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Director Patrick Osborne Talks Feast, the Process of Pitching, Developing, and Producing a Short Film at Disney, Working with John Lasseter, and More

20 August 2014 11:05 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The upcoming animated short film Feast, which will run in theaters with Big Hero 6, opening on November 7th, is the story of one man’s life, as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed through the meals that they share.  It’s a beautiful, funny, heart-warming story about love. During a recent presentation and screening at Walt Disney Animation Studios, to showcase their latest short, director Patrick Osborne talked about how quickly Feast went from pitch to finished product, all with the guidance and support of John Lasseter.  During the interview, he discussed where this idea came from, making this as part of Disney’s shorts program, what the pitch process is like, creating the look of the food, developing a short versus a feature, what the lighting process is like, the must-have foods that he wanted to include, why he chose to »

- Christina Radish

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Pixar Animation Has Dismantled & Reimagined 'The Good Dinosaur'

20 August 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last fall, Pixar Animation had to push back the release of The Good Dinosaur from an initial release this past summer back to November 25th, 2015. The news came just a few weeks after we learned Bob Peterson had been removed from the film as director and a brain trust consisting of John Lasseter, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, replacement Brave director Mark Andrews, and Party Cloudy short director Pete Sohn were put in place to take over the project. Now we have word that Pixar has completely overhauled the film as voice star John Lithgow says the film has been drastically changed for the better. Speaking with Collider (promoting his forthcoming, fantastic indie Love is Strange), Lithgow said: “I recorded the entire role in Good Dinosaur. They have now dismantled it and completely reimagined it, and it is a fantastic new story. So I’m gonna record again on it within the next month. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' Gets a Complete Rewrite

18 August 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

2014 marks the first year since 2005 that Pixar has not released a new movie, following the studio's decision to shift their upcoming project The Good Dinosaur from a May 30, 2014 release to November 25, 2015, after they removed director Bob Peterson from the project last August.

We haven't heard anything about this delayed Pixar animated adventure since then, but now we have a new update from voice actor John Lithgow, who revealed in a new interview that the studio has completely reworked the story, and he will have to come back in to record the new dialogue next month.

"I recorded the entire role in Good Dinosaur. They have now dismantled it and completely reimagined it, and it is a fantastic new story. So I'm gonna record again on it within the next month. Don't worry. It's coming and it's gonna be better than I ever imagined."

The actor confirmed that both he and »

- MovieWeb

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'Frozen' Characters Elsa and Anna Reunite in 'Once Upon a Time' Photo

14 August 2014 9:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

ABC has released another photo from the upcoming fourth season of Once Upon a Time, which features a fresh look at Georgina Haig as Frozen's Queen Elsa and Elizabeth Lail as Anna. The series has also added Scott Michael Foster as Kristoff, Tyler Jacob Moore as Hans and John Rhys-Davies will voice the rock troll King, Pabbie. The fourth season is set to premiere Sunday, September 28th. Fans will get an advenaced look at the upcoming Frozen characters in action during ABC's The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic, a new special airing Tuesday, September 2 (8:00 -9:00 p.m., Et). Check out the photo, then read on for details.

Once Upon a Time: Season 4, Episode 1

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special »

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ABC To Air “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” Tuesday, Sept 2

13 August 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award- winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” airs Tuesday, September 2 (8:00 -9:00 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.

Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought “Frozen” to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, »

- Michelle McCue

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ABC's 'Frozen' Special Includes 'Big Hero 6' and 'Once Upon a Time' Sneak Peeks

13 August 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award-winning film Frozen, now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

Take a look at photos from The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic, which airs Tuesday, September 2 (8:00 -9:00 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network, along with five new images from Frozen.

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic: TV Pictures Gallery

Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and »

- MovieWeb

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Go behind the scenes with upcoming 'Frozen' TV special

13 August 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you're not ready to let go of "Frozen" quite yet, ABC invites you to go behind-the-scenes of the animated smash with the upcoming "The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic." The new special will offer an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of "Frozen" and feature interviews with stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa), executive producer John Lasseter, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the Oscar-winning songwriters who put "Let It Go" into everyone's brain. The press release also notes that the special will "include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of 'Frozen,'" but it seems to refer to the upcoming appearances of Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on a future episode of ABC’s "Once Upon a Time" more than the inevitable theatrical sequel.  "The Story of »

- Dave Lewis

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ABC to show how Disney made 'Frozen'

13 August 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

For insatiable Frozen fans, this is probably a must-watch: ABC is going to air a special that goes behind the scenes of the making of Disney’s Frozen.

