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Huffington Post -- How Sony Pictures Animation is reinventing the way that toons are made
As the staff cuts at DreamWorks Animation and Walt Disney Studios prove, bigger is no longer thought of as better in Hollywood. The suits are now angling after a far more efficient business plan. Tinsel Town 2.0, if you will. A place where smaller teams follow shorter production schedules and work within...
17 Apr 2013
My Disney Experience delays are having a domino effect on several Magic Kingdom projects
"The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray." This oft-quoted line from Robert Burns ' 1785 poem applies to an awful lot of aspects of modern day life. But none more so than the work that's recently been done in & around WDW 's Magic Kingdom Park . Take -- for example...
7 Apr 2013
I don't mean to bag on Disney's "Frankenweenie," but ...
This past Saturday morning after our water aerobics class (Yes, Nancy has got me exercising. With the hope that I'll eventually slim down from my current Jabba-the-Hutt-like physique to something a little ... Well, less bulky), we dropped by our local WalMart to do some grocery shopping. And as I...
27 Aug 2012
What Rich Ross' exit from Walt Disney Studios is really all about
For the past three days, the story that's been dominating entertainment news is Rich Ross' removal as Chairman of Walt Disney Studios . Now most of these articles seem to lay the blame for Ross' exit on " John Carter " 's box office . And while it's true that this Andrew...
22 Apr 2012
"Be Our Guest" features an unvarnished take on Disney Company history
I have to admit that It's been kind of amusing to watch the reaction (both here and elsewhere around the Web) that Tuesday's "What's really behind the sudden change in Disney Parks & Resorts' facial hair policy" story has been getting. With all sorts of would-be Disney scholars...
26 Jan 2012
Disney Channel surpasses Disney Studios when it comes to creating characters, brands and franchises that the Company can really cash in on
It's one of those generally accepted beliefs about The Walt Disney Company. That the fortunes of the Mouse House are directly tied to how well the Studio's movies do at the box office. More importantly, how successfully the characters from Disney's live-action films - not to mention those...
6 Jan 2012
Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff look back on the making of Disney's "The Lion King"
You did hear the big news yesterday, right? That -- on the heels of the phenomenal success of " The Lion King 3D " (which blew through the $80 million barrier at the domestic box office yesterday afternoon ) -- Walt Disney Studios is now planning limited theatrical engagements for four other...
4 Oct 2011
Ottawa International Animation Festival offers a trio of panels that are sure to delight Disney & Pixar fans
" Dumbo " may not be the shortest animated feature that Walt Disney Animation Studios ever produced (" Saludos Amigos " is actually shorter. This 1942 release clocks in a mere 42 minutes long). But if Walt had gone with his original gut feeling on this project, this movie might have...
22 Sep 2011
The stars come out for the D23 EXPO's "Inside the Walt Disney Studios" presentation
So how was your weekend? Mine ... was interesting. Take - for instance - how I spent my Saturday morning. While thousands of Official Disney Fan Club members were in the D23 area enjoying Rich Ross' "Building Worlds: Inside the Walt Disney Studios" presentation ... Copyright Disney Enterprises...
22 Aug 2011
Perry the Platy-Bus & an Adventure Time-themed restaurant were popular with Comic-Con 2011 attendees
There are those who say disparaging things about Comic-Con International . Who will tell you that this 4 ½ day-long pop culture event has just gotten just too big & too crowded. Which makes it kind of impossible to enjoy. Well, while I have to admit that - no matter where you go inside of...
24 Jul 2011
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