The Tooning Up of ‘Car Talk’

Here’s a pop-quiz for pop culture geeks: what do Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, and Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, from NPR’s Car Talk, all have in common? Give up? They ... Continue Reading →

One More Time with Feathers

George Miller’s Oscar-winning, soft-shoeing penguin crew is back in the new 3-D adventure, Happy Feet 2. Back in 2006, audiences around the world got their toes tapping for an inventive ... Continue Reading →

Disney-Pixar’s Lasseter Gets Star on the Walk of Fame

Fans can finally walk all over John Lasseter — and he’s thrilled about it. The creative head of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as the director of Toy ... Continue Reading →

‘Cars 2′ Discs Ready to Roll on Home

Cars 2 crosses the home video finish line this week, bringing the most-recent feature from Pixar home in multiple formats and with plenty of extras. The first Pixar film to be released ... Continue Reading →

John Lasseter Defends ‘Cars 2′

In time for the release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 on DVD, John Lasseter spoke to The New York Times today (Oct. 17) about the movie’s reception and the various challenges of overseeing ... Continue Reading →

Lasseter Unveils Pixar Stamps at D23

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter was joined by deputy postmaster general Ronald Stroman at top Disney fan event D23 Expo over the ... Continue Reading →

D23 Expo Whets Appetites for Upcoming Toons

Taking a marketing page from Comic-Con, Disney’s D23 Expo offered bits and pieces of news, highlights of upcoming animated fare and meet-and-greets with talent for die-hard fans this ... Continue Reading →

New Poster and Trailer for ‘Happy Feet Two’

The push is starting for Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet Two, which hits theaters in November, via the release of a new poster and theatrical trailer. Here’s the poster: And here’s ... Continue Reading →

First-day Take of $37M for ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

The visual-effects extravaganza Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted Wednesday to about $37 million in ticket sales, marking the best debut of the year for any film. Based on the ... Continue Reading →

‘Cars 2′ Crosses the Finish Line with Huge Lead

Disney-Pixar’s Cars 2 raced to a strong finish in its opening weekend with $68 million in ticket sales, handily beating out its predecesor. The opening weekend gross for the film ... Continue Reading →