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Stop-motion Leonardo Da Vinci movie The Inventor in development

Academy Award nominated writer of Ratatouille Jim Capobianco and producer Robert Rippberger have announced The Inventor, a stop-motion adventure film about the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Capobianco, who is currently overseeing the animation on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, is set to direct the feature-length project, The Inventor, based off a script that he also penned, and it will be shot by Peter Sorg, whose credits as cinematographer include Early Man and Frankenweenie.

Alex Mandel, writer of the songs “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air” from Pixar’s Academy-Award Winning Brave, is attached to compose, along with animation veteran Don Hahn, as Executive Producer and Kat Alioshin, who has worked on Corpse Bride and James and the Giant Peach as the project’s Line Producer, all joining the team.

“The Inventor focuses on legacy, how you choose to live your life and how those choices influence others,
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Allison Abbate, Chris Leahy Promoted at Warner Animation Group

Allison Abbate, Chris Leahy Promoted at Warner Animation Group
Warner Animation Group, the animated film division of Warner Bros. Pictures, has named two senior-level creative executives to lead the animation studio, Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy.

Abbate, a longtime producer with the animation studio, is now executive vice president for Warner Animation Group, and Chris Leahy has been appointed senior vice president.

“Allison and Chris are well-known and well-respected in the animation community and will be key to expanding our operations at Warner Animation Group,” Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer for Warners, said in a statement. “We have ambitious plans for Wag and will rely on Allison and Chris to attract world-class animation talent to help us develop and deliver a robust slate of both animated and live-action/hybrid titles.”

Over a 20-year career in the film business, Abbate has produced several animated pictures, including “The Iron Giant,” which earned her a BAFTA Award in 2000. Her credits also include “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Tim Burton’s [link
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Donald Sutherland in The Leisure Seeker and more of our top Canadian actors

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Donald Sutherland in The Leisure Seeker and more of our top Canadian actorsDonald Sutherland in The Leisure Seeker and more of our top Canadian actorsZachary Dent12/13/2017 9:29:00 Am

With Donald Sutherland starring in The Leisure Seeker, we have the perfect excuse to countdown our favourite Canadian actors. Sutherland is a Canadian legend who to this day keeps making great films. In The Leisure Seeker, he stars alongside Helen Mirren as a couple who go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West in their old Rv that they call "The Leisure Seeker".

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is another great Canadian actor who has become a household name around the world. Most would know him fromthe recent hit Deadpool. His role as the fast-talking antihero was well-received by critics and audiences alike. He can also be found starring in romantic comedies such as Definitely,
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Sky Cinema To Launch UK’s First Animation Channel

Sing

Sky Cinema is bringing the excitement of animation to the whole family this October, offering both classic and new animation titles on a bespoke channel for the first time.

Launching on Saturday 14 October, and on-air for three weeks, Sky Cinema customers can enjoy the very best family-friendly animations on a dedicated Sky service. Sky Cinema Animation, found on channel 306, is the ideal destination for film lovers this October half term, with movies to be enjoyed at no extra cost to Sky Cinema customers.

Over the past 12 months, animated films have proved a real hit at the box office and Sky Cinema Animation will have over 60 titles to choose from, including The Secret Life of Pets which was one of the highest grossing movies of 2016. Also available to viewers On Demand and on Now TV, the animation collection includes hit new releases such as Sing and Oscar-nominated Trolls, as well
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Cartoon Forum: ‘School of Magic’ Set for TeamTO, Nexus Factory Spinoff

French CGI studio TeamTO (“Take It Easy Mike”) and Belgian toon shingle Nexus Factory (“Sammy & Co”) are allying to develop a 52-part TV series “School of Magic,” a spinoff from Studiocanal’s feature film, “The House of Magic.”

The project will be presented to buyers at the upcoming Cartoon Forum, which takes place in Toulouse next week.

Christian de Vita, helmer of 3D action adventurer “Yellowbird,” is on board to direct. A storyboard artist, scriptwriter and animator De Vita has participated in productions such as Wes Anderson’s “The Gran Budapest Hotel” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” and Greg Manwaring and Michael Schoemann’s “Little Big Panda.”

Series follows the adventures of Dylan, Izzy, Zach, Vincent and Veronica at the Lawrence Deweerd magic camp, a recently-opened magic school run by one of most reputable magicians in the world.

De Vita explained that “School of Magic” is a way for him to “rediscover the childhood
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Disney's Aladdin Remake Gets Into the Woods Star Billy Magnussen

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Disney's Aladdin Remake Gets Into the Woods Star Billy Magnussen
The cast of Disney's Aladdin remake keeps getting bigger and bigger, with today bringing news that another actor has signed on to play a brand new character that didn't originate in the 1992 animated classic. Billy Magnussen has come aboard to play a character named Prince Anders, although no other details have been given at this time. He will become the second cast member who is playing a character created specifically for this musical, with Nasim Pedrad playing another character named Mara, a handmaiden and friend of Jasmine who wasn't in the original animated classic.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the casting news today, with the report adding that this is not the first time Billy Magnussen has portrayed a Disney prince. The actor portrayed the prince vying for the attention of Rapunzel in the 2014 live-action musical adaptation of Into the Woods. He joins a growing cast that includes Will Smith as the iconic Genie,
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Disney pegs Numan Acar for villainous role in Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin

The cast of Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin film continues to take shape, as Deadline reports that Homeland’s Numan Acar has joined the project. The actor will take on the role of Hakim, who the outlet describes as “the head of the guards” and “right-hand man” to Marwan Kenzari’s villainous Jafar.

