Film

Creative Edge Dulls Mouse

CBS Marketwatch (pesky free registration required) posts a column on Disney’s film division and how the financial flops of this year could be putting pressure on Eisner. “It goes to the greater issue of whether Disney has lost its creative edge,” said Todd Mitchell, an… Read More »Creative Edge Dulls Mouse

Two Brothers on their way…

For years Touchstone Pictures was the black sheep of the Disney family. No one really wanted to talk about them and their non-Disney films. But there they were all those years making money for the mouse. Then along came Miramax and the Weinstein Brothers and… Read More »Two Brothers on their way…

Mary Poppins

As we approach the 49th Birthday for Disneyland (you’re going to be there, right?) it’s as good a time as every to look at one of the best Walt Disney related websites on the internet – The Walt Disney Family Museum. This most recent issue… Read More »Mary Poppins

Animation Sketches

Up until recently every frame of character animation in Disney films was hand drawn. What the public in the theatre was the prettied up version that had been touched by many hands other than the original artist. But to find some of the purest art… Read More »Animation Sketches

WWWD?

This Independence Day, when our fellow countrymen and women are off half-way around the world fighting to restore human rights and dignity in multiple countries (Bosnia, Afganistan, Iraq, Sudan (soon?)), I feel more emotionally wrapped up in the status of our nation than I have… Read More »WWWD?

Fahrenheit 9/11 Profits

According to the Hellblazer Weblog, upto 60% of the profits from the movie will go to a charity or charities. Guess who gets to decide which charities. Yep. Disney. The company that refused to distribute the film. Wonder who they’ll choose? Any suggestions should go… Read More »Fahrenheit 9/11 Profits