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Disney Pixar's Cars 3 is teaming up with Nascar this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017. Plans for the joint effort were shared by Cars 3 director Brian Fee, Cristela Alonzo, the voice of the film's elite trainer Cruz Ramirez, and Nascar's vice president of entertainment marketing & content development Zane Stoddard today at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida as fans gear up for the Daytona 500 (live Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Et on Fox). Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen, will serve as grand marshal for the 59th annual "Great American Race."
Nascar drivers Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez and Bubba Wallace will join Nascar legends Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty as voices in the upcoming film. According to Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios, the movie inspired an expanded program with Nascar. »
“Star Wars” Force Friday is getting a sequel!
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a Sept. 1 launch for “Star Wars” Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products inspired by the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The event will feature toys, collectibles, books, and apparel that will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. The movie opens three and half months later on Dec. 15.
“Star Wars” Force Friday II comes two years after the original Force Friday marketing push for toys tied to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Touted as the world’s first global live toy unboxing event, Disney launched an 18-hour online marathon that employed YouTube stars to open toy boxes online.
The announcement came two days before the start of the industry’s annual Toy Fair in New York City.
“The first Star Wars Force Friday event was truly unique, »
- Dave McNary
Much has been made about the dark trailer for this summer’s Cars 3, which appears to be about the death of sentient car Lightning McQueen. Why a light-hearted series about talking cars is now about the unflinching certainty that all organic life must someday die remains unclear, but these are gritty times, and they demand gritty children’s movies.
However, things could take a darker turn still.
My new Hobby is photoshopping the eyes from Pixar’s Cars onto the rigs from Mad Max: Fury Road pic.twitter.com/b2KG7NN3xA
— Paul Savage (@comedysavage) February 14, 2017
That’s right: Mater, Lightning, Pincohle, D’Antoni The Zamboni, and the rest of the gang could be barreling through not a clean motorway but an irradiated water-less hellscape populated by cultists, scavengers, and freaks. Perhaps more frightening is the juxtaposition with Charlize Theron’s character Furiosa: If cars have not replaced »
- Clayton Purdom
Author: Jon Lyus
Yesterday evening the British Academy of Film and Television Arts held their annual awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time. It was also the first time that John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Studios, had attended the ceremony. We had the chance to talk to the legendary director and producer about a few of his forthcoming projects, including Cars 3.
He talked about Brad Bird’s work on the forthcoming Incredibles 2 film which is due out next year, saying ‘It’s the one I’ve been waiting on too…I helped make it but I’m a big fan of it.’ We’re yet to hear anything more about Bird’s eagerly-awaited follow up but we’re hoping to see something more at D23 on July 14-16 this year. A poster, and possibly a trailer, is almost certain to be unveiled there. »
- Jon Lyus
From Lego Batman to Blade Runner 2049, our most anticipated movies of 2017 in 2 minutesFrom Lego Batman to Blade Runner 2049, our most anticipated movies of 2017 in 2 minutesJenny Bullough2/8/2017 10:01:00 Am 2017 is shaping up to be an epic year for movies, and we can't hide our excitement! From highly anticipated sequels like Cars 3, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Fate of the Furious, and Blade Runner 2049, to new origin stories like Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Kong: Skull Island, there's so much to look forward to! While we eagerly await the arrival of these blockbusters, we've put together some of our favourite moments from the trailers into one amazing supercut. Here's your 2017 movie preview!
To watch the full trailers for these movies and more, click here!
- Jenny Bullough
Lou revolves around a creature who lives in a lost-and-found bin, keeping a watchful eye on the kids in the playground. However, when he notices a boy named J.J. is bullying the other children, Lou decides it is time to teach him a lesson.
“You either feel invisible because you don’t know the other kids or you’re embarrassed and you want to be invisible,” said director Dave Mullins as to his inspiration for the short. “I thought it’d be really cool to have a character who could hide in plain sight. [Bullies] are usually just acting out because they’re awkward or young and don’t have their moral compass set. In a weird way, the bullies sometimes feel invisible, »
- Gary Collinson
Trust Pixar to identify an inanimate, largely unremarkable object and transform it into a figure bursting with heart and character. It’s a tradition that can be traced all the way back to Toy Story in ’96, and one that the Pixar brain trust will uphold with Lou, an animated short film set to screen in front of Cars 3 in a few months’ time.
