As bizarre as this post’s headline sounds, it’s true. Warner Bros., owners of the Hanna-Barbera library of characters, announced at last week’s CinemaCon (a trade show for the movie theater industry) that they plan to reboot the Scooby-Doo movies. There’ll be a new (presumably CGI) animated feature that’ll give the Scooby-Doo franchise a “hipper” edge. “S.C.O.O.B.,” … Read moreScooby-Doo movie reboot, Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe coming
DC Comics, which has been in New York City since its founding in the 1930s, announced a few years ago it was moving to southern California to join the rest of the Time Warner empire’s operations, as well as DC’s digital comics side. After months of preparation, the move’s now been completed: DC’s last official … Read moreDC Comics finally exits New York after 80 years
Rupert Murdoch, owner of 21st Century Fox (the movie and TV divisions) and News Corp. (home of Fox News) has made an offer to Time Warner (which Time Warner’s rejected) to buy the entire company for $80 billion. Supposedly, he’s mainly interested in the home of Bugs Bunny, Superman, and CNN for HBO: Fox tried to buy … Read moreFox tried to buy Time Warner for $80 billion
On Tuesday came news that DC Comics, who’s been based in the nation’s publishing capital of New York City since its founding in the 1930s, is shutting down its Big Apple headquarters in 2015. At that point, they’ll relocate to southern California to join its recently-created parent company, DC Entertainment (a subsidiary of Time-Warner). More … Read moreDC Comics to relocate to California
As we all know, DC Comics (and their parent company Time Warner) rely heavily on Batman. In a previous post, I wrote that by my count, about 42% of DC’s “New 52” comics tie into Batman (or a Batman-related character, setting, etc.) in some way, shape or form. Not to mention the large number of … Read moreAre Nickelodeon and SpongeBob worse than DC/WB and Batman?
Some might recall the big merger between Warner Communications (owners of Warner Bros. studios) and Time, Inc. (publishers of “Time,” “Life,” and other magazines) back in the late 80s. After almost 25 years of “matrimony,” it looks like Time Warner is looking to spin off its Time, Inc. side. It’s in the name of pushing its … Read moreThe return of “Warner Communications?”: Time Warner to spin off Time, Inc.
Canadian cable channel Teletoon Retro is currently running a contest (limited to Canadians only, unfortunately) to vote for your five favorite cartoon characters. Teletoon Retro is a companion channel to Canada’s Teletoon (Cartoon Network’s Canadian analogue), airing reruns of older classic cartoons, similar to the US’ Boomerang. In Teletoon Retro’s case, however, they seem to … Read moreTeletoon Retro holds favorite cartoon characters poll (for Canadians only)