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.
Two months after horrifying kids everywhere with a chilling image of Lightning McQueen in a brutal wreck, Pixar has given us a closer look into the red hot rod’s uncertain future with a new “Cars 3” TV spot that premiered during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
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.
The long-promised ‘Toy Story 4’ will be arriving later than originally planned – but according to Andrew Stanton, this is no cause for concern. Speaking to Cinema Blend, Stanton – whose most recent Pixar directorial credit is this year’s ‘Finding Dory’ – promises fans they have nothing to worry about.
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.
Animal lovers will be pleased to know that the filmmakers took great care not to cause injury to any of the fire-breathers who starred in the fourth ‘Harry Potter’. - Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Where Are They Now?
Theatrical executive Dave Hollis showed footage and trailers from the studio’s live-action fairy tales (Jungle Book), Marvel properties (Doctor Strange), Lucasfilm giants (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), in-house animation (Moana), and Pixar projects (Finding Dory). A full screening of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War was scheduled to be the presentation’s entree, but Hollis added a nice surprise appetizer to the menu when he introduced Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton and producer Lindsey Collins, who then announced they would screen the first 27 minutes of Dory, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2003 hit Finding Nemo. Beyond the opening sequence that shall not be described, we find Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) going about their day-to-day routines one year after the events of Nemo.
Disney-Pixar dove headfirst into Finding Dory Wednesday morning, with the release of the first full-length trailer. Watch it above.
Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton wants to make one thing clear: The upcoming sequel to Pixar’s hit 2003 animated adventure Finding Nemo is no profit-driven cash-in. “Disney doesn’t request those things,” he tells Yahoo Movies, referring to the series of sequels that Pixar has on its upcoming slate.
Inside Out’s juggling act of a plot takes place simultaneously in two worlds: the first is San Francisco, where an eleven-year-old girl named Riley is struggling with her family’s move from Minnesota, and the second is Riley’s head, where her core emotions (personified as Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear, and Disgust) attempt to cure her blues by recovering Riley’s happy memories. But what would Inside Out be like if it just showed Riley’s adjustment to her new life on San Francisco, minus the scenes inside her head? For one thing, it would be just 15 minutes long. ...
Pixar generally takes many years to make its movies, because in animation, every single frame needs to be planned and manufactured from scratch. It’s arguably even more complicated for computer animation, because of all the steps required to build, manipulate, and polish the characters and landscapes in the film.
After helping Nemo find his family in the unforgiving ocean all those years ago, it’s time for Dory — the amnesiac blue tang voiced by Ellen DeGeneres — to seek out her own long-lost clan. On Tuesday, Disney-Pixar dropped the first trailer for Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to the 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo. DeGeneres returns as the voice of Dory, while Albert Brooks once again voices Nemo’s dad, Marlin. The trailer features Nemo, the young fish who was voiced in the original by Alexander Gould (though now that he’s 21, it’s unclear if the actor will be returning to the role this time around).