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Apple Original Films & Skydance Animation Announce Animated Short Film "Blush"

From Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation comes “ Blush ,” the beautiful first short film debuting as part of an expansive multi-year partnership to deliver groundbreaking, premium animated films and theatrical-quality animated television series in over 100 countries on Apple TV+.    “Blush” follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet. When an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy in building a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation.  The inaugural Apple/Skydance short film is written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Joe Mateo (“Prep & Landing,” “Big Hero 6”), and shares the storyteller’s deeply personal journey of healing, hope and the undeniably human moments of being rescued by love. Mateo developed “Blush” alongside the Skydance Animation team and the film is produced by Heather Schmidt Feng Yanu (“Toy Story,” the

John Lasseter Hired To Lead The Animation Division At Skydance

In a move sure to spark complaints, controversy and discussion, former Disney/Pixar boss John Lasseter has been hired to lead the animation team at production company Skydance. Lasseter, of course, forged a hugely successful career at Pixar, segueing into leading both his original company and Disney's Feature Animation arm. But he was placed on sabbatical in November of 2017 when reports emerged of inappropriate behaviour towards female employees. Disney's leaders ultimately decided to part ways with the animation director and creative guru, rightly seeing his situation as untenable. It's all the most surprising then, to see him hired by a major company, one that has made a name for itself since 2010 backing the likes of the current Star Trek films and the more recent Mission Impossible entries. Chief David Ellison has been looking to move into animation, originally hiring former DreamWorks Animation executive Bill Damaschke in October 2017. He was surprised as anyon

Toy Story 4 Has Found It's Director

Amid a torrent of announcements at today’s D23 animation panel, we learned that John Lasseter will not be directing 2019's Toy Story 4 , as previously thought, passing the reins to Josh Cooley instead. Following in the footsteps of Lee Unkrich , who took over from Lasseter on Toy Story 3 , Cooley will lead Buzz, Woody and the gang on their fourth outing, having come a long way from his days as a Pixar intern on the first Cars film, before stepping up to become a writer on inside Out . Taking to the stage, Cooley teed up a short teaser film of him wandering the Pixar offices and talking to many of the artists and designers involved in the film. As the film palyed out, we briefly glimpsed a new toy that looked a lot like a Hawaiian doll, called Lulu and early pre-vis of a toy chick. In other Pixar news, Lasseter announced an as-yet untitled new project to be directed by Monsters University’s Dan Scanlon. Set in a suburban fantasy world populated by elves, trolls and sprit

#ToyStory4 Will Be A Love Story With Woody & Bo Peep

Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter confirmed on Friday what fans have speculated about for the better part of a year: " Toy Story 4 " will revolve around a romance between the blockbuster's main character, a toy cowboy voiced by Tom Hanks, and a nursery rhyme doll. "It's a love story with Woody and—and this is news—Bo Peep," he told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." Lasseter revealed the plot point last winter but kept the details under wraps. Lasseter rose to prominence in 1995 as director of Pixar's "Toy Story," a movie about toys that come to life and the first feature-length computer-animated film. The groundbreaking picture and its two sequels have earned about $2 billion at the international box office. Pixar, which Disney purchased in 2006, is also preparing to release follow-ups to the 2003 blockbuster "Finding Nemo" and 2004's "The Incredibles." "At Pixar and at Disney, we only

#ToyStory4 Is Going To Happen In 2017

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created the world’s first computer-animated feature film with “ Toy Story ,” it revealed plans for Disney•Pixar’s “ Toy Story 4 ,” an adventure that returns audiences to the world of the studio’s signature characters. John Lasseter , director of the original “ Toy Story ” and “ Toy Story 2 ,” will direct the film, which opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang. The story was dreamt up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, the storytellers who have been the driving force behind all three “Toy Story” films. “We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” said Lasseter. “We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before. ‘Toy Story 3’ ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another ‘Toy Story’ movie. But when Andrew, Pete,

Be Apart Of Pixar Night At AT&T Park

Something special for all you Pixar fans out there. A one night only event. Bring out the whole family for a fun-filled evening celebrating two of the Bay Area’s most celebrated forms of entertainment: Pixar and the Giants ! Pixar Night at the Park Featuring Mike Wazowski & James P. Sullivan (Sulley) from “ Monsters University ” Monday, May 20 vs. the Washington Nationals at 7:15pm The San Francisco Giants and Pixar Animation Studios are proud to bring the first ever “ Pixar Night at the Park” to AT&T Park , during the 2013 season! To buy tickets or for more information, please call or visit 415-972-2298 OR WWW.SFGIANTS.COM/SPECIALEVENTS Your special event ticket package includes a ticket to the Monday evening game versus the Nationals, and a special Pixar-themed Giants t-shirt! Additionally, every special event ticket holder gains access to the Pixar pre-game party in Seals Plaza from 5:00-7:00p.m. Mike and Sulley from the upcoming film, “ Monsters University ” wi

