| Oct 5, 2012
| 2:46 PM
When Tim Burton was an eager young animator and filmmaker working at Disney Studios in the early 1980s, he made an inventive live-action short film inspired by his childhood in Burbank and the love of a family dog. That 1984 short, “Frankenweenie,&...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 11:04 AM
When animation director Rich Moore was growing up in Oxnard, he spent so much time in video arcades that his parents worried that their young son was wasting his time. “They would always tell me that I should be concentrating on the real world,&...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Dani Bowman, a 16-year old La Cañada High School sophomore who has autism, said she started to feel famous on Saturday as she signed autograph after autograph in front of La Cañada Books and Toys on Saturday.
“I feel like a celebrity, I think I'm...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:38 PM
The Falcon Theatre, Walt Disney Co., Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon are among the creative forces that will contribute to an art exhibit at the Burbank Creative Arts Center that opens Aug. 5.
The center is celebrating 100 years of the city’s...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:55 PM
Paul Wee has a penchant for patience.
A key animator on FOX TV’s “The Simpsons,” he says it takes roughly six months to create one episode from script to screen — and thousands of drawings an episode.
In his Burbank office at...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55.
Lambert served as...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Walt Disney Co. will take a $50 million write-down in the current fiscal quarter for a stop-motion animation project it canceled in August.
The untitled movie was to be directed by Henry Selick, the well respected filmmaker behind "Coraline" and "The...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 3:35 PM
On a quiet stretch of San Fernando Boulevard, a few blocks south of Downtown Burbank, bright red and black letters on a large poster call attention to a place where students learn as cameras roll.
Inside, on a recent Wednesday evening, a small group of...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 2:44 PM
It's safe to say that Gareth Huw Evans is the greatest Welsh director of Indonesian action films. Sony Classics picked up his second feature, “The Raid: Redemption,” to the cheers of Asian-action fans. The story is about a SWAT team sent on...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 3:11 PM
When illustrator and animator Duncan Rouleau describes the adventures of his star character, Ben Tennyson, it sounds something like a childhood daydream.
"He gets a watch that falls from outer space and it is filled with alien DNA," the La Cañada...