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‘Onward’ Clips: Tom Holland and Chris Pratt’s Brothers Meet Octavia Spencer’s Manticore

The first reactions are out for Pixar’s latest animated film Onward, and while the fantasy-comedy film doesn’t seem to be casting a spell on all critics, there’s plenty of reason to be excited for the road trip movie starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. Two new Onward clips help feed into that excitement, showing a sneak peek at the scene in which Holland and Pratt’s elf brothers, on a quest to magic their dead father to life for a day, come face to face with the not-so-fearsome Manticore, pla...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Fantasy, Animation, Holland, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Video Clips, Spencer, Ian, Pratt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tom Holland, Disney/Pixar, Dan Scanlon

Onward film review: Pixar rolls a 20, nails homage to D&D-styled adventure (ars technica)

Enlarge / Ian (left, voiced by Tom Holland) and Barley (Chris Pratt) don't always get along as brothers, but in Onward, they must join forces to figure out a magical mystery. (credit: Pixar) Pixar's latest feature-length film, Onward, doesn't reach US theaters until March 6, and it's rare for us at Ars Technica to review a film so far in advance of its launch. When we do, it's usually for good reason. In Onward's case, that's because we haven't seen a film so easy to recommend to Ars Technica ...
Tags: News, US, Ars Technica, Monty Python, Pixar, Sam Machkovech, Ian, Tom Holland, Pixar Pixar, Barley Chris Pratt

Kill It and Leave This Town review - gaunt beauty amid the smoky smudge of memory

This raw, intense animation from Polish director Mariusz Wilczyński is a fiercely miserable fable that mixes realism with a kind of dreamlike sleep-talkingCritical discussion of animation has recently turned on comparing the Disney and Pixar traditions with that of Studio Ghibli in Japan, and the very different kinds of beauty that they achieve. But here is a reminder of a another animation tradition that hails from Poland and central Europe, in the form of a feature from the Polish veteran Mari...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Film, Disney, World news, Culture, Festivals, Poland, Berlin Film Festival, Pixar, Animation in film, Berlin film festival 2020, Leave This Town, Mariusz Wilczyński, Wilczyński

Feb 26: Pixar's Head of Story, Kelsey Mann at Corcoran

Onward: Meet and Greet with Pixar's Head of Story, Kelsey Mann Meet Kelsey Mann, Head of Story at Pixar, on Wednesday, February 26 at 4 p.m. in the Hammer Auditorium. Kelsey was the story supervisor on the 2013 feature film, Monster's University and has worked on Toy Story 3 and The Good Dinosaur. He will be talking about Onward, released in theaters on March 6, 2020. RSVP here. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar's Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an...
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No, Disney Probably Didn't Infringe A Unicorn Van Artist's Copyright, But It Would Have Sued If The Roles Were Reversed (techdirt)

If there is ever a Copyright Protectionist Hall of Fame built, it should probably be constructed on the grounds of one Disney theme park or another. As regular readers here will already know, Disney is notoriously aggressive in its enforcement of intellectual property generally, and in copyright specifically. Hell, the 1998 CTEA, which extended the terms of copyright, is more commonly referred to as "The Mickey Mouse Protection Act." Our pages are absolutely littered with stories of Disney bully...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, Disney, Pixar, Copyright Office, Timothy Geigner, Rae, Disney Pixar, Clausen, SFGATE, Kori Rae, Cicely Daniher, Daniher, Jane Clausen, Conor Corcoran

Every Star Wars movie and show you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'A New Hope' to 'The Mandalorian'

  Disney Plus offers access to every episodic Star Wars movie from the original trilogy through "The Last Jedi" in 4K. The service is also home to new exclusive Star Wars shows, such as "The Mandalorian" and season seven of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." More original series, like a yet-to-be-titled show based on Obi-Wan Kenobi, are also in the works for Disney Plus. Yearly subscriptions are $69.99/year ($5.83/month) and month to month subscriptions are $6.99/month ($83.88/year). A monthly bun...
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All the new movies you can watch on Disney Plus — from the live-action 'Lady and the Tramp' to holiday comedy 'Noelle'

  Disney Plus subscribers can stream brand-new feature-length films alongside their favorite Disney movies.  The initial lineup of original films includes the live-action "Lady and the Tramp" and "Noelle," a Christmas comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader.  There is a free seven-day trial and three paid subscription options. An annual plan is just $69.99 ($5.83/month) while a monthly plan is $6.99/month, or $83.88/year. You can also get a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month. S...
Tags: Frozen, Disney, America, Trends, New York Times, Anna Kendrick, Justin Theroux, Arizona, Santa Claus, Steve Martin, Espn, Togo, Pixar, Hulu, Bill Hader, Disney Channel

Onward Reviews Are In, See What Critics Are Saying

Pixar's latest has arrived, and after a couple of sequels, it's an all new original film. So does Onward have that signature Pixar magic?
Tags: Religion, Pixar

‘Onward’: Film review

Later this year  — Nov. 19, 2020, to be exact — will mark the 25th anniversary of the premiere of “Toy Story,” the first feature from Pixar. In 1995, that movie launched the digital-animation revolution, a paradigm shift that Pixar, for a long time, more or less owned. Yet as the company’s innovations evolved into […]
Tags: Reviews, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, ONward

Pixar's Onward Does Everything Right, But Still Misses Some Magic

With houses that fly, rats that cook, and toys that talk, Pixar’s films always have incredibly imaginative stories. They’re also well known for being emotional, exploring love and loss in ways that are almost guaranteed to make audiences weep. On those two counts, Pixar’s latest film Onward lives up to its…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fantasy, Disney, Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Dan Scanlon, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, ONward

Review: Pixar's charming fantasy 'Onward' mixes laughs and tears with sword and sorcery

While it doesn't seem like a Pixar movie on the surface, 'Onward' deftly melds fantasy with a hearty quest featuring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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REVIEW: ONWARD is Pixar’s Step Backwards

It may be bold of me to say, but in my opinion, Pixar has somewhat of a rough track record. I think they succeed pretty… The post REVIEW: ONWARD is Pixar’s Step Backwards appeared first on Zannaland.
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‘Onward’ Review: When It Comes to Pixar, “Okay” Doesn’t Feel Like Enough

It took only a few minutes after I left the Onward screening for a distressing thought to settle in my mind. Rare is the Pixar film that disappoints. Rarer still is the Pixar film that tells a story that arguably could’ve been in live-action, not animation. Considering that the story in question, Onward , has characters including a manticore, centaurs, elves, and sprites, you might think that’s impossible. While Onward is a distinctly colorful animated film, its story feels like a var...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Animation, Pixar, Jack Black, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, Ian, Pratt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tom Holland, Louis Dreyfus, Monsters University, Disney/Pixar

Chris Pratt Likens Jurassic World 3 to Avengers: Endgame

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Chris Pratt Likens Jurassic World 3 to Avengers: Endgame Chris Pratt dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss his upcoming Pixar film Onward, but also dropped a few snippets about the anticipated Jurassic World 3. In fact, the actor likened the enormous project to another certain blockbuster you might have heard of — Avengers: Endgame. You can check out the interview in the player below. “I’m not allowed to say anything… It’s got everybody,” the actor said. “It’s g...
Tags: Movies, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Ellen Degeneres, Universal Pictures, Colin Trevorrow, Ian, Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, Frank Marshall, Pat Crowley, Movie News, Derek Connolly, Trevorrow

Berlin: Director Dan Scanlon Discusses Pixar’s ‘Onward,’ and His Michigan Inspiration

Pixar’s “Onward” saw its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, and the film’s director, Dan Scanlon, and producer, Kori Rae, talked to the press at the festival about the film, which follows brother elves on a magical quest to reconnect with their late father. Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voice the brothers who […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Directors, Tom Holland, Dan Scanlon, Kori Rae, ONward

'Onward' world premiere: Why tissues were required for Chris Pratt (and everyone else)

Like any good Pixar movie, "Onward" is a tearjerker. But stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt explain why the film is especially personal for them.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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All the Marvel movies and shows you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'Iron Man' to the new 'Loki'

Disney Plus offers streaming access to a large collection of Marvel movies, along with brand-new original programming that takes fans deeper into the Marvel universe.   It costs $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year, and you can also also bundle Disney Plus with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 a year. Here are all the Marvel movies and shows you can stream on Disney Plus, including upcoming series, like "The Falcon and Winter Soldier, "WandaVision, and "Loki." See more: All the kids' movies you can strea...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Iron Man, New Jersey, Ms Marvel, Espn, Pixar, Hulu, Hailee Steinfeld, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Captain America, Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen, Falcon, Loki

‘Jurassic World 3’ Will Be Like ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ According to Chris Pratt

Jurassic World 3 is starting to have quite a loaded cast. In addition to returning Jurassic World series leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World 3 is getting the original Jurassic Park gang back together, with Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum set to reprise their roles as Dr. Ellie Satler, Dr. Alan Grant, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, respectively. And as the cast grows, with newcomers like sci-fi TV regular Dichen Lachman and most recently, Venom actor Scott Haze, the Jurassic...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sequels, Universal, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Ellen Degeneres, Neill, Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, DeGeneres, Jake Johnson, Goldblum, Ian Malcolm, Action/Adventure, Omar Sy

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt Show Off Real-Life Bond at Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Premiere

Pixar’s new movie “Onward” marks a reunion of sorts for Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. The two actors, who both have ties to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and most recently teamed in “Avengers: Endgame” as Spider-Man and Star-Lord, play brothers in the animated fantasy adventure. Their friendship has become a highlight of “Onward’s” promotional tour […]
Tags: News, Disney, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ONward

‘Onward’ Early Buzz: A Sweet and Emotional Adventure That’s Missing the Usual Pixar Magic

