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Garth Jennings sings the praises of those Illumination Entertainment staffers who helped him through the animation production process on "Sing"
How hard can it be? That was the question that Garth Jennings asked himself when Chris Meledandri - the CEO of Illumination Entertainment - offered him the opportunity to direct "Sing," his very first animated feature. And given the many types of productions Garth has worked on over the course...
21 Dec 2016
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
Before he voiced Dory's Dad in Pixar's "Finding Nemo" sequel, Eugene Levy made a big splash in Disney's first-ever Touchstone release, "Splash"
"I've played some Dads in my day." Anyone familiar with Eugene Levy 's filmography knows that the above statement is true. After all, this Canadian comedy legend played Jim Levenstein's Dad in all eight installments of the " American Pie " sex comedy series. Not to mention...
19 Jun 2016
Phyllis Smith talks about the joys of voicing Sadness for Pixar's "Inside Out"
So how exactly does one get hired to voice a character in a Pixar film? Well, to hear Phyllis Smith (i.e., the " Office " vet who voiced Sadness in " Inside Out ") tell the tale, it wasn't talent or luck that actually won her this part. But -- rather -- insomnia. (L to R) Jason...
15 Nov 2015
How Eric Goldberg created the Genie Outtakes for Disney's Diamond Edition of "Aladdin"
Here's an interesting tidbit for all of your animation fans out there: An excerpt from the screenplay for Disney's " Aladdin ." To be specific, the scene where the Genie makes his dramatic entrance in this motion picture: Aladdin rubs the lamp with his sleeve. It glows slightly -- and...
13 Oct 2015
Wondering what you should "Boldly Go" see at the movies next year? The 2015 Licensing Expo offers you some clues
Greeting from the 2015 Licensing Expo , which is being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Photo by Jim Hill I have to admit that I enjoy covering the Licensing Expo. Mostly becomes it allows bloggers & entertainment writers like myself to get a peek over the horizon. Scope out...
10 Jun 2015
Nana finally makes it to Never Land in "Battle for the Book!," a primetime "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" special
Let's be honest here. You kind of feel bad for Nana whenever you watch Disney's " Peter Pan ." Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved After all, everyone else gets to fly off to Never Land in this 1953 animated feature. But because Mr. Darling had tied this canine caretaker...
24 Oct 2014
John Musker and Ron Clements chart an ambitious course for "Moana," Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2016 release
They've taken us under the sea with their charming reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's " The Little Mermaid ." Not to mention soaring through the sky aboard a magic carpet in their wildly comic take on the 1001 Arabian Nights, " Aladdin ." So where will John Musker and...
20 Oct 2014
"Big Hero 6" hopes to make a big splash in the Big Apple at this year's New York Comic-Con
To hear Don Hall tell this story, it was just weeks after The Walt Disney Company revealed that it would be acquiring Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion back in August of 2009 when he first came up with the idea of using a relatively obscure Marvel comic book series as the inspiration for a full...
8 Oct 2014
Will this eye-popping CG animation test power up Genndy Tartakovsky's "Popeye" ?
Everyone knows that Popeye is " ... strong to the finich 'cuz he eats his spinach." But what was this Sailor Man like before he discovered that those leafy greens gave him amazing strength? And what were Popeye's early days at sea like? And where exactly did he get that anchor-shaped...
19 Sep 2014
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