Posts Tagged ‘disney’

In Fortune’s Top 20 Fictional Leaders: “Ferngully”‘s Crysta, “Frozen”‘s Elsa, “Toy Story”‘s Woody

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
Fortune magazine has published its list of the top 20 leadership figures out of Hollywood, and three animated characters have made the list. Crysta from Ferngully: The Last Rainforest was named for her bravery and for inspiring her new human friend to protest deforestation. Elsa from Disney’s Frozen was named for her self-imposed exile to […]

Review: “The Jungle Book 2” Blu-ray – What a Bear

by SB20xxon March 21, 2014
Oh my, did this one hurt. The Jungle Book is one of my favorite Disney films, so this sequel (which arrived almost forty years after the first film!) had its work cut out for it right from the start. Let it be known that I have nothing against sequels, if a worthwhile story can be […]


Fast Company Talks with Disney/Pixar’s Ed Catmull on Management Secrets

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2014
Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has spoken to Fast Company in a series of articles in conjunction with his upcoming book Creativity, Inc. In addition to a lengthy excerpt from the book about the Pixar “Braintrust,” several smaller articles give a more focused look at more specific topics: How Disney […]


Disney Announces “Incredibles 2,” “Cars 3” On the Way

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2014
At this year’s annual meeting of the Walt Disney Company, Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger announced that sequels were in the works for both 2004’s The Incredibles and the Cars franchise (which produced the original movie in 2006, a sequel in 2011, and the Planes spin-off movie last year, with a second Planes movie […]


Review: “Frozen” Blu-ray Warms My Heart

by SB20xxon March 17, 2014
With over a billion dollars made, tons of merchandise, and lots of little girls replaying “Let it Go” incessantly (much to the annoyance of their parents), Disney’s Frozen is a phenomenon now.  It almost feels pointless to review a movie that virtually everybody has seen, but I know some of you are interested in my […]

Disney Releases Character Poses from “Planes: Fire and Rescue”

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2014
Walt Disney Studios has released new character poses and descriptions for the cast of Planes: Fire and Rescue, the sequel to last year’s Planes. In the new movie, cropduster-turned-racing plane Dusty Crophopper switches to aerial firefighting. The movie is scheduled for release on July 18, 2014. FACT SHEET PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (In 3D) DISNEY […]


CLIP: New “Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic” Videos Released

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2014
In advance of its release on March 18, 2014, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released two clips from Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic, the latest DVD of Disney Jr’s hit series. Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic will be in stores on March 18, 2014.

NY Times Magazine on Autistic Child’s Therapy Through Disney Movies

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
An article in The New York Times Magazine chronicles author Ron Suskind’s experience in developing a therapy program for his autistic younger son using animated Disney films. Suskind’s son Owen suddenly stopped speaking just before age 3, leading to a diagnosis of regressive autism. One of Owen’s few activities was repeated viewings of Disney animated […]