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- Peter Sciretta
There's no stopping Walden when it comes to commitment. On last week's episode of Two and a Half Men, he took Zoey on an extravagant dinner to Mexico on his private jet, where he told her that he pulled some strings to get her kid into the school she wanted. This week, it's Christmas and he got her a key to his house. Zoey doesn't accept, and she thinks it's too early to spend Christmas with each other's families.
As for the Harper family, Alan is trying to convince his mom that they should spend Christmas together since it's the first one without Charlie. She has no interest—she'd rather be with the men she hooked up with. Jake is doing what only children of divorcees can do: tell his mom he's going to his dad's house, tell his dad »
Mickey Mouse has been an icon for nearly a century, the friendly cartoon rodent who has become a beloved character and the face of the Disney empire. But if things had gone a little differently, it might have been an anthropomorphized rabbit posing for pictures at Disneyland, rather than a mouse. Before creating Mickey, Walt Disney made several cartoons featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald eventually morphed into Mickey, and remains a curious footnote in the history of animation. Now Oswald is back in the news, because the Daily Mail reports that a rare and thought-lost cartoon featuring him has been unearthed, and is expected to bring in nearly $40,000 at auction next month. The 1928 cartoon, titled "Hungry Hobos," has been missing since before World War II. The film was uncovered in a vault at the Huntley Film Archives, the sort of place you'd think would keep better tabs on a »
The couple went for a romantic stroll through a famous cemetery, Pere-Lachaise -- where
Mendes, 37, has been in Paris filming "Holly Motors."
The two have been dating since September and were previously spotted showing some Pda at Disneyland. »
Despite my love for sci-fi and superheroes, fairy tale characters have never been my thing - although, having a niece, I'm acutely aware of the adventures of every one of the Disney Princesses - so I'm surprised at how taken I am with what has become my new fall obsession, ABC's Once Upon A Time. Especially considering I was highly skeptical of the premise in the beginning.
But here we are, weeks later, and it has me glued to the tube more than any other new series of the season.
For some, Once may harken back to the Sunday nights when families would gather around the tube to watch The Wonderful World of Disney, but I love that it's more than just a relatively kid-friendly tale of princesses and evil queens - it's a fairy tale saga with bite.
And that bite comes in no small part thanks to the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeffrey Kirkpatrick)
I have journeyed across multiple states to Disneyland a few times in my lifetime, and each visit was akin to stepping into another world where everything outside the gates ceased to exist. It really is like no place on earth, which is why the ingenious idea to create a virtual version for kids and adults alike to explore and have fun in with Kinect Disneyland Adventures on Xbox 360 should be met with a tip of the hat and a round of applause.
Somewhere between concept and execution, the idea behind Kinect Disneyland Adventures got caught up in the technology that powers it. When viewed as strictly a Disney product by those who have been to the park, the game's landscapes, attention to detail right down to vendor placement, familiar sounds like the It's a Small World clock, and body-controlled interaction with famous Disney characters is as much a testament to »
Rebecca Romijn and her twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip, 2½, hung out with Minnie Mouse on Friday outside of the Disney Junior Live on Stage! show at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, Calif.
The girls are her children with husband Jerry O’Connell, who is currently on Broadway in Seminar, starting previews this week.
A new short-form series featuring Minnie Mouse, called Minnie’s Bow-Toons,” premieres Nov. 14 on Disney Junior.
Related: Lindsay Price Celebrates Her Baby Shower!
Updated: Launching in the Sunday 8 Pm slot once occupied by The Wonderful World Of Disney, ABC’s fairytale drama Once Upon A Time got off to a great start last night, pulling in a 3.9 rating/10 share among adults 18-49 and 12.8 million viewers against NFL football on NBC and the World Series on Fox. This is ABC’s highest-rated new series premiere this fall and the season’s No. 1 drama debut in 18-49 on any network. Once Upon A Time more than doubled last week’s delivery of its predecessor in the time slot, reality veteran Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (1.9/5). It also more than doubled its lead-in last night, America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.5/4), which was flat with last week. The big opening for Once Upon A Time helped veteran Desperate Housewives (3.0/7) post a 11% week-to-week increase for its best demo number this season since the premiere. The halo effect didn’t stretch to 10 Pm, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Illustrator worked on a number of children's books and contributed to films Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland
Google has honoured Mary Blair, an artist whose unusual style was immortalised in classic Walt Disney films of the 1940s and 50s, with its latest Google doodle.
