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Brad Bird to Receive Career Honor at Annecy Animation Festival

Brad Bird to Receive Career Honor at Annecy Animation Festival
Oscar-winning director Brad Bird will receive a career honor at the Annecy Animation Festival, taking home a special Cristal Award.

Bird will be celebrated by the festival for his contribution to animated film and the cultural imprint of The Iron Giant, as well as his revolutionary work with Pixar including his two Oscars for The Incredibles in 2004 and Ratatouille in 2008.

The award follows his Art Directors' Guild honor in February.

Bird will also be on hand to present the European premiere of the Incredibles 2 on June 15, the same day it is set to open in the...
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10 Animated Movies That Were Changed In Other Countries

It’s hard enough to make an animated film. It takes years for them to be produced, thanks largely in part to how long it takes the render and animate the scenes. But then the animators of these films actually take the time to tweak certain scenes for different regions around the world. Case in point, the rousing speech Buzz gives the other toys in Toy Story 2 is set to the American flag and anthem in the U.S. version, but is changed everywhere else in the world. Rochelle in Planes is Canadian in North America but her nationality, name and paint job differ depending where else you watch it. In a similar move, the news anchors in Zootopia are different and representative of the country in question. Language barriers are always an issue for countries that don’t speak or read English, so animators actually alter any scenes
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Lee Unkrich (‘Coco’) would be the fourth to win two Best Animated Feature Oscars

Lee Unkrich (‘Coco’) would be the fourth to win two Best Animated Feature Oscars
Coco” is the unanimous pick in our combined odds to take home the Best Animated Feature Oscar and a win would put its writer-director Lee Unkrich in a very small group: two-time winners in the category.

Unkrich would join Andrew Stanton (2003’s “Finding Nemo,” 2008’s “Wall-e”), Brad Bird (2004’s “The Incredibles,” 2007’s “Ratatouille”) and Pete Docter (2009’s “Up,” 2015’s “Inside Out”) as the only two-time champs since Best Animated Feature was added to the Oscar docket 16 years ago. Incredibly (no pun intended), all won for Pixar films, just as Unkrich would. With his first win having come seven years ago for “Toy Story 3,” Unkrich, who shares his nomination with producer Darla K. Anderson, would also have the longest span between victories of the four. All but Docter would have perfect two-for-two records; Docter’s “Monsters, Inc.” (2001) lost to “Shrek” the first year of the award.

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Best Animated Feature Oscar predictions: Could political impact of ‘The Breadwinner’ help it take down ‘Coco’?

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According to the Oscar predictions of our experts from major media outlets, Pixar’s “Coco” is practically unbeatable in the race for Best Animated Feature. However, an Oscar upset could be looming from Gkids’s “The Breadwinner.” Directed by Nora Twomey and produced by Angelina Jolie, the politically charged animated film centers on a girl (voiced by Saara Chaudry) whose father is imprisoned by the Taliban. In order to provide for the rest of her family, she dresses as a boy so that she can make money while also conforming to the Taliban’s oppressive religious laws.

SEE2018 Annie Awards winners: Complete list led by ‘Coco’ and ‘The Breadwinner

In our recent webchat with Twomey, she remarked that she wants people “to see hope” in “The Breadwinner.” Amazingly, Twomey is only the second solo female director to ever be nominated for Best Animated Feature. Jennifer Yuh Nelson (“Kung Fu Panda 2
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Incredibles 2 Lands A Sweet Trailer During Olympics

Opening on June 15, 2018 is the long awaited sequel Incredibles 2.

During the Olympics on Wednesday evening, Disney released a brand new trailer for the upcoming film. The film features the voice cast of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush and Isabella Rossellini.

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L.
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‘Incredibles 2’ New Trailer: Pixar’s Superhero Family Is Here to Show Marvel Who’s Boss

The Parr family is back. Disney and Pixar have released a new trailer for “Incredibles 2,” which returns Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack to the big screen 14 years after they first debuted.

Incredibles 2” will be pick right where the original left off, with the Parr family facing off against the Underminer. The plot will focus on what happens to the family when Helen has to go off and save the world, leaving Bob at home to take care of the family. Actors Holly Hunter and Craig T. Nelson are reprising their voice roles, as is Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius/Frozone, and “Better Call Saul” fans will recognize Bob Odenkirk as the “tycoon” who wants to bring superheroes back.

Excitingly, the sequel brings Brad Bird back to the animation world following live action films “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Tomorrowland.” “The Incredibles 2” will mark Bird’s third Pixar
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Incredibles 2 Teaser Brings Baby Jack-Jack to the Winter Olympics

Disney Pixar has released a brief new teaser for The Incredibles 2, to get fans ready for the new sneak peek footage debuting tonight during NBC's coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea. The studio also released a new poster earlier this week, that turned out to be the first of three, showing Mr. Incredible's (Craig T. Nelson) laundry routine, as the domestic caretaker of this superhero family. The first poster that debuted on Monday showed Mr. Incredible's super suit in a laundry basket, while the second poster shows the suit in the washing machine, while the third shows him ironing this suit, as he gets ready for battle.

