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If you're a filmmaker and you're looking for a way to take an audience out of a movie immediately, start it off with a lengthy voice over diatribe, filling our heads with more information we care to process with details we aren't even sure what is valuable and what can be forgotten. Certainly the goal is to take it all in, but at what point am I supposed to be in awe of the destruction of the Earth's moon? Or process the resulting devastation, not to mention the news a nuclear war left our planet virtually uninhabitable? What was that you said about mankind escaping earth and now living one of Saturn's moons? And those big machines are sucking water out of the Earth's ocean for some form of fusion energy? And drones are protecting the machines from "Scavs"? And Scavs are members of the alien force that invaded Earth »
- Brad Brevet
Peter Docter is a bit of a Pixar legend, contributing to the story of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Wall-e, and directing Monster's, Inc. and Up. Today, Pixar announced the official release date and title of his next project: June 19, 2015, and Inside Out, respectively. It has previously been described as "an inventive new film that explores a world that everyone knows, but no one has seen: inside the human mind." Okay, we're onboard, Pixar — you can tell your robots to start drawing the movie now. »
- Jesse David Fox
Disney Pixar have finally announced the details of a Finding Nemo sequel, entitled Finding Dory. Dory, Nemo's amnesiac best pal from the first film, is voiced by Ellen DeGeneres (Dr. Dolittle), the popular American comedian and television personality. Judging by the title, returning characters such as Nemo and Marlin will spend the film looking for Dory.
Pixar broke the news of the sequel on Facebook, linking to Dory's own page and a poster featuring the new title. The poster is hardly ground-breaking, as it merely mimics the style of the Finding Nemo title, but it's certain that fans will now start speculating about the wisdom and direction of a sequel. Facebook comments from the public on the news range from the ecstatic to "I don't know how I feel about this..."
- Liam Trim
Disney announced today the upcoming Finding Nemo sequel won't be Finding Nemo 2, in fact it will be titled Finding Dory as Ellen DeGeneres returns as the voice of the forgetful blue tang fish with a release date already set for November 25, 2015. That date, coincidentally, is also the date Fox has tentatively set for the Peanuts film based on Charles Schulz's Charlie Brown comic strip, but I have to assume that will now change. Original Finding Nemo director and director Wall-e, Andrew Stanton, will return to direct this film as his first since the John Carter debacle. Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory's life. »
- Brad Brevet
Taking a film's side character and making them the center of the sequel is a risky proposition, as Pixar well knows after the disappointing, Mater-centric Cars 2. But Dory the blue tang fish from Finding Nemo remains by far the film's most enduring character, and the studio seemingly has no choice than to put her front and center in the planned sequel. So today they've officially announced Finding Dory, a sequel to the studio's second-most profitable film (behind Toy Story 3) set for a November 25, 2015 release. Andrew Stanton, who directed Finding Nemo and the sterling Wall-e for Pixar before moving on to the disappointing John Carter, will be back to direct, with Albert Brooks returning to voice the ever-worried Marlin. The announcement promises appearance from Nemo and "The Tank Gang," but it's unclear if Weeds star Alexander Gould will return to voice an older Nemo, or if Allison Janney, Willem Dafoe, »
While it was officially announced last year, the sequel to Disney and Pixar's beloved "Finding Nemo" now has a name, a release date, and some extra plot details. In November, 2015, be prepared to buy your ticket to view the aquatic world of "Finding Dory." “I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” said DeGeneres in a statement released by the studio. “I'm not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.' But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It's got a lot of heart, it's really funny, and the best part is -- it's got a lot more Dory.” Original director Andrew Stanton, who in the years since "Finding Nemo" directed "Wall-e" and "John Carter," will be returning to helm "Finding Dory, »
- Drew Taylor
News Simon Brew 2 Apr 2013 - 17:25
Pixar has taken the first wraps off Finding Nemo 2, now known as Finding Dory...
Since it was first revealed to be happening last year, news on Pixar's planned Finding Nemo 2 has been unsurprisingly scarce. Until now, anyway, as Disney has now put out an official announcement about the film, its title, and when to expect it.
Finding Nemo 2 then is now going by the official name of Finding Dory, and that promotes the character voiced by Ellen DeGeneres in the original film to top billing. DeGeneres will be returning to lend her vocal talents to the film.
