| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Even with traffic, the drive from the film studios to the concert halls of downtown L.A. or elsewhere across the city is easily doable. Hollywood composers have always known the way. Still, pianist Gloria Cheng opened the 20th anniversary season of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Minions, monsters and snowmen, oh my!
When the Academy expanded its best picture race to 10 possible slots in 2009, some pundits wondered whether it was time to retire the animated feature category. Within the first two years of the new rules, Pixar's...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:57 PM
No one can accuse filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson of taking the easy way out. For 13 years they followed the educational lives of two African American boys (one of them their son), amassing more than 800 hours of footage in the process....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Ed Asner: The curmudgeonly star of iconic TV hits such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Lou Grant," and the 2009 Disney-Pixar film "Up," is the subject of a career retrospective at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso (503...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:36 PM
If tonight’s harvest moon fills you with a sense of wonder, you also might enjoy a new Disney iPad app that promises to be just as enchanting.
"La Luna: The Story Project" offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the Disney-Pixar short film was...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:31 PM
"Toy Story of Terror" (ABC, Wednesday). And so the three-headed holiday season begins, with a Halloween special wrought from the "Toy Story" franchise -- a franchise, it hurts my brain to realize, that is nearly 20 years old. No expense, horses or...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Is George Clooney coming to town?
Disney's "Tomorrowland" will shoot in Central Florida this fall, several sources tell the Sentinel.
The Metro Orlando Film Commission had no comment.
Oscar-winner Clooney and Hugh Laurie ("House") are starring in...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Several weeks ago, an editor asked how to beat the long line at Universal Studios' new Transformers ride. The answer was easy enough: Wait for September.
Well, ta-da, it's September, the month of breathing room. Since Labor Day, there have been...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Pixar Animation has removed the director of its 2014 film, "The Good Dinosaur," and not named a replacement, marking the fourth time in eight movies that the Emeryville studio has made a director change midstream.
With the film's release date fast...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:13 AM
What is Pixar doing, settling for adequacy?
"Monsters University," the weirdly charmless sequel to the animated 2001 Pixar hit "Monsters, Inc.," is no better or worse than the average (and I mean average) time-filling sequel cranked out by other...