While Hakim isn’t one of the more well-known Aladdin characters, he did make appearances in the 1994 and 1996 direct-to-video Aladdin sequels, The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and the short-lived Aladdin TV show in 1994. Frank Welker, Jim Cummings and Corey Burton have all voiced the character in the past.

Acar’s co-stars include Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine), Will Smith (Genie), Nasim Pedrad (Mara) and Jordan A. Nash (Barro).

In recent years, Acar’s been tackling higher-budget, more mainstream projects, including The Promise, The Great Wall and Prison Break. He
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Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actors

Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actorsRyan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actorsZachary Dent7/20/2017 9:29:00 Am

With Ryan Reynolds starring in The Hitman's Bodyguard, we have the perfect excuse to countdown our favourite Canadian actors. Reynolds stars alongside Samuel L. Jackson as the world's top bodyguard who must protect an assassin who must testify at the International Court of Justice. We're excited for this interesting pairing of two actors we love.

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is another great Canadian actor who has become a household name around the world. Most would know him fromthe recent hit Deadpool. His role as the fast-talking antihero was well-received by critics and audiences alike. He can also be found starring in romantic comedies such as Definitely, Maybe and Just Friends. This B.
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R.I.P. Martin Landau (1928 – 2017)

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau has passed away aged 89 after suffering “unexpected complications” following a hospital visit in Los Angeles.

Landau began his career as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before moving into acting, with early roles in the likes of North by Northwest, Cleopatra and The Greatest Story Ever Told.

Between 1966 and 1969, he starred as Rollin Hand in the TV series Mission: Impossible, a role which saw him receiving the Golden Globe Award, as well as three Emmy nominations. He would later star in Space: 1999, and earned further Emmy nominations for guest roles in Without a Trace and Entourage.

On the big screen, Landau would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 1988’s Tucker: The Man and His Dream (winning a Golden Globe) and 1989’s Crimes and Misdemeanors, and would win the Oscar at the third time of asking for his role
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R.I.P. Actor Martin Landau: 1928 – 2017

Screen actor Martin Landau has died at the age of 89. Landau passed away after “unexpected complications” after a brief stay at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Landau’s career started in the 1950s after landing a high-profile role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest in 1959. Subsequent parts included a run in television series Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999. He received a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Tucker: The Man and His Dream in 1988, and then a second Oscar nomination for his appearance in Crimes and Misdemeanors the following year. His performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) finally earned him the Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award.

He also appeared in such titles as Cleopatra, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, Decision at Midnight, The Greatest Story Ever Told,
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Martin Landau, star of Ed Wood and Crimes and Misdemeanors, dies aged 89

Veteran actor won a best supporting actor Oscar playing horror icon Bela Lugosi after a late-life career revival

Peter Bradshaw: a great actor who grew into his gravitas

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Martin Landau, the actor whose gaunt, hangdog features graced films by film-makers as varied as Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen and Tim Burton has died. He was 89, and his death was confirmed by his publicist “following a short hospitalisation”.

Arguably Landau’s career high point arrived in 1995, when he won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood, the Burton-directed biopic of the infamous director of Plan 9 From Outer Space and other notorious films. In Lugosi, the washed-up former star of 1930s horror films such as Count Dracula, Landau found a forerunner he could relate to. “Lugosi ... had a palpable intensity and a presence that you can’t buy,” Landau said,
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Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89

Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, most closely associated with scene-stealing character turns in such films as “North by Northwest,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Ed Wood” as well as the classic TV series “Mission: Impossible,” died Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. He had been hospitalized at UCLA where he experienced complications. He was 89.

The lanky, offbeat-looking veteran of the Actors Studio, for he which he was currently West Coast co-artistic director, had many ups and downs in his career. His greatest successes (three Oscar nominations and one win) came later in life when he returned to character roles like the one that first won him notice, as James Mason’s sinister gay henchman in Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest.”

He was Emmy-nominated five times, and most of his leading man roles came on television, most notably as Rollin Hand, a master of disguise on “Mission: Impossible.” He later spent a couple of years starring in
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Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for ‘Ed Wood’ Dies, at 89

Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for ‘Ed Wood’ Dies, at 89
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, most closely associated with scene-stealing character turns in such films as “North by Northwest,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Ed Wood” as well as the classic TV series “Mission: Impossible,” died Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. He had been hospitalized at UCLA where he experienced complications. He was 89.

The lanky, offbeat-looking veteran of the Actors Studio, for he which he was currently West Coast co-artistic director, had many ups and downs in his career. His greatest successes (three Oscar nominations and one win) came later in life when he returned to character roles like the one that first won him notice, as James Mason’s sinister gay henchman in Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest.”

