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‘Monsters at Work’ Review: Disney+ Hires Pixar’s Monsters for Charming Office Comedy Series

Though a direct sequel to the Pixar movies that preceded it, “Monsters at Work” isn’t exactly the TV series you may expect. For one, it’s not a Pixar production. Yes, the Disney+ comedy is inspired by the world Pixar first unveiled in 2001, and, overseen by Disney Television Animation, it remains an in-house project; it’s […]

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‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’: DreamWorks Celebrates Childhood Imagination with Retro 2D Look

Ever since the Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” there’s been an uptick in experimenting with more graphic 2D animation styles, including Oscar winner “Soul,” and this season’s contenders “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” and “Luca.” You can add “The Boss Baby: Family Business” (opening theatrically and streaming on Peacock Independence weekend), as DreamWorks leans more […]

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China Box Office: Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Struts to $1.8 Million Opening Day

Disney’s “Cruella” strut into China on Sunday with a $1.78 million opening day, coming in sixth in a slow weekend behind reigning box office champ “F9,” according to data from Maoyan.Day one China figures for “Cruella” were less than a fourth of the $7.7 million the film grossed on its May 28 opening day in […]

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Coming to Theaters and Disney Plus Premier Access in July

“Jungle Cruise,” a big-budget family adventure starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, will premiere simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus on July 30.The film will be available to rent on Disney Plus Premier Access. Disney used a similar strategy with “Mulan” and “Raya and the Last Dragon” and plans to debut upcoming films such […]

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Pixar Staff Frustrated By Decisions to Send ‘Soul’ and ‘Luca’ Directly to Disney+

Luca is the second Pixar film in less than a year to debut exclusively on Disney+. When Soul sidestepped movie theaters to debut exclusively on Disney+ in December, many Pixar employees believed it was a one-time decision brought on by coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which shuttered theaters throughout 2020. But as the vaccine rollout has steadily […]

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‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Triumphs at Ace Eddie Awards

Editor Alan Baumgarten’s work on Aaron Sorkin’s drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ topped the American Cinema Editors Awards in a virtual ceremony.Baumgarten beat out competition from “Sound of Metal,” “Mank,” “Minari” and “Nomadland.”In other categories, Pixar’s “Soul” continued to collect awards, winning best edited animated feature, while “Palm Springs” won best edited feature […]

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2021 Ace Eddies: ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Takes Film Drama Prize, ‘Ozark,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’ for TV

With just eight days to go before the Academy Awards, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” took the top prize at the Ace Eddie Awards, winning Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic), for acclaimed editor Alan Baumgarten Matthew Friedman and Andrew Dickler won Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) for “Palm Springs,” which did not receive any […]

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‘Queens Gambit’ & ‘Soul’ Win Key Cas Awards & Golden Reel Honors

The Oscars may have combined the Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories into one Best Sound award this year, but the industry honors are continuing to move forward separately. Over the past two days, the Mpse Golden Reel Awards (Sound Editing) and the Cinema Audio Society’s Cas Awards (Sound Mixing) announced their yearly honors. Films […]

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‘Sound of Metal’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Split the Mpse Golden Reel and Cas Sound Awards

Darius Marder’s experimental “Sound of Metal” — the Oscar favorite for Best Sound — was surprisingly snubbed at the 68th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards for sound editing on Friday, but it rebounded on Saturday to take sound mixing honors at the 57th annual Cas Awards. The sound editors presented a three-way split between Aaron […]

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Annie Awards: ‘Soul’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ Sweep Feature Animation Honors

Pixar’s “Soul” and Cartoon Saloon’s “Wolfwalkers” swept Asifa-Hollywood’s 48th Annie Awards Friday night, with the former grabbing seven animated feature awards and the latter capturing five (plus the sponsored prize for “There’s a Monster in My Kitchen”).The Black-led, existential fantasy “Soul” took best feature, writing, music, character animation, FX, storyboarding, and editorial. The hand-drawn Irish […]

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