Posts Tagged ‘pixar’
The Lion King 3D has surprised a lot of people (myself included) with the success it has been getting at the box office (over $80M domestic). So Disney noticed too and has announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D:
- Beauty and the Beast – January 13, 2012
- Finding Nemo – September 14, 2012
- Monsters, Inc. – January 18, 2013 (the prequel Monsters University opens in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013)
- The Little Mermaid – September 13, 2013
These are all good movies, classics really – and yes it would be nice to see them on the big screen again, but with 3D involved I can’t quite say I approve fully. Blu-ray releases in the mean time will be just fine for me.
- Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Box Office = $380.4 million worldwide.
- Finding Nemo won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Box Office = $867.6 million worldwide.
- Monsters, Inc. made history with 11 million DVD/VHS copies being sold during its first week of release. It won an Academy Award for Best Song. Box Office = $526.9 million worldwide.
- The Little Mermaid won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score, Best Song). Box Office =$228.9 million worldwide.
A new synopsis for Pixar’s Brave has arrived, it’s slightly different from the one posted before but adds a few things of interest. The film is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands and revolves around a young princess voiced by Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), it also stars Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. Brave opens in 3D on June 22, 2012.
Read the synopsis and see the trailer we posted in June below:
- Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt are brothers in new comedy. [deadline]
- New Toy Story Toon “Small Fry” Plot Details. [pixartimes]
- Oblivion’ Writer Tackling ‘Viking’ movie. [thr]
- The Dark Knight Rises wraps in Pittsburgh, Christopher Nolan says “thank you”. [batmannews]
- Wachowskis Cloud Atlas Finally Taking Off In September. [mtv]
- Great new Poster For James McTeigue’s The Raven Starring John Cusack. [comicbookmovie]
- Pixar is making a dinosaur movie,it’s going to be awesome.. [latimes]
Kees van Dijkhuizen is back with another entry into his [the films of] series which usually focuses on one inspiring filmmaker every month, visualising their variety and progression through the years. Today we have [the films of] Pixar Animation Studios, not just one artist this time around. For why Kees van Dijkhuizen made this video and to watch his others (Sofia Coppola, Danny Boyle, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Baz Luhrmann) check out his tumblr site here.
Over the years Pixar Animation Studios has brought us some of the most beautiful, exciting, hilarious and touching films ever. Not just a company, Pixar is a promise: the hopping lamp you’ll see in front of each feature film is a guarantee for a good time. Pioneering in and continuously revolutionizing both the animation and film industry, Pixar deserves an episode more than any other studio. The seventh [the films of] focusses on their 12 feature films, highlighting the moments that made Pixar what it is today.
Watch [the films of] Michel Gondry below:
This 25-minute documentary takes us through A Day in the Life of John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer and director at Disney and Pixar.The documentary was shot on March 23rd 2011, right when Cars 2 was wrapping up production, so he doesn’t get to talk about Pixar’s first rotten movie. Hawaiian shirts are running wild in this guys house, and trains too.
Check out the video below.
Here is the first look at Disney/Pixar’s next feature film, Brave. The animation is slick and it’s nice to see my home country of Scotland getting an animation makeover at the hands of Pixar; should be beautiful. Check it out below along with the synopsis and share your thoughts. The movie features the voices of Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men, Boardwalk Empire) Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane. Brave arrives in theaters June 22nd, 2012.
Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview where we take a look at what’s going on this weekend in entertainment. Check back Sunday night for the Box Office Report and return Monday for The City Strip. Don’t forget to check out the CoF Summer Movie Guide 2011 for what else is coming soon to theaters. And Here We…Go!
I’ve mentioned it before but it’s worth mentioning again, I don’t like these movies. Cars was just not fun nor did it need a sequel. The folks at Pixar on the other hand love this stuff and will make it anyways, good for them I suppose, but the track record ends today. Cars is running at 34% approval, Pixar’s first ever “rotten” score. Someone’s in trouble.
What’s not to like? Justin Timberlake of course, but Jason Segal and a camera friendly Cameron Diaz are nothing to complain about. For those of you who have seen Bad Santa, School for Scoundrels and Mr. Woodcock you can probably just go ahead and skip it.
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop – IMD – RT (74%) – Limited release, here’s the trailer.
True Blood (HBO, Sunday) — Season premiere! I didn’t watch Season 3, I have some catching up to do.
- Quentin Tarantino has cast Jamie Foxx to star in Django Unchained. [variety]
- Time Magazing has list the Top 25 Animated Films of all Time. [TIME]
- Gently Down the Stream, a wedding comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton, has a new title and Robin Williams. [showbiz411]
- Pixar’s Brave has 4 characters from the film, see them here. [/Film]
- River Road Entertainment is developing a feature film based on the life of Brian Wilson the leader of The Beach Boys. [coming soon]
- Spy Kids 4 gets Smell-O-Vision, seriously. [USAtoday]
A YouTube user (whoiseyevan) has made a “premake” trailer which imagines Pixar’s Up was produced in the 1960’s. This is some crazy editing and obvious show of love for movies. Here is a note from the video editor:
I have always enjoyed old Disney movies from the 60s and 70s. They managed to tap into such an imaginatively odd combination of situations and characters (like dinosaur bones and Chinese spies in “One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing”, or flying cars and basketball players in The Absent-Minded Professor”). In many ways, Pixar’s “Up” continues this charming tradition with its flying houses, talking dogs and gigantic flightless birds. It’s a brilliantly written and beautifully imagined film. Oh, and stay tuned for the frame-by-frame breakdown and cheat sheet… there are a couple of Easter eggs hidden in this one.
Movie clips used in the video include: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, *batteries not included, The Red Balloon, Superman, The Wizard of Oz, The Muppet Movie, Follow Me Boys, Mackenna’s Gold, Benji, A Boy and His Dog, Mysterious Island, The Doberman Gang, The Alvin Show, Posse, One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing, The Island at the Top of the World, Zeppellin, Stephen King’s It, Hollywood Hotel, Jonny Quest, Peter Pan’s Flight, Habanera from Carmen, Always.
Leandro Copperfield Braga [his site] spent 11 days re-watching all 11 Pixar feature films released to date in order to piece together this mashup of over 500 hand-selected scenes and edited together a 7-minute tribute titled The Beauty of Pixar. [TDW]
He says: Pixar’s films have always been very important in my life. I was 6 years old when I watched Toy Story the first time, and his films made my childhood more happy. So this video is a personal tribute for, in my opinion, the best animation studio of all time.
Update: Video taken down from Vimeo. Copyrights! *shakes fist