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In just one month, prepare to boldly go where no man has gone before when Captain Kirk, Commander Spock, and the whole USS Enterprise crew make their long-awaited return to the big screen. Paramount Pictures, in collaboration with the record label Varese Sarabande, have officially released the full track list for the Star Trek Beyond Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which features eighteen original tracks from composer Michael Giacchino (Jurassic World, The Incredibles). The album is currently available to pre-order on Amazon with a July 29 release date attached. Check out the full track list below: 1. Logo And Prosper (1:47) 2. Thank Your Lucky Star Date (2:15) 3. Night On The Yorktown (5:36) 4. The Dance Of The Nebula (2:22) 5. A Swarm Reception (2:30) 6. Hitting The Saucer A Little Hard (6:10) 7. Jaylah Damage (2:50) 8. In Artifacts As In Life (1:51) 9. Franklin, My Dear (2:50) 10. A Lesson In Vulcan Mineralogy (5:17) 11. MotorCycles Of Relief (3:17) 12. Mocking »
In what may be the most adorable animated short yet, Piper is a simple, heartwarming story. There is such attention to detail when looking at the ruffled feathers of our titular character. Growing up takes courage, and we watch this little guy discover how to feed himself. It's difficult to say more without robbing you of a reason to watch, but try hard to fight the urge to say "aww" out loud. But, don't hold it against yourself if one sneaks out.
Synopsis: Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, »
- Tyler Richardson
Piper clip: Our first look at Pixar’s brand new short.
The Piper clip is below – the short film will debut in cinemas before Finding Dory, which is released in cinemas in July.
The short tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.
The Piper clip isn’t very long, but it does give you a look at the high quality animation on display in the short film.
Piper is directed by the animation genius that is Alan Barillaro who has worked on almost every Pixar film as an animator, including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and the Academy Award®-winning features Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Wall•E and Brave. On those last three features, Barillaro was given the role of supervising animator and was therefore responsible for overseeing the team of animators who worked to bring the characters in the films to life.
Following his work on Brave, Barillaro went to work with Pixar’s software development team to help craft an animation tool that would help provide additional creative flexibility to the studio’s filmmaking process. As a proof of concept, Barillaro created a short animation test about a small bird – a sandpiper – on a beach. This animation test soon grew into a full-fledged short film, Piper, directed by Barillaro which, as previously mentioned, will be debuting theatrically with Finding Dory on July 29, 2016.
The post Watch a clip from the new Pixar short, ‘Piper’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
Back in April, we got our first look at the new Pixar animated short Piper, which will be attached to theatrical prints of the studio's animated sequel Finding Dory when it hits theaters this weekend. With just a few more days left until this short is unveiled, the first clip has surfaced, featuring the title character in action. This brief scene shows how tough it is for a young sandpiper to find food along a crowded beach.
The story centers on a baby sandpiper who is trying to both find food, and overcome hydrophobia, the fear of water. Longtime Pixar animator Alan Barillaro makes his directorial debut with this short film, which was inspired by the numerous birds he used to observe while running along the shoreline, just a mile from Pixar's Emeryville, California headquarters. While this short marks Alan Barillaro's directorial debut, he has worked as a Pixar animator for nearly two decades.
Alan Barillaro first joined Pixar to work on 1998's A Bug's Life. He also worked on Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-e, Brave and Monsters University, along with the shorts Jack-Jack Attack, Igor and Lifted. The first-time director revealed in April that he originally started toying with the character as a test, but he was encouraged to keep working on the project by his mentor, Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton. Here's what Alan Barillaro had to say about working with his mentor back in April.
"You always want to show directors, 'Hey, are these cool tools you'd like to use to make films?' So I showed Andrew the Piper tests thinking I was very much just showing him a test, but he kept poking at me, like, 'It's a cool test, but keep working on that story.' And then John [Lasseter] did the same. There's remarkable encouragement at Pixar that when you think of an innovative idea, don't forget the story. It was their encouragement or else I would have stopped at the test phase."
Since the short film is just six minutes long, and it hits theaters in just a few short days, it seems unlikely we'll get any more footage from Piper. The short film will most likely be included on the Finding Dory home video release later next year. While we wait for both Finding Dory and Piper to hit theaters in just a few short days, take a look at this clip below courtesy of Youtube. »
Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” the sequel to their 2003 film “Finding Nemo,” will soon enter theaters and the early buzz has been very positive. IndieWire’s own David Ehrlich described the film as Pixar’s “best sequel in years,” and said that it would give a whole new generation of kids the idea that sequels “aren’t de facto cash-ins, but rather films that are capable of retroactively adding new dimensions to beloved originals.”
But preceding “Finding Dory” will be Pixar’s latest short film “Piper,” directed by Alan Barillaro, about a hungry baby sandpiper struggling with hydrophobia. Watch a clip from “Piper” above featuring the sandpiper in question trying to pick up bubbles with his beak.
