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Thursday, July 30, 2020

PIXAR’S NEXT ORIGINAL FILM, “LUCA” INVITES MOVIEGOERS TO AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER ON THE ITALIAN RIVIERA


BURBANK, CALIF. (July 30, 2020)— Pixar Animation Studios announced today that its next feature film release will be “Luca.” Directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) and produced by Andrea Warren (“Lava,” “Cars 3”), “Luca” is set to open in U.S. theaters June 18, 2021.

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides.  Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface. 

“This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in ‘Luca,’” said Enrico Casarosa, director. “So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.”

“BLACK BEAUTY” RIDES ONTO DISNEY+


“BLACK BEAUTY” RIDES ONTO DISNEY+

Academy Award®-Winning Kate Winslet Voices the Role of Black Beauty

Movie Adaptation of Classic Story Stars Mackenzie Foy, Iain Glen and Claire Forlani

BURBANK, Calif. (July 29, 2020) - Disney+ announced today that a contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel, “Black Beauty” will premiere on the streaming service later this year. Black Beauty is a wild mustang born free in the American west. When she is captured and taken away from family, her story intertwines with that of 17-year old Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two slowly develop a bond that is built on love, respect and mutual healing.

“Black Beauty” features Oscar® winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) as the voice of “Black Beauty” and stars Mackenzie Foy (“Interstellar”) as Jo Green; Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) as John Manly; and Claire Forlani (“Meet Joe Black”) as Mrs. Winthorp. 

“Black Beauty” is directed by Ashley Avis (“Adolescence'') who also wrote the screenplay. JB Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt (“Polar,” “Monster Hunter”) and Robert Kulzer (“Polar”) from Constantin Film are producers and Martin Moszkowicz, Edward Winters and Jon Brown are executive producers. Dylan Tarason is a co-producer, and Moonlighting Films president Genevieve Hofmeyr (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) is the South African producer.

“Black Beauty” is produced by Constantin Film and JB Pictures.

FIRST LOOK AT "PHINEAS AND FERB THE MOVIE: CANDACE AGAINST THE UNIVERSE"


SNEAK PEEK OF DISNEY+'s "PHINEAS AND FERB THE MOVIE: CANDACE AGAINST THE UNIVERSE" FROM COMIC-CON@HOME PANEL

The cast and creative team of Disney+'s out-of-this-world animated movie "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe" participated in a virtual Comic-Con@Home panel, hosted by San Diego Comic-Con, on Saturday, July 25.

Stars Ashley Tisdale (Candace), Vincent Martella (Phineas), Maulik Pancholy (Baljeet) and Dee Bradley Baker (Perry the Platypus) were joined by creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and director Bob Bowen to discuss the origins of the iconic animated series and share an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming movie's opening song, "Such A Beautiful Day." The song is performed by Tisdale and is available here. The panel was moderated by Variety's Michael Schneider.

Premiering on Disney+ on Friday, August 28, "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe" is an adventure story that tracks stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb as they set out across the galaxy to rescue their older sister Candace, who after being abducted by aliens, finds utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

“THE NEW MUTANTS” COMICCON@HOME PANEL FEATURING CAST AND FILMMAKERS AND AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE OPENING SEQUENCE OF THE ORIGINAL HORROR THRILLER


“THE NEW MUTANTS” COMICCON@HOME PANEL 
FEATURING CAST AND FILMMAKERS AND AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE 
OPENING SEQUENCE OF THE ORIGINAL HORROR THRILLER

The ComicCon@Home panel featuring writer/director Josh Boone, the stars of “The New Mutants,” including: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga and graphic artist Bill Sienkiewicz, is now available. Included in the 30-minute panel, moderated by Ira Madison III, is an exclusive look at the opening sequence of the original horror thriller. 


Twentieth Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive. Directed by Josh Boone (“The Fault in our Stars”) and written by Josh Boone & Knate Lee, “The New Mutants” stars: Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”); Anya Taylor-Joy (“Glass”); Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”); Alice Braga (“Predators”); Blu Hunt (“The Originals”); and Henry Zaga (“13 Reasons Why”). The film is produced by Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Karen Rosenfelt  and Lauren Shuler Donner with Stan Lee and Michele Imperato Stabile serving as executive producers.