Brad Bird has made it official, and tweeted out a video showing his long time collaborator Michael Giacchino signing the contract to return to score The Incredibles 2. Hit the jump to see that video.
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While Pixar Animation is nearly 30 years old, it’s only been 20 years since the company ventured into feature length, computer animated filmmaking with Toy Story. The film was an instant classic in 1996 and it spawned two successful, acclaimed sequels with a fourth installment on the way in 2017, and it was just the beginning of what the animation house had to offer.
In celebration of Pixar’s milestone anniversary this year, editor Kees van Dijkhuizen has paid tribute to Pixar with a supercut of the films they’ve made over the years, from their early shorts to this year’s feature films. You might find yourself getting some tears in your eyes since it’s accompanied by Michael Giacchino‘s score from Up. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Box office predictions can be tricky, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about as close to a sure-bet slam-dunk as we’ve ever going to see. Opinions vary only on exactly how huge it’s going to be. Today, distributors began tracking the film for its December 18 opening, and predictions run the range from “record-shattering” to “record-obliterating.”
Which is good news for Disney — but it’s also making the studio nervous. Because the higher expectations are, the higher The Force Awakens will have to soar in order to come across as anything other than a disappointment. Get the latest on the Force Awakens box office predictions after the jump. Read More »
It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the Star Wars Bits. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- An extended scene from The Force Awakens was screened.
- 30 minutes of The Force Awakens score not in the movie will be released.
- Carrie Fisher talks about how Leia has changed in The Force Awakens.
- Empire has six collectible The Force Awakens covers for their December issue.
- Wired has the blueprints for Starkiller Base and a gallery of dozens of props.
- Jimmy Kimmel‘s interviews with the cast of The Force Awakens.
- Bandai‘s new riot control First Order Stormtrooper looks awesome.
- New Journey to the Force Awakens book covers featuring new aliens.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios isn’t getting Season of the Force.
- Google Cardboard getting Star Wars VR in December.
- Costume designer Michael Kaplan talks extensively about work on The Force Awakens.
- Video from inside Gallery 1988’s The Art Awakens exhibition.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Toy Story 3 brought Pixar‘s flagship series to an emotionally resonant and thematically sound conclusion, solidifying the the series’ place as a landmark in modern animation and filmmaking. So let’s just be totally honest here: Toy Story 4 can’t help but feel a little redundant. What else do these characters have to say?
A few new updates on the status of Toy Story 4 have arrived, confirming that this project is still very much in the works and racing toward its 2018 release date. All we can do now is trust that the folks at Pixar (who are still, for the most part, geniuses), have a good reason to bring Buzz, Woody and the gang back to the big screen for another adventure.
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If you’ve been watching Jimmy Kimmel Live over the past few years, or if you just pay attention whenever there’s a Star Wars-related clip that makes its way online, then you know that Harrison Ford has some serious beef with Chewbacca. The Wookiee seems to have done some nefarious activities with the wife of the man who plays his on-screen pal. Ford is so upset at Chewie that he has called him a “son of a bitch” when he tried to stop by his dressing room in 2011, and a “Wookiee sack of shit” when he popped up again in 2013.
But on last night’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed episode, Ford finally settled the feud as Chewbacca was threatening to end his life on top of Jimmy Kimmel’s studio. Plus, there was plenty of other fun stuff, like a trivia contest between the cast and a seven-year old kid, a hologram from Carrie Fisher and a Star Wars edition of Lie Witness News. Read More »
Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson loves to debunk the science that goes into science fiction. Recently he’s questioned the science of movies such as Gravity and The Martian, and sometimes he gets a little too carried away with his realistic approach to the world of movies, ruining the fun for the rest of us.
But in the case of The Good Dinosaur, the scientist doesn’t explain why the Pixar Animation movie isn’t realistic simply because it has talking dinosaurs. Instead, he imagines what the world might actually be like if dinosaurs had survived as they have in this new family adventure hitting theaters this week. Watch! Read More »
UK telecommunications services provider O2 has begun airing a new commercial which features our old trusty droid friends R2-D2 and C3PO, who are wandering the desert planet of Jakku in hopes of finding help. And help they find, in the form of BB-8, the new droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The footage does not appear to be from the movie itself, but any droid-fanatics out there might find themselves in cuteness overload watching this new television spot. Hit the jump to see R2-D2 and C-3PO meet BB-8.
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Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The Walt Disney Company was built on the backs of talking animals, so the existence of a movie like Zootopia was inevitable. Why settle for a talking mouse and a talking duck and their small circle of friends when you can have an entire city populated by talking animals, each of them ready to line store shelves in huggable plush form?
And while the merchandising opportunities for Zootopia seem enormous (you just know Disney is already looking for ways to squeeze these characters into their theme parks and Disney Infinity and what-have-you), the movie itself looks clever and cute. A new preview has arrived, offering a look at a single scene from the movie and it’s charming stuff. Walt Disney Animation Studios has been on a roll recently with Frozen and Big Hero 6, both of which took home Academy Awards, so no pressure, Zootopia.
Watch the new Zootopia trailer after the jump.
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