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Huffington Post -- Vocal cast for Disney's "Planes" includes a "Top Gun" cameo, top names from stand-up comedy
Huffington Post -- Vocal cast for Disney's "Planes" includes a "Top Gun" cameo, top names from stand-up comedy So how did Klay Hall wind up as director of Disney's "Planes" ? First there was this train derailment ... Or should I say: First an earlier project that...
27 Mar 2013
Disney Princess Palace Pets and Unbolt the Goat are among the domain names that Disney Company officials have recently registered
It's been quite a while since I last posted a piece about the various domain names The Walt Disney Company has recently registered . Which sometimes offers up a clue or two about the Mouse has in the works for the weeks, months & years ahead. Mind you, a lot of the news that I've uncovered...
30 Jan 2013
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
Toon Tuesday: Making Magic in the Digital Age
Is it just me or has animated cartoon film making finally evolved into something else? With motion pictures like " Rango " and " The Adventures of Tintin " finding a home in the Academy Awards animated film category I can't help but wonder how these movies are all that different...
28 Feb 2012
Great advice & flying Twinkies rain down in Don Hahn's "Brain Storm: Unleashing Your Creative Self"
Welcome to June. That time of year when many of us struggle to find the perfect graduation present. That thoughtful, well-chosen item which will then make an impression on the newly capped-and-gowned. Luckily, Disney Editions has - just yesterday, in fact - released a book that (I think, anyway) will...
31 May 2011
How Don Rickles became Mr. Potato Head's voice for Disney Pixar's "Toy Story" films
In honor of Super Bowl Sunday (that annual television event that turns tens of millions of us into couch potatoes, when we wolf down handful of greasy potato chips and/or platters full of toppings-laden potato skins), I thought that - today - it might be appropriate to pay tribute to that most cinematic...
3 Feb 2011
Michael Giacchino's love of toons helped make him today's top tunesmith in Hollywood
Did you catch that terrific profile of Michael Giacchino that " Variety " ran yesterday? I mean, if you thought that this Academy Award-winning composer was busy in 2009 - 2010 (i.e. that's when he composed & conducted the music for " Prep and Landing ," " Day & Night...
15 Oct 2010
Disney piled on the promotion for "TRON: Legacy" at Comic-Con
Let's cut to the chase here: There was just no escaping " TRON: Legacy " at this year's Comic-Con . Even before you entered the San Diego Convention Center , thanks to those banners that seemed to be hanging off of every light post in the city, you found yourself face-to-face with Jeff...
29 Jul 2010
Is Pixar planning on producing some "Finding Nemo" sequels?
What with " Toy Story 3 " in theaters right now, " Cars 2 " due to debut next summer and a sequel to " Monsters, Inc. " reportedly in the works, one has to wonder what other follow-ups Pixar Animation Studios has planned. Well, based on the domain names that The Walt Disney...
21 Jul 2010
Toon Tuesday: The Wow Factor
I’ve often been asked this goofy question. “How would you run an animation studio if you were in charge?” Questions like this come from young people who assume I have answers. The truth is, I’m not in that position, and I don’t expect to be. However, I once ran my own business...
1 Jun 2010
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