Put down your bows and arrows, Brave fans. After more than a week of concern over the changed appearance of our favorite animated redhead, a Disney rep tells EW that there’s no cause for alarm: Merida’s seemingly sexier image was only created for the heroine’s official induction into the Disney Princess Collection and was always planned to be phased out within a few months of the coronation. READ FULL STORY »
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School’s almost in session! In just a few short months, Disney/Pixar will unveil its first prequel: Monsters University, which finds Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) of Monsters Inc. as young, fresh-faced co-eds ready to hone their scaring skills.
Of course, there’s more to the movie than lectures and studying — as the film’s UK trailer reveals, Mike and Sully find themselves competing in the Scare Games, a cutthroat contest apparently sponsored by Monsters U’s Greek organizations. (Yes, even monsters have fraternities.) The clip also features Dame Helen Mirren’s Dean Hardscrabble, the living legend who runs the university’s prestigious School of Scaring. Basically, she’s Professor McGonnagall with more legs.
Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski, more voice cast revealed for Pixar's 'Monsters University' -- EXCLUSIVE
Pixar’s Monsters University is a bit of a class reunion for our favorite creatures of the one-eyed and furry variety. In the prequel, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi will reprise their voice roles from 2001′s Monsters, Inc., but the new film will also feature plenty of new characters.
EW can exclusively reveal more actors who are bringing life to the animated movie’s monsters. Among the talent lending their voices to the film are Nathan Fillion (Castle), John Krasinski (The Office), and Bonnie Hunt (Cheaper By the Dozen).
Hunt’s acceptance into Monsters University marks a return to the Pixar family. She also voiced characters in A Bug’s Life, Cars, Toy Story 3, multiple short films, and even Monsters, Inc., though as a different character than her role in the prequel. READ FULL STORY »
Spoiler alert: She just kept swimming!
Disney•Pixar announced today that Finding Dory, a sequel to the Academy Award-winning Finding Nemo, will dive into theaters Nov. 25, 2015. As the name implies, the film will focus on Ellen DeGeneres’s memory-challenged blue tang fish Dory. Like the first Finding flick, Dory will be directed by Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton; reports of Stanton’s involvement in a Nemo sequel first surfaced last summer. READ FULL STORY »
School’s in session, Pixar fans! With just under four months to go until Monsters University opens in theaters, Pixar has released a new poster for the upcoming prequel. Mike, Sully, and a whole host of new faces (in some cases, more than one face per body) gather on the bleachers for a “class photo” in the latest one-sheet. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY »
It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
In two new images from the Pixar prequel Monsters University (out June 21), we see the friendly green cyclops Mike Wazowski (voiced again by Billy Crystal) being held up in the air by his classmate and future Monsters, Inc. co-worker Sulley (voiced by John Goodman).
“This is roughly around the time Mike and Sulley meet,” says director Dan Scanlon, who made the Cars short Mater and the Ghostlight. “They’re at a fraternity party, and this is Mike and Sulley getting off on the wrong foot a little bit.”
When Pixar set its latest movie in the evergreen tree-covered hills of Scotland, the animation studio recruited several Scottish actors to flesh out the cast for its story of defiant princess Merida. Kelly MacDonald, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, and Billy Connolly were among the actors who got to use their natural Scottish brogue for their voice performances in Brave, which opened in theaters in June.
In anticipation of the movie’s DVD release this week, EW talked with Billy Connolly, the voice of Merida’s massive but sweet father, King Fergus. The actor/comedian is known both for his work in such kid-friendly fare as Pocahontas and Muppet Treasure Island and for roles in movies like Mrs. Brown and The Last Samurai. Read on to learn about how Connolly’s Scottish roots contributed to the movie, what unconventional trick he uses in the recording studio, and what it’s like for his kids and grandchildren to see him or hear his voice on screen.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You had done plenty of voice acting for animated films before Brave, but this was your first Pixar movie. Was stepping into a world of such a revered animation studio what you expected?
BILLY CONNOLLY: Oh, they were brilliant. They were absolutely brilliant. Animation people are very, very nice. They don’t have the big-shot thing that some feature filmmakers have. They’re much more artistically driven.
And I was amazed at how thoroughly they had researched this stuff – the people who wrote it in the first place had been up at my house in Scotland because there’s an annual parade called Lonach. There’s a pipe band with 163 players and they carry axes and spears and things, and they march up your driveway and make speeches and all that kind of stuff. Well, they’d been there! When I met them to talk about the movie, they showed me all the pictures, and they’d been outside my door, filming the pipe band. READ FULL STORY »
Run! No, wait… Play dead! Uh – try to cover your head a little. Got any magic spells…?
The Legend of Mor’du, a new short on the upcoming Blu-ray release of Pixar’s Brave, doesn’t offer many hopeful pointers, but it does dive a little deeper into the backstory of the movie’s fearsome, snarling villain. READ FULL STORY »
Pixar’s been tagging its films with hilarious digital shorts ever since A Bug’s Life in 1997. The newest, Partysaurus Rex, debuted in front of the recent re-release of Finding Nemo 3-D, and bears Pixar’s trademark blend of wholesome fun and irreverent stabs at pop culture. Watch out for a tongue-in-cheek reference to fun-sucking hipsters and a rubber ducky lamenting “No more tears,” à la Master P.
The Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University doesn’t open until June 21, 2013, but as any parent of a high school senior can tell you, it’s never too soon to start planning for college. And because Pixar is the Hollywood equivalent of the overachieving prodigy who also happens to be the most popular kid in school*, the studio has assembled a staggeringly comprehensive website to promote their film in the form of an official website for Monsters University.
Check it out yourself and see the “leading global institution of higher education” site’s incredible detail. But here are our Top 5 favorite finds on the page: READ FULL STORY »
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