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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

Frank Oz on Muppets, Disney, and Being Puppies at SXSW
The great director gets candid at the fest
"...really felt about his early directorial efforts, feeling pigeonholed, Disney, and his beloved friend and mentor, Jim Henson...."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

'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
"...little made-for-cable movie about kids putting on a show. Disney's High School Musical (and that purposefully generic title tells..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Disney's Teacher's Pet
Animated film about a dog who wants to be a boy – unusual fare from Disney that will please kids and alterna-adults.
"...Directed by: Timothy Björklund. This is Disney? You could have fooled me. A shortish (73 minutes)..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Disney's the Kid
"...a supernatural bent ­ and process them through the Disney-movie meat grinder? You get Disney's The Kid, a lightweight,..."

July 6, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Lease Sixth Street to Disney?
"...Has the City Council considered leasing Sixth Street to Disney and calling it a day?..."

May 9, 2005 Postmarks

Disney's A Christmas Carol
The novelty of this motion-capture rendition of Dickens classic eventually gives way to emotionally bland storytelling.

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

First Quarter
Bradley Jackson and Andrew Disney kick off a festival run of their new comedy about the importance of intramurals
"...itch to finish a full-length, then ran into Andrew Disney...."

April 25, 2014 Screens Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Bolt
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

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

Treasure Chest
The Vault Disney collection dusts off kid classics from its golden era of live-action films. They still fit -- and beautifully.
"...The Vault Disney Collection: Old Yeller, The Parent Trap, Pollyanna, Swiss Family..."

May 10, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
"...worst of what we've come to associate with the Disney product over the years. The glory and the goop..."

June 21, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Princess and the Frog
Disney's 49th animated feature film is set in Jazz Age New Orleans and stars a black cast of characters.
"...Directed by: Ron Clements and John Musker. Disney's 49th animated feature film is a terrific riot of..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Treasure Planet
"...Directed by: Ron Clements and John Musker. Disney here remakes one of its own with stupendous results..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dinosaur
"...arms some months back when they suddenly realized that Disney's highly anticipated dino-epic would, indeed, give voice to the..."

May 19, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Balls Out
College intramural football comedy features several SNL players
"...Directed by: Andrew Disney. Starring: Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett,..."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Tarzan
"...civilization and nature, man and beast. However, this new Disney offering represents the first time that Tarzan has been..."

June 18, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Filmmaker David Lowery Updates Pete's Dragon
Reimagining the Disney classic
"...first public screening of his reinvention of the 1977 Disney live-action/animation hybrid before a packed house at the Paramount,..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Life, Animated
The magic of Disney unlocks a boy's mind
"...about a young man with autism who found through Disney movies a way to articulate his feelings – that..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hideout Theatre's Happily Ever After
Happily Ever After shows how to put on a Disney-inspired musical: improv edition
"...which actors would improvise musical fairy tales inspired by Disney, I thought, "Finally!" But I also thought, "How the..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Feature by Alexa Harrington

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

Summer Fun: Woody on Ice
Nina Hernandez talks to Disney on Ice's lead skate cowboy
"...kids: Adorable Aussie Daniel Harries has been skating in Disney on Ice shows for almost a decade and will..."

May 15, 2013 Chronolog Post by Nina Hernandez

Fantasia
"...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

The Lion King
Can you feel the shrug tonight?
"...Thus it is with the latest in Disney's plundering of its own vaults, the computer-animated remake of..."

July 19, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Latest update of Kipling's classic is caught in Disney's shadow
"...Walt Disney did not create The Jungle Book. That was the..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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

Shrek
Animated comic gem.
"...The Iron Giant are the exception, not the rule). Disney has all but abandoned the subtly shaded style of..."

May 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Happily Ever After
"...Directed by: John Howley. Disney is theatrically re-releasing its 1937 classic Snow White and..."

May 28, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
This spell isn't as bewitching the second time around
"...glimpse at a live-action Maleficent, one of the original Disney villains from Sleeping Beauty. In the budding era of..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Sarah Marloff

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Disney gets a lot of the bugs out of their arcade franchise
"...Ralph Breaks the Internet is a solid addition to Disney's library of sad-sweet animated comedies. It's also during these..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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