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‘The Mitchells vs the Machines’ Animation Featurette Highlights the Film’s Groundbreaking Style

The Mitchells vs The Machines is now streaming on Netflix, and it’s fantastic. We’re talking “best of the year” material here, folks, so if you haven’t watched it yet, I encourage you to do so immediately. Not only is the film funny, sweet, and almost overwhelmingly clever, it also boasts a unique, often groundbreaking animation style that really makes it stand out against other animated films. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller produced the movie, and like their previous Spider-Man: Into the Spi...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Animation, Phil Lord, Pixar, Machines, Wilson, Video Clips, Katie, Mitchells, Christopher Miller, Behind the Scenes Footage, Toby Wilson, The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, Katie Mitchell Mitchells, Michael Lasker


El Segundo locals tell the story of what it’s like being ‘Black in Mayberry’ in new film

These are the voices of El Segundo. The city’s residents are sharing their experiences with racism in “Black in Mayberry,” a new film inspired by Black Lives Matter protests in El Segundo. The film aims to tell the stories that may not always be discussed between people of different races. One young woman talks about how she always dresses in bright athletic gear when she’s jogging to make it clear that she is exercising and not running from something. Another talks about the pressure of being t...
Tags: Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Brad Pitt, Pixar, Taylor, Social Justice, David Oyelowo, Black, Judas, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Knight, Pete Docter


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Binging With Babish’ Brings Big and Small-Screen Foods to Your Computer Screen

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Binging With Babish Where You Can Stream It: YouTube The Pitch: YouTuber Babish (real name Andrew Rea) recreates dishes from movies and television to increasingly elaborate degrees. Why It’s Essential Viewing: Who doesn’t love learning how to make your favorite fictional foods? I love me some cooking videos, and I obvious...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Features, Pokemon, Pixar, Hannibal, Parks, Bon Appetit, Brock, Rea, Featured Stories Sidebar, Andrew Rea, Babish, Oliver Babish, Binging With Babish, The Quarantine Stream


Inspired by ‘E.T.’ and ‘Goonies,’ actor David Oyelowo debuts as director with ‘The Water Man’

Long before David Oyelowo ever thought about becoming an actor, he says certain kinds of movies captivated his boyhood imagination, films that told stories of kids like him that mixed grand adventures with grounded reality. “Films like ‘E.T.’, ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Stand By Me,’ are the films I loved growing up,” Oyelowo says. “And really were formative for me in terms of the narrative that I felt reflected my experience as a young person.” Years later, as a father, the versatile British-Nigerian acto...
Tags: Movies, Oregon, Sport, David, Things To Do, Soccer, Selma, Streaming, Brad Pitt, Pixar, Pacific Northwest, David Oyelowo, Brown, Jo, Jessica, Rosario


Interview: David Oyelowo Wants More Family Films With Heavy Themes

The Water Man, which is out in theaters on May 7, is acclaimed actor David Oyelowo’s first feature film as a director. Oyelowo starred in the family adventure drama alongside Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, and Amiah Miller. The film follows a boy named Gunner (Chavis), who sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure called the Water Man that is said to possess the secret to immortality. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Miller), th...
Tags: Movies, David, Selma, Oprah Winfrey, Pixar, David Oyelowo, Oyelowo, Dawson, Chavis, Rosario Dawson, Movie News, Jo Miller, Amiah Miller, Lonnie Chavis, Harpo Films, RLJE Films


CS Score Interviews Fargo Composer Jeff Russo

Welcome to a special edition of CS Score, soundtrack lovers! This week we’re jumping right to the chase to get to our amazing interviews with Jeff Russo, composer of hit shows such as Fargo, Star Trek: Picard, Lucifer, For All Mankind and Clarice, among many others. We also got a chance to speak with composer Osei Essed, who has worked on the documentaries Accept the Call, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality and the recently release Amend: Fight for America. Let’s get to it! NEW...
Tags: TV, Movies, America, Apple TV, Star Trek, Noah, Netflix, Mark Wahlberg, TV News, Starz, BAFTA, Cbs, Mars, Will Smith, Pixar, Hulu


