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Lead designer on new Harry Potter game is Gamergater with ranty YouTube channel

A lead designer working on Warner Brothers' Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy video game operated a YouTube channel where he ranted about "identity politics" and supported Gamergate, the harassment campaign against women in the game industry. Among Leavitt's other videos are lengthy defenses of both John Lasseter, the Pixar co-founder who left his position at Disney in 2017 after allegations of sexual misconduct, and Nolan Bushnell, the Atari co-founder who Kotaku's reporting found to have foster...
Tags: Post, News, Disney, Harry Potter, Pixar, John Lasseter, Nolan Bushnell, Kotaku, Leavitt, Hogwarts Legacy, Gamergater, Warner Brothers Harry Potter


Luck: Jane Fonda Joins Apple & Skydance’s Fantasy Animated Film

Luck: Jane Fonda joins Apple & Skydance’s fantasy animated film Award-winning veteran actress Jane Fonda has officially signed on for one of the leading roles in Apple Studios and Skydance’s upcoming fantasy animated film titled Luck. This marks the two-time Oscar winner’s first animated feature after previously voicing a villain character on Disney Channel’s two animated series Elena and the Secret of Avalor and Elena of Avalor. if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Florence, Jane Fonda, John Lasseter, Disney Channel, Elena, Skydance, Alan Menken, Luck, Apple TV Along, Peggy Holmes, Movie News, Kiel Murray, Holly Edwards, Skydance Animation


Jane Fonda to Voice Key Role in Apple/Skydance Film ‘Luck’

Oscar-winning actress and icon Jane Fonda has joined the voice cast of “Luck,” a new feature from the just-announced content partnership between Apple and Skydance Animation. Fonda, who has a long relationship with Skydance Media as the producer of her Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” is on board for a key role in the film […]
Tags: Apple, News, Netflix, Jane Fonda, John Lasseter, Frankie, Fonda, Skydance Animation, Apple Studios


First Look: Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ and ‘Spellbound’ Head to Apple in Film and TV Overall Deal

Fresh off the debut of its critical darling Wolfwalkers, Apple TV+ is continuing to build out its animated catalogue. Apple has acquired Skydance Animation’s upcoming films Luck and Spellbound as part of an overall multi-year deal with the animation studio for feature films and TV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple and Skydance have struck a multi-year overall deal, in which the animation studio’s feature films and TV series will debut on the Apple TV+ streaming service. This includ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Emma Thompson, Pixar, John Lasseter, Central Park, Skydance, Glenn Slater, Alan Menken, Luck, Linda Woolverton, Lasseter, Peggy Holmes, Business and Industry News, Lauren Montgomery, Gotham Group


Apple and Skydance Animation Formally Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Following Variety‘s exclusive report in December, Apple is officially announcing its multi-year content partnership with David Ellison’s Skydance Animation. The agreement, which includes the previously announced feature films “Luck” and “Spellbound,” will also include what Apple billed as “first-ever theatrical-quality animated television series” for Apple TV Plus subscribers. Skydance Animation is a division of Ellison’s […]
Tags: Apple, News, Ellison, John Lasseter, David Ellison, Skydance Animation, Apple Studios


Apple Inks Multi-Year Deal With Skydance Animation for Kid-Friendly TV Shows and Movies

Apple has established a multi-year partnership with Skydance Animation, which will see the animation studio producing TV shows and films for Apple TV+ that are aimed at kids and families, reports Deadline. Rumors back in December suggested that Apple was in talks with Skydance Animation to acquire the rights to "Luck" and "Spellbound," two animated films that are set to be released in 2022. "Luck" follows the unluckiest girl in the world who stumbles upon the never-before-seen world of good ...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, John Lasseter, Lasseter, Tony DiTerlizzi, Skydance Animation, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Eva Nine, Rovander Kitt, Otto Skydance Animation, Skydance Animation for Kid Friendly TV Shows


Apple Acquires Luck & Spellbound in Overall Deal With Skydance Animation

Apple Acquires Luck & Spellbound in Overall Deal With Skydance Animation In a new overall deal with Skydance Animation, Apple has acquired the upcoming animated movies Luck and Skydance, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal covers feature films and TV series for the company’s streaming service, Apple TV+. if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh ...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, Keira Knightley, Apple TV, TV News, Streaming, Little Mermaid, Claire Danes, Paramount, John Lasseter, Skydance, Glenn Slater, Alan Menken, Tom Holland, Luck


