“Tyrus” Shines Light on Chinese American Artist Behind Bambi

by Grace Hwang Lynch The watery backgrounds of Disney’s Bambi are uncharacteristically modern for animation of its time. Images are evocative and spare. Art aficionados might even compare the impressionistic landscapes of Bambi to Sung Dynasty Chinese paintings. The iconic look of the Disney classic animated film would not have been possible without Chinese American […]

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Billy Crystal on PC Comedy, ‘Soap’ and Clarifies His ‘Too Much for Me’ Comment on TV

Whenever you talk groundbreaking LGBT roles in television, it doesn’t take long for Billy Crystal and his performance as Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom “Soap” (1977-1981) to come up in the conversation. And while Crystal’s upcoming series “The Comedians” isn’t gay-centric since Crystal and actor Josh Gad play fictionalized versions of themselves, the topic of “Soap” […]

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Disney Channel to Revisit Its Greatest Villains With ‘Descendants’

By Jethro Nededog The Disney Channel is tapping back into its rich history of villains for a new live-action original movie titled “Descendants.” Set to begin production next spring for a 2015 premiere, “Descendants” will introduce modern relatives of its greatest villains, specifically their teen offspring who are beginning to question the family business of […]

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