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It's hard to believe it, but we're lived through more than half of the 2010s. It's a decade without a real name, though it's destined to be known as the teens. A lot of good movies hit theaters this decade, including Boyhood, Moonrise Kingdom, The Social Network and Her.
Now we have a question for you: What is the best movie of the 2010s? Any movie that came out after December 31st, 2009 counts. Feel free to vote for an animated flick like Toy Story 3, a big budget space film like Interstellar or Gravity, »
Why does Hollywood keep mining the smallest nooks and crannies of my childhood? This week, two major children’s film projects are reportedly in development.
The first is Disney continuing to pile on to their live-action reboot slate with a reimagining of none other than Winnie the Pooh. How they intend to do this without sending one of the most classic children’s’ characters of all time into seriously uncanny valley territory boggles my mind beyond even singing jungle animals, a flying elephant, or CGI candlesticks and dining sets. Disney didn’t even wait a full week after announcing their previous live-action project, a reboot of Mulan.
Deadline reported Thursday evening that Alex Ross-Perry, director of the indie from last year Listen Up Philip, would be writing the story, in which a fully grown Christopher Robin would return to his old friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. I guess »
- Brian Welk
After a brief delay, this series has returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be truing to do that, time will still tell. Again, if nothing else, this gives you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright then, here goes nothing folks…behold my picks: Best Picture – The Social Network The nominees here for this ceremony were 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, »
- Joey Magidson
The Tribeca Film Festival announced this week that audiences will have an opportunity to hear panel and one-on-one conversations with some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives during this year’s Tribeca Talks series including Christopher Nolan with Bennett Miller, George Lucas with Stephen Colbert, Cary Fukunaga with James Schamus, Brad Bird with Janeane Garofalo, Harvey Weinstein, Gus Van Sant, Courtney Love, Catherine Martin, and Christiane Amanpour.
Unique programs in the 2015 series include the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures where an acclaimed director participates in an intimate one-on-one conversation, Tribeca Talks: Master Class conversations focusing on a specific sector of the filmmaking process, Tribeca Talks: Script & Screen hosted by Barnes & Noble which explores topics related to screenwriting, as well as the previously announced special Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival Conversations which presents conversations relating to sports and competition in film, »
- Sacha Hall
Disney Pixar has announced that Josh Cooley, who served as head of story on this summer's Inside Out, will co-direct Toy Story 4, alongside John Lasseter. The sequel was first announced back in November, with the studio setting a June 4, 2017 release date and bringing on Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who co-wrote Celeste and Jesse Forever, to write the screenplay. Here's what Josh Cooley had to say to Variety about Toy Story 4.
"To be co-director on Toy Story 4 with John, who brought the Toy Story characters to the screen 20 years ago, is a dream come true. When I first saw Toy Story I was amazed by the groundbreaking computer-generated animation. But it was the strong storytelling that kept me coming back. Toy Story 4 will continue that tradition and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of it!"
No voice actors have been confirmed, but Toy Story 4 »
The return of Woody, Buzz and their team of merry toybox chums is on the horizon. Set to dominate the box office in two years’ time, Toy Story 4 is positioned to land in theaters in summer 2017. John Lasseter, who ushered the first two entries to the big screen, was announced to direct last year and now, he’s looking to ease the load.
