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Ellen DeGeneres and Dominic West, the stars of Pixar sequel Finding Dory, join director Andrew Stanton to talk about how the film aims to appeal to both children and their parents, as well as the appeal and depth of DeGeneres’s character – an upbeat blue tang fish with short-term memory loss. DeGeneres discusses why ‘just keep swimming’ is a good motto for those with or without a disability and how not over-analysing a handicap can be wise
• Finding Dory is released in the UK on 29 July
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- Andrew Pulver and Jonross Swaby
It’s hard to consider the release of a piece of entertainment, specifically a DVD and Blu-ray box set, as a culturally significant moment, but then again there are few items quite like the newest release from the team at Kino Lorber.
After a refreshingly successful Kickstarter campaign, Kino Lorber has finally released their groundbreaking collection, Pioneers Of African American Cinema, and to call it one of the year’s best home video releases is to truly understate the sociological import carried within this release.
Silent era and early-talkie cinema, as seen by many a film aficionado, is a deeply problematic world. Primarily helmed by white men, films more than occasionally featured everything from frustratingly cartoonish caricatures of African-American characters (furthering stereotypes like the “Mamie”) to white actors donning black face (of which there is also a great deal within this set as well) in what is seen today as a disturbing bit of racism. »
- Joshua Brunsting
This moderately entertaining film has so many parallels with 2003’s Finding Nemo that it seems less like a sequel and more like a clone
Dory, of course, is course the regal blue tang fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres in Pixar’s 2003 animation Finding Nemo. She has short-term memory loss, something between disability and adorable quirk. But with the ability to retrieve crucial glimpses of memory, and surrounded as she is by friendly helpful souls, Dory is basically not much different from any other wide-eyed, vulnerable, child-like Pixar character.
Now, Nemo director and co-writer Andrew Stanton has brought Dory back for a moderately entertaining, borderline-pointless sequel and star-showcase. The echoes and parallels of the first film are so obvious, it could be that semi-amnesiac Dory is Stanton’s satirical comment on the unending parade of studio franchise sequels which have to be pitched at a consumer base whose memory loss is »
- Peter Bradshaw
Simon Brew Jul 29, 2016
The co-director of Finding Dory on making the film. Plus, he recommends an awful lot of movies to watch...
From working as an animator on A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2, through to directing shorts such as Burn-e and Toy Story Of Terror, Angus MacLane has worked his way up through his career at Pixar. So much so, that he’s now making his feature co-directing debut on Finding Dory, that lands in UK cinemas today.
He spared us some time for a chat – and it’s worth staying to the end where he starts firing out film recommendations….
I first spoke to you eight or nine years ago when you were talking about Wall-e, that you were supervising animator. And you told me then of an eight-year old who asked you a question about that film at a Q&A. And I do think »
Simon Brew Published Date Friday, July 29, 2016 - 05:34
Belated sequels haven’t been having the best of times of late. Follow-ups to the likes of Dumb And Dumber, Zoolander and Anchorman have either spluttered at the box office, or failed to capture what made the original films work. Even those that have succeeded – Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World – have nailed their colours firmly to the proverbial masts of the original movies.
Finding Dory, though, arrives in the UK off the back of an enormous level of success in the Us. And whilst it’s arguably not the equal of the charming and quite wonderful Finding Nemo, there’s an awful lot to like here.
Chiefly, Dory. The focus of Finding Dory, co-written and co-directed by Andrew Stanton (who was the driving force behind Finding Nemo), is on her, voiced once again by Ellen DeGeneres. Dory is a regal blue tang fish, »
The good folks at Pixar have done it again. Extraordinarily, twelve years have passed since Finding Nemo won hearts and minds all over the world and long-awaited sequel Finding Dory is another sure-fire hit for the peerless production studio. Writer-director Andrew Stanton - who was part of the team to get the Toy Story train rolling, helmed the former film as well as 2008's magical robotic tale Wall-e - and producer Lindsey Collins sat down with CineVue's Matthew Anderson for a chat about Pixar's continued successes.
