The Great Cartoon Cash-In

Hollywood is holding its breath, waiting to measure the box-office potential of Warren Beatty's $30 million Dick Tracy, which opened last weekend. But the film community's anxiety has not stopped movie moguls from laying plans to bring more comic characters to the screen:

Captain America

Matt Salinger, actor son of the reclusive novelist J.D., stars as the World War II superhero. He battles archrival the Red Skull in this film set for autumn release.


The Disney company hopes to follow its Tracy flick with a new musical version of the classic comic strip. Oscar-winning screenwriter Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy)...

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