Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club 2' to hit stores in April 2015

You DO NOT talk about the Fight Club. Fortunately, Chuck Palahniuk will be breaking that cardinal rule with his highly-anticipated sequel, Fight Club 2.
According to USA Today, the author will collaborate with interior artist Cameron Stewart and cover artist David Mack to create a 10-issue comic maxiseries for Dark Horse Comics.
The comic series will bring back the book’s central characters, the unnamed narrator, Marla Singer and Tyler Durden, and will explore the narrator failing his 9-year old son Junior in the same way that his father failed him.
The author told USA Today that, while the first book was “such a tirade against fathers – everything I had thought my father had not done combined with everything my peers were griping about their fathers,” the sequel – which features the son of the original, unnamed, protagonist – comes from the fact that he “now… finds myself at the age that my father was when I was trashing him” and explores whether the protagonist can be a better father than his own.
The sequel featuring bare-knuckle brawls and romanticised anarchy was birthed at last year’s Comic-Con in New York.
“I messed up and said I was doing the sequel in front of 1,500 geeks with telephones,” Palahniuk said. “Suddenly, there was this big scramble to honor my word.”

Friday, June 20, 2014

Rubie's Masquerade unveiled as EMEA dress up licensee for DC Comics' Hello Kitty

Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA (WBCP EMEA) and DC Entertainment in association with Sanrio, the owner of theHello Kitty brand, recently unveiled Rubie’s Masquerade as the EMEA dress-up licensee for DC Comics’ Hello Kitty.
WBCP EMEA EVP and GM Pilar Zulueta said in a statement: “We’re delighted to unveil Rubie’s as the dress-up licensee for DC Comics Hello Kitty.  They perfectly fit with our strategy to work with a small number of the highest calibre licensing and retail partners who share our vision of delivering ‘must have’ products that will drive innovation in licensing.”
Building upon an outstanding commercial relationship that spans more than 15 years, the costume giant will produce an inspiring and empowering range of costumes for girls that combine the cute and fashionable characteristics of Hello Kittywith the power, attitude and edginess of the iconic DC Comics Super Heroes BatgirlSupergirl and Wonder Woman.
Rubie’s EMEA and Australia VP Chris Isitt added: “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with WBCP and Sanrio on this special project.  DC Comics characters account for some of our best performing lines and our Hello Kitty costumes sell well across Europe.”
Products will be available across the EMEA region from the end of 2014, and this unique consumer proposition will benefit from Warner Bros’ continual investment in the DC Comics franchise.
Source:-animationxpress

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Donald Duck Celebrates 80th Birthday

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Donald Duck, one of Walt Disney Animation's most enduring characters, turns 80 years old today, according to the company's official accounting.
On June 9th, 1934, Donald Duck make his big debut in the Silly Symphony animated short “The Wise Little Hen,” and it wasn't long before he took his place beside Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Pluto as one of Disney's premier animated characters, named in TV Guide's list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002.
His distinctive, semi-intelligible voice was created by Clarence Nash, who performed the role for 50 years.
After The Wise Little Hen, it was his second appearance inOrphan's Benefit which introduced him as a grumpy and easily-excitable foil to the always-kind Mickey Mouse. Over the next two decades Donald appeared in over 150 theatrical films, several of which were recognized at the Academy Awards. In the early days of his animation career, Donald typically appeared as part of a comic trio with Mickey and Goofy.
Starting with Don Donald, he was given his own film series in 1937, which introduced Donald's girlfriend Daisy Duck and sometimes featured his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
Animated shorts featuring Disney characters are much rarer now, of course, and most of their animated features don't go to cinema. The last time Donald Duck appeared on the big screen was in Fantasia 2000.
Of all the Disney characters, Donald Duck has one of the more notable careers in comics, both in newspaper strips and comic books.
Donald and his Uncle Scrooge appeared in hundreds of comic stories for decades, most famously drawn by Al Taliaferro, Carl Barks, and Don Rosa. Barks in particular created a number of new supporting characters, including Donald's maternal uncle Scrooge McDuck, who would go on to star in his own successful comics and eventually serve in one of the lead roles in the popular DuckTales cartoon.
Donald remains a wildly popular character with a best-selling weekly magazine in Europe. In the U.S., he appears regularly on The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse animated series. At left, you can see Donald celebrating his fiftieth birthday in a 1984 parade at Walt Disney World.
Source:-comicbook.com

Donald Duck turns 80

Donald Duck, one of Walt Disney Animation’s most enduring characters, turned 80 years old on 9 June, according to the company’s official accounting.
On June 9th, 1934, the ‘squeaky duck’ made his big debut in the Silly Symphony animated short “The Wise Little Hen,” and it wasn’t long before he made his space alongside Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Pluto as one of Disney’s premier animated characters, named in TV Guide‘s list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002.
His distinctive, semi-intelligible voice was created by Clarence Nash, who performed the role for 50 years.
It was only in his second appearance in Orphan’s Benefit that introduced him as a grumpy quacking duck. Over the next two decades Donald appeared in over 150 theatrical films, several of which were recognized at the Academy Awards. In the early days of his animation career, Donald typically appeared as part of a comic trio with Mickey and Goofy.
Starting with Don Donald, he was given his own film series in 1937, which introduced Donald’s girlfriend Daisy Duck and sometimes featured his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
The last time Donald Duck appeared on the big screen was in Fantasia 2000.
Of all the Disney characters, Donald Duck has one of the more notable careers in comics, both in newspaper strips and comic books.
Donald remains a wildly popular character with a best-selling weekly magazine in Europe. In US, he appears regularly on The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse animated series.
source:-animationxpress