Category Family

Dolittle Trailer Talking to the Animals!

Talking to the Animals!

Talking to the Animals!

Dolittle trailer with Robert Downey Jr. talking to the animals!

Universal Pictures has released the trailer and poster for Dolittle (previously known as “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”), starring Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame) as the title character. Check out the Dolittle trailer in the player below, along with the poster in the gallery!

RELATED: Jonathan Liebesman Tapped For The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle Reshoots

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluct...

Read More

Dolittle Movie Trailer: Robert Downey Jr.

The official trailer for Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle is now online. This will be the first film the actor has starred in since his swan song as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, in addition to the first non-MCU movie he’s appeared in since 2014’s The Judge. Universal spent an estimated $175 million to make the Doctor Dolittle adaptation, in the hope of scoring a sizable hit with families powered by RDJ’s star appeal. Unfortunately, there’ve already been signs of trouble, beginning with Dolittle being delayed from April 2019 to January 2020.

More recently, it was reported the film was undergoing major reshoots, with Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) writing new material and Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) directing. The reshoots have since been completed, and Dolittle – ...

Read More

‘Onward’ Trailer: Meet Pixar’s Newest

'Onward' Trailer: Meet Pixar's Newest

‘Onward’ Trailer: Meet Pixar’s Newest

There are some classic Pixar elements in the new trailer for the studio’s next animated, feature, Onward. It’s about a pair of mismatched buddies — brothers, in this case — who set off on a journey to find something, and reconnect with their father and each other along the way. Of course, there are new aspects too. Not too many Pixar movies have a hard rock score or elves tooling around a fantasy world in a beat-up old van.

The brothers are voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. They try to bring their late father back to life with a magical spell — but something goes wrong and only half of him comes back to life. Like, literally, he’s just a pair of legs with no torso or head...

Read More

The Lion King Director Jon Favreau

The Lion King Director Jon Favreau

The Lion King Director Jon Favreau

While Disney’s latest adaptation of The Lion King is casually referred to as a “live-action” remake, it’s really not. Cutting-edge CGI was use to make realistic-looking animals and environments, but it turns out that there is just one shot inserted into The Lion King that is truly live-action, which director Jon Favreau shared.

As Jon Favreau revealed, the only truly real shot in The Lion King is at the very beginning, when the movie’s African setting is established. The landscape photo is a fun inclusion on Favreau’s part, though obviously it’d be difficult, if not outright impossible, for the average moviegoer to notice it’s live-action vs. the realistic CGI.

You’ll recall that The Lion King isn’t Jon Favreau’s first fo...

Read More

Toy Story 4 Flies High

 Toy Story 4 Flies High

Toy Story 4 Flies High

Pixar’s Toy Story 4 flies high with $238 million globally

Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 opened with $118 million at the domestic box office, giving it the highest opening for a Toy Story film (adjusted for inflation, Toy Story 3 remains the top in the series). Toy Story 4 did mark the only movie of the summer 2019 season to have an opening weekend higher than $100 million (Aladdin opened with $91 million, but crossed $100 due to the four day weekend). Including Toy Story 4 and Aladdin, Disney now has the four highest openings of the year (Avengers: Endgame & Captain Marvel). Internationally, Toy Story 4 brought in $120 million for a global opening of $238 million.

Orion Pictures’ Child’s Play remake opened with a healthy $14 million haul which is on par wit...

Read More

‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs

'Toy Story 4' Easter Eggs

‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs

While Toy Story 4 breaks from series traditions in some ways — there’s no Andy, except in a brief prologue, as he passed on his toys to a little girl named Bonnie at the end of Toy Story 3 — it still maintains many of the hallmarks of the series that introduced the world to Pixar Animation Studios back in 1995. From the very beginning, Pixar loved littering its films with Easter eggs; references both to itself and to other beloved movies. Toy Story 4 might have more of these Easter eggs than any Pixar production to date. (It helps setting a big chunk of your movie in an antiques store; you can hide a lot of shoutouts in all that bric a brac.)

Below are 20 of the coolest Easter eggs we found in Toy Story 4. (There are also a few minor SPOILERS, bu...

Read More

Interview: Director Chris Renaud

Interview: Director Chris Renaud

Interview: Director Chris Renaud

Even before The Secret Life of Pets opened in theaters, even before it became the fifth-highest-grossing original film in history, director Chris Renaud and the team at Illumination Entertainment were already working on a potential sequel.

“We’d gotten a strong reaction to the teaser for the first movie and we started talking,” Renaud told me during a recent conversation in New York City. “You just want to be prepared. Like, what’s the idea?”

In The Secret Life of Pets 2 the idea was to expand on the first movie’s irresistible hook, the private affairs of man’s best friend (and also cats) when their owners are away. This time, Max (Patton Oswalt, replacing Louis C.K...

Read More

Toy Story 4 Soundtrack

Toy Story 4 soundtrack to feature new songs from Randy Newman

Walt Disney Records will release the official soundtrack for Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar’s upcoming Toy Story 4 on June 21, the same day as the film’s theatrical release. The soundtrack is set to feature two new songs titled “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” and “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” which are written by Academy Award-winning composer-songwriter Randy Newman. Performed by Grammy winner Charles Stapleton, you can check out and listen to the second song in the player below.

RELATED: Meet Ducky and Bunny in New Toy Story 4 Clip

Randy Newman is best known for composing and writing Toy Story‘s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” which became the franchise’s most iconic song...

Read More

Every Disney Live-Action Remake

Every Disney Live-Action Remake

Every Disney Live-Action Remake

Early in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin, the lovely Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) is introduced to a prince from a faraway land who has come to her home, the Middle Eastern kingdom of Agrabah, in the hopes of winning her hand in marriage. Jasmine is less than thrilled to be a prop in a male visitor’s hopes of ruling her land, but she has to put on a brave face to please her father, the kindly Sultan (Navid Negahban).

Played by Billy Magnussen, this prince carries himself with a goofy, foppish air and silly Scandinavian accent; he is essentially a variation of a snotty prince who insults Aladdin in the 1992 animated film. Magnussen has all of five minutes of screen time...

Read More

‘The Secret Life of Pets 2

'The Secret Life of Pets 2

‘The Secret Life of Pets 2

In hindsight, 10 days after my beloved dog suddenly died of cancer might have been the wrong time to watch The Secret Life of Pets 2.

When my dog Kirby was a puppy, he looked a lot like Max, the star of Secret Life 2 voiced by Patton Oswalt. He had adorable floppy ears, a brown spot on his side, and a big wet nose. The day we adopted him — while we were inside signing the paperwork! — our car got towed. So then we were standing on a street corner on the east side of Manhattan with this new, utterly terrified new dog and no way to get home. That was fun.

We picked Kirby at the shelter because he came over to my wife and I when we walked up to his cage, and because when we got some time with him he was so calm and sweet and never barked; he let me pick ...

Read More