Daily Podcast: Green Lantern Casting, F9, The Doubtful Guest, a Pixar Interview, and More

On the April 30, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Green Lantern casting, The Doubtful Guest , Twilight of the Dead , and F9 . Then we’ll present an interview with the animation supervisor on the new Pixar film Luca . In The News : Chris: ‘Green Lantern’ HBO Max Series Casts Finn Wittrock as Hot-Headed Guy Gardner, New Plot Details Revealed Ben (OG HT...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Disney, Pixar, Chris, Aardman, Ben, Luca, Ben Pearson, George A Romero, Kumail Nanjiani, Finn Wittrock, Guy Gardner, Emily V Gordon, Dom Toretto, Andy Muschietti


‘The Mighty Ducks’ Franchise Writer Steven Brill Talks the Future of ‘Game Changers’, Reunion Challenges, and…a Broadway Musical? [Interview]

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers digs back into the nostalgia of the original franchise in the biggest way yet with today’s new episode, titled “Spirit of the Ducks.” When a gala is planned to celebrate the legacy of the peewee hockey team, some of the original teammates get back together with Coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). But the reunion isn’t quite as chipper as you might expect, and that’s exactly how franchise writer Steven Brill likes it. For the Mighty Ducks reunion episode of Game...
Tags: Europe, Television, Movies, Minneapolis, Interview, Disney, Sports, Features, Sequels, Jon Hamm, Pixar, Ducks, Bombay, Josh, PAUL, Gordon


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Inside Pixar’ is a Bite-Sized Deep Dive Into the Animation Studio

Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Inside Pixar Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: Produced by Pixar Animation Studios, Inside Pixar offers insights into the personal and cinematic stories focused on the people, artistry, and culture of the company. You’ll meet everyone from the filmmakers and animators who bring movie magic to the big screen to...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Disney, Animation, Pixar, Kemp, Pixar Animation, Cristela Alonzo, Disney/Pixar, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, Inside Pixar, Deanna Marsigliese, Jessica Heidt, Pixar Animation Studios Inside Pixar


Pixar Staff Frustrated By Decisions to Send ‘Soul’ and ‘Luca’ Directly to Disney+

Luca is the second Pixar film in less than a year to debut exclusively on Disney+. When Soul sidestepped movie theaters to debut exclusively on Disney+ in December, many Pixar employees believed it was a one-time decision brought on by coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which shuttered theaters throughout 2020. But as the vaccine rollout has steadily expanded and theaters have begun to open back up, Pixar staffers are voicing their frustrations with Disney’s decision to apparently send only Pixar...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Animation, Iger, Pixar, Luca, Encanto, Pete Docter, Bob Iger, Raya, Disney/Pixar, Netflix/Streaming Video, Business and Industry News, Disney Luca, Disney Several Pixar


The Sea Monster to Human Transformation in ‘Luca’ is Partially Based on Mystique in the ‘X-Men’ Movies

In The Little Mermaid, Ariel is able to transform into a human through a deal with a sea witch, in which she gives up her voice for legs. But in Pixar’s Luca, though it’s been compared to a riff on the Disney animated classic, there’s no such deal with the devil. The sea monsters of the upcoming Pixar coming-of-age film simply get out of the water and dry off, and they’re human. It’s a discovery that the titular protagonist of Luca (Jacob Tremblay) discovers, leading him on an adventure with hi...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Gigi, Pixar, Miyazaki, Kiki, Albright, Luca, Enrico, Disney/Pixar, Featured Stories Sidebar, Little Mermaid Ariel, Luca Jacob Tremblay, Beth Albright


With ‘Luca,’ Pixar is Moving Away From Realism and Toward “the Hand of the Artist”

