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Discord in Union Settlement

Got an email this morning saying that not all was well with the negotiations. Now the Orlando Sentinel has the same story. Apparently two of the six unions involved in the current negotiations were left out of the final session where a compromise was reached. Feeling put out, they’re not yet willing to recommend that… Read More »Discord in Union Settlement

The Incredibles, a review

The Incredibles, a review
Theatrical Release: November 5, 2004 / Running Time: 115 Minutes / Rating: PG

Pixar has been batting 1000 with their animated feature films until now. Without being formulaic, the creative minds in Emeryville have managed to hit upon the recipe for fantastic success with each new release. The Incredibles is the least formulaic feature yet and likely to be the most successful.

Not content to stand on their successes of the past, Pixar brought in the team from the new classic animated film, The Iron Giant. Director Brad Bird and his team of storytellers and artists admittedly had little to no experience with computer generated animation, Pixar’s specialty. This meant they had no idea of the limits of the media and were able to push the boundaries of CG animation to new and exciting places.

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Brad Bird on action in The Incredibles

“It’s a comic-book adventure,” Bird said in an interview. “Are you going to put pillows around the conflict? No. You do a superhero story, things are going to blow up. Director Brad Bird answers a few questions about the sometimes violent action that takes place in his film The Incredibles.

Disney to lose more copyrights?

A few years ago Disney bought the Fox Family Network and turned it into ABC Family Channel. Along with that purchase came the rights to some of the existing shows on that network. Among them Spiderman, X-men, and others. Or so Disney thought. They are now being sued for non-payment of royalties to Marvel. Be… Read More »Disney to lose more copyrights?

Window into the past…

It’s Disneyland’s Hall of Fame, the colorful windows on Main Street read like a who’s who of the park’s past. Still, there are many names from the past that deserve a window on Main Street who have yet to be awarded one. Three names that come to my mind immediately are Alice Davis, Mary Blair,… Read More »Window into the past…

Disney Store Benefits

The most recent comment on the Disney Store thread by ‘Billy’ mentions the new status of Disney Discounts and Benefits that will be available to employees of The Disney Store now that they have been purchased by The Children’s Place. If Billy’s post is true, then it looks like The Disney Stores will end up… Read More »Disney Store Benefits

Brad Bird Interview

As the opening weekend for The Incredibles draws nearer I hope to bring you more and more information on the film. For instance, has a great interview with director Brad Bird. It contains one minor spoiler, but don’t be afraid.

Incredible Reviews

It’s time to buckle down for another Pixar movie release. Here’s a review from Amid on CartoonBrew and it gives new meaning to the word glowing. I know was at the Red Carpet in Hollywood and have interviews with all the big players coming up shortly. Let’s get this Presidential Election out of the… Read More »Incredible Reviews