6 items from 2015
In today’s Academy News:
“Common and John Legend are artists who have always lifted our spirits and made us think,” said Zadan and Meron. “The Oscar stage is that much more profound because of their presence and we welcome them.”
“Glory,” written by John Stephens (a.k.a. John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (a.k.a. Common) for the film “Selma,” is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights,” “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” and “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again.”
Common won a Grammy in 2002 for Best R&B Song for “Love »
- Michelle McCue
The Big Hero 6 director talks T-shirts and unexpected audience laughter. Plus the last-minute post-credits sequence to the film.
It might have been an odd place to start, but our chat with Big Hero 6 co-director kicked off with T-shirts. Hall, on the promotional tour for the film, has been sporting a few impressive Big Hero 6 shirts that we've not seen before, and so we kicked off by asking him about them.
The T-shirts, then...
Sadly, it seems, we can't get our hands on them...!
When a crew finishes on a film, they design and make their own T-Shirts. I remember that on the set of Titanic, the crew apparently had different T-shirts every week, depending on how things were going. That was during the massive overruns I think.
I never heard that! Oh my god. So were the crew coming out with Ascii versions of 'I survived a Don Hall film' or something? »
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- Brad Brevet
We're holding a special preview screening of Big Hero 6 in London - and its producer and directors will join us for a Q&A!
Now this is exciting. Arriving in cinemas on Friday 30th January in the UK is the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6. Based on the team of superheroes appearing in Marvel Comics, the film has already been a big hit in America, and has been attracting awards attention. And we're delighted to be able to put on a very special preview screening in London this weekend.
What's more, not only will you get to see the film in a private screening room with fellow Den Of Geek readers ahead of its British release, but we'll also be joined afterwards by producer Roy Conli (Tangled, Treasure Planet), and directors Don Hall (Winnie The Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt). What's more, it won't »
It's no secret that Disney loves putting easter eggs referencing their previous films in all their animated projects, and Big Hero 6 is no exception. And since the production of Frozen overlapped with the Marvel comic book adaptation, there are a few little nods to the monstrous musical hit in the film. Of course, there are many more easter eggs to be found in the film outside of Frozen, and you'll be able to track them all down when the film hits Digital HD & Disney's Movies Anywhere service on February 3rd followed by the Blu-ray Combo Pack on February 24th. But for now, check out the Frozen easter eggs in the video below! Here's the Frozen easter eggs from Disney's Big Hero 6 from Disney Anywhere: However, I have a feeling there's more, since there's also this Frozen easter egg as well. Big Hero 6 is co-directed by Don Hall »
- Ethan Anderton
Beginning Jan. 16 the first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix users in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France.
New episodes will debut throughout the year.
“The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ finds the feline in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell the protects its inhabitants, and its wonderous treasure. When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, the must do more than fight off an endless legion of invaders and marauders – he must become a legend.
“Action, comedy, adventure and heart combine with a dazzling visual style to make ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ both unique and timeless, »
- Shelli Weinstein
6 items from 2015
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