Saturday, July 26, 2008

Week-end update : Tron 2 , Stan Lee " Time Jumper " project with Disney , Imagineers Harriet Burns and Randy Pausch died...

Some interesting news for the week-end, beginning of course by the presentation at San Diego's Comic Con of three minutes of Tron 2. More about it in the Jim Hill article and a full description of what the lucky guys at the Comic Con have seen on Ain't it You can also see these three minutes of Tron 2 on a youtube video HERE. You better hurry to watch it on youtube before the WDC asked it to be removed!

Also, legendary comic-book creator Stan Lee and Disney may have a deal on a new project announced Variety :

The Walt Disney Co. has reupped its first look pact with POW Entertainment, the production shingle run by comicbook vet Stan Lee.
Two-year deal covers movies, TV, publishing, games, online and mobile entertainment.

Lee co-created the Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk, Daredevil and Fantastic Four characters while at Marvel Comics.

As part of the pact, Mouse has greenlit "Time Jumper," a digital comicbook series that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will produce and distribute across multiple platforms.

Project revolves around the character of Terry Dixon, an agent of the secret government org HUNT (Heroes United, Noble and True), who has a cell phone called the Articulus that's also a time machine. When his brother is lost in time, Terry must try to find him before an a criminal cartel does.

Disney Interactive Media Group's Disney Online and Disney Publishing Worldwide will also develop their own content based on the property that consumers will be able to download as single or multiple episodes. A comicbook will also be published.

"Time Jumpers" is the latest project for Lee at Disney, who has also set up three other pics, including "Nick Ratchet," to be helmed by Richard LaGravenese; "Blaze" and "Tigress."

Sad news from WDI as two Imagineers have died : Disney Legend Harriet Burns was 79. During her WDI career she worked on the design of Sleeping Beauty Castle, New Orleans Square, the Haunted Mansion, and also all the singing birds of the Enchanted Tiki Room. In 2000 she became a Disney Legend.

Randy Pausch, also a Disney Imagineer, died of cancer at 47. Don't miss his “Last Lecture” video entitled "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" , you can watch it on the Disney Blog.

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