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On my first trip to LAIKA, for “The Boxtrolls,” they told me their mantra was “No straight lines, no right angles, no perfect circles.” The world of that film was sooty, steampunk, Victorian. I visited again to learn about their […]

CNET has a great segment on Pixar’s remarkable new character, “Finding Dory’s” Hank, voiced by Ed O’Neill.

Do you miss “Mad Men?” Would you like to to own Peggy’s typewriter, Megan’s china, Betty’s engagement ring, or Don’s watch? Maybe his office liquor tray? Or a script signed by the cast? Whether you’re looking for some mid-century swank […]

After seven years, one of the best series on television comes to an end tonight. The show had an aura of class and elegance and thoughtfulness at every level, with complex, interestingly flawed characters, including outstanding recurring and guest stars, […]

The Smithsonian has paid tribute to Star Trek, one of the most beloved and influential television series of all time with an excerpt from a series a series of oral history interviews conducted over 30 years. The first volume of […]

The Atlantic has a fascinating article about “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz and the way he expressed his religious doubts and beliefs through his classic comic strip. Charles Schulz was widely applauded for a long list of achievements. The creator of […]

Disney’s D23 gathering is for its most devoted fans, and it treats them to gems like this tribute to one of its most talented voice performers, Jim Cummings. Watch him say the same thing as an astonishing variety of characters […]

Indiewire’s Bill Desowitz has a great interview with “Finding Dory” writer/director Andrew Stanton. “Finding Nemo” is my favorite Pixar film, so perfect it was hard to imagine a sequel. So it was reassuring to hear that director Andrew Stanton felt […]

Why it’s time to tell the story again: The voice talent: