| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Comedian Chris Rock returns to the big screen as one of the voiceover stars of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." Though he's been to Europe many times already, the 47-year-old actor has yet to visit Madagascar. "I'd love to go," says Rock, who lives...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:36 PM
A lemur that hibernates is strange and cute enough. But studying its lethargic state may provide a clue to sending humans on long-distance space travel or healing the ravages of heart attacks, stroke and head trauma, according to researchers at Duke...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There are underdogs. And there are underdogs. Then there is "Turbo," a garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.
Honestly, they pretty much had me at "racing snails."
The idea for animation's latest 3-D event movie sounded absurd enough to...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:43 PM
"It doesn't look like it would do very well in the water," Emily Graslie is saying, dryly.
The Field Museum's first ever Chief Curiosity Correspondent is standing in front of a skeleton of an extinct giant lemur, mounted in a glass case in a back...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Don't miss the last Friday Flicks outdoor movie of the summer, "Madagascar 3" (PG), at dusk at the Granville Gude Park stage, 8300 Mulberry St.
Watch the comedic adventures of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melman the Giraffe, King...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Now that it has 1,200 hours of original programming to produce for distributors like Netflix and Super RTL over the next five years, DreamWorks Animation has tapped veteran Nickelodeon executive Marjorie Cohn to run its new television group.
The New York...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:46 PM
What do I know of life? For years, I thought Taco Bell was a Mexican phone company. I thought Hash Tag was a mouthy wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
So when I got wind of the Swiss Forrest Gump, an adventurer who ran 25,422 miles over five years...
| Jun 23, 2013
MADAGASCAR — What's this lemur doing in my lap?
Well, not exactly in my lap, but close enough for me to wonder about its next move.
I'm in the open dining area of rustic Camp Amoureux near Madagascar's remote Kirindy dry rain-forest reserve,...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:57 PM
Outstanding drama series
"The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
"One Life to Live" (ABC)
"Days of Our Lives" (NBC) -- WINNER
"General Hospital" (ABC)
"The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Outstanding children's animated program
"Robot and Monster" (Nickelodeon)...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DreamWorks Animation said it expects to generate $100 million in revenue in 2013 from its TV portfolio, including from new licensing deals for TV content with Netflix and German broadcaster Super RTL, with topper Jeffrey Katzenberg projecting a "steady...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Perilous journeys home and away: Each edition of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, presented annually by Facets Cinematheque, offers a continent's worth in both directions.
As with last year's, this year's lineup (running through...