Story chief on the upcoming Inside Out, Josh Cooley, will now work alongside Lasseter as co-director on the animated caper. Disney took to Twitter to announce his involvement, which included the expected celebratory tone:
Rootin’, tootin’ news from the playset: Josh Cooley (@CooleyUrFaceOff) will co-direct #ToyStory4, debuting in 2017. pic.twitter.com/tkcggO0zVT
— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) March 11, 2015
Cooley, who started his Pixar journey as a story intern on Cars, went on to tell Variety (via /Film) about joining the studio’s biggest franchise:
To be co-director »
- Gem Seddon
Disney and Pixar have announced Josh Cooley will join John Lasseter and co-direct the upcoming Toy Story 4, which the studio has already slated for a June 16, 2017 release. Cooley recently told Variety, "To be co-director on Toy Story 4 with John, who brought the Toy Story characters to the screen 20 years ago, is a dream come true. When I first saw Toy Story I was amazed by the groundbreaking computer-generated animation. But it was the strong storytelling that kept me coming back. Toy Story 4 will continue that tradition and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of it!" When it comes to the sequel, we recently learned from Pixar president Jim Morris, "Toy Story 4 is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will »
- Brad Brevet
Though it floated in the rumoursphere in the years since Toy Story 3 effectively appeared to wrap up the story of Woody, Buzz and the rest of the playroom pals (aside from their appearances in shorts and TV specials), a fourth Toy Story film was officially announced last November. With a 2017 release date on the books, John Lasseter has picked Pixar veteran Josh Cooley as his co-director. Cooley has been with the company since legendary story man Joe Ranft hired him as an intern on Cars. Since then, he’s worked his way up through films such as Ratatouille, Brave and Up to become head of story on the company’s forthcoming release, Inside Out. And he’s also earned his director’s stripes making shorts, including one set within the world of Pete Docter’s film, which will be on the Inside Out Blu-ray. “To be co-director on Toy Story 4 with John, »
It’s almost too much to ask of any one person. What nuts-and-bolts tinkerer is so successful a businessman?
Ed Catmull is just such a giant.
See More: Creative Impact Animation Honoree: John Lasseter
He is the father of computer animation, a field where he stands as tall as Eastman or Thomas Edison. Then he assembled the core of Pixar, leading the greatest hit machine the entertainment industry has ever known.
Paradoxically, he says, one of the keys to his success is that he thinks about failure. A lot.
“I’ve really thought a lot about why other companies fail or succeed,” Catmull says. “I had to be a student of failure, and find out why things went off the rails. »
- Steven Gaydos
When I reviewed the Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’S Curse Blu-ray, I called it “a worthy prequel to the original, incorporating enough of the lore, and some of the score, to please any fan” (read all of my review Here)
Now We Are Movie Geeks has two copies of the Blu-ray to give away. All you have to do is answer this simple question: what is your favorite “Threequel” (Part 3) of any film series? (mine is Toy Story 3)
It’s so easy! Just leave your answer in the comments below and we’ll pick the winners next week. Good Luck!
Dragonheart fans will embark on an all new adventure featuring Ben Kingsley as the voice of Drago the Dragon in Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’S Curse, which debuted on Digital HD on February 10, 2015, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and on DVD »
- Tom Stockman
Toy Story 4 might not continue the storyline of Toy Story 3, according to Pixar president Jim Morris. Toy Story 4: A Romantic Comedy In an interview with Disney Latino, Morris reportedly revealed that the highly anticipated continuation of the Toy Story franchise wouldn’t necessarily revolve around Andy’s old toys going on another wild adventure. […]
- Olivia Truffaut
While many people still think it is a money grab, Pixar seems adamant that their next Toy Story movie will be different from the others, and that means changing up the story a little bit.
Speaking with Disney Latino earlier this week, Pixar president Jim Morris revealed that Toy Story 4 will break from the original trilogy of films and be a brand-new story within the universe (with all of the same characters).
“I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn I do not know if it will be continued […] It is not a continuation of the end of the story of ‘Toy Story 3,” Morris said.
He added that the focus of the story will shift from the relationship between the toys and their owner and will instead be a love story amongst the toy characters. This is a »
- Zach Dennis
Pixar president Jim Morris revealed more information about the focus and status of the upcoming, fourth Toy Story film in an interview with Disney Latino's blog. Morris said that the movie, which was announced in November, is not a continuation of Toy Story 3 or "part of [the] trilogy" of past Toy Story films. Furthermore, Toy Story 4, will be "love story," Morris explained, adding that it won't be about the characters interacting with kids. Read More John Lasseter to Direct Fourth 'Toy Story' Film "It’s not a continuation of the end of Toy Story 3," Morris said of
- Hilary Lewis
The experiment has failed. The Oscars simply don’t work. And no, I’m not just continuing to vent my frustration over Boyhood losing.
