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Check Out The Spectacular New Posters For Finding Dory

10 February 2016 10:34 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Four gorgeous posters are here for Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory.

The film, featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton, swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her 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?

The movie is directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “Wall•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “Wall•E”).

Finding Nemo won the 2003 Academy Award for best animated feature; the film was nominated for three additional Oscars (original screenplay, original score, sound editing). It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best motion picture–comedy or musical.

In 2008, the American Film Institute named Finding Nemo among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made. »

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Finding Dory: new posters land

9 February 2016 10:33 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory edges closer - and here's a bunch of new posters for the movie...

The summer, Disney/Pixar brings to the screen the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, which goes by the name of Finding Dory.

Andrew Stanton returns to animation (following John Carter) to direct the new movie, which focuses on Ellen DeGeneres' Dory as she tries to find out about her own past and family. Naturally, Nemo and his dad, Marlin (Albert Brooks) are on hand to help.

Also in the voice cast this time are Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Ed O'Neill, Willem Dafoe, Kaitlin Olsen and Ty Burrell. And the studio released a quartet of new posters for the movie overnight.

Note that this have the American release date on them - we get the film in the UK on July 29th, so we've got »

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Pixar’s Forgetful Fish Is Lost In The Deep Blue In New Posters For Finding Dory

9 February 2016 1:22 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite the fact Andrew Stanton’s long-awaited animated sequel is arriving a full 13 years after its beloved predecessor, only six months have lapsed for aquatic life under the sea, and today’s series of posters for Finding Dory prove that Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful explorer is still as playful as ever.

Keeping up her habit of swimming (and swimming and swimming), the images are as much a showcase of Pixar’s vibrant rendition of the deep blue as they are a game of hide-and-seek.

Returning along DeGeneres for the adventure are Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolence – replacing Alexander Gould from the 2003 original – and it’s only when Dory catches sight of manta rays migrating home while attending a school trip with Nemo that she sparks a burning desire to find her wayward parents. It’s a desire she didn’t realise she had in the first place, of course, and Finding Dory »

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Monsters, Inc. Screenwriter Daniel Gerson Dies At 49

8 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s always sad when we lose a great talent in the movie industry. While Daniel Gerson was not exactly a household name, he was, nonetheless, part of creating some of the most memorable animated films of recent years. As a writer, Gerson had screenplay credits for several of Disney and Pixar.s biggest hits including Monsters, Inc. and its sequel, as well as Big Hero 6. Unfortunately, we will be missing his talents going forward as Daniel Gerson passed away February 6 following a battle with brain cancer. He was only 49 years old. Gerson leaves behind a wife of 20 years, Beau Stacom, as well as two children, Claire and Asher. According to the New York Times obituary, the writer died peacefully in his home in Los Angeles. Beginning in 2001, Dan Gerson began working with Disney/Pixar by co-writing the screenplay for Monsters, Inc. along with Pixar heavyweight Andrew Stanton. In »

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Michael Sheen Reportedly Cast In Pixar Sequel Finding Dory

29 January 2016 12:25 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Upon appearing on Doug Benson’s comedy podcast Doug Loves Movies, Michael Sheen may have let the catfish out of the bag by revealing that he’ll feature in Pixar’s upcoming sequel, Finding Dory.

Due to hit theatres in July, the Welsh thesp didn’t disclose which character – or should we say aquatic animal – he’ll be voicing in Andrew Stanton’s follow-up, with his simple quote from the podcast being: “Finding Nemo 2 should be coming out at some point… which I’m in.”

No word yet from Disney and/or Pixar to confirm Sheen’s place among the cast, though now that his involvement is all but out in the open, an official announcement should be imminent. Mind you, given that he referred to Stanton’s sequel as Finding Nemo 2, don’t hold your breath for it being a major part.

Either way, that’ll have »

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The 100 Best Films of the 21st Century (So Far) - Part 4: #25-1

26 January 2016 11:17 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our countdown of the top 100 films of the 21st Century (so far) concludes here with the top 25.

Click here for Part 1! (#100-76)

Click here for Part 2! (#75-51)

Click here for Part 3! (#50-26)

The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn »

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International Teaser Trailer hits for Pixar's Finding Dory

26 January 2016 10:47 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

An international (UK) teaser trailer is now online for Disney•Pixar‘s long-awaited sequel "Finding Dory."

"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. Featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, as Dory, Albert Brooks as Marlin, Diane Keaton as Dory's mom Jenny, Eugene Levy as Dory's dad Charlie and Ty Burrell as Bailey.

The film is directed by Andrew Stanton, and Angus MacLane from a screenplay Stanton co-wrote with Victoria Strouse.