Directed by Dave Mullins, Lou is a six-minute short that centers on a lost-and-found box and the unseen monster within. Buried in a treasure chest overflowing with forgotten toys and various goodies, Mullins’ elusive creation is one that stems from his own childhood experience, after the filmmaker revealed to USA Today that he dreamed up the idea for Lou “from feeling out of place during his childhood because he moved around a lot.”
Taking this often crippling feeling of loneliness and flipping it on its head, »
- Michael Briers
It’s not like Pixar needs to try that hard to convince people to go and see their features, but it’s always nice when they sweeten the deal with an accompanying short film. A few months ago we got our first little peek at Lou, the new six-minute short directed by Dave Mullins and Dana Murray. Today we’re getting […]
- Angie Han
Hollywood is getting ready to tackle the Super Bowl as hard as longstanding sponsors like PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Disney’s studios, NBCUniversal’s Universal and Viacom’s Paramount will join the roster of advertisers supporting Fox’s February 5th broadcast of Super Bowl Li, suggesting that hundreds of millions of viewers will get a gander at trailers for a handful of coming films, along with the usual commercials for beer, candy and cars.
A spokeswoman for Paramount said the studio would promote”Transformers: The Last Knight” during the game and tout the Scarlett Johansson starrer “Ghost In The Shell” in a spot before the kick off. Universal will run at least a trailer during the event, but a spokesperson for the studio declined to offer details. The studio has releases including “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The Great Wall” on tap. Disney declined to comment on what it might choose to promote. Projects »
- Brian Steinberg
In this edition of Sequel Bits: J.A. Bayona suggests that Jurassic World 2 will begin filming very soon. Deadpool 2 will ignore (and maybe mock) X-Men movie continuity. Hugh Jackman reveals a new poster for Logan. A Cars 3 video game is on the way. Saw: Legacy reveals two new cast members…after it has finished […]
- Jacob Hall
If Disney knows one thing, it’s how to bombard audiences with advertisements. If you ever see one of their movies in the theater, even at a screening, expect to get a sea of promotional materials before the film starts. If you ever walk into Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us or any store of that variety, expect to see Frozen and Marvel toys until your eyes bleed. Yes, Disney isn’t necessarily one for underselling their products in the marketing department, and that’s likely going to be the same for this year’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales when it swims its way into theaters.
While we’ve already seen one eerie trailer for the blockbuster, Disney seems to be gearing up to release another one now. Consumer Protection BC reports that a second Dead Man Tell No Tale preview has officially been rated. It »
- Will Ashton
Almost a full year on from the moment Disney shuttered the studio, Game Informer reports that Warner Bros. Interactive has stepped in to revive Avalanche Software. The first order of business? A Cars 3 video game.
News of Warner’s decision comes almost a year after Disney announced plans to exit the video game development scene altogether – barring mobile titles – resulting in not only the closure of Avalanche, but the cancellation of the toys-to-life Disney Infinity series. Close to 300 employees were laid off at Avalanche Software – not to be confused with Avalanche Studios, the dev behind Just Cause and the Max Payne franchise – but this represents a new lease of life for the team.
“The Avalanche talent and technology are a great addition to our group of outstanding developers. We are excited for this »
- Michael Briers
In the past couple of weeks, Disney Pixar has shown us trailers for the upcoming Cars 3 movie. Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that there will also be a video game based on the Cars franchise and the developer for the game will be none other than, Avalanche Software!
Avalanche Software, which Disney closed down in May 2016, was acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in Jan 2017, with John Blackburn returning as the CEO. During their time under Disney ownership, Avalanche produced numerous games based on Disney characters, including Disney Infinity. Disney Infinity was Disney's answer to the Toys-to-Life genre, much like Skylanders and Amiibos.
In an ironic twist, Avalanche's first assignment, as part of Wbie, will be to go back to the place that shut them down and create a game based on the upcoming Disney-Pixar movie, Cars 3. While it may seem a little cruel, at first, the assignment makes complete sense. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Bayne)
19 January 2017 1:28 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The newest teaser trailer for Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3 paces the Top Movie Trailers Chart, marking the third time a clip from the film has led the ranking.
