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Last November, Disney made the announcement Toy Story fans had been eagerly awaiting, that Toy Story 4 is finally happening. The studio initially had set a June 16, 2017 release date for the animated sequel, but now those plans have changed, with Disney shifting the release by almost exactly one year, to June 15, 2018. As of now, there are no other movies slated for release on that date, but it will be situated directly between two highly-anticipated sequels, Warner Bros.' Godzilla 2 (June 8, 2018) and Universal's Jurassic World 2 (June 22, 2018).
John Lasseter, director of the original Toy Story and Toy Story 2, will direct Toy Story 4, which opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the Toy Story gang. The story was dreamt up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, the storytellers who have been the driving force behind all three Toy Story films. Rashida Jones and »
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the animated film that brought to life Andy.s room full of toys, and audiences' imaginations. Toy Story marks the first ever Pixar animated feature film, and the beginning of a now 20 years of iconic animated films that will forever hold the test of time. But, the initial versions of the Toy Story scripts featured many different character traits in some of our all-time favorites, particularly the good-hearted cowboy Woody. Apparently Woody was first created as the very detached, and not-very-nice toy of the bunch. In celebration of Toy Story.s anniversary John Lasseter and president of Pixar, Ed Catmull participated in a panel discussion sharing stories about the making of the first-ever fully computer animated film (via Variety). Within the panel, Lasseter discussed some of the difficulties he faced in bringing his story successfully to life. He touched upon the many changes »
At the Academy’s 20th anniversary celebration of “Toy Story” Thursday night at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Disney/Pixar’s John Lasseter said the plan was to always portray the toys as adults.
“The fundamental thing that we did was we always viewed the toys as adults,” Lasseter said. “We viewed them that when Andy leaves the room it becomes a work place. What we wanted was for Woody to be the leader, he was Andy’s favorite toy but he made sure everybody got played with and they had staff meetings.”
The night opened with a showing of the original “Toy Story” trailer straight from the archives on 35mm film and continued to tell the story of Pixar’s founding until the making of “Toy Story.” They also screened the first Pixar animated short “Luxo Jr.,” which was the first appearance of the now-famous lamp that stars »
- Jacob Bryant
Read More: Review: Why 'Inside Out' is a Return to Form for Pixar The San Francisco Film Society has announced a special presentation of the beloved Pixar classic "Toy Story" in honor of its 20th anniversary. At the event, head creatives behind the making of the film, including John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter, will speak about the early days of Pixar and the process behind developing the first fully computer-animated feature film. A screening of "Toy Story" will follow the presentation. According to the Film Society, the talk promises an "unprecedented look back at the earliest days of Pixar Animation Studios, including detailed accounts of the inspiration, technology and storytelling principles that fave birth to the groundbreaking animation powerhouse and its first feature film." You can purchase tickets for the event at the San Francisco Film Society website. Read More: Pixar President Says 'Toy Story 4' Will. »
- Aubrey Page
We've had our final episode of auditions! It's hard to believe but The X Factor has reached the end of auditions and is heading to Boot Camp tomorrow. But Saturday's final instalment from the arenas had a lot packed into it...
1. Cheryl and Rita betting on whether Megan Dallas would take on the 'Waterfalls' rap
Megan took on the rap.
2. Lucy Duffield proving that she can sing, thank you very much
Cheryl and Simon weren't sure after her first audition - but any doubts they might have had were dismissed when Lucy sang for a second time, a capella. That's how you prove yourself.
4. Everyone getting all mushy when The Shures performed
It's already time for the last instalment of auditions! The start of The X Factor has flown by but we do still have a few more acts to meet before Boot Camp kicks off.
But who are they and are they any good? We're about to find out, so join us from 8pm when the show begins as we bring you all the action...
21:27But for now, we'll say goodnight - and make sure you stick with DS for all the X Factor coverage you need!
21:27Hooray! Boot Camp is next and Olly Murs is yelling "welcome to hell" and Simon is telling off an act and someone's jumping in the pool and there are tears and Oh God We're Excited. Make sure you join us right back here tomorrow as we bring you all the action...