How Pete Docter Is Healing Pixar After #MeToo And #TimesUp

Things might have seemed iffy for the multibillion-dollar animation powerhouse after its founding creative director, John Lasseter, abruptly left in 2017 amid allegations of grabbing and kissing unwilling women. Disney, Pixar’s owner, turned to Docter, who had been at the studio his entire adult life and directed Monsters, Inc., Up, and Inside Out — and was then in the middle of making Soul. In the three years since, he’s calmed things down, ramped business back up, and brought in a younger, mo...
Tags: Art, Media, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Disney Pixar, Monsters Inc, Docter, 01.06.21


Spellbound and Luck: Apple in Talks For Skydance’s First Animated Films

Spellbound and Luck: Apple in Talks For Skydance’s First Animated Films According to Variety, Apple has entered negotiations to acquire Skydance Animation’s first two animated films titled Spellbound, and Luck with the studio still hoping to give both films theatrical releases before possibly making their respective streaming debuts on Apple TV+. Paramount Pictures was previously attached to distribute the John Lasseter-produced features and had slated Luck for a February 18, 2022 release and...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Little Mermaid, Chris Miller, John Lasseter, Skydance, Glenn Slater, Alan Menken, Luck, Linda Woolverton, ComingSoon, Movie News, Skydance Media, Lauren Hynek


Skydance Animation in Talks to Move ‘Luck,’ ‘Spellbound’ to Apple (EXCLUSIVE)

Apple has been in prolonged conversations to acquire two John Lasseter-produced titles from Skydance Animation, “Luck” and “Spellbound,” multiple insiders with knowledge of the discussions told Variety. The two films would anchor what sources called a larger agreement between David Ellison’s animation division and the streamer, which has yet to be reached. WME is also […]
Tags: Apple, News, John Lasseter, Skydance, David Ellison, Skydance Animation, Apple TV Plus, Skydance Animation Luck


Apple in Talks to Pick Up Two Animated Films Produced by John Lasseter

Apple is in talks to acquire the rights to two animated films from Skydance Animation, which is headed up by John Lasseter, reports Variety. Lasseter is the former chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar, but he has been at Skydance Animation since 2019. Prior to joining Skydance Animation, Lasseter directed popular Disney movies that include Toy Story, Cars, and A Bug's Life, plus he executive produced many others. Apple is interested in the rights to his two newes...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, John Lasseter, Lasseter, Spellbound, Skydance Animation, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Variety Lasseter, Skydance Animation Lasseter


Revisiting “The Story of the Animated Drawing,” Disney’s Early Look at the Evolution and Power of Animation

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) The earliest days of the Walt Disney anthology TV series aired among the earliest days of television itself. So just as television as a medium was trying to figure out what it could be, the concept of what the show could be was equally flexible, changing from week to week. This chameleonic ability to shift was baked into the title cards for the show, which introduced t...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Abc, Disney, Features, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney, John Lasseter, Tomorrowland, Donald, Anaheim, Tchaikovsky, Fantasia, Walt


Skydance Animation’s First Movies, ‘Luck’ and ‘Spellbound’, Slated for Release in 2022

Skydance Media has found plenty of success on the big screen with the modern Star Trek franchise, the Mission: Impossible film series, Jack Reacher, and World War Z. Plus, they’ve started to create a big presence on Netflix with action movies like 6 Underground and the recently released The Old Guard. But soon they’ll be stepping into the animation arena with their first two animated feature films, Luck and Spellbound, slated to arrive in theaters in 2022. Skydance Animation announced the off...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Animation, Oscar, Dreamworks Animation, Emma Thompson, Pixar, Paramount Pictures, John Lasseter, Skydance, Edwards, Glenn Slater, Jack Reacher, Alan Menken, Luck


Spellbound & Luck: Skydance Sets Release Dates for New Animated Films

Spellbound & Luck: Skydance sets release dates for new animated films Skydance Animation and Paramount Pictures has officially set the release dates for their forthcoming animated films Spellbound and Luck which will be directed by Vicky Jenson and Peggy Holmes, respectively. Both fantasy films will be having their worldwide theatrical release in 2022, with Luck debuting on February 18, 2022 while Spellbound arrives in theaters on November 11, 2022. “’Luck’ and ‘Spellbound’ create rich world...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Little Mermaid, Chris Miller, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, John Lasseter, Skydance, Glenn Slater, Alan Menken, Luck, Linda Woolverton, Peggy Holmes, ComingSoon, Movie News, Chris Aronson


Review: Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

A unique and often frustrating aspect of English-speaking anime fandom is the fact that, for all the reams of paper written about Japanese animation in English, it’s only a fraction of the amount of information available in Japanese. When fans try to learn about the behind-the-scenes production of their favorite series, it’s like trying to map out a house by looking through a keyhole. Of course, this is why so many famous creators and studios spawn pervasive (and often flat-out inaccurate) fan...
Tags: Books, House, Harvey Weinstein, Anime, Pixar, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, John Lasseter, Miramax, Weinstein, Kastrup, Suzuki, Mononoke, Alpert


