Tag: Pixar

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
Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market from 12 to 17 June

Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market from 12 to 17 June

Animation
The 2017 edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market will take place from June  12th to 17th. And with the time approaching fast, the Festival authorities have revealed a first look at what’s in store for this year’s edition. Besides keynote addresses of two of its prominent keynote speakers Kristine Belson (President of Sony Pictures Animation) and Eric Coleman (Senior Vice President Original Programming/General Manager, Disney Television Animation), the 2017 edition of the event also promises a variety of Studio Focus presentations with Cartoon Network, Passion Pictures, The Foundry, Google, Ankama, Original Force and Pixar already confirmed to be participating. The first confirmed Masterclass presentation will be from Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, t
Disney unveils first look of Pixar’s Coco

Disney unveils first look of Pixar’s Coco

Animation
Disney has unveiled the first look of Pixar’s Coco, the next edition of Oscar-winning Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K Anderson. The film centers on a music-loving boy who unlocks the real story behind his family history after finding himself in the Land Of The Dead. Among the voice cast are Anthony Gonzalez who voices for Miguel; Benjamin Bratt for his musical idol Ernesto de la Cruz; and Gael García Bernal as Hector, a trickster who joins Miguel on his journey to the fantastical land, which looks Pixar-stunning in the teaser trailer that came out this morning. Disney, that is in preparation to release Cars 3 in June, will release Coco on November 22.  
Throwback Thursday -7 Animated Movies Which Will Make You Go Head Over Heels In Love with Them

Throwback Thursday -7 Animated Movies Which Will Make You Go Head Over Heels In Love with Them

Animation, Headlines
Get ready to snuggle up in love with these beautifully romantic animated movies. They are the perfect remedy to make your day go awesome. Animated movies are not just ‘Children’s movies’ they are more than that. They are for the ‘Kidults’. By Kidults, we mean, it is for all the Adults who have a soul of Kid and of course, for all the little kids. In the world of animated movies, the genre of romance and action movies is never enough. What makes these movies brilliant is that there are plenty of quotes, songs and dialogues which would inspire you and make you fall in love with them. They provide the opportunity to enter a world where dreams come true and happily ever afters happen every day. So, just in case you’re in need of some warm fuzzies, here’s a list of some of our favorite animat
Watch the first teaser trailer of Pixar’s Cars 3

Watch the first teaser trailer of Pixar’s Cars 3

Animation, Latest News
Buckle up all Pixar and Cars Fans; watch the super thrilling and racing action of Lightning McQueen in the teaser trailer launched by Disney-Pixar on Monday. The 45-second teaser released on Monday consists of primarily of eye-level shots of race-cars followed by McQueen’s no. 95 rolling across the race track with parts and debris flying. Just at the pivotal moment, the teaser lives up to the "tease" in its name and cuts out with the menacing message: "From this moment, everything will change." The upcoming cars 3 movie is sequel to Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011).  The film will focus on McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, enlisting his new friend Cruz Ramirez as a technician to compete against a new generation of racers. The characters Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), Sally (Bonnie H

Comcast Picks DreamWorks in a $3.8 Billion deal, aims at trouncing Disney…

Animation, Channels, Licensing, Top Stories
Comcast is all set to get more animated, NBCUniversal ,  a segment of the Giant company  is acquiring the DreamWorks Animation studio in$ 3.8billion deal. According to Comcast, shareholders in DreamWorks will get $41 in cash per share of stock, which is too close to 50% premium from where the stock was trading at the time of talks between the two stalwarts. Senior officials are expecting that deal will come into effect towards the end of the year. (more…)

Watch: Pixar’s New ‘Inside Out’ Trailer Released

Animation, Headlines
Pixar and director Pete Docter have just released their latest look at the voices inside our heads with a brand new trailer for upcoming animated feature Inside Out. Anticipation is growing for the release of the next film by Docter, the celebrated, award-winning writer and director of Up (2009) and Monsters, Inc. (2001). Disney will release Inside Out in 3D in theaters everywhere starting June 19, 2015. (more…)

Disney Appoints Staggs to Iger Successor

Headlines, People, Studio
The Walt Disney Company has promoted 25-year company veteran Thomas Staggs to chief operating officer, in a move widely seen as positioning the executive to succeed current CEO Bob Iger. When Iger was named to lead the company in 2011, it was planned that he would only hold the chief executive position through March 31 of this year, after which he would continue as executive chairman for an additional 15 months, through June 30, 2016. Whether that timeline remains in effect is unclear. Staggs is currently chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and will continue to lead that division until a successor is named. (more…)

Disney, DreamWorks & Sony fired back at Class-Action Lawsuit

Headlines, Studio, Top Stories
Studios file a motion to dismiss proposed class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching and wage-fixing deals. On Friday, The Walt Disney Company, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures and Blue Sky Studios fired back at a proposed class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching and wage-fixing deals, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. The defendants, which also include ImageMovers, Lucasfilm and Pixar Animation Studios, are requesting a dismissal on new antitrust claims as both coming too late and lacking necessary factual support. (more…)