The brief preview of this Olympics sneak peek footage offers a new look at Jack-Jack, who is sitting on the ice, enjoying a bottle, when he's bumped a bit further down by a curling stone. The playful Jack-Jack uses
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Incredibles 2 Poster: Pixar's Superhero Family Is Going Back to Work

Disney and Pixar have released a brand new poster for The Incredibles 2. Of all the movies Pixar has ever produced, perhaps no movie is more deserving of a sequel than 2004's The Incredibles. It may have taken 14 years, but we're finally getting that long-awaited sequel this summer, with the majority of the original cast and original director Brad Bird all on board. Now, a brand new poster has made its way online, teasing that it's time for our heroes to get back to work. Though, it might not be the kind of work you're expecting.

The new Incredibles 2 poster features all of the family's super suits in a laundry basket. We know that the sequel is going to pick up directly after the events of the first movie, but the dynamic in this installment is going to change dramatically. This time around, Bob, aka Mr. Incredible, is going to
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Toy Story 4 Finds Its New Writer, Is It Getting Delayed Again?

Good and bad news for Pixar fans. Disney has brought on screenwriter Stephany Folsom to take over the writing duties on the highly-anticipated Toy Story 4. But this last minute addition could mean the movie is being indefinitely delayed, after so many starts and stops already.

While Stephany Folsom only has one produced credit to her name, the TV series Ds2dio 360, she made the Black List in 2013 for her script 1969: A Space Odyssey, or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon, an alternate history script which follows director Stanley Kubrick as he's tasked by Nasa to fake the 1969 moon landing. The writer also worked on the script for Thor: Ragnarok, although she was denied credit by the Writers Guild of America.

This comes just a few months after original Toy Story 4 writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack were rumored to have left the project
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Tweetweek Turducken

Collected by Nathaniel R because Twitter is so toxic you shouldn't hang out there but you also shouldn't miss the more curated pleasures. Let's begin with a question that's enormously easy to answer:

Has there ever been a movie couple with better collective hair then Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeline Stowe in The Last Of The Mohicans?

Max Weiss (@maxthegirl) January 15, 2018

An emphatic chorus of "No!" because seriously. Never. Never has there ever. After the jump some Star Wars, a little Frances McDormand, a laugh from Sharon Stone, and guest appearances by Ratatouille and The Greatest Showman...
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Clear Your Schedule, Because Disney Is Offering All of Their Movies For Free This Weekend

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If you had plans this weekend, we're happy to report that it's time for you to cancel them (c'mon - you weren't going to follow through on them anyway, admit it!). Instead of going out, grab some popcorn and get your TV ready to go for the most epic Disney movie marathon Ever. Ok, Ok, that might be a little dramatic, but we can't hide our excitement over the fact Disney Family Movies is offering a free sneak preview of their movie collection until Jan. 15. The 24/7 on-demand service is allowing everyone with a few select cable providers - you can see the full list here to check if you qualify - to watch beloved animated and live-action Disney flicks right on your screen, rather than having to dig around for a dusty VHS tape you have buried in the bottom of your TV stand. Both well-known classics and the studio's more recent offerings are included.
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Brad Garrett Joins ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Season 2 at Showtime

Brad Garrett Joins ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Season 2 at Showtime
Brad Garrett has signed on for a season-long arc in the second season of Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here,” Variety has learned.

Garrett will play comedy legend Roy Martin, who arrives on the scene at Goldie’s and drops bombs and wisdom on the club’s comics. Goldie (Melissa Leo) lures him into a business partnership as she schemes to expand her empire.

Garrett has won three Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role on the iconic comedy series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He was also nominated for an Emmy and SAG Award for his portrayal of Jackie Gleason in the television film “Gleason,” and recently appeared on “This Is Us,” “Law & Order: Svu” and “Fargo.” His feature film credits include “Not Fade Away,” “Music and Lyrics,” and “Suicide Kings.” In addition, he has lent his voice to more than 30 animated films, including “Finding Nemo,” “Ratatouille,” and “[link
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Exclusive Interview: Jumanji sound editor Julian Slater talks Welcome to the Jungle and working with Edgar Wright

Red Stewart chats with Jumanji sound editor Julian Slater talks Welcome to the Jungle and working with Edgar Wright

Julian Slater has been working in the film industry since the early 1990s, usually in varying positions in the sound and audio departments. His extensive filmography covers television shows, independent movies, and blockbusters, ranging from Murphy’s Law to Mad Max: Fury Road, though he is best known for his frequent collaborations with British writer/director Edgar Wright.

