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Nana Finally Makes It to Never Land in Battle for the Book!

Jim Hill | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Let's be honest here. You kind of feel bad for Nana whenever you watch Disney's Peter Pan. After all, everyone else gets to fly off to Never Land in this 1953 animated feature.

John Musker and Ron Clements Chart an Ambitious Course for Moana, Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2016 Release

Jim Hill | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Ron and John chart a course for their most ambitious animated feature to date through those treacherous, shark-filled waters that are known as modern motion picture production.

Big Hero 6 Hopes to Make Big Splash in the Big Apple at This Year's New York Comic-Con

Jim Hill | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Big Hero 6 tells the story of Hiro Hamada, a 14 year-old genius who specializes in robotics. Hiro, his older brother Tadashi and their aunt Cass live together in a city that is also something of a mash-up.

Will This Eye-popping CG Animation Test Power Up Genndy Tartakovsky's Popeye ?

Jim Hill | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

What was this Sailor Man like before he discovered that those leafy greens gave him amazing strength? And what were Popeye's early days at sea like? And where exactly did he get that anchor-shaped tattoo?

How Glenn Casale Helped The Little Mermaid Find Her Feet After This Disney Stage Show Stumbled on Broadway

Jim Hill | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It took the stage version of Disney's The Little Mermaid quite a while to finally find its sea legs. When the original Broadway production opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater back in January of 2008, the critics were not kind.

Warning: If You Plan to See How To Train Your Dragon 2, Prepare to Cry

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Danai P. Maraire

As the dragon racers fly by, the audience is introduced to additions like an all-you-can eat feeding station, an aqueduct for putting out fires quickly, and a dragon armory perfect for tooth replacement or making dragon helmets.

This 'Little Mermaid' Has Legs: Disney Legend Jodi Benson Looks Back on 25 Years of Voicing the Character of Ariel

Jim Hill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's often been said that good things come to those who wait. But no one knows that axiom better than voice actor Jodi Benson. Who had to wait a full year after handing in her Little Mermaid audition tape before Jodi then learned that she had won the role of a lifetime.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2: My One-on-One with Terry Crews

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 11.27.2013 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

I sat down with one of the stars of the film, Terry Crews to discuss his role in the new animated film, which if you don't mind my saying so, is not a bad job if you can get it.

Vocal Cast for Disney's Planes Includes a Top Gun Reunion, Top Names From Stand-up Comedy

Jim Hill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The Planes production team did come up with an appealing aerodynamic cast for this animated feature. But then the question became, who would Disney recruit to come voice this new set of characters?

Jane Lynch on How She Almost Wreck-It Ralph-ed Her Career

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"You have to be prepared to keep doing it, keep trying no matter what. No one's just going to hand you a career. I waited for years for someone to hand me one and it never happened."

Movie Review: A Cat in Paris

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nominated for the Oscar as best animated feature (which went to the visually brilliant but drastically unfunny Rango), A Cat in Paris is a slight but entertaining tale, most noteworthy for going old-school, with hand-drawn animation.