Thursday, March 25, 2010

Miscellaneous Links

Kris Graft of Gamasutra writes that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be opening a gaming studio in Montreal that will gradually grow t0 300 employees by 2015.

Bhob Stewart writes about The Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air, a 1938 radio series which initially featured Walt Disney himself as host and the voice of Mickey Mouse. Stewart provides a player for seven episodes of the series.

Fantagraphics will soon publish the fourth volume of Our Gang comics by Walt Kelly. A complete 14 page story from the book in PDF format can be found here.

Farhad Manjoo of Slate reviews Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier, about creating an online business with minimal start-up costs. You can read excerpts from the book here.

(Gamasutra link via James Caswell.)


Eric Noble said...

I've heard about the Disney radio show before, when someone was interviewing animator Mark Kausler. Sounds like a pleasant show to listen to on Sunday afternoon.

I do want that new volume of Walt Kelly's "Our Gang" stories. It would help if I had the first three volumes as well. Thanks for posting Mark.

Eric "Spillz" Angelillo said...

I've read a few different articles on the Montreal WB studio, some seem to mention it will be for 3D animation as well as video games, though it's never very clear.

Either way, good news for jobs. After THQ, that's 2 major video game studios in 6 months announcing an opening in Montreal.