Blair, who was born in Oklahoma on 21 October 1911, was best known for the artwork she contributed to animations including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Cinderella. She also illustrated a number of children's books.
Blair's colourful, childlike images – vaguely reminiscent of the cubist movement – are credited with bringing modern art into popular animation and influencing a generation of illustrators.
Walt Disney was so taken with her designs that he recruited her to work on It's A Small World, an attraction that debuted at the 1964 New York World's Fair and has since been recreated in all of Disney's theme parks.
Other commissions for Blair, who »
- Barry Neild
If you have any concept of what Disney's customer service/sales techniques and ethics are like (there are several great books on the matter), then you know that the Mickey Mouse empire is on top of its game and ruling the kingdom with an obsessive eye for detail to ensure they make a lot of money everyone's happiness and comfort. Those warm fuzzies you get when watching a Disney movie are indeed swell, but according to a recent story from the L.A. Times that doesn't seem to ring true with Disneyland's Hotel laundry workers. Every day they race against what's known as an "electronic whip" in order to be the busiest bee in the basement. The "whip" is a giant monitor that hangs on the wall and acts like a scoreboard...
- Alison Nastasi
I'm going to the latest Academy Celebration of Animation, Mary Blair’s World of Color: A Centennial Tribute, on October 20. Mary Blair died in 1978 and created the concept art for such Disney greats as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella, as well as the character designs for Disneyland's "It's a Small World." Check out the panel to be moderated by animation expert Charles Solomon: Pixar writer-director Pete Docter (Up, Wall-e, Toy Story, Monsters, Inc.), character designer/art director Michael Giaimo (The Brave Little Toaster, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Pocahontas), Disney supervising animator Eric Goldberg (Genie in Aladdin, Phil in Hercules, and Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh), and director (Pocahontas, the “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Carnival of the Animals” segments of »
Located next to the Disneyland® Resort, Hotel Menage is the first boutique hotel in Anaheim that should be your first and only stop when you visit Mickey Mouse and the rest of the Disney gang! With a top notch friendly staff and affordable prices in their food and room rates the Hotel Menage is the best romantic weekend getaway you can have while in Anaheim! But don't worry business travelers and families, because they have enough to keep you happy and have a great stay as well! With over 240 rooms that have an amazing unique style to them, a 24-hour pool in a tropical setting and a thatched roof Hawaiian Palapa Bar for creative cocktails. You just can't go wrong with having fun and mingling with others who are downstairs in the restaurants K’ya Street Fare which celebrates exciting food from around the world or the Build your Own »
- Russ Weakland
Anytime Disney brings one of their beloved animated classics to Blu-ray, it is cause for much celebration. Dumbo, Walt Disney's fourth animated feature, not to mention the one that saved the studio as a whole from going under, had been hinted at and teased several times over the years, but thankfully, it has finally found its way to the High Definition format, just in time to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
Dumbo tells the story of a young elephant with hysterically oversized ears that finds himself tragically taken from his mother and ridiculed by those around him. Thanks to the most unlikely of friends, Timothy Q. Mouse (a small mouse), Dumbo is able to realize that he's not a freak at all, but actually quite special.
All in all, Dumbo is a rather simplistic tale and is told in a rather short amount of time (total runtime being 64 minutes). Neither of these are detractions though, »
Beverly Hills, CA . The lasting influence of Disney artist Mary Blair will be celebrated through an examination of her concept artwork for “Cinderella,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan” in the 1950s during “Mary Blair.s World of Color: A Centennial Tribute,” the latest installment of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Several of today.s top animation talents will discuss Blair.s work as an artist and stylist and will also demonstrate how her work has influenced their own. The panel will be moderated by animation critic and film historian Charles Solomon.
