Rhett Wickham Archives
A Kiss Before Dying ... Can You Save Animation This Weekend?! - Rhett Wickham (12/31/2009)
Rhett Wickham challenges readers to see The Princess and the Frog this weekend to send a message to Hollywood and save quality animation.
Oh Captain, My Captain... - Rhett Wickham (12/16/2009)
Rhett Wickham Reflects On the Passing of Roy E. Disney
I Can't Dance - Rhett Wickham (6/24/2009)
Rhett reviews a new book by Mindy Aloff Hippo In a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation.
Crawling Around in the Cortex of Creativity - Rhett Wickham (2/27/2009)
Rhett Wickham explores a touring exhibit celebrating the genius of Jim Henson.
The Art of Pixar Short Films Review - Rhett Wickham (2/12/2009)
Rhett reviews the upcoming book release The Art of Pixar Short Films by Amid Amidi.
A Museum In Your Lap - Rhett Wickham (12/12/2008)
Rhett Wickham reviews the one holiday must-have for every Disney Animation fan, Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series - Story
The Art of Bolt Review - Rhett Wickham (11/17/2008)
Rhett reviews Disney's new book The Art of Bolt and what is - and isn't - covered in it.
Rhett Wickham: At Long Last: Welcoming Back the Graphite Gifts of Ten of Disney's Finest - Rhett Wickham (8/8/2008)
Rhett Wickham takes a look at the ten Supervising Animators at work on The Princess and the Frog.
Oh, Grow Up! - Rhett Wickham (7/10/2008)
Rhett Wickham reflects on the high price of being taken seriously by comparing Kung Fu Panda and Wall*E.
Sincerely, Ollie Johnston - Rhett Wickham (4/15/2008)
Rhett Wickham remembers the life and legacy of Disney Legend Ollie Johnston who passed away Monday at the age of 95.
In the Clinch - Rhett Wickham (2/4/2008)
Rhett Wickham compares the triumph of the Giant's over the Patriots with John Lasseter's recent moves at Disney including the Super Bowl Wall-E commercial.
Rhett Wickham: Boo Who? - Rhett Wickham (10/30/2007)
Exactly how frightening is frightening enough? When does it cross the line from entertaining into fetish? And is there any power to scare remaining in the images and actions of the classic Disney villains? Rhett talks to Dr. Andrew Mathis, a clinical psychologist specializing in child development about these issues ... and shows off his Halloween costume.
Rhett Wickham: 2 Bee or Not 3-D? That is the Question! - Rhett Wickham (7/24/2007)
Rhett Wickham analyzes a recent statement by Jeffrey Katzenberg regarding his view of the future of film ... 3D.
Rhett Wickham: An Open Letter to all Graduation Animators - Rhett Wickham: An Open Letter to Graduation Animators (4/26/2007)
Rhett Wickham writes an open letter to future animators with advice about their future.
Rhett Wickham: Rapunzel Gets Second Director - Rhett Wickham (4/12/2007)
Rhett Wickham breaks the news of the addition of a second director Rapunzel.
The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney - Rhett Wickham (4/4/2007)
Rhett reviews Michael Barrier's new biography of Walt Disney.
Rhett Wickham: Polly Gets a Wake-Up Call - Rhett Wickham (3/9/2007)
Rhett "interviews" P.H. Bumbershoot who played the Parrot Head Umbrella in Mary Poppins on screen and stage.
Rhett Wickham: And the Oscar Should Have Gone To... - Rhett Wickham (2/23/2007)
Rhett looks back through the record books to see exactly who was nominated and who won in years past and picks animators and voice actors who could've won instead.
Rhett Wickham: A review of Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination - Rhett Wickham (10/30/2006)
Rhett reviews the major new biography on Walt Disney, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination.
Rhett Wickham: An Interview with Don Hahn - (10/20/2006)
Rhett interviews Don Hahn, producer of The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D, about the new version of the film.
Rhett Wickham: Oh Ratigan! and Glen Keane - Rhett Wickham (7/28/2006)
Rhett interviews famed animator Glen Keane in the latest in his Great Animated Performances series.
