Forget re-makes and re-packaging. TMNT does open with a brief backstory about the turtles and how they were mutated by a strange goo and trained as ninjas by their rodent mentor, Splinter. But for the most part the movie just assumes its audience will know all about them. In fact, key items shown at the […]
A brief notice on SciFi Wire quotes the co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender supporting the live-action movie version to be written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko both expressed great enthusiasm for the project and Shyamalan’s work in particular, and stated that it was, “too soon to comment […]
According to one of the special features on Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition, Walt Disney took on the title role in a school production of the original J.M. Barrie stage play. During the climactic duel scene, Disney was hoisted aloft by a block and tackle system, only to end up sailing into the audience. Despite […]
An internal investigation at The Walt Disney Company has cleared Steven Jobs of misconduct related to backdated stock options at Pixar, The New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, a statement issued by Disney chairman John E. Pepper says “no one currently associated” with Disney performed “any intentional or deliberate acts of misconduct” connected […]
Born in London, England, in 1938, Kathryn Beaumont came to the United States as a child actress for MGM at the age of 7. About three years later, her acting ability and charm led Walt Disney to cast her as Alice in the studio’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The story goes that […]
The L.A. Times has interviewed new Disney Chairman of the Board John Pepper regarding his upcoming book What Really Matters: Service, Leadership, People and Values, comparing Disney to his previous experience as chairman of Proctor and Gamble, and briefly mentioning his impression of the Disney/Pixar relationship prior to the buyout.
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]
Ed Catmull and John Lasseter are trying to “Pixar-ize” Walt Disney Feature Animation by turning into a director-driven studio, Variety relates in a lengthy profile of the duo and the changes at the Disney Studios. The article also predicts that The Frog Princess will be the first traditionally animated feature to be released by the […]