2:23pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Dark Horse to Publish 'Aladdin' and 'Dumbo' Graphic Novels
Dark Horse Comics is expanding its partnership with Disney by releasing two new graphic novels based on live-action projects, following the publisher’s treatments of the studio’s animated movies to this point.
The Oregon-based publisher will release Disney Dumbo: Friends in High Places, an anthology of stories based on the upcoming Tim Burton adaptation of the animated classic, in March. It will then be followed by Disney Aladdin in late April. Like the Dumbo release, it will be a collection of stories written by one sole writer; John Jackson Miller for Dumbo and Corinna Bechko for Aladdin. Artists on the projects include Giovanni Rigano, Alberto Zanon, Paolo Antista, Michela Bovo and Pablo Vite.
Each title will be a 72-page paperback, available for $10.99.
The partnership between Disney and Dark Horse was unveiled last year, and has, so far, included comic book releases based on Frozen, Zootopia and Incredibles 2, amongst animated properties.
Disney’s deal with Dark Horse follows a similar deal with IDW Entertainment for kids comics based on Star Wars and the Marvel characters; Disney, of course, already owns the most successful comic book company in the U.S. market, Marvel Entertainment.
Disney Dumbo: Friends in High Places will be released March 29. Disney Aladdin will be released April 30.