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Theme Park Bits: Goodbye to Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, A Lion King Celebration, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: A musically charged roller coaster is going the way of the dodo in Paris. Epcot’s space-themed restaurant may have a name. Disneyland will celebrate The Lion King this summer. And more! The Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith is one of only a handful of thrill-ride-style roller coasters in the Disney parks, but it’s going away at Disneyland Paris. On September 1, the attraction will shut down for good to make room for a new Iron Man-themed attrac...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Paris, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Epcot, Disneyland Paris, Aerosmith, Mickey, Disney Parks Blog, Ratatouille, Disney California, Paris Epcot, Disneyland YouTube


Streaming Services Are Beginning To Look Like Cable Companies

Manuel Esteban/Shutterstock We’ve often thought of streaming services as our salvation from cable, but the world of streaming is starting to adopt some distinct cable television characteristics. How far will it go? Why Streaming Services Are Awesome Streaming services have been successful because they do things differently. They’re known for being cheap, convenient, ad-free, and contract-free. They’ve also changed the way that we consume media, and they’ve offered us a reliable alternati...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Hbo, Disney, Netflix, Showtime, Starz, Hulu, Netflix Hulu, Ratatouille, Starz Disney, Manuel Esteban Shutterstock, Hannah Montana These


‘Incredibles,’ ‘Ratatouille’ Director Feted by Variety’s Home Entertainment Hall of Fame

“Great animators are great observers, just like actors,” says animator and director Brad Bird, who is being inducted into Variety’s Home Entertainment Hall of Fame on Dec. 4. He should know: Bird is behind such films as “Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille” and, most recently, “Incredibles 2,” with a domestic gross of $608.5 million and […]
Tags: Spotlight, Brad Bird, Ratatouille, Variety 's Home Entertainment Hall of Fame


13 directors Disney should seriously consider for 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' after firing James Gunn

When Disney fired James Gunn from directing "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" in July, it came as a shock to many, and was the result of offensive tweets from years ago resurfacing online. However, fans have hoped for the last three months that Disney would change its mind. On Tuesday, Warner Bros. confirmed that Gunn will write DC's "Suicide Squad 2," putting to rest any hopes fans had that Gunn would return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gunn managed to turn the little-known Guardians into fan f...
Tags: Marvel, Disney, Trends, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Edgar Wright, Brad Bird, Gunn, Taika Waititi, MCU, Ratatouille, Dave Bautista, Kay Cannon, Peyton Reed, Jojo Rabbit, Ragnarok Waititi


13 directors Disney should seriously consider for 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' if it doesn't re-hire James Gunn

When Disney fired James Gunn from directing "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" last week, it came as a shock to many, and was the unfortunate result of offensive tweets from years ago resurfacing online. But the "Guardians" movies will go on with or without Gunn. An online petition for Gunn to be rehired, with hundreds of thousands of signatures, is hoping to catch Disney's attention. But in the likely event that Gunn is not reinstated for the movie — which he had recently finished the script for and ...
Tags: Marvel, Disney, Trends, James Gunn, Edgar Wright, Brad Bird, Gunn, Taika Waititi, MCU, Ratatouille, Kay Cannon, Peyton Reed, Jojo Rabbit, Ragnarok Waititi


13 directors who would be worthy replacements for James Gunn on 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'

When Disney fired James Gunn from directing "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" last week, it came as a shock to many, and was the unfortunate result of offensive tweets from years ago resurfacing online. But the "Guardians" movies will go on with or without Gunn. An online petition for Gunn to be rehired, with hundreds of thousands of signatures, is hoping to catch Disney's attention. But in the likely event that Gunn is not reinstated for the movie — which he had recently finished the script for and ...
Tags: Marvel, Disney, Trends, James Gunn, Edgar Wright, Brad Bird, Gunn, Taika Waititi, MCU, Ratatouille, Kay Cannon, Peyton Reed, Jojo Rabbit, Ragnarok Waititi


Composer Michael Giacchino Has Become Pixar’s Secret Weapon

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises. In this edition: ) When Pixar Animation Studios began making features, they wanted to differentiate themselves in more ways than one from other animation companies. In the mid-1990s, it was daring to make a full-length computer-animated feature, but Pixar knew there was another trend of m...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Jj Abrams, Paris, Broadway, James Bond, Monty Python, Bird, Secret Service, Pixar Animation Studios, Bob, Pixar, Barry, Brad Bird, John Barry


Pixar Has Never Been Just John Lasseter – Here’s How the Studio Can Move Forward

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises. In this edition: how Pixar can move forward following the departure of John Lasster by championing its younger filmmakers.)  This week marks the release of Pixar Animation Studios’ twentieth computer-animated feature film, Incredibles 2. Over the past 23 years, Pixar has risen from rebell...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Disney, Features, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Walt Disney, John-Lasseter, Piper, Maui, Pete Docter, Emil, Bao, Sanjay, Sohn


