Big winners in movie categories include ‘Wonder Woman’ (Choice Action Movie) and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ (Choice Sci-Fi Movie)
Amid global outrage and protests for his ban on Muslims from seven countries traveling to the U.S., Donald Trump reportedly screened the animated hit Finding Dory at the White House this past Saturday. Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory in the film, took some time on her show Tuesday to break from the norm and talk politics, though she said she wasn’t. The movie begins with Dory living in Australia and her parents in America.
Eagle-eyed Disney-Pixar fans have been noticing Easter eggs in their favorite movies for years, making fans wonder if all of Pixar’s beloved characters exist in the same universe. Or that Sully from Monsters, Inc. is etched into a piece of wood owned by Merida in Brave?
Is 2016 the greatest year ever for animated movies? Zootopia isn’t just one of the best animated movies of 2016 — it’s one of the best movies, period. The bigger studios had several strong movies making for stiff competition on Oscar night.
Regardless of your political persuasion, 2016 was a year of tumult and uncertainty. At least the movies gave us an occasional break from the headlines. Feel-good animated films triumphed at the box office this year, with Finding Dory at No. 1, while superheroes found a darker groove (the hard-R comedy Deadpool, the villain-driven Suicide Squad) and familiar franchises — Harry Potter, Star Wars — put down new roots. Before we toast the arrival of 2017, here’s a list of the biggest box-office winners and losers of 2016.
Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Zootopia leads the feature nominees for the 44th annual Annie Awards with 11 nominations, followed by Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings with 10 noms. But the full list of nominations for the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual awards competition also underscored the strength of several indie films in this year’s awards race.
If you’re worried about that moment at your Thanksgiving dinner when you go around the table and say what you’re thankful for, never fear. Let’s look to the cinema for inspiration: the characters from 2016 movies who have had the most reasons to be thankful.
Oh, to be a fish with short-term memory loss. That’s the idea behind this 2016 undersea sequel to writer-director Andrew Stanton’s Oscar-winning Finding Nemo. On Nov. 15, Disney-Pixar will release its Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD of Finding Dory, featuring Ellen DeGeneres as the voice of the forgetful blue tang, who embarks on a quest to find her family, along with old pals Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence). ...
Ed O’Neill, of television fame, has recently navigated back to movie theaters as Hank, the grouchy septopus in Disney’s blockbuster Finding Dory.
Following up on our mid-season report, here are the winners and losers as the summer of 2016 draws to a close. Who won and who lost?
‘Batman v Superman,’ 'Captain America: Civil War,' 'Finding Dory,' and more with a chance to clear the bar set by 'Deadpool' as the year's biggest earner
Disney-Pixar dove headfirst into Finding Dory Wednesday morning, with the release of the first full-length trailer. Watch it above.
Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton wants to make one thing clear: The upcoming sequel to Pixar’s hit 2003 animated adventure Finding Nemo is no profit-driven cash-in. “Disney doesn’t request those things,” he tells Yahoo Movies, referring to the series of sequels that Pixar has on its upcoming slate.
Set to Robbie Williams’s swinging and terribly fitting cover of “Somewhere Beyond the Sea,” the new International teaser for Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory has the lovable, airheaded fish figuring out the title to her own highly anticipated movie (see above). This time around, the forgetful blue tang fish (reprised by Ellen Degeneres) to collect her scattered thoughts in order to find her long lost family. One clue: Newcomer child actor Hayden Rolence is voicing Nemo this time around — as Alexander Gould, who voiced Nemo in the first installment, is now a young adult.
There will be plenty of superheroes at the movies in 2016, with the Avengers, X-Men, Suicide Squad, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Gambit, Doctor Strange, and Deadpool all getting some action. But there’s also some heavyweight comedy (like Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot and a Zoolander sequel), highly anticipated animation (like the Nemo sequel Finding Dory and the new princess movie Moana), irresistible romantic pairings (like Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land and Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers), and Oscar-friendly adult dramas (like biopics Sully and The Founder). ...
When Disney released a little animated film called Toy Story 20 years ago this month in 1995, audiences flocked to the theaters and made it the biggest film of that year. They were charmed by the delightful story of toys come to life. But they were also in awe of the groundbreaking new animation style. After 80 years of hand-drawn cartoons, a little-known company called Pixar had revolutionized the genre, introducing the first fully computer-animated film to the world.
After helping Nemo find his family in the unforgiving ocean all those years ago, it’s time for Dory — the amnesiac blue tang voiced by Ellen DeGeneres — to seek out her own long-lost clan. On Tuesday, Disney-Pixar dropped the first trailer for Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to the 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo. DeGeneres returns as the voice of Dory, while Albert Brooks once again voices Nemo’s dad, Marlin. The trailer features Nemo, the young fish who was voiced in the original by Alexander Gould (though now that he’s 21, it’s unclear if the actor will be returning to the role this time around).
Ellen DeGeneres and her friends from Finding Dory have been working on the film for three years now, and they can finally talk about it.
With Inside Out one of the most warmly received films here in Cannes, Disney and Pixar rode the wave of good will this morning during a two-hour presentation of upcoming titles from both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.