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Academy to Host Event Celebrating Trailblazing Women of Animation

2 August 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Beauty and the Beast” animator Patty Peraza will participate in the event

Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” are just a few of the many movies women animators helped bring to the screen. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known as the org behind the Oscars, is giving well-deserved attention to some of the women who have played — and continue to play — an instrumental role in the evolution of animation with an upcoming event, “An Invisible History: Women in Animation.”

“From the earliest pioneers of hand-rendered animated films, to the advent of digital technology, women have been at the forefront of the animation medium, yet their extraordinary contributions have largely gone unrecognized,” the Academy writes on the event page. “Join Mindy Johnson, author of the landmark volume ‘Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation,’ along with a stellar panel of trailblazing artists, as they raise the celluloid curtain on the remarkable history of women in animation.”

Set to be held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills August 7, the event will feature panelists Gretchen Albrecht (“Robin Hood”); Jane Baer (“Who Framed Roger Rabbit”); Lorna Cook, the lead character animator on “The Lion King;” Eleanor Dahlen (“Sleeping Beauty”); Jun Falkenstein (“Despicable Me”); Virginia Fleener, animator at Disney Studios during WWII; Carole Holliday (“Prince of Egypt”); Patty Peraza (“Beauty and the Beast”), the first credited female effects animator at Disney Features; and Tina Price (“Fantasia 2000”), the first female Head of Computer Animation at Walt Disney.

While the film industry in general is plagued with sexism, animation in particular is known as being a boys club. “I wanted to progress and was literally told, ‘No, you cannot, because you’re a woman and you’ll get married and you’ll go away,’” animator Joanna Romersa, who began working at Disney in 1954, has revealed. “I saw many of my male colleagues advance a lot quicker than I did, just because they could bullshit with the boys,” she said.

Head over to the Academy’s website to buy tickets for “An Invisible History: Women in Animation.”

Academy to Host Event Celebrating Trailblazing Women of Animation was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Siempre Viva! 13 Diabolical Facts to Eulogize the 25th Anniversary of Death Becomes Her

31 July 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Siempre Viva! 13 Diabolical Facts to Eulogize the 25th Anniversary of Death Becomes HerSiempre Viva! 13 Diabolical Facts to Eulogize the 25th Anniversary of Death Becomes HerKurt Anthony7/31/2017 10:20:00 AMWe would like to talk about….Madeline Ashton.

Actually, we’d like to talk about Death Becomes Her! The iconic dark comedy celebrates its 25th anniversary today and we could drop dead from excitement!

Death Becomes Her made its theatrical debut on July 31, 1992, turning heads as it reached the number one spot at the box office upon its release. Along with the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, the film has since gone on to earn over $149M worldwide, thus achieving its immortal status as a cult classic.

Under the killer direction of Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Death Becomes Her features a frighteningly talented cast (Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini), otherworldly special effects, and satire »

- Kurt Anthony

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How Lily Tomlin and Gloria Steinem Helped Fund the Lesbian Film Classic ‘Desert Hearts’

20 July 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the early ’80s, Donna Deitch was a recent film school grad with no feature credits looking make a lesbian romance — one that didn’t end with killing its heroines. Without the help of Kickstarter or industry backing, she launched an unorthodox grassroots campaign that eventually gained the support of Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin, and Stockard Channing. The result was a hit at Sundance in 1986 that went on to become a groundbreaking lesbian classic that still resonates today.

Read More‘Desert Hearts’ Trailer: Donna Deitch’s Groundbreaking Lesbian Classic Restored — Watch

Adapted by Natalie Cooper from the 1964 Jane Rule novel “Desert of the Heart,” Deitch’s 1985 film is a poignant romance set in 1959, when straitlaced Columbia professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) arrives at a ranch in Reno, Nev. to get a divorce (the only place one could at that time). She meets the rancher’s daughter, Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau), an open and self-assured lesbian, »

- Jude Dry

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Tiffany Haddish: Why The ‘Girls Trip’ Star Is This Year’s Comedy Wonder Woman

19 July 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

To watch Tiffany Haddish is to get the vicarious sense that you, too, can do anything, be anything, including yourself. It comes down to just two words: “She ready.”

