Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"Batman" writer gets a new movie gig, and Batman gets a new candy!

Paul Dini, known to us as one of the masterminds behind "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Batman Beyond," as well as the other recent animated stuff in the Warner Bros. realm, has gotten a new writing gig. He'll be collaborating on the screenplay for Animation Studios’ upcoming CG-animated motion picture, “Gatchaman.”

“Gatchaman” is based on the successful Japanese franchise created in the early 1970s by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida, according to TheMovieScorecard.com. The show aired in the U.S. as “Battle of the Planets” and “G-Force.”

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Batworld, hold onto your cape and cowl, because next year one of the treats you'll be seeing in the candy aisle is bat-shaped chocolate and peanut butter pieces by Reese's! Hershey has signed on to license some special candy for the release of the next Batfilm, "The Dark Knight" (a continuation of the most recent franchise featuring Christian Bale, releasing July 2008). You'll also see Kit Kat wafers bars stamped with the Batsignal! Holy Cocoa Bean, we are sooooo there!

Read more about the interesting new candy that will be popping off the shelves at the BrandWeek.com coverage of the National Confectioners Association All Candy Expo held in Chicago a week or two ago. There'll be all kinds of great new stuff -- even sugar-free Peeps!

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