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Pixar has a well-earned reputation for a willingness to go dark. The first 20 minutes of Up can reduce even the most stoic men and women to tears, and Toy Story 3 gets scarier than most PG-13 blockbusters. Heck, the studio once released an entire film about the importance of feeling bad sometimes. But there’s territory so poignant even Pixar […]
The post Votd: ‘Borrowed Time’ Is a Gorgeous, Grown-Up Animated Short Made By Pixar Artists in Their Free Time appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Pixar movies aren't necessarily kids' movies, but they do all cater to audiences of all ages, so they have to be appropriate for children in particular. Animated films that are just for grown ups are rare, though not impossible to find (see this year's hit Sausage Party). If only the animation for adults looked and felt like Pixar, though, right? Well, now one does. Borrowed Time is a six-minute gem from co-directors Andrew Coats, who worked as an animator on Inside Out, Brave and Cars 2 (as well as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs), and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, a "character modeler and articulation artist" for Brave, Wall-e, Toy Story 3 and The Good Dinosaur. It's a Western and a bit too bloody and...
- Christopher Campbell
Disney simply cannot be stopped at the box office. While Finding Dory has been off everyone's radar for a little bit, it just crossed a major milestone with this weekend's take. Finding Dory has just crossed the $1 billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office, which is good enough to make it the fifth highest-grossing animated movie all time.
According to Box Office Mojo, as of October 9, the movie has made just over $1 billion, making it the What is perhaps even more impressive is that Finding Dory is only the second Pixar movie to ever accomplish that feat. The only other Disney/Pixar movie to do the same was Toy Story 3, which also made over $1 billion back in 2010.
“Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children” topped the foreign box office, racking up $42.5 million and bolstering the expensive fantasy film’s chances of turning a profit.
The adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ best-seller about a school for superhuman children cost $110 million to produce and millions more to market. It has only been a modest performer in the U.S., where it has earned $51.1 million. Fox backed the film, enlisting Tim Burton of “Batman” and “Alice in Wonderland” fame to direct, with the hopes of creating a new young adult franchise.
It’s too early to tell if those ambitions will be realized, but overseas crowds have been receptive. “Miss Peregrine’s” showed on 12,187 screens in 75 international markets this weekend, opening to $5.8 million in Russia, $5.4 million in France, and racking up $5.9 million in its second weekend in South Korea. Globally, “Miss Peregrine’s” has grossed $145.1 million.
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- Brent Lang
The weekend turned out almost exactly as expected with Universal and DreamWorks's The Girl on the Train finishing at #1 and the weekend top twelve coming in ~8.7% behind the same weekend last year, grossing a combined $96.4 million. The weekend's two other new wide releases*The Birth of a Nation and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life*are in a fight for sixth place as holdovers mostly ruled the top five. This weekend also saw Disney's Finding Dory become the 27th film to ever cross $1 billion worldwide, making it the third Disney release of 2016 to cross that mark. Finishing at #1, the adaptation of Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train, came up just a bit shy of expectations with an estimated $24.7 million from 3,144 theaters. It's no stretch to assume the film experienced diminishing buzz as the weekend wore on, due mostly to the largely negative reviews (44% on RottenTomatoes) and lackluster, »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dory is the year’s highest-grossing domestic release with $485 million, and the third biggest movie of the year worldwide after fellow Disney releases Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion) and Zootopia ($1.023 billion). It’s also the second Pixar release to hit the $1 billion mark after Toy Story 3, which earned $1.067 billion back in 2010.
2016 has certainly been a great year for Disney, with The Jungle Book falling just short of the billion mark with $966.2 million, and Moana, Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story all still to come.
- Gary Collinson
Now in weekend 16, Disney/Pixar's forgetful blue tang has flapped her fins across the $1B global box office line. The domestic cume on Finding Dory through today is $484.8M with international at $516.7M. Alongside Toy Story 3, the film is Pixar's second billion-dollar release as well as the Walt Disney Studios' fourth billion-dollar release in the past 12 months and its 12th ever. Dory, directed by Andrew Stanton, is now the 5th biggest animated film of all time worldwide… »
Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” crossed $1 billion globally on Sunday, after the animated sequel earned $485 million domestically and $517 million overseas. The feature is Pixar’s second billion-dollar title, following 2010’s “Toy Story 3,” and The Walt Disney Studios’ fourth billion-dollar film in the past year. “Dory” is now the fifth highest grossing animated film of all time globally. Also Read: 'Birth of a Nation' Flops as 'Girl on the Train' Wins Weekend Box Office The film was among only three of this summer’s many sequels — also Universal-Blumhouse-Platinum Dune’s “The Purge: Election Year” and Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” — to outperform their predecessors. »
- Meriah Doty
Pixar’s “Finding Dory” has crossed $1 billion at the global box office to become the fifth highest-grossing animated film of all time.