Read More‘Girls Trip’ Review: Tiffany Haddish Is the Summer’s Biggest Breakout In This Raunchy Comedy

You hear Haddish say “she ready” a lot, in interviews, in her upcoming Showtime stand-up special — Haddish’s production company is even called She Ready Productions. When she says it, don’t think of it as a catchphrase. Really, it’s a mantra.

“Me and my cousins, we came up with it when we were young and trying to sneak into clubs,” she told IndieWire in a phone interview. “When we would come out of the house and you looked cute we’d be like, ‘Yeah, she ready.’ And if you looked bad, we’d be like, ‘Uh uh, she not ready, go back in the house. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Tiffany Haddish: Why The ‘Girls Trip’ Star Is This Year’s Comedy Wonder Woman

19 July 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To watch Tiffany Haddish is to get the vicarious sense that you, too, can do anything, be anything, including yourself. It comes down to just two words: “She ready.”

Read More‘Girls Trip’ Review: Tiffany Haddish Is the Summer’s Biggest Breakout In This Raunchy Comedy

You hear Haddish say “she ready” a lot, in interviews, in her upcoming Showtime stand-up special — Haddish’s production company is even called She Ready Productions. When she says it, don’t think of it as a catchphrase. Really, it’s a mantra.

“Me and my cousins, we came up with it when we were young and trying to sneak into clubs,” she told IndieWire in a phone interview. “When we would come out of the house and you looked cute we’d be like, ‘Yeah, she ready.’ And if you looked bad, we’d be like, ‘Uh uh, she not ready, go back in the house. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Today in Movie Culture: 'War for the Planet of the Apes' VFX Breakdown, a 'Roger Rabbit' Lego Set and More

14 July 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: For Vanity Fair, director Matt Reeves explains the effects of some of the scenes in War for the Planet of the Apes:   Movie Defense of the Day: Speaking of Planet of the Apes, Ryan Arey of Screen Crush makes a case for why Tim Burton's 2001 remake is great and explains that crazy ending:   Actor in the Spotlight: For IMDb, here's an episode of the character actor showcase No Small Parts focused on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes co-star Kodi Smit-McPhee:   Dream Lego Set of the Day: Check out an extensive Lego set based on Who Framed Roger Rabbit from this year's...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Coming Distractions: What the hell is even going on in this trailer for Kuso?

11 July 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

You know you’re in for something weird when the sight of Tim Heidecker, covered in boils, is the least-upsetting visual a new trailer has to offer. Such is the case for Kuso, the first film from Steven Ellison, a.k.a. rapper Flying Lotus. And while the trailer’s promo copy says it takes place in L.A., in the aftermath of a massive earthquake, in actual practice, it seems to be streaming straight out of someone’s Technicolor fever dream.

Honestly, we have no fucking clue what’s happening here; the trailer blends live-action, animation, and body horror into some sort of David Cronenberg-meets-Who Framed Roger Rabbit hybrid. Is George Clinton’s crazy-sounding doctor a good guy? Does that woman’s vagina have teeth? Can this movie congeal into something more than 90 minutes of out-there imagery and screaming? Hopefully, we’ll have a better idea when »

- William Hughes

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The Best Queer Films You Didn’t Know Were Queer, From ‘Fight Club’ To ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’

7 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hanky codes. Septum piercings. A knowing glance. Since we’ve been around (at least as far back as ancient Greece), queer people have learned to read between the lines to find kindred spirits out in the world — and onscreen. While straight cinephiles scratched their heads at the recent claim that Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook” is a queer icon, Lgbt audiences were unsurprised: We have always known how to make our own fun.

