The launch -- unlike the picture quality -- may have been less than perfect due to a shortage of hardware, but the rollout of BSkyB's high-definition service may prove to be a key turning point as…
When Hanna-Barbera retreated to "limited" animation after the shuttering of MGM's cartoon division, it was doing more than revolutionizing the art form in America. It also was inspiring a burgeoning…
“Playful Pluto,” 1934 I loved seeing the Disney pictures when I was an art student at Stanford, (especially) “Playful Pluto,” where Pluto is stuck on a piece of flypaper. Later on I realized the…
A look at companies and their upcoming projects.
There are worse friends to have in television than Regis Philbin. The ubiquitous host was one of several TV personalities, including some latenight stalwarts, who made personal pitches for Jill…
The standard showbiz opening-night wish, "Break a leg," acquired new meaning when a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Song & Dance" had its premiere at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on May 9.
When CBS won a settlement from Howard Stern last week, it got some payback for the shock jock's use of its airwaves to promote Sirius Satellite Radio.
For 100 years, animation has kept pace with -- and often advanced -- the art of motion picture storytelling. The development and maturity of the animated film over the past century neatly reflects…
When Rufus Wainwright re-creates Judy Garland's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall June 14 and 15, he'll have some gigantic ruby slippers to fill. It's not just that Garland is considered one of the…
First off, there weren't any great films in Cannes this year. Not that there always are, but we always come here hoping that there may be one or two future classics in the bunch.
Still in need of an extreme makeover, the Bush administration has again turned to a friendly media type for help, hiring conservative journalist, author, erstwhile radio host and soon-to-be documaker…