Fourth chapter of Mickey Mouse Joins the Foreign Legion in WDC&S 678

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Disney comics

This month’s issue #678 of Gemstone’s Walt Disney Comics & Stories (buy for $7.50) features the fourth and final chapter of Eisner Hall of Fame artist Floyd Gottfredson’s “Mickey Mouse Joins the Foreign Legion”. Crooked sergeant Pegleg Pete and his accomplice, Trigger Hawkes, plot to desert Mickey’s squad at Sikh Abed oasis. How can Mickey outwit a mob of 250 gun-toting robbers? Don’t miss this red-hot Gottfredson classic! More »

March 17th 2007 | 3:13 am CET | No Comments »

Disney Comics Search Engine

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics

Check out DCW’s new Disney Comics Search Engine that searches dozens of Disney comics-related websites using Google’s Custom Search. Now if you want to search the web for information on Disney comics you don’t have to sift through hundreds of unrelated websites. This page searches only websites that are 100% about Disney and mostly about Disney comics. More »

March 16th 2007 | 5:02 pm CET | No Comments »

Lustiges Taschenbuch’s official website renewed

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe

This week Egmont Ehapa Verlag in Germany launched a new website for its immensely popular 256-page monthly Lustiges Taschenbuch. The colorful new site promises to bring background information on the artists and writers behind the magazine’s Disney comic stories. This March the artist of the month is Massimo Fecchi, who drew the opening story, “Unter Rittern!”, in this month’s issue number 361. More »

March 14th 2007 | 9:46 pm CET | No Comments »

Long lost Marco Rota story published in Uncle Scrooge this month

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Disney comics

This month Gemstone’s Uncle Scrooge #363 (buy for $7.50) features a long lost Italian story from 1983: Marco Rota’s Paperino e la notte del saraceno (“Night of the Saracen”). The 35-page story’s photostats, necessary to print the story at high-quality, had apparently been lost for a decade, so that by the time it could be printed in an American comic, printing material could not be found. Now, the art has been recovered and the story is available in its full splendor. More »

March 13th 2007 | 7:50 pm CET | No Comments »

Editora Abril celebrates 500th issue of Tio Patinhas

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Disney comics, Events

This month marks the anniversary of Brazilian monthly magazine Tio Patinhas (‘Uncle Scrooge’), as publisher Editora Abril publishes the popular series’ 500th issue. The commemorative issue of Tio Patinhas will feature stories by several classic Disney masters, including Carl Barks, Tony Strobl, Marco Rota, William van Horn and Don Rosa.

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March 12th 2007 | 11:02 am CET | 1 Comment »

Special Lustiges Taschenbuch released exclusively to German subscribers

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe

LTB ExclusivSubscribers to the monthly 256-page Lustiges Taschenbuch in Germany were offered the unique opportunity to order a copy of Lustiges Taschenbuch Exclusiv, a special edition of the popular series of pocket books, with ten Italian comic stories never-before-published in Germany. Subscribers received a newsletter with their Lustiges Taschenbuch issue #360 at the end of January, that included a form allowing them to order the ‘Exclusiv’ edition for €6,90. The special comic book is a limited edition and will not be available in stores. More »

February 17th 2007 | 9:55 pm CET | No Comments »

New Disney.com launched!

Posted by Arthur in Disney products, Events

Disney has just launched its new Disney.com. It was supposed to go live in January, but it is here today. There is a lot of videos, TV shows, games and music to explore. The revamped website allows users to share content, create playlists and simultaneously play games and engage with friends within a virtual world of Disney characters. The site is very heavy on your bandwidth and requires Flash 9. Be aware that the site may not work immediately when you view it from outside the United States (for me it redirected to Disneyinternational.com at first, but after several tries I got through). So go check it out and have fun! More »

February 6th 2007 | 6:59 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Walt Disney’s Comics #677 celebrates 75 years of Bucky Bug

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Disney comics

This week’s Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #677 celebrates Bucky Bug’s 75th birthday, with a collection of new and classic adventures featuring this famous bug, who first appeared in a Silly Symphony Sunday Strip on 10 January 1932. From there it was on to decades of original comic stories produced around the world, most of them told in verse. More »

February 2nd 2007 | 10:33 pm CET | No Comments »

Magical photography by Annie Leibovitz kicks off Disney’s ‘Year of a Million Dreams’

Posted by Arthur in Disney parks

To launch the Disney Parks’ “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration, spectacular new images were unveiled yesterday featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz, and starring Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beyoncé taking a spin in a giant teacup and David Beckham slaying a dragon. Disney has commissioned more images by Leibovitz that will feature other celebrities in classic, Disney fairy tale settings.

David Beckham slaying a dragon
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January 27th 2007 | 3:25 pm CET | No Comments »

Classic Disney cartoons back on the big screen?

Posted by Arthur in Disney movies & television

John LasseterIn an interview with Daily Variety, John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Feature Animation, has said that the studio is dedicated to creating more original short films, but would also like to release classic Disney cartoons as preludes to animated features shown in theaters. Lasseter hasn’t said which titles he’d like to see back up on the big screen, but the sentiment is in keeping with his reported desire to bring Disney back to it roots and thrust 2D back into the spotlight. More »

January 25th 2007 | 3:43 pm CET | No Comments »
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