| 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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Disney's hit musical "Frozen" became the highest-grossing animated movie of all time over the weekend, pushing its estimated worldwide box-office haul to $1.072 billion and unseating "Toy Story 3" for the top spot. Now we're curious to hear what your...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Considered deeply uncool at one point, music from animated movies is back — and singing along is now not only OK for kids, it's something adults record themselves doing on their phones and share on YouTube.
The boom in popular songs from...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The "Festival of the Lion King" show will move to a new theater within Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park next year, Disney World official confirmed Monday.
The new structure is under construction near Harambe Village in the Africa section of the park....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The first time Rick Dempsey heard Idina Menzel sing "Let it Go," the ice queen empowerment anthem in the Walt Disney Animation movie "Frozen," he knew he had a serious problem on his hands.
"How are we going to do that in 41 languages?" said Dempsey,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Disney's "The Lion King" can lay claim to two milestones for 2013. In October, the blockbuster musical passed the $1-billion mark at the Broadway box office. Now the musical is officially the top-grossing show of 2013, with approximately $96.9 million in...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Rudyard Kipling hated Chicago. "It holds rather more than a million of people with bodies, and stands on the same sort of soil as Calcutta," wrote the man whom George Orwell dubbed "the prophet of British imperialism in its expansionist phase,"...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:55 PM
It's about an hour before showtime, and 16-year-old NicKayla Tucker, of Laurel, is obviously enjoying the last-minute preparations for her NicKayla & Friends concert Saturday at the Comfort Inn in Beltsville.
Dressed in Nike pants and a muscle T-shirt,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When it comes to computer-animated movies, studios seemingly can't get enough of talking animals, planes, cars, monsters, cavemen, snails and little blue creatures who live in mushrooms.
But there are signs that the abundance of animated movies may be...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
You can't swing a critic around Times Square without hitting some kid who's featured, if not starring, in a Broadway show.
This fact was abundantly clear in the opening number of June's Tony Awards show when young cast members of "Annie," "Matilda,"...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
A certain luminescent Genie will take the Broadway stage this spring – along with Princess Jasmine, Prince Ali and Jafar -- in a new, musical adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film, “Aladdin.”
"Aladdin" will join other...