The film is Pixar’s second billion-dollar grossing release, joining “Toy Story 3,” and the 12th Walt Disney release to hit that mark. It is also the fourth film by Disney to reach that milestone in the past 12 months, joining “Captain America: Civil War,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and “Zootopia.” “The Jungle Book” fell just short, earning $966.2 million globally.
“Finding Dory” is the year’s highest-grossing domestic release with $485 million. It earned an additional $517 million internationally. The sequel to 2003’s “Finding Nemo” brought back original cast members Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, and earned strong critical reviews. It follows Dory, a Pacific blue tang with short-term memory loss, as she tries to reunite with her family.
Disney is on a roll. The company owns Marvel and Lucasfilm, »
- Brent Lang
Simon Brew Oct 4, 2016
When Pixar knock off toys from around the world come to the attention of, well, Pixar...
Yeah, I know. This is a bit Buzzfeed-y. But still, I thought this was quite funny. Lee Unkrich, who directed the quite wonderful Toy Story 3, has been Tweeting pictures of bootleg Toy Story and Pixar toys from around the world on his feed. You know the knock-off versions you may find in the pound shop, or on your international travels? Well, Unkrich has found them too.
Our favourites? Toy Story 4’s Woody, who looks like he’s been on an Arnold Schwarzenegger body-building course. And, of course, whoever the hell Donkey Brains is has made it to our Christmas list too.
Unkrich is on Twitter, here.
And it looks as if some of these originate from the brilliant Bootleg Stuff Twitter account, that you can find here.
The list of Xbox 360 titles that are now playable on Xbox One continues to grow, as three new titles joined the roster today. Lost Odyssey, Toy Story 3 and Guwange are the latest additions to the backwards compatible library.
Developed by Mistwalker and Feelplus, Lost Odyssey was suspected to be coming to the program a few months back, and it’s definitely nice to see it being made official. Originally released in 2008 in North America, the Jrpg centers around the “immortal” Kaim. Plagued by a form of amnesia, Kaim must face off against threats created by the world’s approaching magical revolution, while also coming to terms with long-forgotten memories. Written by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, the story was heavily praised by critics.
Released alongside the smash film, Toy Story 3 takes a unique approach to the often maligned licensed video game. Instead of merely just following the plot beats of the film, »
- Eric Hall
Disney and Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” turned a lot of heads earlier this year with its groundbreaking use of special effects and its worldwide box office gross of just over $960 million. Sequel buzz was inevitable with that kind of blockbuster success, but now we have confirmed that the studio and filmmaker have something even more ambitious up their sleeves: A live-action “The Lion King.” The Walt Disney Company confirmed this morning that one of their most beloved animated movies will officially be getting the live-action treatment, with Favreau attached to direct.
Disney’s animated “The Lion King,” directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff and released in 1994, was the highest grossing animated film for 16 years until it was surpassed by “Toy Story 3” in 2010. Since then, numerous CGI animated films have »
- Zack Sharf
“Storks,” the new digital cartoon about a crew of sharp-beaked, flamingo-legged birds who deliver babies (or used to; they now deliver consumer packages — but we’ll get to that in a minute), is a strenuously unfunny animated comedy. These days, that’s a relatively rare bird to encounter, since animated filmmaking right now tends to hit certain baseline slick levels of amiable generic cleverness. In “Storks,” the jokes fall flat, but the pace is relentless, and those two things seem somehow intertwined, as if the filmmakers had convinced themselves that comedy that whips by fast enough won’t go thud. Even if you watch “Storks” and think, four-year-olds will really dig it (and perhaps they will), frenetic and witless is not a great combination. At least, not for anyone over four. The movie will probably enjoy a respectable opening weekend, but after that the situation looks dicier. In the animated marketplace, »
- Owen Gleiberman
A Hologram For The King, directed by Tom Tykwer, is due for release on both Blu-ray and DVD come the 19th September 2016 from Icon Film Distribution. Based on the novel by Dave Eggers, Tom Hanks plays Alan Clay, a man who has lost everything now finding himself desperate and directionless within a strange and foreign land, searching for a way to get his life back together. Below is a Tom Hanks retrospective which takes a detailed look at some of his best roles to date.
