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"DuckTales" first look proves that this new Disney XD series will put a fun, new spin on the world of Scrooge McDuck
It's a moment that will no doubt shock old-school "DuckTales" fans. Donald Duck's nephews first climb up on Uncle Scrooge's desk. And then they pelt this beleaguered bajillionaire with a series of quick, cutting, personal questions. "Are you really our uncle?," asks Huey...
2 Mar 2017
The Mouse makes use of its theme parks, in-cinema events and podcasts to help spread the word about Disney Theatrical Productions
Given that Disney Theatrical has - over the past two years - launched four international productions of its hit Broadway musical, "Aladdin" (With the Japanese version bowing in Tokyo in May of 2015, the German version debuting in Hamburg back in December of 2015, the London version opening...
18 Feb 2017
Getting "Zootopia" just right really challenged Disney screenwriters Jared Bush and Phil Johnston
Given that " Zootopia " is set in a mammals-only city, it's entirely appropriate that this Walt Disney Animation Studios production took home the lion's share of the prizes at this year's Annie Awards . This Byron Howard / Rich Moore movie wound up claiming six of the top trophies...
6 Feb 2017
How "Pinocchio" beat "Bambi" to become Disney's second feature-length animated film after "Snow White"
" Pinocchio " has long been hailed as Walt Disney's masterpiece. While Walt Disney Animation Studios ' second feature-length production may admittedly lack the heart that " Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs " had, there's no denying that "Pinocchio" tops its predecessor...
10 Jan 2017
Meet the team who brought Maui to life for Disney's "Moana"
You'd think - looking at Maui from Disney's " Moana " - given this demigod's dimples (more importantly, those eyebrows) that Dwayne Johnson was always supposed to be this character's voice. But that's where you'd be wrong. "You have to understand that - when we're...
16 Nov 2016
Disney XD's "Milo Murphy's Law" offers optimistic alternative to election night coverage
With just one day left until America votes, people are really stressing right now. They keep looking at all the polling data and then wondering "What happens if everything goes wrong and the wrong person gets elected?" Well, I can't tell you how to vote. But I can tell you what to do after...
7 Nov 2016
TASCHEN 's "Walt Disney Film Archives" features stunning artwork, seldom-told stories from that studio's past
As one very wise cinephile once put it, "Every Disney film is someone's favorite movie." Editor / author Daniel Kothenschulte tried to keep that in mind over the past two years as he worked on " The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921 - 1968 " ( TASCHEN America...
2 Nov 2016
Knott's Berry Farm puts an awful lot of thought into all those celebrities that it skewers at Halloween Haunt
So what happens tonight after the last Hanging is held at Knott's Scary Farm ? Well, the entertainment team at America's First Theme Park gets a well-deserved night of rest. But after that, these talented folks plunge right into compiling a constantly changing list of celebrity scandals, political...
1 Nov 2016
First draft of Disney's "Steamboat Willie" scenario coming up for bid in S/R Lab's next animation art auction
The Walt Disney Company is really going all out for Mickey Mouse's 88 th birthday . Over the next four weeks, they will be sending this beloved character / corporate symbol around the globe. Where (I'm quoting from the official press release now) Mickey will be making " ... surprise appearances...
23 Oct 2016
Would Woody Allen have been a better fit for LeFou in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" ?
Given that the silver anniversary of Disney's " Beauty and the Beast " is coming up (This Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale film initially went into wide release back on November 22, 1991), a lot of bloggers have recently been writing about this hand-drawn animated feature. Using Walt Disney...
22 Sep 2016
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