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FOR THE TIMESFriday October 6, 2000 Like goblins in the forest or the Man in the Moon, the TV-generated phenomenon of "Digimon"--a.k.a. Digital Monsters--makes a certain amount of sense. The mythologizing of the unknown is a timeless human impulse, whether the...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Animation (genre), Japan, Sora
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday July 21, 2000 I got the early word from the grade-school pundits who talk about semiotics, chaos theoryand Quidditch strategy between kickball games. Within months, these guys told me with customary assurance, Pokemon will be, like, so over,...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Eric Stuart, Gaming
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 22, 1995 "The City of Lost Children" is a stunningly surreal fantasy, a fable of longing and danger, of heroic deeds and bravery, set in a brilliantly realized world of its own. It is one of the most audacious, original films of...
Richard Fleischer picked up the phone more than half a century ago and was stunned. Walt Disney was on the line, asking him to direct "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." "You do know who I am?" Fleischer recalled asking. His father, animation pioneer Max...
Tribune Movie Reporter2 stars (out of 4) The world seems a smaller place since the three-hour "Around the World in Eighty Days" took home the 1956 best picture Oscar. That movie looks pretty shaggy now, but back then it wowed crowds with its international locations, celebrity...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Steve Coogan, Rob Schneider, Walt Disney
History and overview: Tomorrowland was the only land of the original park not ready on opening day in 1971. Over the course of 1972, rides open sporadically, culminating in the crowning achievement, Space Mountain. The thrill ride premiered in 1975 to...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Palace Theater, Walt Disney, Sports
At least give Walt Disney's animation department credit for wanting to try something new. Last summer Disney took a risk on a dark, Jules Verne-style adventure with "Atlantis: The Lost Empire." This summer, again departing from the cute and spunky...
A typical television season is split into three parts: Fall, when new shows premiere; this leads into the special programming and stunts of the November sweeps. Winter, or midseason, when new shows crop up to replace those canceled; this flows into...
Tags: Game Shows, Movies, Tom Selleck, Crime, Law and Justice, WGN
The Hartford CourantJust over 50 years ago, the first major movie alien, a giant, murderous carrot, struck terror into the hearts and minds of Cold War America. It was called "The Thing," or "The Thing From Another World," and it scared audiences silly. Now the monsters...
Tribune art criticMax Kahn was 97 this year, and as his exhibition at Gallery 1756 indicates, he still is uncommonly active as an artist. The show includes paintings, works on paper and sculptures, though only the sculptures are recent, which turns out to be good news as...
Tags: Sculpture, Arts and Culture
1. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Buzz Kulik; 1989) 3 stars Many critics prefer this five-hour BBC-TV British miniseries over Mike Todd's 1956 all-star Oscar-winner, both inspired by the Jules Verne novel of gambler Phileas Fogg's 19th Century bet that he...
Tribune arts reporterSince the image of the peripatetic Phileas Fogg in a balloon was created by Hollywood rather than Jules Verne, there's no hot air to be found anywhere in John Hildreth's new stage adaptation of "Around the World in 80 Days" at the Lifeline Theatre. But...
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