James Stewart Weighs in on Disney-Pixar Rift

In an interview with the Motley Fool investment news site, James B. Stewart, author of DisneyWar, gives his assessment of the Disney-Pixar rift, calling it the result of a disagreement between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar and Apple CEO Steven Jobs. Stewart also talks about the tension-filled shareholders meeting in March 2004 and Eisner’s […]

Disney May Be Sizing Up South Korea for Theme Park

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Disney may be planning a new theme park near Seoul, South Korea (free registration required). All reports state that the plans are still in the preliminary stage, and may even be intended to win concessions from lengthy talks aimed at opening a theme park in Shanghai.

"Gatchaman" Coming to DVD

ADV Films will release Gatchaman for the first time ever in North America, with the first volume slated for a June 14 release, the company announced yesterday. The seven-volume collector’s edition will contain all 105 episodes of the original uncut Japanese series, including 20 episodes never before see in the U.S. Alex Ross will create […]

Nelvana Teams with Genius in Music Pact

Genius Products will partner with Nelvana to produce and distribute children’s music, the companies have announced. The deal will give Genius access to Nelvana’s library of animated propoerties, including Babar, Franklin, Tales from the Crypt Keeper and Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

Spanish Simpsons Go on Strike

The actors who dub the Spanish-language versions of The Simpsons have gone on strike, AWN reports, citing The Hollywood Reporter.

Noodlesoup Expands with New Unit

Venture Brothers-producer Noodlesoup Productions will form Noodlesoup Entertainment, a new division that will develop original animated feature films and TV shows, AWN reports.

Cartoon Network Promotes Lisa Weger to New Post

JAKKS Pacific, Nickelodeon Expand Licensing Pact

JAKKS Pacific and Nickelodeon have expanded a licensing agreement, allowing JAKKS Pacific to offer brand-new Game Key expansion pacts based on Nickelodeon titles for its TV Games brand. [Source: PR Newswire]

Video Games Attract Voice Actors

Video game developers are seeking out higher quality voice acting for their products, and voiceover actors are benefiting, Backstage.com reports. (via Craig Crumpton)

"Ice Age 2" Teaser Debuting with "Robots"

USA Today reports that a 1 1/2 minute teaser trailer for Ice Age 2 will debut in front of Robots, scheduled for release on March 11.

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