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SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday October 8, 1999 "The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story," a documentary by the artist's granddaughter, Leslie Iwerks, which opens today at the El Capitan Theater for a one-week run, offers viewers a rare look at one of the unsung...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday November 19, 1999 Thirteen years have elapsed between the first Pixar film, an Oscar-nominated two-minute short about an adventurous lamp called "Luxo Jr.," and the current "Toy Story 2," the elaborate successor to one of the highest grossing...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESWith six Oscar winners and five other nominees, "Spike and Mike's Best of the Fest 25th Anniversary Show" offers some of the best animated shorts of recent years. These interesting and often hilarious films introduced audiences to several artists who have...
The pictures are worth a thousand words in "Spirited Away," Disney Studios' delightful English-language version of the Japanese feature cartoon that holds that country's all-time box office record. In this case, popularity is not an index of expensive...
With the curtain going up on 2001 amid rising costs, labor uncertainty and decreasing ticket sales despite "record" box office, Hollywood is betting unusually heavily this year on so-called "tent-pole" titles, many of them sequels or big star vehicles....
- denotes a movie to watch. "Lost Souls" (director: Janusz Kaminski). More devilish doings, with Winona Ryder trying to save the world from the Satanic invasion of Ben Chaplin'sbody. The director is Spielberg's cinematographer and a local Columbia...
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The period from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day is the busiest moviegoing time of the year. To take advantage of this annual rush to the theaters -- as well as to draw maximum attention to Oscar-aspiring films -- the studios cram many of their high-...
The main characters of "Monsters, Inc." are fantasy beasts who frighten children and capture their screams to use as fuel in the monsters' homeland. And they're the good guys. Given that Shrek was an ogre who disliked cuddly fairy-tale characters, we'...
OK, 2001 hasn't been the greatest movie year so far, but fall tends to be the season on which top-10 lists are built. The next few months look especially crowded thanks in part to the studios having rushed movies into production in preparation for the...
Special to the TribuneJerry Bilik has directed many a show for Disney on Ice, but then came "Toy Story 2." "I watched the movie and my first reaction was, 'You've got to be kidding,'" he says. "That was an animated film and this was reality." John Lasseter, who directed...
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Times Staff WriterPrepare to be astonished by "Spirited Away." Written and directed by one of the world's master animators, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki, this visual wonder is the product of a fierce and fearless imagination whose creations are unlike any you've seen before....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWe've suspected it for some time, but "Finding Nemo" all but makes it official: With five successes out of five attempts, Pixar Animation Studios is now the most reliable creative force in Hollywood. Perhaps not since Preston Sturges made seven classic...
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