producer: Richard D. Zanuck

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

July 15, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

I am very, very surprised with Tim Burton and his wonderful new film "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." There haven't been many Dove family-approved films that Tim Burton has produced, written or directed. The one that comes to mind that did receive the Dove Seal is "Big Fish." Most of Burton's [...]

Planet of the Apes

July 27, 2001
THE GOOD: . . . Producer Richard D. Zanuck greenlighted the original 1968 “Planet of the Apes” for Fox and is back to oversee Tim Burton’s direction this time around. The story is based on Pierre Boulle’s classic science fiction and is not a sequel or remake so much as another version. The [...]

Rules Of Engagement

April 7, 2000
Extremely well made and thought provoking, “Rules of Engagement” examines both military and media behavior under the stress of combat. The film also reveals how politicians control military actions and how many in places of political power are willing to sacrifice a devoted man for the sake of [...]