Telluride: ‘Gravity’ Dazzles Fest Audiences So How Is Mickey Mouse Stealing The Show?

By | Monday September 2, 2013 @ 7:40am PDT
Pete Hammond

Just as my colleague Nancy Tartaglione reported it did in Venice, Warner Bros and director Alfonso Cuaron have triumphed again in Telluride with the dazzling North American premiere of Gravity this weekend in multiple … Read More »

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Mickey Mouse Back With Disney Channel Series Of Cartoon Shorts

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Disney‘s Mickey Mouse started his screen journey in 1928 with a series of shorts, including Plane Crazy and Steamboat Willie. Now the classic cartoon character is coming back with a new short-form series of 2D comedy cartoons, Mickey Mouse. After a preview today at noon PT on, the series of 19 toon shorts will begin rolling out July 28 on Disney Channel, and Watch Disney Channel, among other platforms. The announcement is among several being made today by Disney Channel, which is holding its upfront presentation in New York. While the direction and pacing of the new Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts are contemporary, they also are an homage to the art direction and storytelling of Walt Disney and his animators in the 1920s and ’30s. Each short finds Mickey in a different contemporary setting including Santa Monica, New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice and the Alps, facing a silly situation, a quick complication and an escalation of physical and visual gags. Read More »

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Disney Teaching English To Schoolchildren

By | Wednesday July 7, 2010 @ 4:03am PDT

Disney Logo2The studio’s education arm, Disney English, plans to open in Brazil next. Disney English already runs 11 English-language schools in China, and plans to expand to 148 within five years. Several are based in Shanghai, where Disney is building … Read More »

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Mickey Mouse Now Stylin’ A Mao Jacket

By | Tuesday March 11, 2008 @ 1:07pm PDT

mickey_mao.jpgNews reports say attendance at the Hong Kong Disneyland has dropped a whopping 23% percent during its 2nd year of operation. And one local lawmaker wants to cut public financing for “the big failure” even though Disney has also asked the Hong … Read More »

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