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Best podcasts about best animated feature

Latest podcast episodes about best animated feature

The Fear of God
Episode 242 - My LIfe as a Zucchini

The Fear of God

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 108:06


We have something special for you today, friends. This week, we log another installment in the temporary but long-form series of non-horror material in #whatsavesus. MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (original French title MA VIE DE COURGETTE) was a 2016 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature and clocks in at barely longer than an hour. It tells the remarkably restrained but powerfully moving story of a boy named Ikar (who insists that everyone call him Zucchini) who is left orphaned following a sudden accident and taken to a group foster home where he soon discovers friendship, trust, love, and family. Nearly every scene of the film is rich with emotion, both joy and sadness in equal doses. Our guest Dave Courtney (newly invited to a more formal role in the FoG community) selected this film as an opportunity not only to share some of his personal story, but to give us all the chance to explore our own intersection with the world of adoption, whether literally, figuratively or spiritually.This is a really special film and we have a sensitive and heartfelt discussion about it which we hope will encourage you. Also don't miss a brief excursion through merry old England for episodes 5 & 6 of Season 1 of TED LASSO! Enjoy!4:46 - Business Time (a promotion and a party!)13:59 - TED LASSO, Season 1, Episodes 5 & 6 #tvguideposts39:38 - MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINISee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

This Had Oscar Buzz
162 – The Good Dinosaur (with Kyle Amato)

This Had Oscar Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 114:41


We're doing something a little different this week and setting our sights on one specific Oscar category: Best Animated Feature. This episode, Kyle Amato joins us to talk about The Good Dinosaur, one of the few box office and critical disappointments in the history of Pixar. The story of a timid dinosaur and the human baby … Continue reading "162 – The Good Dinosaur (with Kyle Amato)"

And The Oscar Does Not Go To
Moana vs Zootopia

And The Oscar Does Not Go To

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 91:54


Beautiful, funny, heartwarming and totally controversial..... are ways we can describe this weeks Oscar movies from 2017! We tackle the Best Animated Feature category, which included Moana and the movie it lost to, Zootopia! 

The NOMCAST - Netflix Original Movie Podcast
What Are The Netflix "Big 3" Awards Films For 2021? Plus, Best Animated Feature & Best Documentary Feature w/ Also Mike of Mike, Mike, and Oscar

The NOMCAST - Netflix Original Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 81:15


Marriage Story, The Irishman, The Two Popes. Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. in 2021, what are the "Big 3" Netflix Films that will go the distance this Awards Season? Special guest Also Mike of the Award Season Centric podcast "Mike, Mike, and Oscar" joins us to determine what those films are right now, what films could jump up into that Top 3, what categories could be in trouble for Netflix this year, and much much more. Follow The NOMCAST - Netflix Original Movie Podcast on Twitter/IG @nomcastpod Visit us on the web https://nomcastpod.com/ (https://nomcastpod.com/) Films discussed in this episode include: The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion), Don't Look Up (Adam McKay), Tick, Tick, ... Boom! (Lin Manuel Miranda), The Starling (Theodore Malfi), The Harder They Fall (Jeymes Samuel), The Guilty (Antoine Fuqua), The Mitchells vs The Machines (Michael Rianda/Jeff Rowe), Pray Away (Kristine Stolakis)

We're Watching What?!
We're Interviewing Who?! - Vivo with Director Kirk DeMicco

We're Watching What?!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 20:54


Welcome director Kirk DeMicco for the new animated film Vivo. We chat about balancing visuals and music in a musical film, life regrets, cookies, and career trajectories. More about Vivo: Vivo follows a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively Havana square with his beloved owner Andrés (Buena Vista Social Club's Juan de Marcos). Though they may not speak the same language, Vivo and Andrés are the perfect duo through their common love of music. But when tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval (three-time Grammy-winning Latin pop legend Gloria Estefan), inviting her old partner to her farewell concert in Miami with the hope of reconnecting, it's up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could: A love letter to Marta, written long ago, in the form of a song. Yet in order to get to the distant shores of Miami, Vivo will need to accept the help of Gabi (newcomer Ynairaly Simo) – an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum. More about Kirk: In 2017, Kirk was a creative consultant on Sony Pictures Animation's “The Star.” Prior to joining Sony Pictures Animation, Kirk wrote and co-directed DreamWorks Animation's “The Croods,” which was nominated for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. He made his directorial debut in 2008 with VanGuard Animation's “Space Chimps,” which he also wrote. In addition to many writing credits in both TV and film, Kirk has been fortunate enough to adapt the work of many of his writing heroes such as: Roald Dahl, Jack Kirby and Elmore Leonard, and had the great opportunity to co-write two scripts with comedy legend John Cleese. Kirk was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey and attended University of Southern California where he graduated in 1991 with a degree in economics and political science. He then spent three years in Italy as a journalist for an Italian film-business magazine before moving back to the United States to work for the William Morris Agency in New York City and Los Angeles. Find us at www.werewatchingwhat.com You can watch the film at www.netflix.com/vivo THEDHK can be found at instagram.com/thedhk , twitter.com/thedhk, and facebook.com/thedhkmovies --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Movie Podcast
Interview with Loki Director Kate Herron and The Best Movies and Shows of 2021 So Far

The Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 90:41


THE MOVIE PODCAST is one of Canada's top film and review podcasts. Every week you'll hear film lovers Daniel, Shahbaz, and Anthony discuss the biggest movie news, talk trailers, what's coming soon, ponder a unique topic of show, and speak to special guests from across the film industry. Catch a new episode of The Movie Podcast every Monday and watch out for Review episodes on all the latest movies and series. Follow @TheMoviePodcast on Instagram and Twitter, write into the show, and leave a review on Apple Podcasts!EPISODE #113: Interview with Loki Director Kate Herron and The Best Movies and Shows of 2021 So Far - July 18 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTSREVIEWS: Space Jam: A New Legacy, Roadrunner, Black Widow, The Tomorrow War, Zola, Fear Street Trilogy, F9, Loki, Luca, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, A Quiet Place Part II, In The Heights, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Spiral, Friends Reunion, Cruella, Army of The Dead, Riders of Justice, MODOK, Master of None Season 3, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Wrath of Man, Without Remorse, Mortal Kombat, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Recaps, Mythic Quest: Everlight, Love and Monsters, Shiva Baby, The Unholy, Godzilla vs Kong, and more are available now on The Movie Podcast feed!THIS WEEK: SNAKE EYES REVIEW, OLD REVIEWNEW EPISODES:112: Cinemas Reopen in Ontario and Remembering Richard Donner111: Interview with Nobody's Billy MacLellan and Independence Day Turns 25110: Interview with Black Widow Cinematographer Gabriel Beristain and Transformers Rise of the Beasts Revealed109: Interview with Tara Strong, Voice Acting Legend and Miss Minutes in Loki108: Interview with Tony Bancroft, Disney Animation Veteran, Director of Mulan, and Creator of Pumbaa from The Lion KingThe Movie Podcast is on a mission to hit 200 Apple Podcast reviews before September, click here to head over to our show page on APPLE PODCASTS and leave us a 5 STAR review! FOLLOW USFollow Daniel on Twitter, Instagram, and LetterboxdFollow Shahbaz on Twitter, Instagram, and LetterboxdFollow Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and LetterboxdFollow The Movie Podcast on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Discord, and YouTube MAILBAGNate asks, What is the strangest experience you've ever had inside of a movie theatre?Matt Rorabeck's First Day Back at The Movies INTERVIEW WITH LOKI DIRECTOR KATE HERRON [00:16:30] NEWSNext ‘Star Trek' Film To Be Directed By ‘WandaVision's Matt Shakman; Script By Lindsey Beer & Geneva Robertson-Dworet - Mike Flemming Jr. / DeadlineAnthony Bourdain's AI-Faked Voice in New Documentary Sparks Backlash - Jazz Tangcay / VarietyEmmys: Disney Leads All Combined Nominations as HBO (Thanks to HBO Max) Tops Netflix - Lesley Goldberg / THR QUICK UPDATES:Marko Zaror To Play Keanu Reeves' Adversary in John Wick 4Nicolas Cage Won't Play Joe Exotic as Amazon Shelves ‘Tiger King' ProjectAntonio Banderas Latest Addition To Next Instalment of Indiana JonesJeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett, Con O'Neill Join HBO The Last of Us Series TRAILERS:Deadpool and Korg - Free GuyStuntmanReservation DogsNaked SingularityTitans Season 3 OUT THIS WEEKSnake EyesOldBehind The AttractionWHAT WE'RE WATCHINGAnthony: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Euro Cup Final, Fear Street 1666, Space Jam, Loki, Jolt, Gunpowder Milkshake, Space Jam: A New Legacy, NBA FinalsDaniel: Behind The Attraction, Ted Lasso, Fear Street 1666, Space Jam, Loki, Gunpowder Milkshake, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Space Jam A New Legacy, Wedding Crashers, A Quiet Place Part 2Shahbaz: Fear Street: 1666, Ted Lasso, Schmigadoon!, Gunpowder Milkshake, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Jolt, Loki, Space Jam, Space Jam: A New Legacy, A Quiet Place Part 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest, Behind The Attraction TOPIC OF THE SHOW [01:10:18]Daniel, Shahbaz, and Anthony discuss their favourite movies and shows of the year so far.PLINKIf you run a podcast, PLINK is an essential tool and will send your listeners to the right place, on any device, every time. Affiliate Code: https://plinkhq.com/?via=themoviepodcast 

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Bringin' it Backwards
Interview with Kim Cameron

Bringin' it Backwards

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 25:50


We had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Cameron over Zoom video! Kim Cameron and her collective international players Side FX is a high-energy, 2-time Top 20 Billboard chart-topping deep house sound with placements on Billboard Dance Club, Hot AC, AC, CMJ, AAA, DJ Times, FMQB music charts.  International SingerKim Cameron, who performed twice for the NFL (Giants, Redskins) to over 75,000, performed for the National League (Marlins Baseball), toured across the U.S., Caribbean & across Europe and China. She was also asked to perform at the Xiamen Music Festival in China, receiving an International Exchange Award being the only female asked to perform.Award winning SongwriterAwarded Best Female Emerging Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Live Performance, Semi-Finalists Song of the Year, Winner Accolade Global Film Competition, Best Dance Song, Winner of American Songwriting award & numberous music video awards, just to name a few. You can hear her in stores across the globe and on radio and TV (Bravo, CMTV, Fox Sports, MTV, Discovery, MUN2). FilmmakerKim was an award winner for her musical 'Her Story' by the New York Screenplay, as well as, the Amsterdam Film Festival.  She is also the Screenwriter, Director, and Producer for a full-length animated feature film 'Seaper Powers' which has earned over 28 awards for Best Soundtrack, Best Screenplay, Best Female Director, Best Trailer, and Best Animated Feature.WriterKim began her Broadcast Journalism major as a radio personality for an FM station, and then moved over to writing for  the National Examiner and the Smithsonian.  She is the author of a children's book series called Seaper Powers, which has won several literary awards.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #KimCameron #zoom #aspn #americansongwriter #americansongwriterpodcastnetworkListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL'S ON STORY PODCAST
A Conversation with Brenda Chapman

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL'S ON STORY PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 26:11


This week on On Story, award-winning writer and director Brenda Chapman discusses how female perspective, a love of art, and an understanding of flawed characters influenced her writing in the animated classics The Lion King, The Prince of Egypt, and Brave. Brenda Chapman is an American writer, storyboard artist, and director. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. In 2012, she co-directed the Disney/Pixar film Brave with Mark Andrews, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Writer and Professor Greg Garrett spoke with Chapman about her process of taking ideas from the drawing board to the screen at the Austin Film Festival. Clips of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King & The Rescuers Down Under courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures Clips of The Prince of Egypt courtesy of DreamWorks, LLC Clips of Brave courtesy of Pixar & Disney Enterprises, Inc.

The Cooler Than Ecto Podcast
Oscars Of The 2000s Winners

The Cooler Than Ecto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 53:09


We return with the Winners of our Oscars Of The 2000s! Host Rob Champion and guests Michael Cusumano & Chris Fridda reveal the victors of Academy Award Categories that encompass an entire decade (2000 - 2009). Can Spirited Away beat Pixar staples Wall-E and Ratatouille for Best Animated Feature? Which All-Timer will win Best Director? Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuaron, David Fincher, Terrence Malick, or P.T. Anderson? Also, classics like Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, No Country For Old Man, The Royal Tenenbaums, Master And Commander, and others battle for the title of "Best Picture Of The Decade".

