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‘Kidco’: The Right-Wing Children’s Movie That Shouldn’t Be Forgotten

15 April 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This year we’ve already heard about The Lego Movie being anti-capitalist (even though it’s the opposite) and Frozen having a gay agenda (I can neither confirm nor deny this, as I still haven’t seen it), so it’s surprising that the conservative media hasn’t also jumped at the chance to denounce Rio 2 for its tree-hugging liberal propaganda. Maybe after piling on The Muppets, The Lorax, Cars 2, Happy Feet Two and others they’re tired of pointing out that basically every family film seems to them as leaning left. Or maybe, as Matt Patches argues disappointedly in his Fighting In the War Room podcast review, the message of Rio 2 is not direct enough to reach the young viewers because it implies the birds are fighting deforestation in the Amazon just fine on their own. Either way, I invite the Right to join me this week in recognizing the 30th anniversary of »

- Christopher Campbell

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Soar High With ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Trailer

8 April 2014 10:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Those high flyers return in a sequel to the spin-off of Pixar’s worst franchise that now has nothing to do with Pixar. In its defense, Planes was infinitely better than the mess that was Cars 2, and arguably better than Cars. This sequel was announced before Planes was even released, and Planes went on to make over $219 million worlwide on a $50 million budget. The plot takes a dramatic turn from the idea of a race in the previous film, this time having Dusty Cropper (Dane Cook) wanting to become part of a fire and rescue squad. There seems to be puns a plenty and some that actually work; the line about pickup trucks made me giggle. It doesn’t look completely awful, but at the same time even the trailer seems to start repeating itself.

Planes: Fire & Rescue is released 18th July in the Us and 8th August in the UK. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Get Thunderstruck in New Trailer for Disney's 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

8 April 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With no films from Pixar Animation on the calendar this year, Disney must make due with their spin-off sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue. Unfortunately, this looks to be even worse than both Cars 2 and the preceding original spin-off Planes. Again, the animation looks incredible with all the fire and sweeping landscapes, but the writing is flat, and there just doesn't seem to be any passion in this story at all. It's just a showcase so that young boys will want to buy more toys. There is absolutely nothing that looks redeeming about this sequel, and we really hope Dusty (Dane Cook) doesn't come back after this adventure. Watch? Here's the latest trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue from Disney: Planes: Fire & Rescue, the feature film sequel to Disney's Planes, will be directed by Bobs Gannaway. Comedian Dane Cook returns to voice cropdusting plane Dusty Crophopper, who learns that »

- Ethan Anderton

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6 Reasons To Be Excited For The Incredibles 2

20 March 2014 11:53 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


We all knew it was coming, folks. The Pixar-Disney movie making machine has been printing money for almost 20 years now, but they have only recently got into the non-Toy Story sequel game. A couple days ago, Pixar announced that Brad Bird, writer and director of The Incredibles, has officially started work on a very much in demand sequel to the 2004 Superhero/Family movie classic.

Of all the entries in Pixar’s “Golden Age” (a period which sadly came to an end circa Cars 2), The Incredibles was the one that had the most fan support behind the prospect of a sequel. This hardly comes as a surprise, given that nowadays it is extremely rare for a Superhero film to go without an immediate sequel green light when it makes such an impact at the box office.

But what exactly are the specific aspects of the Incredibles that make »

- Robert Tiemstra

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Disney's Pixar announces plans for The Incredibles sequel

19 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Animation studio also to produce Cars 3 film, along with Finding Nemo follow-up, Finding Dory

Disney-owned animation studio Pixar is to produce a sequel to the Oscar-winning animation The Incredibles, more than a decade after Brad Bird's hugely popular tale of a family of retired superheroes first hit cinemas.

The new instalment was announced yesterday by Walt Disney's Bob Iger at a briefing for shareholders in Portland, Oregon. Iger also said Pixar would work on a second sequel to 2006's Cars.

