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John Lasseter gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

John Lasseter has been a star since he made his directorial debut with “Toy Story,” the first feature-length, computer-animated film, in 1995. But now the Hollywood Walk of Fame is going to make it official at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with a ceremony awarding Lasseter his own star on [...]

By | October 28th, 2011|0 Comments

Disney documentary producer at Rialto

From 1985 to 2001, Los Angeles film executive Peter Schneider worked at the Walt Disney studios. When he arrived there, the company had been struggling creatively since founder Walt Disney's death in 1966. "I got there just as they were releasing 'The Black Cauldron,' arguably the worst movie in the [...]

By | May 19th, 2010|1 Comment

Rocky and Bullwinkle turn 50

When Jay Ward launched the "Rocky & Bullwinkle" cartoon TV show in 1959, he didn't have a huge budget for fancy animation. So he compensated for that with a daring new innovation --- great writing. (How's that for a concept?) Thursday, Nov. 19, marks the 50th anniversary of the squirrel [...]

By | November 18th, 2009|1 Comment