By Leonard Maltin | Leonard Maltin May 18, 2012 at 4:42PM
Leonard Maltin is one of the most recognized and respected film critics of our time. He appears regularly on Reelz Channel and spent 30 years on the hit television show, Entertainment Tonight.
An established author, he is best known for his annual paperback reference, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. A perennial best-seller, 'The Guide' has become an indispensable tool for movie lovers and includes over 16,000 film reviews, with ratings and essential facts about each title. In 2005, he introduced a companion volume, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide, which focuses on movies made before 1965, going back to the silent era..
Leonard’s other books include The Best 151 Movies You’ve Never Seen, The Disney Films, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age, The Great Movie Comedians, The Art of the Cinematographer, Selected Short Subjects and (as co-author) The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang.
Leonard has been teaching at the
As an expert, pundit, and host, he is frequently seen on news programs and documentaries, and has enjoyed a long association with Turner Classic Movies. He also previews movies-on-demand on Comcast and appears regularly on Turner Classic Movies. For three years, he co-hosted the weekly syndicated movie review program Hot Ticket which was produced by Entertainment Tonight.
Leonard is a prolific freelance writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The London Times, Smithsonian, TV Guide, Esquire, The Village Voice and American Film. He has contributed to Oxford University Press' American National Biography, and was the film critic for Playboy magazine for six years.
Additionally, Leonard frequently lectures on film and was a member of the faculty of New York City's New School for Social Research for nine years. He served as Guest Curator at the Museum of Modern Art film department in New York on two separate occasions.
Leonard created, hosted and co-produced the popular Walt Disney Treasures