The Incredibles is set in a world in which superheroes exist but have been banned from crime fighting. Mr Incredible (voiced by Craig T Nelson) has been living incognito as plain old Bob Parr when a mysterious offer gives him the chance to return to action. Soon he and his wife Helen (nee Elastigirl), along with their three children (who are developing superpowers of their own), are caught up »

- Ben Child

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The Incredibles 2 gets the green light

19 March 2014 2:18 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

For a while it seemed only the inhabitants of Andy's toy chest would be the only Pixar characters to have their story continued in a sequel, but Cars 2, Monsters University, and the upcoming Finding Dory have changed all that. Now, word has come that The Incredibles 2 is now a go, which will no doubt delight the legion of fans of Pixar's superhero family. I absolutely love The Incredibles, and I can't wait for this, especially since the original's director Brad Bird will be involved in the writing. The news was announced at the recent Disney Investor's Meeting along with the totally unsurprising news that Pixar are also working on Cars 3. via /Film »

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New Pixar sequels announced, one more incredible than the other

18 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Disney announced today that Pixar has more sequels in the pipeline after Finding Dory in 2016. For our sins, one of them is Cars 3, because as long as the company can make the Gdp of several small nations by selling Lightning McQueen lunchboxes, there's no compelling reason to stop making Cars films, apparently. The good news is that Cars 2 probably sets the bar low enough that the next film in the franchise ought to be able to blast right over it without much trouble.

By far the better news, though, is that the studio is also gearing up for The Incredibles 2, a sequel to the one Pixar film that seems rich with possibilites to have its plot expanded upon. And Brad Bird is on hand to write the screenplay, at least, which is pretty much the only thing they had to say to keep me, for one, more than a little optimistic. »

- Tim Brayton

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‘The Incredibles 2′ is Moving Forward; ‘Cars 3′ in Development

18 March 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Many a person was relieved when Pixar president Ed Catmull offered his assurances that the beloved animation studio will, heron out, put renewed emphasis on the task of churning out quality original content – hence the company’s next two releases, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur – rather than just prioritizing sequels and/or spinoffs of its previous hits (see: Cars 2, Monsters University, and so forth).

The plan moving forward – as Catmull described it – will be for Pixar to alternate between new intellectual properties and established franchise installments, on a year-by-year basis. We already knew that the list of upcoming sequels includes Finding Dory (i.e. the followup to Finding Nemo), but we can ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Disney makes it official: 'The Incredibles' is finally getting a sequel

18 March 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It is the day fans have been asking for since 2004, and for many years, it was a day that I was sure would never happen. In the decade since the first film was released, Brad Bird has probably answered the question about whether or not there would be an "Incredibles" sequel a hundred times, and each time, he's been very blunt. The problem was always coming up with a story that was worth telling again with those characters. It would be easy to crank out a dozen movies where we just spend time with Bob, Helen, Dash, Violet, and the deeply freaky Jack Jack, and I'm sure audiences would have been happy to watch those films. But Brad Bird is not a guy who had a lot of patience for business as usual. Before "The Iron Giant," I knew Brad primarily from his work on "Family Dog" and as a screenwriter, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Disney Announces 'Cars 3' and 'The Incredibles 2'

18 March 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney Company chief Bob Iger has revealed that Disney and Pixar are moving forward with the animated sequels Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2. He made the announcement today in Portland Oregon during the company's shareholders meeting.

Brad Bird, director of the original The Incredibles, is penning the screenplay for the sequel. Fans have wanted a follow-up for over a decade, with Brad Bird occasionally teasing that he would return for a second installment if the story was right. It is not known if he will direct. He is currently in the midst of production on Disney's Tomorrowland, which hits theaters this Christmas.

No other details were revealed about either project.

