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Following months of contract negotiation Pixar has decided to conclude its discussions to extend its long-standing partnership with The Walt Disney Company following the delivery of two more animated features, The Incredibles this year and Cars in 2005. Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner released the following statement: “We have [...]
In the annals of Oscar acceptance speeches, Roy E. Disney’s could be a doozy. Now that his ani short Destino has been nominated for an Oscar, it’s interesting to speculate about what he might say about the current state of the company his uncle Walt built if he gets to [...]
Perhaps taking his inspiration from reality TV, Gallic actor-director-producer Alain Chabat has signed a six-figure deal with the Walt Disney Co. to produce a romantic comedy that’s part Average Joe and part Jules and Jim. No director has been attached yet. But, according to a report in Daily Variety, the [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just released its list of nominees for the 76th Annual Academy Awards, placing Sony Pictures Classics’ The Triplets of Belleville, Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Disney’s Brother Bear in the running for Best Animated Feature. Early on, Nemo looked like a shoo-in [...]
As the Disney/Pixar partnership races for the Oscar with Finding Nemo, the studios have announced lead voice casting for their upcoming CG-animated feature Cars. Film legend Paul Newman will take the wheel, leading an all-star cast from the worlds of film and NASCAR racing. This will be the first feature [...]
If past is prologue, particularly in Hollywood’s award-season 2004, then Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is headed for a golden February. Whether it’s a real co-relation or self-fulfilling prophecy, the Golden Globe’s best pic pick and best director award usually "predict" the same result from Oscar [...]
The ubiquitous Ashton Kutcher proved this weekend that he is, for the meantime, critic-proof. While his first "serious" film, The Butterfly Effect, got some horrible reviews it went on to dominate the weekend box office anyway. Butterfly grossed $17.1 million to take the number-one position. January 2004 may turn out [...]
Here’s a movie you probably thought wouldn’t be making headlines in 2004. But litigation surrounding the 1988 mega-hit Who Framed Roger Rabbit has been given new life. A California state appeals court reinstated a lawsuit last week that claims that the Walt Disney Co. potentially owes the author of the [...]
Mid-January 2004 continues in the tradition of most Januarys in the film biz. (Not much going on, waiting for the Oscars to happen). While Disney’s Teacher’s Pet and Satoshi Kon’s Tokyo Godfathers continue their run in most theaters, this weekend has one new opening that should be of interest to [...]
Move over Lord of The Rings, a green ogre’s coming through. A few months before the much-anticipated Shrek 2 is due to hit theaters and have a crack at Finding Nemo’s box office record, DreamWorks is putting Shrek 3 on the fast-track to its production date, according to a report [...]