The one-hour special includes interviews with stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, and artists, and chief creative officer John Lasseter. The production includes footage from the Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle.

The special has added timing value for Disney-owned ABC, as its fantasy drama Once Upon a Time is launching its live-action Frozen-inspired arc this fall. (The special will also include preview »

- James Hibberd

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ABC to Air ‘The Story of Frozen’ Behind-the-Scenes Special

13 August 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

ABC has announced a “Frozen” behind-the-scenes special, titled “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic,” scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Sept. 2.

According to ABC, the one-hour special will document the origins and evolution of “Frozen,” including a look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and interviews with the creative team behind the blockbuster animated film. Fans will hear from Kristen Bell (the voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (who voices Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The program will also feature insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and members of the art direction, animation and effects teams, and show viewers the Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of fictional Arendelle.

The special also promises to »

- Laura Prudom

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ABC to Air ‘The Story of Frozen’ Behind-the-Scenes Special

13 August 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has announced a “Frozen” behind-the-scenes special, titled “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic,” scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Sept. 2.

According to ABC, the one-hour special will document the origins and evolution of “Frozen,” including a look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and interviews with the creative team behind the blockbuster animated film. Fans will hear from Kristen Bell (the voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (who voices Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The program will also feature insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and members of the art direction, animation and effects teams, and show viewers the Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of fictional Arendelle.

The special also promises to »

- Laura Prudom

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DisneyToon Studios Hit By More Layoffs

11 August 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Things are getting leaner at the House of Mouse once again. This time it’s DisneyToon Studios that is handing out pink slips. About 17 of the 60 full-time employees at the primarily direct-to-video animation group have been laid off, with some occurring last week and the rest to leave during the next month. A unit of Walt Disney Animation Studios, the John Lasseter- and Ed Catmull-run DisneyToon called a meeting August 6 to make the layoffs announcement to staff. The quickly called gathering came a day after big Disney released its ahead-of-expectations Q3 results. “There is not a lot left to cut here now, the next round of cuts could be closing us down,” one DTS employee told me.

No reason was given at the brisk meeting last week for the latest cuts at DTS, but I’m told the suspicion is threefold. First, with DTS’ Tinkerbell franchise effectively discontinued earlier this year, »

- Dominic Patten

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DisneyToon Studios Hit By More Layoffs

11 August 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Things are getting leaner at the House of Mouse once again. This time it’s DisneyToon Studios that is handing out pink slips. About 17 of the 60 full-time employees at the primarily direct-to-video animation group have been laid off, with some occurring last week and the rest to leave during the next month. A unit of Walt Disney Animation Studios, the John Lasseter- and Ed Catmull-run DisneyToon called a meeting August 6 to make the layoffs announcement to staff. The quickly called gathering came a day after big Disney released its ahead-of-expectations Q3 results. “There is not a lot left to cut here now, […] »

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Oscars and Academy Museum On Track, Says President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

6 August 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Wednesday said her proudest accomplishment last year was the Oscarcast, while goals for next year include “extending our global footprint.” And, yes, she confirmed, the Academy Museum is still on track for a 2017 opening.

As she begins her second one-year term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Boone Isaacs said the success of the March 2 Oscar show was a good sign for next year’s event.

“As you know, it’s a big event,” she deadpanned. “It really is a world event, and it highlights the entire year in the motion picture business. Working with Craig and Neil (Zadan and Meron, who will produce the Feb. 22 event for the third consecutive year) was — excuse the expression — a boon for me. Once you’ve gone through it, you’re even more prepared for the next time, which is why I wanted to have them on board next year. »

- Tim Gray

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The Story of Hollywood in Just 10 Filmsc

5 August 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over at The Telegraph, Robbie Collin has chosen to take on the impossible, he's set out to create a list of films that tells the story of Hollywood "in terms of how one picture or director led to the next." It's a daunting task that creates an interesting narrative and he prefaces his ten selections saying: ...none of the individual works is "great" or "important" enough to drown out the others. I've avoided films such as Citizen Kane, Vertigo, Singin' in the Rain, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia and The Godfather, not just because we already know they're great, but because their greatness might throw the story off-balance - although I wouldn't hesitate to describe any of the films that are on this list as a masterpiece. So how does his list shape outc Have a look: One Week (1920) - dir. Buster Keaton It Happened One Night (1934) - dir. »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch Fmtv Movie Myths – What is Pixar’s ultimate Easter Egg?

