Sunday, April 20, 2008

Disney Book News

Disney is seeking a ghostwriter for Miley Cyrus' upcoming autobiography. Via She has only lived 15 years, but the folks at Disney Books want to detail the life and times of Miley Cyrus, reports OK! Since it is an autobiography, Miley will not be slaving in the wee hours of the night, texting her life story to publishers. Instead, they are seeking a ghostwriter for the honors.
Wait a minute. If Cyrus ain't writing it, is it still an autobiography?

Dustin Evans, the one-time artist of Disney Adventures' Pirates of the Caribbean comic strip (and colorist for the Gargoyles strip), is debuting a new comic book this summer, titled Imaginary Friends. According to Evans, Imaginary Friends, is "great for people who love ‘popcorn movies. There is a lot of action, comedy and great characters that drive the story. The plot revolves around six Imaginary Characters, being led by their fearless leader, Rex Montana, to save the world from certain doom. The question is can a clown, skeleton, pageant winner, deer-man, action hero and small child actually save the world?”
For the full scoop, click here.

Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson series, has signed a book deal with Disney. Via LA Business: Rick Riordan has signed a multi-book deal with Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) for an original fantasy series. Financial terms of the deal were not released...A new Web site,, will launch in the U.S. in April 2008 and will feature exclusive content, interactive games, tour information and related news. DPW is the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, with over 400 children's magazines published and 120 million children's books sold each year. Headquartered in New York, DPW publishes books and magazines in 85 languages in 75 countries, reaching more than 100 million readers each month.

The Dangerous Book for Boys is going to be be adapted for the big and little screens. A fact-based series featuring celebrity fathers and their sons is set to appear on British television later this year, while Disney has purchased the rights to make a film version...some day.
A lot more words (but not a whole heckuva lot more information) can be found here.