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The Good Dinosaur, 2015
Directed by Peter Sohn
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Prior to the release of the incredible Inside Out earlier this year, there was a worry that Pixar had lost some of their mojo. Underwhelming sequels in Cars 2 and Monsters University sandwiched the divisive Brave and suggested that Pixar had become too ingrained into the Disney lifestyle and were happy to settle for mediocrity. And with the rest of the Pixar slate for the next few years being mostly sequels (Finding Dory, Cars 3, Toy Story 4, The Incredibles 2), we should really appreciate when they bring a new IP to the table. Sadly, The Good Dinosaur is more »
- Luke Owen
Disney-Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “Wall-e”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “Wall-e”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016. Release Date: June 17, 2016 Voice Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton Director: Andrew Stanton Co-Director: Angus MacLane Producer: Lindsey Collins »
You may not know Carlos Baena by name, but you’re definitely familiar with his work. As an animator at Pixar, he was involved with classics like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Wall-e, and Toy Story 3, and at Ilm he worked on films including Star Wars Episode II and Men in Black II. Now he’s striking out on his own as the writer and director of La […]
The post Help Pixar Alum Carlos Baena Make ‘La Noria’, a Beautiful Animated Horror Short appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
War for the Planet of the Apes: Director Matt Reeves shared the first photo from War for the Planet of the Apes, which began production over the weekend, provoking positive responses from filmmakers Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) and Andrew Stanton (Wall-e), among many others. The photo suggests a reference to the first entry in the series. The movie stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, and Steve Zahn; it's due for theatrical release on July 14, 2017. [Twitter via Coming Soon] Colossal: Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk) has joined Anne Hathaway in Colossal, written and to be directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes). The movie follows a woman who discovers that she is somehow "strangely connected to a giant lizard-like monster that materialized over Tokyo and is...
- Peter Martin
Best friends are friends forever. The latest charming TV spot promo for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur is a very emotional, very sweet reminder of how important friendship is. The spot takes a quick look back at "20 years of friendship", and all the different stories they've told about friends. "A single friendship can change everything. From Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur, join us in celebrating 20 years of friendship from Pixar Animation Studios." The Good Dinosaur is also about a friendship - Arlo, the apatosaurus, and his human pet that he names Spot. I'm already excited to see this, even moreso after this wonderful look back at Pixar. Here's the new promo "20 Years of Friendship" direct from Disney, celebrating 20 years of Pixar friends: You can also watch the latest full-length Us trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur here, to see even more. The Good Dinosaur is directed by Peter Sohn (director of Partly Cloudy, »
- Alex Billington
War for the Planet of the Apes: Director Matt Reeves shared the first photo from War for the Planet of the Apes, which began production over the weekend, provoking positive responses from filmmakers Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) and Andrew Stanton (Wall-e), among many others. The photo suggests a reference to the first entry in the series. The movie stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn; it's due for theatrical release on July 14, 2017. [Twitter via Coming Soon] ...
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What does a lightsaber sound like? Or a storm on Mars? Or Q’s latest gadget? Well we don’t know. Rather, films’ sound effects editors use their ingenuity to create these artificial sounds, to be integrated into a film’s soundtrack. The Academy Award for Best Sound Editing rewards the supervising sound editors who are responsible for this important craft. War films and action films frequently score here, and science-fiction/fantasy is another favorite. Animated films also do disproportionately well in this category, which is not surprising given that all non-dialogue, non-music sounds need to be created. Best Picture nominees by no means dominate this category, but films that tank usually have considerable difficulty making the final five. “The Martian” featured extraordinary sounds during crashes and explosions such that viewers feel they are on Mars/in space. Oliver Tarney was nominated two years ago for another October release –“Captain Phillips. »
- Gerard Kennedy
"That creature protected you - what is his name?!" Disney-Pixar have debuted the second full-length trailer for The Good Dinosaur, directed by Pete Sohn, about the adventures of Arlo, an Apatosaurus who gets lost and befriend a small human boy that he names Spot. Arlo is voiced by Raymond Ochoa, and the rest of the voice cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, A.J. Buckley, Anna Paquin and Sam Elliott. There's plenty of new footage in this, showing Arlo interacting with different dinosaurs including the goofy triceratops named Forrest Woodbush. This looks like a truly wonderful movie, I really can't wait to see it. Here's the second full trailer for Pete Sohn's The Good Dinosaur, directly from Disney's YouTube: You can still watch the other official Us trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur here, to see even more. The Good Dinosaur is directed by Peter Sohn (director of Partly Cloudy, »
- Alex Billington
Pixar animates Andrew Coats (Wall-e, Toy Story 3) and Lou Hamou-Lhadj (Cars 2, Inside Out) have released the first trailer for their upcoming animated short Borrowed Time, which centres of an aging Sheriff in the Old West. Check it out here, along with the official synopsis…
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.
