| Oct 17, 2010
Animated features have long been the favored medium for telling kid-friendly stories about princesses and cuddly creatures. But if New York-based animator Bill Plympton were to have his way, moviegoers would also see more hand-drawn offerings depicting...
| Dec 30, 2009
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Dawn C. Chmielewski covers Disney for the Los Angeles Times and she recently wrote about the interesting role Pixar guru John Lasseter plays in the Disney toy line. During the course of her reporting she interviewed Albert Chan, president and......
| Mar 29, 2008
Disneyland's "Small World" will soon be getting a little more crowded.
The Anaheim amusement park is planning to add iconic Disney characters to the anonymous international cast of the beloved 'round-the-globe boat ride. The idea has sparked outrage...
| Apr 8, 2008
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The Walt Disney Studios previewed 10 animated movies on Monday that it will release during the next four years, including further installments in the "Toy Story" and "Cars" series and two new fairy tales.
With the exception of "Wall.E," a robot love...
| Apr 17, 2008
JOHN LASSETER, the award-winning animator and CEO at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has directed two "Toy Story" films, "A Bug's Life" and "Cars." But what counts as his favorite movie of all time?
"Dumbo," the 1941 Disney classic animated...
| May 19, 2008
It's a big year for fans of theme parks and roller coasters all over North America.
The long list of new attractions includes the rock 'n' roll-themed Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; the Nickelodeon-themed park at Minnesota's Mall of America; Toy...
| Jul 1, 2008
IVIVIDLY remember two things about having breakfast with Pixar guru John Lasseter earlier this year. One was that my back was out, so unable to sit comfortably, I had to take notes either standing up or lying down on the carpet of his hotel suite. The...
| Jul 20, 2008
Twenty-seven years after "My Dinner With Andre," Wallace Shawn remains best known for that movie, as well as for his voice work in animated features such as "Toy Story" and "The Incredibles." Yet Shawn is most significant as a playwright -- author of...
| Feb 1, 2008
Tuesday morning, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, the company releasing the rock concert movie "U2 3D," said it was moving up the picture's expansion to hundreds of theaters by one day to Valentine's Day -- "in keeping with the universe-as-one theme...