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Ralph Breaks The Internet – Review

Well, feature animation fans it’s time to empty out that big change jar and head down to the video arcade. You know, right next to the multiplex. What to do you mean it’s gone? Why the next thing you’ll tell me is that the Blockbuster Video is…uh, oh. That sums up the challenge for the folks at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. In 2010 they finally had a hit that almost rivaled their friendly (same company by then) neighbor at Pixar, a modern attitude take on the Rapunzel fairy tale called Tangled. And two years later Wdas had an even bigger hit with Wreck-it Ralph a zany look at what goes on after hours at a video arcade, a clever mix of Toy Story and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (lots of cameos from game superstars from several companies). Six years later Wdas decides to finally produce a
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15 greatest Thanksgiving TV episodes ever, ranked best to worst, include ‘Bob Newhart Show,’ ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati,’ ‘Cheers’

15 greatest Thanksgiving TV episodes ever, ranked best to worst, include ‘Bob Newhart Show,’ ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati,’ ‘Cheers’
The best kind of Thanksgiving leftovers are the ones from the past five decades of television. Our favorite TV shows have provided the sort of memories that last long beyond the turkey and stuffing that will be gone by the weekend after. Take a photo gallery tour above with the greatest Thanksgiving episodes in TV history. Click through and enjoy reliving the following special holiday programs.

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1. The Bob Newhart Show; “Over the River and Through the Woods” (1975)

Bob Hartley (Bob Newhart) and friends Jerry (Peter Bonerz), Howard (Bill Daily), and Mr. Carlin (Jack Riley) get completely drunk while spending the holiday at Bob’s apartment. His wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette) is back at home visiting her family. You’ve got to see how the boys order Chinese food for Thanksgiving.

2. Wkrp in Cincinnati; “Turkeys Away” (1978)

Les Nessman (Richard Sanders) reports Hindenburg-style from a
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‘Toy Story 4’ Teaser: A Reluctant New Character Isn’t Playing Around; Tony Hale Voices

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‘Toy Story 4’ Teaser: A Reluctant New Character Isn’t Playing Around; Tony Hale Voices
A new plaything joins the old gang for next summer’s Toy Story 4, from Disney Pixar, and this new teaser trailer sets the table for his arrival.

“I don’t belong here,” screams Forky, “I’m not a toy!”.

As the welcoming tones of Judy Collins’ version of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” play out, the familiar pals from the previous films – Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Slinky Dog, etc. – appear in ring-around-the-rosie style, finally coming to Forky, a plastic utensil child-crafted with pipe-cleaners and google eyes. Chaos follows.

The new character is voiced by comedian Tony Hale (Veep). Says director Josh Cooley, “Like most people, I assumed that Toy Story 3 was the end of the story. And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning.
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‘Toy Story 4’ First Trailer: Woody and Buzz Return With an Unusual New Friend

Woody, Buzz, Jesse, Mr. Potato Head, and the entire “Toy Story” gang is back. Disney and Pixar have released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated “Toy Story 4,” and it’s the perfect tease for the next adventure for the world’s most famous animated toys. The film will arrive in theaters nine years after the release of “Toy Story 3,” which grossed over $1 billion worldwide and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, becoming only the third animated film in history to reach that honor.

The official “Toy Story 4” synopsis reads: “Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called ‘Forky’ to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends
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'Toy Story 4' Teaser Trailer Introduces New Toy Forky

Disney and Pixar released the first teaser trailer for Toy Story 4 on Monday.

The fourth installment of the franchise catches viewers up with Woody (Tom Hanks) after one of his human owners, Bonnie, adds a new toy named Forky (Tony Hale) to her room. The toys embark on a road trip adventure that shows them just how big and exciting the world can be.

The film also stars Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Don Rickles, Jeff Pidgeon, Michael Keaton, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin and Laurie Metcalf. Josh Cooley directed ...
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Blu-ray Review – Incredibles 2 (2018)

Incredibles 2, 2018.

Directed by Brad Bird.

Featuring the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini, Phil Lamarr, Paul Eiding, Barry Bostwick, Yuri Lowenthal, and John Ratzenberger.


Incredibles 2 arrives on Blu-ray in a package that includes the film on a Blu-ray and a DVD, along with a second high-def disc packed with bonus features and a code for a digital copy that has even more extra stuff. All of the extras add up to an exhaustive look at the making of the movie that Pixar fans will appreciate.

My daughter was two years old when The Incredibles hit theaters in 2004, but that didn’t stop her from falling in love with the movie. I’ve seen it several times in the years since, but I haven’t minded because it speaks to me.
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John Ratzenberger Is Full Of Good Cheer As He Reflects Back On His Career (Exclusive)

You might not suspect it from watching him hang out at a bar for 11 years, but Cheers star John Ratzenberger has lived a fascinating life. "I’ve had a lot of adventures all over the world," the former carpenter tells Closer. "I was on the crew that built the stage at Woodstock. Then I went to London to visit for a week with five dollars in my pocket and ended up staying 10 years." He toured Europe as part of a popular comedy duo and nabbed roles in hits like The Empire Strikes Back before becoming know-it-all postman Cliff Clavin in his classic sitcom's 1982– 1993 run. "You’re actually getting paid a lot of money to sit at a bar and crack jokes," says John, 71. "If that isn’t the best job in the world, then I don’t know what is." Voicing characters in Pixar films like Toy Story, Cars, and
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‘Incredibles 2’ Powers Past $1 Billion At Worldwide Box Office

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‘Incredibles 2’ Powers Past $1 Billion At Worldwide Box Office
Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 has become the 7th animated film to ever cross the $1B mark at the worldwide box office. It’s Disney’s 5th animated and 18th ever billion-dollar release and joins Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War as The Mouse’s 3rd title to the milestone this year (4th overall in 2018 along with Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).

With $574M domestic and $430.9M at the international box office, the global total is $1.005B through Monday. The sequel from Brad Bird that comes 14 years after the original still has some major markets to come.

The film nabbed an A+ CinemaScore and is 93% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. It shattered records domestically with a $182.7M debut in mid-June. Playing like a comic book event, it had the best animated opening of all time, became the first toon to ever pass $500M there and now stands as the 9th biggest overall release in U.
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Incredibles 2 Premiere Interviews: Samuel L. Jackson and Holly Hunter on Pixar’s long awaited Superhero sequel

The long awaited sequel to one of Pixar’s greatest hits landed in London yesterday amid a heatwave which necessitated the observance of the old adage: No capes! But the red carpet Brad Bird’s Incredible 2 brought with it two of the stars of the show: Samuel L. Jackson and Holly Hunter.

Colin Hart and Scott Davis were our superheroes on the press line yesterday and they spoke to the actors about returning to the roles thirteen years on, and Jackson gave us a little on his return to the M. Night Shyamalan-i-verse for the Unbreakable sequel Glass.

Joining Samuel Jackson, and Holly Hunter in the voice cast are Pixar’s lucky charm John Ratzenberger, Craig T. Nelson and Sarah Vowell.

Incredible 2 is released in the UK on the 13th of July.

Incredibles 2 Synopsis

Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back,
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‘Incredibles 2’: Pixar Improved its Toolbox to Meet the Superhero Demands of Brad Bird’s Sequel

‘Incredibles 2’: Pixar Improved its Toolbox to Meet the Superhero Demands of Brad Bird’s Sequel
Brad Bird and Pixar put themselves in a unique situation with “Incredibles 2.” Although the sequel picks up where it left off 14 years ago in “The Incredibles,” the technology and skill set have obviously improved. The challenge: Have it look as incredible as possible without breaking free from the graphically stylized world we first encountered in the original movie.

“One of our goals was to make this one feel like you remember the first one,” said Rick Sayre, the supervising technical director of both movies. “If you watched them back to back, you might feel that the first one suffers occasionally by comparison but this one is a glorious memory of the first one. But by opening with the slight unfamiliarity of Dicker slamming the light on Tony [during the interrogation], it allows you to adjust to this world before we have our flashback.”