Alan Menken to Write Music and Score for Skydance Animation’s ‘Spellbound’

Skydance Animation has nabbed one of the biggest names in family entertainment to compose the music and score for an upcoming feature. Alan Menken, best-known for creating such classic songs as “Under the Sea” and “Be Our Guest,” will bring his melodic talents to “Spellbound.” The film, which will likely be re-titled, centers on a […]
Tags: News, John Lasseter, Alan Menken, Music for Screens, Skydance Animation


‘Toy Story 4’ Director Josh Cooley to Make His Live-Action Directorial Debut With ‘Malamander’

Toy Story 4 director and longtime Pixar artist Josh Cooley is making the leap to live-action. The director of the Oscar-winning Toy Story 4 is set to make his live-action directorial debut with Sony’s Malamander, an adaptation of the bestselling children’s adventure book by Thomas Taylor. Many an acclaimed animation director has successfully made the transition to live-action. Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley is aiming to be the latest one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooley has sig...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Oscar, Adaptation, Sony, Hasbro, Pixar, John Lasseter, Cooley, Lee Unkrich, Travis Knight, Family Films, Josh Cooley, Thomas Taylor, Herbert Lemon, Violet Parma


Theme Park Bits: Park Reopening Recommendations, Halted Construction, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: A Florida task force has ideas for how theme parks should reopen. Construction plans at Disneyland Paris have been halted. What could have been with a Monsters, Inc. roller-coaster? And more! Well, we’re all still here, and by “here”, I mean “stuck in our homes”. Not too much has changed since our last Theme Park Bits column, though I very much wish that wasn’t the case. In Florida, a task force of business leaders recently convened to come up with reco...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, John Lasseter, Orlando, Universal Studios, Disneyland Paris, Disney World, Anaheim, Lou Mongello, Walt Disney Studios, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios


Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit of Ilion Studios

Skydance Media has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios. The new entity will be rechristened Skydance Animation Madrid. The companies had been working together for some time. The acquisition gives animation chief John Lasseter control over all aspects of production. Skydance and Ilion, both of which are privately held, did not disclose a […]
Tags: News, Madrid, John Lasseter, Ilion, Skydance Media, Ilion Studios, Skydance Animation Madrid


Telling A Blockbuster Brand Story

More and more, brands are finding their way to the intersection of brand and entertainment, adopting Hollywood’s tools and techniques that lead to blockbuster story brands. Rightfully so in an attention economy that rewards brands that are both meaningful and interesting. A brand brain trust can help build an advantage at these important crossroads. The concept is ideal for considering how a spectrum of ideas related to products, advertising, branded content and social media can be screened, ...
Tags: Hollywood, Nike, Pixar, John Lasseter, Branding, Ed Catmull, Creativity Inc, Brand Storytelling, Brand Guardian, Pixar Brain Trust, Pixar Ground, Blake Project These


The Bumpy Road to ‘Cars’, Possibly Pixar’s Most Contentious Movie

(Infinity and Beyond is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights Cars .) In the early days of 2006, the Walt Disney Company made a dramatic change whose impacts are still being felt today. Michael Eisner had once been the CEO of the Disney conglomerate, and while he’d grasped a modicum of the success that Pixar Animation Studios would bring, he’d always been standoffish to the i...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, England, Movies, Jay Leno, Australia, Disney, Cars, Los Angeles, Features, Broadway, Lightning, James Taylor, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Pixar Animation Studios


The 15 most powerful Disney movie execs charged with leading the company as its business is upended by the coronavirus pandemic (DIS)

Disney broke multiple box-office records last year with mega hits like "Avengers: Endgame" and "The Lion King." The company's film executives, from Walt Disney Studios cochairman Alan Horn to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, have built an empire of lucrative assets. But Disney is unlikely to come close to its unprecedented 2019 box office this year, especially as it delays movies because of the coronavirus pandemic. Disney has also faced box-office troubles with the movies being released ...
Tags: Frozen, New York, Disney, Trends, Fox, Ford, The Times, Harry Potter, Columbia University, Iger, The New York Times, Andrew Millstein, Jim Morris, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros


Why ‘The Incredibles’ Still Feels So Super 16 Years Later

(Infinity and Beyond is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights The Incredibles .) For nearly a decade, Pixar Animation Studios was an island among animation studios. It worked with the Walt Disney Company on having its films distributed and its characters and worlds turned into theme-park and merchandising fodder. But its films were very homegrown in every possible respect. ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Molly, Tim Burton, Disney, Features, Fox, James Bond, Bird, Walt Disney Company, Batman, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Bob, Warner Bros, Pixar