Just being an animated film from Pixar is a vote of confidence, with audiences holding the studio’s movies to the highest of standards. But could Pixar’s latest film, the fantasy-comedy Onward, live up to those standards? According to the Onward early buzz, opinions are mixed. The first reactions to Onward are out, and while some are enchanted with the Tom Holland and Chris Pratt-starring road trip adventure movie about two elf brothers on a quest to resurrect their dead father for a day, other...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Zootopia, Ian, Tom Holland, Kirsten, Germain Lussier, Kristian Harloff, Michael Lee, Kristen Lopez, Jenna Busch, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar

Disney’s Onward Has Screened, See What People Are Saying

Pixar's newest film had its world premiere last night.
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Onward Clip: Ian and Barley Meets Octavia Spencer’s The Manticore

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Onward clip: Ian and Barley meets Octavia Spencer’s the Manticore Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar has released a new clip from director Dan Scanlon’s newest animated fantasy film Onward, featuring Tom Holland’s Ian and Chris Pratt’s Barley as they meet Octavia Spencer’s the Manticore for the first time. Check out the video in the player below along with the behind-the-scenes featurette that highlights main cast’s characters! (via IGN) RELATED: Soul Trailer: Jamie Foxx & T...
Tags: Video, Movies, Disney, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Gore, Ian, Tom Holland, Specter, MCU, Julia Louis Dreyfus Veep, ComingSoon, Movie News, Barley, Dan Scanlon

All the Pixar films and shorts you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'Toy Story' to 'Inside Out'

  Disney Plus houses all the Pixar movies alongside a variety of brand-new movies and shorts made exclusively for the streaming service. Yearly subscriptions are just $69.99/year ($5.83/month) and month to month subscriptions are $83.88/year ($6.99/month). There's even a package with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99/month. So far, more than 10 million people have signed up for Disney Plus with numbers projected to reach 18 million by the end of 2020. See more: All the new movies you can watch on Di...
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'Onward' world premiere: Why tissues were required for Chris Pratt (and everyone else)

Like any good Pixar movie, "Onward" is a tearjerker. But stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt explain why the film is especially personal for them.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Disney Plus now has gift subscriptions — here's how to buy one for the Disney fan in your life

  If you're looking for a convenient gift for a Disney fan, Disney now offers a gift subscription for one year of Disney Plus.  The annual subscription costs $69.99 and is sent in the form of an email voucher code. The gift can only be redeemed by new Disney Plus subscribers.  The popular streaming subscription features unlimited, ad-free access to thousands of movies and series (including original, exclusive programming), and the ability to stream on up to four devices simultaneously and add ...
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Exploring the Many Hurdles That Pixar’s ‘Monsters Inc.’ Faced on the Road to the Big Screen

(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 Monsters, Inc .) Thursday, November 1, 2001 ought to have been a very exciting day for Pete Docter. The stalwart Pixar animator, writer, and director was just hours away from a true milestone: the first feature film bearing his name as director was going to be released in theaters nationwide. It would be the fourth...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, California, Molly, Disney, America, Features, Wyoming, Arizona, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Dreamworks, Harry Potter, Ariel, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Disney's Pixar is being sued by a San Francisco tattoo artist who says her designs for a unicorn-emblazoned van in the upcoming animated movie 'Onward' were stolen

A San Francisco artist is suing Disney's Pixar for allegedly not only stealing her artwork for the studio's upcoming animated film "Onward" but also for doing so under "wickedly misleading pretenses." Pixar rented Sweet Cicely Daniher's van emblazoned with a unicorn for a company event in September 2018 as a visual prop, only for Daniher to watch the film's trailer months later and spot an animated van that she says is identical to hers. In the filed complaint, Daniher said the film's producer...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Disney, San Francisco, Trends, Pixar, Ian, Hollywood Reporter, Rae, JUN, Tom Holland, Disney Pixar, San Francisco Magazine, Kori Rae, Pixar Animation Studio, Barley Lightfoot

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Has Biggest-Ever Opening For a Video Game Adaptation

An anonymous reader quotes The Wrap: "Sonic the Hedgehog" is giving Paramount its best box office news in over a year, with a currently 3-day opening weekend of $55 million to become the best opening weekend ever for a video game adaptation... The delayed release of this film prompted by an intense rejection of Sonic's initial design is turning out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise. Moved from last November to this extended Presidents' Day weekend, "Sonic" is standing out in the movie market...
Tags: Tech, Pixar, Paramount, Tomb raider, CinemaScore

Disney is finally finding success in video games after years of failures, and it's largely due to letting go of control (DIS)

Disney has a long history of trying, and failing, to succeed in the video game business. But the past few years have produced a few notable exceptions in 2018's "Marvel's Spider-Man" and 2019's "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order." Both games were rare smash hits for Disney characters. Those successes were no accident: They're part of a years-long plan at Disney to put the company's most valuable properties into the hands of major game studios it doesn't own. "We want to tap into the power of creati...
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