And The Oscar Does Not Go To
Treasure Planet vs Spirited Away

And The Oscar Does Not Go To

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 93:48


Tiff & Wendy take on the Best Animated Feature category of the 2002 Oscars! What was going on with Disney? Why is Spirited Away iconic? Let's chat about it.

Slimehouse
Shrek (2001): 20th Anniversary Special

Slimehouse

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 84:05


On this day in 2001, Shrek was released in theaters nationwide and movies would never be the same. To celebrate, we've chosen Shrek to be our first episode dedicated to an animated feature film... much like how it was the first movie to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature! Special guest Myke Thompson returns to the podcast to discuss this green giant watershed moment, its ripple effect on pop culture, and how it standardized the humor and attitude of Slimehouse.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slimehousepod/support

The BreakCast
The Anniversary Brothers Movie Podcast: Shrek 20th Anniversary

The BreakCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 78:21


The Anniversary Brothers Movie Podcast: Shrek 20th Anniversary Aaron and Josh Sarnecky are here for the May edition of their movie retrospectives. This month they're talking about Shrek for its 20th anniversary. Shrek opened in theaters on May 18, 2001. It is an animated comedy, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and based on a picture book by William Steig. It stars Mike Myers (Bohemian Rhapsody) as an irritable ogre named Shrek. In the film Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz, Vanilla Sky) from a dragon. This is in exchange for the deed to his swamp, where Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow, Interstellar) has forcibly relocated the land's fairytale creatures. Joining Shrek on his journey is Donkey (Eddie Murphy, Coming 2 America), a unique jackass with the ability to talk. But unbeknownst to Shrek, Donkey, and Farquaad, there is more to Princess Fiona than there appears. Shrek was a hit with critics and moviegoers alike. It grossed $484 million worldwide on a $60 million budget. It was nominated at the Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Animated Feature, winning the latter, which was a new category that year. Shrek has since gone on to spawn multiple sequels, a theme park ride, and even a Broadway musical. The Library of Congress added Shrek to the National Film Registry in 2020, a first for an animated feature not produced or distributed by Disney. Josh and Aaron talk about how Shrek fits into their childhood before breaking down its plot, characters, humor, and computer animation. The brothers also go into the film's long production history and legacy. For another animated DreamWorks film, listen to Aaron and Josh talk about The Road to El Dorado. Shrek is streaming on Hulu.

AlmostSideways Podcast
Daly Notes: 2001 Oscars Revisited - Best Animated Feature

AlmostSideways Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021


On this episode of Daly Notes, Adam is still in the #Oscars mind set. So he journeys back 20 years to review 3 films nominated for the first ever Best Animated Feature - Shrek, Monsters Inc., and Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius! We talk about if the Oscars got the winner correct, and he shares the pros and cons of each film!!!Subscribe to the Almost Sideways Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, or Pandora!If you can't subscribe, listen here.Daly Notes is hosted by Adam Daly and is a part of the AlmostSideways family.Find AlmostSideways everywhere!Websitealmostsideways.comFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AlmostSidewayscom-130953353614569/AlmostSideways Twitter: @almostsidewaysTerry's Twitter: @almostsideterryZach's Twitter: @pro_zach36Adam's Twitter: @adamsidewaysiTuneshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/almostsideways-podcast/id1270959022Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7oVcx7Y9U2Bj2dhTECzZ4mStitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/almost-sideways-movie-podcastYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfEoLqGyjn9M5Mr8umWiktA/featured?view_as=subscriberPandorahttps://pandora.app.link/hfYGimTce8

The Empire Film Podcast
#462 — Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan

The Empire Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 93:20


Wild Mountain Thyme, the Ireland-set rom-com that stars Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan, finally arrives on these shores this week, several months after the trailer first set the interwebs ablaze with much speculation and spoofing of the pair's Irish accents. And on this week's show, Chris Hewitt talks to Blunt and Dornan about the movie, about their accents, about working with Christopher Walken, and more in a fun interview that -- full disclosure -- has some sound issues. Still, we hope you'll have a blast. Then, in the virtual podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O'Hara and James Dyer for a fun episode in which they talk about the greatest movie nerbs (or nerds, if you will) and, philosophically, the very nature of nerbery (or nerdery) itself. They also take a look at the Oscar results, talk about a potential Captain America 4, and then review the newly-minted Best Picture winner, Nomadland, next year's Best Animated Feature winner The Mitchells Vs The Machines, Wild Mountain Thyme, and Michael B. Jordan actioner, Without Remorse. Meanwhile, Chris is wildly inconsistent in his views on pooping into buckets. Baffled? You won't be. Probably. Enjoy.

The Movie Podcast
What Happened at The 2021 Oscars?

The Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 85:06


THE MOVIE PODCAST is one of Canada's top film and review podcasts. Every week you'll hear film lovers Daniel, Shahbaz, and Anthony discuss the biggest movie news, talk trailers, what's coming soon, ponder a unique topic of show, and speak to special guests from across the film industry. Catch a new episode of The Movie Podcast every Monday and watch out for Review episodes on all the latest movies and series. Follow @TheMoviePodcast on Instagram and Twitter, write into the show, and leave a review on Apple Podcasts!EPISODE #101: What Happened at The 2021 Oscars? - April 26, 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTSREVIEWS: Mortal Kombat, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Recaps, Mythic Quest: Everlight, Love and Monsters, Shiva Baby, The Unholy, Godzilla vs Kong, and more are available now on The Movie Podcast feed!THIS WEEK: Without Remorse Review - Wednesday April 28 @ 12PM ESTGIVEAWAY: WE'RE GIVING AWAY $100 iTUNES CARD. Follow us @TheMoviePodcast for details.The Movie Podcast is on a mission to hit 200 Apple Podcast reviews before September, click here to head over to our show page on APPLE PODCASTS and leave us a 5 STAR review!PLINKIf you run a podcast, PLINK is an essential tool and will send your listeners to the right place, on any device, every time. Affiliate Code: https://plinkhq.com/?via=themoviepodcast FOLLOW USFollow Daniel on Twitter, Instagram, and LetterboxdFollow Shahbaz on Twitter, Instagram, and LetterboxdFollow Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, and LetterboxdFollow The Movie Podcast on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, and YouTube NEWSEmilia Clarke and Olivia Coleman Join Marvel's ‘Secret Invasion' at Disney Plus - Matt Donnelly / VarietyJoaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers & Justin K. Thompson Directing Sequel To ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' - Matt Grobar / DeadlineTV Ratings: Oscars Plummet to Record Low, Down 58% Compared to Last Year - Mónica Marie Zorrilla / Variety'Captain America 4' in the Works With 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Showrunner Malcolm Spellman - Borys Kit, Aaron Couch / THRQuick Updates:Oscar Winner ‘Another Round' In Remake Deal With Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, Makeready & Endeavor ContentRussell Crow to play Zeus in Thor Love and ThunderJim Henson Biopic in the worksCODA Hits Apple TV+ August 13John Wick Spinoff Series ‘The Continental' Will Focus on a Young Winston, Have 90-Minute Episodes TRAILERSShang Chi and The Legend of The Ten RingsAnnetteTed Lasso: Season 2West Side StoryNight WalkMaster of None: Season 3The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It OUT THIS WEEKWithout Remorse - April 30 / Prime VideoThe Mitchells vs The Machines - April 30 / Netflix WHAT WE'RE WATCHINGAnthony: Peaky Blinders, The Mitchell's vs The Machine's, Captain America: Winter Solider, The Falcon and The Winter Solider, Guardians of The Galaxy 2, Mortal Kombat, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of UltronDaniel: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, Steve Jobs, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Mortal Kombat (2021), Without Remorse, Invincible, Moneyball, Oscars, Oceans 11Shahbaz: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, Ant Man and The Wasp, Invincible, Sound of Metal, Dave, Mortal Kombat (2021), Without Remorse, 93rd Oscars TOPIC OF THE SHOWDaniel, Shahbaz, & Anthony recap everything that happened at the 93rd Oscars.

canada steve jobs oscars love metal sound avengers spider man into the spider verse godzilla monsters ant man kong academy awards best actor wasp zeus father spider man awkwafina falcon mortal kombat revenge best director best picture best animated short unholy aaron sorkin chadwick boseman avengers age avengers age of ultron guardians of the galaxy best original screenplay glenn close best documentary short viola davis predictions nominations carey mulligan giveaway daniel kaluuya apple podcast west side story discord best supporting actor best documentary feature best actress christopher nolan ryan coogler anthony hopkins appian way jena friedman winter soldier best adapted screenplay best supporting actress movie podcast gary oldman frances mcdormand sacha baron cohen hillbilly elegy coda best picture nominees secret invasion olivia colman shang chi mank best cinematography riz ahmed invincible lakeith stanfield another round best animated feature moneyball oscar nominees tenet vanessa kirby ant man and the wasp love and monsters master of none best original score amanda seyfried guardians of the galaxy 2 andra day captain america sam wilson peaky blinders oscars nominations oceans 11 winter solider nomadland steven yeun olivia coleman chloe zhao oscars predictions plink best visual effects best production design eric roth emilia clark ashley fox marc platt shahbaz thomas vinterberg dan mazer academy awards predictions best film editing best sound tony leung thor love without remorse kenny lucas joaquim dos santos keith lucas godzilla vs kong emerald fennell best live action short ted lasso
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast
Oscars 2021 Review and the DISASTROUS Ending

AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 99:32


Today’s episode includes: • Soul won for Best Animated Feature and If Anything Happens I Love You won for Best Animated Short • Nomadland wins Best Picture and talking about other winners • Review of the 93rd Academy Awards show

Best Original Podcast
‘Husakiv’ for Best Original Song (And Other Oscar Predictions) - With Kyle Genther!

Best Original Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 81:39


By popular demand (and because I had already scheduled him anyway), my former high school calligraphy teacher, Kyle “Mr. Genther” Genther, returned to Best Original Podcast for us to make our boldest Oscar predictions. Thomas Vinterberg for Best Director? ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ for Best Animated Feature? ‘Mank’ for Best Picture? We didn’t actually predict any of those…but it would be crazy whacky sexy fun if they happened! But when all is said and done, all that really matters this awards season is that ‘Husavik’ is given its rightful Oscar glory, ensuring a spot in cinema history for ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.’ Big thank you to Mr. Genther, who will be returning after Sunday’s ceremony to talk about the results. Listen and subscribe on Spotify Subscribe to us, rate us, and review us on Apple Podcasts  Follow us on Twitter @PodBestOriginal We’re also available on Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever else you listen to all your silly little shows Best Original Podcast is a proud member of Light Switch Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @LightSwitchPod, and be sure to check out the other outstanding shows we have to offer: Half Asian Half Hour, Popcorn Restaurant, Long Live King Bitch, and Want To Game

Dying of Laughter
Losing Your Son in a Car Accident After Cancer with Shelley Buck

Dying of Laughter

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 52:09


Shelley Buck is an author, artist, and jewelry designer who moved from the Midwest to California to follow her dream of working for Disney. When her first son, Ryder, 22, was diagnosed with cancer she began to write their story. Her lessons in parenting and the power of Ryder’s spirit offer profound messages for living in the light. Her book, "Leave Your Light On", is about the life and death of her first son, Ryder, who beat cancer only to die in a car accident a few months later. Shelley is married to film director Chris Buck, best known for co-directing Frozen (2013), which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2014, and Frozen II (2019). @shelraebuck Say hi! @dyingoflaughter_podcast / DyingOfLaughterPodcast@gmail.com Do you like this show? Leaving a review on Apple Podcasts is extremely appreciated...I read & cherish every single one! Thank you so much for being here!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Ink N' Paint Club Podcast
239. 2021 Academy Awards Show (Best Animated Features & Short Films)

The Ink N' Paint Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 80:53


Put on a nice suit or dress and gather 'round as we talk about the 2021 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short Film. Click here for links to all our pages: https://linktr.ee/inknpaintclub Check out the Geekly Grind: https://www.thegeeklygrind.com/ Music by Ska Tune Network

Misfit Pandemia
Just Do It | Hal Hickel - Visual Effects Animator

Misfit Pandemia

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 69:26


Hal Hickel | Visual Effects Animatorhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382579/Hal Hickel joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1996 as an animator for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. On his next production, he was promoted to lead animator and given responsibility for the animation of several characters in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. In 2000, Hickel was moved up to animation supervisor, teaming up with multi-Academy Award winning visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren on Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence.His special interest in animation lies in the challenge of integrating fantastic characters and creatures into live-action films. Hickel has since supervised the animation work on Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Iron Man and the first three films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.In 2007, his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was recognized with both an Academy Award ® for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects and the BAFTA for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.Hickel was the Animation Supervisor on Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi epic, Pacific Rim for which he received his fifth BAFTA nomination and a Visual Effects Society Nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects. Prior to that, he was the Animation Director on ILM’s first  feature, Rango which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In 2016, Hickel took on the task of animating the epic battle between orcs &humans in Warcraft. He served as Animation Supervisor in a galaxy far, far away for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which earned him, Oscar, BAFTA and VES award nominations for visual effects. More recently he supervised animation in the train heist sequence in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and is now Animation Supervisor on Lucasfilm’s first live action Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian.Originally from Portland, Oregon, Hickel studied Film Graphics at California Institute of the Arts before being hired by Will Vinton Studios as a clay animator and motion control operator for commercials and television specials featuring the California Raisins, amongst other characters. Hickel left Vinton in 1994 to join Pixar as an animator on their first  animated feature, Toy Story. Upon completing Toy Story, Hickel was hired at ILM.

AwardsWatch Oscar and Emmy Podcasts
Oscar Podcast #80: Final Oscar predictions with The Oscar Expert and Brother Bro

AwardsWatch Oscar and Emmy Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 113:30


It's hard to believe but this is the first, and only, Oscar podcast I've done for this extended and wild Oscar season. I've guested on quite a few in recents months but had opted out of doing my own during this period. That ends today as I am joined by two young upstarts in the Oscar prediction community who've really blown up in the last couple of years: The Oscar Expert (Cole) and Brother Bro (Justin). I've had the pleasure of being a guest on their show twice and it was time I returned the favor. In this podcast, which was also recorded as a video (see below), the three of us go over what an exceptional year its been and we finally near the big finale of the 93rd Academy Awards. We address the last-minute frontrunner hit pieces that fell at Nomadland's feet, take on every single category in depth and make our cases in some of the tough categories like Best Actress, which I saved until just before Best Picture. You can find The Oscar Expert on his popular YouTube channel (here) where he and Brother Bro have dropped their final Oscar predictions, which were recorded before this podcast. You can also find them on Twitter @expert_oscar and @withbrotherbro. This podcast is sponsored by the Apple Original Film Wolfwalkers, Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature. A girl goes to Ireland with her father to track the last pack of wolves and undergoes a magical transformation. Go to fyc.appletvplus.com for more. This is the breakdown of categories and time stamps for this Final Oscar Predictions podcast. 0:00 - 0:22 - Apple TV+ Wolfwalkers sponsorship announcement 0:22 - 0:37 - Wolfwalkers advertisement 0:37 - 1:00 - "and the Oscar goes to..." 1:00 - 8:00 - State of the Race, fake ‘Nomadland’ controversies, anonymous Oscar ballots 8:00 - 13:45 - Live Action Short 13:45 - 16:50 - Documentary Short Subject 16:50 - 20:10 - Animated Short 20:10 - 23:20 - International Feature Film 23:20 - 29:10 Documentary Feature/Netflix domination of below the line nominations 29:10 - 30:40 - Animated Feature 30:40 - 32:15 Visual Effects 32:15 - 36:00 - Sound 36:00 - 42:40 - Original Song 42:40 - 44:25 - Original Score 44:25 - 47:00 - Makeup and Hairstyling 47:00 - 48:10 - Costume Design 48:10 - 51:45 - Production Design* 51:45 - 54:20 - Cinematography/Oscars being shot on film 54:20 - 58:40 - Film Editing 58:40 - 1:02:00 - Original Screenplay 1:02:00 - 1:05:40 -  Adapted Screenplay/Female screenwriter Oscar winners 1:05:40 - 1:13:10 - Supporting Actress/What is Oscar bait now/New Academy members 1:13:10 - 1:16:30 - Supporting Actor 1:16:30 - 1:26:10 - Best Actor/BAFTA talk 1:26:10 - 1:28:50 - Best Director 1:28:50 - 1:44:40 -  Best Actress 1:44:40 - 1:53:25 - Best Picture/closing thoughts/win we want to see the most 1:53:25 - 1:53:55 - Wolfwalkers advertisement *One correction: in the discussion of Production Design I mention a stat about the last film to be Best Picture-nominated and then only win Production Design was 1953's Julius Caesar. I was wrong, it's 1978's Heaven Can Wait. With intro and exit, this podcast runs 1h 53m 30s

FilmWeek
FilmWeek Critic Charles Solomon On The Art, Music And Stunning Visuals Of The Oscar-Nominated Film ‘WolfWalkers’

FilmWeek

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 9:09


The animated feature film “WolfWalkers,” from Cartoon Saloon, is nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Academy Awards.  FilmWeek, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine critic Charles Solomon’s new book “The Art Of WolfWalkers,” (Abrams, 2020) dives into the visually stunning film and how the elements came together. The book is filled with hand-drawn sketches, paintings, digital renderings and more that exhibit the specific artistic style of Cartoon Saloon. “WolfWalkers” is available to stream on AppleTV+. Guest: Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine

Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast
83 - Best Animated Feature Nominees: Oscars 2021

Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 75:13


We conclude our 2021 Oscars coverage with the nominees for Best Animated Feature! Once again we've invited all of the nominees in this category to speak with us and we are thrilled to share them with you. Here's a table of contents for each interview, along with the names of all the nominees, this time in reverse alphabetical order: 00:01:22 - WOLFWALKERS - Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young, and Stéphan Roelants 00:16:08 - SOUL - Pete Docter and Dana Murray 00:29:00 - A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON - Richard Phelan, Will Becher, and Paul Kewley 00:42:54 - OVER THE MOON - Glen Keane, Gennie Rim, and Peilin Chou 01:01:52 - ONWARD - Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae Congratulations and many, many thanks to all of the nominees. We'd also like to thank Apple, Pixar, Disney, and Netflix for helping coordinate these interviews and for providing film clips to share. Don't miss these incredible animated films: https://www.wolfwalkers.movie/ (WOLFWALKERS) https://movies.disney.com/soul (SOUL) https://www.netflix.com/title/80242602 (A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON) https://www.overthemoonnetflix.com/ (OVER THE MOON) https://movies.disney.com/onward (ONWARD) Please subscribe to Sound + Vision Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast https://linktr.ee/dolbyinstitute (wherever you get your podcasts). You can also check out the https://youtube.com/dolby (video) for this episode. Learn more about the https://www.dolby.com/institute/ (Dolby Institute) and check out https://www.dolby.com/ (Dolby.com). Connect with Dolby on https://www.instagram.com/dolbylabs/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/Dolby (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/Dolby/ (Facebook), or https://www.linkedin.com/company/6229/ (LinkedIn). 

The BraveMaker Podcast
110: If Anything Happens I Love You: The Oscar Nominated, Short Animated Film on Netflix

The BraveMaker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 46:56


https://www.instagram.com/ifanything_film/ Discussion with the OSCAR NOMINATED filmmakers of Netflix's IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU. Will McCormack & Michael Govier (Directors) are making their directorial debut with, “If Anything Happens I Love You.” McCormack and Govier are producers, writers, actors and directors. McCormack wrote “Toy Story 4” and “Celeste and Jesse Forever.” Govier has written multiple short films, plays and performed on tv and commercials. https://www.instagram.com/willmccormack/ https://www.instagram.com/drgovier/ Maryann Garger (Producer) Maryann Garger is currently developing and producing the feature animated film, “Groove” with Jamie Foxx and Michael Becker. She previously produced on the hit Lego family film franchise, “The Lego Ninjago Movie” starring Jackie Chan for Warner Brothers Studios. She was a producer on the acclaimed DreamWorks and Aardman Animation comedy adventure “Flushed Away,” directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell, which swept the 2006 Annie Awards with five wins and three nominations and earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Animated Feature. She later reunited with Bowers producing his 2009 feature “Astro Boy” for Imagi/Summit Entertainment. She then returned to DreamWorks to produce the family animated film “B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations” starring Seth Rogen, Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.Garger's animation producing credits also include the award-winning animated theatrical short “First Flight,” which screened to acclaim at film festivals including SXSW, Tribeca and Montreal International. She also produced the family theatrical Lego Ninjago short, “The Master” and two animated “Astro Boy” shorts. Her most recent caused-based short, “If Anything Happens I Love You”, directed by Will McCormack (writer, Toy Story 4) and Michael Govier was a labor of love. It is currently on the festival and awards circuit for 2020.Garger began her career at Walt Disney Feature Animation, on the animated feature “Pocahontas,” before segueing to a 20-year tenure at DreamWorks. There, she was among the first employees to build DreamWorks' animation division, under Jeffrey Katzenberg, and rose through the ranks from Production Manager, Line Producer, Production Executive, Creative Executive to ultimately Producer, working on such memorable titles as “Madagascar,” “Shrek”, “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” and “Prince of Egypt.” Following that, she produced for Warner Bros. On the animation television side, Garger was the Supervising Producer on the satirical DreamWorks & Fox prime time animated series “Neighbors from Hell,” which aired on TBS. She is a recent member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bravemaker/support

Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast
82 - Best Cinematography Nominees: Oscars 2021

Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 56:52


We continue our 2021 Oscars coverage with the nominees for Best Cinematography! We have once again invited every nominee to join us, and we were very pleased to sit down with three inspiring cinematographers: Sean Bobbitt, Erik Messerschmidt, and Phedon Papamichael. (Unfortunately, the other two nominees, Dariusz Wolski and Joshua James Richards, were unable to find time, as they are on location filming their next projects.) Here's a table of contents, in case you'd like to jump around: 00:01:46 - JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH - Sean Bobbitt, B.S.C. 00:21:37 - MANK - Erik Messerschmidt, A.S.C. 00:35:23 - THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 - Phedon Papamichael, A.S.C. Many thanks to Sean, Erik, and Phedon for joining us and congratulations to all of the nominees! Here they are, once again in alphabetical order: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH - Sean Bobbitt, B.S.C. MANK - Erik Messerschmidt, A.S.C. NEWS OF THE WORLD - Dariusz Wolski, A.S.C. NOMADLAND - Joshua James Richards, A.S.C. THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 - Phedon Papamichael, A.S.C. We would also like to thank the folks at Warner Bros, Netflix, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for helping us pull these interviews together (in record time!) and for all the wonderful film clips.  Don't miss these incredible films: https://www.judasandtheblackmessiah.com/ (JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH) https://www.netflix.com/mank (MANK) https://www.universalpictures.com/movies/news-of-the-world (NEWS OF THE WORLD) https://www.hulu.com/nomadland-movie (NOMADLAND) https://www.netflix.com/title/81043755 (THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7) We have one more episode just like this one — for Best Animated Feature — coming up. So if you haven't already, please subscribe to Sound + Vision Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast https://linktr.ee/dolbyinstitute (wherever you get your podcasts). You can also check out the https://youtube.com/dolby (video) for this episode. Learn more about the https://www.dolby.com/institute/ (Dolby Institute) and check out https://www.dolby.com/ (Dolby.com). Connect with Dolby on https://www.instagram.com/dolbylabs/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/Dolby (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/Dolby/ (Facebook), or https://www.linkedin.com/company/6229/ (LinkedIn). Movie buff? Follow Dolby Cinema on https://www.instagram.com/dolbycinema/?hl=en (Instagram). Apple Podcasts Episode Summary: It's an honor just to interview the nominated. SoundCloud Show Notes: We continue our 2021 Oscars coverage with the nominees for Best Cinematography! We have once again invited every nominee to join us, and we were very pleased to sit down with three inspiring cinematographers: Sean Bobbitt, Erik Messerschmidt, and Phedon Papamichael. (Unfortunately, the other two nominees, Dariusz Wolski and Joshua James Richards, were unable to find time, as they are on location filming their next projects.) Here's a table of contents, in case you'd like to jump around: 00:01:46- JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH - Sean Bobbitt, B.S.C. 00:21:37 - MANK - Erik Messerschmidt, A.S.C. 00:35:23 - THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 - Phedon Papamichael, A.S.C. Many thanks to Sean, Erik, and Phedon for joining us and congratulations to all of the nominees! Here they are, once again in alphabetical order: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH - Sean Bobbitt, B.S.C. MANK - Erik Messerschmidt, A.S.C. NEWS OF THE WORLD - Dariusz Wolski, A.S.C. NOMADLAND - Joshua James Richards, A.S.C. THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 - Phedon Papamichael, A.S.C. We would also like to thank the folks at Warner Bros, Netflix, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for helping us pull these interviews together (in record time!) and for all the wonderful film clips.  Don't miss these incredible films: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH - https://www.judasandtheblackmessiah.com/ MANK - https://www.netflix.com/mank NEWS OF THE WORLD -...

Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast
81 - Best Sound Nominees: Oscars 2021

Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 76:03


Perhaps unsurprisingly for the Dolby Institute Podcast, we begin our 2021 Oscars coverage with the nominees for Best Sound! This is a very special episode for us because it is the first time we've interviewed all the nominees for a category and edited them together into a single podcast. Our hope is that if you are an Oscar voter — either as an Academy member or as a fan participating in your annual office pool — you'll have a much better idea of what to watch for and (more importantly) what to listen for as you get to the Best Sound category on your ballot.  We had some amazing conversations with each of the teams and we hope you find them as entertaining and as enlightening as we did. Here's a table of contents, in case you'd like to jump around: 00:00:48 - GREYHOUND 00:14:53 - MANK 00:27:01 - NEWS OF THE WORLD 00:43:13 - SOUL 00:58:00 - SOUND OF METAL Congratulations and many, many thanks to all of the nominees! Here they are, once again in alphabetical order: GREYHOUND - Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman MANK - Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin NEWS OF THE WORLD - Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett SOUL - Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker SOUND OF METAL - Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh We would also like to thank the folks at Apple, Netflix, Universal Pictures, Disney, Pixar, Amazon, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for helping us pull these interviews together (in record time!) and for all the wonderful film clips.  Don't miss these incredible films: https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/greyhound/umc.cmc.o5z5ztufuu3uv8lx7m0jcega (GREYHOUND) https://www.netflix.com/mank (MANK) https://www.universalpictures.com/movies/news-of-the-world (NEWS OF THE WORLD) https://movies.disney.com/soul (SOUL) https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Metal-Riz-Ahmed/dp/B08KZCFW1C (SOUND OF METAL) For a deeper dive into "Mank" and "Soul," be sure to check out our recent episodes with the directors of those films. And because we got so much good stuff from each of these interviews, we hope to release some of those in their entirety as bonus episodes in the coming weeks. We have two more episodes just like this one — for the Best Cinematography and Best Animated Feature categories — coming up. So if you haven't already, please subscribe to Sound + Vision Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast https://linktr.ee/dolbyinstitute (wherever you get your podcasts). You can also check out the https://youtube.com/dolby (video) for this episode. Learn more about the https://www.dolby.com/institute/ (Dolby Institute) and check out https://www.dolby.com/ (Dolby.com). Connect with Dolby on https://www.instagram.com/dolbylabs/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/Dolby (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/Dolby/ (Facebook), or https://www.linkedin.com/company/6229/ (LinkedIn). Movie buff? Follow Dolby Cinema on https://www.instagram.com/dolbycinema/?hl=en (Instagram).

Rachel's Reviews
2000 Animated Oscars...And the Nominees Are?

Rachel's Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 18:29


Today e are going back to the year 2000 to guess what would have been nominated if the Best Animated Feature prize had existed. There's everything from magic puddings to dinosaurs! What would be your nominees? For the rest of my Animated Oscars series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7wz447AgL4x2fxnrGhVdu-6ZZa8v18Vl Get your #animationjunkie merchandise https://www.teepublic.com/stores/hallmarkies?utm_campaign=Hallmarkies&utm_medium=8581&utm_source=affiliate Listen to Hallmarkies Podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hallmarkies-podcast/id1296728288 Follow Rachel's Reviews on Itunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rachels-reviews/id1278536301?mt=2 To see all my Family Movie Night reviews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py6obIJMCfE&list=PL7wz447AgL4yAT7WALhqQASaJPunxdFoW Follow my blog at https://rachelsreviews.net Follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/rachel_reviews Follow me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/smilingldsgirlreviews/ Listen to Hallmarkies Podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hallmarkies-podcast/id1296728288

Back to the Decade
March 2011 - Rango, The Lincoln Lawyer, Limitless

Back to the Decade

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 99:04


Season 2 is off and running with 3 films that few people probably remember existing. One won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. One was based on a Best-selling book. The other became a network TV series 4 full years after being released in theaters. We break it all down, including the fascinating careers of the movie stars at the center of these films.Hosted By: Thomas Adams and Nick HoffmanTheme Song By: Kyle KingTwitter: @DecadePodFacebook: Back To The DecadeEmail us at backtothedecade@gmail.comWe Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispodwww.wemadethispod.com

Bad Dads Film Review
Avengers Endgame & Spider-Man Into The Multi-Verse

Bad Dads Film Review

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 117:28


The Marvel Cinematic Universe has made in excess of 23 billion dollars worldwide since Iron Man's debut in 2008 and superhero movies have become so ubiquitous that we take them for granted but this wasn't always the case. When I was younger, the notion that there might be a shared cinematic universe featuring even top tier Marvel characters seemed fanciful, never mind the fact that we now have entire movies dedicated to the exploits of talking foxes and mono-sentenced walking trees. 22 movies later the first phase of Marvel Studio's movies has completed and now it's time for the Bad Dads to have their say. We begin this weeks episode with the top 5 Memorable Marvel Moments and it's fair to say that not all of the Dads have done their homework.Where else could we start but right at the end with 2019's thrilling conclusion to the epic Infinity War Saga, Avengers: Endgame. Peter Andre is essentially a virgin where it comes to comic book movies - make up your own joke about Marvel nerds being virgins because I seriously can't be bothered - we're sure to scrutinise directors Joe and Anthony Russo's movie unlike anyone else.Our kids program this week is the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The first animated film in the Spider-Man franchise features a script by one half of the filmmaking duo Lord & Miller and the voice talents of well known actors such as Lily Tomlin, Liev Schreiber, Nic Cage and Mahershala Ali alongside less well known actors Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld. It was the first non-Disney/Pixar film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature since 2011's Rango but does it have enough in it's locker to impress a less than enthusiastic Peter?We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. Try us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review or on our website baddadsfilm.com.Until next time, we remain...Bad Dads 

Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast
The AFA Podcast Interview: Dalibor Baric (Independent animator).

Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 21:51


Welcome to another edition of the AFA Podcast's Interview series. In this edition Evan Vernon chats with indie Croatian animator Dalibor Barić. You may not be familiar with the name but Dalibor is a genuine independent: he animated, wrote, edited, scored and directed the feature Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus single handedly. Watery Rebus was nominated for multiple awards and has been entered for the Best Animated Feature category at the Oscars. Find out about Dalibor's journey here.     SHOW NOTES   Dalibor Barić   Rent Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus here via Laemmle Virtual Cinema (US only)

AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast
Internet Outrage and the Award Stage

AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2021 147:17


Today’s episode includes: Soul wins Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score at the 78th Golden Globe Awards Soul and Wolfwalkers lead the nominations for the 48th Annie Awards Minions: The Rise of Gru delayed to July 1, 2022 6 lesser-known Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist imagery Lola Bunny has a new look for Space Jam: A New Legacy and the Internet doesn’t find her attractive enough

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
Scott Aukerman (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 72:52


SCOTT AUKERMAN is an Emmy winning creator, producer, host, writer, and creator, known for launching and successfully sustaining the parody talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!. The show's 5th season premiered on June 3, 2016 on IFC with Weird Al serving as bandleader, with the 2nd part of season 5 coming back to IFC in October 2016. Past guests include Zoe Saldana, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Hamm, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Seth Rogen, Thomas Lennon, Zach Galifianakis, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, and Michael Cera. This past year, Aukerman wrote the hilarious 67th Primetime Emmy Awards with Andy Samberg. Aukerman's production company, CBB Productions, is currently developing multiple projects for a variety of networks and NBC Universal’s Seeso has added two shows run by CBB and executive produced by Scott, including the highly-anticipated reality spoof show "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" and "Take My Wife.” In addition, Aukerman is also the co-creator, co-producer, co-writer and a director of the Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns with Zach GalifIanakis. The faux talk show, has featured interviews with Brad Pitt, James Franco, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams, just to name a few. The series received worldwide attention for a recent installment featuring President Barack Obama, for which Aukerman won an Emmy and in 2015 won again for the episode featuring Brad Pitt. Aukerman began his career as a writer and performer on the Emmy nominated HBO cult classic "Mr. Show" and came full circle when he recently wrote and starred in Bob Odenkirk and David Cross' new Netflix show called “With Bob and David.” In 2010, Aukerman co-founded the Earwolf Podcast Network as an umbrella to a number of podcasts including the one he hosts, "Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast". As a writer, Aukerman worked on the DreamWorks picture "Shark Tale", which was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” in 2005 and recently, Aukerman added comic book writer to his ever-growing resume penning such comics such as "Deadpool" and "Secret Wars Journal #3" for Marvel.

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
Scott Aukerman (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 69:27


SCOTT AUKERMAN is an Emmy winning creator, producer, host, writer, and creator, known for launching and successfully sustaining the parody talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!. The show's 5th season premiered on June 3, 2016 on IFC with Weird Al serving as bandleader, with the 2nd part of season 5 coming back to IFC in October 2016. Past guests include Zoe Saldana, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Hamm, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Seth Rogen, Thomas Lennon, Zach Galifianakis, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, and Michael Cera. This past year, Aukerman wrote the hilarious 67th Primetime Emmy Awards with Andy Samberg. Aukerman's production company, CBB Productions, is currently developing multiple projects for a variety of networks and NBC Universal’s Seeso has added two shows run by CBB and executive produced by Scott, including the highly-anticipated reality spoof show "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" and "Take My Wife.” In addition, Aukerman is also the co-creator, co-producer, co-writer and a director of the Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns with Zach GalifIanakis. The faux talk show, has featured interviews with Brad Pitt, James Franco, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams, just to name a few. The series received worldwide attention for a recent installment featuring President Barack Obama, for which Aukerman won an Emmy and in 2015 won again for the episode featuring Brad Pitt. Aukerman began his career as a writer and performer on the Emmy nominated HBO cult classic "Mr. Show" and came full circle when he recently wrote and starred in Bob Odenkirk and David Cross' new Netflix show called “With Bob and David.” In 2010, Aukerman co-founded the Earwolf Podcast Network as an umbrella to a number of podcasts including the one he hosts, "Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast". As a writer, Aukerman worked on the DreamWorks picture "Shark Tale", which was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” in 2005 and recently, Aukerman added comic book writer to his ever-growing resume penning such comics such as "Deadpool" and "Secret Wars Journal #3" for Marvel.

IntercutPod
BEST DOCUMENTARIES AND INTERNATIONAL FEATURES SHORTLISTS #98

IntercutPod

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 98:38


The Academy Awards released their shortlists in several categories, notably the Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature and Best Animated Feature categories. Art and Zach navigate the shortlists to figure out what missed the cut, what films were shortlisted, and the 5 movies in each category that deserve Oscars recognition. TIMECODES... 0:00 Intro 1:48 What made the Documentary shortlist / what was snubbed? 09:54 Our Top 5 from the Shortlist 38:36 Other favorites from 2020 42:50 Thoughts on Emile Mosseri 46:17 Best Narrative-Based Video Games 53:50 What made the International shortlist / what was snubbed? 57:46 Our favorites that weren't submitted 01:02:43 Our favorites that didn't make the shortlist 01:07:32 Our Top 5 from the Shortlist 01:21:49 Animated Features shortlist If you like this podcast share it and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts! www.theatzshow.com/intercut Facebook - Facebook.com/IntercutPod Instagram - Instagram.com/IntercutPod Twitter - Twitter.com/IntercutPod YouTube - YouTube.com/IntercutPod

The Playlist Podcast Network
Carlos López Estrada, Don Hall, and Qui Nguyen Talk 'Raya and the Last Dragon,' Exhilarating Action, and Clarify 'R-Rated Storyboards' [The Fourth Wall #31]

The Playlist Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 23:42


“Raya and the Last Dragon,” the upcoming action-adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios, features set pieces and genre thrills that feel wholly unique among their 59 film animated catalog. Starring Kelly Marie Tran as the titular warrior, “Raya” is set in the mythical world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons once lived together in harmony. Sadly, that harmony was short-lived when the Druun, sinister monsters, threatened the land, and the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. 500 years later, Raya must find the last dragon, Sisu (Awkwafina) to defeat the Druun for good. "Raya" sees Disney veteran Don Hall team up with Indie breakout Carlos López-Estrada to co-direct the project. Hall's previous work in the House of Mouse included "Big Hero 6" and "Moana," for which he won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature for the former. Meanwhile, Estrada is best known for directing the critically acclaimed and criminally underseen "Blindspotting," and for his extensive work in music videos. "Raya" co-writer Qui Nguyen (who wrote the screenplay alongside Adele Lim) is an artistic director for the Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, and an accomplished playwright, with some of his work including "Vietgone," "Living Dead in Denmark," and "She Kills Monsters". Nguyen has also had a successful career in television, working on AMC's "Dispatches from Nowhere" and "The Society." As mentioned during the Early Press Day panels, "Raya" is through and through an action movie. It was important for the team to take bold creative swings ensuring the film stood out from Disney's other animated films but also felt like part of the family. "That was a thing we were really looking for," said Estrada. "How can we present this film that feels like something you may have seen before, an epic adventure, [but with] our own little spin, and how can it feel and sound? Every time it felt like we were doing something traditionally, we would just try to give it a little bit of a twist, which is what makes the movie feel so different." Hall emphasized that, while the action of "Raya" is important, what was paramount was not sacrificing the story in its favor. "Every [action] scene carried narrative," said Hall, "we tried to [give] each a different profile, flavor, tempo, and even musical structure. They all are different and all are trying to accomplish different things story-wise. Some are more comedic, some not at all, and everything in between." There were some rumors floating around about the potential R-rated violence in the action scenes of "Raya," but the group was quick to clarify. "We sort of said that in jest," said Hall, "a couple of our [storyboard] artists really indulged themselves, but we knew we were gonna back off on certain things like blood. There is a particular sword fight that is crazy intense. I don't think we held back in terms of visceral impact, [and] I think that comes because you care about the characters." Nguyen added, "Just as a credit [to Disney], some of the themes and ideas do feel adult and do feel heightened and real, and honestly, we never got [pushback] because everything is so grounded in story and feels very deliberate and necessary." What these other projects may or may not be aside, "Raya and the Last Dragon" looks to be a stellar addition to Disney's animated legacy. During our conversation, we also discuss "Raya's" filmmaking influences such as Danny Boyle, Edgar Wright, and Taika Waititi, the film's timely themes, and much more. "Raya and the Last Dragon" hits theaters and Disney+ March 5th. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message

Two Dudes Watch Cartoons
8. This is My Swamp! Oscar-Award Winner, Shrek

Two Dudes Watch Cartoons

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 51:19


Two Dudes revisit one of the most important animated films of our time. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Shrek's cinematic debut, Dreamwork's first foray into CGI and the first ever Academy Award-winning Best Animated Feature. Shrek features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2dudeswatchcartoons/support

Bad Dads Film Review
What We Do In The Shadows & Missing Link

Bad Dads Film Review

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 76:18


When I was 7 years old I had a recurring nightmare for a while in which a Tyrannosaurus-Rex would grow from a single pixel on my old CRT television, slowly at first and then emerging far beyond the edge of the screen until its tremendous body broke through the ceiling. Pausing for a dreadful roar it devours me in a single mercifully quick obliteration. The television itself was a PHILIPS 27CS6895 BACH but I don't remember the movie I watched which no doubt inspired those terrifying sleepless nights. Thankfully we do remember a whole bunch of other stuff which we're going to talk about in the Top 5 Characters Which Scared You As A Kid.Howie needs to get a room with Taika Waititi because this isn't the first time he's chosen one of his movies. Can he continue his unbeaten approval streak with 2014's vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows? Stuart Rutherford's magnificently layered Stu is the star of the show in this Wellington based comedy alongside supporting characters from Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh and Ben Fransham. Quirky, New Zealand based comedy has consistently tickled all of the Dads so it was a sure thing that we would all love this.Picking a film as your kids choice is always a risky move: anything longer than 20 minutes risks derision from your fellow fathers so it was brave of Howie to proffer the Laika animation Missing Link. The incredible stop-motion techniques that create their unique and truly astounding visuals ensured they won Best Animated Feature at the 2020 Golden Globes so we settled down with our families and checked it out.Come chat with us in the virtual world in various places. Sidey and Reegs are usually skulking around @dads_film or on Facebook and Howie runs the instagram page so it would be really cool if everyone started posting pictures of Brighton Rock to it and giving him abuse, what do you say guys, come on people you can do this etc.We deliver this content for you and more over at baddadsfilm.com and we love doing it but we would totally sell out in a heartbeat for anyone who wants to offer us money for it and I reckon we are probably cheaper to buy than you think, it can be subtle stuff like running your ads, pimping your movies, attending your premieres as celebs. Don't make me do all the thinking.

AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast
The Dragon and the Train

AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 128:03


Today’s episode includes: Disney released the trailer of Raya and the Last Dragon The promo for Season 25 of Thomas & Friends was leaked Billy Crystal revealed an update on Monsters at Work, including a possible release date Disney announced a new update for the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Predicting the Nominations for Best Animated Feature for the 93rd Academy Awards

Oscar Wild
Oscar Contenders: Best Animated Feature

Oscar Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 43:58


On this first episode in a series of 2021 Oscars Category Predictions, Nick and Sophia discuss the biggest contenders for Best Animated Feature. With Soul (1:57) and Wolfwalkers (14:46) as the frontrunners, are they already able to crown a clear winner? Will they also be nominated in other categories, like Best Original Screenplay or Best Picture?Next, they share their thoughts on hot animated dads and the last film they saw in theaters before lockdown, Onward. Will it take the third slot and lead Pixar to its first double nomination (21:45)? Finally, they run through a number of wacky and creative animated films—from Netflix’s Over the Moon to the early VOD hit, Trolls: World Tour to decide who has the best potential to fill the two remaining slots (27:18).Which films will be nominated for Best Animated Feature? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram!

Midnight Train Podcast
86 - Tim Burton (Your Passenger Request)

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 127:40


"Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?"-Tim Burton Today's episode comes to you as per YOUR recommendation, passengers! Nope! It’s not another haunted tale about a murderous house or Another far fetched story about Moody having his colon cleansed by an alien with a shop vac! We asked who you wanted to hear about and you answered pretty much unanimously! You sexy sumbitches wanted to hear about none other than Mr. Burton! So today we are going to discuss all things related to the fantastic thrill ride known as BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA! That’s right! Jack Burton! Kurt Russel and his big rig crushing through.. um... wait… hold on a second.Ok, that’s my bad…  it’s actually the OTHER Mr. Burton of importance, TIM BURTON! Tim Burton was born Timothy Walter Burton on August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California. His mother was Jean Burton, later the owner of a cat-themed gift shop, lending to the notion that she, too, was quirky before quirky became fashionable."I don't know about that," Burton frowns today. "I found it more horrific than quirky but that's my opinion. Opening a cat store in Burbank was just a very strange idea. I don't think it did very well." His father was William "Bill" Burton, a former minor league baseball player who was working for the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department. Tim's younger brother, Daniel, was born in 1961. Although he grew up in a typical American family in a typical American suburb, Tim did not have a typical, happy childhood. He recalls that he was a sad child who kept to himself. He didn’t even feel close to his family. His father wanted him to play sports and his mother tried to get him interested in playing the clarinet, but Tim resisted both. Although he did admit to playing baseball for a bit.      "I played baseball," he reluctantly admits. "My dad was a baseball player. He had been a professional athlete, and so it's easy for me to relate to that sort of dynamic with parents and kids, pushing and pulling them one way or the other."        He spent a great deal of his time in his room or watching TV. In talking of his strange childhood he recounts a story of his parents almost literally walling him in:             "When I was younger, I had these two windows in my room, nice windows that looked out onto the lawn, and for some reason my parents walled them up and gave me this little slit-window that I had to climb up on a desk to see out of. I never did ask them why. "But my parents are dead now, so I guess the answer will remain unanswered as to why they sealed me in a room. I guess they just didn't want me to escape." When he was ten years old, Tim went to live with his grandmother. She allowed him to spend even more time by himself, which he appreciated. He did not have many friends. Unlike other kids his age, he was not interested in after-school activities, sports, or popular music. He felt like he did not fit in, especially at school, where he was not a good student. Rumor has it that he attempted to burn the place down with everyone in it.  That rumor was actually started by ME, at this exact moment and of course it’s horse shit.  Although he felt alone in his world, Tim did find one thing that made him feel at home: monster movies. He spent many hours watching these movies on TV and in theaters. He identified with Frankenstein, Godzilla, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Tim felt that the creatures in the movies were not evil, rather, they were just misunderstood. In his mind, it was the people trying to destroy the creatures who were the real monsters. In the book Burton on Burton, he says, "I've always loved monsters and monster movies. I was never terrified of them, I just loved them from as early as I can remember."  Feeling more empathy for the monsters in the popular horror movies of the day than he did with the adults in his life, he says: "I don't know why but I always related to characters like Frankenstein. I think a lot of kids do; it's easier to relate to the monster in the sense of he's alone. Growing up, you could feel those feelings and the way you felt about your neighbours is like they're the angry villagers.”"I was never scared of monster movies. I could happily watch a monster movie but if I had one of my relatives come over, you'd be terrified." Those same basic facts are always trotted out about Burton's childhood.    The young Burton won a poster-designing competition when in the ninth grade, and his anti-litter design adorned the sides of Burbank's garbage trucks for a year;  he rarely mentions his younger brother; he wanted to be the actor who plays Godzilla; he played sports, but has since described himself as 'pushed' into this, he produced a number of Super-8 home movies that have since been lost. Those are the rest of the basics that you'll always find when looking for info about his childhood. In many ways, this is unsurprising. Burton himself has gone on record about the uneventful nature of his early life saying, “it's weird, but the only experiences I remember from childhood are the ones which had a major impact: fearful things, like from a scary movie." Going through numerous interviews, it does indeed seem that the only things from this time that actually stuck with him are scary movies and the odd cult TV show, be it The Prisoner or Gilligan's Island. Only when he's asked by interviewers to explain the origins of his images of a bleak, bland suffocating suburbia (like Frankenweenie, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood or, pretty much every movie he’s ever been a part of.), alienated children (Vincent, Beetlejuice, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks! The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy or… any…uh.. other movie… he’s, uh… ever been a part of), or heroes who seem 'weird' to the people around them (ya’ know… like pretty much ALL of his films) Only at these times does Burton, seemingly bored by such a line of questioning, roll out the usual anecdotes that seem to be accepted as representative of his childhood. When pressed, Burton's most regular description of his youth is to state something along the lines of, “if you didn't speak well, if you didn't hang out with the other children or didn't play sports, if you liked monster movies, you were strange.”? To the young Mr. Burton though, this outside status had advantages. The very fact that they categorised him this way allowed him to see the world from an external point of view.  "That meant my perception of normality was strange. For me, reality is bizarre." However, Burton clearly didn't see this aspect of his childhood as unique, nor did he consider that he was a special, isolated case. “Every time I looked around... it looked like everyone had their own private world. You didn't see too many people... paying attention. They were in their own special worlds." This was an idea that he would soon be able to explore in his short film, Vincent. It could be said that Burton has reshaped his own experiences in childhood to suit his later media image - that of the shy yet talented young artist and has now come to rely on them, maybe even believe them, exactly as another imaginative young man comes to believe his fantasies in Burton's first film to receive any kind of commercial release, “Vincent”. As Burton's friend and frequent collaborator Glenn Shadix put it, "the magazine idea of Tim is this weird, wigged-out, crazy person, and he's not like that, there's something very solid about him - yes, I think he always felt like a fish out of water growing up, but that doesn't mean his creativity is fuelled by pain or anger." Caroline Thompson, again both a friend and a collaborator, feels the same. For her, Burton's work has a "real affection for neighbourhood life... although he perpetuates this perception of himself as ... damaged, from my perspective it's just the opposite... he's escaped some fundamental damage that shuts most people down." Burton's life begins to be better documented from the time he first moved into the film world, having won a scholarship to the Disney-backed California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1976. One of his short film projects while at CalArts, Stalk of the Celery Monster was soon deemed good enough by Disney to warrant offering him a job as an animator, and he shifted base to Disney's Burbank lot. Despite not being credited on the films, Burton’s initial tenure at Disney saw him working on both The Fox and the Hound and Tron. His work was enough to get him recognized by a couple of Disney executives, who allotted him a small sum of cash to develop a short film of his own based on a poem he had written. This came to be known as Vincent, a short stop-animation film that followed a boy named Vincent that wants nothing more than to BE Vincent Price, narrated by Price himself. Which is amazing because, well… it’s Vincent fuckin Price. While not anywhere close to what would be considered “Disney material” for the time, the short film was still a strong first effort from Burton as a director. “Vincent”, the short film, received accolades and awards, because it’s VINCENT FUCKING PRICE...and Burton would frequently reference it in his future works. Despite Vincent’s relative success, the short film only saw a small, limited release in a single Los Angeles movie theatre before being locked away into the Disney Vault. However, Burton’s effort on the film was not overlooked. He was given additional work as both an animator and a concept artist for Disney’s next feature animated film, “The Black Cauldron”. Not-so-affectionately known as the “black sheep of Disney films,” The Black Cauldron suffered a number of issues during production.  Creative differences between personnel led to animators leaving the project. After a screening of the film in 1984, Disney exec Jeffrey Katzenberg marched down to the editing room and started to cut the “scarier” scenes himself- It wasn’t until Disney CEO Michael Eisner stepped in that Katzenberg relented. Still, over 12 minutes of footage ended up being cut from the film. Dick move, Katzy… dick move. The Black Cauldron was a commercial and critical flop, with critics citing flat characters, scary visuals, and sloppy jumps in the animation as key reasons for the film’s failure. Probably because ol Katzy went in all willy nilly just chopping shit up. Again, I say… Dick move, Katzy… dick move. However, while production on The Black Cauldron was wrapping up, Burton was already hard at work on a project of his own.  While the troubled production wrapped up on The Black Cauldron in 1984, Tim Burton had managed to secure a budget for another short film through Disney.  Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie clocks in at just under half an hour and the cast included Shelley Duvall (The Shining), Sofia Coppola (Director, Lost in Translation), and Daniel Stern! Yes, THAT Daniel Stern. Marv from Home Alone and the narrator of the 80’s television hit show, “The Wonder Years”, which most of you are probably too young to know or remember and... you should be ashamed of yourselves. Anyway, Frankenweenie follows the story of a young Victor Frankenstein living in a picturesque white-picket-fence suburban neighborhood. All is well until his dog, Sparky, is struck by a car,  right in front of him. Ugh!  As characters named Frankenstein often tend to do, he sneaks out in the night to raid the grave of his former friend and straps the corpse to a table hooked up to a number of improvised electronic instruments.  One bolt of lightning later... and Victor’s pal is back to wagging his tail just as he did before the accident, just with a few more stitches (and from the looks of things, pieces of other people’s dogs).  From there, the film plays just as any other Frankenstein’s Monster story would, but instead of angry villagers, you have paranoid neighbors. Instead of a fearsome, misunderstood monster, there’s a spry, happy, reanimated pup. While the film is a call back to the golden age of the silver screen both in style and substance, Disney executives weren’t as impressed with the final product. FUCKIN’ KATZY! You know that scene chopping sonofabitch was involved.      Frankenweenie was meant to accompany the theatrical re-releases of The Jungle Book and Pinocchio, but after reviewing the film, the execs deemed that it was far too scary for the children that would be filling the theaters. Kids are pussies, just saying. The film was shelved, placed into the Disney vault alongside Vincent, and Burton was accused of “wasting money” on a kid’s film too scary to actually be seen by kids. Tim Burton was then fired from Disney after completing the film, stating that “It was a ‘thank you very much, but you go your way, and we’ll go our way’ kind of thing.” KATZY! You prick! Given that Frankenweenie was completed just after the disastrous 1984 screening of The Black Cauldron, it’s no surprise that Disney would want to distance themselves from yet another film that was “too scary.” Although Frankenweenie was not released to the public, it was shown in private screenings. Comedian Paul Reubens was at one of these screenings When he saw the film, and while NOT masterbating into a bucket of popcorn...this time, Reubens knew that Burton was the perfect person to bring his character, Pee-Wee Mother fucking Herman, to the big screen. Burton was twenty-six when he met Reubens. By then Reubens's character of Pee-Wee Herman was well developed. If you’ve been hog tied in someone’s basement for the last 30 years, Pee-Wee Herman was a grown man, but his bizarre and often immature behavior made him seem more like a spoiled child. He always dressed in a gray suit with a red bow tie. He had a large collection of toys, including his most prized possession: a shiny red bicycle. Which would inevitably be stolen by that fat fuck, Francis… I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I!!!??? Sorry. Ol TB (That’s Mr. Burton to you passengers) was thrilled when a representative from Warner Brothers Studios asked him to direct the movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. He liked the material and he needed another project since he had quit his job at Disney after finishing Frankenweenie. Or was asked to leave… or was shit canned… Either way He also felt that he understood the Pee-Wee Herman character. Ac- cording to Burton. "The Pee-Wee character was just into what he was doing. It was nice that he didn't really care about how he was perceived. He operated in his own world and there's something I find very admirable about that.” Like jerkin it in movie theaters… that really happened, passengers… look it up. In the movie, Pee-Wee's beloved bicycle is stolen. BY FUCKING FRANCIS! UGH! He goes on a Cross-Country trek to get it back, and on the way meets many interesting characters. Burton was careful to not put too many of his own ideas into the film. He understood that although he was the director it was really Reuben’s movie But Burton was still able to add some of his own personal touches. For example, there are two parts that feature stop-motion animation. Burton used this technique to animate a scene in which Pee Wee dreams his bicycle is being eaten by a tyrannosaurus rex. He also used stop motion to animate a truck driver named Large Marge. Many people think that Large Marge's distorting head is one of the funniest parts of the movie. “TELL EM LARGE MARGE SENT YA! Cool side story, the same group that animated the large marge scene also did the stop motion animation for the Wil Ferrel film, Elf. You know, the part where Buddy was heading off to NY to see his dad and the narwhal says “Bye Buddy! I hope you find your dad!” Yeah, that was the Chiodos Brothers. Even deeper, Jon Favreau, the director of Elf… and Iron Man… and the Avengers… he voiced the narwhal. Ok…. sorry… I’m a nerd. ANYWAY! Another way that Burton enhanced the movie was with his unexpected choice of composer for the musical score. Burton hired Danny Elfman, lead singer of the pop band Oingo Boingo, who’s song was our drink pop tune for this episode, to create music for the movie. Although Elfman had never scored a movie before, and literally almost said “NO” to the offer, the circus-like music he wrote turned out to be perfect for Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. The film was the first of many that Elfman would score for Burton. Ya know… like DAMN NEAR EVERY FILM HE’S EVER DONE!    The next film that Burton would direct would be none other than Beetlejuice! For those of you who for some ridiculous reason don't know, The plot revolves around a recently deceased couple who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious poltergeist named Beetlejuice from the Netherworld tries to scare away the new inhabitants. Beetlejuice's budget was US$15 million, with just US$1 million given over to visual effects work. Considering the scale and scope of the effects, which included stop motion, replacement animation, prosthetic makeup, puppetry and blue screen, it was always Burton's intention to make the style similar to the B movies he grew up with as a child. "I wanted to make them look cheap and purposely fake-looking", Burton remarked. The test screenings were met with positive feedback and prompted Burton to film an epilogue featuring Betelgeuse foolishly angering a witch doctor. Warner Bros. disliked the title Beetlejuice and wanted to call the film House Ghosts. As a joke, Burton suggested the name Scared Sheetless and was horrified when the studio actually considered using it. Which is fucking amazing. While working on Beetlejuice, warner bros approached Burton about working on Batman. Yes, Batman. One of the reasons that Burton wanted to direct Batman was that he felt that he understood the Batman character. He says, "I loved Batman, the split personality, the hidden person. It's a character I could relate to. Having those two sides, a light side and a dark one and not being able to resolve them."  It is important for Burton to connect to the characters he directs. Many observers believe this is why he tends to do movies about dark characters, who, like himself, have trouble fitting in with the people around them. Even though he is a well-known director, Burton often feels like an outsider. He has suffered frequent bouts of depression and has a reputation for being short-tempered and moody. In his twenties he had a hard time communicating with people and rarely made eye contact. Burton usually prefers to be alone rather than with other people. Even his appearance is unusual -he has pale skin, droopy eyes, and an unruly mop of dark hair. He dresses only in black. Sounds like me but with hair... Despite his reputation, Burton does have a few close friends. He’s also had three long-term relationships. The first was with German artist Lena Gieseke, whom he met while filming Batman. The two were married in 1989, During the first year of his marriage to Gieseke, Burton worked on Batman, a much bigger movie than anything he had worked on before. The production budget for Beetlejuice was $15 million. For Batman, it was $40 million. Burton filmed the movie at Pinewood Studios in Great Britain, where his sets took up most of the 95-acre backlot and seventeen soundstages Burton faced several challenges working on Batman. One of the first problems he encountered was resistance to his choice for the lead role. Burton cast the infamous Michael Keaton as the star of his movie. Many people doubted that Keaton would make a good Batman. Those people are what we at the train station like to call “dumbasses”. He did not have a muscular build and was not considered to be an action-adventure actor. Angry assholes wrote hundreds of letters to Warner Brothers demanding that the part be recast. But Burton stood by his decision. He told interviewer Alan Jones. "I looked at actors that were more the fan image of Batman, but I felt it was such an uninteresting way to go." Another challenge Burton faced was that the writers kept rewriting parts of the script during filming. The writers got new ideas or realized that certain parts of the script would not work as well as they had originally thought. The constant changes were confusing and frustrating for Burton. He struggled to make the movie flow smoothly and to be sure that the plot was not too hard to follow. He told Jones, "It was tough from the point of having no time to regroup after the script revisions: I never had time to think about them. I always felt like I was catching up.” Burton also felt the pressure of working on a big-budget picture. Studio executives had high hopes for the film. They had put a lot of money into it and expected it to make a lot of money back for them. In addition, millions of Batman fans were waiting to see how Burton would portray the beloved comic book character. This was also the first time that Burton had worked with a major star. Jack Nicholson, who played The Joker, was a superstar in Hollywood at this time. Burton met these challenges, and when Batman came out in 1989 it was a huge success. Most of the fans liked the darker Batman that Burton created. However, Burton himself was not happy with the film. He felt that he let the script unravel, which resulted in a confusing plot with holes and inconsistencies. Burton eventually agreed to make the sequel, Batman Returns, because he wanted to correct these mistakes. But before working on the second Batman movie, Burton did a project of his own. Between the two Batman movies, Burton wrote, produced, and directed Edward Scissorhands. The idea for the movie came from one of his many drawings. Burton drew constantly, both on and off the set. The drawing that inspired the movie was of a young man who had large, razor-sharp scissors instead of hands, In the movie, which has been described as a modern-day fairy tale. Edward is the creation of an inventor (played by Vincent fucking Price), who died before he could give Edward human hands. An unusually shy and gentle man, Edward is left to go through life unable to touch anyone without hurting them. He is taken in by a kind woman played by Winona Ryder, who later went on to be Will’s mom in stranger things, and for a while is welcomed by her neighbors, who are thrilled with his ability to sculpt shrubs and cut hair. But affection soon turns to fear! There is a violent confrontation, after which Edward is exiled from the suburbs. Burton cast Johnny Depp to play the part of Edward scissorhands. Burton felt that Depp had an innocent quality that was key to Edwards' character. He also thought that Depp had expressive eyes, which was important because the character does not speak very much. Burton and Depp worked well together and went on to become good friends. Though not a blockbuster, the movie did well. Most of the reviews from critics were positive, praising Burton's imaginative style. Many reviewers also noted that the movie was obviously a very personal one for Burton. In it, Burton's own feelings and life experiences are strong themes. Like Edward, Burton felt he did not fit in with his surroundings, especially when he was young. He talks about this in an interview with Kristine McKenna: "School is your first taste of categorization and you don't have to do much to be put in a weird category. I felt very lonely in school, and Edward Scissorhands was based on the loneliness I experienced as a kid." Burton may have felt lonely as a child, but by the time Edward Scissorhands was released, he was very much in demand. With four successful major motion pictures to his credit. Burton was one of the hottest directors in Hollywood.  Soon after Edward Scissorhands was released in 1990, Burton Began working on Batman Returns. Although the movie did very well at the box office, some critics felt that the character of Batman was even darker in this movie than in the first one. Burton agrees. He believes that the problems he was having in his personal life influenced how he directed the movie. His marriage to Gieseke came to an end during the filming, and a close friend committed suicide. Burton was depressed and struggled more than usual to relate to other people. His reputation for being inconsiderate and difficult to work with worsened. Burton's life improved dramatically on New Year's Eve in 1991 when he met model Lisa Marie. The two fell in love, and friends say that the relationship changed Burton's life. He became more focused and easier to work with, and even started dressing better!  During this time Burton was also working on The Nightmare Before Christmas. Burton had proposed this project to Disney ten years earlier. At that time Disney executives were not interested in producing the project. However, Disney still retained the rights to the project, and by 1991, the studio was eager to work with Burton, by then one of the most successful directors in Hollywood, Burton produced Nightmare, but most people don’t know that he did not direct it! Mainly because he was still working on Batman Returns. He also created the characters, wrote the script, and made sure that the crew stayed focused on his vision. The movie was done using stop-motion animation, a process that took so long that only about seventy seconds of film was shot each week. As a result, the movie took three years to complete. In the film, once again, Burton's main character is misunderstood by the people around him. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, decides that he wants to take over Christmas. But he does not quite understand the holiday. After kidnapping Santa Claus, Jack delivers strange and scary toys made by the spooky residents of Halloweentown. Children are terrified, and Jack's version of Christmas is a failure. The movie, however, was not. Well, at first it kind of was. Once again, Burton was praised for his originality. Although some parents thought the movie was too scary for children, Burton disagreed. He believes that children should decide for themselves if something is too scary and that adults should give them the freedom to make those choices. Disney initially pulled their name from the movie, releasing it on Touchstone pictures and simply calling it “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas”. Well, the movie took on a life of its own and on a trip to China, one of the guys who had worked on the movie noticed that the characters were HUGE there and brought it to everyone's attention. Obviously, Disney took notice, because… money. That’s why. When you see it now, it’s got the “Disney” name all over it. It’s even on Disney plus… Oh. And Burton once put his foot through a wall because he didn’t like one of the scenes from The Nightmare Before Christmas.           In 1994, Burton and frequent co-producer Denise Di Novi produced the 1994 fantasy-comedy Cabin Boy, starring comedian Chris Elliott and directed/written by Adam Resnick. Burton was originally supposed to direct the film after seeing Elliott perform on Get a Life, but he handed the directing responsibility to Resnick once he was offered Ed Wood. Burton's next film, Ed Wood (1994), was of a much smaller scale, depicting the life of infamous director Ed Wood. Starring Johnny Depp in the title role, the film is an homage to the low-budget science fiction and horror films of Burton's childhood and handles its comical protagonist and his motley band of collaborators with surprising fondness and sensitivity. Owing to creative squabbles during the making of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman declined to score Ed Wood, and the assignment went to Howard Shore. While a commercial failure at the time of its release, Ed Wood was well received by critics. Martin Landau received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi, and the film received the Academy Award for Best Makeup.         In 1996, Burton and Selick reunited for the musical fantasy James and the Giant Peach, based on the book by Roald Dahl which contains magical elements and references to drugs and alcohol. The film, a combination of live action and stop motion footage, starred Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, David Thewlis, Simon Callow and Jane Leeves among others, with Burton producing and Selick directing. The film was mostly praised by critics and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (by Randy Newman). Elfman and Burton reunited for Mars Attacks! (1996). Based on a popular science-fiction trading card series, the film was a hybrid of 1950s science fiction and 1970s all-star disaster films. Coincidence made it an inadvertent spoof of the blockbuster Independence Day, which had been released five months earlier.  Sleepy Hollow, released in late 1999, had a supernatural setting and starred Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, a detective with an interest in forensic science rather than the schoolteacher of Washington Irving's original tale. With Sleepy Hollow, Burton paid homage to the horror films of the English company Hammer Films. Christopher Lee, one of Hammer's stars, was given a cameo role. Mostly well received by critics, and with a special mention to Elfman's gothic score, the film won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction, as well as two BAFTAs for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. A box office success, Sleepy Hollow was also a turning point for Burton. Along with change in his personal life (separation from actress Lisa Marie), Burton changed radically in style for his next project, leaving the haunted forests and colorful outcasts behind to go on to directing Planet of the Apes which, as Burton had repeatedly noted, was "not a remake" of the earlier film. Planet of the Apes did not do as well at the box office as the studio had expected, and it received mixed reviews. Many critics felt that the story was too slow and the plot contained too many holes. But most agreed that the movie was visually stunning. The ape world that Burton created is dark, filled with creeping vines and cavelike rooms. The apes that live in this world are also quite amazing, due to their elaborate costumes and makeup. Critics also praised the performance of Helena Bonham Carter, who had a starring role as an ape who tries to help the humans, Burton was also pleased with Carter's performance. The two struck up a friendship that quickly turned romantic. Shortly after the movie came out in 2001, Burton broke up with Lisa Marie. He began dating Carter and the two were soon engaged. Despite Planet of the Apes' disappointing reviews, Burton remained a sought after director. No matter what kind of reviews his movies received, the films were never boring, Burton was admired for his unique style and willingness to take chances.  Roald Dahl's classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was made into a movie over thirty years ago with one of my favorite actors, Gene Wilder. Although many people loved the movie, Burton did not. He thought it was sappy. He also did not like the ways in which the movie was different from the book. He especially felt that the character of Willy Wonka was not portrayed as Dahl had written him. Burton wanted his version of the book to stick more closely to Dahl's original story Chocolate and Corpses Burton was given a budget of $150 million for Charlie and the Chocolate factory. A lot of the money for the movie went into building the elaborate sets and creating the amazing special effects that were needed to bring Dahl's story to life. In the story, Charlie Bucket and four other children find golden tickets in Wonka chocolate bars that allow them to visit Willy Wonkas mysterious chocolate factory. During the tour of the bizarre, amazing, and sometimes scary factory, each of the children except Charlie manages to get into serious trouble Burton cast Johnny Depp in the important role of Willy Wonka. Like many of Burton's characters, Wonka is depicted as a strange man who has issues with his family and who does not know how to relate to other people. One of the most incredible scenes in the movie is when Willy Wonka brings the five lucky children into the Chocolate Room. Rather than using computer-generated images (CGI) to create this room, Burton chose to build the entire set. The set takes up 45,000 square feet (13,716 sq m.) The landscape was all made to look edible and includes nearly seventy different kinds of plants, 30-foot (9m) trees, and a chocolate river with a 70-foot (21m) chocolate falls. Burton explains. ”We felt it was important to be in the environment and make it as textural as possible to give it as much reality as possible.... We spent months trying to find the right consistency to make the chocolate, to give it the weight so it didn't look like brown water." Burton needed nearly 250,000 gallons of the fake chocolate to make his river. One of the challenges of working with the gooey liquid, which is called Nutrisol, was that after a couple of weeks it started to smell really awful. It is in the Chocolate Room that the children first encounter the Oompa-Loompas, the little people who work in the factory. The Oompa-Loompas also perform four elaborate song-and-dance numbers. Although there are hundreds of them in the movie, they were all played by only one actor-a 4-foot (1.2m) dwarf named Deep Roy. Burton used several kinds of special effects to multiply the Oompa-Loompas. Remote-controlled robots were used when the Oompa-Loompas were shot at a distance and when they did not need to do anything too complicated Burton also used camera tricks to multiply Roys image. For these scenes, Roy was filmed hundreds of times from many different angles. In addition, Burton used CGI for some of the trickier Oompa-Loompa scenes Some of the same special effects were used in the scene in which forty squirrels shell walnuts and attack one of the children. Although some of the squirrels were robots or CGIS, most of them were real. Burton had them trained to sit on stools, crack nuts, and put the nuts on a conveyor belt. It took four months to train the squirrels because these animals are very difficult to work with. To learn the behavior, each squirrel had to repeat it about two thousand times. Although the scene was difficult and expensive to film, Burton was pleased with the result. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was well received by audiences both young and old. People loved the spectacular world of the chocolate factory that Burton created, as well as the interesting characters. While filming Charlie and the chocolate factory, Burton, Carter, and Depp were also starting work on Corpse Bride. Corpse Bride (also known as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride) is a 2005 stop-motion animated musical fantasy film.  The film is based on a 19th-century Russian-Jewish folktale, which Joe Ranft introduced to Burton while they were finishing The Nightmare Before Christmas. The film began production in November 2003. Co-director Mike Johnson spoke about how they took a more organic approach to directing the film, saying: "In a co-directing situation, one director usually handles one sequence while the other handles another. Our approach was more organic. Tim knew where he wanted the film to go as far as the emotional tone and story points to hit. My job was to work with the crew on a daily basis and get the footage as close as possible to how I thought he wanted it." Corpse Bride received positive reviews from critics. The film was nominated for the 78th Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, which also starred Helena Bonham Carter. In 2008, the American Film Institute nominated this film for its Top 10 Animation Films list.  2007 saw Burton put out his version of the Sweeney Todd tale. The film retells the Victorian melodramatic tale of Sweeney Todd, an English barber and serial killer who murders his customers with a straight razor and, with the help of his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, processes their corpses into meat pies. The film stars Johnny Depp as the title character and Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett. Grossing over $150 million worldwide, the film was praised for the performances of the cast, musical numbers, costume and set design, and its faithfulness to the 1979 musical. It was chosen by National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2007 and won numerous awards, including Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Musical or Comedy, as well as the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and Depp received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Although the film was not an outstanding financial success in North America, it performed well worldwide. In 2010 Burton released his Version of Alice in Wonderland. Loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll's fantasy novels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and Walt Disney's 1951 animated film of the same name, the film tells the story of a nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh, who is told that she can restore the White Queen to her throne, with the help of the Mad Hatter. She is the only one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature that is controlled by the Red Queen and terrorizes Underland's inhabitants. In this situation, Alice fights against the Red Queen to protect the world. Alice in Wonderland received mixed reviews from critics upon release; although praised for its visual style, costumes, production values, musical score, and visual effects, the film was criticized for its lack of narrative coherence and sombre tone.  Dark Shadows is a 2012 American fantasy horror comedy film based on the gothic television soap opera of the same name.The film performed poorly at the U.S. box office, but did well in foreign markets. The film received mixed reviews; critics praised its visual style and consistent humor but felt it lacked a focused or substantial plot and developed characters. The film was produced by Richard D. Zanuck, who died two months after its release. It featured the final appearance of original series actor Jonathan Frid, who died shortly before its release. It was the 200th film appearance of actor Christopher Lee, who you all know as Saruman from the Lord of the Rings movies and Count Fuckin Dooku from The shitty Star Wars movies. Dark shadows was Lee’s fifth and final appearance in a Burton film. Burton then remade his 1984 short film Frankenweenie as a feature-length stop motion film, distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Burton has said, "The film is based on a memory that I had when I was growing up and with my relationship with a dog that I had." The film was released on October 5, 2012, and met with positive reviews. Burton directed the 2014 biographical drama film Big Eyes about American artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), whose work was fraudulently claimed in the 1950s and 1960s by her then-husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), and their heated divorce trial after Margaret accused Walter of stealing credit for her paintings. The script was written by the screenwriters behind Burton's Ed Wood, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Filming began in Vancouver, British Columbia, in mid-2013. The film was distributed by The Weinstein Company and released in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2014. It received generally positive reviews from critics.  Next up was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It is based on a contemporary fantasy debut novel by American author Ransom Riggs. Who may quite possibly have the coolest name in Hollywood. The story is told through a combination of narrative and a mix of vernacular and found photography from the personal archives of collectors listed by the author.  2019 saw Burton put out a live action adaptation of the Disney classic Dumbo. Yep! Burton was behind the new Dumbo movie. Plans for a live-action film adaptation of Dumbo were announced in 2014, and Burton was confirmed as director in March 2015. Most of the cast signed on for the feature in March 2017 and principal photography began in July 2017 in England, lasting until November. It was the first of four remakes of prior animated films that Disney released in 2019. I, personally, can’t stand these live action remakes and wish these hacks would come up with something original. LIKE SHIT EATING ROBOTS KNOWN AS THE FECAL FIGHTERS!! Anyway. The film grossed $353 million worldwide against a $170 million budget, which was not as commercially successful as Aladdin or The Lion King. Fuck those movies.Dumbo received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its ambition but said it did not live up to its predecessor.  Reviews were mixed for the movie. while audiences gave the film an average of an A- grade, critics were not as convinced, giving the movie an average of 3 out of 5 stars.  As for his personal life, as we mentioned, Burton was married to Lena Gieseke, a German-born artist. Their marriage ended in 1991 after four years. He went on to live with model and actress Lisa Marie; she acted in the films he made during their relationship from 1992 to 2001, most notably in Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, and Mars Attacks!. Burton developed a romantic relationship with English actress Helena Bonham Carter, whom he met while filming Planet of the Apes. Marie responded in 2005 by holding an auction of personal belongings that Burton had left behind, much to his dismay. Which is fucking hilarious and why we had to mention her again. Burton and Bonham Carter have two children: a son, William Raymond, named after his and Bonham Carter's fathers, born in 2003; and a daughter, Nell, born in 2007. Bonham Carter's representative said in December 2014 that she and Burton had broken up amicably earlier that year. It is unclear whether or not they were married; Bonham Carter has used the word divorce when discussing the end of their relationship while other news outlets state that they never married. In a 2005 interview with the Evening Standard, Bonham Carter speculated that Burton might have traits of Asperger syndrome.On March 15, 2010, Burton received the insignia of Chevalier of Arts and Letters from then-Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand. The same year, Burton was the President of the Jury for the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival, held from May 12 to 24 in Cannes, France. Burton's next big project — 'The Addams Family' series — is slated to release via Netflix in 2022, confirms Deadline. And as rumor has it, Burton wants Depp to portray Gomez Addams. 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Collider Weekly
The Sneider Cut Ep. 68 - Tom Holland Up for Willy Wonka, Ethan Hawke to Battle Moon Knight