Read More: The 11 Most Exciting Queer Films of 2017 So Far

Old Hollywood movies had to dance around overtly queer stories, although that didn’t stop them from scoring big with thematically queer classics “Some Like It Hot,” “Rope” and “Rebecca.” (To say nothing of any movie musical ever made). The tides of change slowly but surely progressed throughout the ’70s and 80’s, on to the New Queer Cinema boom of the ’90s. However, even after the success of “Moonlight, »

- Jude Dry

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Newswire: Melissa McCarthy’s The Happytime Murders gets a release date

3 July 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Having been in the works for nearly a decade, puppet noir comedy The Happytime Murders finally began moving forward earlier this year after Melissa McCarthy signed on to produce the film with her husband, Ben Falcone. Now, Deadline is reporting that McCarthy will also star in the film, and it officially has a release date of August 17, 2018. The movie is being directed by Brian Henson—son of Jim Henson, so he knows some stuff about puppets—and it’s about a human detective (McCarthy) working with a puppet detective to solve a series of brutal murders. Naturally, the project has been compared to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, but with humans and puppets coexisting instead of humans and cartoons. »

- Sam Barsanti

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Is it Time for a Who Framed Roger Rabbit Sequel?

30 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

For those of us residing in the new micro-generation that’s recently been unearthed Roger Rabbit is a nod back to the good old days of our youth when cartoons didn’t need to make a lot of sense or have any well-established morals to be funny. It was the type of Looney Tunes drop-a-fridge-on-their-heads humor that made Who Framed Roger Rabbit so great. Plus the overall darker nature of the film and the fact that it served as many young men’s fantasies when discussing Jessica Rabbit is subject that the more wholesome Disney vibe isn’t into so much these days. To

Is it Time for a Who Framed Roger Rabbit Sequel? »

- Wake

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: It’s Time to Revamp the Special Achievement Oscar

26 June 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matt Reeves’ “War for the Planet of the Apes” hits theaters July 14, but the filmmakers and 20th Century Fox are clearly confident in what they have. The review embargo lifted early Monday, more than two weeks ahead of release, while those who saw the film at a handful of early screenings were encouraged to share their enthusiasm on social media immediately.

And there was plenty of enthusiasm to go around. Reeves has crafted an epic and emotional study of grief and vengeance and the folly of man. It’s a truly remarkable tentpole film amid the frenetic summer fray, but it’s also yet another victory lap for the performance capture techniques Andy Serkis has been championing and defending as they’ve slowly but surely moved from industry-threatening boogeyman to wave of the future.

Which leaves the question: Is it time for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to dust off the defunct special achievement »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Movies to Show My Son: ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’

12 June 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to another installment of Movies to Show My Son. This is the blog series were I discuss movies I can’t wait to show my son in the future. I’ll be covering my own personal experience with the movie, movie and life lessons I hope he will learn, and lastly my concerns about showing said film. This week’s film is Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

My Memory:

What surprised me about my memories of Who Framed Roger Rabbit is how I do not have many of them. As someone who was born in 1984 I was the right age for It, but for whatever reason, it was not one of those showcase films I watched as a child. Part of me thinks it was because my parents did not allow me to watch it, and after rewatching it recently I could understand why.

There are some moments that do stick out. »

- Dan Clark

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The Flash: Director Sam Raimi Passes & Actor Billy Crudup Drops Out

17 May 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Yesterday, we reported that directors Matthew Vaughn, Robert Zemeckis, and Sam Raimi were all frontrunners to helm DC Film’s upcoming film, The Flash. Ever since Rick Famuyiwa left the project last year, it seems to have had some real trouble gaining momentum. Between script rewrites and an ending stream of director rumors, this Justice League member can’t seem to get his standalone flick off the ground.

