Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Local papers on Coco, Lasseter, and Annie

With Coco Pixar Scores Another Hit

The venerable animation studio's latest film is an improvement over its latest misfires.

Washington City Paper Nov 21, 2017

'Coco' puts a fresh face on the dependable Pixar formula

November 21 2017

Disney animation guru John Lasseter takes leave after sexual misconduct allegations [in print as Dinsey creative chief taking leave after 'misssteps'].

By Steven Zeitchik

Washington Post November 22 2017, p. A7

online at

Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

November 21 2017 at 10:55 PM

This 'Annie' doesn't shine despite Daddy Warbucks' commanding voice [in print as 'Annie' is middle-of-the-pack despite a voice in the top 1%].

Theater critic
Washington Post November 22 2017, p. C3.
online at

Annie, book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin. Directed by Jason King Jones. Scenic/projection designer, Daniel Ettinger; costumes, Seth M. Gilbert; lights, Sarah Tundermann; sound design, Roc Lee. About 2½ hours. Through Dec. 31 at the Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Tickets $42-$84. Call 301-924-3400 or visit

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