June 16, 2000 |
If you think homelessness is a problem today, look closely at the initials at the end of "Titan A.E." They stand for After Earth, the time in the 31st century after our planet has been incinerated. That's right, humanity has been turned into the homeless people of the universe, forced to live on drifter colonies, junk heaps cobbled together from random pieces of intergalactic trash. It's not good not to have a home.
June 1, 1997 |
To appreciate the Walt Disney Co.'s animation monopoly, you have to travel back to 1994--months before "The Lion King" shattered Hollywood records. Far from Los Angeles, Warner Bros. held two test screenings of "Thumbelina," showing clips from its animated movie to gauge audience interest. The first time around, audience reaction was flat.
January 13, 1991
. . . A recent item implied that director Paul Verhoeven wrote "Total Recall." While he made creative contributions as a filmmaker, the screenplay is officially credited to Ron Shusett, Dan O'Bannon and Gary Goldman.
May 4, 1994 |
Fox Signs Top Independent Animation Producers: Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, the team responsible for animated films such as "The Land Before Time," "An American Tail" and "Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina," signed a long-term deal to produce animated features for 20th Century Fox's new family films division. Fox is committing more than $100 million to the animation company, scheduled for its first film release in late 1996.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1996
Re Jim Mann's article, "Dealing With Conspiracy Theories and Rumors Is No Walk in the Park," Sept. 2: Regarding the German Air Force training in Arizona: The whole reason they train in Arizona is because of the weather and the wide open spaces. They have so many more "flying days" available than in Germany (the weather is often terrible for flight training), and the population density is far lower, allowing land-based supersonic flight, etc. I have a theory of my own: Most of the people that take these weird theories to heart subscribe to the "secret knowledge" syndrome (I know what's "really" going on)
February 12, 2000 |
Fox Animation Studios is laying off nearly 100 of its 320 workers in Phoenix and will contract out much of its production work in the future to studios throughout the world. Florence Grace, a spokeswoman for Fox Animation parent 20th Century Fox, said the studio is the only traditional animation studio the company owns. "We've kept the core creative team and we plan to continue to produce animated films," she said. "We are not closing the studio.