Posts Tagged “Tom Hanks”

A Penny Marshall First

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Penny Marshall

FACT OF THE DAY: Penny Marshall, Laverne from ‘Laverne & Shirley’ fame, was also a pioneer in the world of directing. In 1988, she became the first female director to have a film reach the $100 million mark at the box office. That film was “Big”, starring Tom Hanks.

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Toyz In the Hood

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Toy Story

FACT OF THE DAY:  Toy Story was the 1995 smash hit from Pixar films. Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, this movie led to two sequels and a third coming out in 2019. Before settling on the name Toy Story, there were other title options being considered. No doubt borrowed from the John Singleton film ‘Boyz N the Hood’, one of those options was: Toyz In the Hood.

 

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