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Incredibles 2 Projected For One of Pixar’s Biggest Openings

Disney’s Incredibles 2 is projected to be one of Pixar’s biggest opening weekends. Under the leadership of Disney, there’s been a greater sense for Pixar to develop sequels. They’re responsible for Toy Story 3, both Cars sequels, and most recently Finding Dory. After all these years though, the sequel to The Incredibles is right around the corner. The 2004 animated superhero hit is a favorite among Pixar’s library, and fans of the first film have long been waiting for another installment.
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Brad Bird Promises Incredibles 2 Isn’t a Cash Grab Sequel

Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird ensures viewers that the sequel is not a typical Hollywood cash grab followup. Fans have been clamoring for a followup to Pixar’s superhero blockbuster for years now, and that film finally arrives in theaters in just a few short months. The first Incredibles was one of 2004’s biggest movies, meaning a whopping 14 years have passed between installments. Delayed sequels are nothing new for Pixar, and everyone is hoping for another huge hit this summer.
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Disney•Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Set For Edinburgh Family Gala Premiere

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) is set to go full-force into its opening weekend, hosting a Family Gala screening of DisneyPixar’s highly-anticipated sequel, Incredibles 2, confirmed for Sunday 24 June, 2018 at 2pm at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.

An additional School Screening will also take place at Filmhouse on 25 June, 2018 at 10Am for local students

The Family Gala builds on Disney’s longstanding relationship with Eiff, which has proudly hosted Festival gala screenings of Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning Wall•E, Toy Story 3, Inside Out and Finding Dory in recent years.

Mark Adams, Eiff Artistic Director commented: “The Incredibles won hearts the world over with its fun and exciting adventures and it’s an honour to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to deliver this special, superpowered sequel to our younger audiences and their families.”

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter
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The Swedish Ending to “Finding Dory” Is Surprising to Say the Least

The ending to Finding Dory in Sweden is just the same as it is anywhere, but the final word that comes across the screen is something that Americans might take offense to simply because it carries a much different meaning in this country than it does in Sweden. The word ‘slut’ in Sweden translates out to something along the lines of ‘final’, which in its own way means ‘the end’. But without knowing that a lot of people would probably infer that Sweden is trying to say something about Dory that is less than kind and not at all understandable

The Swedish Ending to “Finding Dory” Is Surprising to Say the Least
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Ed O'Neill Signs With Gersh (Exclusive)

Ed O'Neill has signed with Gersh, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The Modern Family star had been with Paradigm since 2013. As family patriarch Jay Pritchett, O'Neill has been nominated for three Emmys and shared four straight SAG Awards with the ensemble of ABC's longest-running comedy, which aired its 200th episode in January. He also previously received two Golden Globe nominations for playing a very different iconic TV dad — Al Bundy in Fox's Married With Children.

In film, O'Neill was a scene-stealing octopus in 2016's Finding Dory and next will return as the voice of Mr. Litwak...
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Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Short Bao Gets First Look Images

Pixar’s latest short film, Bao, will screen in front of The Incredibles 2 this summer – get a look at the short with two new images. Pixar shorts have become a welcome and expected part of seeing any of the animation studio’s releases in theaters. A number of the shorts have been nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film, and some have gone on to win the category, including Piper, the short that screened with Finding Dory in 2016.
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How Bill Hader Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Show Business

How Bill Hader Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Show Business
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Inside Farmshop, an overcrowded, overloud Santa Monica, California, artisanal-type-food joint, the 20-year-old Bill Hader is giving the 39-year-old Bill Hader a pretty good goddamn dressing down. "Fucking loser," the younger spits at one point. But does grown-up Bill take umbrage? Does he rail at his interior monologue, trying to scare it back into the depths of his psyche? He does not. Sitting there – regular jeans, dark blue sweater, very California casual, fork in hand, knife bearing down on steak – he just laughs, shakes his head, arches his grand Hader eyebrows,
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Black Panther Now Among Top 10 Highest Grossing Films Domestically

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther is now among the top ten highest grossing films of all-time at the domestic box office, having earned over $500 million in North America.

That total puts Black Panther past Finding Dory, which was previously the tenth highest-grossing domestic film of all-time with $486.2 million. The movie is just shy of passing 2017’s Beauty and the Beast ($504 million).
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Animated Features Rely on VFX for That Wow Factor

While many live-action features include an increasing amount of CG animation, the movement has gone both ways, and animated features now also boast effects that are increasingly sophisticated and often highly realistic. It is a trend validated by the Visual Effects Society, which honors effects in animated films at its annual Ves Awards.

One film that exemplifies the trend is the Oscar-nominated “Coco.” With huge crowds and complex environments, the Pixar toon exemplifies the huge role vfx now play in feature animation.

