While Brave and Monsters University should give the Pixar loyal their required fill, it’s been announced, at this year’s CinemaCon, that the company will be going south in 2015 — not because they’re making a Cars 3, though. Rather, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich has been tapped to direct a film that revolves around Mexico’s famed Day of the Dead; Pixar regular Darla K. Anderson will produce, and a 2015 release is their target. [Variety]
It’s not clear what might be happening here, in terms of story — holiday-themed movies could more or less go anywhere, after all, and this isn’t a normal holiday — but I don’t doubt that plenty are already getting themselves fired up over the move. I, personally, need something more substantial to get the excitement flowing. (Probably because I’m dead inside.) If you want news about less speculative projects, it was also said that Bob Peterson‘s dinosaur film, now titled The Good Dinosaur, will open on May 30th, 2014, and Pete Docter‘s psyche-set picture has been dated to hit on June 19th, 2015.
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I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
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