| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:29 AM
The Princess in the Opal Mask
By Jenny Lundquist
Running Press Teens; 350 pages
It seems to be Mark Twain season in Orange County. This month, Val Kilmer brought his one-man show,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:57 PM
You have heard Jess Harnell, Carlos Alazraqui and Gary Anthony Williams before, even if you've probably never heard of them.
Maybe you've heard Harnell in one of the three "Toy Story" movies, or "Finding Nemo," or one of the other Disney-Pixar films...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:13 AM
What is Pixar doing, settling for adequacy?
"Monsters University," the weirdly charmless sequel to the animated 2001 Pixar hit "Monsters, Inc.," is no better or worse than the average (and I mean average) time-filling sequel cranked out by other...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:03 AM
When you're young and even when you're older, the prospect of what lies beyond your street, your neighborhood, your line of vision is a tantalizer. In "The Painting," a French animated feature now at the Siskel Film Center, director Jean-Francois...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
There was a time when the young, neophyte filmmaking auteurs of the day would grab their Kodak movie cameras, insert their Super 8 film cartridges and get to work on their glorious storyboarded versions of visual storytelling.
| May 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
ABC announced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule on Tuesday, adding fourteen new shows and a Disney/Pixar special to its programming roster. “We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Disney World is pulling the plug on two of its live-entertainment options at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park next month. The last day for the Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun parade and the Disney Channel Rocks street show will be April 6, a Disney World...
| Jan 20, 2013
Two of Hampton Roads major performing groups, the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Stage Company, this week announced their lineups for 2013-2014. Here are the details:
Violin virtuoso Midori will open the symphony's 94th season Sept....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Committing to the genre after years of fits and starts, Warner Bros. on Monday said it will produce one animated movie per year beginning in 2014.
Every other major studio in Hollywood has established an animation strategy in the past few years, with...