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John Lasseter, animation guru and Chief Creative Officer at both Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, gave a special presentation of the companies’ upcoming slate in Cannes today.
The advancements in animation he showed during the session earned some roars of approval from the assembled press and industry guests.
“These two studios are filmmaker-driven studios,” Lasseter said. “Our focus is on telling great stories and we celebrate the heritage of each studio. It’s exciting to be constantly breaking new ground.”
“It’s a very special movie for us,” Lasseter said. “When you look at all the films Pixar has made this could be the most important, It makes you think about your own thoughts, emotions, memories in a different way.” The film opens in France on June 17 (under the title [link=tt »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
Pixar Cco John Lasseter made an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival this morning where he delivered a two-hour presentation about the upcoming slate of Disney/Pixar animated films following the gushingly positive reaction to the company's "Inside Out" which screened there few days ago.
Though it has been over a decade since "Finding Nemo," Lasseter confirms that the upcoming "Finding Dory" is a sequel which takes place six months later. Dory and Nemo re-team on an adventure to find Dory's parents who are played by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy.
Their encounters on this trip include a scary visit with a giant squid, a trip through a kelp forest off Northern California, and a place in the middle of the Pacific where shipping containers have fallen off boats. Other characters include octopus and a confused whale-shark named Destiny.
- Garth Franklin
John Lasseter talked about the upcoming slate of Disney/Pixar animated films during an extremely detailed two-hour presentation at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday morning.
The chief creative officer unveiled new clips and plot lines of such titles as Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” the sequel to “Finding Nemo,” and Disney’s “Moana” about a Polynesian princess. Lasseter noted how Pixar will release two movies in the same year for the very first time: “Inside Out,” which premiered at Cannes earlier this week out-of-competition, and “The Good Dinosaur,” which has a Thanksgiving release date.
He also declared that Disney Animation had bounced back, thanks to the success of the juggernaut “Frozen” and the Oscar-winning “Big Hero 6,” saying that the studio had previously suffered from low morale. “It was quite broken when they came in,” Lasseter said about the business 10 years ago. He told his staff: “What would heal them »
- Ramin Setoodeh
There is a small, but devoted and vocal contingent, who believe the 2011 Canadian hockey flick, "Goon," is a modern sports comedy classic. And while I am not one of those people, there are enough of them that it has turned the talk of a followup into a reality. Read More: Review: 'Goon' Is A Middling Sports Comedy Elevated By A Surprising Turn By Seann William Scott Jay Baruchel will get on the ice to co-write (with Jesse Chabot), make his directorial feature debut, and star in "Goon: The Last Of The Enforcers." Seann William Scott will return to reprise his role as Doug Glatt, whose skills on the ice have less to do with puck-handling and goal scoring, than with using his fists. The new film will find Glatt back in action with the Halifax Highlanders when there's a pro hockey lockout, presumably leading to more unhinged on-ice action. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: Mobile app Whipclip has signed a deal with the Pop network to provide easy video clipping and sharing for this Sunday’s Daytime Emmy Awards and five series, including Eugene Levy‘s Schitt’s Creek and Alan Thicke‘s Unusually Thicke. Whipclip is designed to make it easy, and legal, for viewers to grab bits of video from network TV shows and quickly share them on social media, email and text message. The <a title="Richard Rosenblatt Launches Whipclip Video App… »
The 2011 ice hockey comedy Goon was, by distance, one of the most violent films of that year. It was also really rather good. Starring Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel, the plan for some time had been to make a sequel to the movie. And finally, that sequel is happening.
Seann William Scott confirmed the news on Reddit, where he's just done one of its Ama whatsits. He wrote that "I did a bit of fight training for Goon. For Goon 2, I’ve been fight-training for the past month, and next month in May I start working with an Mma fighter, and then some skating (obviously, a lot of skating). We start shooting Goon 2 in mid-June, and if everybody does their jobs and we execute the amazing script »
The line-up of speakers has been announced for the Toronto Screenwriting Conference (Tsc), taking place over April 11-12.
The two-day event boasts the best creative talent, authors and speakers in writing for film, television and media.
Attendees, which consist of a large range of screen-based industry professionals, receive opportunities to learn and develop their screenwriting skills.
Speakers for the Master Classes include Schitt’s Creek co-creators Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, writer and producer of Man Of Steel, The Dark Knight and Da Vinci’s Demons David S Goyer and creators and executive producers of Being Mary Jane, Girlfriends and The Game Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.
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Fantasy adventure from Muppets creator Jim Henson, in which a Gelfig embarks on a quest to restore order to his world by retrieving the missing shard of a magical crystal.
Groundhog Day - 2.45pm, Gold
Cynical weatherman Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, gets trapped in a time loop that causes him to live the same day over and over.
10 Things I Hate About You - 7pm, Film4
Raiders of the Lost Ark - 8.10pm, BBC Three
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) travels the globe »
Here's the press release:
The Rose Family Returns With Second Season Of "Schitt's Creek"
"Schitt's Creek" Season One Finale to Air on Wednesday, May 6 at 10:00 Pm, Et/Pt
It seems werewolves and vampires can work together, after all.
Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and actor Brandon Boyce (who portrayed Dr. Vandenburg on the MTV series) are teaming with A&E to adapt Swedish vampire flick Let the Right One In, per The Hollywood Reporter.
PhotosTeen Wolf‘s Dearly Departed: Allison, Derek & More — Who’s Most Missed?
Davis and Boyce will executive-produce the drama »
“Schitt’s Creek,” the Pop network’s first scripted series, has been picked up for a second season, Pop announced Tuesday.
