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Dick Van Dyke & the Vantastix bring the crowd to their feet at D23's Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features event
"Did you enjoy attending the 2011 edition of the D23 EXPO ?" For a lot of Official Disney Fan Club members, the answer to that question depends largely on how early they got in line for last year's Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix concert. If you were among the folks who got in line early...
17 Aug 2012
Disney’s “Prince of Persia” ends well. But is that really enough?
All’s well that ends well. Or so says William Shakespeare and/or John Heywood . But it’s not Heywood that we’re talking about today. But – rather – Hollywood. And after having watched Disney’s “ Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ,” I’m now wondering if it’s actually okay to overlook the first 100 minutes...
28 May 2010
Charles M. Schulz Museum pays tribute to pop culture & imaginary places
When I was a kid I would read the comics in the Los Angeles Times every day. There was an entire page of them, and they had all kinds: Broom Hilda , Rex Morgan , Andy Capp , Wizard of Id , and many more. One comic that did not appear on the comics page was Peanuts . Peanuts appeared in the first section...
24 May 2010
Why For does Howard Stark look like Walt Disney in “Iron Man 2” ?
IronManFan236 sent in a question that was short & sweet: Did Marvel Studios deliberately make Howard Stark look like Walt in “ Iron Man 2 ” as a tribute / tip-of-the-hat to the Disney acquisition deal? Iron Man 2, the Movie: Copyright 2010 MVL Film Finance LLC. Iron Man, the character: TM & Copyright...
14 May 2010
WonderCon 2010 winds up being unexpectedly fun
Here’s the rub: I don’t know anything about this stuff. I have never gone to “fan” type conventions, and I don’t really read a lot of comic books. At least, not since I was 15. I don’t even really watch TV anymore, and rarely go to the movies. When I’m not working, I spend most of my time these days...
7 Apr 2010
The Towers live on ... in movies & television, that is
I wonder if you've ever had an experience like this: The other day, I was feeling blue. Alice had just gone home after spending almost the entire summer up here in New Hampshire. And I was missing my daughter something fierce. Which is why I decided that I'd try & cheer myself up by watching...
11 Sep 2008
Could you please have the Rat whip me up some crow?
Everyone out there enjoying the day after Thanksgiving? Particularly all of those delicious leftovers that you've got stashed in the fridge? Not me. I mean, sure. I'll get to them eventually. But first ... I have to choke down a rather large portion of crow. By that I mean ... Have you seen the international...
22 Nov 2007
Toon Tuesday: Will "Enchanted" 's health-conscious promotional campaign ultimately result in robust box office receipts for this new Walt Disney Pictures release?
You want proof that this is a very different Walt Disney Company now that Bob Iger is in charge? Then take a look at the cross promotional campaign that Mickey's marketing staff has put together for the studio's big Holiday 2007 release, " Enchanted ." Copyright 2007 Walt Disney Pictures. All Rights...
24 Sep 2007
Does "Graduation" actually bring Kim Possible's career to a close? Maybe
When you're the creator of a popular television program, It's always a somewhat bittersweet experience to put the finishing touches on a series finale. Well, for Robert Schooley and Mark McCorkle , working on "Graduation" (i.e. the two-part " Kim Possible " closer that airs on the Disney Channel tomorrow...
5 Sep 2007
Monday Mouse Watch: Is Disney getting ready to send in the "Clones" ?
Okay. Let's start your Monday morning off with a funny little Disney-related story from the September issue of " Star Wars Insider " magazine. Which alludes to a particularly bizarre moment during the production of " Episode IV - A New Hope ." It seems that -- with the hope that they might be able to...
26 Aug 2007
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