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10 Animated Movies That Were Changed In Other Countries

It’s hard enough to make an animated film. It takes years for them to be produced, thanks largely in part to how long it takes the render and animate the scenes. But then the animators of these films actually take the time to tweak certain scenes for different regions around the world. Case in point, the rousing speech Buzz gives the other toys in Toy Story 2 is set to the American flag and anthem in the U.S. version, but is changed everywhere else in the world. Rochelle in Planes is Canadian in North America but her nationality, name and paint job differ depending where else you watch it. In a similar move, the news anchors in Zootopia are different and representative of the country in question. Language barriers are always an issue for countries that don’t speak or read English, so animators actually alter any scenes
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‘2 Broke Girls’ Alum Beth Behrs Takes Lead Role in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Our People’

‘2 Broke Girls’ Alum Beth Behrs Takes Lead Role in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Our People’
Former “2 Broke Girls” star Beth Behrs has been cast as one of the leads in the Fox single-cam comedy pilot “Our People.”

Based on the Endemol Shine Israeli format “Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple,” the project follows Abel, a man from a bombastic African family who doesn’t have a word in their native language for “privacy,” and his fiancee Jenny (Behrs), who hails from a mid-western family, as they try to build a normal life together.

Behrs joins previously announced cast member Lea Thompson, who will play Jenny’s mother, Lisa.

“2 Broke Girls,” on which Behrs co-starred with Kat Dennings,
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Disney-Pixar’s Coco passes $600 million worldwide

Ahead of its U.K. release this coming Friday, Disney-Pixar’s Coco has pushed its worldwide box office haul beyond $600 million, with the film having earned $196.5 domestically and a further $425.2 million internationally for a total of $621.7 million and counting.

Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, Coco follows an aspiring musician who, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, embarks on a journey to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-great grandfather, a legendary singer.

Coco is Disney-Pixar’s eighth-highest grossing release, and will go on to surpass The Incredibles ($633 million) by close of play this week. Next up in its sights are Up and Monsters University, which grossed $735.1 million and $744.2 million respectively.

See Also: Read our reviews of Coco here and here

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol,
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‘Coco’ Golden Globe Winners: Pixar is ‘Taking Steps’ To Make Studio ‘As Safe as Possible’

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Backstage, after accepting the Best Animated Feature Film Golden Globe, the “Coco” creative team discussed how the culture at Pixar has changed since the company’s chief creative officer, John Lasseter, began a six-month sabbatical stemming from sexual harassment allegations.

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“From the very beginning, we tried to create an environment that really welcomed as many diverse voices as possible, not only through the consultants that we brought in but to the crew that we assembled,” said director Lee Unkrich. “As is clear from everything going on in the industry, we all improve, we can all be better. And at Pixar, we have been taking steps and we will continue to move towards making it an even better place for people to create art.”

Co-screenwriter Adrian Molina — whose prior work includes “Monsters University
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Pedro Almodóvar Names ‘Call Me by Your Name’ the Best Film of 2017: ‘Timothée Chalamet is the Revelation of the Year’

Pedro Almodóvar Names ‘Call Me by Your Name’ the Best Film of 2017: ‘Timothée Chalamet is the Revelation of the Year’
Pedro Almodóvar has revealed his favorite movie of 2017, and it’s unsurprisingly “Call Me By Your Name.” Naturally one of the great masters of cinematic emotion was going to choose the year’s most sensual cinematic romance as 2017’s best. It’s a match made in movie heaven.

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Almodóvar participated in this year’s end-of-the-year poll by Spanish film website Otros Cines Europa. The website asked 65 Spanish filmmakers to name their favorite films of 2017, and responses came in from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” director J.A. Boyena (“The Lost City of Z”), Xacio Baño (“Bpm Beats Per Minute”), and Adrián Orr (“Sieranevada”), among many others.

The “Julieta” filmmaker says he picked Luca Guadagnino’s romance as the year’s best film because of how viscerally it makes beauty out of everything on camera.
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A Roaring Good Time! Kim and Kourtney Share More Photos from Saint and Reign's Monsters Inc.-Themed Birthday Party

A Roaring Good Time! Kim and Kourtney Share More Photos from Saint and Reign's Monsters Inc.-Themed Birthday Party
Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West are giving their subscribers a closer look at their sons’ birthday festivities.

On their respective websites, the sisters each shared new photos from Saint and Reign Aston‘s join bash held earlier this month, featuring a Monsters Inc. theme and winter-wonderland elements like ice skating, sledding on a hill covered in (fake) snow, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and more.