Borrowed Time is set to hit the festival circuit this year.
- Gary Collinson
Finding Dory is one of the most anticipated sequels Pixar has ever announced. And this past Friday we got our first official look at the CG-animated adventure along with some of the new cast. Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell and the great Kaitlin Olson all arrived at D23 in Anaheim to tease their new characters. We now have the interviews from this event, along with the panel presentation.
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), who voices everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, surprised D23 Expo attendees this past Friday to celebrate Disney Pixar's upcoming film Finding Dory. Joining DeGeneres on stage were Ed O'Neill (Modern Family), who lends his voice to Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell (Modern Family), the voice of Bailey, a misguided beluga whale; and Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who voices Destiny, a kind-hearted whale shark. Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-e), co-director Angus MacLane »
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), the voice of everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, took a dip with D23 Expo attendees this afternoon, celebrating Disney Pixar's upcoming film Finding Dory. Joining DeGeneres on stage this afternoon were Ed O'Neill (Modern Family), who lends his voice to Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell (Modern Family), the voice of Bailey, a misguided beluga whale; and Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who voices Destiny, a kind-hearted whale shark. Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-e), co-director Angus MacLane and producer Lindsey Collins (co-producer Wall-e) offered new details of the all-new story, while debuting a photo that offers our first look at Hank.
Finding Dory reunites Dory with friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Also featuring the voices of Albert Brooks, »
The director, producer and star literally play with our emotions in Pixar’s latest adventure, Inside Out.
Pixar Animations Studio has introduced audiences to a number of cinematic treasures over the years including Wall-e (2008), Finding Nemo (2003) and the beloved Toy Story Trilogy (1995-2010). It is safe to say that their latest creation, Inside Out from director Pete Docter, is an impressive addition to the Pixar canon.
Inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley live five emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear. All emotions work together to make sure that Riley is feeling the right sentiments, reactions, and feelings. However, Joy works the hardest to make sure that Riley is happy as much as possible, keeping Sadness away from the controls. Joy’s task becomes harder when Riley’s parents decide to move from Minnesota to San Francisco turning Riley’s life upside down.
- Paul Heath
Disney-Pixar has debuted a must-see full-length trailer for Pete Sohn's The Good Dinosaur, their new adventure into another time. The Good Dinosaur takes place in a world where the dinosaurs never died off and became the dominate species on Earth. One of them is named Arlo, voiced by Lucas Neff of "Raising Hope", and he comes across a small human. The two become friends, and the rest is history. This beautiful trailer is already hitting me right in the heart with emotions and scenes it shows. I love the music, I love the score, I just want to see this already. It looks like another wonderfully original Pixar creation. Must watch! Here's the full-length theatrical trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, direct from YouTube: The Good Dinosaur is directed by Peter Sohn (director of Partly Cloudy, animator on The Incredibles and Wall-e). Dinosaurs are the dominant species on Earth »
- Alex Billington
Read More: Watch: Here's How to Incorporate 'Serial'-Style Story Telling into Film Andrew Stanton, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Wall-e," "Toy Story" and other hit films has said that "the audience actually wants to work for their meal. They just don't want to know that they’re doing that." Mystery is what drives new romances, leads us to discover new worlds and compels us to tell stories. It's the insatiable-sapien quest to know and find meaning. This is where radio trumps visual storytelling; because it allows the listener to craft their own world. Radio producer and filmmaker Andrew Norton says visual storytellers walk a thin line; they could potentially produce something "...worse than [the audience] is imagining." The key to great visual storytelling is subtlety - inject mystery into what the audience sees. Don't whack your audience on the nose with your story; make them work for it. In Episode 2 bonus episode »
- Dale Sood
We're holding a special Inside Out screening in London this Sunday - with some very special Q&A guests...
Update: We're already oversubscribed. We are keeping a reserve list, but in the interests of playing fair with people, we'd rather let you know that every seat is currently taken.
Now, you're going to have to bear with us, as we're really rather excited about this.
For our latest special reader screening preview event is Pixar's brand new film, Inside Out. The same Inside Out that's earned rave reviews in the Us, and has already been a major box office hit over there. It comes to UK cinemas on Friday 24th July - but a bunch of lucky readers are going to get to see it early this coming weekend in London, in a private screening room.
And it gets better.
Joining us after the film will be the Academy Award-winning director of Inside Out, »
Pete Docter is like a perfect cartoon character. Impossibly tall, with a reed-thin torso and bendy arms, his narrow-shaped head reminds you of a pencil-top eraser. The ears jut out, the eyes bulge and the smile is like a toothy portcullis. But while you can imagine his fellow animators at Pixar have a lot of fun drawing his caricature, it’s what’s inside his skull that’s most interesting. In a company that’s revolutionised animated storytelling with the likes of the Toy Story trilogy, Finding Nemo and Wall-e, the 46 year-old Docter might just be the most unique mind there is. »
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
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