Rebuilding the Characters

Since Pixar’s animation system is completely different,
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The Pixar Generation Just Helped ‘Incredibles 2’ Make Box Office History

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Pixar movies have largely been surefire family hits for more than 20 years, but this past weekend “The Incredibles 2” took it even further with one of the top ten biggest movie openings of all time. And it’s all thanks to the generation that fawned over the first installment nearly 15 years ago.

“This weekend really shows that Pixar has entered the second generation in terms of its audience,” said BoxOffice analyst Shawn Robbins. “That long time gap in between sequels has made these films a must-see beyond the family crowd.”

Sure, the kids who just got out of school and their parents are still Pixar’s main moneymakers. However, those aged 17-24 counted for a total audience share of 16 percent, higher than that of teens’ 14 percent.

Forty percent of moviegoers polled by comScore’s PosTrak were in the 18-24 age group, tying “Finding Dory” for the age group’s highest audience
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‘Incredibles 2’ Blazes Toward Record $180 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

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Not only is ‘The Incredibles 2” going to shatter the opening weekend box office record for animated films, it has a chance to earn one of the top 10 opening weekends for any movie as industry estimates project a jaw-dropping $182 million launch for the Pixar sequel.

Friday numbers for the Brad Bird-directed film show that it’s performing not as a family film, but as a four-quadrant blockbuster that is gaining heavy interest from all ages. Opening day totals clocked in at $71.5 million, including an animation record $18.5 million from Thursday previews. Reception has been stellar with an A+ on CinemaScore and a 94 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also Read: 'The Incredibles 2' Soars to Record $18.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

From this Friday result, Disney is keeping their projections slightly lower than industry estimates at $160-170 million. But if “Incredibles 2” holds on to a $180 million-plus start, it will be 35 percent
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All 20 Pixar Movies Ranked--Including Incredibles 2

Fourteen years after Pixar's The Incredibles premiered, its long-awaited sequel—the obviously Incredibles 2—is now in theaters nationwide. According to Fandango, the summer blockbuster is the top-selling animated feature in history (in terms of advance ticket sales)—and box office analysts predict the movie could break records by earning $140 million in its opening weekend. Brad Bird returned to direct Incredibles 2. In addition to him, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Craig T. Nelson, John Ratzenberger and Sarah Vowell reprise their voice roles. New additions to the A-list cast include Sophia Bush, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk and Isabella Rossellini. So, where does Pixar's 20th feature...
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Every Pixar Character Voiced by John Ratzenberger, from ‘Toy Story’ to ‘Incredibles 2’ (Photos)

He’s been called Pixar’s “good-luck charm,” and that’s because to date, John Ratzenberger has done voice work for every Pixar film. The 71-year-old actor might forever be known to audiences as Cliff Clavin on “Cheers,” but to audiences who have grown up with these movies, he’s been a consistent voice for over 20 years. Ratzenberger returned to voice the villain The Underminer in the latest Pixar joint, “The Incredibles 2,” opening this Friday. And whether it’s a supporting part or a quick, Easter Egg cameo, Ratzenberger has always been there. Here’s a chronological list of each of those characters:

Hamm – “Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3

By far Ratzenberger’s most well-known Pixar character, this porking piggy bank is chock-full of great one-liners and quips across the “Toy Story” trilogy, whether it’s trading jokes with Mr. Potato Head or making snide put downs about Andy’s neighbor Sid.
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Incredibles 2 Review: A Thrilling Superhero Sequel

Incredibles 2 Review: A Thrilling Superhero Sequel
The Incredibles are back in a thrilling sequel that will dazzle all ages. While Incredibles 2 doesn't match the original's brilliant plot, the Parr family's interactions and a throng of new superheroes more than make up for that deficit. Writer/director Brad Bird continues his stellar animation legacy. The film, which is just beautiful to see, never lets the spectacle overcome the heart of the characters. Bird delivers epic action scenes, but always comes back to the warmth of home. The Incredibles are always family first.

