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These features –along with the eight TV series and eight projects pitching at the Buenos Aires’ mart– can provide some clues about the current Latin American animation landscape.
Recent regional successes have come in the forms of Alex Orrell and Eduardo Schuldt’s “Condorito”–which pulled in $1.9 million in Peru alone, $8 million across the region and will be released in the U.S. next January via Pantelion- Gabriel Osorio’s Oscar winning animated short “Bear Story” (2014) and Gabriel and Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste’s “Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos”(2015) – a Mexican production that has an international box office of $9.1 million.
“A new Latin American animation producer profile is being built. These new producers
It's up for debate whether processing a Bible story through movie formula reduces or expands its appeal, but as directed by Timothy Reckart from a screenplay by Carlos Kotkin (Rio 2), the adaptation...
Honored on the fourth Thursday of September, the campaign asks pet lovers and animal rescue groups to create an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for homeless pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. Grassroots candle-lighting ceremonies and a global avalanche of social media buzz will shine a light on the millions of animals still awaiting adoption and encourage communities to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of homeless pets euthanized each year. As in previous years, some very big names are stepping forward to lend their support to the cause, including Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, Kristin Chenoweth, who has been named the 2017 Official Spokesperson for the campaign. Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages the world to join with these philanthropic celebrities and
The Amazing Similarity Between Jemaine Clement and Mick Jagger’s Voices
The film — based on the 2015 novel by Nicola Yoon — stars Stenberg as Maddy, a young woman who has been diagnosed with the genetic disorder Scid and is forced to spend her life indoors in a sterilized and controlled environment. But after falling in love with the neighbor boy (Nick Robinson, “Melissa & Joey), Maddy begins to question the veracity of her disease, only to discover her mother (Anika Noni Rose) may have some secrets of her own.
Amandla Stenberg Drama ‘Where Hands Touch’ Lands at Sony in Multiple Territories
In her time since the first “Hunger Games,” Stenberg lent her voice to “Rio 2” and also
Variety’s Creative Impact in Animation honoree’s got Oscar cred with a nom for 2003’s animated short “Gone Nutty,” and an exclusive deal at Fox, where his BottleCap Prods. calls home.
Growing up in Rio de Janeiro afforded Saldanha with a unique perspective of the world, and in particular, how it would come to shape his animation and filmmaking instincts and aesthetic. “I was always a film buff,” Saldanha recalls. “Movies were always very special to me, but I never knew how to accomplish my goals.
From Blue Sky Studios comes the animated feature, Ferdinand. Here's the first trailer...
Ferdinand is the latest film from 20th Century Fox’s animation company, Blue Sky Studios, which has been behind hit franchises like Ice Age and Rio as well as acclaimed standalone films like The Peanuts Movie. Based on Munro Leaf’s children’s book The Story Of Ferdinand, the movie tells the story of a giant but gentle bull who is mistaken for a dangerous animal and taken from his home, but rallies to return to his family with the help of a team of misfits.
After bouncing around several release dates, Ferdinand has finally settled on December 15 - against Star Wars: The Last Jedi - and has released a first trailer. The film stars John Cena as the voice of Ferdinand, while the impressive supporting cast includes Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs,
Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home.
On a recent episode of The Hashtag Show, it was reported that Moonlight and Hidden Figures star Janelle Monae is wanted as Domino. It was previously reported that Scandal star Kerry Washington was in the running, and it isn't clear if things didn't work out with her
Helmed by Clements and Musker, the directing team behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog, and co-directed by Chris Williams & Don Hall (Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6 -Best Animated Feature Film in 2015), Moana” is produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), and executive produced by John Lasseter. Jared Bush (Zootopia) wrote the screenplay. Moana features original songs from a diverse and dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning Hamilton, Tony-winning In the Heights), Mark Mancina (Speed, Tarzan The Lion King) and Opetaia Foaʻi (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka). Mancina composed the original score.
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After carving out her own unique corner of the pop world, the six-time Grammy nominee has ascended to Hollywood stardom with memorable performances in two of the year’s hottest films, Moonlight and Hidden Figures.
“I allow the universe to rearrange and reinvent me,” she said in American Way magazine’s February issue. “I have had a gathering phase.”
But when the universe came to her with the script for Hidden Figures, a true-to-life film about the African-American women who helped put a man in space, Monáe — who has said that she
“We’re so excited to have John and Leslie join us as hosts for this year’s Scientific and Technical Awards,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “It’s one of our favorite and most talked about events each Oscar season, and John and Leslie’s humor and refreshing take on the honorees will be a perfect addition to a night where we celebrate our colleagues’ groundbreaking scientific and technical achievements.”
Mann recently starred in “How to Be Single” and can currently be seen in Taylor Hackford’s “The Comedian” alongside Robert De Niro. Her other credits include “The Other Woman,” “This Is 40,” and “Knocked Up,” as well as the animated features “Rio 2” and the Oscar-nominated “ParaNorman.
Steve Yeun has signed on to lead the voice cast and take on the role of Bo, while his closest animal friends will be played by Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove) and Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep). The rest of the cast includes Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse, Kristin Chenoweth as Mouse, Anthony Anderson as Zach the goat, Gabriel Iglesias as Rufus the dog, Ving Rhames as Thaddeus the dog, Delilah Rene as Elizabeth, Kris Kristofferson as Old Donkey, Gina Rodriguez as Mary, Zachary Levi as Joseph and Christopher Plummer as King Herod.
Additionally, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and
Continuing the fun-filled adventure, families can continue their journey filled with hours of extensive and entertaining bonus offerings including: a new, hilarious mini-movie featuring Moana and Maui; an in-depth look at how the people, cultures and heritage of
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Once upon a time, such as during the early years of America’s space program, computer meant not “machine very good at doing math stuff superfast” (those were only just starting to roll out) but “person who does manual calculations.” This was considered rather menial labor, particular when a woman did it… and lots of women did it. (Obviously women had to do it: it was menial labor.) Though these women were as smart and as educated as the men they worked alongside, and often did much
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