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‘Elemental’ Review: Pixar’s Timely High-Concept Bonanza Underwhelms

Director Peter Sohn ('The Good Dinosaur') tells the story of a fire family immigrating to a metropolis dominated by the opposing element of water, and the romance that ensues.

Ezra Miller’s ‘The Flash’ and Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Encounter Box Office Headwinds

Both DC’s highly anticipated superhero pic The Flash and Pixar’s Elemental have their work cut out for them before opening in North American theaters on June 16, according to early tracking. The Flash, starring Ezra Miller in the titular role, is pacing to open in the $70 million range, according to sources who have access […]

Disney Debuts 20 Minutes of Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ at CinemaCon

Disney previewed 20 minutes of Pixar’s Elemental on Wednesday at CinemaCon, ahead of its May 27 world premiere at Cannes and June 16 theatrical release. Directed by Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur), produced by Denise Ream and exec produced by Pete Docter, Elemental is set in Element City, where fire, water, land and air residents live […]

Chris Pine Joins Disney’s ‘Wish’ Voice Cast

Chris Pine will voice King Magnifico in Disney Animation’s musical-comedy Wish, its Nov. 22 release that “celebrates Walt Disney’s Vision” and will tell how the wishing star that so many Disney characters have wished upon came to be. Announced Wednesday at CinemaCon, Pine joins West Side Story Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, who voices a teen […]

Bob Iger: Disney Will Reduce Costs on Films, TV Shows to Focus on Quality, Not Volume

Disney CEO Bob Iger said Thursday that his company is closely examining all aspects of its content business, across film and TV, as it plots the best path forward in a tricky media environment that includes a linear TV business in decline, a theatrical film business with an uncertain future, and a streaming business that […]

Animation Legend Pete Docter Reflects on ‘Up,’ ‘Inside Out,’ And His Early Career

When Pete Docter thinks back to his early days at Pixar, working on 1995’s groundbreaking Toy Story, he thinks of his time studying animation at CalArts. “[It was] just a bunch of people drawing, trying to do something cool,” he says. Now a three-time Oscar winner and Pixar’s chief creative officer, Docter — along with […]

Where to Watch Pixar’s Oscar-Nominated Animated Film, ‘Turning Red’ Online

Pixar decided to forgo Turning Red‘s theatrical release last year due to the Omicron variant, instead sending the film straight to streaming on Disney+ after a one-week screening for Los Angeles moviegoers at the Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The movie has been nominated for an Oscar for best animated film, where it will […]

Women and Hollywood Panel Sets Kathlyn Horan, Sanaa Lathan, Maria Schrader and Domee Shi

Women and Hollywood has a new date on the awards season calendar. Set for Friday at the UTA screening room in Beverly Hills, Women and Hollywood is mounting the inaugural Celebrating Creatives in the Industry, an event that was created to highlight and celebrate women filmmakers “who have exhibited extraordinary work over the past year,” […]

‘Strange World’ Box Office: Why the Disney Animated Pic Spun Out of Orbit

Disney knew it was in trouble before Strange World hit theaters. Tracking showed the movie, an original sci-fi adventure tale, opening to no more than $30 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday corridor, a miserable start. From there, things only got worse. Word-of-mouth was so bad that the movie’s five-day domestic opening came in at […]

‘Elemental’ Director Peter Sohn on His Personal Connection to the Pixar Film, Honoring His Late Parents

From The Good Dinosaur director Peter Sohn comes Elemental — Pixar’s upcoming venture into the vibrant animated world of fire, water, land and air. On Thursday, Pixar released the film’s teaser trailer, which gave audiences a look at the metropolitan Element City, where fire, water, land and air residents live together. Sohn’s seven-year journey with […]

Visual Effects Society Honors: A Celebration of Community and Call for Diversity and Inclusion, Work-Life Balance

As the Visual Effects Society marks the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the annual VES Honors ceremony on Friday included celebration along with a call for more diversity and inclusion, as well as a greater effort to achieve a work-life balance amid industry-wide attention on the long work hours kept by many VFX artists under […]

Jonas Rivera, Producer of ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Toy Story 4,’ Promoted to Executive VP Film Production at Pixar (Exclusive)

Jonas Rivera, the Oscar-winning producer and Pixar suit behind Inside Out and Toy Story 4, has been promoted to executive vp film production at the famed animation house. In the new position, Rivera will oversee all film and streaming production at the studio, guiding projects toward their creative and operational milestones. With the promotion, producers, associate producers […]