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Disney Gains Rights to Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment

posted on 2010-01-05 18:41 EST

ICv2 reported on Sunday that Disney gained "enhanced rights to the creative output of Pow! Entertainment as well as exclusive consulting services." Disney also invested US$2.5 million into this company that was launched by Stan Lee, co-creator of America's Spider-Man and X-Men from Marvel Comics. On the same day, Walt Disney Studios finalized its acquisition deal with Marvel.

Pow! Entertainment is overseeing the collaboration between Stan Lee and animation studio Bones in the Heroman anime series.

Pow! Entertainment is also producing a separate manga series called Ultimo with manga creator Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King), Shueisha's Jump Square magazine, Viz Media's Shonen Jump magazine, and the Sony Music Entertainment subsidiary Dream Ranch.

In 2008, Lee was developing an animated television series named Quartz with GDH, which was the corporate parent of the Gonzo anime studio. Pow! Entertainment still names Heroman and Ultimo on its online project list; however, the Quartz animated project is no longer listed.

Thanks to Liam for the news tip.

Source: ICv2


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