The team behind Luca were facing a unique challenge: water. It wasn’t a matter of making the water in the upcoming Pixar film look realistic and detailed — Pixar animators could probably create photorealistic water in their sleep. It was a matter of making it less realistic. It’s a strange problem for Pixar to have, right? The animation studio had perfected 3D animation to such a degree that their films have started to look almost too realistic. But it’s a problem Luca director Enrico Casarosa ...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Animation, Disney/Pixar, Features, Andrea Warren, Daniela Stijleva, Enrico Casarosa, Jon Reisch, Luca


How Pixar’s ‘Luca’ Took Inspiration From Studio Ghibli and Aardman to Create a “Handcrafted Feel” [Interview]

Luca is probably the closest Pixar will get to making a Studio Ghibli film. That’s probably not a huge swing to make — the creatives at Pixar have long been fans of the works of Hayao Miyazaki and the anime studio that he co-founded, frequently citing films like Kiki’s Delivery Service and Spirited Away as influences for their own award-winning films. But there’s a certain feeling with Ghibli films that is hard to express. A nostalgia, a serenity of spirit, a bittersweet simplicity that has bee...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Animation, Conan, Pixar, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Aardman, Aardman Animations, Kiki, Luca, Enrico


‘Luca’ Trailer: A Sea Monster Finds His Land Legs in Pixar’s Coming-of-Age Movie

Pixar looks like it has another charmer on its hands with Luca, a coming-of-age fantasy set in the Italian Riviera. The feature directorial debut of Enrico Casarosa, who worked on previous Pixar films such as Up and Coco and directed the lovely Pixar short La Luna, Luca is loosely based on Casarosa’s own childhood growing up alongside the sunny Italian Riviera. Sans sea monsters, of course. Watch the new official Luca trailer below. Luca Trailer Jacob Tremblay leads the cast as the titu...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Animation, Movie Trailers, Pixar, Mike Jones, Hayao Miyazaki, Vespa, Jim Gaffigan, Luca, Disney/Pixar, Enrico Casarosa, Jack Dylan Grazer, Casarosa, Italian Riviera Disney, Luca Paguro


Disney-Pixar’s Luca Trailer Prepares For an Unforgettable Summer

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Coming off from winning the Best Animated Feature for the Jamie Foxx-led Soul at last Sunday’s 2021 Oscars, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have finally released the full Luca trailer for their first animated film this year starring Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer. The video begins with two young sea monsters as they venture above the surface to experience an unforgettable summer with their new human friend, who encourages them to try a bunch of things they think are impo...
Tags: Video, Movies, Adventure, Disney, Italy, Streaming, Little Mermaid, Jamie Foxx, Pixar, Jim Gaffigan, Jacob Tremblay, Luca, Alberto, Lorenzo, Massimo, Disney Pixar


Full Trailer for Pixar's 'Luca' Movie Set in Italy About Sea Monsters

"Everything good is above the surface: walking, air, the sky, the clouds, the sun!" Disney has debuted the full trailer for Pixar's next original movie titled Luca, the feature directorial debut of Italian storyboard artist Enrico Casarosa (who directed the Pixar short La Luna as well). Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the film is about two friends and an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. But both boys are actually sea monsters. ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Disney, Animation, Italy, Pixar, Miyazaki, Jacob Tremblay, Luca, Fellini, Italian Riviera, To Watch, La Luna, Enrico Casarosa, Casarosa, Luca Movie Set


’22 vs. Earth’ Clip: Tina Fey’s ‘Soul’ Character Recruits an Unstoppable Gang for Disney+ Short Film

This past weekend, Pixar took home another Best Animated Feature award at the Oscars for Soul, the studio’s surprisingly unconventional movie about the forces and inspirations that fuel our passions. Tina Fey voiced a character character named 22, an irascible soul who has spent millennia living on a vast plane of existence known as The Great Before, and now she takes center stage in 22 vs. Earth, a short film prequel that’s heading to Disney+ this week. Check out a new clip from the short belo...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Earth, Soul, Animation, Tina Fey, Pixar, Joe, Nolting, Short Films, Disney/Pixar, Kevin Nolting, 22 vs. Earth, Disney Short Film


