Daily News Bytes: IDW Uncovers ‘Powerpuff’ Comics, ‘Lupin III’ Tix on Sale, ‘Aladdin’ Casting & More!


IDW Publishing Reveals ‘Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad’ #1 Covers
In the upcoming three-part story from show and comics writers Haley Mancini & Jake Goldman, the baddies of the Townsville High Villains Council gather at the round table of ruffians determined to rehash their past near-triumphs and defeat the girls once and for all! The first installment (featuring the tale of Mojo Jojo’s almost-win) clocks in at 32 pages, illustrated by Phil Murphy. Cover A is from Murphy, while series storyboard artist Andy Cung created Cover B. As a retailer incentive, IDW will throw in a free variant connecting cover by Andrew Kolb for every 10 copies ordered! (In stores Nov. 29, $3.99.)

Tickets on Sale for ‘Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostoro’
Ticketing is now open for the two-night US theatrical engagement of Hayao Miyazaki’s feature directorial debut, announced last month. The 1979 comedy-drama anime adventure is being presented by Fathom Events, ELEVEN ARTS and TMS Ent. on Sept. 14 and 19.

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostoro

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostoro

These Female Animators Are Redrawing an Industry’s Gender Line
LA Times dives into the rising tide of female creative leaders pouring out of CalArts’ animation program, where women make up 70% of graduates (yet still hold just 25% of industry jobs). Entertainment journo Robert Ito gets input from the school’s Erica Larsen-Dockray, Maureen Furniss and Maija Burnett, and successful alumnae Daron Nefcy (Star vs. The Forces of Evil), Elizabeth Ito (storyboard supe, Summer Camp Island) and Kristen Lepore (Adventure Time “Bad Jubies”).

VIDEO: Musician Steven Wilson on the Making of ‘Last Day of June’
For the cinematic, artistically innovative and bittersweet game Last Day of June, Ovosonico and 505 Games tapped award-winning prog-rock musician Steven Wilson for the original soundtrack. Hear all about how this project changed Wilson’s view of what a videogame could be in this first part of the “Making of” behind-the-scenes video series for the upcoming interactive title.

Over 10K Sign Petition Urging Disney to Go Back to Netflix
This whole everyone-gets-their-own-platform thing is apparently more than some internet TV subscribers can bear. Following the news that Disney would launch a new animation OTT, fans are flocking to a Care2 petition which states, “This is a huge blow to Netflix users and Disney lovers who don’t want to have to pay double to access the content we love.”

(Left) Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1 Cover A by Phil Murphy / (Right) Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1 Cover B by Andy Cung

(Left) Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1 Cover A by Phil Murphy
(Right) Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1 Cover B by Andy Cung