21:25That's it! The auditions are over now, so we're getting »
Fan theories seem to be everywhere nowadays with something for everyone, including making The Joker a good guy in The Dark Knight, linking Andy’s mom to Jessie in Toy Story 2, and tying every Pixar movie together in one crazed timeline. But are those good for movie fans or bad? We bring on the Managing Editor of Movie Mezzanine, and host of the Mousterpiece Cinema podcast, Josh Spiegel to discuss his latest article on the dangers of fan theories and why they may be bad for film writing. We also discuss the latest news out of Telluride, trailers for upcoming Oscar contenders such as The Danish Girl, and say goodbye to horror legend, Wes Craven.
Horror legend Wes Craven dies at the age of 76 Telluride Film Festival includes Beasts of No Nation and Steve Jobs Telluride pulls Aretha Franklin documentary, Amazing Grace Cate Blanchett to portray Lucille Ball »
- Zach Dennis
ABC has just announced it's cast line-up for Dancing with the Stars, and it's a celebrity hootenanny you're not going to believe. Maybe you want to be sitting down before you hear who'll be introduced when Dancing with the Stars Season 21 kicks off with a 2-night live premiere on Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15. There are truly some big surprises. And you'll wonder, 'Can they really dance at all?' It may end up being one of this fall TV season's biggest mysteries.
The celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance in just under two weeks on the ABC Television Network. This 21st season's lineup of celebrity dancers includes three platinum-certified music super stars, an Academy Award nominee, a Triple Crown winner, an American Hero, and our first ever married couple, to name a few. As announced »
The Lapd’s Major Crimes Division is about to clock some serious overtime.
RelatedLast Ship Renewed for Season 3 at TNT
TNT has ordered an additional five episodes of Major Crimes, TVLine has learned, bringing its Season 4 total to 23, the largest in the procedural’s history. (Seasons 2 and 3 each had 19 episodes, while the series’ freshman outing consisted of 10.)
This news should come as a bit of a relief to fans concerned about the show’s future. It has yet to be officially picked up for a fifth season, while TNT just renewed another drama, The Last Ship, for Season 3.
New episodes of Major Crimes return Nov. »
Box Office Sabermetrics is a weekly column that will attempt to apply the statistical analysis Sabermetrics, used in Baseball, to the box office results each weekend.
There are a few things of note going on in the top 10 this past weekend, first and foremost that Straight Outta Compton just made a ton of money. Like, nearly-twice-its-budget-just-domestically ton of money. It’s set the new domestic box office record for an R-Rated opening in August. That’s great for many reasons: a bright future for its young stars, F. Gary Gray is relevant again, and hopefully this will encourage more high-profile films about the rap and hip-hop community.
But looking down the list, something is amiss with the low receipts for The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which means that’s two straight franchise starters that have bombed for star Armie Hammer. A very disconcerting question arises: Is Armie Hammer suffering from the Taylor Kitsch syndrome? »
- Dylan Griffin
Finding Dory is one of the most anticipated sequels Pixar has ever announced. And this past Friday we got our first official look at the CG-animated adventure along with some of the new cast. Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell and the great Kaitlin Olson all arrived at D23 in Anaheim to tease their new characters. We now have the interviews from this event, along with the panel presentation.
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), who voices everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, surprised D23 Expo attendees this past Friday to celebrate Disney Pixar's upcoming film Finding Dory. Joining DeGeneres on stage were Ed O'Neill (Modern Family), who lends his voice to Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell (Modern Family), the voice of Bailey, a misguided beluga whale; and Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who voices Destiny, a kind-hearted whale shark. Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-e), co-director Angus MacLane »
During the big Star Wars movie news on Saturday at the D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., Disney also announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world.
Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.
Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in the two parks include creating Disney’s largest single themed land expansions ever at 14 acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.
