Sunday, July 15

Chad Sellers, an animation supervisor for “Zootopia,” visited a film class at UCLA on Wednesday to give a guest lecture. Sellers said the biggest challenge on "Zootopia" was capturing the movement of many different species, from an elephant to a shrew. (Courtesy of Disney)

Q&A: Disney film animator Chad Sellers talks career, working on ‘Zootopia’

Chad Sellers makes magic with Disney. Sellers works at Walt Disney Animation Studios as an animator and has helped craft films like “Tangled,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frozen.” The partially self-taught animator worked for a video game company and Blue Sky Studios, most famous for the “Ice Age” series, before securing a job with Disney. Read more...

Photo: Chad Sellers, an animation supervisor for “Zootopia,” visited a film class at UCLA on Wednesday to give a guest lecture. Sellers said the biggest challenge on "Zootopia" was capturing the movement of many different species, from an elephant to a shrew. (Courtesy of Disney)

Chad Sellers, an animation supervisor for “Zootopia,” visited a film class at UCLA on Wednesday to give a guest lecture. Sellers said the biggest challenge on "Zootopia" was capturing the movement of many different species, from an elephant to a shrew. (Courtesy of Disney)

"Spotlight" was one of the winners at the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 13, taking home the best original screenplay award. The WGA have generally been a good indication as to what film will triumph at the Academy Awards, with six of the last 10 Oscar winners for best original screenplay also winning at the WGA. (Open Road Films)

Second Take: Writers Guild Awards results set stage for Oscars predictions

The red carpet arrivals begin. One by one, familiar faces – actors – and not so familiar faces – writers – walk by an elaborate backdrop. Read more...

Photo: "Spotlight" was one of the winners at the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 13, taking home the best original screenplay award. The WGA have generally been a good indication as to what film will triumph at the Academy Awards, with six of the last 10 Oscar winners for best original screenplay also winning at the WGA. (Open Road Films)

"Spotlight" was one of the winners at the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 13, taking home the best original screenplay award. The WGA have generally been a good indication as to what film will triumph at the Academy Awards, with six of the last 10 Oscar winners for best original screenplay also winning at the WGA. (Open Road Films)

Kendrick Lamar performed his songs "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alight" at the Grammy Awards show Monday night. (Kevin Winter/WireImage.com)

Second Take: Best and worst performances of the 58th annual Grammy Awards

When Grammy performances turn out to be unprecedented spectacles, they are more likely to be remembered. Among top moments of Grammy’s past are P!nk flying over the audience, twirling in giant ribbons hanging from the ceiling as she sang “Glitter in the Air” in 2010 and Kanye West marching on stage dressed as a bandleader to perform “Gold Digger” in 2006. Read more...

Photo: Kendrick Lamar performed his songs "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alight" at the Grammy Awards show Monday night. (Kevin Winter/WireImage.com)

Kendrick Lamar performed his songs "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alight" at the Grammy Awards show Monday night. (Kevin Winter/WireImage.com)

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Movie Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3′

When the original “Kung Fu Panda” lost the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature to “Wall-E” eight years ago, I felt that film’s heart, humor and action had been cheated by the Pixar name and slightly better animation. Read more...

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Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)

Second Take: New apps are using old ideas, need more creativity to be successful

Three new apps are making waves in the social networking community. Peach, Happn and The Outbound bear resemblances to Facebook, Tinder and Yelp, respectively. However, only one of them has the potential to replace the original with a new and intriguing concept. Read more...

Photo: Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)

Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)


Rachel Platten's 2015 single "Fight Song" became a radio staple that propelled her budding career to a level comparable to that of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Second Take: Rachel Platten sets pop music ablaze with new album ‘Wildfire’

The first time I heard Rachel Platten, I just wanted to hear Andy Grammer. She was one of the opening acts for Grammer’s “The Good Guys & A Girl Tour 2015” at the House of Blues in West Hollywood during April. Read more...

Photo: Rachel Platten's 2015 single "Fight Song" became a radio staple that propelled her budding career to a level comparable to that of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Rachel Platten's 2015 single "Fight Song" became a radio staple that propelled her budding career to a level comparable to that of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. (Courtesy of YouTube)


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