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2008-10-24 12:00:16

Crispin Glover, a U.S. actor known for his quirky roles, has signed up for a part in Tim Burton's upcoming big-screen version of "Alice in Wonderland." Glover's film credits include "Teachers,""Back to the Future,""Wild at Heart,""The Doors,""Willard" and "River's Edge," as well as the "Charlie's Angels" movies. He also had a lead role in the motion-capture picture "Beowulf." The Hollywood Reporter said Glover will play the Knave of Hearts in Burton's take on the classic "Wonderland" tale,...

2008-10-21 09:00:32

Based on the exciting new movie Coraline - the first-ever stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3-D - from Focus Features and LAIKA, the Coraline videogame is coming from D3Publisher (D3P). The game will let players take on the role of the adventurous heroine Coraline and interact with the wondrous characters from the movie while navigating the scheming Other Mother's web of deceit in a fantastical adventure through two distinct and interactive worlds. Coraline is slated to ship to North...

2008-08-31 15:00:31

By CROOT, James THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (G) Directed by Bill Boyce and Jon Stronach * Reviewed by James Croot -------------------- Using animation to bring Bible stories to a whole new generation is a great idea. Slick visuals, star-studded vocals and even catchy tunes can be employed to make plagues of locusts, burning bushes and parting seas come alive. If you want something that combines all of these, you could rent The Prince of Egypt. But whatever you do, steer clear of this unholy...

2008-08-29 09:00:43

By Jeff Vice Deseret News According to an old adage, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, "sincerity" doesn't explain why other studios have tried to "flatter" the Walt Disney Co. so many times by imitating the look and style of the studio's most successful animated features. And simply copying the Mouse House's formula isn't as easy as it may sound. It takes memorable stories, first-class animation and top- notch voice talent. You have to make sure that your film...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

It is one of the best-known and most-loved works of fiction in the English language, which has charmed generations of adults and children alike. Alice in Wonderland, and its cast of weird and wonderful characters like the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit, have captured the imaginations of millions since the Lewis Carroll classic was first published in 1865. Now Plymouth is set to be the backdrop for some of the scenes in a blockbusting new Disney version of the film, which...

2008-07-24 12:00:00

By Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press Jul. 24--Now that "The Dark Knight" has set box-office records this year, we can forecast next year's big films. And none will be bigger than one about a frog princess who makes history. In case you haven't heard, a new face will go onto the Disney Princess wall, a new face alongside the Little Mermaid, Mulan, Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine, Aurora, Belle and Pocahontas. For more than a year now, the Walt Disney Co. has been trying to complete...

2008-07-22 09:00:47

By Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 22--TRI-VALLEY Repertory Theatre will be making a lot of families happy with its charming production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," which opened during the weekend in Livermore's new Bankhead Theater. After seeing the show several times, it is clear to me that the Disney people responsible for "Beauty" not only spent much of their youth in the thrall of classic Broadway musicals, but paid close attention as well. This...

2008-07-09 00:00:20

HONG KONG, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imagi International Holdings, Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 585) today announced agreement on terms for the placement of USD $40 million in ordinary shares to Singapore-based Oxley Spring Media Limited. Under the terms of the transaction, Oxley Spring Media will acquire approximately 362,791,000 shares priced at HKD $0.86 per share. On a fully diluted basis, the shares will represent an approximate 18.1% ownership stake in Imagi International...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

By Carla DeStefano Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is best summed up in one word -- big. From the costumes, to the sets, to the music, the show is a tall order to fill. But director Chan Harris is up for the challenge as his cast takes the stage beginning tonight at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown. Harris, of New York, says it has been a fun process of putting the lavish musical on the Playhouse stage. The big locations in the musical, which include several buildings and a town,...

2008-06-16 09:00:43

D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, together with its parent D3, Inc., today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with the Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group for videogames based on Focus Features and LAIKA Entertainment's Coraline, the upcoming high-definition stop-motion animated feature - the first to be originally filmed in 3-D. The newest movie from visionary director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas), Coraline is...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.