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How Eric Stonestreet almost missed out on voicing Duke the Dog for "The Secret Life of Pets"
Given that Eric Stonestreet has spent the past seven years working on " Modern Family ," this two-time Emmy Award-winner thought he knew how things worked in Hollywood. (L to R) Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Eric Stonestreet on ABC's "Modern Family." Copyright 20th Century Fox /...
17 Jul 2016
Jason Bateman & Ginnifer Goodwin talk about voicing Nick Wilde & Officer Judy Hopps for Disney's "Zootopia"
" Will Arnett put you up to this, didn't he?" That's what Jason Bateman said to his agent four years ago when this " Arrested Development " star learned that Walt Disney Animation Studios wanted him to come voice one of the leads for " Zootopia ." "Ever since...
7 Jun 2016
Ariel Winter looks ahead, prepares for life after "Modern Family" and "Sofia the First"
Between recording dialogue for "Sofia the First: The Secret Library" and getting ready to take her College Boards in real life, Ariel Winter has really been hitting the books lately. Copyright American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved "I just took the SAT yesterday,"...
11 Oct 2015
"Ant-Man" director Peyton Reed recalls working with Disney Legend Dean Jones
As the director of Marvel's most recent summer blockbuster, Peyton Reed has a lot to be thankful for these days. " 'Ant-Man' was a fantastic experience. The cast was amazing," Reed admitted during a recent phone call. "I'm really pleased with the way the finished film turned...
7 Sep 2015
Star Wars and star power -- plus Marvel, Pixar, and plenty of Disney -- at this year's D23 EXPO
When D23 -- Disney's official fan club -- launched the D23 EXPO back in 2009, all the "wonderful worlds" of Disney was pretty much just Disney. And -- of course -- Pixar , a Disney acquisition in 2006. And ABC , which Disney purchased over a decade before that. But now Disney's "world"...
10 Aug 2015
Will "Descendants" become the Disney Channel's next big franchise? Director / choreographer Kenny Ortega sure hopes that it does
Given that Kenny Ortega made a fortune for the Mouse a decade ago when he directed " High School Musical " (i.e., that 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie which eventually launched a best-selling album, a sold-out ice show, a super-popular concert tour as well as stage productions around the...
31 Jul 2015
The Disneyland That Might Have Been: Mickey Mouse Club, Treasure Island & Lilliputian Land
Given that Disneyland Park kicked off its 60th anniversary celebration last month, I thought it might be fun to take a look at some aspects of the Happiest Place on Earth that didn't make it off the drawing boarding. Take -- for example -- the Mickey Mouse Club. 1953 site plan for Disneyland Park...
1 Jun 2015
It takes more than movie magic to pull off "Disney Night" on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"
So how long does it take to add some Disney magic to " Dancing with the Stars " ? Would you believe 9 months? "That's actually how long we've been having meetings about 'Disney Night,' which is the theme of this week's show," explained Rob Wade , the executive...
13 Apr 2015
Eden Sher voices Disney's first kick-butt princess for "Star vs. the Forces of Evil"
By her own admission, Eden Sher lives in an almost perpetual state of hyperbole. "That's why I always have to try and keep myself in check," this 24 year-old actress admitted during a recent phone interview. "Otherwise -- whenever anyone asks me what I'm working on now -- my automatic...
30 Mar 2015
To Hell with Bill Cosby? Disney already did that with "The Devil and Max Devlin"
Like a lot of you folks out there, I don't exactly know how to feel about Bill Cosby right now. I mean, the man is a comedy legend. As a kid, I listened constantly to his LPs and memorized many of his classic stand-up routines. But as someone who's been writing about the entertainment industry...
21 Nov 2014
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