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The first teaser photos and details for the upcoming Disney/Pixar video game, Disney Infinity, have arrived online. Polygon shared the images and details that are set to officially be announced on January 15th at El Capitan Theatre.
Disney Infinity will be released on all of the major platforms including iOS and Android. Players "will assume the roles of characters from major Disney and Pixar franchises, including Toy Story, Cars, The Incredibles, and Wreck-it Ralph, and explore a variety of open-world environments. The game will include standard modes like capture the flag and an Angry Birds-esque castle-destroying game, but players will be encouraged to come up with their own objectives."
Rumors are circulating that gamer's can unlock content by purchasing real-life figurines and scanning them through a Nfc device. Stay tuned for the official announcement on January 15, which will be presented by PIxar's John Lasseter and Disney Interactive’s John Pleasants. »
- Jim Napier
While there are always many projects in development in the studio system, 1952 is near the top of my list. That's because not only is Damon Lindelof writing the film, it's going to be directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), who only makes awesome movies. While plot details are under wraps, everything points towards a large scale mystery film that may star George Clooney. The last thing we heard about the plot was, "the picture is said to center on the journey of a middle-aged man and his contact with alien life," but this one liner could easily be wrong. At a recent Bad Robot press event for the Star Trek sequel (more on that soon), I got to speak to Lindelof about 1952 and asked how it's going. He revealed that he hopes to be in production in mid-2013, that Bird is now co-writing the film, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
• Plan your Christmas and New Year viewing with our interactive guide to festive television
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It should of course be "Football Am" – an insuperable barrier for the sniffier sports fan. For everyone else, Max Rushden and Helen Chamberlain are on hand with what will undoubtedly be a bumper crop of celebrity guests, the usual tinsel-draped features including the funniest Third Eyes, as well as a feast of highlights and goals from the 2012-13 campaign thus far, both at home and abroad. All this and the footballettes – sorry, Soccerettes. DS
Christmas Day just wouldn't be the same without a winsome family animation playing out through the fug of too many »
- David Stubbs, Mark Jones, John Robinson, Andrew Mueller, Jonathan Wright, Paul Howlett
Welcome to Morning Watch, our daily roundup of funny/interesting/bizarre/creative/informative videos for you to start your day with. While Hugh Jackman's Real Steel was a fictional movie about a down-on-his-luck robot-boxing promoter who tries to get back in the game with a new, underdog robot, the actual concept of robots fighting is one that will be coming to the Syfy channel for real this February when it introduces Robot Combat League. Check out the trailer below. [via Syfy] Here's a pretty solid trailer mash-up combining Star Trek Into Darkness and Toy Story. [via CinemaBlend] Finally, here's a great video from Soundworks Collection on the music of Michael Giacchino (Lost, The Incredibles, Star Trek), who's just about to start work on scoring...
- Erik Davis
It’s practically impossible for you not to have heard at least a little bit of composer Michael Giacchino’s work within the past decade. He’s created a number of memorable scores for television shows, video games and movies. Basically if you’ve watched either “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Star Trek” or “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” then you’ve heard a smidgen of what he’s done. Yes, we agree, he’s a crazy talented individual.
Since Giacchino’s been a long-time coworker and friend of J.J. Abrams, it was obvious that the composer would be working on the “Star Trek” reboot. Now he’s hard at work creating the score for “Star Trek Into Darkness,” but thankfully he had a little time in his schedule to go and talk about what he’s done so far. Did we mention this guy is one of the coolest people working in the business? »
- Melissa Molina
Coming off their new distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation is now upping their yearly output to three films per year. Last week, we had the chance to see previews of the three films they’re prepping for their 2013 slate including The Croods, Turbo, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
First up, director Rob Minkoff — best known as the director of The Lion King and Stuart Little – presented his film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, a 3D re-imagining of the segments of the same name from the 1960s animated classic Rocky & Bullwinkle. Mr. Peabody is the world’s smartest talking dog who, along with his adopted human Sherman, travels through time in a machine he calls the Wabac. The pair travel to famous historic places and meet famous historic people first hand, getting in adventures along the way.
