In a move that's caused seismic shifts in the entertainment business (and on Twitter, naturally) the Walt Disney Company has announced an agreement to acquire George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction worth approximately $4.05 billion. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers," sai
The thing about animation is that it's art. I know that seems a little obvious, but what makes an animation wonderful is when you forget that you're looking at something someone drew, painted or sculpted and believe completely in the world of the characters and their story. That's why we spend a lo
Perhaps the most profound fusion between classic Disney characters and Japanese pop culture since Kingdom Hearts has arrived, and it's a giant combining piloted mecha versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and his dog house, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and a mini Steamboat Willie. Call it
Movies: Disney has announced that it will release Edgar Wright's live action Ant-Man movie on Nov. 6, 2015.
Tech: Engadget goes hands-on with the new Wacom Cintiq 24HD touch and offers its impressions of the latest high end art tool.
Art: Berk Senturk imagines the Justice League (and other
We've previously seen the estate of Jack Kirby try to wrestle back ownership of the characters the King of Comics had created for Marvel, and now it's apparently time for the corporation bearing the name of Kirby's co-conspirator to try the same thing. Yes, Stan Lee M
Disney has released a new theatrical trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, the CG-animated feature out November 1 that follows a Donkey Kong-like protagonist as he seeks to abandon his fated role as a video game villain and pursue a more heroic identity elsewhere... which unfortunately could spell doom for the citizens of his old game. While similar to the first trailer in many regards
The Disney Channel's Gravity Falls has quickly become one of my favorite TV shows. In fact, I've often been heard remarking, as I have about so many other pieces of pop culture, that the only possible way it could be better was if it was also Street Fighter II.
And now, it looks like that's actually
Two years after the Walt Disney Corporation bought Marvel Entertainment, the House of Mouse is facing a public relations nightmare brought on by the corporate mindset behind the House of Ideas as Isaac Perlmutter's "shake up" of Disney's consumer products division has brought not only accusations of racism but also lawsuits against the company.Perlmutter, the reclusive CEO of
Joss Whedon is officially returning to Marvel Studios to write and direct the 2014 sequel to The Avengers, according to Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger. In addition, Whedon will be creating a Marvel universe based TV series for the ABC network.While not shocking, this announcement should come as a bit of relief to both fans and Disne