For the last six years, The Academy has experimented with a different number of Best Picture nominees, starting with 10, then a variable number between five and 10 based on first place votes.
That experiment could now be coming to an end. The Hollywood Reporter floated the rumor Tuesday that the Academy is seriously considering switching back to five nominees for Best Picture, and that the motion has support with a “significant fraction of the Academy”.
This is speculation at the moment, as the Academy’s Board of Governors isn’t set to meet until March 24. That said, this year’s Oscar ratings were down by 15 percent from last year, despite having one of the year’s biggest box office hits in American Sniper up for Best Picture »
- Brian Welk
'Toy Story 4' will be a ''romantic comedy''. Pixar studio president Jim Morris has revealed that the sequel to the animated children's film will be separate from the films that have come before it and will be a ''love story''. Speaking to Disney Latino, according to SlashFilm, he said: ''The third movie ended in a beautiful way and completed a trilogy. I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn I do not know if will be continued. Never begin a project with that in mind. ''It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.'' »
Toy Story 4 will not be a direct continuation from the previous three films, it has been revealed.
Pixar president Jim Morris has said that the upcoming fourth film from Pixar and Disney will be a romantic comedy that is separate from the original trilogy.
"It's not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3," Morris told Disney Latino. "Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy.
"It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie."
Morris also reassured fans that Pixar's sequels are only made if they are passionate about the idea, rather than "exploiting them for money".
"That's not what it's about," he said. "It's about an idea that is met with enthusiasm."
Director John Lasseter previously said that a fourth movie was not originally considered, »
Back in November Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that John Lasseter would return to helm a fourth instalment of Pixar’s super successful Toy Story series. Little to no details were divulged except for the fact that Lasseter loves “these characters so much, they are like family to us…We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before.”
And now the first plot details have started to filter out.
Speaking to Disney Latino, studio president Jim Morris had some very interesting things to say about what direction Toy Story 4 will be taking. The following has been translated from Spanish to English:
“It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus »
- Gavin Logan
After "Toy Story 3" earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, it's no surprise that Pixar is moving forward with a fourth installment. Very little is known about the story, but studio President Jim Morris just revealed the first details. "The third movie ended in a beautiful way and completed a trilogy. This movie is not part of this trilogy," he told Disney Latino. "It is a separate story [and I don't know if it will be continue in future installments]. Never begin a project with that in mind." Morris continued: "It is not a continuation of the end of the story of 'Toy Story 3.' Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie." "Toy Story 4" is set to hit theaters on June 16th, 2017. »
Some websites appear to have mistaken Pixar producer Jim Morris’ vague, if open and helpful, comments on Toy Story 4 as constituting some kind of bombshell or huge revelation. They’re not. They’re really not. But they are still worth discussing.
Upcoming Pixar seemed to be the first to bring the story to wide attention, at least in the English-language blogosphere, quoting Disney’s own Latino News blog. Here’s how Google translate delivers what Morris said.
“It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not make much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.”
The love story angle came up before, when the film was just announced. And the idea of »
- Brendon Connelly
Work is well underway on Toy Story 4, a movie that Pixar surprisingly announced earlier this year. The movie is set to arrive in the summer of 2017, and it's going to be directed by John Lasseter who, of course, helmed the first and second Toy Story films.
Details on Toy Story 4 has thus far been in short supply, but in a chat with Disney Latino (picked up by Slashfilm), Pixar Animation Studios president Jim Morris has revealed that the new film will stand alone from the Toy Story trilogy. Appreciating that his comments have been translated from Spanish, Morris said that "I think this movie in not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story. It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3".
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