- CineVue UK
Thirteen years ago, Pixar first dipped their toes into the ocean with Finding Nemo, and it’s safe to say the charming undersea adventure holds a special place in the heart of many a generation. A sequel was something I think we all wanted, but maybe never really thought we needed. The first movie was pretty much perfect: charming, funny, and an endlessly emotional experience. We quote it endlessly, probably watch it more than that. But a sequel is what we got, with Finding Dory putting Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful blue tang front and centre, with original director Andrew Stanton returning along with pretty much all the cast. And thankfully it was worth the wait, while not exactly reaching the heights of the original. One year after the events of the first movie, Dory has settled into her life living with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence). But when she »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Finding Dory, 2016.
Featuring the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olsen, Ty Burrell, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Kate McKinnon, Sloane Murray, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Vicki Lewis, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, and Willem Dafoe.
Dory is on a desperate mission to find her family. With the help of Marlon and Nemo, they end up at a Marina that introduces our friends to new animals and clues to a past Dory never knew she had…
When Finding Dory was announced, many were sceptical. Two years prior, the dreadful Cars 2 marked a low-point for Pixar while Monsters University was due for release. Between 2010 and 2013 only the lacklustre Brave was an original. Finding Nemo was always a complete film, famous for a heart-wrenching opening and a dark »
- Simon Columb
Having attempted a memory game with Dominic West, to mark the release of Finding Dory – we returned back to basics somewhat when sitting down with the film’s director Andrew Stanton, and producer Lindsey Collins. We discussed why they decided to make this sequel, and what it is about Dory that makes for such a […]
- Stefan Pape
Simon Brew Jul 28, 2016
Finding Dory swims (had to be done) into UK cinemas this weekend, with it already breaking records at the box office in the Us, and earning no shortage of acclaim too.
I think Finding Dory is important. The parent in me was delighted to find a film where the central character had something that really mattered about them. It brought back Vanellope in Wreck-It Ralph in that here you had this character with a flaw as such, but one tackled with positivity. What kind of reactions have you seen to the character of Dory specifically, and the core »
After already conquering the Us box office, this week finally sees Pixar’s long-anticipated sequel Finding Dory arrive on UK shores, and to celebrate the release Flickering Myth’s Scott J. Davis had the chance to sit down with the film’s writer-director Andrew Stanton and producer Lindsey Collins to discuss the sequel and what the future holds for Pixar.
Thirteen years is a long time to wait for a sequel but from Stanton’s point of view, it wasn’t because there wasn’t an appetite from the audience for a sequel it was more that he and Pixar never thought there was story to tell until around the time of Finding Nemo’s 3D release in 2011 when it all changed:
“Everyone takes that tactic like we were truly waiting all that time but the truth is I was never going back – I had no intention of going back to the ocean. »
- Scott J. Davis
Finally hitting UK cinemas this Friday is the really rather awesome sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory. The film is up there in terms of quality to its predecessor, and we recently gave it an outstanding 5-star review right here on The Hollywood News.
Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite 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?
We caught up with writer and director Andrew Stanton and producer Lindsey Collins to talk about the movie when they visited London very recently. You can watch our fun interview with the pair below. Make sure you catch Finding Dory at your nearest opportunity from this weekend.
- Paul Heath
San Diego — As director Luc Besson and his wife Virginie Besson-Silla laid out in meticulous detail a vision for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” — based on the French comic series “Valerian and Laureline” — their passion for the heavy genre material was certainly palpable. But it was difficult to ignore the specter of other attempted franchise launches from respected filmmakers that crashed on the rocks of “unproven intellectual property.”
“Finding Dory” broke Andrew Stanton out of director jail after his 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation “John Carter” forced Disney to take a $200 million write-down. Warner Bros. took a hit on the titanically budgeted “Jupiter Ascending” last year from Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, after holding it over from 2014 to delay the pain. Unless it’s tied to successful preexisting brands (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), space opera just seems like a difficult sell these days. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…
The Cockamamie Fan Club
Hello, and welcome to episode 188 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.
