Even when I was a kid, I was never cared much for Mickey Mouse. I was always more into Warner's Looney Tunes -- especially the Chuck Jones cartoons -- and the Disney stuff I liked tended to be revolve around the adventures of Uncle Scrooge or Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers, the latter of which prompted my first and only purchase of an airbrushed t-shirt
This week, Boom! Studios released The Walt Disney Treasury: Donald Duck vol. 1, a 160-page collection of stories about Duckburg's resident top-blower by cartoonist Don Rosa. Rosa may be best known for The Life and Times o
TV: Eric Martsolf shows off his Booster Gold duds, which fans can see in action on April 22 episode of Smallville.
Whuzah?: Robin Williams is going to play the ghost of a tiger in an upcoming Broadway show Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, the plot of which sounds suspiciously similar to Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon's Pride of Baghdad.
Today's "Comics Reprint Revolution" panel at Comic-Con provided some pretty exciting news, as Gary Groth of Fantagraphics Books announced that the publisher will be reprinting a complete collection of Floyd Gottfredson's classic Mickey Mouse strips beginning in M
Mainstream culture had some very different ideas about drugs at different points in history; cocaine was once a popular over-the-counter drug prescribed for everything from shyness to toothaches until 1914, while amphetamines -- or "pep" as they were sometimes called -- were recommended for depression and weight loss, and sold over the counter until 1971
Thanks to Boing Boing, I recently learned about the very real 1979 album "Mickey Mouse Disco," an odd artifact starring the popular cartoon and comics mouse that was released by Disneyland Records during the tail-end of the disco era
It's often been said that great art comes from great tragedy. It's another one of those phrases about art that has been repeated by the elbow-patched and goateed so often that it's almost become a platitude, as empty of meaning as the patently untrue "art imitates life
Imagine an alternate timeline where Walt Disney's most beloved rodent took to the skies to invade Japan. He'd ride bats, right? And command an army of snakes?
No? Well, the Imperialist Japanese government of the early 1940s must have thought so, otherwise it's hard to explain this propaganda piece demonizing Western culture and influence for young audiences.
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