Directed by Penny Marshall back in 1988, a twelve year old boy comes across the fortune-telling Zoltar machine, wishes that he was “Big” and awakens the following morning to discover that he has become an full grown adult. Thrown into this new world rapidly and with the attitude of a pre-teen, his outlook on life nets him a job in at the MacMillan Toy Company »
Generally speaking, sequels tend to offer diminishing returns, though there are the very few and far between franchises that have gotten even better by the third film: For every “Toy Story 3,” there are a handful of “The Godfather Part III“-style disappointments. However, director Joe Carnahan points to that Pixar movie as an example of what he’s […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
I've always thought of Joe Carnahan as an under-appreciated talent. Films like Narc and The Grey have shown that the man knows how to write and direct tense, hard-hitting thrills. Even The A-Team I felt was unfairly beaten up by critics- which contributed to its unfortunate box office performance. To me, A-Team was unapologetically over the top, and not meant to be taken particularly seriously. It was a testosterone-fueled popcorn action extravaganza that, for some reason, critics expected to be something more. To borrow an analogy I used earlier this year, it was a slurpee.
Anyway, I think Carnahan may have found just the right vehicle for his skill set. It'll allow him to create the kind of macho action spectacle he likes to make, and give him access to characters and actors that have enough chemistry and star power to make the material fly. Not to mention, it's a »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
There will be a new Bad Boys movie shooting very soon. The film is expected to roll into production next year for a 2018 release, and we’re already getting all kinds of excited.
Joe Carnahan is directing the third movie in the franchise, and has been speaking with io9-Gizmodo about the big-budget actioner that will reunite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Carnahan told the site that the film, Bad Boys For Life, is “the strongest script of any of those movies. Hands down. In a walk over.”
“Unless you’re Toy Story 3, usually third ones aren’t the strongest, and I think this one will be the strongest of the trilogy thus far,” he added.
- Paul Heath
This past week, it was announced that Sony’s Bad Boys 3 has been retitled to Bad Boys For Life, as well as being pushed back from next summer to January 2018, and now director Joe Carnahan has explained the reason for the delay during an interview with io9.
“We couldn’t all get in a room, go through this thing and really ring it out,” states Carnahan. “I’m a big believer in ‘Do the work at the script level until you’ve got something you know works.’ That everyone is happy with, the stars are happy with, the director is happy with, the studio is happy with… When you’re coming back after 15 years, you better come back with a home run ball. And I really believe that’s what we have….We’ve got a responsibility to make something that’s absolutely equivalent or exceeds what comes before. »
- Gary Collinson
We ride together, we die together. Bad Boys for Life.
That’s the official title of Joe Carnahan’s Bad Boys 3, the long-rumored action sequel that has simmered on the fringes of development for the better part of 13 years. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as chest-beating detectives Lowery and Burnett, and the threequel recently staked out a January 12, 2018 release date.
It’s a slight delay to production, considering that Sony and Carnahan were initially eyeing up a primetime June 2017 window. Nevertheless, Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team, and The Grey) holds up Bad Boys for Life as “the strongest of the trilogy thus far.”
“Unless you’re Toy Story 3, usually third ones aren’t the strongest, and I think this one will be the strongest of the trilogy thus far. There’s a lot of funny shit in this movie. And there’s also a very mysterious, »
- Michael Briers
Last week, Sony Pictures announced that it had pushed its long-awaited sequel Bad Boys 3 from June 2, 2017, where it would have had to face Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, to January 12, 2018. The sequel was also given the official title of Bad Boys for Life, and it faces considerably less competition in this date, going up against Gnomeo & Juliet sequel Sherlock Gnomes, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Today we have new updates from writer-director Joe Carnahan, about why the movie was pushed back so much.
Gizmodo caught up with Joe Carnahan, who came aboard to write and direct this action-packed sequel last June. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed in April that they still are waiting on the script, but now it seems the scripting work is complete. Here's what the writer-director had to say, teasing that it's the strongest script in the whole trilogy.
"(It's) the strongest script of any of those movies. »
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