The film is being directed by Andrew Stanton, who also made Finding Nemo, John Carter and Wall-e, and he said that "Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favourites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. »
Three new “Shorty Shorts” from the animated franchise Cars popped up on Disney’s website today. The original film and its sequel show the adventures of Lightning McQueen, a race car who gets stuck in the town of Radiator Springs, and the friends he makes there. Each of the shorts comprises a “tale from Radiator Springs,” giving the viewer insight into more of the day-to-day goings on of the fictional town from the films. While the first Cars was a big success, Cars 2 wasn’t received as warmly. By putting out these shorts, Disney could be hoping to reach out to a new young fanbase, seeing as how Cars came out in 2006. I doubt that there is a Cars 3 in the works due to the underperformance of the sequel, but keeping an interest in the franchise might lead to a possible TV series or other project that could could build up some revenue. »
- Bryce Fallon
Pixar are arguably the greatest movie studio in the world. Though their recent output has drawn its fair share of debate (what with a noticeable decline in quality over the past few years), there’s no denying that the California-based animation giant possess a unique kind of magic.
Year after year, animation-inclined geniuses like John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Brad Bird and Pete Docter have continued to put out some of the greatest movies ever made: Toy Story, Wall-e, The Incredibles and Monsters Inc. - just to name a few – are all considered to be groundbreaking achievements in animated filmmaking. And though there’s so much to enjoy with regards to the immensely detailed Pixar canon, one particular tradition sticks out more than all the others…
The Easter eggs. Pixar love their Easter eggs. So much so, in fact, that spotting them has become a kind of part-time hobby for Pixar die-hards. »
- T.J. Barnard
Posters for Despicable Me 2, Hummingbird, Stuck in Love, The East, The Colony, Tomorrow You're Gone, Erased, The Place Beyond the Pines, G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D, an IMAX poster for Iron Man 3, Passion, and five character posters for Spring Breakers .
"MGM's CEO says they 'are hoping within the next three years' to release the next installment in the James Bond franchise . In other news, rain is wet…" (full details)
- Garth Franklin
Deadlines loom for the Academy's awards for film students AMPAS has sent out a press release reminding potential contenders that the deadlines (there are two, depending on the category) to submit movies to compete for this year's Student Academy Awards are fast approaching. (See more information below.) (Pictured above: Last year's winner David Wolter.) The upcoming awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 8, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. As per the Academy's release, eligible Foreign Film category movies are from "full-time college and university students attending schools that are members of the international film school organization known as Cilect (cilect.org), and located outside the borders of the United States." The other categories are "open to all full-time college and university students at accredited U.S. institutions, whose films are made within the curricular structure of a film program or class at their respective schools. »
- Anna Robinson
Andrew Stanton's Wall-e wasn't the first movie ever made about a desolate, post-humanity planet Earth, but it is one of the finest. That's why when the trailer for Joseph Kosinksi's Oblivion first hit, showing an abandoned Earth and the lone survivor who is now its steward, it wasn't a lesser film like I Am Legend that came to mind, it was that little trash-stacking robot who could. The comparison between the two was purely superficial, of course. Oblivion is an action movie about the aftermath of an alien invasion. Wall-e is a romantic adventure set in the aftermath of a lazy species. But what if the two did a body swap? Thanks to a YouTube user, we now know what that would look like. One crafty individual has taken the exact audio from the trailer for...
- Peter Hall
Mondo, the art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, celebrates the upcoming Oscars with its secnd annual poster series tied to nominated films in select categories, and the one that should be of most interest to horror fans is for ParaNorman.
ParaNorman Poster Details
Size: 24" x 36"
The other titles revealed thus far include The Master and Les Miserables, and many more posters will be unveiled during the Academy Awards show broadcast this Sunday, March 24th, so be sure to keep your eyes on MondoTees.com and follow @MondoNews on Twitter.
From the makers of Coraline comes the story of Norman, a boy who must use his gift of seeing and speaking with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse about to come true. Caught in a wild race against time, the young ghoul whisperer will find his paranormal abilities pushed to their otherworldly »
- The Woman In Black
This year's bumper showing proves we're living in a golden age for animation – though three of five nominees hark backwards with stop-motion techniques
Few would argue that we are currently living in a new golden age of animation, one fostered by the arrival of CGI more than a decade ago and now settling confidently into early-middle age. While Pixar, the San Francisco Bay Area-based trend-setter that landed in the mid-90s like a cluster bomb of energy and innovation, has dipped a little quality-wise since that remarkable four-year run in which Ratatouille, Wall-e, Up and Toy Story 3 all arrived in cinemas, its rivals have upped their games dramatically.