Read More: ‘Finding Dory’ Review Roundup: Critics Agree Pixar’s Newest Sequel Is a Delight
Pixar Animation Studios has released some of the most acclaimed animated films over the last twenty years. Some of their titles include “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Wall-e,” “Up,” and most recently, “Inside Out,” which took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature last year. Pixar’s shorts have played a key role in the studio’s history, with many of the early shorts showcasing then groundbreaking innovations in computer animation. A new Pixar short has preceded every one of their features since their second film “A Bug’s Life.” Their shorts “Tin Toy,” “Geri’s Game,” and “For the Birds” have all won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
“Finding Dory” will be released nationwide on July 17.
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- Vikram Murthi
“Finding Dory,” the ingeniously pleasing sequel to “Finding Nemo,” opens with a scene that merges our affection for a beloved character with a bit of a jolt. We see Dory, the friendly blue tang fish from the first film, back when she was a big-eyed toddler with a babyish gurgle, getting trained by her parents, Charlie (Eugene Levy) and Jenny (Diane Keaton), to tell a stranger (any stranger), “I suffer from short-term memory loss.” The thing is, poor Dory really does — she can’t even remember the phrase! It’s no wonder that her parents are aghast with anxiety. In a flash, a character with a singular and beguilingly funny trait — the inability to remember almost anything for more than 10 seconds — comes at us in a whole new way. She’s no longer a daffy amnesiac. She’s a child fish with a serious disability.
Have the creators of “Finding Dory »
- Owen Gleiberman
It’s been 10 years since audiences first got to see Mater and Lightning McQueen on the big screen. Pixar’s Cars opened in theaters on June 9, 2006, following its world premiere at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, Nc. The seventh feature from the Emeryville, CA-based animation studio, it returned John Lasseter to the director’s chair. Cars failed to reach the box office grosses of the three other Pixar movies released before it in the new millennium — Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles — but, unsurprisingly, merchandise sales were huge for this one. A sequel was released in 2011, and Cars 3 is set for a June 2017 release. Other notable June 9 happenings in pop culture history: • 1950: British noir film Night and the City had its U.S. premiere. • 1963: Barbra Streisand appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the third time. • 1984: Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” hit the top of the Billboard singles chart. »
- Emily Rome
There’s just a few weeks until we get delivery of a new Pixar short, and to whet your whistle until Piper arrives in cinemas, we have a bunch of new images.
Piper tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore. Piper will debut in UK cinemas with Finding Dory on July 29, 2016.
Piper is directed by Alan Barillaro, who has worked on almost every Pixar film as an animator, including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and the Academy Award®-winning features Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Wall•E and Brave. On those last three features, Barillaro was given the role of supervising animator and was therefore responsible for overseeing the team of »
- Paul Heath
When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar.
A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy »
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including Avengers: Infinity War’s name change, young Han Solo being cast in the Star Wars spin-off movie, Universal’s Classic Monster MovieVerse continues to grow, and much, much more…
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Cap: “Guys, don’t move. I need this shot for my Christian Rock album cover.”
After opening to $200 million internationally last weekend, Captain America: Civil War is now out in the Us. It took £25 million from its Thursday night screenings there, falling $2 million shy of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s expected to surpass that DC movie by the week’s end, though, with another estimated $200 million domestic.
Superman v Captain America: Studio War
I interviewed some of the cast recently. »
- Oli Davis
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, The Defenders Captain Marvel, Namor, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Marvel’s Most Wanted, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, New Mutants, Deadpool, Irredeemable, Justice League, Aquaman, Batman, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Gotham, Batman: The Killing Joke and more…
Having opened in the UK and many international markets last weekend (and earning a $200 million debut weekend in the process), Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War made its way across the Pond this week, grossing $25 million from Thursday night previews in the States. That figure is $2.7 less than Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice managed, but the Phase Three launching threequel is expected to outperform its DC rival in terms of domestic opening weekend, »
- Gary Collinson
With just under six months until Marvel's second Phase 3 movie, Doctor Strange, hits theaters, the studio has brought in its composer, Oscar winner Michael Giacchino. The movie will mark his first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he is no stranger to superhero tales, having composed the scores for Pixar's The Incredibles and Disney's Sky High. While this is his first Marvel movie, the composer has a long history with Disney.
Michael Giacchino won his first Oscar for composing the original score for Disney Pixar's Up, and he was nominated two years earlier for his work on another Pixar classic, Ratatouille. He got his start composing music for video games, such as the game tie-in for The Lost World and another Jurassic Park game, Warpath. He eventually moved on to features with The Incredibles, Sky High, The Family Stone, Mission: Impossible III, Speed Racer, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, »
Acclaimed film composer Michael Giacchino ("Star Trek," "Lost," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes") has confirmed that he'll be providing the score for Scott Derrickson's "Doctor Strange" film at Marvel Studios.
