Next 3 Pixar Movies: ‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ ???

Next 3 Pixar Movies: 'Onward,' 'Soul,' ???

The marvelously amusing and touching Toy Story 4 proved once again that Pixar has the right stuff when it comes to combining heart and humor in its character-based animated films. As the closing credits rolled, it was difficult not to shed a tear or two, which we could then wipe away with laughter and fond memories of a wonderful shared adventure.

Naturally, that leads us to wonder what Pixar will do next. We've gathered information on their next three projects.

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs, the Difference Between Disney and Pixar Villains and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs, the Difference Between Disney and Pixar Villains and More

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Easter Eggs of the Day:

Toy Story 4 features references to every Pixar movie, plus tons of other classic films and fellow Disney titles. How many did you spot on your own? Insider presents a guide to all the Easter eggs they found, and since their tally is only up to 33, they’re sure to have missed a bunch, too:

 

Re-created Movie Trailer of the Day:

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Exclusive Interview: Jon Favreau on ‘The Lion King’

Exclusive Interview: Jon Favreau on ‘The Lion King’

Can you feel the love approaching? That’s Disney’s new version of The Lion King, opening less than a month from now on July 19. Based on the classic 1994 animated feature, the upcoming movie reimagines, in a photorealistic live-action style, the story of Simba (Donald Glover), as he grows up in exile before taking his rightful place as king from his evil uncle Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor). All our other favorite characters from the original, including Nala (Beyonce Knowles-Carter) and…

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Today in Movie Culture: What Makes Pixar Movies So Special, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: What Makes Pixar Movies So Special, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Director Commentary and More

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Franchise Tribute of the Day:

In honor of the release of Toy Story 4, Alamo Drafthouse and Birth.Movies.Death pay tribute to Pixar with a montage list of all the things there are to love about the animation studio, from its tearjerking moments to its important life lessons, featuring clips from most of their movies:

 

Franchise Formula of the Day:

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Tom Holland in ‘Venom 2’? Producer Amy Pascal Offers Updates on the Future of the Spider-Verse

Tom Holland in 'Venom 2'? Producer Amy Pascal Offers Updates on the Future of the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man has never been more popular than he is right now, and the proof of that lies in the fact that there are three ongoing franchises that are all wildly successful and thriving in ways we've never quite seen from the webslinger or his cast of freaky side characters. We've got live-action Spider-Man movies, like the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home (tickets now available on Fandango; in theaters July 2). There's also animated movies, like the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into…

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Today in Movie Culture: The Evolution of Animation in the ‘Toy Story’ Movies, Aubrey Plaza’s Guide to Creepy Doll Movies and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Evolution of Animation in the ‘Toy Story’ Movies, Aubrey Plaza’s Guide to Creepy Doll Movies and More

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VFX Breakdown of the Day:

Have you rewatched the original Toy Story in anticipation of seeing Toy Story 4? If so, you noticed a big difference in the animation and special effects of 24 years ago compared to what we’re getting today, especially from Pixar. This video from Insider looks at how the quality of the studio’s computer animation and VFX has evolved over time:

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Next 3 Alien-Future Movies: ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘Terminator: Dark Fate,’ ‘Gemini Man’

Next 3 Alien-Future Movies: 'Ad Astra,' 'Terminator: Dark Fate,' 'Gemini Man'

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star in Men in Black: International as secret agents charged with protecting the planet from harmful alien creatures. As with its franchise predecessors, the action-adventure takes a boisterous, comic approach to its science-fiction premise.

Now that Men in Black: International has launched into theaters, what more strange, alternative futures may be lurking on the horizon? Here are three upcoming sci-fi adventures that promise to dazzle us.

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Kevin Feige on How Marvel Studios Will Introduce Those Fox Characters Into Their Movies

Kevin Feige on How Marvel Studios Will Introduce Those Fox Characters Into Their Movies

One thing is for sure… Marvel Studios is on the cusp of making some major announcements.

While speaking exclusively to Fandango, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige teased as much: "We were waiting for Avengers: Endgame to drop and for Spider-Man: Far From Home to be released, and now, very shortly, we'll be peeling back the curtain and talking about the future."

When, exactly, they will peel back that curtain looks to be at next month's San Diego Comic-Con, as early…

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Watch ‘Toy Story 4’ Video: The World of Woody and Buzz

Watch 'Toy Story 4' Video: The World of Woody and Buzz

Those treasured icons of vim and vigor, Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen), have settled into relaxed and comfortable surroundings in Toy Story 4, where they live along with other toys under the protective care of the delightful Bonnie. The young girl has transformed the bashful utensil Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) into her most beloved toy, so when Forky goes missing, it's up to Woody, Buzz and their friends to reunite Bonnie and Forky.

