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Disney starts unit for comics

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Walt Disney Studios has formed a production unit called Kingdom Comics devoted to turning graphic novels into movies. Disney Publishing Worldwide has the right to distribute any comic book created by the division.

Writer-artist Ahmet Zappa, writer-editor Christian Beranek and former Fox TV executive Harris Katleman will oversee the venture, which anticipates making deals with top graphic novelists and artists.


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