“The kids has such a fun afternoon,” Kim, 37, wrote on her website, noting that the day also included a “fun elf-making craft station” and sharing a variety of adorable photos featuring Saint,
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Watch Hilarious ‘Call Me by Your Name’ and ‘Monsters University’ Mashup Trailer (Video)

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Watch Hilarious ‘Call Me by Your Name’ and ‘Monsters University’ Mashup Trailer (Video)
Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking Luca Guadagnino’s lush gay romance “Call Me by Your Name” is a niche experience — you can find parallels even in the most commercial films. Take the genius who used the audio and fawning review quotes for the Armie Hammer-Timothee Chalamet drama and laid it over a mashup of footage for the Pixar sequel “Monsters University.” The plot and pacing of the “Call Me” trailer works surprisingly well with spliced footage from the animated film — from lingering glances to a recreation of Hammer’s infamous gif-able dancing scene. Watch above and enjoy.
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‘Ready Player One’ Trailer: Steven Spielberg Takes Us to the Oasis of the Future — Watch

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‘Ready Player One’ Trailer: Steven Spielberg Takes Us to the Oasis of the Future — Watch
If you’re done obsessing over the fact that a newly released “Ready Player One” poster makes it look like Tye Sheridan has a freakishly long leg, avail yourself of the new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming nostalgia fest.

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Spielberg’s adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel of the same name tells of a virtual-reality game that brings together an array of ’80s pop-culture touchstones: “Back to the Future,” Freddy Krueger, “Mad Max,” and so on and so forth. That’s fitting of the director, whose own output in that most reminisced-upon of decades has inspired everything from “Super 8” to “Stranger Things” in recent years.

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Sheridan stars as Wade Watts, a wayward youth living in Columbus,
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Meets ‘Monsters University’ in Hilarious Trailer — Watch

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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Meets ‘Monsters University’ in Hilarious Trailer — Watch
Later, Sully. Now that “Call Me by Your Name” has emerged as an awards-season favorite and bonafide art-house hit, two things are certain: hot takes and memes. “We Are Bears” writer Mikey Heller has gifted us with the latter, recutting the “Call Me by Your Name” trailer using clips from “Monsters University.” Why, you ask? No, reader — why not?

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Like most of these exercises, this one cleverly capitalizes on the two films’ superficial plot similarities — Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed drama deals with academia, as does Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” sequel; too, both involve unexpected friendships. Only the former delves into romance, of course, which is where this gets truly inventive.

Read More:2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Wins Both Best Picture and Best
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‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Release Date and Trailer: Your Favorite Defender Returns to Netflix Next Spring — Watch

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‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Release Date and Trailer: Your Favorite Defender Returns to Netflix Next Spring — Watch
Now that she’s teamed up with the other Defenders, Jessica Jones is ready to take center stage again. Netflix has announced that its Marvel drama will return on March 8, and even included a trailer to go along with the announcement video. Watch below.

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Here’s a brief synopsis of what’s in store this time around: “New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.”

Accompanied by Heart’s “Barracuda,” the trailer makes it clear that she’s the same Jessica Jones: “If you say ‘With great power comes great responsibility,
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Box Office: ‘Coco’ Topping ‘Justice League’ With $70 Million Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Topping ‘Justice League’ With $70 Million Over Thanksgiving Weekend
Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” has the edge over Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment’s “Justice League” in a race for the top domestic box office spot with about $70 million for the Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Early estimates on Wednesday showed “Justice League” matching forecasts, which had been in the $60 million to $65 million range at 4,051 locations. The most recent numbers showed “Coco” was performing above pre-opening expectations, which had been in the $55 million to $60 million range.

Coco” was taking in about $12 million on Wednesday at 3,948 venues, which included $2.3 million in Tuesday night previews. “Justice League” is pegged to gross around $10.3 million on Wednesday, bringing its six-day total to about $122 million.

Coco” is opening against the backdrop of Disney’s animation chief John Lasseter taking a six-month leave from the company over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. Lasseter, who runs both Pixar and Disney Animation, apologized in an email to those “on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or
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The Preview Reel: Coco and Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the upcoming wide-release movies. Last weekend saw Justice League pull in $94 million, which might seem like a lot of money to you and me, but it was a bit of a disappointment given the film’s $300 million production budget. Poor reviews will not help its legs, and neither will the opening of a new Pixar movie, Coco. By the way, Roman J. Israel Esq., starring Denzel Washington will also be opening on Wednesday. So, let’s take a look at what you should see over the holiday weekend.

Coco

What we are excited about: It’s new Pixar, and even better, it’s original Pixar. Cars 3 came and went without making much noise, but we fully expect Coco to be a family hit over the Thanksgiving weekend. Pixar is arguably the best studio in creating original concepts
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Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Strums $2.3 Million on Tuesday Night

Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Strums $2.3 Million on Tuesday Night
Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” has opened with a solid $2.3 million on Tuesday night.

The animated pic is on par with Disney’s “Moana,” which earned $2.6 million from previews during the same frame last year. It went on to gross $82 million over five days.

The family film has been on track to take in $55 million to $60 million at 3,948 venues during the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday. Estimates indicate that the costly “Justice League,” which has pulled in a disappointing $111.9 million in its first five days, will come in No. 1 again with about $60 million to $65 million.

