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    Books For Disney Diehards

    Two recent books, ‘The Lost Notebook’ and ‘Inside the Whimsy Works,’ present fresh fodder for serious Disney buffs…

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    Watch: Composer Parry Gripp is 'The Luckiest Guy in Jollywood,' Talks Music of Disney's 'The 7D'

    Brought in to craft the music for Disney's "The 7D", including opening score, for the new series is Parry Gripp, most known for novelty and satire jingles.

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    Emma Thompson: Non-Twinkling, Non-Cavorting and Wonderful in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    The encouraging scene in the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks has Emma Thompson as the recalcitrant author P.L. Travers, telling her agent why she does not want Walt Disney to put her heroine on screen. "I know what he'll do to her -- she'll be cavorting and twinkling," she says, with great derision.

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    Why Disney Is At War With Its Own Image

    One of the most prominent storytelling factories in modern times has begun to grapple with its legacy in the public eye.

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    Catching Up With Two Disney Legends

    Yours truly plays m.c. for songwriter Richard Sherman and actor Jason Schwartzman, who plays him in Disney’s "Saving Mr. Banks." (Photo Courtesy of AFI) With the impending release of "Saving Mr. Banks" and the recent stage production of "The Jungle Book," Sherman has been busier than the Energizer...

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    Producers Guild of America to Honor Disney CEO Bob Iger with 2014 Milestone Award

    The Producers Guild of America announced today that Bob Iger, the Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be honored with the 2014 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Iger at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 19th, 2014 at the Beverly Hilto...

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    New And Notable Film Books

    Books continue coming in at a faster pace than I can possibly keep up with and it’s been a while since I did a survey. Here are some of the recent titles that pique my interest. Remember, these are not critiques, but descriptions based on a quick once-over. I hope to print full-fledged reviews, on a...

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    Disneyana On A Presidential Scale

    I was lucky enough to attend the grand opening of the new Disney exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last week in Simi Valley, California, and I urge every diehard Disney fan to make a pilgrimage there between now and next April. There are more than 500 artifacts on display in the 12,0...

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    Catching Up

    My Houston-based colleague, film critic, teacher and author Joe Leydon, has just turned 59, and feels that with a milestone year in front of him, it’s high time he caught up with famous films he’s never seen. We all have such a list, though some of us are more reluctant to admit ...

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    Digging Into Disney

    Digging Into Disney

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