Well, it sounds like we may be approaching a decision from DC Films. According to EW, you can cross off one director: Sam Raimi. The outlet reports that both he and Marc Webb (both Spider-Man directors, interestingly enough) have passed on the director position. As of the report last night, the current frontrunner is still Robert Zemeckis, the genius behind such films as Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Sam Raimi and Marc Webb weren’t the only losses for the film. »

- Joseph Medina

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‘The Flash’ Looking to Oscar-Winner Robert Zemeckis to Direct

16 May 2017 3:12 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Robert Zemeckis, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind movies like Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, and Contact, is apparently Warner Bros.’ new choice to direct The Flash. The news arrives at a crossroads for both of them: the studio really needs to find a filmmaker for this troubled project and Zemeckis, while […]

The post ‘The Flash’ Looking to Oscar-Winner Robert Zemeckis to Direct appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Alan Silvestri Receives Icon Honor at Bmi Film, TV and Visual Awards

11 May 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran film composer Alan Silvestri received the Icon Award before a cheering crowd of composers and songwriters at the annual Film, TV and Visual-Media Awards of Broadcast Music Inc. (Bmi) Wednesday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Silvestri, the Oscar-nominated composer of “Forrest Gump,” Grammy winner for “Cast Away” and an Emmy winner for “Cosmos,” ascended the stage to the strains of “Back to the Future,” his most famous movie theme. His nearly 100 other films include “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Night at the Museum,” “The Croods” ” and “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

“I did my first film in 1972, so it’s been 45 years,” Silvestri told Variety prior to the awards ceremony. “I never thought I would do this,” he said, referring to a career scoring movies. “I’m really looking at tonight as a chance to publicly thank a small group of people who have been so instrumental in my being here. »

- Jon Burlingame

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Newswire: Melissa McCarthy slips a hand into the world of puppet murder

2 May 2017 5:12 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Deadline reports that Melissa McCarthy has signed on for The Happytime Murders, a long-gestating puppet noir comedy from The Jim Henson Company. McCarthy will produce on the project—which has been in the works for nearly a decade now, waiting for the right “vulgar puppet” boom to sweep it back into the zeitgeist—with her husband, Ben Falcone. The assumption is that McCarthy would also star in the film, although nobody’s confirming what part—human or otherwise—she might end up playing.

Happytime Murders is set in a world that’s a lot like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, except with puppets in the place of cartoons. (Think Greg The Bunny, or, better yet, don’t.) The film’s plot kicks off when the washed-up puppet cast members of an old kids’ show start dropping dead, forcing an Lapd cop and their alcoholic former puppet partner to reunite and crack »

- William Hughes

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The Flash: Robert Zemeckis Reportedly In Talks To Direct The DC Film!

27 April 2017 1:18 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The DC Extended Universe has had an interesting last 12 months or so. In that span, we’ve seen sequels and spinoffs announced left and right, we’ve seen directors come and go from The Batman, and of course, we’ve also seen Rick Famuyiwa depart from his directing duties for The Flash. This was especially disheartening, since Famuyiwa had really shown his storytelling chops in Dope, and audiences were really looking forward to seeing how it would transfer over to the likes of The Flash.

However, when one door closes, another opens. Just like Ben Affleck leaving The Batman paved the way for Matt Reeves to take the helm, Famuyiwa’s departure has left the seat open for another real talent to board the project. The man on deck to take said helm is none other than Robert Zemeckis. If you somehow do not recognize Zemeckis’ name, he’s the »

- Joseph Medina

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The 25 most iconic movie entrances

16 April 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Robert Keeling Apr 25, 2017

Saluting the movie characters who make an impression, the minute they appear on the screen...

One thing that unites all of cinema’s most iconic characters is that they were able to make a memorable first impression. Whether it’s bursting onto the scene in a flurry of noise or slowly skulking their way into shot, there’s a fine art to ensuring a character makes an instant impact on screen. An iconic entrance is not just about a momentary impact however, it can also emphasise a character’s importance and help to cement their influence over the rest of the movie. 

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There are any number of contributory factors that can be blended together in order to make an entrance truly memorable. These include the accompanying music, the choice of camera shot, the »

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

14 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list, »

- Adriana Floridia

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

14 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list, »

- Adriana Floridia

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