“We have lots of people who come from visual effects and programming,” says Pixar’s Stephen Matthew Gustafson, whose credits include both “Coco” and “Finding Dory.”

Both films have earned Gustafson Ves nominations for visual effects, and he’s seen the scale of challenges grow. “We’ve made lots of improvements across Pixar’s entire pipeline that allowed us to scale up,” he says. “ ‘Coco’ took on the brunt of getting that technology in place
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Oscar Animated Shorts Long on Artistry

Oscar Animated Shorts Long on Artistry
Oscar’s animated shorts category typically showcases both studio and indie projects created with a variety of techniques. This year’s nominees reflect that diversity — to the point where they may present apples vs. oranges choices for Academy voters.

Dear Basketball

Directed by Glen Keane

“Dear Basketball” has arguably brought more attention to the Academy’s animated shorts category this year by virtue of its stellar pedigree alone. Written and narrated by basketball superstar Kobe Bryant as his farewell to the game, the 2D-animated film was directed by the legendary Disney animator Glen Keane, and boasts an orchestral score by the multi-Oscar-winning composer John Williams. While Keane has created unforgettable characters for “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast,” this represents the first Oscar nomination for him personally. “Dear Basketball” is also the first time Williams has scored a short film in his long career — and he took a break from scoring “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to do
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His Little Valentine! Jimmy Kimmel Shows Off His Newest Pancake Creation for Daughter Jane

His Little Valentine! Jimmy Kimmel Shows Off His Newest Pancake Creation for Daughter Jane
Jimmy Kimmel is at it again with his morning culinary creativity — this time in honor of Valentine’s Day.

The late-night host added to his already-impressive repertoire of pancake art Wednesday, presenting his favorite customer, 3½-year-old daughter Jane, with five flapjacks: four little red and purple hearts surrounding an intricately designed Cupid, complete with bow and arrow.

“Happy #ValentinesDay! ,” Kimmel, 50, captioned the sweet shot of his daughter sporting an infectious smile, adding the hashtags, “#cupid #pancakes.”

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Incredibles 2 Special Look Arriving This Week During the Olympics

Disney-Pixar revealed The Incredibles 2 will get a new trailer or TV spot during the first full week of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. In recent years, the Disney-owned animation house Pixar has made efforts to put out both original concept films and sequels to movies from its largely beloved catalogue. After a break in 2014 and two original features in 2015 (Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur), 2016 saw Pixar release Finding Dory, a sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo. But, Pixar returned in 2017 with the threequel Cars 3 and the original film Coco. Next, the animation studio is gearing up to launch another sequel, the highly anticipated Incredibles 2.
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Pixar, Coco and the importance of memories

Mark Harrison Feb 8, 2018

We take a detailed look at Pixar's Coco, and at how Pixar's movies deal with memory...

This feature contains major spoilers for Coco, and spoilery discussion of several other Disney and Pixar films, with spoilers for Frozen, Big Hero 6, Up and Zootropolis.

All films are about memory in one way or another. The way we engage with and absorb media is always going to depend on what we've learned and retained about the world during our lives, whether it reflects our own experiences or other things we've consumed. But we can't think of another studio that engages with memory as a concept as Pixar does in their feature films.

From forgetful characters to the literal objectification of memories as a plot device, memory is a key tenet of many of Pixar's 19 features to date, even in films where it's not at the forefront. Bob Parr
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Disney's gloriously ghoulish Coco charms UK box office

The distributor gets its biggest UK opening for an animation since Finding Dory, while war drama Darkest Hour marches on and The Post aims to make news

With a debut of £3.36m, or £5.21m including previews, Coco has delivered the biggest UK opening for either of Disney’s animation studios since Finding Dory in summer 2016. Since that date, Walt Disney Animation has released Moana, which began with £2.21m, finally hauling itself to a decent £20.4m total, and Pixar has brought out Cars 3, the lowest-grossing movie in the UK for the studio, with a final tally of £11.7m.

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'Coco' storms UK box office on £5.1m debut

Disney Pixar feature in strong debut.

Source: Disney

Coco

UK Top Five Rank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun) Running Total Week 1 Coco (Disney) £3.34m £5.2m 1 2 Darkest Hour (Universal) £3.27m £10.16m 2 3 The Post £2.15m £2.15m 1 4 The Greatest Showman (Fox) £2.1m £16.83m 4 5 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Sony) £1.8m £32.4m 5

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Disney

A competitive weekend at the UK box office saw Disney Pixar’s latest animation Coco land in first place. The film started its run with a Fri-Sun total of £3.34m, adding to £1.88m in previews for a non-final official debut of £5.2m.

