A Peek at a New Fable: “La Luna” Share it with Your Family… Sure to be a Favorite!

La Luna from Pixar

La Luna from Pixar

La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances.

Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait.  A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work.

Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa?

Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

We know our audience likes to see video clips – but this is not a feature film, it’s a short. Yes, it’s a short film with a total run time of just under 7 minutes long.

Meet Enrico Casarosa, Director / Head of Story, Pixar Animation Studios

This short film was directly by Enrico Casarosa who joined Pixar Animation Studios in January 2002.  Enrico began working as a story artist on “Cars” and the Academy Award-winning feature “Ratatouille.”  Casarosa’s next project was as story artist on Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning feature film, “Up.” Most recently, Casarosa made his directing debut with the short film, “La Luna.” Currently, Casarosa is working as head of story on an upcoming Pixar film.

What do story artists do?

As a story artist, Casarosa creates visual sequences from the script.  Story artists also generate new ideas and gags, and provide feedback regarding the plot, characters and overall story of the film.  With help from story artists, the film’s director finds the story they want to tell and the best cinematographic way to tell it.

Where did Enrico learn how to do animation? What influenced his style?

Casarosa found early influences in Hayao Miyazaki’s work and grew up watching Miyazaki’s television series in Italy. Born and raised in Genoa, Casarosa moved to New York City in his twenties, to study animation at the School of Visual Arts and Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

 What did Enrico do before he came to Pixar?

Before coming to Pixar, Casarosa worked as a storyboard artist at Blue Sky Studios on “Ice Age” and “Robots.”  He also worked as a background designer and storyboard artist for a number of Disney Channel Television Series’ including “101 Dalmatians” and “PB&J Otters.”

Where does Enrico live?

Casarosa lives in San Francisco, California with his wife Marit and their little daughter Fio Giulietta.

Here’s a video with some of the highlights of what’s new at Disney – including a sneak peek at La Luna! Enjoy

La Luna

Scene from La Luna

A vampire movie that you won’t want to miss… Fright Night Starring Colin Farrell

A vampire movie that you won’t want to miss… Fright Night from Dreamworks Pictures

Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) is a high school senior who’s on top of the world—that is until Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door and Charlie discovers that he is a vampire preying on the neighborhood.

DreamWorks Pictures

Fright Night

Fright Night - Watch this Neighborly Chat Video Clip

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).

Trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice.

After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood.

Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

  • Cast:   Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette
  • Director:   Craig Gillespie          –        Producers:  Michael De Luca, Alison Rosenzweig
  • Executive Producers:  Ray Angelic, Josh Bratman, Michael Gaeta, Lloyd Ivan Miller
  • Screenplay by:  Marti Noxon  –  Story by:  Tom Holland  / Based on the film   “Fright Night” written by Tom Holland

Follow Fright Night – coming to a theatre near you on August 19th 2011


Robin Craig LIVE Mingle Media TV Network Web TV Series Episode June 7

Robin Craig LIVE Web TV Author of Today’s Widow, Blogger for @HoustonChron & 3 time Emmy Winner: Robin Craig Host. http://www.minglemediatv.com/RobinCraigLive.html Watch Emmy award winner, Robin Craig LIVE on Tuesdays 10:00 PM ET on Mingle Media ~ Join us now on for LIVE Video Chat from Today’s Widow and how to live after death. For more info on Robin – visit her website at http://www.robincraigdirect.com

Kevin Reilly, Former Eagles Player to be a Guest on Insightful Player on Mingle Media TV Network

Former Eagles Player and Current Broadcaster Kevin Reilly to Guest on

Insightful Player Television Show on MingleMediaTV.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – 7 PM EST

Watch LIVE here today:  http://www.minglemediatv.com/insightfulplayertv.html

Kevin Riley, SportscasterNashua, NH (May 16, 2011) –Former Philadelphia Eagles player Kevin Reilly, current pre-and-postgame radio host, motivational speaker and one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com this coming Tuesday, May  17 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Kevin Reilly and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Reilly, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League. The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

The short-version of Kevin Reilly’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer.

Reilly, a cancer survivor, will discuss the toll his illness had on his personal life, his battle with alcohol addiction and how he’s transformed tragedy into an inspiring, purpose-driven life.

Following is a brief excerpt of Reilly’s story:

If Academy Awards were given to remarkable people who transformed personal tragedy into an awe inspiring life, Insightful Player™ Kevin Reilly would win with no contest.

Kevin fulfilled his dream of playing in the NFL, when he was a member of the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots.  His football career came to a screeching halt after being diagnosed with cancer. From there on, Kevin’s entire life changed.  Faced with the fact that he might not make it through surgery, the NFL ceased to matter to him.  All he could think of was his wife and three young children.  He deeply regretted the time he had spent away from them.

Thankfully his life was saved, but not before radical surgery took his left arm, five ribs, and a large portion of his left shoulder.  After surviving the surgery, Kevin began to question many things: What if he couldn’t button shirts, tie his ties, or even drive a car?  What kind of husband and father could he be?

Despite his fears, Kevin proved “the experts” wrong about the limitations they set for him.

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player,ä visit http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.