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Toy Story 4 will not be a direct continuation from the previous three films, it has been revealed.
Pixar president Jim Morris has said that the upcoming fourth film from Pixar and Disney will be a romantic comedy that is separate from the original trilogy.
"It's not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3," Morris told Disney Latino. "Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy.
"It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie."
Morris also reassured fans that Pixar's sequels are only made if they are passionate about the idea, rather than "exploiting them for money".
"That's not what it's about," he said. "It's about an idea that is met with enthusiasm."
Director John Lasseter previously said that a fourth movie was not originally considered, »
Back in November Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that John Lasseter would return to helm a fourth instalment of Pixar’s super successful Toy Story series. Little to no details were divulged except for the fact that Lasseter loves “these characters so much, they are like family to us…We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before.”
And now the first plot details have started to filter out.
Speaking to Disney Latino, studio president Jim Morris had some very interesting things to say about what direction Toy Story 4 will be taking. The following has been translated from Spanish to English:
“It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus »
- Gavin Logan
Some websites appear to have mistaken Pixar producer Jim Morris’ vague, if open and helpful, comments on Toy Story 4 as constituting some kind of bombshell or huge revelation. They’re not. They’re really not. But they are still worth discussing.
Upcoming Pixar seemed to be the first to bring the story to wide attention, at least in the English-language blogosphere, quoting Disney’s own Latino News blog. Here’s how Google translate delivers what Morris said.
“It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not make much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.”
The love story angle came up before, when the film was just announced. And the idea of »
- Brendon Connelly
Work is well underway on Toy Story 4, a movie that Pixar surprisingly announced earlier this year. The movie is set to arrive in the summer of 2017, and it's going to be directed by John Lasseter who, of course, helmed the first and second Toy Story films.
Details on Toy Story 4 has thus far been in short supply, but in a chat with Disney Latino (picked up by Slashfilm), Pixar Animation Studios president Jim Morris has revealed that the new film will stand alone from the Toy Story trilogy. Appreciating that his comments have been translated from Spanish, Morris said that "I think this movie in not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story. It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3".
You may be trying to forget this is real and happening, but indeed, a release date has been set, John Lasseter is returning to direct, and "Toy Story 4" is coming soon a theater near you. For many fans, who view the original trilogy as a near perfect animated accomplishment, the news has been a bit dismaying, with many questions to be answered. At the time the news broke last year, it was reported the fourth installment would be a "love story," and now we have a couple more details about what Pixar will do to continue the story...and it seems they might be leaving the original trilogy alone. Chatting with Disney Latino, Pixar president Jim Morris shared a few kernels of intel about the brewing sequel. "I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn I do not know »
- Kevin Jagernauth
When the announcement was made that there would soon be a Toy Story 4 in production, many fans of the franchise expressed deep dismay at the perceived unnecessary gamble with the legacy of what might just be one of the most perfect trilogies ever to grace a cinema screen. Vocal dissenters argued that Toy Story 3 was an enviable ending that simply could not be bettered. Regardless, Toy Story 4 has continued its way to realization. But now, Pixar President Jim Morris has given some broad details to Disney Latino (translated by /Film).
“The third movie ended in a beautiful way and completed a trilogy. I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn, I do not know if [it] will be continued. Never begin a project with that in mind.
“It is not a continuation of the end of Toy Story 3. »
- Sarah Myles
As much as I don't think we particularly need a new installment in Disney-Pixar's Toy Story franchise -- Toy Story 3 was honestly perfect, you guys, really -- come June 16, 2017 there will be one in theaters for all to see. And from the sounds of it, the story we see in Toy Story 4 won't simply be a continuation of the previous trilogy. The obvious way to extend the series, as many assumed -- and spoiler alert in case you haven't seen Toy Story 3 -- would have been to catch up with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang some time after Andy drops them off with their new owner Bonnie when he leaves for college. However, this time around, it seems the focus of the film won't be the interactions and relationships between the toy characters and their human counterparts. Rather, Pixar president Jim Morris tells Disney »
- Jordan Benesh
Do toys fall in love? That sounds like the most important question at the heart of Toy Story 4. Pixar studio president Jim Morris recently held a conference with Disney Latino, where he revealed some new information about the latest entry in the Toy Story Franchise. And he says that it won't be a continuation of Toy Story 3 and is not part of the original trilogy which kicked off in 1995 with Toy Story.