Cars 2 was Pixar's 12th feature film and earned $560 million worldwide in 2011. While considered a critical disappointment, the feature made millions for Disney in consumer products such as toys, apparel, and other merchandise. It also helped create the popular spin-off Cars »

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Disney Plans Third ‘Cars,’ ‘The Incredibles 2′

18 March 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney Company chief Bob Iger said Tuesday that Pixar plans to produce a third installment of its “Cars” franchise, and a sequel for “The Incredibles.”

The executive made the announcement during the company’s shareholders meeting in Portland, Ore., providing few other details.

Cars 2,” Pixar’s 12th film, earned nearly $560 million worldwide in 2011; $191 million in the U.S. While somewhat of a critical disappointment, the film, directed by John Lasseter, still minted millions for Disney from consumer products like toys, apparel and other merchandise, a series of “Cars Toons” shorts, and helped spin off the company’s newest franchise, “Planes,” a film that was originally developed as a direct-to-homevideo title but went on to launch its own toy line and earn around $220 million worldwide when it was released theatrically in 2013. A sequel, “Planes: Fire and Rescue” bows July 18.

Cars Land also has been a major draw for »

- Marc Graser

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Walt Disney Pictures Announces Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2

18 March 2014 | | See recent news »

Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger today announced that Pixar Animation Studios is developing a third big screen Cars adventure as well as a sequel to Brad Bird's 2004 superhero adventure The Incredibles . The announcement was made during a meeting of shareholders and D23 Members during the company's annual meeting today in Portland, Oregon. Directed by John Lasseter, the original Cars was released in 2006 and featured the voice talents of OWen Wilson, Larry the Cable the Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman and many more. A sequel, Cars 2 , was released in 2011 with Disneytoon Studios taking over the property for a spinoff feature, Planes , that was released to the big screen last year. A sequel to that film, Planes: Fire & Rescue is set for release on July 18, also »

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Animation Marketing Veteran David Sameth Upped at Disney

10 March 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

David Sameth has been promoted to executive vice president of marketing at Walt Disney Studios, where he'll continue to head up campaigns for titles  from Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, home of global blockbuster Frozen. He reports directly to Disney worldwide marketing chief Ricky Strauss. Story: Disney Partners With The Black List for Residency Program Sameth has been the marketing brand lead for animation since 2009, supervising all aspects of campaigns for Disney and Pixar films, including Toy Story 3, Tangled, Cars 2, The Muppets, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Monsters University, Frozen and the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted. Video: Jimmy Fallon, Idina

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- Pamela McClintock

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – March 10th 2014

10 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Perhaps the only news of note this week is that in a move echoing what they did with Breaking Bad, Netflix has swooped in and gained rights to the TV series of From Dusk Til Dawn made in the states for Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey network cable channel. Netflix will stream the episodes the day after they air in the states every week, curiously they are still billing this as ‘A Netflix Original’ when this isn’t the case necessarily. I have no idea as to the quality of this, the film From Dusk Til Dawn was one of my favourites when I was a teenager but how you drag that out into a ten part TV show I don’t know, let alone a possible second series. I watched the trailer and it looks solid and well-made as opposed to a cheap cash in and features Don Johnson »

- Chris Holt

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The Lego Movie towers over an all-animation top three

26 February 2014 2:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A second weekend adds to The Lego Movie's impressive tally as it retains its top slot above Mr Peabody & Sherman and Disney's Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

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Our compact half-term school holidays always concentrate the minds of UK families, offering rich potential for bonanza box-office over a highly compressed time period. And so it has proved with the half-term just ended: from Friday 14 February to Sunday 23 February, The Lego Movie has taken an astonishing £19.72m in just 10 days of play, an average of nearly £2m per day. Add in the previews from the previous weekend, and the film's tally to date rises to a stonking £21.88m. That's more than the lifetime totals of the two lowest-grossing Pixar films – Cars and Cars 2 – and is also ahead of both Kung Fu Panda pictures from DreamWorks Animation. »

- Charles Gant

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Celebrate the Release of Pixar Animator Josh Cooley's New Book Movies R Fun! at Gallery 1988 This Weekend

