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Louis C.K.'s upcoming animated project, which sounds like the Toy Story of dogs, has settled on a no-nonsense name. The A.V. Club reports that The Secret Life of Pets will explore the mischief household animals get into when their owners leave. The film is set for a July 8, 2016, release. Joining C.K., reportedly, are Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Hannibal Buress, Lake Bell, Bobby Moynihan, Jenny Slate, and Albert Brooks, among others. Chris Renaud will direct, and hopefully — given the fact Hart plays a stupidly cute bunny — cobble together a real gem. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Marketing has been a key selling point of Stx Entertainment.
The newly launched studio plans to break through the clutter and shoulder out more established players by selling its pictures in a more innovative fashion. To that end, it has announced a lineup of marketing executives. The quartet includes marketing and strategic communications veteran Terry Curtin, creative advertising and branding executive Keri Moore, media and marketing executive Amy Elkins, and global digital marketing executive Andrew Runyon. They will report to theatrical marketing president Jack Pan.
Marketing is clearly key for Stx founder Robert Simonds. He has tapped Oren Aviv, a former marketing exec at Disney and Fox, as president and chief content officer, as well as Adam Fogelson, the former Universal Pictures chief who rose through the marketing ranks, to oversee the film slate.
Stx Entertainment is focused on mid-budget movies, the kind of pictures that major studios have opted »
- Brent Lang
Top brass at the new studio launched by Robert Simonds and Tpg Capital have shed more light on the marketing executive suite in the run-up to the July 31 launch of maiden title The Gift.
The team includes veteran marketing and strategic communications expert Terry Curtin, creative advertising and branding leader Keri Moore, media and marketing innovation executive Amy Elkins and global digital marketing ace Andrew Runyon.
Under the direction of Pan, the marketing team has been set up to craft nimble cross-platform campaigns that specialise in consumer behavior, strategic thinking and new technology.
Curtin most recently served as president of theatrical marketing for Relativity Media and has held key marketing and communications positions at Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Revolution Studios and MGM/UA. Her campaign »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Brad Bird has been busy crafting the Disney sci-fi mystery adventure Tomorrowland over the past few years, and hasn't really had time to concentrate on returning to one of his most beloved movies The Incredibles. Though, its a question that has plagued him since the original movie's 2004 release: When will we see The Incredibles 2? Well, it sounds like the wait has gotten just a little bit shorter, even if the animated sequel is years away. Brad Bird has confirmed that he has officially started writing the screenplay. Speaking with NPR, the director gave this brief update:
"I'm just starting to write it, so we'll see what happens."
Pixar announced that The Incredibles 2 is in development last year, and like any superhero franchise, the series seems tailor-made for more stories. And it helps that these characters don't age in animation, which isn't to say this family won't grow and learn from their past mistakes. »
With Hollywood looking for franchises wherever it can find them, it seems mighty odd that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a highly successful novel with a film adaptation that had Rooney Mara, David Fincher, and James Friggin’ Bond attached, is not already swimming in sequels. The American version of Stieg Larsson’s novel wasn’t exactly a blockbuster, but it made $233 million worldwide on a $90 million budget. It seems like a no-brainer.
Now there’s talk from THR that a sequel could arrive soon enough, but Sony is debating the possibility of turning Larsson’s last two books, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, into a single film. They may even lump in a new novel starring hacker Lisbeth Salander by David Lagercrantz called The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Larsson passed away in 2004, before the books were even »
- Brian Welk
Brad Bird has one of the more anticipated films of the summer movie season in Tomorrowland and he's coming fresh off the success of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, but it appears he may be ready to return to his animated roots. Speaking with NPR (via The Playlist), he tells this site, "I'm just staring to write The Incredibles 2, so we'll see what happens." As Pixar has continued to release sequels to their features including the Toy Story trilogy and Monsters University, the fact they haven't made a sequel to 2004's The Incredibles, which Bird wrote and directed, has always confused fans. After all, it's a superhero movie and superhero movies are not made to simply be one film. Bird's first animated feature was The Iron Giant back in 1999 and his last one was 2007's Ratatouille so should Incredibles 2 come to fruition it would most likely come at least »
- Brad Brevet
Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year
Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.
2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.
Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.
Warcraft - »
Michelle Darnell attempts to re-brand herself following her release from jail, but many of the people she crossed over the years are unwilling to help make her comeback a success.
Schaal is the latest comedy star to join the cast of Michelle Darnell, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that she will play a scout leader.
Schaal also voices Trixie the dinosaur in Disney's Toy Story franchise.
Last week, I joined a group of journalists at Pixar in Emeryville, where we were shown the first hour of "Inside Out," this summer's new Pixar film. You can get a look at some of what we did in this gallery, and you can see some concept art for the film embedded below. The last interview of my day was with Jonas Rivera, who produced “Inside Out.” Rivera started at Pixar as an intern, making him pretty much the walking incarnation of a success story at the studio. We’d spoken earlier in the day as part of a round-table along with director Pete Docter, but this was my chance to speak to Rivera one-on-one. Drew McWeeny: I said this when you were in the room earlier: I feel like each Pixar director at this point has a signature and has something that they bring to the table that makes their films different. »
- Drew McWeeny
RenderMan, the software created by Pixar for use in their animated films, has been made available to download for free.
The 3D rendering computer programme is now free for non-commercial use on Mac, Windows and Linux.
RenderMan can be used to flesh out animations and add realistic features, but also requires a separate 3D animation engine to use.
