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  • James Beard Awards: Chicago tourism officials commit to raising $2M

     James Beard Awards: Chicago tourism officials commit to raising $2M
    Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, to Chicago in 2015 from New York. In an...
  • 'Maleficent': The Pleasures and Perils of the Revisionist Fairy Tale

    (NOTE: This piece discusses key plot points from "Maleficent.") If we must take a revisionist sledgehammer to our most beloved fairy tales -- and if the recent likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "Red Riding Hood," "Mirror, Mirror," "Snow White and the...
  • Disney On Ice's new "Frozen" coming to Philly

     
    It seems like a combination that was meant to be - "Frozen" and ice-skating! Feld Entertainment announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will be the Academy Award winning and #1 animated feature film of all time, Disney's “Frozen.”...
  • Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Toothless it's not. In a world of sequels, reboots and franchise industry economics dictating that creativity is encouraged but not required, the DreamWorks Animation offering "How to Train Your Dragon 2" looks, feels and flows like a real movie. It's...
  • World Cup 2014: Spike Lee, Fernando Meirelles get their game on

    World Cup 2014: Spike Lee, Fernando Meirelles get their game on
    The World Cup tends to see plenty of artistry on the pitch. But this is also that quadrennial time when Madison Avenue reaches beyond its usual precincts and ensures we’re likely to see some dazzling creativity during commercial breaks too. Four...
  • 'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along

    'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along
    Jay Ward's in-depth knowledge and love of cars and motorsports gave him the title of "guardian" of the Disney-Pixar "Cars" franchise.  It was only fitting to have the "Cars" Creative Director help bring two of the film's characters to the real world....
  • Twitter COO Ali Rowghani Exits

    Ali Rowghani has resigned as chief operating officer of Twitter, about eight months after the social-media company went public. Rowghani will continue to be a Twitter employee, acting as a strategic adviser to CEO Dick Costolo, the company said in a...
  • Can 'Creativity' and 'Corporate' Somehow Work Hand-in-Hand?

    I've been doing some binge reading lately -- books about creativity and business success -- but have come away feeling somewhat skeptical about their messages. Ed Catmull's new book, titled "Creativity, Inc.," explains how, as the czar of Pixar, he...
  • Father's Day: 15 greatest Disney dads

    Father's Day: 15 greatest Disney dads
    The role of a strong fatherly character is essential in many Disney animated films. For films like "The Little Mermaid," "Pocahontas" and "Finding Nemo," this is due to one simple fact -- all the moms are dead. Or, at least, nonexistent. On that...
  • Regal Entertainment Forecasts Strong Environment for Theater Acquisitions

    Regal Entertainment Group is a buyer in a market that could soon be filled with sellers, the theater chain's top execs said Thursday at the Gabelli Movie & Entertainment Conference. The box office this year is expected to be down from last year, as 2014&...
  • Animators Debate Their Craft at Annecy Festival

    Every year, scores of animated pics arrive in the market with no clear audience in mind, despite years of work and millions of dollars spent creating them. Three months ago at the Cartoon Movie co-production forum in Lyon, France, pitches included "I Lost...