Check out the UK teaser trailer trailer below. 

"Finding Dory" opens in theaters June 17, 2016.

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New Teaser For Finding Dory Takes You Beyond The Sea

26 January 2016 7:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful explorer is back in today’s all-too-brief teaser for Finding Dory, which offers a new spin on the sequel’s title.

In what is essentially a motion poster, the clip features a confused Dory swimming around a 3D rendition of the sequel’s title, and if there was ever any doubt that Andrew Stanton’s long-awaited follow-up would dial back the clumsiness of DeGeneres’ titular fish, today’s teaser ought to put those fears to bed.

Picking up a full six months after the 2003 original, Finding Dory introduces us to a time and place when Dory has settled into life living with Albert Brooks’ clownfish and their aquatic neighbors. But after agreeing to partake in a class trip with Nemo, one which has her lay eyes on manta rays migrating home, our protagonist discovers a burning desire to locate her wayward parents, and ultimately jog that unreliable memory of hers. »

- Michael Briers

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Disney/Pixar's The Good Dinosaur coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD February 23

22 January 2016 12:46 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Good Dinosaur rules the earth on February 23!

Disney/Pixar's smash hit The Good Dinosaur is coming home on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on February 23, with extensive bonus features, including the Academy Award© nominated theatrical short “Sanjay’s Super Team,” Making-of Featurettes, and deleted scenes.

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

The cast includes Raymond Ochoa as Arlo, Jeffrey Wright as Arlo’s wise Poppa, Frances McDormand as Arlo’s strong Momma, Marcus Scribner as Arlo’s brother Buck, Jack Bright as Spot, »

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Oscar Trivia: First Time Lucky

14 January 2016 7:45 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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If you missed the Oscar nominations  this morning you can check out the full list at our Official Nomination Index Page. The individual Oscar charts will take some time to update but should go up throughout the day. But while we're all gathered let's have so fun checking off some trivia and stats. This post is dedicated to the first timers in Oscar's club.

Feel free to contribute "firsts" in the comments!

First Time Lucky

Mad Max Fury Road is the first live action sequel ever nominated for Best Picture whose original wasn't nominated. In fact the entire Mad Max franchise had received zero nominations up until this morning. Mad Max is only the second sequel ever nominated for Best Picture whose original wasn't up for the same prize. The only other example is Toy Story 3 (the first »


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10 Big 2016 Movies That Were Meant To Come Out Last Year

12 January 2016 12:41 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Ever wondered why movie trailers, even for films that are mere months away, often end saying “Coming Soon” or giving an arbitrary release month? The trailer editor’s just put an awful lot of effort into making you want to check out the film in question by revealing its big secrets and misselling what it really is, the least they could do is tell you when you’ll finally get to see it.

Well, that’s because, for all the tooting of the horn from Marvel and DC as they reveal slates stretching into the next decade, release dates are always subject to change, with movies shifting from one weekend to another even after the cameras have stopped rolling.

And sometimes it’s even more serious than that – thanks to production issues, fear of immense competition or a studio being unsure of what to do with a project, »

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BAFTAs 2016: full list of nominations

7 January 2016 11:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Full list of BAFTA nominations; watch the announcement here…BAFTAs 2016:Bridge Of Spies, Carol lead with nine nominations

Suffragette, Spectre, Joy among shutoutsNominees’ reactions

Fox tops distributor nominationsScreen Stars of Tomorrow nominated

Comment: shining a spotlight on British Film

In-depth: Best Film nominees

Galleries: Best Film; Actors

BAFTA chair Anne Morrison was joined by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Concussion) to announce the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards in London this morning

The awards will take place on Feb 14 and will be held for the tenth year at London’s Royal Opera House.

2015 Nominations

(presented in 2016)Best FilmThe Big Short Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad PittBridge Of Spies Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven SpielbergCarol Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen WoolleyThe Revenant Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith RedmonSpotlight Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael SugarOutstanding British Film45 Years Andrew Haigh, Tristan GoligherAmy »

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Disney 2016 Slate Of Films Includes Doctor Strange, Queen Of Katwe, The Light Between Oceans (Photos)

7 January 2016 3:55 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has unveiled synopses, images and information for their 2016 releases.

First up is the highly anticipated Doctor Strange.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Stuhlbarg with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Marvel’s Doctor Strange is directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Kevin Feige. The film opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.

Chris Pine stars as Captain Bernie Webber in Disney’s The Finest Hours, the heroic action-thriller presented in Digital 3D (Tm) and IMAX (c) 3D based on the extraordinary true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. (Trailer)

On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard »

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