Canon Of Film: Toy Story

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at one of John Lasseter‘s seminal masterpiece– ‘Toy Story‘, in honor of the release of Pixar’s latest,‘Coco’. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Director: John Lasseter

Screenplay: John Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow from the story by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Jon Ranft

(In case you haven’t seen it for some reason, here’s the trailer for the film)

It’s been over 20 years since ‘Toy Story‘ was first released. In that time, the landscape of film animation has changed so dramatically that you can separate the time difference as before as after ‘Toy Story.’ At one time, every animated feature release by Disney was a must-see event because: A–they were the results of years of painstaking detail and were made
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Tom Whedon Dies: TV Writer-Producer On Sitcoms & Kids Shows Was 83

Tom Whedon, an Emmy-winning writer-producer on such popular TV shows as The Golden Girls, Benson and Alice and the father of filmmaker Joss Whedon, died Thursday. He was 83. His son Jed Whedon, co-creator and co-showrunner of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., announced the news in an Instagram post but offered no details. A New York native and the son of TV writer John Whedon, Tom Whedon got his start writing for the beloved children’s series Captain Kangaroo in 1955 and…
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Writer Tom Whedon, Father of Scribes Joss, Jed and Zack Whedon, Dies at 83

Writer Tom Whedon, Father of Scribes Joss, Jed and Zack Whedon, Dies at 83
Tom Whedon, a writer and father of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon and scribes Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon, died Wednesday. He was 83.

Whedon’s death was confirmed in an Instagram post on Thursday by Jed Whedon.

“We said goodbye to our dad yesterday. He passed away in relative peace surrounded by his wife, all five of his boys and their loved ones. He gave us the gift of his warmth and humor. We miss him terribly.

Love you dad,” Jed Whedon posted, along with a picture of his father.

Tom Whedon worked as a writer-producer on such 1970s and ’80s sitcoms as “Benson,” “Alice,” “The Golden Girls” and “It’s a Living.” He also wrote for “The Dick Cavett Show” and children’s programs including “The Electric Company” and “Captain Kangaroo.”

Tom Whedon’s father, John Whedon, was also a TV writer who worked on “The Donna Reed Show,
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Joss Whedon almost became a theatre director

With Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers (or Marvel Avengers Assemble, as it’s now known in the UK), cult favourite writer-director Joss Whedon looks set to finally establish himself as a blockbuster movie director. However, as with his stories, Whedon’s tastes are not quite so easy to pigeonhole. If all the world's a stage, then Whedon's career has encompassed many, from television to film to comic books to internet musicals.

In an interview with /Film, which has Thor spoilers, for all you silly people who haven’t watched it yet (including spoilers for the end credits scene, for all you silly people who don’t watch to the end of the credits), Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in Thor and The Avengers, said that:

“In fact, he [Joss Whedon] has talked about the choice that he had to make in college between theater and film and he almost became a theater director.
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The Avengers: New Clip For Super Bowl

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it! Here’s very brief peek at The Avengers TV spot for the Super Bowl. The 15 second teaser is just a clip of what will be aired during the big game, when the vast majorty of the American population will be gathered around their televisions engrossed in the sport, the pizza and the other scheduled prime time advertising spots.

However, although short, the clip certainly does have the ability to cause excitment around the film, ahead of its anticipated release on 27th April.

The Avengers is directed by John Whedon and stars the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson.

Source: FirstShowing
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