Interview: Pixar’s 22 vs Earth Director Kevin Nolting

Disney and Pixar present 22 vs Earth, a short that serves as a prequel to their latest release, Soul. In it, 22 (Voiced by Tina Fey) defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. However, as her cohorts’ activities lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may actually lead to a surprising revelation about the meaning of life. A new clip was also released today showing off the short that you can see...
Tags: TV, Movies, New York City, Disney, Earth, Soul, TV News, Streaming, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Hamilton, Joe, Nolting, ComingSoon


’22 vs. Earth’ Director Kevin Nolting Shares the Challenges of Making a ‘Soul’ Prequel [Interview]

What happened before Soul? Before Joe Gardner ended up in the Great Before? Even before Joe (Jamie Foxx) and 22 (Tina Fey) crossed paths, 22 had been around the block a couple times, unable to find her “spark” that would give her a pass to Earth. And by “around the block a few times,” we mean several millennia old — which makes 22 the perfect subject for a Pixar short film that allows longtime Pixar editor Kevin Nolting to make his directorial debut. After working on the edit for Soul, Nolting ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Earth, Features, Animation, Tina Fey, Pixar, Terry, Joe, Pete Docter, Nolting, Short Films, Disney/Pixar, Josh Cooley, KaOS


Every new movie you can watch on Disney Plus - from 'Raya and the Last Dragon' to Oscar winner 'Soul'

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney+; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney Plus subscribers can stream brand-new films alongside their favorite Disney classics. Titles include the animated adventure "Raya and the Last Dragon," the musical "Hamilton," and more. An annual Disney Plus subscription costs $80 while a monthly plan is $8 a month. Monthly Subscription Service (small) Yearly Subscription (small) The Disney Plus streami...
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The Morning Watch: 2021 Oscars Highlights: New Format, Best Speeches, Glenn Close Loves “Da Butt” & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a look at 2021 Oscars highlights from the 93rd Academy Awards that aired last night on ABC. See how the format was initially shaken up by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, and see some o...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Los Angeles, Soul, Steven Soderbergh, Brad-Pitt, Glenn-Close, Pixar, Thomas Vinterberg, Questlove, Anthony-Hopkins, Trent Reznor, Chadwick Boseman, Judas, Union Station


Oscars 2021: ‘Soul’ wins best score, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ takes best original song

“Soul” and “Judas and the Black Messiah” both picked up their second Oscars on Sunday when they won for best score and best original song, respectively. For “Soul,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won their second Oscar in the category. Joining them for his first Oscar was jazz pianist/”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste who gave an enthusiastic shout-out to the notes in a musical scale. “Man, you know what’s deep is that God gave us 12 notes,” Batiste said. “It’s the same ...
Tags: Movies, Stephen Colbert, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Frances Mcdormand, Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Pixar, Academy Awards, Nina Simone, Black Messiah, Anthony Hopkins, Trent Reznor, Bach, Judas


Oscars 2021: Yuh-Jung Youn wins best supporting actress for ‘Minari,’ charms audience, Brad Pitt

Yuh-Jung Youn became the first Korean actress to win an Oscar when the academy honored her as best supporting actress for her work in “Minari” during Sunday’s Academy Awards. Few actors or actresses of Asian descent have ever been honored at the Oscars, and only once before has an actress of Asian descent won in this category. Youn quickly charmed the audience at Union Station, and likely many watching at home, with her acceptance speech. Related links Oscars 2021: See photos of the winner...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Pixar, Academy Awards, Pete Docter, Union Station, Youn, Chloe Zhao, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Oscars 2021: Pete Docter praises ‘beautiful’ aims of ‘Soul’ as Pixar film wins Oscar gold

Pixar films typically do well at the Academy Awards, but “Soul,” which won best animated feature film on Sunday, isn’t your typical animated film, director Pete Docter said in his acceptance speech. “We’re really thankful to our partners at Disney,” Doctor said, as producer Dana Murray stood beside him on stage at Union Station. “When we said, ‘We want to do a film that explores the purpose of life.’ They said, ‘OK, go ahead.’ Related links Oscars 2021: See photos of the winners and the sh...
Tags: Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jamie Foxx, Pixar, Academy Awards, Joe, Pete Docter, Will McCormack, Daniel Kaluuya, Chloe Zhao, Dana Murray, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Oscars 2021: See photos of the winners and the show

