Arts and Entertainment

The success of the film's soundtrack has been key

Screen Talk: A stormy voyage

For big-budget, effects-driven properties, the studios are being increasingly cautious and, whisper it softly, sensible when it comes to committing millions of dollars to a film production.

What happened to movie music?

Everyone knows the theme to Jaws, but its modern equal is tough to find. Ben Walsh mourns the loss of memorable movie music

Horrible Bosses, Seth Gordon, 98 mins (15)<br/>Cars 2, John Lasseter, 112 mins (U)

Hurrah for the movies, where bad employers get their comeuppance

Cars 2 (U)

Voices: Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Larry The Cable Guy

Real-life toy story: the 54-year-old boy behind Pixar

John Lasseter is the man whose animations changed the face of film. As his latest work premieres, he talks to Guy Adams

Emily Mortimer - A Sloane from the Chilterns who loves life in the fast lane

Emily Mortimer thinks her role as the voice of a sexy sports car is the most glamorous she's had. Gill Pringle catches up with her

Natalie Haynes: Labour leader, please repeat: 'I must stop repeating myself...'

In the world of robotics and computer animation, there is a place called the Uncanny Valley.

Look who's talking in the movies' greatest cartoons

Voice casting can make or break an animated movie. From rabbits with a lot of rabbit to jovial genies and buck-toothed trucks, Leigh Singer selects the best and the worst

Video exclusive: Behind the scenes with producers of Cars 2 The Video Game

Video features producers of the new Cars 2 video game give an insight into its making.

Global warming threatens fish that inspired 'Finding Nemo'

Finding Nemo could soon become easier for a hungry barracuda because the rising acidity of the oceans is likely to cause baby clownfish to go deaf to the sounds made by potential predators, a study has found.

RIO (3D)

Voices: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure (U)

Voices of: Dominic Cooper, Gemma Arterton

Megamind (PG)

Voices of: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey

DVD: Toy Story 3, For retail &amp; rental (Walt Disney)

Are the Toy Story films the finest trilogy in cinema history? I'd argue that Pixar's signature cartoons haven't been matched for consistency of quality, or for the way that each episode functions both as a satisfying work in its own right and as a segment of a larger whole.

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