The short teaser that started things off began with animation from the 60s cartoon »
- Sean Hutchinson
"We don't get anything for free," an energetic Andrews told HuffPost Entertainment at the Ritz Carlton hotel in New York City on Monday. "You want to shoot at the Ritz in this lovely room, you get everything for free: the paintings, the textures the carpets. All that has to be designed for us. You have to build every pixel in the frame. Think of the million questions that a director gets in live-action; I get hundred of thousands times more questions because stuff doesn't exist. You can get five different tables and bring them into the director and the director goes, 'That one.' They ask me what kind of table I want and I'm like, 'Umm, why don't you draw me up something?'"
Out on DVD and Blu-ray now, »
- Christopher Rosen
Disney/Pixar has released two fun new teaser posters for Monsters University, the prequel to the adorable Monsters Inc. This movie gives us the origin story of how these two lovable monsters met and became friends. I loved the first film, and I'm sure this is going to be just as entertaining. Who knows, it might even end up being better! Hopefully we get a full trailer for the movie soon.
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
- Joey Paur
Ask most people to pick their favorite Pixar movie and one that often gets forgotten is Monsters Inc. Pete Docter’s Oscar winner came out over a decade ago and the characters haven’t resurfaced. So, unlike films such as Toy Story, The Incredibles and Wall-e, it’s simply not as fresh in everyone’s mind. But audiences love Monsters [...] »
- Germain Lussier
Years before working together at the Scream Factory, Mike and Sully's friendship is forged through mutual animosity. With a crew of Pixar veterans, the Monsters prequel will hit theaters June 21st, 2013. Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Monsters University is directed by Dan Scanlon (Cars, Mater and the Ghostlight, Tracy) and produced by Kori Rae (Up, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc.). It features the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray and Peter Sohn. The film opens in U.S »
- Keven Skinner
13-year-old animator Nick Mastrangelo created this awesome animated music video featuring The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus). It transformers Daryl into an Indiana Jones type character who goes on a crazy bloody zombie rampage as he searches for a mythical crossbow that can shoot a dozen arrows at once. Here's a note that Nick included with the video,
Just for fun over the summer, I decided to make an animation music video inspired by Norman Reedus' character "Daryl Dixon" of The Walking Dead tv show on AMC. I chose Daryl Dixon because he's a fan favorite, changed into a positive dude the group can now count on, and i just Had to »
- Joey Paur
Ever since Star Wars: Episode VII was announced, the internet has burst with lists of directors being suggested. Almost every director known for action films has been asked about taking the seat. Some have openly turned it down (Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams), while some have said they're open (Joe Johnston and John Favreau) to taking the project. One director to add to the former list is fan favorite Brad Bird, best known for The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Unfortunately, he has other things on his plate. »
- David Hoffman
Though he loves his Star Wars like everybody else, as Yoda might say, directing he is not. Brad Bird, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Pixar's The Incredibles and Ratatouille who made his live-action debut with Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol, has taken himself out of the running from shepherding Star Wars: Episode VII to the big screen. Answering a question posed by one of his 50,000 followers as to whether he's doing the just-announced new episode and suggesting he'd be perfect for the job, Bird replied: "Thanks. But the science fiction film I Am doing is gonna be cool." The 55-year-old helmer noted that he's actually signed on to direct George Clooney in 1952, a »
Director of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol appears to deny interest in new film in exchange with fans on Twitter
Bird made the comment via Twitter in response to a fan who asked him to respond to reports that he was top of producers' wishlist for Star Wars Episode 7. The new film is due in 2015 and follows Disney's $4.05bn purchase of Lucasfilm and all rights to the long-running space opera last month.
