Think of "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" as a gift: a work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world's leading independent animators, all tied up and wrapped in a…
Growing up in Mexico, Salma Hayek remembered seeing the "The Prophet," the bestselling book of 26 prose poems by Kahlil Gibran, on her grandfather's nightstand. "I was very close to him," Hayek…
Despite the familiarity of its tale about a domesticated grizzly bear being forced back into the wild, "Open Season" is a witty, warmly crafted chestnut that reps a promising feature debut from…
Disney's new generation of animators has quietly staged a palace revolt with "The Emperor's New Groove." The holiday release may not match the groovy business of many of the studio's other kidpix…
Three full years after opening on Broadway, "The Lion King" finally receives its second U.S. production at the grandly restored Pantages in Los Angeles, a city that has for several years proven a…
A new generation of cats just took over Broadway. Simply said, Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's "The Lion King" is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity.
Set off by some of the richest imagery the studio's animators have produced, and held together by a timeless coming-of-age tale, "The Lion King" marks a dazzling -- and unexpectedly daring -…
For most animation fans, the big news in 1993 is the summer re-issue of Disney's first full-length cartoon, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."