VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in the North America, announced today a collaboration with Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) to create a limited edition digital art book anthology that will be sold through VIZ Media’s Manga App, with 100% of VIZ Media’s net proceeds going to support disaster relief efforts in Japan.
NBCUniversal has taken an equity stake in Stan Lee's hockey superhero property THE GUARDIAN PROJECT, reports Variety.
GREEN LANTERN writer Marc Guggenheim will write the new comicbook series NOWHERE MAN for Liquid Comics, reports Deadline.com.
On Saturday, June 25, 2011, in celebration of the birthday of Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs (born June 25, 1928), Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will coordinate events all over the world as part of Global Smurfs Day, a worldwide event in anticipation of the release of the Smurfs’ trip to movie theaters, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues the digital integration of its vast library of manga (graphic novel) properties with the latest announcement of the availability of the VIZ MANGA APP for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices.
The Cartoon Art Museum has received a generous $30,000 matching grant from The Charles M. Schulz Donor Advised Grant in support of the museum’s ongoing programs and exhibitions.
California federal judge Stephen Wilson is set to decide whether the lawsuit between Stan Lee and his former company Stan Lee Media will go to trial, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
StorySmyth Ventures Ltd, the producers of the StorySmyth Tales range of digital mobile children’s stories, has today launched a range of titles featuring children’s books from Oxford University Press (OUP).
Gnomon's art gallery shows off Transformers: War for Cybertron. Great looking art featuring Optimus Prime, Megatron and... Zoidberg?
Okay, so maybe it isn't really a full-blown sport, but if the proliferation of these videos of digital artwork screen-captured during the creation process is any indication, it's fast becoming a popular spectator event in any case.
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.