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Tag Archives: John Lasseter

Oscars highlight next generation of filmmakers

The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2015 Student Academy Awards competition. All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars consideration. The 42nd Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on Friday, September 18, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Beginning this year, students[...]

“Monsters University” and “Pacific Rim” take Hollywood Film Awards Honors

The 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards announced today that Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters University,” directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, will be the recipient of the Hollywood Animation Award, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures “Pacific Rim” visual effects supervisor John Knoll will receive the “Hollywood Visual Effects[...]

Brave is an artistically superior picture

HollywoodNews.com: Beset by production troubles and changing schedules, Brave enters theaters as a fable without an author. I don’t know what happened behind-the-scenes with original director Brenda Chapman nor do I know what replacement director Mark Andrews added to and removed from the final product. But Brave is[...]

“The Descendants,” “Shame” leading pack of Austin Film Fest selections – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A handful of stellar titles with Oscar aspirations have been programmed into this year’s Austin Film Festival schedule, which begins on Oct. 20 with an as-yet-unnamed Opening Night selection. In between, AFF audiences will get their first looks at Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” Lynne Ramsay’s[...]

Tom Sherak re-elected Academy president – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For a third consecutiver term, Tom Sherak has been re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization’s board of governors approved the move Tuesday night, THR reports. As an officer of the Academy, Sherak can serve up to four consecutive terms in[...]

Pixar’s “Cars 2” sputters at box office; Will toys save the day?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We already knew “Cars 2” was a critical flop, the first in Pixar’s decades-long career. But this weekend confirmed that the animated feature whiffed at the box office, as well. Coming out of its seventh weekend, the animated sequel only has earned an estimated $182M at the domestic[...]

John Lasseter, “Harry Potter” director honored by BAFTAs

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: John Lasseter’s coming off of an uneven weekend. “Cars 2,” which he co-directed, received the first overwhelmingly negative reviews of the studio’s 25 year career, and yet the film performed well at the box office by earning $68 million and winning the weekend. But even if this[...]

“Cars 2” topples “Kung Fu Panda” at international box

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Looks like the international settings utilized by John Lasseter and crew in “Cars 2” helped the sequel perform admirably overseas. Pixar’s latest, which earned the domestic box office crown over the weekend, also dethroned “Kung Fu Panda” as the No. 1 foreign box office earner for the[...]

Pixar’s “Cars 2” tracking poorly on Rotten Tomatoes

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The number shocked me when I first saw it. Pixar’s upcoming film, “Cars 2,” opens everywhere on June 24, and while most critics (myself included) aren’t allowed to post our reviews until opening day, several “lucky” publications are “allowed” to post early, meaning the film already has a[...]

“Cars 2” co-director John Lasseter on Tim Burton, Pixar’s early days

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: One film we’re still looking forward to as Summer 2011 trucks along is Pixar’s “Cars 2,” primarily because the studio hasn’t dabbled with sequels outside of the “Toy Story” franchise and also because, as many have pointed out, the animation house hasn’t really swung and missed on[...]
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