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From left, Ruth Keith, El Beh and David Rukin are charming in San Francisco Playhouse’s “Mary Poppins.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)

Jolly holiday with SF Playhouse’s ‘Mary Poppins’

Like its famous source material, San Francisco Playhouse’s stage musical “Mary Poppins”…

 

The Simpsons is among the properties that will change hands under a multi-billion dollar stock purchase by Disney. (Courtesy Fox)

How will The Simpsons get along with Mickey Mouse?

Folks are pondering what’s going to happen in the entertainment world, now…

 

Adam Jacobs, Broadway’s original Aladdin, is appearing in the tour at the Orpheum this month. (Courtesy Cylla von Tiedemann/ Disney)

Adam Jacobs: ‘Aladdin is near and dear to me’

Adam Jacobs is back where he grew up, onstage as Aladdin, a…

 

Hollywood screenwriter Gary Goldman has filed a lawsuit charging Disney with appropriating his idea for the hit cartoon "Zootopia." (Courtesy Disney)

Scoop: Screenwriter claims Disney stole ‘Zootopia’ idea

Hollywood screenwriter Gary Goldman says Disney stole his idea for the Oscar-winning…

Hollywood screenwriter Gary Goldman has filed a lawsuit charging Disney with appropriating his idea for the hit cartoon "Zootopia." (Courtesy Disney)
Owen Suskind’s love of Disney comes out in the powerful documentary “Life, Animated.” (COURTESY THE ORCHARD)

‘Life, Animated’ tells uplifting story of how Disney films saved a family

The new documentary “Life, Animated” tells an unusually uplifting story about how…

Owen Suskind’s love of Disney comes out in the powerful documentary “Life, Animated.” (COURTESY THE ORCHARD)
In this Friday, June, 17, 2016 file photo released by Walt Disney World Resort, a new sign is seen posted on a beach outside a hotel at a Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., after a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World. (Walt Disney World Resort via AP, File)

Dad says two gators involved in Disney attack that killed son

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The father of a toddler killed by…

In this Friday, June, 17, 2016 file photo released by Walt Disney World Resort, a new sign is seen posted on a beach outside a hotel at a Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., after a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World. (Walt Disney World Resort via AP, File)
This image released by Disney shows the characters Hank, voiced by Ed O'Neill, left, and Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, in a scene from "Finding Dory." (Pixar/Disney via AP)

‘Finding Dory’ blows animation record out of the water

LOS ANGELES — The forgetful blue fish of "Finding Dory" is box…

This image released by Disney shows the characters Hank, voiced by Ed O'Neill, left, and Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, in a scene from "Finding Dory." (Pixar/Disney via AP)
A scene in the DMV, where sloths work, is among the many amusements in Disney’s “Zootopia.” (Courtesy Disney)

‘Zootopia’ full of animal charms and bright ideas

“Zootopia,” Disney’s 55th animated feature film, has big, cuddly and funny ideas.…

A scene in the DMV, where sloths work, is among the many amusements in Disney’s “Zootopia.” (Courtesy Disney)
ESPN commentators and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, left, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, former Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and Suzy Kolber talk prior to an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

ESPN sliding ‘back, back, back’

LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine,…

ESPN commentators and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, left, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, former Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and Suzy Kolber talk prior to an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Actor Abe Vigoda, pictured in 2006, is best known for his performances in "The Godfather" and on "Barney Miller." (Stephen Chernin/AP)

Scoop: Abe Vigoda, beloved Fish, really has died, at age 94

Perhaps TMZ said it best: Actor Abe Vigoda has died -- and…

Actor Abe Vigoda, pictured in 2006, is best known for his performances in "The Godfather" and on "Barney Miller." (Stephen Chernin/AP)
Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has agreed to lead the effort to build a stadium for the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers in the Los Angeles area should NFL owners approve the teams’ move. (Chris Pizzello/Invision via AP)

Disney chief joins Raiders’ L.A. bid

NEW YORK — Bob Iger, the chairman and chief executive of the…

Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has agreed to lead the effort to build a stadium for the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers in the Los Angeles area should NFL owners approve the teams’ move. (Chris Pizzello/Invision via AP)
In this file photo, comedian Bill Cosby salutes the crowd as he begins a performance at the Buell Theater in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Scoop: Cosby suffers setbacks in series of sex assault cases

In both the court of law and the court of public opinion,…

In this file photo, comedian Bill Cosby salutes the crowd as he begins a performance at the Buell Theater in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Director Pete Docter poses to promote "Inside Out," based in part on his own childhood memories. INVISION/AP/REBECCA CABAGE

Pete Docter puts emotion in motion in ‘Inside Out’

Directed by Pete Docter, the new "Inside Out" is the most inventive,…

Director Pete Docter poses to promote "Inside Out," based in part on his own childhood memories. INVISION/AP/REBECCA CABAGE
Dominique Charriau/WireImageGwyneth Paltrow launches the Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris at Printemps Haussmann on November 7

Disney playing it cool with horror movie filmed at theme park

Well this is cool, someone surreptitiously filmed a horror movie at Disneyland…

Dominique Charriau/WireImageGwyneth Paltrow launches the Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris at Printemps Haussmann on November 7
Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

The magical world of Tyrus Wong

After seeing the dreamy paintings of artist Tyrus Wong, watching "Bambi" will…

Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

Disney teams with EA on 'Star Wars' video games

Disney is not giving up on "Star Wars" video games after all.…

Courtesy PhotoThe 1988 classic “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” with Bob Hoskins and Charles Fleischer as the voice of Roger

Charles Fleischer, the voice behind Roger Rabbit, explores the meaning of life

In the mid-1980s, actor and stand-up comedian Charles Fleischer, who had appeared…

Courtesy PhotoThe 1988 classic “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” with Bob Hoskins and Charles Fleischer as the voice of Roger
All: Getty Images File PhotoCould ABC's possible upcoming show "City Hall" have Joan Chen

Newsroom creators working on show based on Oakland goverment

The creator of HBO’s “Newsroom” is developing a TV show for ABC…

All: Getty Images File PhotoCould ABC's possible upcoming show "City Hall" have Joan Chen
Courtesy PhotoSyndee Winters

‘Lion King’ roars again in The City

Back in 1998, Julie Taymor became the first woman to nab a…

Courtesy PhotoSyndee Winters
Courtesy PhotoEolas Technologies and the UC regents are suing Facebook

UC system suing Facebook, others over patents

A University of California system patent licensee, which has sued some of…

Courtesy PhotoEolas Technologies and the UC regents are suing Facebook