You'd think saving the city from Syndrome would have ushered in a new era for the supers. Nope, the exact opposite happens. Incredibles 2 picks up directly from the first film with the Parr family battling the Underminer (John Ratzenberger). Chaos and destruction ensues, reinforcing the idea that supers cause more problems than they solve. Billionaire Winston Deaver (Bob Odenkirk) idolizes the supers. His idea,
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'Incredibles 2' Review: Pixar Sequel Is Both Super and Subversive

'Incredibles 2' Review: Pixar Sequel Is Both Super and Subversive
It really is incredible. Yes, the sequel to Brad Bird's 2004 classic is not the groundbreaker that stormed the multiplex 14 years ago – you only get to be shiny new once. Pixar's animated miracle didn't look or sound like anything else, being about a family of superheroes forced into retirement by a legal system that didn't care for the collateral damage caused by their do-gooding antics. How many family films dealt with midlife crisis, marital dysfunction, child neglect, impotence fears, fashion faux pas and existential angst? But this follow-up is
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“Incredibles 2” more than lives up to its namesake

Hollywood Heroes™: For years, the one product that fans have been begging Pixar to put into production is a sequel to The Incredibles. As other properties have been given one or even two sequels, this film of theirs has remained untouched. This week, however, that all changes. Incredibles 2 is hitting screens, and having seen it last week, I can gladly report that this is closer to a Toy Story outing than a Cars outing. Pixar has never fully swung and missed, but their franchise outings have been hit or miss. This is a huge hit though, and in some ways even better than the original. The flick is a followup to the original outing, The Incredibles. Our favorite superhero family from the first one is back, again consisting of patriarch Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice of Craig T. Nelson), matriarch Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice of Holly Hunter), daughter
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Incredibles 2 – Review

Finally!! Hallelujah!! It’s about time!! And some other assorted exclamations, etcetera. You animation/comic book fans know what I’m saying. The year was 2004, nine years after Pixar had turned the world of feature animation on its ear with the ground-breaking (first) Toy Story. After breathing life into the toys, along with bugs, fish, and “bump-in-the-night” monsters, they were tackling a story that mainly consisted of human beings, No, better than “puny” humans, superheroes (to avoid copyrights on that phrase they were “supers”). The Incredibles was a box office smash, but the sequel “go ahead” was never given, it seemed. Pixar continued to bring out the hits and collect lots of Oscar gold. And several of those flicks got their follow-ups. There was a third Toy Story (a fourth’s in the works), which may be the best of those “returns”. But fans wanted to get another romp with the Parr family.
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Movie Review – Incredibles 2 (2018)

Incredibles 2, 2018.

Written and Directed by Brad Bird.

Featuring the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini, Phil Lamarr, Paul Eiding, Barry Bostwick, Yuri Lowenthal, and John Ratzenberger.


Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

As the popularity of superhero movies has arguably reached its highest point, it was only a matter of time before Pixar, who has recently started cranking out a lot of sequels to their animated classics already anyway, would send the Incredibles on another heroic mission. Writer and director Brad Bird has even returned for Incredibles 2 (also having helmed Ratatouille for the studio), and its his script that avoids a lot of the fatal trappings of follow-ups that could be debated as over
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‘Incredibles 2’ Team Talks Sequel Film’s Push for Female Empowerment, Gender Equality

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‘Incredibles 2’ Team Talks Sequel Film’s Push for Female Empowerment, Gender Equality
For “Incredibles” writer and director Brad Bird, a sequel to the hit 2004 film was inevitable, as the family of superheroes “never really left me. The most fun I’ve ever had making a movie was making the first ‘Incredibles’ and so I always intended to come back.”

Now, 14 years later, the adventures of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and their three super-powered children — Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack — continue in “Incredibles 2,” with the new Pixar film picking up exactly where the original left off. Bird, who also voices fan-favorite character Edna Mode, said it was an essential choice to not jump the story forward into the future.

“I’m not interested in making that movie because I chose the powers around the roles that the characters had in the family,” Bird told Variety at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday. “Fathers are always expected to be strong so I made him super strong.
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