| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Oscar nominees for animated feature this year reflect shifts in an art form that has become an increasingly crucial part of the movie business.
There is the return of an industry giant, Walt Disney Animation Studios, which saw its blockbuster...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Walt Disney Animation Studio's box office blockbuster "Frozen" won the 41st Annie Award for animated flm Saturday evening at a ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall.
The film, which is nominated for an Oscar for animated feature, also won the honors for...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The five Academy Award nominees for animated short film this year split up into two disparate groups: happy meal and white tablecloth.
Originally shown with the Disney feature film "Frozen," "Get a Horse!" is the best known and most seen of the bunch....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Oscar's animated feature race is a clash of the major Hollywood studios this year, with Disney, Fox/DreamWorks and Universal/Illumination all contending. But one movie in the mix -- a French-Belgian production about the unlikely friendship between a mouse...
| May 18, 2014
| 10:37 AM
CANNES, France--“I guess it is the end of the road,” Salma Hayek says, then laughs. “But it depends which road you mean.”
Hayek is sipping water at a table in a hotel backyard on a side street removed--somewhat--from the chaos of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dan Scanlon, 37, joined Pixar in 2001, working as a story artist on "Cars" and "Toy Story 3," and he co-directed the 2006 short film "Mater and the Ghost Light." He made his feature directorial debut this year with "Monsters University," which...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:44 AM
BEIJING -- The Beijing International Film Festival kicked off in the Chinese capital on Wednesday, opening with the French production "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Christophe Gans and starring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel.
In only its fourth...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:20 PM
It’s become an annual rite of the Cannes Film Festival -- Harvey Weinstein presents his upcoming movies to journalists and international distributors at an upfront presentation of sorts on the festival’s first Friday.
And it’s become...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:15 AM
During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States.
For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:19 AM
It's silver-anniversary time for Disney's Hollywood Studios. The theme park was born as Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989, back when George Bush (the first one) was president, Americans learned to pronounce Exxon Valdez, and Eastern Air Lines was still...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Now that the latest small wave of theme-park construction has passed, the official Theme Park Rangers list of top rides and attractions in Central Florida's theme parks has been updated.
This, of course, is not science. It's opinion. No math was used to...