There’s probably a whole marketing treatise to be written about how Disney identified Rocket Raccoon and his tree buddy Groot as the breakout stars of Guardians of the Galaxy and leveraged them all across the Disney universe.
Adding to its impressive library of art books based on video games, movies and more, Dark Horse has announced Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros, a new book devoted to all things Venture. Written by Ken Plume, the tome will include indepth interviews with series creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, with information […]
John Semper, Jr. holds an ever growing list of credits, ranging from his work as a screenwriter, producer, and story editor. His body of work is mostly invested the in the field of animation, where he is most remembered among cartoon and comic fans alike for his work on the much watched 90’s carton Spider-Man: […]
Disney dropped the debut date and a teaser for their DuckTales revival this morning. The series will debut on Disney XD next summer with 21 episodes and two hour specials. Creative personnel include executive producer Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse), story editor/co-producer Francisco Angones (Wander Over Yonder), and art director Sean Jimenez (Gravity Falls). As […]
Regular Beat readers know we’re huge fans of The Nib, the non-fiction comics site run by political cartoonist Matt Bors. You can imagine they’ve had no dearth of fodder in this election campaign. And Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug) has just launched a new DAILY strip called “Donald and John” which parodies a certain […]
The network is headed back to Spidey’s roots
A new Batman ’66 film is in the works following ‘Return of the Caped Crusaders’
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Fox Animation has picked up Eisner Awarding-winning writer Ben Hatke’s series Zita the Spacegirl with Chernin Entertainment to produce. According to Deadline, screenwriters Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles are set to adapt Hatke’s graphic novels. The story focuses on Zita, a young girl who is forced to become an intergalactic hero […]
Over the weekend I was devastated to learn of the sudden death of Clay Martin Croker, best known as the voice of Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost Coast to Coast, but also an animator, cartoonist, and general renaissance man. He was only 54, and died after a sudden, acute illness. You can read about […]
The 1966 Dynamic Duo returns in animated form!