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John Leguizamo Criticizes James Franco Being Cast as Fidel Castro: ‘He Ain’t Latino!”

When news broke this week that James Franco would be playing former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in the upcoming film “Alina of Cuba: La Hija Rebelde” from director Miguel Bardem, it was bound to generate some controversy. From the politically sensitive subject matter to past allegations against Franco, the film seemed destined to be a […]

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‘Lightyear’ Is a Box-Office Dud, but It’s Poised to Be the Next Disney+ Hit

Pixar’s first theatrical release since pre-pandemic times was a box-office disappointment: “Lightyear” opened to 50.58 million last weekend in the U.S. and Canada, whiffing on (already low) projections by around 20 million. (It brought in an additional 12.43 million over the last week.) But that doesn’t mean Buzz is destined for the bin of forgotten […]

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Annecy US-based partner Animation Is Film sets 2022 dates

Animation Is Film (Aif) and its partner Annecy International Animation Film Festival have announced the fifth edition of the US-based festival set for October 21-23.Aif celebrates global animation and will take place at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Last year the event presented new features from Asia, Europe, South America, and North America.2021 […]

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‘Encanto’ Star Stephanie Beatriz Says She’s Inspired by Simu Liu to Become an Action Star

Forget about Happy Meals — let’s talk about happy filmmakers.“Encanto” star Stephanie Beatriz has teamed up with McDonald’s for Spotlight Dorado, a short film contest for Latino talent.“McDonald’s has a long history of fostering community. Not only do they essentially feed the community, but they also are trying to sort of put a spotlight on […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants to Make an ‘Encanto’ Theme Park Ride Before Working on Sequels

Lin-Manuel Miranda has found massive success in film, theater, music, and television, but the hyphenate has set his sights on another medium: amusement park rides.Following the success of Disney’s animated hit, “Encanto,” which Miranda wrote songs for, many fans have expressed hope for a sequel or a TV series based on the film. Miranda is […]

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Stephanie Beatriz Slams Anti-lgbtq Legislation at Outfest Fusion Gala: ‘How Can I Not Speak Up?’

Stephanie Beatriz lit up the Oscars stage last month, performing a rendition of the hit song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” with her fellow voice cast members of Disney’s “Encanto.” But Disney itself is currently at the center of a different free speech issue, as the company feuds with Florida government officials over its opposition […]

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Lord and Miller Urge Oscars to Take Animation Seriously: ‘Invite a Respected Filmmaker to Present’

Oscar-winning animators Phil Lord and Christopher Miller slammed the Academy for diminishing the animation categories during the 94th Academy Awards.The directing duo behind “The Lego Movie” and co-producers of “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” penned an opinion piece for Variety calling out the Oscars’ handling of the animated categories, especially when “Encanto” won Best Animated Feature. […]

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‘Coda,’ ‘Encanto’ and ‘West Side Story’ Among Casting Society Artios Awards Winners

“Coda,” “Encanto” and “West Side Story” were received top honors at the 37th annual Artios Awards.The Casting Society honors excellence in casting across feature films, television and theater. The organization held a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, also celebrating its 40th anniversary.To kick off the virtual ceremony, a montage commemorating the anniversary as shown, demonstrating the […]

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Oscars: Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Finneas, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra to Perform While Van Morrison Skips

The Oscars have announced the musical performers for this year’s nominees for best original song, which will include Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Finneas, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra. Four of the five songs will be performed, while nominee Van Morrison, who penned and sang “Down to Joy” from “Belfast,” was invited but will not attend the […]

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Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, and Other Performers of Oscars’ Original Song Nominees Announced

What had been rumored has now come true: Beyoncé will indeed perform at the Oscars March 27.Though whether she will from the tennis court in Compton where Venus and Serena Williams are believed to have trained in the early ’90s, as seen in the film “King Richard,” wasn’t confirmed by the Academy Tuesday night. That’s […]

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