Toy Story 3 served as a great climax for the story of Woody and Buzz and their journey as toys. It sounds like Pixar doesn't want to tread on old territory with their new animated adventure Toy Story 4. While he doesn't go into too many specifics about the storyline or which characters will be at the center of it, Jim Morris does go onto call it a 'romantic comedy'. He explains:
"The third movie ended »
Happy 39th birthday Rashida Jones!
Lucky for us, we got to celebrate by seeing Rashida Jones return to Parks and Rec on the series finale last night. While we literally can’t fathom a world without our favorite Pawnee residents, somehow we’ll have to manage.
Watch: 14 Recurring Characters We Love on 'Parks and Rec'
One way we can manage is to celebrate the cast in any way possible. That’s where Rashida comes in. We let her into our hearts as Ann Perkins, but there’s actually a lot more about the actress that makes her so incredibly cool.
So in honor of her birthday, we’ve come up with 14 reasons why she’s awesome.
1. She’s celebrating her birthday with one of the greatest movies of all time.
Thank u all for my lovely bday wishes. Feeling grateful today. Celebrating w the best movie ever. #whenharrymetsally pic.twitter.com/Ui »
Oscar nominee “Big Hero 6” is on track this weekend to become the No. 3 all-time domestic earner for Walt Disney Animation Studios, passing the $218.9 million of “Beauty and the Beast” (after “Frozen” and “The Lion King”). One factor in the film’s success is the new approach at Disney Animation, says president Andrew Millstein, “which is about elevating storytelling and putting filmmakers at the center of the process.”
It sounds like a no-brainer for a film company to focus on filmmakers. But in the past, Disney Animation was often administrative-driven, with layers of notes from executives that dictated content and bogged down the creatives.
“Big Hero 6″ provides a one-two punch for the studio after last year’s “Frozen.” “Big Hero 6″ boasts flashy work in the San Fransokyo setting and the action sequences, but the center of the film is the relationship between inflatable robot Baymax and tech prodigy Hiro. »
- Tim Gray
Do you believe in fairies?
Well, you should. The world of fairies, led by Neverland's spritely pixie Tinker Bell, has been dramatized over a half-dozen animated films from the talented folks at DisneyToon Studios. And they keep getting better and better. The latest (and best) is "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast," which sees Tink's confederate Fawn (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin from ABC's "Once Upon a Time") befriending a potentially fearsome creature called the NeverBeast. It's cute and heartwarming and really, really fun. (Yes, it might even tug on your heartstrings.)
The movie comes out on home video platforms on March 3rd, and to celebrate we have an exclusive clip from the movie, along with our chat with Goodwin, who turned out to be the biggest Disney geek around.
In the clip, Fawn explains to the other fairies (including Tinker Bell) about the NeverBeast, including the prophecy that »
- Drew Taylor
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
It could be the flop of all flops. At the time, “Waterworld” was the most expensive film ever made. Starring Kevin Costner, “Waterworld” is a science-fiction/fantasy film taking place roughly 500 years after the polar ice caps melted in the beginning of the 21st century, effectively covering the entire world with water. Dirt has become a commodity and an unknown traveler named “the Mariner” (Costner) is trying to find anywhere to trade his stash. The catch: he’s a mutant, with gills, allowing him to breathe underwater. He is joined by a woman named Helen (Jeannie Tripplehorn) and child named Enola (Tina Majorino) with an elaborate map tattooed on her back. They sail the world and encounter various groups of survivors. They are pursued by a group of evil forces, led by an eye-patched man called “the Deacon” (Dennis Hopper). The special effects are actually pretty impressive, »
- Joshua Gaul
We've chatted to Roy Conli a couple of times at Den Of Geek, and there's always plenty to dig into. His current film, Big Hero 6, has just been Oscar and BAFTA-nominated, while as it turns out, Disney did start exploring a possible Tangled 2. And he tells us why it never happened.
Here's how our chat went...
I'm the person who sits and reads end credits, and there's a message in the ones for Big Hero 6 that says 'Thanks Andy, we miss you'. We try, on the site, to talk about the stories behind such dedications, and I wonder if you'd mind talking about why this film carries such a dedication?
It's a little emotional.
We had a young man working with us, who we lost. »
Big Hero 6, 2015.