When a follower tweeted, "Tell me your next one is the new Star Wars!", Bird replied: "Nope. A science fiction film. Not Star Wars." He later added: "That said, Michael Arndt is a fantastic writer and Kathy Kennedy is a brilliant producer. I will be first in line »
- Ben Child
After a crazy couple of weeks that saw virtually every director in Hollywood linked to the project, the random speculation over who will be the person to helm Disney's Star Wars Episode VII seems to have abated. Several of the candidates rumoured to be in the frame to succeed George Lucas have since scratched themselves off the internet shortlist, and now fan favourite Brad Bird has decided to follow suit, with the two-time Oscar winner confirming via Twitter that he's "not doing Star Wars."
Along with Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness), Bird - whose credits include The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - was said to have been top of Lucasfilm's wishlist to direct the new Star Wars movie, which is currently being written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine). Instead, Bird has confirmed that his next feature will be another sci-fi, »
Over the last few weeks since the Star Wars: Episode VII and Lucasfilm news hit, rumors have been rampant, with real news following closely behind. A little as a week ago, Frank Marshall said that they were close to choosing their director for the new Star Wars film, and another name that has been at the top of everyone's most wanted list is Brad Bird, of The Incredibles, Ratatouille and his live-action debut Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. There was an election-like video campaign floating around in support of Bird, along with rumors that his new sci-fi project 1952 was actually the Star Wars movie, but we debunked that. Now the filmmaker himself has taken to twitter to confirm, once and for all, that he's "not doing Star Wars." Bird responded to a couple of fan tweets like: "You are on people's lists as top choice for Star Wars, yet haven't confirmed. »
- Alex Billington
The Millennium Falcon may be the fastest thing in the galaxy, but a close second is the growth rate of the list of directors that won’t be helming Star Wars: Episode VII. Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, Zack Snyder and Steven Spielberg have all said they won’t be directing the new film. Now, The Incredibles director Brad Bird can be added to that list.
Bird was a top choice for many Star Wars fans, and he certainly would’ve been a solid one, but unfortunately, the director took to his Twitter account recently to address the rumors.
— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) November 18, 2012
— Brad Bird »
- Alexander Lowe
"The Incredibles" and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" director Brad Bird took to Twitter to shoot down rumors that he was in talks to helm the new "Star Wars" film. Though he was on many outlets' lists (including ours), Bird will not be directing "Episode VII."
He will, however, watch the film. Bird praised writer Michael Arndt and producer Kathy Kennedy in a follow-up tweet:
Many thought Bird's mix of Pixar magic and live-action success would make him a strong fit for the new "Star Wars" movie. His interest, however, lies in finishing "1952," his project with Damon Lindelof. Others in the race for "Episode VII" director include Steven Spielberg and "300" director Zack Snyder, according to ABC News. J.J. Abrams, another fan favorite, also shot down speculation he was up for the gig. Pressure is high for whoever does take the job, as millions of "Star Wars" fans are unlikely to take a poor sequel quietly. »
- Kia Makarechi
When "Star Wars: Episode 7" was first announced, there was a rumor that Disney will first reach out to Hollywood's top directors before beginning talks with anyone else. The three names mentioned were Jj Abrams, Steven Spielberg and Brad Bird. Abrams and Spielberg have already stated that they are looking forward to seeing the film in theaters, but will not be directing it. As a result, fans have been reaching out to Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) on Twitter to see if the helmer will take on the franchise. Bird eventually replied, simply writing: "Not doing Star Wars." He did, however, have some kind words for everyone involved. "Michael Arndt is a fantastic writer and Kathy Kennedy is a brilliant producer," he continued. "I will be first in line to see the new Star Wars." Bird went on to explain that he's too busy working on his own Disney sci-fi film, »
When Star Wars Episode VII was first announced the internet went nuts suggesting possible directors to helm the project. Fans and journalists alike threw out names like J.J. Abrams, Guillermo del Toro, and Steven Spielberg, but of the dozens of names none sounded better in my mind than Brad Bird. Beyond the fact that the guy has done nothing but produce awesome work since first entering the industry - such as the early years of The Simpsons, Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - the man simply has an amazing directorial mind and an brilliant sense of story and structure. But I am incredibly sad to report that Bird will not be the man put in charge of leading the next generation of Star Wars. Despite the fact that fans even went as far as to create a campaign video promoting the idea of »
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