Muppets 2 Is Confirmed. Lasseter Talks Pixar's Next Film

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have been making the media rounds a lot lately, and their stop in Las Vegas yesterday brought some pretty exciting news. It was at Disney's CinemaCon panel that president of production Sean Bailey announced that there will officially be a " Muppets 2 ." This is something we've heard plenty about already, like the fact Jason Segel won't be involved and the movie will introduce plenty of new characters. But it's nice to have the movie finally confirmed by Disney so that we know we can look forward to it coming out... well, eventually. Bailey didn't have any more details to share about the movie other than the fact it is actually happening. However, Disney and Pixar animation chief John Lasseter did have some news about Pixar's upcoming line-up. It turns out the animation studio is trying to bring together a film based around the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos . The movie has no release date yet, but it will b

Search For John Lasseter-John of the Jungle

Win a trip for 4 to the opening of Cars Land and a private Jungle Cruise tour skippered by John Lasseter! From late 1977 through spring 1978, John Lasseter , before becoming chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering, worked at Disneyland, and was a skipper on the Jungle Cruise attraction… Recently, a search for a photo of John skippering the Jungle Cruise came up empty. Surely there must be a photo of Skipper John somewhere? To find one, we have created a contest: the first person to submit a verifiable photo of John as the skipper of the Jungle Cruise from 1977 will win a trip for 4 to the grand opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in summer 2012, and a ride on the Jungle Cruise skippered by none other than John himself! What better way to turn a Disney memory of old into a Disney memory of today? For details on how to submit, visit Johnofthejungle.com or the official Disney•Pixar

Trailer For Pixar's Brave

Here is the first trailer for Pixar's Brave previously titled (The Bear and the Bow.) The film stars the voice of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters and Craig Ferguson . Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida ( Kelly Macdonald ) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus ( Billy Connolly ) and Queen Elinor ( Emma Thompson ). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin ( Kevin McKidd ), surly Lord Macintosh ( Craig Ferguson ) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane ). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to

Teaser Trailer For DisneyToon's "PLANES"

The sky’s the limit as DisneyToon Studios proudly announces PLANES – a spectacular, full-length CG animated comedy action adventure movie for everyone set high above the world of CARS . PLANES will introduce an entirely original and hilarious crew of daredevils from every corner of the globe and draws inspiration from the immensely popular Disney•Pixar’s CARS world. PLANES will arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in Spring 2013. Enjoy the teaser trailer after the Jump... The sky’s the limit as DisneyToon Studios proudly announces PLANES – a spectacular, full-length CG animated comedy action adventure movie for everyone set high above the world of CARS. PLANES will introduce an entirely original and hilarious crew of daredevils from every corner of the globe and draws inspiration from the immensely popular Disney•Pixar’s CARS world. PLANES will arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in Spring 2013. “We had such a great time exploring the world of ‘Cars’ over the course of two films, so it s

Cars 2 Trailer. Spot Light On Mater

Here is the third trailer for the upcoming Pixar/Disney film Cars 2 . This trailer puts more of the spot light on Mater . In the trailer we are treated to some new footage from the film. Cars 2 is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It will be the sequel to the 2006 film, Cars. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and is scheduled for release in theaters on June 24, 2011. Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis and John Lasseter will co-direct. It features the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer . Cars 2 is scheduled for release in theaters on June 24, 2011. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Lightning McQueen, his pit crew and his new crew chief, Mater, head around the world for the "Race of Champions" taking place in five different countries: Japan, Austria, Italy, a 24-hour race in France and the United Kingdom. However, Mater, involved in a case of mistaken identity, saves th

New Footage From Cars 2

Here is the latest T.V. spot for Disney/Pixar's upcoming film Cars 2 . In the spot we get to see some never before scene footage. Watch the clip after the Jump... Lightning McQueen, his pit crew and his new crew chief, Mater, head around the world for the "Race of Champions" taking place in five different countries: Japan, Austria, Italy, a 24-hour race in France and the United Kingdom. However, Mater, involved in a case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent named Finn McMissile and finds himself embroiled in his world of international espionage. Please Leave A Comment-

