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Tony Hale Open to 8th Season of ‘Veep’: ‘If I Can Do That Again I’m In!’

Talking to Tony Hale is the equivalent of sitting down with a good friend you’ve known forever — even if you’re meeting for the first time. This is probably because Hale has become a Disney staple, providing fun and comfort to audiences starting with his turn as the depressed spork Forky in “Toy Story 4.” […]

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‘Lightyear’ Opens In Second Place Behind Still-Roaring ‘Jurassic World’ With Soft 51 Million Bow

Well, it didn’t quite reach infinity and beyond. In fact, it didn’t even reach first place—a rarity for a big-budget Pixar tentpole. But despite its disappointing blast-off, Disney’s Lightyear still managed to rack up 51 million during its domestic debut over Father’s Day weekend. Maybe it was the absence of Woody and the rest of […]

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Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Is from Animation’s Most Lucrative Franchise, So Why the Lowball Projections?

Unlike the three other highly anticipated franchises to debut since May — “Doctor Strange” (Disney), “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount), and “Jurassic World: Dominion”(Universal) — Pixar’s “Lightyear” (Disney) will be the only one to open under 100 million. Projections are around 75 million, which might be a generous assessment.Why the struggle for the fifth film in […]

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UK-Ireland box office preview: ‘Lightyear’ aims to create a buzz at the box office

Further new releases include ’Good Luck To You Leo Grande’ and ‘Pleasure’.Lightyear will be hoping to blast to the top of the UK-Ireland box office this weekend, with Disney releasing the animation at 654 locations.Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear origin story has had a lukewarm reception from critics, but the Angus MacLane-directed title will hope to capitalise […]

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Lightyear Director Angus MacLane And Producer Galyn Susman On Metanarrative And More [Interview]

Director Angus MacLane and producer Galyn Susman have been heavily involved in numerous Pixar projects going back decades. Susman’s first credit as an associate producer came with “Ratatouille” in 2007, and she later produced several Pixar shorts and TV specials. Her first credited feature as a producer was for “Toy Story 4,” and she returns […]

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‘Nuclear Family’ Review: An Indie Director Explodes Public Opinion of Her Family From the Inside-Out

The controversy has blown over by now (or has it?), but back when “Toy Story 4” came out, a certain contingent of the moviegoing public went nuclear when they discovered that Pixar had included a lesbian couple in the background of two scenes. Appearing briefly in Bonnie’s pre-school class, the women had no lines, but […]

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China Box Office: $5.1 Million ‘Luca’ Debut Can’t Douse ‘Raging Fire’

Disney’s “Luca” is the first Hollywood picture to get a release in China in weeks, but its opening figures didn’t make that big of a splash — at least, not close to enough to douse the continued reign of Donnie Yen action film “Raging Fire.”The animation directed and co-written by Enrico Casarosa swam to a […]

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‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Review: A Charming Mix of the Whimsical and Weird

Disney appears to love two things at the moment: Marvel and Tony Hale. And while both are fun in their own right, the work the studio has been doing with Hale has created some adorable and downright weird programming aimed at children, starting with the creation of Forky in “Toy Story 4” and the Emmy […]

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The Morning Watch: Animators React to ‘Toy Story 4’, The Greatness of ‘The Greatest Showman’ & 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, listen as animators react and breakdown some sequences […]

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