Parisian mayor launches 'rat map' to tackle rodent menace

City Hall accused of failing to address growing problem of infestation in French capitalRémy the rat, star of the hit film Ratatouille, set in Paris, may have given rodents a good name, but not with the city’s residents.Now a mayor in one of the French capital’s arrondissements has launched an interactive map to show how rats have infested his district. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Ratatouille


‘Incredibles 2’ Director Brad Bird Says Not To Get Your Hopes Up About ‘Iron Giant 2’ or ‘Ratatouille 2’

Brad Bird has a new sequel hitting theaters soon, the long-awaited Incredibles 2. That’s exciting, but if you were hoping for more Bird sequels – specifically Iron Giant 2 or Ratatouille 2 – you shouldn’t get your hopes up. It took 14 years for Brad Bird to bring a sequel to The Incredibles to theaters. Since almost immediately after The Incredibles was released, fans have pined for a follow-up film. The same could perhaps be said about two other Brad Bird animated films – The Iron Giant and...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Sequels, Bird, Pixar, Tomorrowland, Brad-Bird, Ratatouille, Disney/Pixar, Iron Giant, The-Incredibles, Incredibles 2


Brad Bird Talks Bringing Incredibles 2 to Life!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Brad Bird Talks Bringing Incredibles 2 to Life! Disney•Pixar invited ComingSoon.net to visit the Pixar campus in Emeryville, California in anticipation of Incredibles 2, and we had the chance to sit down for an exclusive 1:1 chat with legendary director Brad Bird! Check out the interview below, where we discuss with Bird the challenges of doing a sequel to such a beloved film, working on an accelerated schedule (the film moved up a year to switch with Toy Story 4) and whic...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Disney, Simpsons, James Bond, Bob, Pixar, Cg, Samuel L Jackson, Isabella Rossellini, Brad Bird, Incredibles, Northwest, Helen, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell


CS Interview: Brad Bird Talks Bringing Incredibles 2 to Life!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Brad Bird Talks Bringing Incredibles 2 to Life! Disney•Pixar invited ComingSoon.net to visit the Pixar campus in Emeryville, California in anticipation of Incredibles 2, and we had the chance to sit down for an exclusive 1:1 chat with legendary director Brad Bird! Check out the interview below, where we discuss with Bird the challenges of doing a sequel to such a beloved film, working on an accelerated schedule (the film moved up a year to switch with Toy Sto...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Disney, Simpsons, James Bond, Bob, Pixar, Cg, Samuel L Jackson, Isabella Rossellini, Brad Bird, Incredibles, Northwest, Helen, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell


The Morning Watch: Breaking Down RomCom Statistics, Editing ‘Dunkirk’ & 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, a video essay examines the evolution of romcoms over the years, including statistics of tropes spread across 79 of them. Plus, Oscar-winning editor Lee Smith talks about working on Dunkirk and see how Pixar’...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Oscar, Pixar, Patton Oswalt, Vanity Fair, Dunkirk, Bridget Jones, Lee Smith, Pixar Animation, Ratatouille, Video Of The Day, Anton Ego, The Morning Watch


Board Question #90909: Follow up to Board Question #90848 . Is Ratatoing a ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Follow up to Board Question #90848.Is Ratatoing a bad movie, or a misunderstood avant-garde deconstruction of Ratatouille?-Thinking Emoji A: Dear Greg, Thanks for introducing me to the exquisite 43-minute masterpiece known as Ratatoing. It is surely an avant-garde deconstruction of Ratatouille, but I'm a bit confused about how anyone could misunderstand its obvious brilliance. -Sheebs comments
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Why Disney’s trackless rides can be a lot more fun than their predecessors

Visitors ride Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl, a holiday version of Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim on Wednesday, Dec 29, 2017. Luigi’s is a trackless ride that allows free-motion instead of routing riders on a traditional fixed track. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Albert, a mischievous monkey, is the delightful instigator of a series of fun mishaps in Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland. Albert’s childlike curiosity harken...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Luigi, Tokyo, Epcot, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Albert, Anaheim, Xinhua


Purple Mike Wazowski? ‘Toys in the Hood?’ See Some of Pixar’s Wildest Scrapped Ideas

Every movie has its early drafts, some of which never see the light of day. But the rise of concept art books and juicy “How Did This Get Made”-style oral histories have left nary a stone unturned in the vast movie development landscape. Pixar boasts some of the most critically acclaimed and universally beloved animated films of the past 20 years, largely in part thanks to the animation studio’s meticulous attention to detail and story. Pixar films can take up to six years to get made, with fil...
Tags: Movies, Molly, Cars, Animation, Pixar, Inside Out, Up, Brad Bird, Andy, Riley, Heimlich, Remy, Desiree, Woody, Old West, Hannah Montana


