Sunday, May 4, 2008

Disney Book News, In Brief

May 3 marked 2008's Free Comic Book Day. While the complimentary Hellboy, All Star Superman and Dan Dare comics were lapped up by the adults, according to blogger/comic book shop owner, Eric Trautman, the kids were going crazy over Disney's Gyro Gearloose one shot.

Mark May 13 on your calendar. That's the day that this year's must have animation tome, The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company, is being released. David A. Price's book describes itself as "the first in-depth look at the company that forever changed the film industry and the fraternity of geeks who shaped it."

Disney has just announced the launch of Disney En Familia, a Spanish language magazine aimed at moms. The magazine will be produced by the same team responsible for Disney Publishing’s award-winning FamilyFun and Wondertime periodicals. For more info, click here.

The Star Online has a review of former imagineer Randy Pausch's new book, The Last Lecture. The book is an extension of the life-affirming lecture Pausch delivered at Carnegie Mellon after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (Cheerier than it sounds!) Click here.

Too much fuss has already been made over Miley Cyrus' Vanity Fair pics, but if you can still stomach one more take on the media-manufactured scandal, Steven Colbert's is well worth watching. Click here.