Disney foolishly forced legendary animator Floyd Norman to retire at age 65, but he was not foolish enough to stop coming to work. Every day, he brings his wife Adrienne to her job at Disney, and then he spends the […]
Disney has wisely jettisoned the songs, the plot and the cartoon for the remake of the Helen Reddy musical with live-action boy befriended by a cartoon dragon. It’s still about Pete and his dragon friend Elliott, and the entirely new […]
More remakes! Two Disney films are getting remakes and both have gender twists. I’ve always had a lot of affection for Disney’s Rocketeer, with Billy Campbell, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin, and Jennifer Connelly. It was not a hit when it […]
Temple Grandin described her experience of trying to understand social interaction as a person with autism: like an anthropologist on Mars. The kinds of social cues that come naturally to neurotypicals can seem strange and even disorienting to people on […]
Mickey’s Sport-Y-Thon is out on DVD this week! We’re delighted to present a Volley Bop clip. And you can also download activity sheets to play along.
TCM and Bonhams are conducting a sale of Disney animation treasures from the collection of Ted and Dawn Hopkins. It features cels from classics like “Fantasia,” “Snow White,” and “Pinocchio.” This is a chance to own a piece of movie […]
Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo star in “Queen of Katwe,” a Disney film based on the true story of a poor girl from Uganda who became a chess champion. It will be in theaters this fall.
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 […]
This week’s splendid new “Jungle Book” from Disney may inspire families to check out the books that inspired it by Rudyard Kipling. Children may prefer his “Just-So” stories and “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” about a curious mongoose who saves the day. Families may […]