Marvel Comics Solicitations for April 2005

The complete April 2005 solicitations for Marvel Comics are now available on the Toon Zone Comics page. Highlights include new storylines in Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Marvel Team-Up, Exiles and Punisher, plus several mini-series such as Spider-Man: Breakout, Toxin, Power Pack, Hercules, and the Great Lakes Avengers.

Wes Bentley is Blackheart in "Ghost Rider"

Superhero Hype! reports that Wes Bentley has signed on to play the villain, Blackheart, in the comic book adaptation, Ghost Rider, for Columbia Pictures.

Cartoon Network Mulls Guitar Wolf Series

Guitar Wolf is in talks to develop an animated series for Cartoon Network, CMJ reports.

Turner Brings "Sesame Street" to India

Sesame Workshop will produce Sesame India for India’s Cartoon Network and POGO channels, according to Retail-Merchandiser. The series will debut in 2006 and mix new Indian muppets alongside classic Sesame Street characters. It will also feature locally produced live-action and animated segments.

ProSieben, Buena Vista Ink Carriage Deal

ProSiebenSat.1 Group has signed a deal to carry Disney Time and Disney Filmparade on its channels, World Screen Daily reports. The site also says that Jetix Europe will be getting a branded block on Kabel 1.

Dora Explores New Ratings Heights

Nick Jr.’s one-hour Dora the Explorer special, “Dora’s Pirate Adventure,” hit a milestone this week and became the series’ highest-rated special ever. The special aired Monday, January 17, from 11:00am -12:00pm (ET/PT) and averaged 12.5/1.5 million in the kids 2-5 demographic, up +42% over last year’s like time period. With total viewers, “Dora’s Pirate Adventure” […]

Will Bob Iger Become the New Disney CEO?

The New York Times covers Disney’s search for a new CEO, focusing on current frontrunner and Disney President Robert Iger (free registration required). Disney representatives have met with the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, and while it seems that Iger is being groomed for the position, other names being mentioned currently include Peter Chernin […]

Image Comics Goes "Beyond Avalon"

Newsarama.com has spoken to Desperado Publishing’s Joe Pruett about Beyond Avalon, a new quarterly comic by Pruett with art by Goran Sudzuka. Beyond Avalon focuses on Megan, daughter of King Arthur, who must take up Excalibur to search for her missing father. Several preview pages are linked to the article. Beyond Avalon #1 will debut […]

NCSoft Files to Dismiss Marvel "City of Heroes" Lawsuit

Last Monday, NCSoft filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against it by Marvel Comics over the on-line role-playing game City of Heroes. Marvel claims the game infringes on their intellectual property rights by allowing players to create superhero characters resembling Marvel Comics characters. The TerraNova weblog has more details on the motion to […]

"Corpse Bride" Trailer Goes Online

Apple has the trailer for Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion feature, Corpse Bride. (via Cartoon Brew)

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