Competition for the 2013 Academy Award for best animated film must be the closest in the history of the prize, which was created in 2001 following the radical arrival of Pixar, Dreamworks Animation and others on the scene. Three out of the five »
- Ben Child
Pixar and director Andrew Stanton are putting the pieces together for Finding Nemo 2 and today, they have announced that Albert Brooks will be reprising his role as Marlin. Aiming for a 2016 release, with Ellen DeGeneres attached to reprise her role from the first film too (Dory), things are looking pretty good for this sequel to the 2003 animated hit.
Of course, it’s way too early for plot details but with Stanton, DeGeneres and Brooks on board, you can be sure that Finding Nemo 2 will make just as big of a splash as its predecessor did.
At least we hope it does, seeing as the studio apparently had to shell out quite the paycheck to get Brooks on board. Since the first film, the actor has been doing quite well, giving great performances recently in films like Drive and This Is 40. So this time around, he drove a »
- Matt Joseph
2013 Globe Necessities: Predictions | Nominees Welcome to our live blog of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards where myself and Laremy Legel will be providing running commentary and up-to-the-minute winner announcements over the course of three straight hours of Golden Globe excitement. This is the seventh year in a row we have provided a live blog of the events and, as always, we're hoping to do better than the last time out. Over the course of the evening Laremy Legel from Film.com and I will be providing commentary, winners and anything else that comes to mind. I will be breaking things up on an hourly basis, providing a page break at the end of each hour to hopefully keep things manageable and in the right hand column you will notice I have placed a list of the winners, which will update live as they are announced. If you'd like to catch up »
- Brad Brevet
Our daily January countdown continues with part 12 out of 300 in our list of the 300 Greatest Films Ever Made. These are numbers 190-181.
188) The Mark Of Zorro (1940) Reuben Mamoulian USA
187) Goodfellows (1990) Martin Scorsese USA
181) The Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) Alex Makendrick USA
Numbers 180-171 coming next.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Directed by Pete Docter
Here’s a question that has nagged at me for the last few years: what, really, is the difference between a film made by Pixar Animation Studios and a film made by DreamWorks Animation? (You could expand the question to include Blue Sky Studios, the company that works with 20th Century Fox and has made the Ice Age films, but I’m sticking with the Pixar-DreamWorks battle.) People continually divide the films of these studios, proclaiming that those movies of the former are automatically better than those of the latter. I may be wont to agree, but why? What separates these giants?
Both companies continue to leap forward in the technology of animating worlds and characters via computer, the images they create having progressed enormously in the last 15 or so years. »
- Josh Spiegel
For Pixar, it's never too early to build buzz. It's one of the benefits of their systematic release of one movie every early-summer or so. So to further the excitement for their upcoming projects, they sent Comingsoon.net concept art for their next four movies. The last of these movies is set to come out in 2016, so maybe by then you'll have a child and won't have to feel a little weird seeing a kids movie by yourself.Monsters University: prequel to Monsters, Inc. Watch the trailer here. It's set for a June 21, 2013, release. The Good Dinosaur: co-directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, Up; writer, Finding Nemo) and Peter Sohn (an in-house animator and storyboard artist for Wall·E, Ratatouille, The Incredibles). It's set in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct and instead evolved as a society. It's set for a May 30, 2014, release. Untitled Pixar Movie That »
- Jesse David Fox
Pixar artist Everett Downing (Wall-e, Up and Ratatouille) decided 3 years ago that he was going to attempt to draw one superhero a day for a full year. The project, called 365 Supers, features heroes with some interesting names, such as "The Man Handler", "Dober-Man", "Epidermis", "Blacksmith", and more.
The project was initially started to break through a creativity block he was facing. While he did not complete his resolution, the art he did create is pretty darn cool. Check it out and share your thoughts.
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Source: io9 (http://io9.com/5972088/pixar-animator-tries-to-create-365-superhero-designs/gallery/1) »
- Jim Napier
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