JOZINE is happy to report that Dan DeCarlo is now officially on the internet! www.dandecarlo.com was
launched sometime ago with just a couple of pages, but now, it's a much MUCH bigger site: lots of videos and
art, newsletter registration and biography information on not just Dan but Josie and their two sonsâ€¦.and it
looks official as the copyright notice is registered to Josie herself, so this is a good sign.
Weâ€™re happy to see that this big site is helping to claim Danâ€™s legacy and hope they will do a much
better job of it than Archiesâ€™â€¦and with screaming fanboys like yours truly.
|as of Feb. 2010
|JOSIE GOES LIVEâ€¦.AGAIN
Rapper Nick Cannon is taking Josie by the tail and is planning a multi-media relaunch campaign for her in
2010. An audition for live Josie members has just been announced with a TV series for Nickelodeon and books
planned for later this year.
This isnâ€™t the first time Archie has attempted a live concert version of Josie as they announced a similar
campaign way back in 2001 just before the Universal movie. That time, it was done in partnership with the
infamous Lou Perlman, the man behind N*Sync and Backstreet Boys and is currently in jail for 25 years for
embezzlement and was a subject of an episode of CNBCâ€™s American Greed.
Click HERE for details and letâ€™s see what happens.
|JOSIE IS FINALLY (digitally) HERE!
As many of you already know, JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS: THE COMPLETE SERIES was released. This package contains the full
first season of the TV series on 2 DVDâ€™s; actually itâ€™s 3 DVDâ€™s as the second disc is double sided. The only special
feature included here is the long rumored documentary on Josie creator, Dan DeCarlo.
The digital transfer of the old shows is quite good, though thanks to the high quality, you can clearly see the occasional light
reflections on the original animation cells. Good old Hanna-Barbera!
As for the documentary, it was quite good and informative. They interviewed friends and colleges like Bill Morrison, Scott Shaw,
Stan Lee, Casey Kasem and, the inspiration of it all, Danâ€™s widow, Josie DeCarlo! The big shocker was that they even
interviewed Archie Comics president Michael Silberkleit! For those of you who kept up with recent Josie/Jozine history, you might
know all about the crap Silberkleit gave DeCarlo during the 2001 movie and towards the end of Danâ€™s life.
I am glad that DeCarlo was mentioned through out the documentary as well as the package as the creator of the whole deal,
even though the end credits mentions the legal BS that Archie created Josie based from Danâ€™s ideasâ€¦.even though the
program proved vise versa.
Still, fanboy grudge aside, I canâ€™t complain much. Iâ€™m just glad that the thing got released and Dan and the real Josie
got some deserved credit.
No word as to if/when the â€˜Outer Spaceâ€™ episodes will see similar treatment.
Normaly, we here at JOZINE pass over any official news from
Archie's Comics. They're getting repetative and desprate and
there's that DeCarlo treatment problem we have trouble with.
THEN we saw this cover (left) of Archie #608! WOW!
The title of the story is called It Starts With A Kiss and it's coming
out in April! Beyond that, well, let the chips fall where they may!.