Memory, Music, and Joy: Pixar’s Coco

Welcome to Smugglivus 2017! Throughout this month, we will have guests – authors and bloggers alike – looking back at their favorite reads of 2017, looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2018, and more. Our next Smugglivus guest is our very own Catherine F. King, author of the upcoming 2018 novel The Ninety-Ninth Bride! Please give up for Catherine! Memory, Music, and Joy: Pixar’s Coco I think we take Pixar for granted. There was a time before Pixar was great. There was a time befor...
Tags: Coco, Books, Mexico, Los Angeles, Guillermo Del Toro, Harry, Pixar, Baltimore, Miguel, Del Toro, Rivera, McGuire, Kathleen, Dia de los Muertos, Remy, Bujold


/Answers: Our Favorite Pixar Characters

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with Coco, this week’s edition asks “Who is your favorite Pixar character?” Matt Donato: Remy Selecting a favorite character from Pixar’s endless rolodex of fantastical icons is no easy task, but twist my arm and all thoughts lead to Ratatouille’s Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt), Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava’s special sewers-to-five-star rodent with a flair for culinary perfection. Pixar takes an unlik...
Tags: Coco, Movies, France, Features, Tom Hanks, Pixar, Answers, Andy, Hanks, Remy, Woody, Ben Pearson, Ratatouille, Disney/Pixar, Oswalt, Featured Stories Sidebar


‘Coco’ Review: Pixar is Back on Track With One of Their Most Beautiful Movies

When Pixar Animation Studios released its first film in 1995, it felt groundbreaking. Toy Story proved that computer animation could serve as the foundation for a feature film, but it also proved that animated films did not all need to follow the storytelling template of classical Disney animated films such as Beauty and the Beast and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. More than 20 years later, Pixar has become less of a disruptor and more of a standard-bearer. Some of their later original films,...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Fantasy, Features, Movie Reviews, Animation, Monty Python, Gael Garcia Bernal, Michael Palin, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Miguel, Riley, Anthony Gonzalez, Hector


Soundtrack Review: Coco

Coco Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Coco by Michael Giacchino. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 92.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 30.6 Album Excellence: 52.7% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Coco is a 2017 American 3d computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich and starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal & Benjamin Bratt. Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on ...
Tags: Coco, Music, Disney, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Pixar, Miguel, 2017, Film Scores, 10s, Anthony Gonzalez, Michael Giacchino, Hector, Walt Disney Records, de la Cruz, Ratatouille


Cool Stuff: Mondo’s ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Ratatouille’ Vinyl Soundtracks

Justice League hits theaters this weekend, and Pixar’s Coco arrives just before Thanksgiving next week. So the folks at Mondo are celebrating by honoring the movies that came before them with a couple new vinyl soundtrack releases. Danny Elfman‘s theme for Batman makes a small resurgence on the Justice League soundtrack from the composer, and now his outstanding score for Batman Returns is getting a vinyl release at Mondo. On top of that, Pixar’s delicious Ratatouille soundtrack is also getting...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Vinyl, Justice League, Batman, Pixar, Batman Returns, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Michael Giacchino, Ratatouille, Danny Elfman, Killian, Soundtracks, Nicole Gustafsson


More MondoCon Posters Revealed: ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Justice League,’ ‘Hot Fuzz,’ and More

Last week, we were pleased to debut a few posters that will be for sale at this year’s MondoCon, Mondo’s annual convention dedicated to pop culture art and collectibles. Now, more posters, pins, and soundtracks have been unveiled ahead of the con’s start this weekend, including art and more for Goodfellas, Justice League, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Samurai Jack, Hot Fuzz, Ratatouille, and Predator. Check them all out below! This first batch of posters were unveiled over at Collider and...
Tags: Art, Movies, Justice-League, Predator, Goodfellas, Edgar Wright, Cool Stuff, Martin Scorsese, Tom Whalen, Rich Kelly, Austin Texas, Bermejo, Ratatouille, Samurai Jack, Comic Conventions, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Dante’s Concerto: What’s So Special About the ‘Coco’ Pet Sidekick?

