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The Wonderful World of Mondo
The local print icons talk about their new Disney show
"...We live in a Disney world. Just ask artist Mike Mitchell, who said, "If..."

March 5, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Disney Casting in Austin
Rumors fly this may be for a galaxy far, far away
"...actors in town, better get some new head shots. Disney is casting two parts in an upcoming production in..."

Nov. 7, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Disney+ Comes to SXSW
Streamer presents three smashes free with local firms
"...Disney+ is coming to South by Southwest, and they're partnering..."

March 4, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2015: April and the Extraordinary World
Steampunk animation mixes science and alternative history
"...hat. Fortunately, French animated feature April and the Extraordinary World builds the ethos and aesthetic into every weld and..."

Oct. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Illustrated World at AFS Cinema's New Season of Animation
There’s more to animation than Disney and Miyazaki
"...For years, animation fans looking for alternatives to Disney felt like their only options were bad anime dubs..."

July 5, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

FF2012: Barking Up a Storm at the 'Frankenweenie' World Premiere
Fantastic Fest holds star-studded premiere for Tim Burton's latest
" much? There was a woman at last night's world premiere of Tim Burton's new masterpiece Frankenweenie, and a..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

13 Reasons to Love Wizard World
Where else could Big Bird rub feathers with The Crow?
"...If it's Halloween in Austin, it must be Wizard World, the travelling circus of comics, pop culture, and fandom...."

Oct. 30, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Putting the Austin Into Wizard World Austin
Local talent appearing at the geek culture gathering
"...Wizard World, the traveling celebration of all things geek, wondrous, collectible..."

Oct. 2, 2014 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

'High School Musical': From the Disney Channel straight to Austin High
Disney's made-for-cable phenomenon High School Musical is jumping from the small screen to the stage, and Austin High is one of seven schools chosen to premiere the official stage adaptation
"...nine months since the Mouse Factory unleashed on the world that innocuous little made-for-cable movie about kids putting on..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Disney’s Newsies
The Broadway strike musical occupies Zilker Hillside Theatre spectacularly
"...Disney musicals tend to embrace the very same model for..."

July 15, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

Don Hertzfeldt and His “World of Tomorrow”
Austin animator screens his acclaimed shorts
"...Oppenheimer: “Now I am become life, the creator of worlds.” Across the globe, the moon will rise Day-Glo pink,..."

Nov. 27, 2017 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Wizard World: Star Trek's Marina Sirtis is a One Woman Bad Girl's Club
Counselor Troi on picking fights and scaring the boys
"...The Next Generation, she'll be at this weekend's Wizard World Austin Comic-Con for the 25th anniversary cast reunion. For..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Place in the World
Mondo debuts a gallery space
"...relationship with the Alamo as akin to Pixar's with Disney. "They're our parent company," he says, "we're friends, we..."

March 9, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Escape From Tomorrow
Shot guerrilla-style at Disneyland and Disney World, this surreal drama about a man's mental disintegration at "the happiest place on Earth" lands a spitball in the Mouse's eye.
"...not unfamiliar with the concept of “trippin’ ballz at Disney World,” I can heartily attest to the fact that..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Jones, Angela Lansbury, Quincy Jones and Penn & Teller. Disney would have us believe that their new Fantasia/2000 is..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

There's No Escape From Tomorrow
Director Randy Moore on fair use and Disney princess culture
"...Escape From Tomorrow, the movie shot bootleg-style in Disney World and Disneyland, is a searing social commentary on..."

Sept. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Country Bears
"...sit through this abysmal film version of a Walt Disney World “attraction” so acutely unnerving that it makes the..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

What’cha Watchin’?
Screens editor Richard Whittaker is all about that (Disney) park life
"...Disney Dan (YouTube)..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

The Florida Project
Life in the happiest place on Earth
"...low-rent motels that line the service roads leading to Disney World in Orlando, Fla...."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dream of a New Circus
In the two decades it has taken for Cirque du Soleil to reach Austin for the first time, this Montreal-based troupe has not only reinvented circus as performance art but grown into one of the most unexpected and unlikely of entertainment empires.
"...and now it literally spans the planet, amazing audiences worldwide with its ability to transform a simple tent into..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Feature by Michael Point

Deep Blues
"...the Mississippi Delta, down Highway 61, to explore the world of the blues -- both the people who make..."

Nov. 6, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

When the Saints Go Marching In
"...a surly “Who Dat?” from the overly-manicured grounds of Disney World? Without intentionally trying to put the cart before..."

Jan. 4, 2007 Sports Post by Robert Gabriel

This Old Mouse
Facing accusations of market saturation, cultural homogenization, and unethical labor practices, Disney keeps manufacturing the magic … but for how long?
" Irish-Catholic kid from Boston, I've never been to Disney World. It's just not done. Even if my pasty-faced..."

May 10, 2002 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

Bolt is a canine who plays a cybernetically enhanced dog on TV but has no knowledge of how to cope in the real world in this new animated film.
"...and James Lipton. Bolt, the first offering from Walt Disney Animation Studios to be entirely overseen by Pixar's John..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gifts to Make You Look Away From Your Screens
Plenty of films to read about this holiday season
"...manga Battle Angel Alita. True, in the crazy modern world of movie budgets, even making $400 million wasn't enough..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Screens Feature by The Screens Staff

Set sail for Disney's gorgeous new adventure
"...Disney’s latest couldn’t have come at a better time, what..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spirited Away
Spirited Away, about a young girl who is trapped between the real and the ghost-worlds, melds bits of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz with Eastern-angled spookiness and an outré sensibility that borders on the indescribable.
"...two are too often separate and unequal) since Walt Disney first put pen to paper some 80 years ago...."

Oct. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic returns to theatres with a 3-D update.
"...Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. Every time a new Disney animation features comes out, their publicity machine cranks up..."

Nov. 29, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Saving Mr. Banks
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this story about how Walt Disney convinced the prickly author of Mary Poppins to sell her creation to Hollywood.
" P.L. Travers (Thompson) resists the efforts of Walt Disney (Hanks) to sanitize her beloved literary creation, Mary Poppins,..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Meet the Robinsons
While Disney’s latest animated feature might not be a sign of the apocalypse, it’s at least a sign that Disney needs to find some decent writers.
"...a sinking suspicion that the end was near. While Disney’s latest animated feature might not be a sign of..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

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