| May 9, 2010
Los Angeles and this tiny Gold Rush town share the same "City of Angels" nickname, and the similarities don't end there.
Just as Hollywood honors its celebrities with a star on the Walk of Fame, Angels Camp gives the same treatment to its best frog...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 6:56 AM
NEW YORK -- It was a memorable and merry Christmas in Hollywood as moviegoers shattered box-office records, responding in droves to a diverse array of high-profile releases over the holiday weekend.
The estimated $278 million in weekend box-office...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 6:41 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow....
| Feb 2, 2010
Here are the top nominations for the 82nd annual Academy Awards, which will be held March 7 at the Kodak Theatre.
- "The Blind Side"
- "District 9"
- "An Education"
- "The Hurt Locker"
- " Inglourious Basterds"
| Jul 21, 2010
Priscillano "Pres" Romanillos, the animator who brought to life the athletic Native American Little Creek in DreamWorks' "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" and the evil Shan-Yu in Disney's "Mulan," has died. He was 47.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:43 PM
The Walt Disney Co. likes to say that its entertainment offerings, be they theme-park attractions, Disney-branded films or Broadway shows, are fun for the whole family.
That marketing-friendly slogan is debatable, of course, depending on the...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:08 AM
After Universal Orlando revealed that it would be closing its iconic Jaws ride at Universal Studios forever as of Jan. 2, there was social-media outcry last week. Among my favorite outbursts on Twitter: "You've ruined Orlando."
OK, that's a bit extreme,...
| Jan 15, 2009
A big show of animation art from the Walt Disney studio will open in November at the New Orleans Museum of Art, a month before the release of an animated movie set in New Orleans that features Disney's first African-American princess.
"Dreams Come True:...
| Oct 27, 2008
The upcoming Disney animated film "Bolt" features a feisty canine that gets lost and makes his long journey home with the help of two world-wise pals.
It's the kind of classic Disney parable that could just as well be told of the studio's once-revered...
| Feb 5, 2009
Inside most animated movie studios, the workplace background noise is little more than gentle mouse clicks and the dull drone of computers. The sounds within Laika, the maker of the new stop-motion animated film "Coraline," are often distinctly different:...
| Apr 8, 2008
| 5:07 PM
The Walt Disney Studios previewed 10 animated movies on Monday that it will release during the next four years, including further installments in the "Toy Story" and "Cars" series and two new fairy tales.
With the exception of "Wall.E," a robot love...