Does John Lasseter still have a friend in Disney?The Pixar Animation Studios executive who took a six-month leave of absence in November will soon know the answer when his corporate bosses decide whether he will return after he admitted to inappropriate workplace hugging and other “missteps.”Walt Disney Co., which acquired Pixar in 2006, is expected to render its verdict on Lasseter in the next few weeks. Some in the industry believe it would be unlikely for Lasseter to resume his roles as chief creative officer of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios given the current climate in Hollywood, where tensions are still high after sexual harassment scandals toppled several entertainment and media figures.For Disney leaders, the Lasseter situation represents an exceptionally thorny dilemma. In many ways, Lasseter is synonymous with Pixar and is credited with having transformed the Emeryville, Calif., studio into a digital animation juggernaut. Under his creative leadership, the … [Read more...] about Will animation legend John Lasseter return to Disney-Pixar after a six-month leave?
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It's been over a decade since the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible came to an end. Now, Disney is rebooting the franchise in a way that might come as quite a surprise. Kim Possible is being turned into a live-action Disney Channel original movie.The network announced the news with a note that it is looking to fill key roles in the project. "Casting has begun on a live-action Kim Possible movie for the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, 16 years after the popular character--a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from evil villains--debuted in the animated comedy/adventure series that became a global hit," a press release reads. "The series was lauded for its empowered female role model who uses her brain, heart, and expertise to save the day."While there are no details about which characters from the animated series will make the jump to live-action, chances are the movie will follow the source material closely. The script is being written by … [Read more...] about Kim Possible Is Getting Rebooted As A Live-Action Movie–Seriously
Rotten Tomatoes has issued a statement in wake of an anti-Disney fringe group threatening to use the site as a platform for review bombing Black Panther later this month. This isn’t the first time the group, “Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys,” has attempted to review bomb a movie. Created by an anonymous person who aligns themselves with the alt-right, a radical movement that propagates racist, misogynistic, xenophobic and various other hateful ideologies, the group campaigned against Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December for the film’s inclusion of female characters and “men being portrayed as idiots,” according to Huffington Post. Rotten Tomatoes told The Wrap that while the company respects “fans’ diverse opinions” on the movies they’re watching, it will not condone hate speech on the platform. The full statement can be read below: We at Rotten Tomatoes are proud to have become a platform … [Read more...] about Rotten Tomatoes responds to fringe group’s Black Panther review bomb threats
Females on film While film school classes and incensed critics continue to debate the lack of women in film, female actresses are fighting the good fight on the silver screen itself. Alas, not in anywhere near the numbers needed - provided things were a little bit fairer, of course - or that woman over the age of 40 didn't suddenly become a movie exec's idea of nightmare kryptonite.Over the years, these actresses have been asked to play any number of damsels, dames, nagging housewives, ditzy girlfriends and occasionally (just occasionally) an interesting and nuanced character. This list celebrates the latter, looking at the very best female creations in the history of cinema. Enjoy.15 most prolific female screenwriters25 funniest female characters25 best movies on Netflix Prev Page 1 of 101 Next Prev Page 1 of 101 Next 100. Baby (Dirty Dancing) The Character: Dirty Dancings Jewish princess learns to thrust n grind with Swayzes Johnny Castle. Nobodys gonna put her in a corner … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest female characters in movies
Red Sparrow is a movie about a Russian agent who’s trained to be an expert fighter, using her skills as an assassin to take out targets assigned to her by a secret organization. If that sounds familiar to one of Marvel’s most popular Avengers, you’re not alone. Red Sparrow hasn’t received too much attention in recent weeks, but the arrival of the new trailer has Marvel fans calling it the Black Widow movie they’ve been demanding for close to a decade. Although there’s no movement on a Black Widow movie, now that Disney owns 20th Century Fox, this may be the closest Disney and Marvel Studios gets to creating one. It’s not too hard to see why comparisons are being made. There are similarities between Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha “Black Widow” Romanoff and the character Lawrence seems to be playing in Red Sparrow. WRITER 1: What can we title this so nobody suspects it's just a Black Widow … [Read more...] about Marvel fans call Red Sparrow trailer the Black Widow movie they’ve been waiting for