Cars 2 Trailer Is Here

New Cars 2 trailer is here. And we have it for you. This is an extended trailer from the previous one that we have seen before . Cars 2 is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D film produced by Pixar Animation Studios . It will be the sequel to the 2006 film, Cars. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and is scheduled for release in theaters on June 24, 2011. Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis and John Lasseter will co-direct. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Lightning McQueen, his pit crew and his new crew chief, Mater, head around the world for the "Race of Champions" taking place in five different countries: Japan, Austria, Italy, a 24-hour race in France and the United Kingdom. However, Mater, involved in a case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent named Finn McMissile and finds himself embroiled in his world of international espionage. Please Leave A Comment-

DISNEYTOON STUDIOS Will Deliver PLANES

An All-New High-Flying Feature-Length Comedy Adventure With A Fleet Of Fun New Characters BURBANK, Calif. – February 17, 2011 – The sky’s the limit as DisneyToon Studios proudly announces PLANES – a spectacular, full-length CG animated comedy action adventure movie for everyone set high above the world of CARS . PLANES will introduce an entirely original and hilarious crew of daredevils from every corner of the globe and draws inspiration from the immensely popular Disney•Pixar’s CARS world. PLANES will arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in Spring 2013… “We had such a great time exploring the world of ‘Cars’ over the course of two films, so it seemed only natural for us to see where our imaginations would take us in a film where planes were the main characters. By expanding the Cars world, ‘Planes’ gave us a whole new set of fun-filled situations and a great opportunity to introduce some fantastic new characters,” commented John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney an

Cars 2 Trailer And Images

Going Where No Car Has Gone Before Yahoo released the Official Cars 2 trailer this morning. I enjoyed Cars for what it was, but I don't think any animation film will reach the level of Toy Story 3. just my opinion. We also got our hand on some new images from the upcoming film. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson ) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy ) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the str

Cars 2 Teaser Poster & New Image

Are you ready for some Lighting? Latinoreview got their hands on a new image and the synopsis for the upcoming film Cars 2 . We also got our hands on the teaser poster for the upcoming film. Cars 2 opens June 24th, 2011 See the poster and image after the Jump.. Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched

Pixar's Cars 2 Trailer

Cars 2 Teaser Trailer Cars 2 is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D film produced by Pixar Animation Studios . It will be the sequel to the 2006 film, Cars. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and is scheduled for release in theaters on June 24, 2011. Ratatouille producer Brad Lewi s and John Lasseter will co-direct. Watch the trailer after Jump.. Lightning McQueen , his pit crew and his new crew chief, Mater, head around the world for the " Race of Champions " taking place in five different countries: Japan, Austria, Italy, a 24-hour race in France and the United Kingdom. However, Mater , involved in a case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent named Finn McMissile and finds himself embroiled in his world of international espionage. Please Leave A Comment-

Cars Spin-Off Called "Planes"

Cars Spin-Off Called "Planes" Cars may not have been Pixar’s biggest moneymaker when it was released in theaters, but the franchise has been a monster hit when it comes to merchandise, raking in several billion dollars in a relatively under-the-radar fashion. Next summer’s release of Cars 2 should boost that figure even further, but then again, kids may be in no rush to replace the Lightning McQueen plush toy they already bought back in 2006. How do you refresh the brand? With planes, of course.   Pixar is currently developing Planes as a semi-sequel and spinoff franchise to Cars, one meant to take advantage of the enormously lucrative direct-to-video market. It’s a format that Pixar has flirted with before Toy Story 2 was once meant to go direct to video, and Toy Story 3 was originally developed for DVD in a semi-unauthorized fashion by Disney before Pixar head John Lasseter took over the company — but with Planes, Pixar could leverage the Cars brand without diluti

John Lasseter Returns For Cars 2

John Lasseter Returns For Cars 2 According to JimHill , John Lasseter (Toy Story, A Bug’s Life) decided to co-direct Cars 2 just and will be working side-by-side  Brad Lewis (producer of Ratatouille) on the upcoming film. Having two amazing directors working on the film can only be a good thing. All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the “Cars” saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe. Cars 2 opens June 24th, 2011 Please Leave A Comment-

Waking Sleeping Beauty Trailer

Waking Sleeping Beauty Trailer Waking Sleeping Beauty is a documentary that we have heard incredible news about, and I am excited to finally see it with my own eyes. This is documentary is for the hard core and casual Disney fan out there. The documentary is a behind the scenes look at Disney and what what happened behind close doors from 1984-1994. Official Plot Synopsis: Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairytale. It is a story of clashing egos, out of control budgets, escalating tensions… and one of the most extraordinary creative periods in animation history. Director Don Hahn and producer Peter Schneider, key players at Walt Disney Studios Feature Animation department during the mid1980s, offer a behind-the-magic glimpse of the turbulent times the Animation Studio was going through and the staggering output of hits that followed over the next ten years. Artists polarized between the hungry young innovators and the old guard who refused to relinquish control, mounting tensions d