The story behind…

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Today in Movie Culture: The Practical Effects of ‘Child’s Play,’ ‘Toy Story’ Franchise Recap and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Practical Effects of ‘Child’s  Play,’ ‘Toy Story’ Franchise Recap and More

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VFX Breakdown of the Day:

Chucky returns this weekend in a new form as the Child’s Play remake hits theaters. This time, the killer doll is voiced by Mark Hamill and is more of a robot action figure portrayed with practical animatronic effects. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of the new horror movie from Orion Pictures that shows how they brought the new Chucky to life:…

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Get Creative With ‘Toy Story 4’ Activity Sheets

Get Creative With 'Toy Story 4' Activity Sheets

An exciting new adventure is launched in Toy Story 4 when Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) and the gang accompany young Bonnie on her family's fabulous cross-country road trip. They must take an unexpected detour, however, after Bonnie's beloved new "toy" Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) heads out on his own. Woody also has an unexpected reunion with the long-lost Bo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts), among many other challenges and surprises.

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Exclusive ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Clip: I’m Thinking Zombies — What?!

Exclusive 'The Dead Don't Die' Clip: I'm Thinking Zombies -- What?!

When strange, deadly things begin happening in the quiet, peaceful community of Centerville in Jim Jarmusch's horror-comedy The Dead Don't Die, local law enforcement officials are flummoxed, to say the least. Sheriff Cliff Robertson (Bill Murray) and his deputies, including the loyal Ronnie Peterson (Adam Driver), can clearly see that abnormal, disturbing things are happening – things they could never have imagined before, especially in their quiet little town.

So, in our exclusive…

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The Week in Movie News: Blumhouse to Remake ‘Black Christmas,’ First ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trailer and More

The Week in Movie News: Blumhouse to Remake ‘Black Christmas,’ First ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trailer and More

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Blumhouse is remaking Black Christmas: The 1974 holiday horror classic Black Christmas is being remade again, this time from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures with Imogen Poots starring and Sophia Takal (Always Shine) directing. The movie is set to release on Friday the 13th this December.

 

Kevin Hart to star in Scrooged: Speaking of classic Christmas movies…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Men in Black: International’ Promotional Prank, ‘Late Night’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Men in Black: International’ Promotional Prank, ‘Late Night’ Director Commentary and More

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Promotional Prank of the Day:

To help promote the new Men in Black sequel, Men in Black: International, Sony partnered with Lexus for an effects-driven prank. Watch as hapless potential car buyers meet a Lexus dealer revealed to be an alien operating a human suit similar to the creatures seen in the hit sci-fi movie franchise:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

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Next 3 Movies With ‘Dark Phoenix’ Stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence

Next 3 Movies With 'Dark Phoenix' Stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence

The final installment in the X-Men film franchise to revolve around characters we already know, love and sometimes fear, Dark Phoenix follows the evolution of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) into one of the most incredibly powerful mutants of all. Transformed by a cosmic force, Jean spirals out of control, tearing her fellow mutants apart.

Among other fascinating threads, the film brings individual stories about Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Raven a.k.a. Mystique…

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Frightening Exclusive ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Clip: Beacon for Other Spirits

Frightening Exclusive 'Annabelle Comes Home' Clip: Beacon for Other Spirits

Real-life demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in Annabelle Comes Home (tickets now available), know evil when they see it or when they feels its presence. But they never expected to find such dangerous evil in the back seat of their own car.

In our exclusive clip, Ed and Lorraine have barely left a cemetery when Ed quickly has one surprising — and frightening — encounter after another. Lorraine, unsettled and frightened for her husband as she…

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Exclusive, Amusing ‘Late Night’ Clip: I Do a Little Stand Up

Exclusive, Amusing 'Late Night' Clip: I Do a Little Stand Up

We've all had dreams about doing great, seemingly unattainable things that we truly want to accomplish in our lives. In Late Night, Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling) gets the rare opportunity to live out her dreams. But nobody said it would be easy.

We get a sampling of Molly's dreams in our exclusive clip from the fresh new comedy. A devoted fan of a groundbreaking, late-night television show hosted by Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson), Molly has somehow managed to snag an interview with…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘X-Men’ Recap, ‘Ma’ Director Commentary, ’Detective Pikachu’ VFX Breakdown and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘X-Men’ Recap, ‘Ma’ Director Commentary, ’Detective Pikachu’ VFX Breakdown and More

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Director Commentary of the Day:

To promote his new horror thriller Ma, director Tate Taylor breaks down an important scene from the movie in which Octavia Spencer first meets some teens she’ll eventually terrorize as they ask her to buy them alcohol. Watch the latest Anatomy of a Scene video from the New York Times featuring the introduction with voiceover commentary from Taylor here:…

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Toy Story 4’: A Pixar Playdate

Behind the Scenes of ‘Toy Story 4’: A Pixar Playdate

A while back I had the opportunity to visit Pixar Studios in Emeryville, CA for the Toy Story 4 Long Lead Press Day, which consisted of presentations, interviews, tours and, of course, arts and crafts. Also included, coming to terms with the fact that I spent a good chunk of my kids’ inheritance on gift shop swag, most of which they’ll quickly outgrow.

Life is full of hard decisions.

Thankfully, being wowed by the Pixar experience isn’t one of them. The minute you enter…

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Exclusive ‘Toy Story 4’ Clip: Get ‘Em

Exclusive 'Toy Story 4' Clip: Get 'Em

Our exclusive clip begins at an unusual moment in Toy Story 4, as our indefatigable hero Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) finds himself pinned to a wall against his will. He will need help to gain his freedom. Instead, he is greeted rudely by the nearby Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key) and Bunny (Jordan Peele), who are also pinned to the wall. What has prompted such outlandish behavior?

Buzz, as we might expect from the heroic Space Ranger, has loyally joined his friend Woody (Tom Hanks) on a…

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Next 3 Vera Farmiga Movies: ‘Annabelle Comes Home,’ ‘The Conjuring 3,’ ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

Next 3 Vera Farmiga Movies: 'Annabelle Comes Home,' 'The Conjuring 3,' 'The Many Saints of Newark'

Like all mothers, Vera Farmiga is not one to steal the spotlight, but she does so anyway in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, now playing in theaters everywhere. Farmiga stars as Dr. Emma Russell, a scientist who shares her passion for saving the world with her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown). Even after events begin to spiral out of control, Dr. Russell firmly maintains her integrity and willingly takes decisive action to protect the ones she loves.

The Academy Award-nominated actress…

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‘The Lion King’ Set Visit

'The Lion King' Set Visit

When filmmaker Jon Favreau invited Fandango and a number of other media outlets to visit the set of The Lion King, his latest foray into translating a now-classic Disney animated film into a seemingly live-action incarnation after the creative and commercial success of his prior effort The Jungle Book, a funny thing happened: while exploring the vast, grassy African plains in which many of the film’s sequences take place, this somewhat awestruck reporter ran smack into the side of a…

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This Is The Best Way To Experience ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’

This Is The Best Way To Experience 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'

"Bright suns!"

"Rising moons!"

Depending on what time of day you enter Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in California's Disneyland (Galaxy's Edge will open in Orlando's Disney World in late August), you will no doubt hear one of those two phrases within minutes of stepping foot on the planet Batuu at the edge of the galaxy. If it's daylight, you'll hear "Bright suns!," which is the equivalent of saying, "Good morning." "Rising…

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Today in Movie Culture: Pixar Easter Eggs in ‘Toy Story 4,’ ’Godzilla’ Franchise Recap and More

Today in Movie Culture: Pixar Easter Eggs in ‘Toy Story 4,’ ’Godzilla’ Franchise Recap and More

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Easter Eggs of the Day:

Now that tickets are on sale for Toy Story 4, it’s time to go deep into the marketing that’s out there for the Pixar sequel. A couple months ago, fan Jace Diehl went through the animated feature’s trailer and found a number of Easter eggs, including references to Pixar movies Coco, Brave, Up, Monsters, Inc. and more:

 

Franchise Recap of the…

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The Week in Movie News: Marc Webb to Direct Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake, First ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Trailer and More

The Week in Movie News: Marc Webb to Direct Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake, First ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Trailer and More

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Snow White remake found its director: Disney is moving ahead with its live-action reimagining of their very first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and they’ve tapped Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) to direct. According to Variety, songwriters Pasek and Paul, hot off their addition to the live-action Aladdin, will write new songs for this adaptation as…

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Today in Movie Culture: The History of the ‘Godzilla’ Franchise, the New York City of ‘John Wick’ Movies and More