With Spider-Man taking a month off, the Johnny Storm steps up to lead this issue of Marvel Team-Up, joining forces with the God of Thunder to investigate a Hawaiian volcano and a set of fiery bootprints, as both a forgettable Avengers storyline and a forgettable Marvel Team-Up plot get a follow-up. It’s Thor and the Human Torch against the Lava Men in »
- Gary Collinson
Pixar have recently released their 17th feature film, Finding Dory, the much-anticipated sequel to their 2003 instant classic Finding Nemo. The studio’s longevity is due to the impressively consistent quality of their movies, each of them getting you emotionally invested in the animated antics of the characters – be they toys, fish, robots, superheroes etc.
Just about every Pixar film contains at least one scene that is guaranteed to reduce the hardest audience member to a sobbing wreck; Ellie’s posthumous note to Carl in her book, the final time Andy plays with Woody, when Merida thinks her mother is stuck as a bear forever. Those are just some of the moments that didn’t quite make it onto this list.
So, without further ado, get ready to cry your eyeballs dry over inanimate pixels as we count down the top 10 Pixar movie moments that reduced us to tears. You might »
- Christian Bone
To celebrate the success of a variety of Game of Thrones merchandise, HBO is hosting a scavenger hunt for fans at Comic-Con starting on Wednesday, July 20th at 6:00pm! Also: Famous Monsters at Sdcc 2016, Tales of Poe DVD and Digital HD release details, and info on Spell on Wheels‘ first issue debut.
Game of Thrones Sdcc 2016 Scavenger Hunt Details: Press Release: “Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — HBO Global Licensing is excited to debut a wide array of new Game of Thrones products and convention exclusives at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, and to highlight some of its bestselling products released throughout the series’ run. To help celebrate, HBO is inviting fans to participate in a Comic-Con Scavenger Hunt, sending them on a quest to find some of the coolest Game of Thrones products available on the Comic-Con floor.
Starting Wednesday, July 20th, at 6 p.m. Pt when the convention floor opens for Preview Night, »
- Tamika Jones
Following the lead of other animation directors like Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton, Kung Fu Panda series filmmaker Jennifer Yuh Nelson will attempt to make the transition to live-action films. Nelson, the Oscar-nominated director of Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3, is set to make her live-action directorial debut with Darkest Minds, […]
- Peter Sciretta
Let’s face it; it’s a fairly daunting task to save the world all by yourself. Not to mention, doesn’t having a partner by your side make fighting crime and evil so much more fun? We think so.
With the upcoming release of Olympus Has Fallen sequel, London Has Fallen on digital platforms from 11th July, 2016 and onto Blu-ray & DVD from 18th July, 2016, the ultimate buddy duo President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his top security detail Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) are back to save the world from imminent danger once again. This time, however, the American duo is on foreign ground, in London. This is new territory for the pair but Asher and Banning remain astonishingly in sync.
Whether they will admit it or not, there does seem to be a special bond, dare we say bromance… that develops between the two men working toward a mutual mission. »
- The Hollywood News
Hollywood can be a greedy and fickle creature at times. 2016 has so far been an excellent example of what happens when audiences grow tired of hollow sequels and repeated tropes of the past. Originality is unfortunately becoming a rare thing in the modern age of reboots, remakes, prequels and video game adaptations. This has led to a sad realisation that genuine greatness comes few and far between in mainstream Hollywood these days. However, with Finding Dory comes the not-so-surprising news that Pixar have managed to bring us cinematic gold yet again.
Dory’s second adventure does a fantastic job of proving that the innovative animation studio still has plenty of originality left up its sleeve. Following on from last year’s painstakingly emotional masterpiece Inside Out, we are »
- Ben Read
Earlier on this afternoon, we headed on into London town to attend the UK press conference for Finding Dory, the superb sequel to 2003’s wonderful Finding Nemo. In attendance at the event in one of London’s top hotels was the film’s co-writer and director, Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus Maclane, producer Lindsey Collins, and two of the film’s stars, Dominic West, and Dory herself, Ellen Degeneres.
Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite 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?
Finding Dory opens in the UK from July 29th. Watch the London press conference in its entirety below.
The post Watch The ‘Finding Dory’ UK Press Conference In Full appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
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