Veteran animator and artist Wesley “Gene” Hazelton passed away last week, according to a report in Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog. Hazelton began working for Disney in 1939, working on films like Fantasia and Pinocchio, before moving to Warner Brothers in 1941. Later, Hazelton was a fixture of the Hanna-Barbera studios, working on both the […]
Disney is consulting its legal staff to determine the most effective method to deal with a flood of counterfeit Incredibles merchandise throughout Asia. The counterfeits are apparently filling demand for Incredibles merchandise that is not being met adequately by Hasbro. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)
Animator Hayao Miyazaki and comic book artist Art Spiegelman are two of the the “Time 100,” a list of the 100 most influential people in the world as selected by Time magazine. Miyazaki is the director of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle, while Art Spiegelman’s Maus remains a seminal work in […]
Sky Gamestar will launch Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends: Tick Tock Terror on Thursday, April 14, it was announced today. The game, from developer Denki, allows players to control Bloo as he moves through a variety of rooms inside the Foster Home and battles haunted fixtures and fittings. [Source: Denki]
Sean Astin will topline Cat Tale, an CGI-animated film about a cat that grows up in Dogtown and returns to Catopolis to find his roots, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Others in the film’s cast include Elisha Cuthbert, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara, Billy Idol, Rip Torn and Chazz Palminteri.
Disney Online is developing a learning-based broadband service for preschool-age children, the company said today. “Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online,” which will feature characters from Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney programming block, will be an ad-free environment that uses puzzles, games and various learning activities to promote kindergarten readiness. The service is slated to launch in […]
Jimmy Kudo (or Shinichi Kudo, depending on your version preference) was your standard high school genius detective. They’re all over Japan. But when shady criminals drug him, his body is turned into that of an elementary school kid. To protect his loved ones, he keeps this a secret from everyone except one close friend. His […]