Mr. Magoo


The near-sighted Mr. Magoo was a 1950s phenomenon. Director John Hubley first modeled Magoo after his bullheaded uncle. Jim Backus provided hilarious ad libs for the cantankerous old crank, and the…

Dreams come true


This might be hard to picture, but there was once a world without Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain. That's because once there was a world without the diverse group of…

  • TV

Toying with the TV


Kidvid company Nelvana, a division of Toronto-based Corus Entertainment, has inked a deal to bring the popular Japanese "Beyblade" toy line and small-screen sensation to North America.

  • Film

Oscar draws in nine


Nine pics were declared eligible Wednesday for the first new Oscar category in 20 years: feature-length animation. A committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will pare the list down…

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