Rhett Wickham: It's Baaack! - Kirby Holt (6/23/2006)
Rhett Wickham reports on John Lasseter's approval for Disney's next hand-drawn animated feature.
The Treasured Pleasure of One Good Book... - Rhett Wickham (6/19/2006)
... and Some Flea Market Finds. Rhett Wickham recommends a summer-long read made more fun with just a little effort.
Rhett Wichkam: Coming Too Soon to a Theater Near You! - Rhett Wickham (6/6/2006)
Rhett Wickham Discusses the All Too Present Inside Scoop on What's in the Animation Pipeline
Rhett Wickham: Beggar at the Feast - Rhett Wickham (4/25/2006)
Rhett gives his opinion on Disney's recently announced decision not to release Song of the South.
Rhett Wickham: Buried Treasure - Rhett Wickham (3/7/2006)
Rhett Wickham on recalling Walt's vision without apology.
Rhett Wickham: Never Ask a Lady How Old She Is! - (2/3/2006)
Rhett Wickham covers the opening night of Lady and the Tramp at the El Capitan Theater which featured a panel discussion with - among others - Richard Sherman and Andreas Deja.
Rhett Wickham: Pixar at Disney, Act II: A Pocket Full of Miricles - Rhett Wickham (1/27/2006)
Part Two of an Editorial on the Promise & the Future of Disney Under Iger
Rhett Wickham: Pixar at Disney, Act I: Life After Death - Rhett Wickham (1/24/2006)
In a Two-Part Editorial, Rhett Wickham Looks at The Immediate Triumph & the Promise of the Future For Disney Under Iger (Part One)
Rhett Wickham: Faith is a Bluebird - Rhett Wickham (11/10/2005)
Rhett discusses animator Ollie Johnston receiving the prestigious National Medal of the Arts. Includes an interview with National Council on the Arts member Mary Costa. Johnston will receive his award in a ceremony in the oval office November 10th.
Rhett Wickham: Ah Retirement, Where is Thy Sting!? - Rhett Wickham (10/28/2005)
A Fictional Account of Michael Eisner's Application to a Club That Won't Have Him
Rhett Wickham: To All Who Come To This Happy Place - Rhett Wickham (9/19/2005)
A thoughtful column about faith, Walt and the Disneyland dedication.
Rhett Wickham: A Dream, A Wish and A Real Heart - Rhett Wickham (9/16/2005)
Rhett reports on the opening of Cinderella at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA including the opening night panel discussion.
Rhett Wickham - (8/26/2005)
Rhett has a funny column about his love of Halloween - in August - and his attempt to purchase Mansion merchandise from DisneyDirect.com.
Pixar Story Visionary Joe Ranft Dies - Rhett Wickham (8/17/2005)
Rhett Wickham remembers Pixar's Joe Ranft who tragically passed away in an automobile accident.
Rhett Wickham: Remember Joe Grant - Rhett Wickham (5/7/2005)
Rhett remember legendary animator Joe Grant who passed away on May 6th.
Frank Thomas (1912 - 2004) - Rhett Wickham (9/10/2004)
Rhett remembers one of the greats - animator Frank Thomas.
Rhett Wickham: Sorcerers and Apprentices - Part One - Rhett Wickham (6/1/2004)
In Part One of a series Rhett looks at the future of Disney animation.
Rhett Wickham Talks To Alice Dewey Gladstone: Producer of Home on the Range - Rhett Wickham (3/31/2004)
Rhett profiles the producer of Home on the Range Alice Dewey Goldstone.
Special Report From Rhett Wickham: Honing the Range (Part Two) - Rhett Wickham (3/26/2004)
Rhett goes in-depth with the directors of Home on the Range Will Finn & John Sanford.
Special Report From Rhett Wickham: Honing the Range (Part One) - Rhett Wickham (3/25/2004)
Rhett goes in-depth with the directors of Home on the Range Will Finn & John Sanford.