That’s a middle-of-the-pack opening for a Pixar release, landing it between Brave, which opened to £5.27m in 2012, and the original Toy Story, which debuted with £4.59m in 1996. Those films ended on £22.16m and £22.49m respectively, so that’s a reasonable benchmark for Coco to aim for.

In terms of more recent Pixar releases, Coco is ahead of
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'Coco' storms UK box office with £5.1m debut

Disney Pixar feature makes strong opening.

Source: Disney

Coco

UK Top Five Rank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun) Running Total Week 1 Coco (Disney) £3.34m £5.2m 1 2 Darkest Hour (Universal) £3.27m £10.16m 2 3 The Post £2.15m £2.15m 1 4 The Greatest Showman (Fox) £2.1m £16.83m 4 5 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Sony) £1.8m £32.4m 5

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate - 1.39

Disney

A competitive weekend at the UK box office saw Disney Pixar’s latest animation Coco land in first place. The film started its run with a Fri-Sun total of £3.34m, adding to £1.88m in previews for a non-final official debut of £5.2m.

That’s a middle-of-the-pack opening for a Pixar release, landing it between Brave, which opened to £5.27m in 2012, and the original Toy Story, which debuted with £4.59m in 1996. Those films ended on £22.16m and £22.49m respectively, so that’s a reasonable benchmark for Coco to aim for.

In terms of more recent Pixar releases, Coco is ahead of
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Movie Review – Coco (2017)

Coco, 2017.

Directed by Lee Unkrich.

Featuring the voice talents of Anthony González, Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Gabriel Iglesias, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Edward James Olmos, John Ratzenberger, and Cheech Marin.

Synopsis:

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

All good things must come to an end, and in recent years, it felt as if Pixar, the once mighty animation behemoth were mid-metamorphosis, awaiting the final turn towards Dreamworks mundanity. It helps little that be it for Inside Out, their last five features have peaked at Finding Dory, a passing distraction and a sequel unasked for.

Thankfully, Coco finds the once mighty studio again reigning supreme; it’s a swaggering, ripe, rich and deeply emotional study of the poetic temperance of passing. Like Inside out, Toy Story 3 and Monsters, Inc. before,
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Paramount Selects David Sameth as President of Worldwide Marketing

Paramount Selects David Sameth as President of Worldwide Marketing
Paramount Pictures has named veteran marketing executive David Sameth as president of worldwide marketing.

He’s taking over marketing duties from Megan Colligan, who left in November as head of worldwide marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures.

Sameth, who currently serves as executive vice president and head of theatrical marketing for Disney Animation Studios and Pixar, will report to Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. Sameth will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of all marketing and advertising strategies for Paramount Pictures’ global theatrical releases.

“David is an incredibly talented, visionary marketer who has created some of the most iconic and successful campaigns in our industry’s recent history,” Gianopulos said. “He has experience launching an array of films from big franchises to small, specialized endeavors, and everything in between. His insights, experience and reputation make him a very welcome addition to our team.”

Sameth will begin his new role at Paramount on Feb
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Paramount names David Sameth head of worldwide marketing

Former Disney and Universal executive served as second unit director on Steven Spielberg miniseries Taken.

Source: Paramount Pictures

David Sameth is leaving Disney to join Paramount Pictures as president of worldwide marketing effective February 1.

Sameth currently serves as executive vice-president and head of theatrical marketing for Disney Animation Studios and Pixar where his credits since 2009 included Coco, Zootopia, Frozen, Toy Story 3, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and Finding Dory.

He will report to chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos and will oversee the design, development and implementation of all marketing and advertising strategies for the studio’s global theatrical releases.

“David is an incredibly talented, visionary marketer who has created some of the most iconic and successful campaigns in our industry’s recent history,” Gianopulos said.

“He has experience launching an array of films from big franchises to small, specialized endeavors, and everything in between. His insights, experience and reputation make him a very welcome addition to our
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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Baby Driver’ Pick Up Cas Sound Mixing Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced nominees for excellence in sound mixing for 2017.

In the live action feature film category, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” kept a perfect streak alive with its 10th guild or industry group citation. The film was joined by “Baby Driver,” “Dunkirk,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Wonder Woman.”

Animated nominees were “Cars 3,” “Coco,” “Despicable Me 3,” “Fedinand” and “The Lego Batman Movie.”

In documentary, three music-focused films — “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars,” “Gaga: Five Feet Two” and “Long Strange Trip” — were nominated along with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “Jane.”

On the television side, “Big Little Lies,” “Black Mirror,” “Fargo,” “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” and “Twin Peaks” were nominated for TV movie or miniseries, while series nominees included “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Ballers” and “Veep.”

Last year’s Cinema Audio Society winners included “La La Land,” “Finding Dory,” “The
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