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Almost a year after it was officially announced, Brad Bird revealed earlier this month that he’s started writing the script for The Incredibles 2, and now during an interview with Little White Lies he’s spoken about the follow-up to the 2004 animated hit, explaining that he wants to avoid it coming across as a commentary on the current state of the superhero genre:
“Well, I worry if you comment too much on other movies then you might just be coasting off their good will. There was a very lazy trend in comedy where somebody would start singing the theme song from ‘The Flintstones’ and you’re supposed to dig on it just because you recognise it. So I don’t like that. I think that movies ought to work in and of themselves. I think that the greatest special effect is caring about a character. A lot of movies seem to forget that, »
- Gary Collinson
Academy Award® winner Pete Docter, who helmed Disney/Pixar’s ‘Up’ (the first animated film ever to be the Festival’s Opening-Ceremony film), directs ‘Inside Out,’ an original new movie from Pixar Animation Studios. Docter, producer Jonas Rivera (‘Up’), and co-director Ronnie Del Carmen (‘Up’) will be on hand in Cannes, along with members of the all-star English-language voice cast. “We are overjoyed at being included in this year’s official selection at Cannes,” said Docter. “With ‘Inside Out,’ we spent years imagining and then building never-before-seen settings and characters within the mind. It was an incredible, fun and exciting challenge and now we can’t wait to share it with the world.” About The Movie Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney?Pixar?s original new film ?Inside Out? ventures inside the mind to find out. Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley? »
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Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out not only ventures inside the mind – it’s heading to the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival for its World Premiere.
Academy Award winner Pete Docter, who helmed Disney•Pixar’s Up (the first animated film ever to be the Festival’s Opening-Ceremony film), directs Inside Out, an original new movie from Pixar Animation Studios. Docter, producer Jonas Rivera (Up), and co-director Ronnie Del Carmen (Up) will be on hand in Cannes, along with members of the all-star English-language voice cast.
“We are overjoyed at being included in this year’s official selection at Cannes,” said Docter. “With ‘Inside Out,’ we spent years imagining – and then building – never-before-seen settings and characters within the mind. It was an incredible, fun and exciting challenge and now we can’t wait to share it with the world.”
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- Michelle McCue
There's still a lot of mystery surrounding this summer's sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland from director Brad Bird, but it's a Disney film, and it has direct ties to the theme park attraction of the same name that has been around for decades since Walt Disney was still alive. Now two new featurettes dive into the fascination that Disney himself had with the innovations of the future, and the ideas he had in order to make civilization more efficient, not to mention the narrative in the film as well. And the footage also shows that there's a lot of inspiration from the past with regards to what we'll see on the big screen next month. Here's the two featurettes for Brad Bird's Tomorrowland straight from Disney: You can also still watch the most recent Us trailer for Brad Bird's Tomorrowland right here. Tomorrowland is directed by Brad Bird (of The Incredibles, »
- Ethan Anderton
Writer-director Brad Bird confirmed last week that he has started writing the script for The Incredibles 2, one year after Disney originally announced that this sequel to The Incredibles is finally happening. Of course, not much has been revealed about the story at this time, but in the 10 years since The Incredibles was released in late 2004, the superhero genre itself has grown exponentially. The filmmaker recently spoke with Little White Lies, where he says that he doesn't exactly plan on addressing certain developments or trends within the genre itself for his sequel. And that this will be a character driven adventure.
"Well, I worry if you comment too much on other movies then you might just be coasting off their good will. There was a very lazy trend in comedy where somebody would start singing the theme song from The Flintstones and you're supposed to dig on it just because you recognize it. »
Paul Feig is Hollywood’s most popular ladies’ man.
That’s not to suggest he’s a lothario or creepy man-on-the-make. It’s just that in his job as a top movie director, he arguably has done more in recent years than anyone else in the business to enable actresses to play the kinds of delicious characters that traditionally had been the domain of their male counterparts. There’s an encouraging shift under way at the box office with such female-driven hits as “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Cinderella,” “Insurgent” and “Maleficent” burning up the bigscreen. And Feig, who has demonstrated a fondness for funny women, has played a central role part in helping to create and maintain that momentum, with a resume of blockbuster comedies.
- Jenelle Riley
Brad Bird has slightly nibbled the hand that fed him by criticizing just how popular the superhero genre has become. The Incredibles director believes that the sheer amount of superhero movies out there right now means that the market has become very saturated; so much so that there.s not a lot of room left for a filmmaker to leave their artistic imprint. Bird made his comments during his discussion with Little White Lies after being probed about his script for The Incredibles 2. First noting that he has no interest in coasting off the success of the first film, he then explained: I would say that the superhero movie turf right now is very trodden over . it.s kind of like a field that.s had too many games on it, and it.s just dried up dirt at this point. Now there are two ways to take Bird »
The duo soon learn that decisions made in the mystical Tomorrowland can have dire consequences on the people of earth.
The long-gestating project is loosely based on the popular Disneyland theme park attraction of the same name, which opened back in 1955. Disney's new television spot includes whizzing monorails, which are a staple of Disneyland.
Digital Spy previews the year's top blockbusters below: »
More than a year after the sequel was announced, “The Incredibles 2″ is finally chugging along.
“I’m just staring to write it, so we’ll see what happens,” he said.
Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors at the company’s shareholders meeting in March of 2014 that Pixar was planning a sequel to “The Incredibles,” as well as a third installment of its “Cars” franchise. “The Incredibles” was released in late 2004 and went on to gross $631.4 million worldwide.
Bird also provided the voice of costume designer Edna Mode in the toon. “I was exceedingly cheap and available,” he told NPR about the experience.