Rhett Wickham: Great Animated Performances: Profiles of Modern Masters - Rhett Wickham (3/12/2004)
Rhett continues his "Great Animated Performances" series with an extensive interview with Ron Clements and John Musker (Part 2 of 2)
Rhett Wickham: Great Animated Performances: Profiles of Modern Masters - Rhett Wickham (3/11/2004)
Rhett continues his "Great Animated Performances" series with an extensive interview with Ron Clements and John Musker (Part 1 of 2)
Rhett Wickham: Taking Stock of a Falling Sky - Rhett Wickham (1/30/2004)
Rhett looks at the state of Disney animation in light of recent events.
An Interview with Ted Thomas - Rhett Wickham (12/23/2003)
Rhett talks to producer and driector Ted Thomas.
Great Animated Performances: Zazu as Supervised by Ellen Woodbury - Rhett Wickham (10/24/2003)
In the fourth of a series of columns, Rhett profiles Ellen Woodbury and her performance as supervising animator of Zazu from The Lion King.
Review: Brother Bear: A Transformation Tale - Rhett Wickham (10/22/2003)
Rhett reviews the new book on Disney's latest animated feature Brother Bear: A Transformation Tale.
America at War - 24 Frames a Second - Rhett Wickham (10/7/2003)
Rhett Wickham reflects on VICTORY THROUGH AIR POWER, and talks with animation historian Jerry Beck about the upcoming Los Angeles screening of this seldom seen classic Disney feature
Review: The Art and Flair of Mary Blair - Rhett Wickham (9/29/2003)
Rhett reviews the new John Canemaker book The Art and Flair of Mary Blair.
Animation Presentation at Primetime Preview Weekend - Rhett Wickham (9/8/2003)
Rhett discusses an animation presentation held during Primetime Weekend at DCA for 100 school children hosting by Michael Eisner and several Disney animators.
Great Animated Performances: Meeko as Supervised by Nik Ranieri - Rhett Wickham (7/25/2003)
In the third of a series of columns, Rhett profiles Nik Ranieri and his performance as supervising animator of Meeko from Pocahontas.
Why I Do What I Do and Kvetch at the Same Time - Rhett Wickham (6/26/2003)
Rhett looks at the role of screenwriting in animation.
Book Review: The Lion King: A Giant Leap - Rhett Wickham (5/20/2003)
Rhett reviews the new book The Lion King: A Giant Leap.
Book Review: The Art of Finding Nemo - Rhett Wickham (4/30/2003)
Rhett reviews the new hardcover book The Art of Finding Nemo
Great Animated Performances: Milo Thatch as Supervised by John Pomeroy - Rhett Wickham (3/21/2003)
In the second of a series of columns, Rhett profiles John Pomeroy and his performance as supervising animator of Milo Thatch from Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
Great Animated Performances: Pleakley as Supervised by Ruben Aquino - Rhett Wickham (2/7/2003)
In the first of a series of columns, Rhett profiles Ruben Aquino and his performance as supervising animator of Pleakley from Lilo & Stitch.
'Twas the Week Before Christmas - Rhett Wickham (12/18/2002)
In poetic fashion, Rhett has seven last-minute book suggestions for the holidays.
Port of Discovery - Rhett Wickham (11/27/2002)
Rhett looks at Port of Discovery, the interactive area at Treasure Planet at the El Capitan Theater.
Killing the Goose and Chroming the Golden Egg - Rhett Wickham (10/22/2002)
Rhett gives his very passionate opinion of direct-to-video animated sequels and the like.
Lilo & Stitch: Collected Stories From the Film's Creators - Rhett Wickham (6/11/2002)
Rhett looks at the book Lilo & Stitch: Collected Stories From the Film's Creators and also discusses some of the film's background.
An Interview with John CaneMaker and a look at Walt Disney's Nine Old Men - Rhett Wickham (5/7/2002)
Rhett looks at the book Walt Disney's Nine Old Men & The Art of Animation and talks to the book's author, John Canemaker.
Inside the Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney - Rhett Wickham (4/2/2002)
In his LaughingPlace.com debut, our newest columnist, Rhett Wickham, reviews Inside the Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney.