To list the films and filmmakers David V. Picker has been involved with in his careers as president of United Artists, Paramount, and Columbia borders on giving a comprehensive history of the medium in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Iginio Straffi's journey to becoming an entertainment mogul began with drawing comics at six years old and selling them to friends. Today, Straffi is best known as the creator of the Winx Club, an animated action/fantasy series.
We all know that the easiest way to achieve narrative 'relevance' in a longstanding property is to kill off a major character. So, as we await the big-screen spectacular that is Dora the Explorer 3D, let us discuss just which longstanding character is the most likely to perish.
It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.