- Maane Khatchatourian
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. »
Though a sequel to The Incredibles was announced last year, director and scrennwriter Brad Bird just told NPR [via ScreenRant], that he's only just now sat down to work on the script. This actually makes perfect sense as Bird has been busy filming Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson. With the sci-fi action flick set to hit theaters next month, it appears that Bird is finally free to start work on The Incredibles 2. Announced by CEO Bob Iger last March during a Disney shareholders meeting, it sounds as if The Incredibles 2 is still a long ways off. Related Content: "I Have Been Thinking About It," Brad Bird On The Incredibles 2 »
It’s been an awfully long time since we last caught wind on any developments relating to Pixar’s beloved superpowered family – more than a year, in fact. This is largely due to Brad Bird’s integral role at Pixar, which has seen the director oversee much of the studio’s animations since The Incredibles first released back in 2004. Now, more than a decade later, it seems it’s almost time for the filmmaker to return to oversee the Parr family, as Bird revealed to NPR that he is “just starting to write” The Incredibles 2 now that his work on Tomorrowland is all but complete.
During the interview, the director acknowledged the extensive interlude between the two films, revealing that the follow-up has been “percolating” for some time. What exactly he is referring to remains unclear — Script rewrites? Story changes? — though news that the wheels are finally beginning to »
- Michael Briers
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
Of all the titles in the Pixar catalog yet to be touched by the lucrative wand of sequels and spinoffs, "The Incredibles" is the notable exception. However, of all the Pixar movies, this is the title fans have been most vocally advocating for a sequel for years. And inch by inch, it's getting closer to happening. A year ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors that Brad Bird was working on a followup, and now comes more concrete news from the writer/director himself. Chatting with NPR, Bird confirmed that the sequel was "percolating," adding: “I’m just staring to write it, so we’ll see what happens.” Granted, it's not much to go on, but it's been eleven years since the animated movie first dropped, so we'll take what we can get. So hold out hope folks, there may be more "The Incredibles" on the way. It's just that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Pixar's "The Incredibles" remains one of the few films in Pixar's back catalogue that has yet to receive a sequel, despite much fan demand for such a film.
This week, Bird himself was chatting with NPR and confirmed that a sequel is indeed being considered - though it remains early days: "I'm just staring to write it, so we’ll see what happens."
Bird's latest film is "Tomorrowland" which is slated to hit cinemas late next month. »
- Garth Franklin
Brad Bird's second live-action film, Tomorrowland, hits theaters in just under 2 months' time and despite having directed one of the best installments in the Mission: Impossible series with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, everyone's been wanting to know if he'll revisit his other spy universe, The Incredibles. Disney has already announced that they'll be going ahead with a sequel regardless, but the big question is if Bird will be involved and if »
- Sean Wist
Last year, it was revealed that Disney-Pixar is developing a sequel to the animated superhero comedy The Incredibles, and now director Brad Bird has revealed that he has started work on the screenplay for The Incredibles 2, telling NPR’s Ask Me Another that: “It’s percolating. I mean, I’m just starting to write it, so we’ll see what happens.”
Released in 2004, The Incredibles grossed over $630 million worldwide, and received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, as well as Best Sound Editing. The follow-up is one of several Pixar sequels in the works as Disney, with Finding Dory set to arrive in 2016, Toy Story 4 in 2017, and Cars 3 at an unspecified future date.
Bird is currently putting the finishing touches to Disney’s live-action sci-fi Tomorrowland, which opens on May 22nd, with a cast that »
- Gary Collinson
Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland may exist as a mystery wrapped in an enigma at this time, but as we gear up to the sci-fi flick’s anticipated summer release, we’re beginning to learn more and more about what the director has cooked up and, in particular, the mystery behind the titular, utopian wonderland.
Case in point: this new-fangled international trailer. Given that Bird’s résumé The Incredibles and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the filmmaker has displayed an astute eye for stunning visual and indeed practical effects, making Tomorrowland the perfect candidate for his next outing.
The film orbits around Britt Robertson’s Casey, a young, optimistic teen with a burning curiosity for the unexplainable. Upon discovering an unusual pin that essentially acts as a conduit, whisking her away to the titular area, Casey soon sets out to discover the truth behind the enigmatic landmark. Although, it isn’t long before she discovers that, »
- Michael Briers
Get that letterman jacket out of storage and get ready for more old white people on TV. Following this week’s announcement that Fox will be backing a six-episode return of Chris Carter’s The X-Files, NBC has now announced that they have ordered a 13-episode renewal of Coach, the inexplicably long-running sitcom that made a star out of Craig T. Nelson. The basic plot find’s Nelson’s Hayden Fox playing second-fiddle to his son, the head coach of an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania that has never had a football team before. Barry Kemp, the creator-producer-writer of the original series, which went off the air in 1997, will return to write the new series, while also executive producing the show with Nelson. [caption id="attachment_87541" align="alignright" width="352"] Image via Pixar[/caption] Little else is known about the casting or salient narrative details of the new series, other than it will be a multi-cam sitcom. »
- Chris Cabin
Its Director Series will feature Interstellar director Chistopher Nolan with Bennett Miller, Star Wars creator George Lucas with Stephen Colbert, Sin Nombre's Cary Fukunaga with James Schamus and The Incredibles director Brad Bird with Janeane Garofalo.
The festival's After The Movie series - which included the announcement about four additional documentaries to be screened - was also detailed. It will include talks with David Holbrooke, after the world premiere of his documentary The Diplomat - a look at the legacy left by Ambassador Richard Holbrooke - and director Leah Wolchok and cartoon editor of the New Yorker Bob Mankoff, who will talk about her film Very Semi-Serious.
The world premiere of Robin Hauser Reynolds’ Code: Debugging the Gender Gap and the »
- Amber Wilkinson
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