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Box Office: ‘Elvis’ Earns $3.5M in Previews; ‘Black Phone’ Rings Up $3M

Warner Bros.’ biopic Elvis — starring Austin Butler as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll — started off its domestic box office run with $3.5 million in Thursday previews. Blumhouse and Universal’s latest horror offering, The Black Phone, also began opening Thursday and wasn’t far behind Elvis, ringing up $3 million in previews (horror is […]

Is the “Untapped” Market of Saudi Arabia as Attractive to Hollywood Following Movie Bans?

“Where else are you going to find a movie market that literally doesn’t exist today that could be $1 billion in size in five years or so?” It’s been only four years since AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron made this bold claim about Saudi Arabia, speaking just months after the Kingdom had dramatically revealed that […]

‘Lightyear’ Producer Says Disney Was “Supportive” of Lesbian Characters, but There Was “Definite Pushback” to Kiss

Disney supported Lightyear’s inclusion of two lesbian characters but was hesitant about featuring a kiss between them, according to one of the film’s producers. In an interview with Mercury News, Galyn Susman, a producer for the Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear origin tale, briefly touched on the controversy around Pixar’s first animated feature film same-gender […]

Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’: Film Review

Chris Evans voices the big-screen Space Ranger who became a 'Toy Story' action figure in the sci-fi adventure spinoff, also featuring Uzo Aduba, Keke Palmer and Taika Waititi.

Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Banned in Saudi Arabia Over Same-Gender Kiss

Disney’s run-in with Gulf censors has added another chapter. Lightyear is the latest film from the studio to be banned in various Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources tell THR the decision is linked to the inclusion of a same-gender kiss in Pixar’s Toy […]

Chris Evans on Channeling Captain America, Taking Over for Tim Allen in ‘Lightyear’

After four Toy Story films, audiences will meet a new version of Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s latest film, Lightyear, which tells the story of the man who inspired the iconic action figure voiced by Tim Allen. In this story, Buzz is a space ranger embarking on an intergalactic adventure, leading a team of recruits in […]

Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull Joins Baobab Studios Board

Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar and the former president of Walt Disney Animation Studios, has joined the board of Baobab Studios, the company said on Tuesday. Catmull will join Kevin Lin, the co-founder of Twitch, and Glenn Entis, the former chief visual and technology officer at Electronic Arts and co-founder of PDI, on the […]

Before Pixar’s ‘Turning Red,’ ‘Braceface’ and a 1946 Disney Short Tackled the “Taboo” of Menstruation

When Pixar’s Turning Red debuted on Disney+ in March, much of the anticipated response to the Y2K coming-of-age tale about Mei, a Chinese-Canadian teen who transforms into a red panda as she begins going through puberty, was celebration. But in the weeks that followed the movie’s release, the conversation around it steered sharply from championing […]

Disney, Pixar Set Summer 2023 Release for ‘Elemental’

Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios have set a summer 2023 release date for Elemental. The animated feature based on director Peter Sohn’s childhood in New York will hit theaters June 16, 2023. Produced by Denise Ream (The Good Dinosaur, Cars 2), Elemental journeys alongside an unlikely pair, Ember and Wade, in a city where […]

Disney Debuts First Look at David O. Russell’s Star-Packed Film, ‘Lightyear’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ at CinemaCon

The Walt Disney Co. took over the main stage at CinemaCon on Wednesday morning for a 90-minute session that delivered exclusive footage of upcoming films including the anticipated 3D reveal of Avatar 2, along with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Lightyear, David O. Russell’s star-packed Amsterdam and Bob’s Burgers. Tony Chambers, executive vp […]

New ‘Lightyear’ Trailer Reveals Time and Space-Hopping Plot, Teases Villain Emperor Zurg

The latest Lightyear trailer unlocks the hatch on the animated Toy Story spin-off’s plot and villain. In the second and more in-depth look at the upcoming Pixar animated film, Buzz (voiced by Chris Evans) and his team are seen stranded on a hostile planet more than 4 million light-years from Earth. Alongside his commander, the […]

‘Lightyear’: Pixar Unwraps New Concept Art and Details About Its Iconic Toys Story

Reflecting on the idea behind Pixar’s wildly-anticipated Lightyear — which follows the studio’s iconic Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear, a Space Ranger — writer/director Angus MacLane remembers how Star Wars affected him as a kid. This led to the idea to make the movie on which the Buzz Lightyear toy was based, “Andy’s Star Wars … […]