| May 27, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Until now, plot details of Pixar's next film "Inside Out" have been kept under wraps. But on Monday, the studio released the synopsis of the Pete Docter-directed movie, which features a star-studded cast as the emotions. As written on Pixar's official...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing.
The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Pixar Animation has revealed the official synopsis for its next movie, "Inside Out," which is set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl.
Directed by Pete Docter ("Up," "Monsters, Inc.") and set for release June 19, 2015, "Inside Out" tells the story of...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:25 PM
It's one of Hollywood's longest-running guessing games: Who will succeed Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger? And it just got a little more interesting.
Anne Sweeney's announcement this week that she will step down as head of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Disney Interactive, the struggling video game and digital media subsidiary of Walt Disney Co., is cutting roughly 700 jobs worldwide, the company said Thursday.
The division is closing offices in Chicago, New Jersey, Colorado, South Korea and Hyderabad,...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Children who are fans of Disney/Pixar's "Cars" will soon have a chance to ride in full-size versions of two of the characters from the 2006 film.
Petty Holdings, LLC and Pixar Animation Studios are bringing Aiken Axler and Sage VanDerSpin to life for...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:34 PM
On Wednesday we noted that Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming movies "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars," isn't just a rising Hollywood starlet: She's also a font of quirky wisdom.
Having gone over the benefits of eating clay and tanning one'...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Step Up will honor Zoe Saldana, graduating Step Up senior Tamia Walker and Variety's Claudia Eller at the Inspiration Awards on May 30 at the Beverly Hilton.
The nonprofit org, founded in 1988, runs after-school and weekend programs for high school...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:35 AM
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Following days of conflicting reports whether Russell Crowe would get his wish to meet with Pope Francis, the "Noah" star did make the pontiff's acquaintance on Wednesday, albeit briefly, at Francis' weekly audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City....
| May 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Randy Newman has joined the ranks of composers at William Morris Endeavor after many years as a client of the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency, Variety has learned.
Newman is a two-time Oscar winner, six-time Grammy winner and three-time Emmy winner, and is...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
ABC kicked off its upfront presentation with an interesting and somewhat unexpected pitch: Remember, we're part of the Walt Disney Co., home to Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and ESPN, among other brand titans.
Despite ABC Entertainment chief Paul Lee'...