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IDW Publishing and Disney have announced their colossal team-up together to bring the lauded and revered Disney comics back to print in a number of exciting formats! Beginning in early 2015, fans can expect to see the first wave of these classic masterpieces featured in an array of award-winning and innovative publications from IDW:
This monumental collaboration kicks off with multiple monthly series featuring some of the most iconic characters of all time: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and many more! Re-presenting acclaimed comics from the past and today, these series will highlight the best and brightest of Disney’s impressive comic catalogue.
The award-winning Artist’s Edition line, pioneered by IDW that showcases original artwork, will feature collections from the immense talents who have contributed to many beloved Disney comics over the years. Artist’s Editions featuring the legendary Carl Barks and Don Rosa will receive the spotlight in these gorgeous over-sized collections of original art reproduced at full size.
IDW Limited division will produce a number of select collections for the ultimate collectors. With original art, signature plates, and unique display designs, IDW Limited will offer a number of Disney series in deluxe limited editions.
Launched in 2014, Micro Comic Fun Packs have enjoyed immense success with highly recognizable franchises, and will expand its line with multiple Disney properties. Packed with a mini-comic, stickers, posters, and more, the Micro-Comic Fun Pack has been captivating new comic audiences on a mass-market scale.
Celebrating the rich history of the many facets of comics, the Library of American Comics offers detailed and insightful looks at specific comics and creators. Beginning in 2015, the LOAC will begin collecting the various newspaper strips that have featured iconic Disney characters.
Disney today revealed toys you can expect for Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ new action-packed comedy-adventure Big Hero 6. The movie debuts this November and is one of our most anticipated movies of the fall. How can you not smile after seeing every trailer, clip, and ad?
The story follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion – a robot named Baymax – and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.
Bandai has created a new toy line that extends the key themes of heroism, courage, friendship and bravery in Big Hero 6 that features action figures (such as the Deluxe Flying Baymax and Armour-Up Baymax) and plush toys. The line also allows kids to become their favorite Big Hero 6 characters through role-play toys including the Baymax Rocket Fist and masks. You can see images of all of that below.
Additionally, Disney has collaborated with several other licensees for a range of new products including: a home range with story featuring bottles, lunch boxes, bowls, plates and cups; peel and stick wall decorations by Roommates; wall coverings by York and Big Hero 6 panel designs through Character World Ltd; Baymax kites, pouches, notebooks, kid and adult t-shirts, and canvas backpacks from WDSMP Premiums; apparel and accessories; and a Pocket Money range including Big Hero 6 watches, caps and sunglasses from Imagin 8.
The movie is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, though deviates from the comics of the past. The movie is directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, and produced by Roy Conli.
We’re predicting this movie is going to go huge, and these items to fly off shelves. Check out some of the images of what you can expect below!
Watch Baymax, Hiro, and the rest of the Big Hero 6 suit up in the brand new trailer.
Disney‘s Big Hero 6 opens in theatres in 3D November 7, 2014.
Baltimore Comic Con begins today! We’ve got a panel tomorrow for you to come to. And here’s some news to keep you buys until then.
Around the Tubes
Bleeding Cool – That Disney/Marvel Bust Up Over Big Hero 6 – Sigh. Guessing we won’t see comics based on Darkwing Duck or Rescue Rangers for a while.
GamePolitics – IGDA Working With FBI to Combat Developer Harassment – Good, so folks should be going to jail.
Kotaku – D&D Gear For The Fancy Role-Playing Type – I expect to see a Kickstarter in 3…2…1…
Around the Tubes Reviews
Comic Vine – Deadpool vs. X-Force #4
Talking Comics – The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1
Talking Comics - Death of Wolverine #1
Comic Vine – Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0
CBR – The Names #1
Talking Comics – Original Sin #8
Rumors leading up to San Diego Comic-Con swirled that Sony‘s Sinister Six movie was cancelled, and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was in trouble. Both of those rumors have been squished like a bug, keeping up last year’s horrible record for pre-convention bullshit lies well-sourced information poor reporting.
Sinister Six will now open on November 11, 2016. The film is written and directed by Drew Goddard. Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 are being pushed back and will follow on an as-yet unspecified date in 2018 for 3, and 4… who knows.
In slides a movie based on the Uncharted video game which will be released June 10, 2016, when Spidey 3 was supposed to.
Disney and Marvel have taken advantage and claimed May 4, 2018 which was to be Spidey 4. That’s also the weekend of that year’s Free Comic Book Day. A “comic” movie has opened that weekend for a while now. That adds another movie to Marvel’s already announced 5 movies. So, add a sixth one…. can you say Avengers 3?
Planting flags for movie dates far in the future seems to be pretty popular now. I expect an Olympic Sport of it eventually.
A new trailer for Disney‘s Big Hero 6 has been released giving us an even better look at the movie. The characters are loosely based on Marvel characters. The movie is planned for release on November 7th.
The View is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC and features Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. A perfect form to announce a new comic book series (though Whoopi has admitted being a comic book fan). The show airs in ABC, which is owned by Disney, which also owns Marvel.
Marvel actually hasn’t had the best luck spotlighting their comics this way. On a previous show, the talk went into DC Comics characters, on another show, The Chew, which is also on ABC talk went from Marvel to DC characters as well. We’ll see if the hosts of The View have got their talking points down this time and don’t plug the competition.
This fall, Big Hero 6 hits theaters courtesy of Disney. The characters first appear in Alpha Flight #17 by Marvel (owned by Disney), though you won’t see much mention of that so far in any of the promotional material.
Check out below for some newly released character posters.
Disney‘s Big Hero 6 comes to theaters this November.