Leonard Maltin


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Leonard Maltin is one of the most recognized and respected film critics of our time. He recently completed his 30th season with the long-running television show, Entertainment Tonight (1981). Maltin was born on Friday, December 18th, 1950, in New York City and grew up in suburban Teaneck, New Jersey. He credits the huge volume of old movies shown ... See full bio »

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 2013 Leonard Maltin Recommends Pan's Labyrinth (Video documentary short) (narration writer)
 2010-2013 Maltin on Movies (TV Series) (head writer - 109 episodes)
- The Great Gatsby (2013) ... (head writer)
- Iron Man 3 Special (2013) ... (head writer)
- Pain & Gain (2013) ... (head writer)
- Favorite Films Based on Books (2013) ... (head writer)
- Trance (2013) ... (head writer)
 2012 Leonard Maltin Recommends All Quiet on the Western Front (Video documentary short) (narration writer)
 2006-2010 Secret's Out (TV Series) (head writer - 134 episodes)
- The Extra Man (2010) ... (head writer)
- Life During Wartime (2010) ... (head writer)
- Kisses (2010) ... (head writer)
- New Hidden Gems (2010) ... (head writer)
- 4th of July Special (2010) ... (head writer)
 2007 The Many Faces of Donald Duck (Video documentary short)
 2005 Drawing and Talking 'Duck' with Tony Anselmo (Video documentary short)
 2004 Pluto 101 (Video documentary short)
 2004 The Life and Times of Pluto (Video documentary short)
 2004 A Conversation with Joe Grant (Video documentary short)
 2004 A Conversation with John Hench (Video documentary short)
 2004 Marty Sklar, Walt, and EPCOT (Video documentary short) (writer)
 2004 Mickey's Cartoon Comeback (Video documentary short)
 2004 The Man Behind the Duck (Video documentary short)
 2004 The Optimistic Futurist (Video documentary short) (writer)
 2004 The Voice Behind the Mouse (Video documentary short)
 2002 'Pinto' Colvig: The Man Behind the Goof (Video documentary short)
 2002 A Conversation with Bill Farmer (Video documentary short)
 2002 Behind the Boards on Baby Weems (Video documentary short)
 2002 Frank and Ollie... and Mickey (Video documentary short) (writer)
 2002 Studio Tour (Video documentary short)
 2002 The Essential Goof (Video documentary short)
 2002 Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (TV Movie documentary) (book "The Great Movie Shorts") / (writer)
 2001 A Conversation with Fess Parker (Video documentary short)
 2001 Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Video documentary short)
 2001 Silly Symphonies Souvenirs (Video documentary short)
 2001 Songs of the Silly Symphonies (Video documentary short)
 2001 The Crockett Craze (Video documentary short)
 2001 The Magic Kingdom and the Magic of Television (Video documentary short)
 1999 Classic Comedy Shorts with Leonard Maltin (TV Series) (writer)
 1993 Cliffhangers! Adventures from the Thrill Factory (Video documentary) (written by)
 1993 The Making of 'Sands of Iwo Jima' (Video documentary short)
 1992 The Making of 'High Noon' (Video short documentary) (written by)
 1992 The Making of 'The Quiet Man' (Video documentary short)
 1990 The Lost Stooges (Documentary) (written by)
 1989 Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (Video) (written by)
 1988 The Art of Disney Animation (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (TV Movie documentary) (consultant)
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Book (ed.): "Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide" Signet Books, New York. Movie guide with ratings, director and cast listings, plot synopses and trivia. Revised issues followed in 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1984. Published annually since 1986. See more »

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Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

The best comedy is always based on truth. We may laugh at a cheap joke, but we're not gonna take it with us or remember it or talk about it the next day. It won't get any kind of memory association. The reason that so many romantic comedies fail is that they're contrivances. See more »

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Huge fan of Walter Catlett. See more »

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Sagittarius

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