Blair.s unmistakably bold and colorful designs continue to inspire artists in all areas of animation today. Her unique and lasting impact on animation continues to this day, though Blair is best known for her »
- Michelle McCue
Always one of my favorites from Disney, Dumbo has been released as a special 70th Anniversary issue Blu-Ray and DVD. One of the truly magical efforts in the Disney collection, the courageous little elephant has stolen the hearts of viewers since it was first released.
The story itself hardly needs any introduction at this point (though even fans may be surprised when forced to recall that the feature is only 64 minutes long), but the amazing restoration and reissue deserves its own fanfare.
Going back to the original nitrate negative, the film has been restored to its original splendor, and the Blu-Ray looks far better than one could hope, especially considering the original process, and how long ago this was. It's a wonder to behold, and filled to bursting with an amazing palette that really shows off how it was meant to look.
Much like the recent release of Bambi, the »
- Marc Eastman
Hot couple Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were together in La on Sunday to take a hike up to the Griffith Park Observatory. Eva's out on the West Coast paying Ryan a visit while he works on Gangster Squad. He and Eva grew close over the Summer while they shot The Place Beyond the Pines; though, production on that film has since wrapped. Ryan and Eva's Disneyland date was the first time fans were able to see them showing Pda. In fact, Ryan, who was a Mouseketeer as a child, recently spoke about his experience with Disney in an interview on Conan. There was no addressing the hangout with Eva, but Ryan joked about the cats at Disney. He said, "They live on the outskirts of the park, and at night, under the cover of darkness, these cats descend into the park and they eat all the mice. . . . The thing »
- Allie Merriam
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In celebration of this landmark film's 70th anniversary, experience the daring adventures of the world's only flying elephant with a dazzling all-new digital restoration and brilliant Disney Enhanced High Definition Theatre Mix Sound. The inspirational tale of Dumbo, the courageous baby elephant »
Exit Through the Gift Shop, 2010.
Directed by Banksy.
A documentary about a documentary on street art from Banksy.
There’s this man, Thierry Guetta, who films everything. He has a room full of tapes, unlabelled and disorganised, chronicling his existence ever since he was gifted his first video camera. Thierry is laid back about it all, but this is an obsessive compulsion – the insistence on recording all your own experiences, able to go back and relive it like a chapter on a DVD. But those experiences are second hand. There’s a constant lens between Thierry and reality.
His cousin is the street artist ‘Invader’. Naturally, when Thierry visits him, his camcorder comes along too. They go out one night to plant his Space Invader-themed tiles around the streets of Paris. Thierry has a blast, and hooks up with a couple more street artists back in Los Angeles. »
Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Boccaccio ’70 (1962)
Synopsis: Four legendary filmmakers direct some of Europe’s biggest stars in Boccaccio ’70, a landmark anthology film. Mario Monicelli (Big Deal on Madonna Street), Federico Fellini (8½), Luchino Visconti (The Leopard) and Vittorio De Sica (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) direct Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider and more through four stories of unashamed eros. Modeled on Boccaccio’s Decameron, they are comic moral tales about the hypocrisies surrounding sex in 1960s Italy. Monicelli’s “Renzo e Luciana” (cut out of the original American release) is a frothy tale of young love and office politics in the big city. Fellini’s notorious “Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio” features Ekberg as a busty model in a milk advertisement whose image begins to haunt an aging prude. Visconti’s “Il Lavoro” stars Romy Schneider as a trophy wife enduring her husband’s very public affairs, »
- Travis Keune
It looks as if Ron Howard is already hard at work on his next film Rush, the story of racing legend Niki Lauda and his rivalry with British racing driver James Hunt back in the 1970s. Howard tweeted the following pic from the legendary Nurburgring circuit in northern Germany, a town where I have spent many a weekend with the ‘boys,’ a place where we call a kind of adult Disneyland without the funny characters and indeed many females, or children (which is for the best).
Actually, I lie when I say that there are not a lot of funny characters there; it’s full of them! Who could forget the funny Dutchman blowing a condom off the top of his head in the Fosters bar back in the ’02, or the extremely debaucherous evening the following year where I was deep in conversation with my good mate Steve with a »
- Paul Heath
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