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26 features submitted for consideration in Animated Feature Film category for next year’s Oscar

26 features submitted for consideration in Animated Feature Film category for next year’s Oscar

Animation
Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (GKIDS) Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (GKIDS) The Boss Baby (Fox/DreamWorks) The Breadwinner (GKIDS) Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Fox/DreamWorks) Cars 3 (Disney/Pixar) Cinderella the Cat (RAI Cinema, MAD) Coco (Disney/Pixar) Despicable Me 3 (Universal/Illumination) The Emoji Movie (Sony Pictures Animation) Ethel & Ernest (EuroeaCorp., Lupus Films) Ferdinand (Fox/Blue Sky) The Girl without Hands (GKIDS) In This Corner of the World (Shout! Factory, Mappa) The Lego Batman Movie (Warner Bros.) ...
Amended suit alleging misappropriation of blockbuster Inside Out filed against Disney, Pixar

Amended suit alleging misappropriation of blockbuster Inside Out filed against Disney, Pixar

Animation
Litigation-focused law firm, Robins Kaplan LLP® has filed an amended complaint detailing allegations that The Walt Disney Company and Pixar misappropriated the central concept and characters behind the animated hit movie Inside Out from a nationally recognized child development expert who had pitched her uniquely original material and characters to top studio executives. One of the plaintiffs, Denise Daniels is a renowned expert in the emotional development of children. Ms. Daniels has worked with children affected by Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. From 2005-09, she and her team held several discussions with Disney executives about developing an animated series focused on emotional intelligence in childre
Latest update of Apple Clips out

Latest update of Apple Clips out

Technology
Hope you all remember Apple Clips? This square shaped movie editor for social media launched last March and according to Apple, it's doing very well so far with millions of active users. According to Apple, the Disney-powered Clips would get regular content updates over the time with the first update coming out last Thursday. There are free Disney and Pixar characters and titles that can be dropped all over one’s clips. Mickey, Minnie, the emotions from Inside Out, Woody from Toy Story and a lot of others. Other updates include an assortment of non-Disney animated title cards and sticker-like animated overlays plus a clearer way to edit voice-dictated captions. The updates are all free. However, the new update does not include any new visual filters. Clips already has a good handful of
Disney and Pixar announce release dates of their upcoming flagship movies

Disney and Pixar announce release dates of their upcoming flagship movies

Studio
For Disney and Pixar fans, here is some good news. At the D23 Expo 2017, filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios came out with new details about their upcoming movie slates introducing key voice talent. John Lasseter teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” averred Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles. “It’s a great mix of incredibly creative and surprising new worlds and characters and stories we love returning to. Our filmmakers are putting so much heart into these films – I can’t wait for people to see them.” Lassete
Pixar’s animated feature Coco to premiere at Morelia International Film Festival

Pixar’s animated feature Coco to premiere at Morelia International Film Festival

Animation
Pixar’s latest animated movie Coco will have its world premiere at the Morelia International Film Festival on Oct. 20 in Morelia, a Mexican city well known for its Day of the Dead celebrations. The movie will open several weeks ahead of Day of the Dead festivities. Among the voice talent in the Pixar movie is Gael Garcia Bernal  whose touring documentary film festival Ambulante collaborates with the Morelia Film Festival. Garcia Bernal also makes Mexican feature films with producing partner Diego Luna under the banner of Canana Films. Edward James Olmos and Alanna Ubach also voice roles in the Pixar film that is a comedy about a boy who journeys to the land of the dead. Oscar winner Lee Unkrich has co-written and co-directed Coco with Adrian Molina."Coco is the first Pixar movie insp
Pixar’s Lou being raved by audience

Pixar’s Lou being raved by audience

Animation
Viewers who went in to see Disney's  Cars 3  recently had a sort of a bonus that came their way. And that was in the form of Lou, a short film from Pixar. The short has been heaped with praise from viewers recently for its anti-bullying message. And the plus point was that it came out of the stable of Pixar. So, one couldn’t expect anything less than gorgeous, colorful visuals and strangely affecting characters. Lou focuses on a Lost and Found monster who bares witness to kids being bullied in the playground and so takes it upon himself to teach this bully a lesson. The lesson involves a playground chase that is wholly entertaining and funny, before moving to a heartrending conclusion that one has to see to believe.   A joyous film to go through!  

Sphero teams up with Marvel for its latest tech toy Spider-Man Interactive Super Hero

Gaming
Colorado’s Sphero has joined forces with Disney-owned Marvel for its latest tech toy an app-enabled Spider-Man Interactive Super Hero. This comes after the company recently teamed up with another Disney-owned company Pixar on a Cars 3-based Lightning McQueen robot named Boulder. Featuring fully animated LCD eyes, voice control and motion detection, the expressive bot can sense when people pass by, react when shaken or tossed in the air, act as an alarm clock and guard a child’s room to stop unwanted intruders. And by double-pressing the toy’s spider button and using a variety of pre-programmed phrases like “What’s the crime report?,” “Make me laugh” and “Tell me a story,” the famous web-slinger will react with his signature snarky attitude. The toy, which is AppliedTrust-certified and
Trailer of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ featurette to play before Coco screens

Trailer of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ featurette to play before Coco screens

Animation
Walt Disney Animation Studios will be back to the world of its hit Frozen when it releases a trailer for the featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure that will play before the screening of Pixar’s Coco when it releases on November 22. The trailer, that appeared online on June 13, will run in theatres ahead of Pixar’s Cars 3 when it arrives in theaters June 16. Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen that includes Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). The featurette is directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton, produced by Osca
Don Rickles’ voice to be inserted in Toy Story 4

Don Rickles’ voice to be inserted in Toy Story 4

Animation
For thousands of fans of  Mr. Potato Head, the death of Don Rickles on Thursday last came as a big shock. It was he who had voiced the loudmouth spud in the Toy Story movies that began with the John Lasseter-directed original in 1995. After two decades  and three more movies, Rickles was set to voice Mr. Potato Head in the upcoming fourth installment of the Pixar series which is set to be co-directed by Lasseter and Josh Cooley for a 2019 release. Though Rickles had not yet recorded new material for Toy Story 4, his rep has confirmed that Pixar has been doing rewrites on the film and Rickles had not yet been called in to record his voice tracks for Mr. Potato Head's role in the fourth film. Lasseter remembered Rickles in a statement released by Pixar, commending the comedian as a comi
Throwback Thursday: 10 best animated films ever made

Throwback Thursday: 10 best animated films ever made

Animation
Among the several animation films in the scene, we pick the 10 best ever made for you to see and appreciate.   The Little Mermaid Who can resist singing along whenever ‘Part of Your World’ is being played? While Disney films have always featured music, it’s The Little Mermaid that’s credited with bringing Broadway into cartoons, a move that was honoured by Academy and Golden Globes awards for best original score and song, respectively. What’s more, this film about a fish out of water revived the Disney Animation Studios and spurred on the Disney Renaissance. This led to a period in which some of the most successful and beloved animated films were made.   My Neighbor Totoro Hayao Miyazaki is often referred to as the Walt Disney of Japan and Studio Ghibli the film and animatio