News Archive for James R Whitson

95th Oscar nominations announced

The nominees for the 95th Annual Academy Awards have been revealed. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Puss In Boots: The Last Wish, The Sea Beast and Turning Red will compete for the Best Animated Feature trophy.

Two new seasons of Phineas and Ferb coming to Disney
Early version of Mickey Mouse will soon be public property
Donald Glover to star in Spider-Man movie based on Hypno-Hustler
Netflix lands My Hero Academia live-action movie
Strange World coming to Disney+ December 23rd
Schoolhouse Rock co-creator George Newall dead at 88
Inside James Cameron’s billion-dollar bet on Avatar
Strange World crashes with historically bad opening
Strange World earns lowest CinemaScore for WDAS film
Apple lands animated short film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Apple Original Films announced that the animated short film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, based on the internationally best-selling book of the same name by celebrated author Charlie Mackesy, will be coming to Apple TV+ on Christmas Day. The film, featuring Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations brought to life in full color with […]

Luck trailer released

The first full trailer for Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation’s Luck is available to watch online. Luck is “a story about Sam Greenfield: the unluckiest person in the world. Suddenly finding herself in the never-before-seen Land of Luck, she must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around. Luck is streaming […]

Lightyear opens

Pixar’s Lightyear opens today in 4,255 theaters according to The Numbers. The film is doing well with the critics, earning a fresh 79% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Lightyear settles for being a rather conventional origin story instead of reaching for the stars, but this gorgeously animated adventure ably accomplishes its mission of straightforward […]

Chris Miller signs on to direct untitled Smurfs animated musical
Chris Evans speaks on his Lightyear role and replacing Tim Allen