He was Emmy-nominated five times, and most of his leading man roles came on television, most notably as Rollin Hand, a master of disguise on “Mission: Impossible.” He later spent a couple of years starring in
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It Comes At Night review

Trey Edward Shults' Us hit arrives in the UK. It’s a particularly unsettling piece of cinema, too…

There’s very little about It Comes At Night that I’d class as comfortable viewing. The second film from writer/director Trey Edward Shults is 91 minutes of unsettling, often gripping filmmaking, that pitched a tent inside my brain and has stayed there since I watched it. I can’t honestly say I enjoyed watching it too much, but I can say it’s a fierce, impressive piece of work.

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Its origins are important. Shults has been open about the fact that he didn’t have much of a relationship with his father, and that the two of them only really came back together when his dad was dying.
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Halle Berry explains why her Oscar win "meant nothing"

Kirsten Howard Jul 6, 2017

In 2002 Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar for Monster’s Ball, but her joy over it has waned.

Many of us can remember Halle Berry winning a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the 2002 drama Monster's Ball.

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Playing the grieving widow of a man executed on death row, her sexually and emotionally charged on-screen relationship with Billy Bob Thornton's corrections officer led to a powerhouse performance as Leticia that, once seen, is hard to forget.

On Oscar night, she gave an impassioned acceptance speech. Standing there in her flowery mesh and wine-coloured dress, tears were shed as she became the first black woman to ever win the award. Fast-forward 15 years, and she's
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Doctor Who: the genius of making the Cybermen an ideology

Chris Farnell Jul 7, 2017

Here's how Steven Moffat cleverly tied up an irritating continuity problem and reestablished the Cybermen as a deadly threat...

Warning: contains spoilers for The Doctor Falls.

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Russell T Davies, for all his many virtues as Doctor Who showrunner, was pretty relaxed when it came to continuity. In his own time he had as intricate and complex a headcanon as the next fan, including some pretty elaborate theories on what happened to Torchwood’s rift and why the 12th Doctor looks like a Roman Pompeii survivor and that politician from Children Of Earth. But as showrunner, he was adept at bringing ideas to the screen, and allowing the continuity to then be argued over in the forums.

Steven Moffat meanwhile has been
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Geeks Vs Loneliness: alcohol, depression and film

Robb Sheppard Jul 7, 2017

Robb takes us through the impact that alcohol had on his life,

Once again, for this week's Geeks Vs Loneliness, we're eschewing our usual introduction, that you can find on the 100+ other posts in this series (some links can be found further down the page). Instead, we're handing over to Robb, who asked us if he could write a piece entitled 'alchohol, depression and movies: the trilogy of my 20s'). With a fair smattering of film quotes - just in case the context isn't clear - here it is. Huge thanks to you, Robb...

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It’s 5pm and to the untrained eye, I’m itching. Jonesing. Crawling up the walls.

My life is fantastic. I hate my job, obvs, but I
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Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!

Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!Zachary Dent6/29/2017 2:29:00 Pm

This Canada Day our fine country turns 150 years old! A lot has happened in 150 years, including the rise to stardom of scores of talented Canadian actors and actresses.

In fact, some might say that movie-making is in our DNA. Mary Pickford, an ambitious young woman from Toronto, is largely considered to be the first-ever global movie star. She may have earned a name for herself while in Hollywood, but she got her start right here at home. Countless Canadian actors have followed in her footsteps, representing Canadian talent on the world’s biggest stage. Comedy, drama, romance, you name it – Canadian actors have done it all.

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Gosling



Ryan Gosling really does it all: romance (The Notebook, Blue Valentine), comedy (Crazy Stupid Love,
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Is Tom Hardy Being Eyed For Jafar In The Aladdin Remake?

Tom Hardy’s in high demand these days, and why wouldn’t he be? He’s without a doubt one of the most talented, electrifying and downright incredible actors in Hollywood, absolutely knocking it out of the park no matter which role he finds himself in. Recently, The Dark Knight Rises star signed on to play Venom for Sony, which will no doubt be a darker and more mature outing for him, but it seems he’s looking to balance that out now with something a bit more kid friendly.

According to The Sun, director Guy Ritchie wants Hardy to play Jafar in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. The two have worked together before, back in the hugely underrated 2008 crime comedy RocknRolla, so they do have history and that can definitely help make this a reality. From what we understand, the pair have had conversations about the project but at this point,
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Guy Ritchie Says It Would Be “Tough Not To Make Aladdin A Musical”

It’s probably safe to say that Disney’s push into live-action remakes has now gained a vast amount of additional momentum, with the news that this year’s Beauty And The Beast has become the highest-grossing PG film. That, combined with the fact that director Guy Ritchie is currently on the promotional trail for his latest film, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, means that many questions are being asked about his upcoming remake of Aladdin – most notably, whether it will be musical in nature.

To his credit, Ritchie isn’t shying away from the subject of his next big budget adventure. Rather, he provides a very clear, non-sensationalized update on where he is in the process of creating this new version of an old fan favourite.

“It’d be tough not make Aladdin a musical… I’ve really just immersed myself into that project. So I’m still looking for cast members,
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