The trailer leads with 17.7 million views in the tracking week ending Jan. 15 after its Jan. 10 debut, according to video technology company Zefr. The report prioritizes trailers based on overall view counts on YouTube, combining a sum of official and fan trailer uploads.
Cars 3 ends up with two entries on the chart, with the second teaser trailer, originally released Jan. 5, ranking at No. 4 with 5.1 million »
- Kevin Rutherford
Every year, there are certain patterns in film and TV that arise from marketing, cultural trends or simple financial success. Naturally, the Internet has become better and better at pointing these out, often through supercuts and video edits. Though we’re only a few weeks into 2017, there are plenty of these patterns to be sussed out, even if they’re only from movie trailers.
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The YouTube account CinemaRaven has posted a video that compiles clips from 2017 movie trailers that feature the same sound effect: “a descending low digital drop,” in his words. Though some of the “drops” vary, many are exactly the same and all attempt to build tension (in an utterly contrived fashion) in order to best sell tickets for Hollywood’s big-budget films. Watch the video below.
The video features plenty of trailers for upcoming films. »
- Vikram Murthi
For years many Disney-Pixar fans have noticed familiar characters making cameos in other Pixar movies. A previous fan theory states that every Pixar film exits in the same universe, and now that theory is somewhat confirmed in a new Disney video shared on Toy Story’s official Facebook.
The clip reveals how various Pixar movies like “Wall-e,” “Toy Story,” and “Cars,” among others, are connected and reveals exactly where you can see the hidden Easter eggs. The video begins by spotlighting a little girl in “Finding Dory” who happens to be Riley from “Inside Out.”
Read More: ‘Cars 3’ Teaser Trailer: Pixar’s Latest Sequel Features The Dramatic Return of Lightning McQueen
- Liz Calvario
Joseph Baxter Jan 19, 2017
Pixar’s known habit of hiding Easter Eggs is showcased in an official video that confirms and reveals examples.
The idea that the CGI animation wizards at Pixar insert fascinating Easter Eggs into their films, referencing their other features is hardly headline news. Indeed, many-a-listicle has been compiled by eagle-eyed Pixar experts identifying the proverbial Where’s Waldo? Pixar elements hidden in plain sight within seemingly innocuous scenes. However, in what might be considered a top-secret document dump, the studio has released a remarkable video montage of their sneaky handiwork.
If Pixar’s Easter Egg practice was an acuity test, then it appears that their recently unveiled video is serving quite nicely as the answers section printed upside down on the bottom of that page. However, while some Pixar-obsessed fans might have long-noticed the kind of cameos in which characters from Pixar films, past and forthcoming, appear as toys and props, »
After a long time in development and a lot of uncertainty, the Tupac Shakur biopic is finally coming to theaters. Morgan Creek Entertainment recently closed a deal with Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, who are now going to be releasing All Eyez On me. As exciting as that is, even more exciting for fans of the late rapper is that the movie is coming out this summer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, All Eyez On Me is set to for release on June 16, which puts it right in the heart of the summer movie season. What makes that date even more interesting is that it will mark what would have been Tupac's 46th birthday. Sadly, he died at the age of 25 after he was shot down as he was driving away from a Mike Tyson boxing match on September 7, 1996. He died six days later from four bullet wounds that hit him in his chest, »
“All Eyez on Me” stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr., in his first movie role. The cast of the Morgan Creek movie, filmed last year in Atlanta, includes Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Dominic L. Santana, Jamal Woolard, Keith Robinson, and Cory Hardrict.
“All Eyez on Me” chronicles the life and legacy of the late Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, his imprisonment, and his time at Death Row Records.
- Dave McNary
We've long suspected that every Pixar movie from Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur takes place in the same universe. Now a new Disney Easter Egg video shows how that is possible. With a few fun transitions, a dozen interlocking Easter eggs are revealed that quickly move through the entire Pixar catalogue. And it's nothing short of amazing, especially considering some of the foresight the animators had to have to pull it all off.
Things kick off with Dory bumping into a group of school children on a trip to the local aquarium, and if you look close enough, you'll spot Riley from Inside Out in the back ground. That transitions to Inside Out, where we see how Riley fondly remembers back to her time with the dinosaur, which cleverly connects to The Good Dinosaur. This then transitions to Milo, the star of that movie, who was actually a toy »
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