First Look: Pixar’s Cars 2 New Characters


Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car.But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.  Torn between … [Read more...]

Disney launches online movie site, without fanfare

This article comes to us from the LA Times.Walt Disney Co. quietly launched Disney Movies Online, which lets consumers buy or rent digital versions of Disney and Pixar films and watch them on the Internet. The site, which debuted without fanfare in May, was conceived as a bridge to step the family entertainment company’s mainstream consumers gently from the physical to the digital world.How much without fanfare? Disney still isn’t promoting the site –- there are no links on the … [Read more...]

Disney World’s Festival of the Masters winners


Central Florida made a great showing at this weekend’s Festival of the Masters, with many local artists picking up awards. Among them, Tony Savoie of Orlando, who won the overall Best in Show award, for his collage titled “Palooka.”Alison Thomas of Deltona placed first in the digital-art category, and David Figueroa of Sanford was tops in the sculpture category.Other Central Floridians who were honored included Vadim Malkin of Maitland, in the clay category, and Carol Elder-Napoli … [Read more...]

Disney Channel Greenlights Live-Action Comedy Series “A.N.T. Farm”


Disney Channel has ordered the live-action comedy series "A.N.T. Farm" (working title), it was announced today by Gary Marsh, President, Entertainment, and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. "A.N.T. Farm" will begin production in early 2011.The series stars 12-year-old China McClain ("House of Payne") as middle schooler Chyna Sparks, a music prodigy who gets into a gifted program, Accelerated Natural Talent, at the local high school. She, along with her fellow ANTS, must … [Read more...]

Sara Rue And Barry Watson Cast In The ABC Family Original Movie “Always And Forever”

Sara Rue, Barry Watson, Valerie Harper and Fred Willard have been cast in ABC Family’s upcoming original movie, “Always and Forever” (working title). The movie, which has begun principal photography in Atlanta, is set to premiere in Spring 2011 on ABC Family.In “Always and Forever,” P-A-X-497/341, aka “Pax” (Barry Watson), a young man from the well-ordered but loveless future, travels to present day New Orleans in search of romance novelist Elizabeth Barrett (Sara Rue) – whose book he has … [Read more...]