for a $4.99 monthly subscription. Separately, Square Enix says it has shipped one million units of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories in North America and Japan. A PlayStation2 sequel, Kingdom Hearts 2 […]

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