21 February 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Movies R Fun! is the new book by Pixar animator Josh Cooley, a story supervisor as Pixar Animation Studios who has worked on such films as the Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-e, Cars 2 and Brave. It cleverly translates memorable scenes from classic contemporary films into the format of an “inappropriate Golden Book.” This Saturday night, from 8-10 Pm, G1988 (West) will host a book launch event for Josh Cooley's Movies R Fun! A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre- (Film) School Cinephile offering attendees the first opportunity to pick up the book before its wide release on March 1st. The artist will be in attendance and the gallery will also have dozens of prints as well as original artwork from him for sale. Gallery1988 is located at 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046 »

- Pietro Filipponi

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9 Famous Film Directors Who Have Lost Their Touch (That We All Pretend Are Still Awesome)

14 February 2014 2:49 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line Cinema

Big names carry a lot of weight in Hollywood, and over time a filmmaker’s reputation begins to precede them. Though some directors age like fine wine, getting better as their resumes grow larger, others age like vinegar. They somehow lose the initial spark that made them so successful in the first place, either because they grow lazy in their careers, learn all of the wrong lessons from their breakout hits, or simply just don’t make ‘em like they used to.

It’s easy for us to dismiss filmmakers who release one bad film after another, of course, casting them aside whilst refusing to buy any more tickets to their movies. But sometimes, a strange phenomenon begins to seep in with filmmakers we like. We get blindsided by their initial success, and – quite frankly – fail to notice when they begin to lose a little bit of the magic. »

- James Garcia

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'How I Met Your Mother's' Cristin Milioti will star in NBC pilot 'A to Z'

12 February 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Cristin Milioti will follow up her time on "How I Met Your Mother" with another romantic comedy, NBC's pilot "A to Z."

Milioti, who joined the "Himym" cast as the Mother this season, will play one of the two leads in "A to Z," from writer Ben Queen ("Cars 2," "Drive") and executive producers Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation") and her "Celeste & Jesse Forever" co-writer Will McCormack.

"A to Z" chronicles the relationship of a young couple, Andrew and Zelda (hence the title). Milioti will play Zelda, the more practical of the two, an attorney at a public-advocacy firm. She's very much of the opinion that she controls her own destiny and also has emphatically put away childish things: Per the character description, Zelda "loves being a grown-up and doesn't understand why anyone over 20 would go see an animated movie or eat ice cream sundaes."

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'How I Met Your Mother' star Cristin Milioti to topline Rashida Jones pilot

12 February 2014 12:46 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

The Mother from How I Met Your Mother has landed her next gig.

EW has confirmed that Cristin Milioti, who currently stars on the CBS hit as the title character, has been cast in Rashida Jones’ upcoming pilot for NBC.

On the single-cam comedy, titled A to Z, Milioti will play one of two leads. Her character, Zelda, is a lawyer at a small public-advocacy firm who is known for her “realist” outlook on life. According to a casting description: “Alternately serious and hilarious, Zelda loves being a grown-up and doesn’t understand why anyone over 20 would go see an »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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WWE Studios working on Jingle All The Way 2 with Larry The Cable Guy

11 February 2014 9:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Put that cookie down! Jingle All The Way 2 is incoming...

WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox are teaming up for a belated sequel to the 1996 Christmas classic Jingle All The Way. There will be no Arnold Schwarzenegger this time round who instead will be replaced by Larry the Cable Guy (Cars, Cars 2).

Jingle All The Way has become somewhat of a 'joke' Christmas movie to be enjoyed ironically and has been torn to pieces by websites and podcasts over the years including The Nostalgia Critic and How Did This Get Made?.

The film featured Schwarzenegger as a father who was trying to buy his son a Turbo Man doll during the Christmas rush. It was supposed to be a satire of Christmas fads like Cabbage Path Dolls, Power Rangers and Buzz Lightyear and became a hotly contested court battle between 20th Century Fox and Brian Webster/Murray Hill »

- luke-o

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