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After 22 Years, Lella Smith Checks Out as Creative Director of Disney's Animation Research Library

Jim Hill | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When Lella Smith's 10-year-old godson, Rey, found out she was retiring from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, he was incredulous. "Why would you do that, Auntie?" he said. "You've got the coolest job in the world!"

See Angelina Jolie's Daughter In 'Maleficent'

Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment

"Maleficent" doesn't arrive in theaters until May 30, but don't tell that to Disney. The studio has begun its marketing push for the fairy tale, with ...

Once Upon a TV: "Tell A Fairy Tale Day" Starring Our Favorite Characters

Hulu.com | Posted 02.26.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

what if we gave everyone's favorite tales a TV twist? How would the stories change if today's TV characters were in them? Don't get us wrong, the classics are great. But we find our versions a little more "Must See."

Enough Already With the Dumb Quizzes

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Those annoying Buzzfeed, Quizilla and Quizfarm et al quizzes have been clogging my Facebook news feed for months at a rate that now surpasses the petition requests, memes and revolting photos of the disgusting gourmet slop people had for dinner.

A Complete Ranking Of 25 Classic Disney Villains

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment

When the latest trailer for "Maleficent" called its title character "Disney's greatest villain," we couldn't help but scratch our un-horned heads. Mal...

It's All About Angelina Jolie's Cheekbones In New 'Maleficent' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

If we've learned anything from the new "Maleficent" trailer that debuted on Disney Channel, it's that Angelina Jolie's cheekbones are perfect for play...

Would You Really Want Your Life to Be Like the Disney Princesses?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

When you really think about it -- would you really want your life to be like a Disney princess? Would Beyonce? When you get down to the bottom of what really makes them tick, their lives are not as glamorous as you think.

Life-changing: Catherine Breillat's Abuse of Weakness at DIFF

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

A natural-born fighter, in 2004, fate handed Breillat the fight of her life. She suffered a massive stroke that left her paralyzed on one side of her body, with difficult rehabilitation ahead and many more trials and tribulations to come.

A South Georgia Christmas

Ashley Underwood | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

My great aunt Brenda Ann used to visit our house every Christmas and return all the gifts we had given her the previous year. "I hated this," she would tell my mother as Mom unwrapped the Sleeping Beauty VHS cassette that she had fought over with an 8 year old at the Blockbuster bargain bin.

Dancing Partners: Art and Architecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There is a big difference in my mind between just an exhibition of works by great artists and an exhibition that has the courage and conviction to p...

Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Dazzles in LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Matthew Bourne's dazzling and captivating interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty is magnificent in every respect -- not simply the choreography, costumes and scenic design, but also Bourne's innovative and intelligent narrative.

Stage Door: Murder For Two, Sleeping Beauty

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Let's give it up for two accomplished actors and pianists -- Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback -- who utilize all the conventions of a cozy malice domestic to make Murder For Two hugely farcical and fun.

Review: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at City Center

Meghan Feeks | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, now running at New York City Center, showcases the director's twist on yet another beloved story ballet. Overall, his recipe lightens the emphasis on ballet, but ultimately pleases by adding more of a story.

Review: Ballet West - Mixed Repertory Program at the Auditorium Theatre

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

As the piece unfolds, dancers pair up and present themselves to the audience in a series of dances that give the impression of the day unfolding gradually. The mood is initially light, but begins to shift as the black box starts to take the focus -- and then the ritual begins.

Sarah Lane: All American Ballerina

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

We didn't really talk about that noisy controversy having to do with her role as Natalie Portman's dance double in the film, Black Swan. It's something that will probably follow her for the rest of her career but it isn't something that she thinks about. Lane is always looking ahead, never back.

The Gelsey Kirkland Academy: Teaching the Art of Storytelling in Dance

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

During her dancing career Gelsey Kirkland was known for her particular ability to get to the heart of a character in the great classic story ballets. In her second career as a teacher she has combined forces with her husband and co-director, Michael "Misha" Chernov, and mime teacher Pilar Garcia.

All Hail Princess Leia

Cara McDonough | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Cara McDonough

I've adapted to the presence of princesses in my life, explaining wisely to other moms, "Oh, the princess stuff? I don't mind it. It's actually kind of fun."

Joe Roth Reflects on Oz The Great and Powerful, Looks Forward to Maleficent in 2014

Jim Hill | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's every screenwriter's nightmare. To be in the office of one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, pitching all of your script ideas. Only to then have that mover-and-shaker repeatedly say "Nope. Not interested." But that's exactly what happened back in 2009 to poor Mitchell Kapner.

'The Problem With Love At First Sight'

| Posted 02.13.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By globalconcepts, Blue Bell, PA Like many young, naïve youth, I spent most of ...

What Kids Can Learn From Disney's Sofia the First

Lee Allport | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Lee Allport

Maybe all children, not just Princes and Princesses, could learn a thing or two from Royal Prep Academy.

'My Real-Life Sleeping Beauty'

2012-12-20 12:29:58 | Posted 12.26.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment, the online community writing site for young read...

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

Sleeping Beauty Is Awakened By An Unexpected Kiss

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

We were pretty miffed when we received a press release for Taras Polataiko's performance art piece, "Sleeping Beauties," at the National Art Museum of...

FIRST LOOK: Mulan On 'Once' Set

TVGuide.com | Posted 10.27.2012 | TV

Don't expect to see Mulan in a pretty getup when we first meet Disney's warrior princess in "Once Upon a Time's" September 30 premiere. She'll be armo...

Sleeping Beauties Wait To Be Kissed At Ukrainian Museum

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

A group of women were slated to snooze in the central gallery of the National Art Museum of Ukraine this month, inviting worthy male suitors to try an...