5 August 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for the latest instalment of Fmtv’s Movie Myths! In this week’s episode, Oliver Davis reveals what Pixar’s Ultimate Easter Egg is. Could it be the often spied Pizza Planet delivery van from Toy Story, or the numbers and letter sequence ‘A113′ from John Lasseter’s animation school days? Find out in the video below…

Flickering Myth TV will return later this week with the latest Movie Newsgasm, and of course we’ll be back next Tuesday with another episode of Movie Myths. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to subscribe to Fmtv here.

Pixar’s next movie will be Inside Out. Read more about the film and its cast below:

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. »

- Oliver Davis

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Toy Story

1 August 2014 1:47 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Animation was never the same after this unrivalled combination of comedy, adventure and computer wizardry. Tom Hanks voices Woody, the rag cowboy whose position as the best-loved plaything in the room comes under threat with the arrival of hi-tech space hero Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). The fact that John Lasseter's creation was the first animated feature to be generated entirely in pixel form is by-the-by; what matters is that its tale of friendship and teamwork twangs every emotional chord on its mission to cartoon infinity - and beyond. »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review and Round-Up: Another Marvel Monster

29 July 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Marvel knows how to throw audiences into a new world crammed with characters, deliver an origin myth (for those who haven't read the comics) and have a bit of fun. Watching a full house at L.A.'s Arclight removing their 3D glasses and emerge from the theater intently discussing "Guardians of the Galaxy," you could see that they liked it --a lot. Marvel has delivered another monster hit--proving that Marvel producer Kevin Feige --like sister Disney label Pixar's John Lasseter-- can land on a dime just about every time.  And if I were Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy, who runs Disney's other label, I would be a tad worried about J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars" reboot, which has run through several writers, because "Guardians" cleverly builds on that DNA--set in a galaxy far far away, peopled by exotic aliens of varying shapes and sizes, focused on a romance between »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Premiere Pays ‘Loving Tribute’ to Firefighters, Says Dane Cook

16 July 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” touched down on Hollywood Boulevard outside the El Capitan Theatre on July 15 for the animated film’s premiere, with Dane Cook returning to voice high-flying Dusty, the crop duster.

“It’s a loving tribute to firefighters and the men and women who do this day in and day out,” Cook said before joining the rest of the film’s cast, which includes “Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Hal Holbrook, Fred Willard, Erik Estrada, Stacy Keach, Wes Studi and Brad Garrett to present a $25,000 grant to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Country singer Brad Paisley, who is featured in the film, presented the grant with Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios’ chief creative officer John Lasseter, who praised firefighters for being the individuals on the scene when everyone else has left.

Rescue vehicles lined the street outside the theater as guests, including Paisley »

- Marc Graser

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ABC Boss Talks About S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Slow Start, Once's Take on Frozen, Jilted Trophy Wife and More

15 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee held court at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour on Monday morning, where he fielded questions about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s sophomore mission, Once Upon a Time‘s imminent riff on Frozen, the network’s treatment of Trophy Wife and the impressive diversity on tap for the 2014-15 TV season.

Related ABC’s Fall Premiere Plan: Get Return Dates for Grey’s, Scandal, Once, Revenge and More

Addressing the topic of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s freshman run — which tread a lot of water until the big Captain America 2 crossover took shape — Lee acknowledged, »

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The 'Big Hero 6' Directors Reveal the Story Behind the Wild New Trailer (Exclusive)

15 July 2014 3:47 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Think that Iron Man is getting a little paunchy for the robotic costume? Worried about the crows-feet peeking out from behind Captain America's mask? Well, get ready for some fresh blood, as the next generation of superhero is preparing to take to the big screen this fall.

That's when Walt Disney Animation Studios, coming off of the record-breaking success of "Frozen," unleashes "Big Hero 6," a film based on a cult Marvel property (by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau). And we've got the brand new trailer, as well as an exclusive interview with filmmakers Chris Williams (who helmed "Bolt") and Don Hall (the filmmaker behind 2011's criminally underrated "Winnie the Pooh").

In the trailer, we get a glimpse of the relationship between Hiro (Ryan Potter), a teenage genius who, along with his inflatable robot Baymax (Scott Adsit from "30 Rock"), set out to create a new team of fresh-faced heroes. »

- Drew Taylor

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