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WALL-E VINCE L’OSCAR!

Nessun brivido alla Notte dell’Oscar nel settore dell’animazione. Quasi ne stavamo già immaginando il vincitore mentre scrivevamo questo post nel bel mezzo dell’estate scorsa (il 24 luglio 2008). A prevalere, come da pronostici della vigilia, è Wall-E.
Rivediamone trailer, promo e quant’altro in questa antica anteprima che ormai potrebbesi definire una “postdopa”
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Per alcuni, probabilmente, il video qua sopra, trasmesso poche ore fa dalla rete Fox Business, incentrato sulla rivalità fra Dreamworks e Pixar, con Amid Amidi intervistato, sarà un po’ “duro” e zoppicante da sciogliere; per altri potrà sembrare un francobollo commemorativo.
Quest’ultimo problema si risolve facilmente attivando la modalità “a tutto schermo” premendo un pulsantino in basso a destra.

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La notizia è in anteprima, non a caso viene fatta circolare in questo momento, all’inizio del Comic-Con di San Diego dove può ricevere i commenti degli addetti ai lavori e dei fans rimbalzando di bocca in bocca come si deve.
Vaneta Rogers di Newsarama ne parla qui, ne riporto alcuni stralci:

Boom! Studios has announced a deal (see full press release below) with Disney that will allow the publisher to create comic books based on the Disney/Pixar and Muppets properties. Planning to roll out the first wave of comics in 2009, Boom!’s agreement with Disney gives the company the rights to comic books and graphic novels based on movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles, and this summer’s Disney/Pixar theater release Wall-E.

While few creative names have been attached to the new titles, Boom! Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid will be writing the initial four-issue story arc about The Incredibles, with Darwyn Cooke as a cover artist. The launch of the Disney/Pixar titles is planned to include The Incredibles, Wall-E (vedi tre trailers in questa pagina, Ndr), Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., Cars and Toy Story, with the first Muppets title concentrating on characters and the format of The Muppet Show. New editor Paul Morrissey will oversee the new line (…).

Newsarama talked to Waid about the announcement and his new Incredibles comic. And as we talked about the problems and opportunities inherent in launching a kids line, the creator discussed distribution, format and whether there’s a market for comics for kids.

Newsarama: Mark, what can you tell us about how this deal came together?

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Mark Waid: It’s been in development for a couple of years. Of course, the writers strike put a spike in everything for everyone for awhile across all media. But everything is back on track and we were able to make this work.

NRAMA: What is the deal exactly?

MW: The deal we put together with Disney is Pixar and Muppets. The Pixar end of it gives us reign over creating new properties and new material based on the Pixar movies. So I think our six launches are Incredibles, Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Cars, Wall-E, and Finding Nemo.

NRAMA: What are the goals for this line of comics? Is this something you hope brings kids into comic shops, or are you looking at other ways to distribute these new titles?

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Il seguito, qua.

Qua sotto, posto anche il comunicato-Scoop sull’iniziativa diramato tramite il servizio stampa dalla San Diego Comic-Con:

Los Angeles, CA BOOM! Studios and Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today that they will bring brand new stories from beloved Pixar properties to the comic book medium. Comics will feature characters from the groundbreaking TOY STORY franchise and blockbuster FINDING NEMO film, as well as this summer’s box office success WALL-E.
BOOM! Studios is also proud to announce Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid will be writing THE INCREDIBLES comic book, featuring cover art by DC: THE NEW FRONTIER writer and artist Darwyn Cooke!

“Today, American comic books are aimed primarily at an older readership. Comics produced for an upcoming generation of readers are scarce – and BOOM! Studios aims to do something about that,” said Waid. “There will be comics for kids again!”

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.

Following on the heels of THE INCREDIBLES comic book release, BOOM! will be publishing all new stories featuring favorite Pixar characters from TOY STORY, CARS, FINDING NEMO and MONSTERS INC. New stories featuring this summer’s blockbuster hit WALL-E will follow shortly thereafter.

“It’s nothing short of an honor to work with Disney Publishing Worldwide and Pixar for this project,” said BOOM! Studios co-founder Ross Richie. “We found kindred spirits in the creative counterparts we have at both companies, and have just really had a fantastic time finding the right writer and artist combinations to do the source material justice. I think young and old alike are going to love these books!”

The Pixar preview book will be available $5 during San Diego Comic-Con at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2543).

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.

Salutoni.