November 24, 2010 |
For "Tangled," the studio's 50th feature-length cartoon, the team at Disney has taken a deep breath and tried to be all things to all animation-loving people. There are some hiccups along the way, but by the end there is success. Whether you like stirring adventure or sentimental romance, traditional fairy tales or stories of modern families, musicals or comedies, even blonds or brunets, "Tangled" has something for you. Sampling so many animation touchstones has its risks, but once "Tangled" calms down and accepts the essential sweetness of its better nature the rewards are clear.
November 2, 2012 |
Editor's Note: True beauty knows no boundaries, so we asked staffers Adam Tschorn and Chris Erskine to try out a new product aimed at removing pesky nose hair. Nad's Nose Wax for Men & Women, recently launched in Australia and available in the U.S. online, is designed to be used once a month, unlike hair trimmers, which often must be employed more frequently. That's convenient. But waxing inside the nose? Ouch! Luckily, the guys were intrepid. And they lived to talk about it: Chris: I am struck by [developer]
October 31, 2010 |
There's no other way to say it: Pascal was just a party pooper. After a few early test screenings, Disney animators knew things weren't working with the chameleon character in the new animated musical "Tangled," which opens Nov. 24. "We weren't getting enough entertainment out of Pascal," admits supervising animator Lino DiSalvo. "Animation-wise, originally, he was very realistic. He moved like a real chameleon, his eyes would move independently. " And while that's fine for fans of the bug-eyed reptiles, this particular creature just wasn't giving off the right vibe for a princess movie.
HOME & GARDEN
February 2, 2006 |
IT'S A WINDY WINTER night, and the gusts send a low hum through the attic, as if Mother Nature is drawing a bass fiddle bow across the roof line. "That's a concert G," I tell my wife. "What is?" "That hum," I say. "I think it's a G. Or a G sharp." "Or an H," she says. "There is no H," I say. "Not yet," she says. We are in bed, a bunch of us -- me, my first wife, a couple of kids, a couple of dogs. A cat of questionable character. That's seven in all.
February 1, 2013 |
In this week's episode of "The Real Princesses of Disneyland," Aladdin has his eye on Sleeping Beauty, Ariel calls Cinderella an old hag and Snow White is jealous of Tiana's new line of designer tiaras. The new Fantasy Faire enchanted village opening at Disneyland on March 12 will bring together all the Disney princesses -- old and new -- under one roof in what sounds like an ABC reality show waiting to happen. What do you get when hot-headed Merida, bookworm Belle, stubborn-minded Jasmine, free-spirited Pocahontas and fair-haired Rapunzel move into their "enchanting new home for the princesses" at Disneyland?
May 13, 2012 |
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom A Novel Christopher Healy HarperCollins: 432 pp., $16.99, ages 8 and up Whether it's Cinderella or Snow White, Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty, princes play a key role in the happily ever afters of fairy tales. But what happens once these dashing young lads have swooped in to save their distressed damsels? What if, as Christopher Healy theorizes with his cheeky middle-grade debut, these princes turned out to be insufferable losers?