The 93rd annual Academy Awards happened on Sunday, April 25, at Union Station in Los Angeles. See photos of the awards show and also of winners accepting their Oscars in L.A. and around the world. Want more photos from the Oscars? Check out the stars’ red carpet fashions in L.A. and don’t miss how stars celebrated around the world. Daniel Kaluuya, winner of the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April ...
Tags: Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Abc, Los Angeles, Sport, Getty Images, Things To Do, Soccer, Pixar, Academy Awards, Black Messiah, Paris France, Los Angeles California, Judas, Ma Rainey, Pete Docter


Oscars 2021: Chloé Zhao wins best director for ‘Nomadland’ and makes history

Chloé Zhao won best director for “Nomadland” at the Academy Awards on Sunday, and in doing so became the first woman of color — and only the second woman ever — to win the top directing honors. Zhao had been considered a frontrunner throughout awards season for her moving portrayal of the nomad culture, men and women who for a variety of reasons live life on the road in vans or RVs. Related links Oscars 2021: See photos of red carpet fashion from Union Station Oscars 2021: See photos of th...
Tags: Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Frances Mcdormand, Pixar, Academy Awards, Kathryn Bigelow, Pete Docter, Zhao, Daniel Kaluuya, Chloe Zhao, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


CS Score: This Is Us Composer Interview, Alien 3 2-CD Set Review

Hey there, film score lovers! We’ve got another fantastic lineup for you in this edition of CS Score, including a terrific interview with the Emmy-nominated composer of This Is Us, Siddhartha Khosla, who dove into his scoring process and detailed his unique, Indian-influenced take on the music for the hit TV show. Plus, we also got a chance to talk to composer  Dino Meneghin, who talked about his phenomenal score for Netflix’s animated series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. Finally, we also got our ha...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, TV, Movies, India, Marvel, America, Fox, Netflix, Alaska, Cameron, Dreamworks, Batman, Emmy, Sigourney Weaver, Pixar


Pixar Casting First Trans Character for Upcoming Project

Pixar is looking for an actress that can authentically portray a transgender girl. According to a new casting call, Disney’s celebrated animation studio will feature its first trans character in an upcoming animated project. While not much is known about the character, we know that her name is Jess and that she’s 14-years-old. She’s described as being a reliable friend that is funny and compassionate as well. RELATED: Pixar Unveils New Coming-Of-Age 2022 Comedy Turning Red! The casting search r...
Tags: Movies, Disney, San Francisco, Pixar, Jess, Lena Waithe, Raya, ComingSoon, Patti Harrison


Watched at Home: Top Streaming Films for the Week of April 17

Hey there, fellow couch potatoes! Wonder Woman was once again king on DEG’s Watched at Home Top 20 list, besting the likes of News of the World (again) and The Croods: A New Age. The former has been stuck at No. 2 for several weeks now, while DreamWorks’ animated hit saw itself outside of the top three for the first time in what feels like a year, thanks to — wait for it — Promising Young Woman! RELATED: Zack Snyder’s Justice League Helps HBO Max Gain 3 Million Subscribers The Oscar contender,...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, Soul, Ifc, TV News, Dreamworks, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, News Of The World, Wonder Woman, Greenland, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Pixar, Carey Mulligan


‘Indiana Jones 5’ Casts ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘King Kong’ Actor Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann, the German actor who played Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron, is the latest actor to join the Indiana Jones 5 cast. Harrison Ford is back wearing the fedora and wielding the whip one last time, and he’ll be joined by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal) with John Williams providing the score and James Mangold (Logan) sitting in the director’s chair for the first time in the history of the franchise....
Tags: Movies, Casting, Ferrari, Ford, Sequels, Harrison Ford, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Peter Jackson, Indiana Jones, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Captain America, King Kong, Jez, Ultron



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