This will mark his first Marvel film score, but hardly his first for Disney as he's been the go to man for several of their Pixar films including "Ratatouille," "Up," "Inside Out" and "The Incredibles".
Source: Twitter »
- Garth Franklin
Despite getting many things right, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has long struggled with one thing: its film scores. While Alan Silvestri managed to make an alright theme for The Avengers, it didn’t stick around after Phase One of the McU, and was nowhere near as iconic as the superhero themes from composers like Danny Elfman, John Williams or Hans Zimmer.
That may be about to change, because we just found out that Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles, Jurassic World) will be the composer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Giacchino announced the news himself today on Twitter:
Things are about to get, well… really Strange.@scottderrickson @Marvel pic.twitter.com/LIhuCNy3lB
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) May 6, 2016
- James Garcia
The Academy Award and Grammy winning composer, who worked on last year’s Jurassic World, as well as Pixar favourites The Incredibles, Inside Out and Up, will tackle the soundtrack for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led movie, Marvel’s second big film of the year following Captain America: Civil War.
Things are about to get, well… really Strange.@scottderrickson @Marvel pic.twitter.com/LIhuCNy3lB
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) 6 May 2016
- Paul Heath
Sean Wilson re-evaluates the unfairly maligned Disney movie, and why its failure is an unfortunate reflection of the modern-day cinema industry…
Just under a year ago, I appeared to be one of approximately five people on the planet who was more than a little dismayed and disheartened at the critical roasting afforded to Disney epic Tomorrowland. Subtitled A World Beyond in the UK and other territories, the movie is directed by The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible and Ratatouille supremo Brad Bird, being the story of young girl Casey (Britt Robertson) who stumbles across the existence of a wondrous land existing beyond known time and space.
Tracking down mysterious, grumpy and reclusive former boy genius Frank Walker (George Clooney), Casey discovers that Tomorrowland was actually the creation of the world’s greatest scientific minds, an embodiment of everything than an optimistic future can offer. However, it’s under imminent threat of collapse, »
- Sean Wilson
Back in 1990 my late aunt, Elizabeth Peña starred opposite Tim Robbins in the thriller Jacob's Ladder. The film centered on a Vietnam veteran haunted by flashbacks and hallucinations based on his experiences before, during, and after the nightmarish war. Robbins played the titular Jacob, Peña played Jezzie.
I recall it was a big deal when it came out. I wasn't allowed to see it, since I was only 7. And, actually, to this day I haven't seen it. Mainly cause I've been told by friends of mine that my Ñaña was involved in some fairly risqué scenes, so...no thanks. But yes, the original Jacob's Ladder was directed by Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction) and continues to have a strong following to this day.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Forget about Jon Snow; I want to know if Harry Hart is alive. The primary challenge that Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman faced when trying to crack a sequel to their monster hit Kingsman: The Secret Service was what to do about Colin Firth. One of the true pleasures of the first film is seeing Firth burst through the walls of the box that people have put him in as an actor with so much fervor he was like the Kool-Aid Man. He was delightfully violent, and talking to him at Comic-Con the year before it came out, it was clear he was almost giddy about what he got to do in the movie. Here’s how you know that Vaughn and Goldman have their heads on right as storytellers: if you’re trying to set up a franchise in an overt, mechanical way, then you don’t kill Harry Hart in the first film. »
- Drew McWeeny
This summer, Pixar fans will get to reunite with their favorite fish in the long-awaited animated sequel Finding Dory, arriving in theaters June 17. Pixar has a long tradition of introducing new animated shorts in front of every project, and Finding Dory will be no different, with the new short Piper debuting alongside the sequel. Entertainment Weekly has our first look at the title character, a diminutive sandpiper exploring the beach.
The story centers on a baby sandpiper who is trying to both find food, and overcome hydrophobia, the fear of water. Longtime Pixar animator Alan Barillaro makes his directorial debut with this short film, which was inspired by the numerous birds he used to observe while running along the shoreline, just a mile from Pixar's Emeryville, California headquarters. Here's what the director had to say about this young bird who was afraid of the water but had to go near it to eat. »
Pixar short Piper gets a firs look image, courtesy of the studio.
The Walt Disney Company and Pixar have provided us with a first look at the new Pixar short Piper.
Piper – Concept Art by Jason Deamer (Production Designer). ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
Piper will be attached to the studio’s next big release, Finding Dory, which releases everywhere this coming July.
Directed by Alan Barillaro and produced by Marc Sondheimer, “Piper,” the new short from Pixar Animation Studios, tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.
Here’s a little more about the gifted director.
- Paul Heath
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