Today in Movie Culture: The History of the ‘Godzilla’ Franchise, the New York City of ‘John Wick’ Movies and More

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Franchise Recap of the Day:

Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens this weekend, and while the new movie is a direct sequel to the 2014 Godzilla, the history of this franchise goes back 65 years. To prepare us for the latest entry of many, Birth.Movies.Death presents a deep dive through everything that came before, starting with the 1954 original:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

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Today in Movie Culture: Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ Director Commentary, Fan-Made ‘John Wick’ Video Game and More

Today in Movie Culture: Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ Director Commentary, Fan-Made ‘John Wick’ Video Game and More

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Director Commentary of the Day:

Booksmart, one of the most acclaimed comedies of the year, is now out in theaters. For the New York Times, director Olivia Wilde shares a memorable fantasy musical number from the movie featuring Beanie Feldstein and discusses how she and cinematographer Jason McCormick shot the scene:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

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‘Ma’ Exclusive: Octavia Spencer Talks Dastardly Deeds

'Ma' Exclusive: Octavia Spencer Talks Dastardly Deeds

Living by herself in a ramshackle house with a suspiciously well-stocked basement, Sue Ann looks like a perfectly harmless woman. When she invites a group of teenagers to party with her one night, everyone has a good time. As portrayed by Octavia Spencer in Ma, however, the party-loving Sue Ann is a much more dangerous character than she initially appears to be.

In our exclusive featurette, Spencer reveals that when she was approached about the role, she was informed: "You do the…

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Exclusive Interview: ‘Toy Story 4’ Director Josh Cooley on a Toy’s Worldview, Defining Friendship and the Challenges of Change

Exclusive Interview: ‘Toy Story 4’ Director Josh Cooley on a Toy’s Worldview, Defining Friendship and the Challenges of Change

In Toy Story 4, we are invited once more into the toy box with Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep and so many other friends: the old, the new, and those we thought lost along the way. Now a generation after the original Toy Story film launched Pixar into infinity (and beyond!), the characters are faced with new challenges that may change the very fabric of what it means to be a child’s plaything.

To celebrate tickets being officially on sale for Toy Story 4 here at Fandango, we spoke exclusively…

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Watch Exclusive ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Featurette: The G-Team

Watch Exclusive 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Featurette: The G-Team

Call them creatures, titans, or, better yet, giant-sized nightmares. Whatever you call them, these legendary monsters are now threatening the future of our planet in the action-packed adventure Godzilla: King of the Monsters. To have any hope of victory in such an unprecedented battle, uncommon expertise and planning will be required, spearheaded by the cryto-zoological agency Monarch.

As explained by writer/director Michael Dougherty in our exclusive featurette, ever since Godzilla was…

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Next 3 Will Smith Movies: ‘Gemini Man,’ ‘Spies in Disguise,’ ‘Bad Boys for Life’

Next 3 Will Smith Movies: 'Gemini Man,' 'Spies in Disguise,' 'Bad Boys for Life'

Will Smith makes the starring role of Genie in Disney's all-new adventure Aladdin all his own. The actor mixes together his charm, comic timing, dramatic abilities and musical talent to redefine the magical, powerful character as he assists Aladdin (Mena Massoud) and Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) to make their own wishes come true.

Always in demand, Smith chooses his roles carefully, which makes us very curious to see what he has up his sleeves in the near future. Let's peek at his…

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Watch Exclusive ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Clip: Superhero Pajamas

Watch Exclusive 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' Clip: Superhero Pajamas

It's been said that clothes make the man. In our exclusive clip from The Secret Life of Pets 2, we see that pajamas make the furry Snowball into a superhero! Kevin Hart voices the excitable Snowball, while Patton Oswalt voices his terrier neighbor Max.

Max has got a lot on his plate in the new movie as his owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and caring for her young child, which makes the protective Max quite anxious. Leaving the city behind for a while, the family visits a farm, where…

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‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ Tops Moviegoers’ Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster

'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Tops Moviegoers' Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster

Spider-Man: Far from Home topped Fandango's Most Anticipated Summer Movie Survey, voted upon by more than 2,000 moviegoers. The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe follows Tom Holland as the beloved web-slinging character, who heads to Europe after the game-changing epic Avengers: Endgame and discovers an entirely unexpected and exciting adventure.

Disney's all-new live-action adventure The Lion King was named by moviegoers on Fandango as the most anticipated family…

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