“I am thrilled to »
- Michelle McCue
'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' box office: Bigger domestic flop than expected? Before I address the box office debacle of Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I'd like remark upon the fact that 2015 has been a notable year at the North American box office. That's when the dinosaurs of Jurassic World smashed Hulk and his fellow Halloween-costumed Marvel superheroes of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And smashed them good: $636.73 million vs. $457.52 million. (See also: 'Jurassic World' beating 'The Avengers' worldwide and domestically?) At least in part for sentimental (or just downright morbid) reasons – Paul Walker's death in a car accident in late 2013 – Furious 7 has become by far the highest-grossing The Fast and the Furious movie in the U.S. and Canada: $351.03 million. (Shades of Heath Ledger's unexpected death »
- Zac Gille
We’ve known for a while that Toy Story 4 is on the way, and that John Lasseter is back directing alongside Inside Out’s Josh Cooley. Even the fact that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are scripting the film – Pixar’s first stab at a Toy Story romantic comedy – has gotten out. Lasseter took the stage at D23 to fill in a few more details.Mentioning that some of the main original Toy Story team (Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich) had sworn not to make a new film unless a really good story struck them, one that was worthy to follow the trilogy. The very idea popped into their heads during a meeting for a different film. So Lasseter and Stanton started working out the concept (without telling anyone else at the studio, or Disney), with Stanton writing a treatment."I'm going to bring out the director, »
Disney’s Bob Iger announced that the company will introduce two “Star Wars”-themed lands in Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., during Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday afternoon.
“We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single-themed land expansion ever,” Iger said. “These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new ‘Star Wars’ planet.
Iger said the new areas will be “occupied by many inhabitants; humanoids, aliens and droids … the attractions, the entertainment, everything we create will be part of our storytelling. Nothing will be out of character or stray from the mythology.”
At both parks, there will be a cantina where fans can “run into all the droids and roaming beasts ‘Star Wars’ is known for,” including characters from the existing “Star Wars” saga and upcoming installment “The Force Awakens. »
- Laura Prudom and Marianne Zumberge
Disney's big D23 Expo is underway and last night the House of Mouse started things off with a look at the upcoming films on their animation slate. This included new looks and information on Finding Dory, Toy Story 4, Moana, and a few more. Come inside to check it all out in one spot.
We already reported on one of the new animated films that was announced last night, Gigantic, but there was so much more Disney had in store for attendees at D23. While the majority of information came from previously annnounced films, there was another new animation project revealed in the form of Coco:
“Coco” – Director Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) and producer Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”) revealed the title of their upcoming film today at D23 Expo 2015. Disney·Pixar’s “Coco” is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
With both Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and Angus McClane (Toy Story of Terror) at the helm, Pixar will again be venturing under the sea next year for Finding Dory, which sees Helen DeGeneres return as everyone’s favourite, forgetful Pacific Regal Blue Tang as she sets out on a journey to find out where she came from. The D23 expo currently taking place in Anaheim has our first image from Pixar’s upcoming sequel, giving us a look at Dory and new character Hank, a cantankerous octopus voiced by Modern Family and Married with Children’s Ed O’Neil. Perfect casting, really. Joining DeGeneres and O’Neil on voice duties are Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy as Dory’s parents Jenny and Charlie, and Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, a whale shark who thinks she’s a whale. On top of the new characters, Marlin and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Pixar has released a number of incredibly successful movies over the years, but few rival the power of Andrew Stanton's Finding Nemo. Released back in 2003, the movie made nearly $900 million before it finished its time in theaters worldwide, and currently ranks as the second biggest hit that the studio has released (behind Toy Story 3. It was inevitable that they would eventually be getting around to a sequel, and now they finally are with 2016.s Finding Dory. This is old news, but what.s new is that today I got to see a selection of scenes from the upcoming blockbuster. Today was the big animation presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, and it was during the Pixar portion of the event that the first ever look at Finding Dory was delivered. Presented on stage by director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus MacLane, and producer Lindsey Collins the segments »
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), the voice of everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, took a dip with D23 Expo attendees this afternoon, celebrating Disney Pixar's upcoming film Finding Dory. Joining DeGeneres on stage this afternoon were Ed O'Neill (Modern Family), who lends his voice to Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell (Modern Family), the voice of Bailey, a misguided beluga whale; and Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who voices Destiny, a kind-hearted whale shark. Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-e), co-director Angus MacLane and producer Lindsey Collins (co-producer Wall-e) offered new details of the all-new story, while debuting a photo that offers our first look at Hank.
Finding Dory reunites Dory with friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Also featuring the voices of Albert Brooks, »
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 Expo 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish.
The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. “We really have an unbelievable range of movies in production at our studios right now,” said Lasseter. “The stories are dynamic, fresh and so much fun; the characters new and old are so appealing. I’m excited to share some of our long-held »
- Michelle McCue
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