Coco” opens in nearly 2,800 3D locations, 106 premium large format screens, and 268 theaters offering the film in Spanish. Unlike “Justice League,” critics have embraced “Coco” (its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently 95%).

Just before “Coco” began its Tuesday night previews, news broke that animation guru John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave from the company over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. [link
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Box Office: ‘Coco’ Battling ‘Justice League’ for Top Thanksgiving Spot

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Battling ‘Justice League’ for Top Thanksgiving Spot
Justice League” will have serious company at the Thanksgiving holiday box office as Disney-Pixar launches “Coco” on Wednesday.

Estimates show the costly “Justice League” — which debuted with a decidedly disappointing $93.8 million opening weekend — pulling in around $60 million to $65 million at 4,051 locations for the five days while “Coco” is likely to finish in the $55 million to $60 million range at 3,948 venues.

Justice League” took in $7.5 million on Monday to lift its four-day total to $101 million. It has a respectable B+ CinemaScore and is the fifth installment of its DC Extended Universe, aimed at duplicating the success of Disney-Marvel’s interconnected franchises. Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Warner Bros. has not disclosed the production cost, which is believed to be as much as $300 million.

The opening weekend for “Justice League” was only the 55th highest
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Pixar's Coco Beats Avengers as Mexico's Biggest Movie Ever

Pixar's Coco Beats Avengers as Mexico's Biggest Movie Ever
Pixar's Coco is off to a pretty impressive start at the box office. The movie has still yet to make its way to theaters internationally, but Disney released the movie in Mexico early. Disney premiered the film at the Morelia Film Festival and released it in Mexico three weeks ago, in order to coincide with the Dia De Muertos celebrations, which Coco is set during. To date, the movie has already made $43.1 million in Mexico and will pass the all time record set by The Avengers any minute now.

Marvel's The Avengers was released in 2012 and went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever worldwide, with $1.51 billion. It made 827 million pesos ($43.3 million) in Mexico, which is just ahead of the 824 million ($43.1 million) that Coco has made as of this writing. That's an impressive feat, to say the least, but it no doubt has to do with the fact
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Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Breaks Box Office Record in Mexico

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Breaks Box Office Record in Mexico
Disney-Pixar’s animated family comedy “Coco” has set a box office record in Mexico, becoming the top film as measured in local currency.

Coco,” which premiered at the Morelia Film Festival, has taken in 824 million pesos — or $43.1 million — through its first 19 days and will pass the mark of 827 million pesos grossed by “The Avengers” during its entire run. The film debuted Oct. 27 — two days before the start of the three-day Dia De Los Muertos holiday and has held the top spot at the box office for its first three consecutive weeks.

Coco” opens Nov. 22 in the U.S., followed by China on Nov. 23, and Russia on Nov. 24. The film is currently rated at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
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'Star Wars' Live-Action TV Series to Launch on Disney Streaming Service

Star Wars is getting the TV treatment with a forthcoming live-action series set to debut on Disney's digital streaming service. The still-untitled service is set to launch in 2019.

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger confirmed the project Thursday while on a quarterly earnings call with investors. 

Additionally, Iger revealed that new TV series based on the 2001 Pixar film Monsters Inc. (which also spawned the 2013 sequel Monsters University) and the Disney Channel film franchise High School Musical also will debut on the service.

It also was announced that the Star Wars franchise will expand with the launch of...
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You Know, For Kids! New Trailers For ‘Coco,’ ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ & ‘Peter Rabbit’

‘Tis the season for trying to keep bored kids occupied during the holidays (and beyond). Hollywood is here to help with a few movies to help pass the hours as the season gets colder and darker.

First up, Pixar and Disney are getting festive with The Day Of The Dead in “Coco.” The film is directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (a story artist for “Monsters University”) and features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, and Gabriel Iglesias.

Continue reading You Know, For Kids! New Trailers For ‘Coco,’ ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ & ‘Peter Rabbit’ at The Playlist.
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Disney Releases The Final Magical Trailer For Pixar's Coco

Disney has released the final trailer for Pixar's upcoming film Coco. This looks like it's going to be another strong animated film from the studio. Coco already opened in Mexico two weeks ago and apparently, it's been a big hit. I'm very much looking forward to seeing this movie as it looks like it will tell a wonderfully magical story about the streantgth of family.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
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Final Coco Trailer Rocks Out in the Land of the Dead

Final Coco Trailer Rocks Out in the Land of the Dead
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with the turkey and stuffing comes Disney Pixar's Coco, opening in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Disney Pixar has released the final trailer for Coco, along with a new Coco photo that features young Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) alongside his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Disney has also announced that tickets are now on sale at Fandango and Atom Tickets for this movie that will be perfect for families and friends who want to celebrate the film's themes, including the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams.

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
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