RenderMan can also be employed for commercial projects for the licensing price of $500.
Think animated movies are error-free? Think again.
Most live-action films are littered with little mistakes here and there, while animated films are produced in a painstakingly slow, one frame at a time. So, naturally, it would make sense for them to be completely polished, right? Nope.
As usual, all photos are courtesy of MovieMistakes.com.
- Jonny Black
In a video that will make your whole day if not your whole week, legendary actor Tom Hanks appeared on The Late, Late Show with British un-funny man James Corden where the pair re-enact a large portion of Mr. Hank’s film roles including Forrest Gump, Big, Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch, Road to Perdition, Joe vs. The Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan, Captain Phillips, The Terminal, A League of Their Own, You’ve Got Mail, That Thing You Do, The Polar Express, Catch me if you Can, Cloud Atlas, The Green Mile, Larry Crowne, Castaway, Philadelphia, The Da Vinci Code, Saving Mr. Banks, Splash, Apollo 13 and the Toy Story trilogy.
Check out the video below:
Pretty cool, eh?
- Luke Owen
Tom Hanks hasn't forgotten any of his famous lines! The Oscar-winning actor stopped by the "Late Late Show" with James Corden on Monday, where the two acted out every single one of Hanks' beloved movies in just eight minutes -- and it's pretty impressive. Check out the clip above to see Tom and James recreate memorable moments from "Forrest Gump," "Big," "Toy Story" and more! The "Captain Phillips" star was Corden's very first guest on his "Late Late Show," and the two definitely made James' cable debut one to remember. Our favorite moment has to be when Corden throws on a blonde wig, while breaking down into tears, to play Meg Ryan in the "You've Got Mail" bit. We also love that the 58-year-old actor still seems so incredibly passionate about all of the amazing movies he's made over the years. What do you think about Hanks and Corden's movie montage? »
- tooFab Staff
Tom Hanks has delivered countless tour de force performances throughout his career, but the actor outdid himself on the inaugural episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday, recreating the bulk of his filmography in a hilarious, frantic segment with the new host.
In under eight minutes, Hanks and Corden blasted through classic moments in movies like Forrest Gump ("Life is like a box of chocolates"), A League of Their Own ("There's no crying in baseball!") and Big, during which the pair expertly recreated the "Down Down Baby" rap and dance. »
James Corden made his American t.v. debut as the new host of The Late Late Show last night, and thing got off to a flying start when he and Tom Hank's acted out snippets from Hanks' vast back catalogue, from Forrest Gump to Toy Story, taking in The Burbs, Splash, and many more along the way. Check it out below. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Last night saw the debut of James Corden as the newest Late Late Show host, as the British actor, who was last seen on the big screen in the 2014 musical Into The Woods, stepped in to take over from Craig Ferguson in the post-Letterman time slot, following Ferguson’s decision to step down from the role. Corden’s first guests included Jupiter Ascending‘s Mila Kunis and two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.
Recreating Hanks’ filmography can be a challenge, as the performer has worked in a wide range of films over the years, from comedies such as Turner & Hooch to dramas such as Philadelphia, and even animated fare, such as the Toy Story films. Corden, however, took on that challenge last night, with Hanks in the studio to lend a helping hand. The resulting video, in which Corden dons the same wig to play everyone from Meg Ryan to Daryl Hannah, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
James Corden helped Tom Hanks reenact every one of his movies in less than seven minutes in an impressive start to the new “Late Late Show” on Monday. Hanks, Corden’s first guest, was game and great in going through a ton of classic comedies and dramas. The live-to-tape segment opened with “Forrest Gump” and closed with all three “Toy Story” movies. While there were many great moments throughout, the “Big” scene may have been the best of all. Playing opposite the beloved leading man, Corden took on everyone from Meg Ryan to cop-dog Hooch, to Meg Ryan again. It’s worth a watch. »
- Tony Maglio
Lots of movies have titular lines, where one character or another says the name of the film in dialogue. One movie where you won’t hear this, however, is Pixar’s Toy Story. Magician Penn Jillette, best known as the vocal half of duo Penn & Teller, was one of the first actors cast in Toy Story, in a small part as the announcer in a Buzz Lightyear commercial. He talked about his experience on a recent episode of his Penn’s Sunday School podcast, and one of the stories he revealed was how he is partially responsible for the phrase "toy story" being excised from the movie, though in a roundabout way. Jillette used to host Movie Nights in Times Square in New York, and one of the traditions at these screenings was for the audience to clap every time the title of a »
Everyone knows Toy Story has a very recognizable cast under all that colorful CG — Tom Hanks and Tim Allen voice the leads, and Don Rickles and Wallace Shawn help fill out the supporting cast. But one of the very first actors cast for the groundbreaking project was actually Penn Jillette, of the magician duo Penn & Teller. Jillette […]
- Angie Han
Now that even Pixar are making more sequels than original films, it's encouraging to see DreamWorks attempt to launch a fresh franchise story, but is it good enough to rival the likes of Despicable Me and Toy Story?
Based on Adam Rex's 2007 children's book The True Meaning of Smekday, Home follows an alien race called the Boov who, despite being rather incompetent, manage to take over Earth in order to hide from their enemy.
To do this, the Boov move the entire human race in big pockets of desert space, thinking they are doing us a favour in the process. On paper, if this plot was taken by someone like Neil Blomkamp or James Cameron, it could have been transformed into a rather terrifying sci-fi horror film »
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