Bolt comes from an animal shelter. That's a great idea. What's interesting is the bond Bolt has with the little girl and the extent to which he sees that bond driving his journey of self-discovery…
One of the areas that I've been involved in the last few years is looking at the effects of gravity on the body. Pixar asked me what humans would look like if they had lived in space for 700 years.
Po the Panda wanted to do martial arts because it was cool. It is a very cool thing, but it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and discipline. In the film, you actually see Po and his progress in…
One of the things I thought was great about the film is that you sense they had read a lot of Seuss, not just "Horton Hears a Who!" and they brought that knowledge of his entire body of work to bear…
As animation budgets balloon, toon studios have learned to hedge their bets by casting stars. Suits don't get nearly so nervous when you can flaunt an Eddie Murphy-caliber name in the marketing…
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are back in contention for an Oscar nom.
Danette Herman has been named executive in charge of talent for the 81st Academy Awards, to be presented Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theater.
Outrage over power and its limits has been a big part of the public debate over the last several years. "Lions for Lambs," "Redacted," "Rendition," "W." and other films have tackled current political…
Portrayals of extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances -- from Queen Elizabeth and Edith Piaf to plutocrat Daniel Plainview -- regularly and readily get award attention, filling the…
Though he is acing his appearance on "Who Wants to be a Millioniare?," the hero of "Slumdog Millionaire" is clearly an underdog. And that's why the film works, says scribe Simon Beaufoy.