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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...

2007-02-27 06:00:16

By Evans, Alex Replete with modernist tropes, Chuck Jones's 1953 cartoon, Duck Amuck, dramatizes that most pressing of modern preoccupations-the often-threatening relationship between the body and its environment. Heroically toting a rapier in a medieval forest, Daffy Duck's background jarringly runs out, becoming an inhospitable white void. At Daffy's indignant request, the artist provides idyllic farmland, and after a quick change of costume, Daffy adapts to the surroundings of postwar...

2006-06-11 21:19:46

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lionsgate has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the computer-animated storybook parody "Happily N'Ever After," featuring the voice talents of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Freddie Prinze Jr., George Carlin, Wallace Shawn and Andy Dick. Directed by Paul J. Bolger from a screenplay by Robert Moreland, the film is a satirical retelling of the classic Cinderella story and is set in Fairy Tale Land, where the age-old...

2006-02-03 05:45:00

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES -- Call him what you will, but Curious George is no Mickey Mouse. Next Friday, George will make his first appearance on the big screen as the star of the animated movie "Curious George," featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore. As part of the movie's launch, distributor Universal Pictures, which has licensed the scampering simian since 1997, has put his inquisitive mug on everything from Dole bananas to Kidz-Eeze Cold Medicine. While George will be...

2006-02-02 03:48:50

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Little Mermaid" will be the next Walt Disney animated classic to get the full VIP treatment on DVD. The 1988 film, which won two Oscars (for best song and best original score) and is credited with revitalizing Disney's animated features after a long dry spell, will arrive in stores October 3 as a Platinum Edition DVD, a designation that brings with it significantly more bells and whistles than a standard DVD release. The...