What’s a Pixar movie without a lovable sidekick? Up had Dug and Kevin, Inside Out had Bing Bong, and Ratatouille had — arguably — Linguini. Of course, these sidekicks serve as more than just comic relief or witty one-liner machines. Pixar has been consistent in its generous handling of all of its characters, with some of these sidekicks receiving more of an emotional arc than other animated protagonists. For Coco we have Dante, who has a few more layers to him than you’d expect for a street dog...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Features, Animation, Pixar, Dante, Xolo, Lee, Kevin, Rosario, Buster Keaton, Bing Bong, Xolos, Ratatouille, Set Visit, Disney/Pixar


Epcot is Getting ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Ratatouille’ Rides [D23 Expo 2017]

As expected, several major announcements regarding the future of the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida came out of the D23 Expo. The acclaimed Ratatouille ride that opened at Disneyland Paris back in 2014 will make its North American debut in the park’s France pavilion. In even bigger news, a new Guardians of the Galaxy ride will open at the park, bringing the Marvel universe to Walt Disney World. Neither of these announcements should come as a surprise to theme park ...
Tags: Movies, France, Disney, Theme Parks, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Disneyland Paris, Orlando Florida, Ratatouille, Peter Quill, D23 Expo, Disney/Pixar


/Answers: The Best Talking Animals in the Movies

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, this week’s edition asks “What is your favorite talking animal in the movies?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. Jack Giroux: Roger Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit Roger Rabbit is so annoying and yet so wonderful. When I first watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit more than a few times on laserdisc, I could...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Paris, Bradley Cooper, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Pixar, James Gunn, Bob Hoskins, Answers, Roger, Aladdin, Gunn, Remy, Ben Pearson, Richard Williams


VOTD: ‘Fairly OddParents’ Creator Has Some Ideas for Pixar TV Shows

Though Pixar Animation puts out some of the most popular animated movies in the business, but for the most part, they haven’t tried to bring their movies to TV. There have been shorts like Toy Story That Time Forgot and Toy Story of Terror, as well as shorts like the Cars Toons and Toy Story Toons. Plus, there was a 2D animated series called Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. But Fairly OddParents creator Butch Hartman has some great ideas for Pixar TV shows that would spin-off from some of their ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Cars, Animation, Pixar, Inside Out, Seinfeld, Up, Riley, Russell, Pixar Animation, Monsters Inc, Ratatouille, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Finding-Nemo


‘Cars 3’ Review: Better Than the Second Movie, Not Quite as Good as Part One

The Cars movies have been the redheaded stepchildren of the Pixar filmography for just over a decade. While the films are a merchandising cash cow, the 2006 original and 2011 sequel are among Pixar’s weakest creative efforts, the latter being their outright worst. A more positive spin on Cars 3 might suggest that the studio has something to prove, that they wanted this movie to exist for reasons aside from selling toys. The good news is that Cars 3 is mercifully a step up from Cars 2; the less ...
Tags: Movies, Cars, Features, Movie Reviews, Animation, Lightning, Owen Wilson, Pixar, Cruz, Mcqueen, John Lasseter, Wilson, Newman, Lou, Larry, Doc


The Most Underrated Moments in Pixar History

Whenever there’s a conversation about the work of Pixar, it tends to shift into emotional reactions their films produce. And when you’ve been having these conversations for as long as I have, you tend to notice that the same specific moments are always brought up. These would likely include the emotional rollercoaster that begins Up, the intense start to Finding Nemo, or the edge-of-your-seat climax of Toy Story 3. But with such a rich catalog of feature films (and shorts), there are many funny...
Tags: Movies, Features, Animation, Broadway, Brave, Pixar, Inside Out, Up, Buzz, Finding Dory, Mike, Luxo Jr, Billy Crystal, Charlton Heston, Woody, Monsters Inc


Why the World of ‘Cars’ is so Maddening (and Out of Step With Pixar’s Best Work)

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: why the world of Pixar’s Cars series, and the fan theories it inspires, are so frustrating.) With a new Cars movie racing into theaters this week (Do you get it? “Racing”? Because Lightning McQueen is a race car; it’s funny because he races, just like the movie is racing into theaters), it’s time once again to revive that do...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Cars, Features, Pixar, David Lynch, Mcqueen, Lynch, Ratatouille, Disney/Pixar, Carl Fredricksen, Cars 3, Lightning McQueen, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Soapbox, Alfredo Linguine


‘Cars 3’ Interview: Director Brian Fee on the Story’s Evolution, Improvisation in Animation & More

Finishing up our coverage of Cars 3 (at least until the movie hits theaters this summer), we have a one-on-one interview with the film’s director Brian Fee. Unlike most directors at Pixar Animation who have taken on a short film before heading into feature territory, Fee jumped straight from being a storyboard artist on the first two Cars films (as well as WALL-E and Ratatouille) right into the director’s chair, with no experience directing whatsoever. That’s something we talk about in our inte...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Cars, Features, Animation, Sequels, John, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Andrew, Pete Docter, John He, Andrew Stanton, Ed Catmull, Pixar Animation, Ratatouille