The latest film he worked on is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. We at Flickering Myth had the honor of speaking with him about the movie and his career as a whole.

First off, congratulations on Jumanji [Welcome to the Jungle]. The sound design in it was absolutely incredible.

It’s good fun, yeah. It-It’s a good movie. The chemistry between Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
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Incredibles 2 Motion Poster Makes a New Year's Toast

The Walt Disney Studios Twitter page has released an The Incredibles 2 motion poster offering "A Toast to the New Year." With a piece of Baby Jack Jack seared toast. Get it? This literal toast comes roughly a month after Disney released the teaser trailer for the most anticipated family movie of 2018. Even though the movie doesn't come out until June, fans are starting to get really excited for the sequel. It was confirmed that it takes place right after the events of the first movie, and it sees baby Jack Jack utilizing his powers for the first time.

One of the longest-lasting of New Year's Eve traditions is the New Year's Eve toast, which is usually made with a clinking of champagne flutes, beer mugs, or whatever you can drink out of. But Disney has done something different with the tradition and they have taken it to a new level.
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Why 'Coco' Composer's Score Had to Be "Born Out of the Story"

Why 'Coco' Composer's Score Had to Be
Coco composer Michael Giacchino, 50, was a priority. That meant not only getting the right music for the score but also for the sounds of the environment. "Music is being played in the streets," says the longtime Pixar collaborator on films including Inside Out, Ratatouille and Up, for which he won an Oscar. "We wanted that to feel legit."

Getting there meant a lot of research and attention to detail. "I was very lucky to work with [songwriters] Germaine Franco and Camilo Lara, both of...
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Patton Oswalt Returning to Host Writers Guild Awards Show in Los Angeles

Patton Oswalt Returning to Host Writers Guild Awards Show in Los Angeles
Patton Oswalt will return for the third year in a row to host the 2018 Writers Guild Awards show on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“This is the year that I finally complete the Shifting Maze and am at last freed from the curse of having to host this wretched hellscape of an awards show,” Oswalt said. “No guild can hold Oswalt forever!”

Hugh Fink, who is returning as executive producer, said, “I do not comprehend Patton Oswalt’s statement or what the hell it means, but I think it has something to do with nerds and videogames. Regardless, I’m elated that Patton is returning to host the Writers Guild Awards for the third year in a row and thus delaying his plans to replace Yu Darvish.”

Oswalt’s latest comedy special, “Annihilation,” premiered in October on Netflix. Oswalt earned a 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding writing for a variety special for his Netflix comedy special
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Jack-Jack Has Superpowers In First Incredibles 2 Trailer

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Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” is just seven months away.

On Saturday, the studio released an all-new teaser trailer, poster and photo from the film.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,
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The Incredibles 2 Trailer Is Finally Here

The Incredibles 2 Trailer Is Finally Here
We may never get a good Fantastic Four movie, but Disney is giving us the next best thing. Arguably a much better thing. After more than a decade, we finally have our first look at Pixar's The Incredibles 2. Though, we don't get to see much. Director Brad Bird is finally returning to the world he created in 2004 by bringing us one of the most highly-anticipated superhero movies of 2018. And considering that Avengers: Infinity War is also coming out next year, that is a bold statement. But a deservedly bold statement. Disney released a synopsis for the movie along with an image and poster.

"Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life.
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The 7 Best Pixar Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The 7 Best Pixar Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: “Coco” arrives in theaters on November 22nd. With that in mind, we asked our panel of critics to name their favorite Pixar movie. In a testament to the studio’s work, all seven of the critics who participated in this survey highlighted different films.

Read More:‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Proves That the Studio Still Has Some Life in its Bones Christy Lemire, @christylemire, RogerEbert.com/What the Flick?!

For a long time I would have said “Wall-e,” just because it’s so audacious: It’s about a lonely garbage collector in space, and the first 15 minutes of it are wordless. The fact that
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Coco Review

As Pixar Studios imagineers yet another animated awards contender, you have to wonder when – or if – they’ll ever stumble again (even in the slightest). No company can flawlessly produce film after film of praise-worthy content, can they? Well, considering how Coco is their best release in years (very, Very successful years), you’ll have to *keep* pondering that very query. Silently, from behind streaming tears (once again).

Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina’s festive journey through their splashy “Land Of The Dead” is a touching, massively heartwarming story of the strongest familial variety. An afterlife exploration so inspired by the theme of death, yet never burdened by fears of the unknown. Even better? Disney/Pixar embraces yet another chance to push younger audiences towards more cultural – and inclusive – understandings. Respectful, complex and still monumentally entertaining – hot tamale, what a triumph.

Anthony Gonzalez voices Mexican son/grandson Miguel Rivera, a starry-eyed,
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