Created by Eugene and Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” follows a riches-to-rags family forced to live in a tiny, depressing town after they suddenly find themselves completely broke. The show stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott, alongside Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy.
The first season of “Schitt’s Creek” is airing on Pop, a joint venture between CBS Corp. and Lionsgate, on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. The season-one finale will air May 6.
- Seth Kelley
Pop is heading up “Schitt’s Creek” again. The comedy series starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Elliott, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy, has been picked up for a second season, Pop announced Tuesday. The series centers on formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (O’Hara), and their two kids — hipster son David (Daniel Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis (Murphy) — who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small, depressing town they once bought as a joke. See Photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2015 (Photos) “Wow. »
- Tony Maglio and Joe Otterson
Pop has picked up a second season of half-hour comedy series Schitt’s Creek starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, for premiere in 2016. The network said today it ordered 13 new episodes of its first scripted series, which was renewed in Canada in January. Created by father-son team Eugene and Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek also stars Chris Elliott (How I Met Your Mother), Daniel Levy (Admission) and Annie Murphy (Blue Mountain State). It centers on a formerly filthy… »
"It can be fun, but it's not a game... What you want is a partner to return the ball."
You know the lovable father from "American Pie" (1999)? Turns out, he was originally super creepy. The part of Jim's dad, played by veteran actor Eugene Levy, was mostly improvised to give him that "real, corny dad" feel. And thankfully, we still got plenty of amazing -- and awkward -- moments from the goofy patriarch.
- Moviefone Staff
The thought of snapping your fingers to the tunes of your favorite fictional bands in film seems rather unreal. After all these movie music-makers seem like the “reel” deal in terms of their celluloid artistry and sense of colorful on-screen showmanship.
However, some of the fictional bands or musical acts we know very well and consider so fondly actually morph into real-life acts. Also, there are real-life bands that share a “fictionalized existence” on screen as well (for instance one can try and divide the musical phenomenon of The Beatles as treasured pop cultural entities from the mop top maniacs they portrayed on the big screen in A Hard’s Day Night or Help. Some may argue they were the one in the same in front of and away from the rolling cameras).
Whatever your definition of what constitutes a favorable fictional band in film at the present moment just »
- Frank Ochieng
Brad Schwartz’s cable channel is out to make quite an impression in scripted comedy: “Impress Me,” a YouTube series from Rainn Wilson‘s production company SoulPancake, is coming to TV via Pop. The half-hour show, which centers on two celebrity impressionists trying to become dramatic actors, will premiere on Wednesday, Mar. 18 at 10:30 p.m., following Eugene Levy‘s “Schitt’s Creek” — which is the most-watched series in the former TV Guide Network’s limited rebrand history. Six episodes of “Impress Me” originally premiered online on SoulPancake’s YouTube channel. Pop will air those half-dozen, plus an additional seven »
- Tony Maglio
[Brightcove "4091464820001" "" "" "auto"] His eyes! His eyes! Wednesday's episode of Schitt's Creek is called "The Walk In" for a reason: Snotty son David Rose (Daniel Levy) finds his parents Moira (Catherine O'Hara) and Johnny (Eugene Levy) in flagrante delicto. Since the riches-to-rags Roses are currently in very close quarters after losing everything, David easily storms out through the adjoining door so he can express his revulsion to sister Alexis (Annie Murphy).Johnny tries to explain that middle-age lovin' is perfectly natural, but when Moira feels insulted by her son, she takes a more blunt approach: "Having sex is not just about making children »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Unfinished Business, coming to UK cinemas 6th March, staring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, and Sienna Miller, follows the story of a businessman (Vaughn) and his two employees (Franco and Wilkinson) who travel to Berlin, Germany to close the biggest business deal of their lives. However, things don’t go to plan when they bump into their competitor (Miller) who used to be Vaughn’s boss. What follows is a series of embarrassing and awkward twists that’ll keep you entertained throughout, including a brief stop in at a bondage festival and being caught in the middle of a violent city protest.
To celebrate the release of Unfinished Business we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 awkward moments in film. Check them out below:
There’s Something About Mary – Zipper Scene
Possibly the most awkward and graphic scene in cinema history, Ben Stiller gave a new meaning to »
- Phil Wheat
In the wake of the Alien 5 news, here are 10 franchise sequels that also ignored at least one previous film.
We all have moments in our lives we'd prefer to forget, and so too do filmmakers. So what do you do when a movie franchise starts to go off the rails? Simple, just forget that the lesser films in the series never happened.
News recently broke that director Neill Blomkamp's taking this approach to the Alien universe. Recent interviews with both he and returning star Sigourney Weaver have revealed that Blomkamp's forthcoming sequel will not necessarily follow the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and pick up the story from Aliens instead (although he has since given a brief update on that).
Of course, we'll have to wait and see exactly how all this pans out. But it's by no means the first time in history that a film's »
God loves a terrier. Yes, he does. It's Westminster time again! Which brings to mind the funniest (and only) mockumentary film about dog shows: Christopher Guest's 2000 masterpiece, Best in Show. "That movie got a lot of attention and notoriety," Eugene Levy tells People. "It kind of became a cultish film with a lot of people in the industry. I think the reason it was so successful was because it was such funny pairings." So how did Levy and Catherin O'Hara prep to become Gerry and Cookie Fleck, the married couple obsessed with terriers who wound up with the winning Norwich Terrier, »
- Gillian Telling, @gilliantelling
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