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
With Pixars’ John Lasseter and Edwin Catmull involved, you know they’ve probably done well, and in Big Hero 6, there is very little disappointment. This is the next film to surface after the “redemption quadtrilogy” of The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph (a personal favourite), and the musically unending smash hit Frozen. Since bringing these guys in, Disney have totally turned it around, with some saying that Pixar has actually taken a little hit in creativity since Catmull and Lasseter assumed control of both studios. »
- Irwan Lowe
Pioneering woman director Lois Weber socially conscious drama 'Shoes' among Library of Congress' Packard Theater movies (photo: Mary MacLaren in 'Shoes') In February 2015, National Film Registry titles will be showcased at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater – aka the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation – in Culpeper, Virginia. These range from pioneering woman director Lois Weber's socially conscious 1916 drama Shoes to Robert Zemeckis' 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future. Another Packard Theater highlight next month is Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent Western The Wild Bunch (1969), starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. Also, Howard Hawks' "anti-High Noon" Western Rio Bravo (1959), toplining John Wayne and Dean Martin. And George Cukor's costly remake of A Star Is Born (1954), featuring Academy Award nominees Judy Garland and James Mason in the old Janet Gaynor and Fredric March roles. There's more: Jeff Bridges delivers a colorful performance in »
- Andre Soares
You might not know who Gary Rydstrom is, but you've certainly heard him before. This is a man whose pioneering sound work has won him seven (!) Academy Awards and brought to life groundbreaking technological advancements like the first film presented in DTS sound ("Jurassic Park") and re-crafting sound mixes in 5.1 surround (after his breakthrough work on "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," he and James Cameron created a new multi-channel mix for the original "Terminator"). He's also directed a pair of Pixar short films ("Lifted" and "Hawaiian Vacation") and overseen the English language dubs of four Studio Ghibli movies ("Tales from Earthsea," "From Up on Poppy Hill," "Arrietty," and last year's Oscar-nominated masterpiece "The Wind Rises"). In short: he's kind of the coolest dude around.
And this weekend he adds another accomplishment to his already unfathomably long list, when his debut feature film "Strange Magic" debuts in theaters nationwide. This bizarre, George Lucas-produced animated fairy tale, »
- Drew Taylor
The brothers will be presented with their award at the 52nd Publicists Awards Luncheon on Feb. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The organization noted that The Weinstein Company’s “The Imitation Game” has received 10 Academy Award nominations this year along with a Best Song nom for “Begin Again” and Best Documentary (“Citizenfour”) through Weinstein subsidiary Radius-twc.
“The Weinsteins are the very epitome of showmanship,” said Steven Poster, president. “They have impeccable taste and are universally regarded as the industry leaders in awards campaigns..”
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: There’s no question that Walt Disney Animation Studios is on a tear. After last year’s enormous worldwide box office phenomenon and double Oscar winner Frozen, it was thought ‘How do you top this?’ But although Disney’s great awards’ hope this year, Big Hero 6 from directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, is in no way “topping” the success of Frozen, it has proven to be a major player in its own right. It has nominations from several groups including the Annies and this weekend’s upcoming PGA Awards as well as BAFTA and, of course, the Oscars as Best Animated Feature. That race has gotten a lot more interesting since the nominations revealed a big snub for presumed frontrunner The Lego Movie, which was left off the list (though it did get a Best Song nod).
Disney believes Big Hero 6 is very much in play, »
- Pete Hammond
By Anjelica Oswald
When the 87th Oscar nominations for best animated feature were announced Jan. 15 and excluded The Lego Movie, the Internet exploded with confusion and disbelief. The film, which was largely expected by many pundits to win the Oscar, was a critical (holding a 96 percent positive score on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercial hit (earning $257.7 million stateside). It also earned Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations and won the Critics’ Choice Award for best animated film. It seemingly had everything going in its favor, so what went wrong?
One sentiment is that the animation branch of the Academy, which chooses the nominations, admire hand-drawn traditional animation and want to celebrate and preserve a fading craft rather than nominate solely computer animated and digital films.
The first computer animated film was Toy Story, which was released in 1995 and was nominated for original screenplay, original song and original score. Director »
- Anjelica Oswald
“American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.
The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.
“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”
The entire nominations list:
- Dave McNary
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