Disney Announces AWESOME Comic Con Schedule

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

SanDiegoComicCon2009One of the most amazing conventions ever is the San Diego Comic Con. I was lucky enough to have been there both as a professional comic shop owner (in a previous life) and a comic fan. There is always a lot to do, especially for the comic fans and the movie buffs. But Disney fans have every reason too to go and visit the convention. Disney has announced their plans for this years comic con (July 23-26) and will make sure their presence will not go unnoticed.

The most exciting news (for me) is that they’ll be showing some more TRON footage. The already bedazzled the crowd last year but I am sure that Disney will blow the fans away with the footage they’ll bring this year. This could be the first 3D footage of the movie! I am so excited… and I’m not even going (because, well, it’s on the other side of the planet. Or it sure feels like it).

The will also show footage of some of the other 3D projects they are working on. Alice in Wonderland and Disney’s A Christmas Carol. There will also be previews of The Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast, Ponyo and the Toy Story Trilogy.

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Ghostopolis

Monday, May 4th, 2009

jackmanwolvieHugh Jackman jumps from Mutant stories to ghost stories, both project however originate from the wonderful world of comics. Hugh signed a contract with Disney studios for the upcoming supernatural adventure.

The story centers on a man who works for the government’s Supernatural Immigration Task Force. His job is to send ghosts who have escaped into our world back to Ghostopolis. When a living boy accidentally is sent to the other side, the agent must team with a female ghost (and former flame) to bring him back. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Finally; Stan Lee’s New Disney Character!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

It has well been over a year ago when I told everybody here how excited I was that Stan Lee would be working together with Disney. Now it finally looks like they have a new adventure ready to bring to the comics fans out there…

…to introduce a revolutionary new concept in original superheroes and the comic book format: “Time Jumper”, which will become the industry’s most ambitious digital comic book series ever designed to release on multiple platforms. (TH Online)

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TR2N

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

First of all.. what’s up with that name and titel. TRtwoN? Why not just TRON 2 or TRON II, or even TRON Level 2… Anything is better then using a number in a name or titel. It has been done so often now and to be honest… it just doesn’t work. But that my only remark on the project as I can’t wait to see a well deserved sequel to an underrated Disney masterpiece. Ok, geek boy mode is on, I admit it. I love TRON!

Visitors of the San Diego Comic convention got a real treat when they where invited to watch some TR2N footage. The footage isn’t a trailer or part of the movie. It is a small project to show that making a new movie, with the technology of today, is a good thing.

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BOOM!

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Comics! I love them (and collect them), so I am very excited with the news that we will get some Disney/Pixar comics that will give us new stories about the characters we love. We will get Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and the one I am most looking forwards too; The Incredibles.

If you are in San Diego right now make sure to visit the Comic Con where a first exclusive preview book is on sale at the BOOM! Booth (#2543)

To commemorate this historic partnership, BOOM! will be releasing a special preview book featuring sneak previews of upcoming projects using the characters from TOY STORY, FINDING NEMO, and MONSTERS, INC. Featuring commentary by Waid, this preview will give comic fans and interested parents a look at the quality comics BOOM! will be producing for a younger audience by the end of the year. (BOOM! Blog)

Picture Copyrights BOOM! Studios

The official (Italian) guide to DLRP

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

I’m Italian, I love Disney, live in the country which provides 75% of Disney comics worldwide and now comics are taking over the themeparks! HURRAY!

If that sentence had no sense to you let me clear this out; the Italian Disneyland Resort Paris office had the idea for the team up of a life time; a guidebook of Disneyland Resort Paris made by the publishing division with comic versions of the Disney characters guiding guests through the themepark, giving advices on what to do, where to eat, where to stay and so on!

Sure it might not be the equivalent of the “Imagineering field guides” we Disney fans worship so much but it sure is a nice way to give the first time guests which venture in the Paris resort a way of knowing what to do, how to do it and so on.

I’ve always been very critical about the whole idea of Disney needing to speak to guests in Paris in 200 plus languages! I have always been of the crazy (and never lickely) idea that Disney should just decide where to stand on it’s feet ; if all French or all English and stick to it without needing to play word game so to have characters state one sentence in English and then another character states a similar reply with the sense of the question in French.

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San Diego Comic Con 2007

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

sandiegocomiccon2007.jpgIt’s that time of year again (almost): The San Diego Comic Con (From July 26 to 29).

I have had the opportunity to visit this awesome convention in the past and have been dreaming of a return ever since. Unfortunately it will not be this year (but there is always a chance for another year)

For those (Disney fans) going to visit the event; here are some highlights you really should not miss:

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Stan Lee Going to Disney

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

stanlee_excelsior-1.jpgWhile Disney, and especially the theme Parks, is my biggest hobby, they are not the only things I love. There is more (I know, that is hard to believe being the Disney Geek I am). No, I will not bore you with a list of all the other things I do and collect but with the news I read this week I could not help myself rambling about at least one of the other things I am a devoted fan of. Now don’t run away from this, it is related to Disney in a big way…

I am a big comic collector. I have well over 10.000 comics and most of them are from Marvel. I totally geek out on anything related to the X-Men, but love many other Marvel comics to. I also enjoy most of the Marvel related movies, although Spiderman III was a big letdown. (I had to say it! Common fellow comic fans; the original Venom story line is so much better, what they did with him in the movie was just wrong and boring). But let’s get to the point of this blog entry: The big news of this week was the deal between Disney and POW. POW is a company from Stan Lee, the godfather of comics and the marvelous marvel of the Marvel Universe (I know, that was lame). I am sure you seen the story online already, but here is some of my personal thoughts on the news.

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Marvel Comics going to Dubai

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

rogueatioa.jpgWhen visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando I can’t leave without a visit to another park; Islands Of Adventure! This park is appealing to me for several reasons; the awesome roller coasters, great rides, but also because of the Marvel area. I am a big comic book geek, I love them, I read them and I collect them. A good 10.000 books, if not more, are in my collection. I love X-men the most, but have many others in my collection.

Today I saw the news that Marvel has signed a contract with the people at Dubai so they can ad the well know super heroes in a park over there.

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Haunted Mansion 1 (Comic Book)

Monday, February 27th, 2006

HMcomic1.jpgUS comics, it is a passion! So when they announced a comic book about Haunted Mansion I had to have it and placed an order straight away.

When the book finally arrived I couldn’t wait to see what they had done with it. The cover looked promising, so no time to loose, open to the first page and start reading.

But I couldn’t! You see comic books are a form of art. It is the drawing that needs to catch the eye. Well, opening this book and looking at what was inside… it didn’t look good and I could not get to read it at that moment.

Drawings are not everything. How about a good story? It was a comic book that promised me “Stories Inspired by the Classic Disney Attraction”. They could not spoil a perfect ride now, could they? Asking myself this question I could not help myself thinking about this awful movie they made about the ride. Would they do this again with the comic book?

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