This year’s BFI London Film Festival festival will open Wednesday, October 10 with the European premiere of Disney’s Frankenweenie, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton, organizers announced Thursday.Read More
Phyllis Diller, a pioneer of female stand-up comedy, died Monday morning at her Los Angeles home surrounded by family, sources close to the comedienne said. She was 95.
“She died peacefully in her sleep and with a smile on her face,” longtime manager Milton Suchin told the Associated Press.Read More
Upset with Disney for their continued lobbying efforts to secure copyright extensions for Mickey Mouse and other early characters, Los Angeles street artist Denmark has taken to the streets. Denmark has modified numerous stop signs in the Burbank area to resemble the classic Mickey Mouse profile, and including a message reading, “Copyright Extension needs to stop”.Read More
You’d think that a cartoon picture of Bobby Hill (of King of the Hill fame) on an ID card would raise booze salesmen’s eyebrows.
But in an undercover operation, a teenager used it successfully to buy alcohol six times in England’s Nottinghamshire county. Moreover, the age given on the card was 17 — under legal drinking age in Britain.Read More
At this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, China’s The Monkey King gets an eye-popping 3D restoration on its 50th anniversary; A Liar’s Autobiography (also in 3D) celebrates Graham Chapman’s inimitable work with Monty Python; and Persistence of Vision tells the story of what could have been the greatest animated feature of all time, The Thief and the Cobbler.Read More