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Leonard Maltin

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Born: December 18, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story, The (2009)
Explores Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman, the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009)
About the rich history of American film criticism, while providing an insider's view of the critics' profession.
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)
This documentary focuses on 1939, considered to be Hollywood''''s greatest year, with film clips and insight into what made the year so special.
Searchers 2.0 (2007)
Two actors go on a road trip from Los Angeles to Monument Valley, Arizona, in search for revenge.
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)
The last great American showman, producer-director William Castle used outrageous hype to sell his low-budget horror films.
Pixar Story, The (2007)
Traces the story of the meteoric rise of Pixar Animation Studios as the pioneer and leader in the computer animation industry.
Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (2000) as Interviewee
A documentary that explores the life of Mary Pickford who by age seventeen, had become the first actress to achieve international superstardom. By the time she was thirty, she was the first and only woman ever to own a major movie studio, the only woman to be the highest-paid actor in Hollywood and
Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story, The (1999)
A look at the life of animation innovator Ub Iwerks, creator of the Mickey Mouse character. Iwerks' contribution to the history of animation and film is examined through interviews with fellow animators Chuck Jones and film historian Leonard Maltin. Born to a poor family in Kansas City, Iwerks met c
Keepers of the Frame (1999)
Artists and technicians uncover the urgent need for film preservation as they move us through 100 years of cinematic history and tell an impassioned story of those who have struggled to save our film heritage.
Forgotten Silver (1996)
Serving as a satire on the recent spate of historical documentaries made to celebrate the centenary of cinema, this mock documentary deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema -- New Zealand filmmaker Colin MacKenzie and his 3-hour silent epic "Salome."
Magical World of Chuck Jones, The (1992)
Homage to animator Chuck Jones.
The Lost Stooges (1990)
Rarely seen footage examines the early career of The Three Stooges, including their color shorts at MGM.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Chaos results when a developer levels the building which housed a purveyor of Gremlins.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (1998)
This American Film Institute special covers the full spectrum of American movie making from westerns to musicals focussing on the top 100 films chosen by the AFI including Psycho, On the Waterfront, E.T. - The extra-terrestrial, West Side Story, Citizen Kane, 2001, and many others.

Cast (special)

Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics, The (2008)
A TCM original documentary exploring the history of Disney live-action films through interviews with the stars who helped make them memorable.
Welcome to Sherwood: The Story of the Adventures of Robin Hood (2003)
Includes rare behind-the-scenes home movie footage, outtakes, studios and interviews with film historians Leonard Maltin, Robert Osborne, Bob Thomas and Ruby Behlmer, legendary WB art director Gene Allen and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conductor John Mauceri.
Hopalong Cassidy: Public Hero #1 (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary that explores the life of actor William Boyd, best known as Hopalong Cassidy, the cowboy/hero of 66 movies made between 1935 and 1948.
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001)
Documentary profile of Walt Disney to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth in 2001. The program reveals the story of many Disney innovations, including the first Disney cartoon with sound ("Steamboat Willie"), the first cartoon in color ("Flowers and Trees"), and the story behind the mammo
Omen Legacy, The (2001)
A behind-the-scenes look at the horror film series featuring a little boy named Damien, who is the Antichrist. The program looks at the 1976 theatrical film "The Omen," its two sequels, a television movie, novels and a television series.
Jimmy Durante: The Great Schnozzola (2001)
Clips of the entertainer Jimmy Durante from the 1950s and interviews with his wife Marjorie Little, his daughter and film critic Leonard Maltin.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001)
Special that reveals America's 100 most heart-pounding films, as chosen by leaders of the entertainment community.
Howard Hughes: His Women and His Movies (2000)
Archival footage traces the legendary tycoon''''s attempts to conquer Hollywood and its most beautiful women.
Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of the Chinese Theatre Footprints (2000)
Documentary about the Chinese Theatre in downtown Hollywood and its composite sidewalk blocks of star handprints and footprints, orchestrated by showman/owner Sid Grauman.
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens -- A Life in Animation (2000)
Documentary about Chuck Jones, the creator of animated characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner and other "Toons."
20th Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (2000)
Documentary chronicling the greatest film hits from 20th Century Fox from the 1960s to the present. Includes interviews with actors and filmmakers.
Without Lying Down (2000)
A look at the women who helped build Hollywood by taking on such traditionally male jobs as directing, producing and writing.
American Presidency: Real to Reel, The (1999)
Documentary that explores the evolution of the characterization of the president in Hollywood films.
Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act (1999)
Profile of actor Don Ameche.
Fatty Arbuckle: Betrayed By Hollywood (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, a comedy pioneer in the golden age of silent films whose reputation was ruined after a scandalous murder trial.
Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files, The (1997)
Behind-the-scenes look at more than three decades of the James Bond feature film series.
Disney's Most Unlikely Heroes (1996)
Tribute to animated heroes, with celebrities reflecting on their favorite Disney characters, as well a preview of footage from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Disney's latest full-length animated feature film.
Great Moments of Discovery (1995)
Special celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Discovery Channel. Includes highlights from Discovery's ten years of programming.
Night of Movie Magic, A (1995)
Behind-the-scenes examination of the conception, creation and execution of Academy Award-nominated visual effects.
Cliffhangers! Adventures From the Thrill Factory (1993) as Narration
A documentary about the old film serial "cliffhangers" of the 1930s and '40s.
Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr, The (1993)
A special chronicling the life and career of the late Raymond Burr. Also included are clips and interviews with some fo Burr's co-stars.
Cartoon Madness: The Fantastic Max Fleischer Cartoons (1992) as Narration
Documentary examining the career of 1920s and '30s cartoonist Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and Koko the Clown.
Cartoon Madness: The Fantastic Max Fleischer Cartoons (1992) as Host
Documentary examining the career of 1920s and '30s cartoonist Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and Koko the Clown.
Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time (1991)
A special chronicling Frank Sinatra's career. The program highlights performances from his films, television specials and concerts.
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz: 50 Years Of Magic (1990)
The story of how MGM created one of the most beloved family films of all time.
W.C. Fields Straight Up (1986)
The film traces the life and career of great comedian W.C. Fields. Film clips, newsreel footage, home movies, and interviews are included.
Stooge Snapshots (1984)
A profile of the slapstick comedy team, the Three Stooges. Featured is rare footage of the group, including early television and commercial work, and some classic routines.

Writer (special)

Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002)
A TCM original documentary that explores the world of short subjects through film clips and interviews.
Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002)
A TCM original documentary that explores the world of short subjects through film clips and interviews.
Cartoon Madness: The Fantastic Max Fleischer Cartoons (1992) as Writer
Documentary examining the career of 1920s and '30s cartoonist Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and Koko the Clown.

Producer (special)

Cartoon Madness: The Fantastic Max Fleischer Cartoons (1992) as Producer
Documentary examining the career of 1920s and '30s cartoonist Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and Koko the Clown.

Misc. Crew (special)

John Ritter Remembered (2003)
A look back on the life of comedic actor John Ritter through archival performance and interview footage.

Cast (special)

Writer (special)

Fantasia: The Creation of a Disney Classic (1990)
A documentary commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the original release of the animated Disney film, "Fantasia." Examines techniques used to make the original and the efforts used to restore the film for its theatrical re-release.

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