The 14 most powerful Disney execs leading its movie business as coronavirus concerns threaten the global box office (DIS)

Disney broke multiple box-office records last year with mega hits like "Avengers: Endgame" and "The Lion King." The company's film executives, from Walt Disney Studios cochairman Alan Horn to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, have built an empire of lucrative assets. Here are the 14 power players that have shaped Disney into the studio that everyone else is trying to catch up to. Click here for more BI Prime stories. This post was originally published on March 4 and has been updated to re...
Tags: Frozen, New York, Disney, Trends, Fox, Ford, The Times, Harry Potter, Columbia University, Iger, The New York Times, Andrew Millstein, Jim Morris, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros


‘Onward’ Had the Lowest Box Office Opening for a Pixar Film Since 2015’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Onward took the top spot at the box office this weekend with a $40 million domestic haul, far out-performing fellow newcomer The Way Back ($8.5 million) and other top-charting films like The Invisible Man ($15.5 million) and Sonic the Hedgehog ($8 million). Yet Pixar and industry insiders are considering the animated fantasy-adventure film to be a disappointment. Despite mostly positive reviews, Onward had the lowest opening for a Pixar film since 2015’s The Good Dinosaur and came in vastly bel...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, France, China, Spain, Animation, Italy, Korea, Brazil, Box Office, Pixar, John Lasseter, Peter Sohn, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, ONward


Meet the 14 most powerful Disney execs in charge of its thriving movie business as the company enters a new era (DIS)

Disney broke multiple box-office records last year with mega hits like "Avengers: Endgame" and "The Lion King." The company's film executives, from Walt Disney Studios cochairman Alan Horn to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, have built an empire of lucrative assets. Here are the 14 power players that have shaped Disney into the studio that everyone else is trying to catch up to. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Disney is a box-office titan with some of the most popular movie franchi...
Tags: Frozen, New York, Disney, Trends, Fox, Ford, The Times, Harry Potter, Columbia University, Iger, The New York Times, Andrew Millstein, Jim Morris, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros


The 14 Disney execs shaping the future of its movie franchises like Marvel and 'Star Wars' (DIS)

Disney broke multiple box-office records last year with mega hits like "Avengers: Endgame" and "The Lion King." The company's film executives, from Walt Disney Studios cochairman Alan Horn to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, have built an empire of lucrative assets. Here are the 14 power players that have shaped Disney into the studio that everyone else is trying to catch up to. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Disney is a box-office titan with some of the most popular movie franchi...
Tags: Frozen, New York, Disney, Trends, Fox, Ford, The Times, Harry Potter, Columbia University, Iger, The New York Times, Andrew Millstein, Jim Morris, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros


The 14 most powerful Disney execs who lead its sprawling movie business, from Marvel to Pixar (DIS)

Disney broke multiple box-office records last year with mega hits like "Avengers: Endgame" and "The Lion King." The company's film executives, from Walt Disney Studios cochairman Alan Horn to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, have built an empire of lucrative assets. Here are the 14 power players that have shaped Disney into the studio that everyone else is trying to catch up to. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Disney is a box-office titan with some of the most popular movie franchi...
Tags: Frozen, New York, Disney, Trends, Fox, Ford, The Times, Harry Potter, Columbia University, Iger, The New York Times, Andrew Millstein, Jim Morris, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros


Meet the 14 power-player Disney execs responsible for turning its movies into box-office juggernauts that earn billions (DIS)

Disney broke multiple box-office records last year with mega hits like "Avengers: Endgame" and "The Lion King." The company's film executives, from Walt Disney Studios cochairman Alan Horn to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, have built an empire of lucrative assets. Here are the 14 power players that have shaped Disney into the studio that everyone else is trying to catch up to. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Disney is a box-office titan with some of the most popular movie franchi...
Tags: Frozen, New York, Disney, Trends, Fox, Ford, The Times, Harry Potter, Columbia University, Iger, The New York Times, Andrew Millstein, Jim Morris, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros


Onward's story head Kelsey Mann really loves his job at Pixar

by Mike Rhode with Alexander Bowman Kelsey Mann loves his job. He emphatically made that point several times when speaking to an audience at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. The head of story for Pixar’s new animated movie Onward was in Washington last week to promote the movie and talk to students (and a few local cartoonists) about it. After his presentation, I got to speak with him for several additional minutes and ask some questions which follow at...
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