One of the highlights of the week was a morning spent at Disney's Animation Research Library (ARL). Housed in the non-descript former feature animation studio, the library houses more than 65 million pieces of animation art representing over 80 years of work from Walt Disney Animation. If you love animation, or have any sense of animation history, then the Disney ARL is a little slice of heaven. Actually, it's the whole pie.
The VIZ MANGA APP is available for FREE through the iTunes Store and manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application for $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) per volume.
Dwayne McDuffie, who wrote for comics and animated superhero series such as JUSTICE LEAGUE, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Now following a second New York ruling tossing out their claims, the owners of Stan Lee Media have won the right to pursue a new suit against Stan Lee in California, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Stan Lee Media Inc.'s $1 billion lawsuit against Marvel Ent. in regards to the copyrights of characters created by its namesake has been tossed out of court, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
20th Century Fox Animation and producer Shawn Levy are planning a feature adaptation of Roger Hargreaves’ children's book series MR. MEN, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bulldog Licensing has announced that classic brand Roobarb and Custard has linked up with animal charity the PDSA with a new range of fantastic T-Shirts, which have been modelled by Strictly Come Dancing star Alesha Dixon!
Joe Strike sits in on Stephen DeStefano's storyboarding class at MoCCA, part of the museum's ongoing educational program.
Eight companies that exited from the 2011 Tokyo Anime Fair (TAF) are teaming up for a new event, titled Anime Contents Expo, reports Variety. It will run from March 26-27, while TAF runs from March 24-27.
DreamWorks Animation has picked up the rights to Oni Press' comic book MAINTENANCE from Warner Bros. via turnaround, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hakan Canta, one of Europe’s leading producers of licensed goods, has launched a collection of innovative and exciting products featuring Spider-Sense Spiderman - the classic version of one of the best-loved comic book heroes in the world.
Whether we like it or not, lying and deception are part of the heroic tradition. Enter Utsuho. A troublemaker at heart, he’s intent on using his wicked ways for good.
Warner Bros. has promoted Amit Desai to the role of svp franchise management for DC Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
New York federal judge Colleen McMahon has issued initial rulings in the lawsuit pitting Marvel against the heirs of Jack Kirby, the co-creator of such classic comics as IRON MAN, X-MEN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK and SPIDER-MAN, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hayden 5 Media and comic book publisher Bluewater Prods. are set to produce a rotoscoped short based on comic MARK ZUCKERBERG: CREATOR OF FACEBOOK, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s no secret that VIZ’s catalogue is diverse, and truly has something for everyone. Well, continuing along those lines, the release of The Ouroboros Wave and Dragon Sword and Wind Child has just been announced.
Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS) is circling Fox Searchlight's adaptation of Dan Clowes' graphic novel WILSON, reports Deadline.com.
U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright has opened the door to allow Warner Bros. to depose the heirs of Superman creators Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jim Davis, the creator of GARFIELD, has apologized for the unintentional timing of the publication of a strip, which introduced "National Stupid Day."
It was only a matter of time before manga and anime apps appeared on the iPad. Fortunately, VIZ waited and definitely got it right. Check it out.