Scott Tobias http://kvpr.org en 'Ralph': An 8-Bit Hero With Plenty Of Heart http://kvpr.org/post/ralph-8-bit-hero-plenty-heart After a very long engagement that began with the original <em>Toy Story</em>, Disney finally made an honest woman out of Pixar in 2006, when it paid the requisite billions to move the computer animation giant into the Magic Kingdom. But Disney's spirited 2010 hit <em>Tangled</em> made it abundantly clear that Pixar had a say in the creative marriage: The story of Rapunzel may be standard Disney princess fare, but the whip-crack pacing and fractured-fairy tale wit felt unmistakably Pixar. From now on, it would seem, Mickey Mouse and Luxo Jr. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:03:00 +0000 Scott Tobias 6266 at http://kvpr.org 'Ralph': An 8-Bit Hero With Plenty Of Heart The Elusive, Endangered 'Knuckleball' http://kvpr.org/post/elusive-endangered-knuckleball There are essentially two things that can happen with a knuckleball. It can float toward the plate without spin, jerk around like boozy relatives at a wedding hall and make the world's best hitters look like hapless <em>Looney Tunes</em> characters. Or it can float toward the plate <em>with</em> spin, lope with a steady trajectory at 65 mph and give the world's best hitters the juiciest slab of red meat this side of Sizzler. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:38:04 +0000 Scott Tobias 4284 at http://kvpr.org The Elusive, Endangered 'Knuckleball'