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  • Tim Burton reanimates his past in 'Frankenweenie'

    Tim Burton reanimates his past in 'Frankenweenie'
    When Tim Burton was an eager young animator and filmmaker working at Disney Studios in the early 1980s, he made an inventive live-action short film inspired by his childhood in Burbank and the love of a family dog. That 1984 short, “Frankenweenie,&...
  • Realty office coordinates Thank a Soldier day

    Realty office coordinates Thank a Soldier day
    Employees of Keller Williams Realty offices in Burbank, Glendale and La CaƱada Flintridge are enlisting in an effort to send donations to military personnel serving our country abroad. The public is asked to bring donations such as personal-care items...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Woodbury University inaugurates new president, SFV filmmaker gains national attention

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Woodbury University inaugurates new president, SFV filmmaker gains national attention
    Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 22. Woodbury University in Burbank is now under new leadership. Luis Calingo was officially installed as president of the university during an inauguration ceremony Saturday. Calingo replaces Kenneth...
  • Burb's Eye View: Making their own arts community

    It’s like the beginning of every joke you ever heard: A woodworker, two filmmakers and some painters are at a coffee shop. The filmmakers say, “Hey, there are enough of us here that we could really do something great if we combine our talents....
  • Disney announces plans to acquire Lucasfilm, release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015

    Disney announces plans to acquire Lucasfilm, release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015
    The Walt Disney Co. will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.05 billion, according to an announcement released Tuesday. The deal will make George Lucas -- who became a movie-making icon with his “Indiana Jones”...
  • Firefighters get a primer on movie pyrotechnics in Burbank

    Firefighters get a primer on movie pyrotechnics in Burbank
    Five soldiers dressed in camouflage and carrying machine guns took cover behind a stack of wooden pallets. One yelled “incoming” and a few seconds later a large explosion ignited behind them, setting off a ball of flame rising 30 feet high....
  • On the Town: Meeting an entertainment legend

    On the Town: Meeting an entertainment legend
    As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub. Staged by Library...
  • The angel of rock 'n' roll

    The angel of rock 'n' roll
    When rock 'n' roll singer Jimmy Angel hits the stage at the Smoke House restaurant on Saturday, it will be just another stop along a decidedly tumultuous five-decade career path. Angel, who specializes in a mixture of retro-1950s big beat and fiery...
  • On Location: Oscar contender 'The Artist' gives shout-out to L.A.

    On Location: Oscar contender 'The Artist' gives shout-out to L.A.
    As a front-runner to win top honors in the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, “The Artist” is a rarity. Not only is it in black and white, almost entirely silent and a French director's take on old Hollywood, it is the only movie among the nine...
  • John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive

    John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
  • Disney starts production of "Maleficent" in London

    Disney starts production of "Maleficent" in London
    Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, in London. Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic...
  • DVD review: 'Cat Run' has some sharp extras

    DVD review: 'Cat Run' has some sharp extras
    This overly violent but otherwise frequently enjoyable film showed up briefly in theaters more than a year ago, to little notice. It may have suffered from comparison to “Red,” the Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren/Morgan Freeman/John Malkovich action...