One of my all-time favorite movie moments is in the original “Fantasia” (and included in “Fantasia 2000″ as well), the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” sequence when Mickey Mouse, as the trainee working for a powerful wizard, decides to try a little magic himself and enchant a broom so it will carry the heavy buckets of water from the well and give him a break. Things do not go well. The music is by Paul Dukas, inspired by a poem written by Goethe that begins:
Good! The sorcerer, my old master
left me here alone today!
Now his spirits, for a change,
my own wishes shall obey!
what to say and do,
with my powers of will I can
do some witching, too!
The forthcoming live action “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel will re-create that famous scene and here the film-makers give us a glimpse of the care they put into getting it right.
Dave Barry at the National Press Club: You Can Date Boys When You're 40 I had the great pleasure of hearing humorist Dave Barry speak at the National Press Club yesterday. His new book is the very funny You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About. He joked about running for President, saying that his educatio
Trailer: The Boxtrolls Coming this fall from Laika ("Coraline," "ParaNorman"), "The Boxtrolls" stars Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan in the story of a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly rai
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Jay Ward's irresistibly daffy cartoons of the early 1960's were charming and witty, with a post-modern meta wink at the fourth wall, wacky puns, and jokes that kids would suddenly remember and
A Sneak Peek at Disney's new "Pirate Fairy" [iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://video.disney.com/embed/4f3e62a37544f657cc890fdb" frameborder="0"]
From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fa