Disney is not giving up on "Star Wars" video games after all. Read More
In the mid-1980s, actor and stand-up comedian Charles Fleischer, who had appeared on “Welcome Back Kotter” in the 1970s, landed a job as the voice of a cartoon character in a major motion picture.
He became synonymous with Roger Rabbit, the character that interacted so effortlessly with Bob Hoskins in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” The groundbreaking movie is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new Disney Blu-ray Disc release. Read More
The creator of HBO’s “Newsroom” is developing a TV show for ABC about Oakland’s governmental machinations. Never mind that descriptions of the show call the place “the East Bay of San Francisco” … poor Oaktown. Read More
Back in 1998, Julie Taymor became the first woman to nab a Tony Award for best direction of a musical and best costumes for the “The Lion King.” The creative beast, based on the 1994 Disney film of the same name, went on to collect a number of other awards and become the highest-grossing musical of all time.
So where do you go from there? Back to San Francisco, apparently. Read More
A University of California system patent licensee, which has sued some of the biggest U.S. companies, is taking on three more: Facebook, Wal-Mart and Walt Disney.
Eolas Technologies and the UC regents filed lawsuits Wednesday over four patents they believe the companies are infringing upon.
The patents for interactive technology, including hypermedia display and interaction, were issued to the university and licensed to Eolas, a Texas company chaired by Michael Doyle. Read More
Britney Spears has reached an undisclosed settlement with a former bodyguard who accused her of sexual harassment. Brit has officially deep-sixed her two-year feud with Fernando Flores, who accused her of constantly shedding her clothes and dropping objects in his presence, then bending over to pick them up so she could flash her reproductive organs at him. Read More
On the heels of a 34-percent decline in 2010, San Francisco’s cruise industry is floating on hope, its future hinging on everything from Disney cartoons to Mexican drug cartels. Read More
Barack Obama, like all American politicians, likes to portray himself as future-oriented and open to technological progress. Yet the vision he set out in his State of the Union address is oddly antique and disturbingly static. Read More
Considering how many classic fairy tales Walt Disney adapted for his early animations, it is a wonder the Mouse House founder never followed through on his desire to do the same for “Rapunzel,” the Brothers Grimm’s account of a fair-haired maiden trapped in a tower high above the German countryside. Read More
It used to be that Las Vegas was Disneyland for adults. But on a second look, Disneyland — located in Anaheim, about 30 miles south of Los Angeles — has really begun to cater to adults. Read More