John Lasseter, one of the founders of animation studio Pixar, is 'unlikely to return' after a leave of absence following accusations of sexual misconduct.
Disney has reportedly pulled the controversial Frozen short, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, from playing at the beginning of new Pixar movie Coco in the US.
More reports of improper behaviour on the part of Pixar co-founder John Lasseter are beginning to emerge, after he took a leave of absence from the animation studio last week.
If you’ve seen Pixar’s latest offering, Coco, in the theater, you were likely greeted by a new short featuring Olaf from Frozen that is meant to bridge the gap between Frozen and its sequel that is set for release in 2019. There are few rare slices of praise for Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, but most are having none of its 21-minute runtime or its musical view of the holidays.
John Lasseter is the latest Hollywood exec to be accused of sexual misconduct but unlike others, his career is far from over.
Rashida Jones has denied that she quit writing 'Toy Story 4' following unwanted advances from Pixar boss John Lasseter.
Pixar's 'Coco' will take the animation studio into previously uncharted water: the world of the macabre.
The first trailer for the latest offering from Pixar has landed. ‘Coco’ is based around the Latin American celebration of the Day of the Dead, when the dead are celebrated. Helmed by Lee Unkrich, the Pixar don who brought ‘Toy Story 3’, ‘Monsters Inc’ and ‘Finding Nemo’ to the big screen, it finds young Miguel (newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreaming of becoming a musician despite music being banned in his family for a generation. He then finds himself in the land of the dead, and has to prove his talent and discover the secrets that lie in his family history. ...
Coco is the film that Disney-Pixar is offering up this Thanksgiving and it will remind you of the 2014 Guillermo del Toro-Jorge R. Gutiérrez pair-up The Book of Life, which bowed from Fox. Coco is also a 3-D animated family film that features La Muerte or Day of the Dead as its storyline. Day of the Dead is a Mexican and Latin American holiday honoring those who have passed.
Inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the film will tell the story of a 12-year-old Mexican boy who takes a mystical, musical journey into his family’s past. As reported by Entertainment Weekly‘s Marc Snetiker, Coco will introduce us to Miguel Rivera (voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), who dreams of becoming a musician, but his family forbids it. The Riveras’ rule against music goes back to Miguel’s great-great-grandmother Imelda, who was abandoned when Miguel’s great-great-grandfather decided to pursue his musical dreams.
Pair produce a dark Western — a side project not under the purview of the animation giant — to show it's possible to tell all kinds of stories in the format
Hollywood is a precarious profession, but you would hope once you’ve got the role you can relax a little bit. Not these guys, who found themselves out of a job even after shooting began. Image credits: PA, Getty, Rex_Shutterstock
It wasn’t the envelope-pushing South Park that most inspired Seth Rogen and the creators of the new R-rated animated film Sausage Party (though they did take notes from the cartoon mainstay’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, on how to sneak loads of lewd content by the MPAA). “It was mostly born out of a love for animation, and a love for Pixar movies, and DreamWorks Animation movies,” Rogen told Yahoo Movies (watch above) when he stopped by our studios with costar Michael Cera. “Well, that’s what we thought,” Rogen said.
Taken from one of the film’s flashback scenes, the forgetful fish (voiced as a child by 7-year-old Sloane Murray) gets some valuable life lessons from her parents (voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy)
Aside from Dory, Marlin (Albert Brooks), and Nemo (Hayden Rolence), Finding Dory features appearances from old friends like the sea turtles Crush (voiced by the film’s director, Andrew Stanton) and Squirt (Bennett Dammann), Mr. Ray (Bob Peterson) and Nemo’s young school chums, along with a few surprises to reward Nemo devotees (the origin of the “Just Keep Swimming” song, for one). The plot, set just about a year after the events of Nemo, takes us from the Great Barrier Reef to the kelp forests off the California coast, where we meet new friends like Hank the septopus (Ed O’Neill), Destiny the clumsy whale shark (Kaitlin Olson), and the sonar-challenged beluga whale Bailey (Ty Burrell), as well as Dory’s long lost parents, Jenny (Diane Keaton) and Charlie (Eugene Levy). This being Pixar means we also get a healthy dose of Easter eggs, callbacks, and inside gags for the most attentive fans.
Finding Dory is primed to make boatloads of cash when it opens in theaters next week; early reports indicate it could even be Pixar’s biggest opening of all time. As we reported after a sneak peek of the first act in April, the first 27 minutes alone are enough to drown you in laughter and tears. Now, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the opening moments of the sequel to the 2003 favorite Finding Nemo. In the scene, something (we won’t spoil what) has just triggered memories of the long-gone family of the orphaned, forgetful blue tang fish Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres).
There are many fish in the sea, but which ones are Dory’s parents? In this trailer for Pixar’s "Finding Dory," she sets out on a journey to find her family.