Collider Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 63:25


This week on episode 68 of The Sneider Cut, Collider's senior film reporter Jeff Sneider weighs in on Willy Wonka rumors, Ethan Hawke's casting in Marvel's Moon Knight, and Netflix's decision to bring back Aziz Ansari's acclaimed comedy Master of None. Elsewhere, Jeff reviews the school shooting movie Run Hide Fight as well as the indie thriller Don't Tell a Soul starring Rainn Wilson, plus he talks about Josh Duhamel replacing Armie Hammer as Jennifer Lopez's hubby in Shotgun Wedding. Finally, Jeff talks about this year's Oscar race, and reveals his picks for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Animated Feature race, which is expected to feature two Pixar movies this year. Email or DM Jeff with mailbag questions every Thursday morning, and follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Cameo at @TheInSneider.

The Sneider Cut: Collider Movie News
Tom Holland Up for Willy Wonka, Ethan Hawke to Battle Moon Knight - The Sneider Cut Ep. 68

The Sneider Cut: Collider Movie News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 64:10


This week on episode 68 of The Sneider Cut, Collider's senior film reporter Jeff Sneider weighs in on Willy Wonka rumors, Ethan Hawke's casting in Marvel's Moon Knight, and Netflix's decision to bring back Aziz Ansari's acclaimed comedy Master of None. Elsewhere, Jeff reviews the school shooting movie Run Hide Fight as well as the indie thriller Don't Tell a Soul starring Rainn Wilson, plus he talks about Josh Duhamel replacing Armie Hammer as Jennifer Lopez's hubby in Shotgun Wedding. Finally, Jeff talks about this year's Oscar race, and reveals his picks for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Animated Feature race, which is expected to feature two Pixar movies this year. Email or DM Jeff with mailbag questions every Thursday morning, and follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Cameo at @TheInSneider. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jazz United: A Podcast From WBGO
Jazz United Takes the Measure of Pixar's 'Soul'

Jazz United: A Podcast From WBGO

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 37:22


In light of its two Academy Awards, for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score, Soul warrants revisiting. Here's what we had to say.

Commentary
Movie Review: 'Wolfwalkers' Seems Timeless

Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 1:56


Before this year, the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon had produced three feature films, all of which were nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. All three were magnificent, but their newest, Wolfwalkers , may well be their most accomplished yet and has to be a lock for another nomination.

Around the Galaxy - A Star Wars Fan Talkshow
Episode 93 - Hal Hickel, Part 2 of 2: Bringing Grogu to Life

Around the Galaxy - A Star Wars Fan Talkshow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 66:20


Hal Hickel is the Oscar winning Animation Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic who, among many other things, has been leading #VFX work on #BabyYoda in #TheMandalorian. In this second part of a two part conversation we talk about bringing #Grogu to life, #JonFavreau's vision of the Child, The Volume impact on VFX and #RogueOne 0:00 - Intro 3:00 Being asked to join the Mandalorian 6:15 - Response as a fan 11:25 - Did you think Grogu would be this big? 14:00 - Favreau’s vision for Grogu 17:15 - Mandalorian Season 2 Approach 22:30 - The Volume and it's impact on animation 29:00 - What makes Star Wars Star Wars? 34:00 - Star Wars entry points 40:30 - 10 Questions 51:00 - Rogue one talk Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow drops new episodes every Tuesday with authors, personalities and super fans. Follow us on Twitter @ATGcast From the ILM website: Hal Hickel joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1996 as an animator for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. His special interest in animation lies in the challenge of integrating fantastic characters and creatures into live-action films. He was promoted to Lead Animator on his second film and was responsible for animating several characters in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. In 2000, Hickel moved up to Animation Supervisor, teaming up with multi-Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren on Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. In 2007, his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was recognized with both an Academy Award® for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects and the BAFTA for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. Hickel was the Animation Supervisor on Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi epic, Pacific Rim, for which he received his fifth BAFTA nomination and a Visual Effects Society Nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects. Prior to that, he was the Animation Director on ILM’s first animated feature, Rango, which received the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Hickel studied Film Graphics at the California Institute of the Art before being hired by Will Vinton Studios as a clay animator and motion-control operator for commercials and television specials featuring the California Raisins, amongst other characters. As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_PodcastFollow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/atgcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/atgcast/support

Around the Galaxy - A Star Wars Fan Talkshow
Episode 92 - Hal Hickel, Part 1 of 2: Industrial Light & Magic on Star Wars, Pixar & Lucas

Around the Galaxy - A Star Wars Fan Talkshow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 43:34


Hal Hickel is the Oscar winning Animation Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic who, among many other things, has been leading #VFX work on #BabyYoda in #TheMandalorian. In this first part of a two part conversation we talk about a letter he wrote as a child to #Lucasfilm that drove him to achieve his dream of working at #ILM. We talk about his work on #ToyStory, his development of #BossNass and the climactic battle in #AttackOfTheClones. Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow drops new episodes every Tuesday with authors, personalities and super fans. Follow us on Twitter @ATGcast From the ILM website: Hal Hickel joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1996 as an animator for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. His special interest in animation lies in the challenge of integrating fantastic characters and creatures into live-action films. He was promoted to Lead Animator on his second film and was responsible for animating several characters in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. In 2000, Hickel moved up to Animation Supervisor, teaming up with multi-Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren on Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. In 2007, his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was recognized with both an Academy Award® for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects and the BAFTA for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. Hickel was the Animation Supervisor on Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi epic, Pacific Rim, for which he received his fifth BAFTA nomination and a Visual Effects Society Nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects. Prior to that, he was the Animation Director on ILM’s first animated feature, Rango, which received the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Hickel studied Film Graphics at the California Institute of the Art before being hired by Will Vinton Studios as a clay animator and motion-control operator for commercials and television specials featuring the California Raisins, amongst other characters. Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/atgcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/atgcast/support

The NOMCAST - Netflix Original Movie Podcast
Over The Moon Review + 2020 Animated Feature Oscar Thoughts w/ Josh Cain of Animation Station & What's Up, Fandom

The NOMCAST - Netflix Original Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 76:58


After the success of The Willoughbys, Netflix is poised to position themselves for another run at the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2020. The animated film that many think Netflix will promote the hardest for that category, OVER THE MOON, is coming out this Friday and we have your full review featuring special guest Josh Cain (@JoshLCain) of Animation Station & What's Up, Fandom. We discuss the expectations of the film after Netflix's big 2019 animation breakout (Klaus, I Lost My Body) & their release of The Willoughbys back in April, the career of long time Disney animator & the film's first-time director Glen Keane, the nods to The Wizard of Oz from screenwriter Audrey Wells, the Oscar chances in Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature, & much, much more. As the film comes out this Friday, we give you a lengthy non-spoiler section up top and, after a brief warning, a spoiler section at the very end. OVER THE MOON is an animated musical centered on a girl named Fei Fei who builds a rocket ship and blasts off, hoping to meet a mythical moon goddess. The film features the voice acting work of an incredible all-Asian cast which includes the likes of Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey's Anatomy), Ken Jeong (Community, The Hangover, Crazy Rich Asians), John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, American Pie), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I), Margaret Cho (Comedian, Drop Dead Diva), & many more. Directed by Glen Keane (Disney Animator for Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled). Written by Audrey Wells (Under The Tuscan Sun, The Truth About Cats & Dogs). The NOMCAST - Netflix Original Movie Podcast is hosted by film podcaster & comedian ANDREW MORGAN (@jokesondrew) Follow The NOMCAST on Twitter/Instagram @nomcastpod Follow us on the web https://nomcastpod.com/ (https://nomcastpod.com/)

Authentic Talks 2.0
Episode 76 | Leave Your Light On | Guests: Shelley Buck & Kathy Curtis

Authentic Talks 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 66:54


This episode I spoke with Shelley Buck and Kathy Curtis, Co-authors of "Leave Your Light On".An incredible journey of love, courage and spirit is chronicled in “Leave Your Light On,” a new book by Shelley Buck about the life and death of her son Ryder, who co-authored the book posthumously through his writings.Ryder Buck is the son of Disney director Chris Buck (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and artist Shelley Buck. Ryder, a singer-songwriter, was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 at the age of 22. After undergoing surgery and extensive treatments he was cancer-free within eight months of his diagnosis. Six months after defeating cancer, at the age of 23, Ryder tragically died after getting hit by a car on a freeway after his car broke down.Chris Buck dedicated his 2014 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for “Frozen” to Ryder’s memory. Ryder was an inspiration for the song “The Next Right Thing” from “Frozen 2” and the film’s character, Ryder Nattura, was named after him. The Disney+ series “Into the Unknown: The Making of Frozen 2” features a segment about Ryder.“Shelley has done an extraordinary job capturing the impact Ryder had on us and the world during his short life,” said Chris Buck. “Ryder was the type of person who inspired others to be and do their best and he was such a gift to us in so many ways.”“Leave Your Light On” is the story of how Ryder adapted to life after learning he had cancer and how that inspired him and changed his relationship with his parents and the world around him. Told through first person accounts, recollections from friends and family and Ryder’s own words from his journals and social media posts, the book shows a parent-child relationship challenged by an unrelenting illness and a young man’s determination to live life on his own terms. The book was co-written with writer Kathy Curtis, with the title coming from a song written by Ryder about maintaining a positive attitude.“His legacy lives on through this story, which I hope will inspire many people who are faced with the difficulty of hearing and processing bad news,” said Shelley Buck. “We can’t always change what happens to us, but we can choose how we respond to it.”Ryder was a young man with an unstoppable dream to lift people up through his music. While cancer should have beaten him, Ryder rose above it all to live from a place of passion. In this uplifting and powerful story, readers will meet an unforgettable person determined to accept his own quirks and flaws with humor and see a parent-child relationship tested by an unrelenting disease followed by the grief of an entire family.Copy of book available on Amazon: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B087QQ32Y3&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_KEdAFbP2W24FVOr by contacting press@honigllc.comTitle: Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating SpiritPublisher: Eagle’s Quest Publishinghttps://www.kathycurtisink.com/