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2009-08-20 21:34:51

Writer, director and producer George Lucas has agreed to present animator John Lasseter with an award at the Venice International Film Festival. Lucas is best known as the mastermind behind the blockbuster Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. ANSA said Lucas is to give Lasseter a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award Sept. 6. Lasseter worked in the computer graphic department at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic. The department was acquired by Apple computers founder Steve Jobs and...

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2009-06-13 11:47:19

Actor Taylor Kitsch and actress Lynn Collins have reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming U.S. film John Carter of Mars. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that Kitsch, known for his role as Tim Riggins on the TV series Friday Night Lights, has been tabbed to play the title character of the film being directed for Disney. The film, which will be directed by Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton, will follow a Civil War veteran who suddenly finds himself mired in a battle between two races...

2008-09-27 15:00:22

By MANNING, David Nelson Mail movie reviewer David Manning sees some magic at play in Pixar's latest. -------------------- Wall-E Starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard. Directed by Andrew Stanton. PG. * * * * * Despite the excellent pedigree of Disney-Pixar movies, this latest creation exceeds expectations, becoming a movie rarity that spurs reflection, stirs the heart and speaks to the future. It's a love story, a futuristic cautionary tale, a rollicking...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 3--With all due respect to Batman, the Joker and fans of dark crime dramas, the best-reviewed movie of 2008 is an animated feature rated G. WALL-E, the sci-fi comedy-adventure from the Pixar studio, has received a score of 93 on the Web site Metacritic.com, which tallies numerical grades of zero to 100 based on reviews from key publications and online sites. That score is the highest of the year; The Dark Knight, by comparison,...

2008-07-20 00:00:23

In this delightful film the technical wizards at Pixar - which made Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles - dispel the myth that size matters. As long as you've got a big heart, anything is possible, and in WALL-E, that just happens to be the most magical, out-of-this-world love story, distinguished by amazingly detailed visuals. Director Andrew Stanton has created a masterpiece that tugs the heartstrings and leaves us giddy with joy. As soon as this beguiling film ends, you'll be...

2008-07-09 09:00:37

By Tim Walker It's a cartoon about a lonely robot who can't even speak, but America's leading critics are queuing up to hail Pixar's summer blockbuster as 'ET' meets 'Citizen Kane'. Tim Walker discovers why we're all about to fall for 'Wall-E' - and why it could even become the defining film of our times The lunch at which he was created is the stuff of legend. In 1994, as production wrapped on their first full-length feature film, Toy Story, four of Pixar Animation's big guns gathered at...

2008-07-08 15:00:33

By ERIN CARLSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerry Herman, eyes welling with tears, could hardly believe what he was hearing as he watched the new animated blockbuster "WALL-E." The composer of the Tony-winning musical "Hello, Dolly!" had licensed songs from the 1964 show to Pixar Walt Disney Co.'s computer animation arm but he had no idea that his music and lyrics would factor so prominently in the story of the sci-fi robot romance. "I'm still blown away by the fact that two songs of mine...

2008-07-06 00:00:15

By Erin Carlson NEW YORK -- Jerry Herman, eyes welling with tears, could hardly believe what he was hearing as he watched the new animated blockbuster "WALL-E." The composer of the Tony-winning musical "Hello, Dolly!" had licensed songs from the 1964 show to Pixar -- The Walt Disney Co.'s computer-animation arm -- but he had no idea that his music and lyrics would factor so prominently in the story line of the sci-fi robot romance. "I'm still blown away by the fact that two songs of mine...

2008-07-03 15:00:26

By Micheal Compton, The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky. Jul. 3--With smash hits like "Independence Day" and "Men in Black," Will Smith has pretty much staked his claim as the box office king of the Fourth of July. And while his latest film "Hancock" arrives in theaters just in time to give the popular actor another potential summer smash, not even Smith can save this film from its rather schizophrenic tone. Is it a comedy? Is "Hancock" an action film? Or is it a drama with a little...

2008-06-27 15:02:40

By ROGER EBERT *** WALL-E 98 minutes, G Directed by Andrew Stanton. Written by Stanton and Jim Reardon. Produced by Jim Morris. Edited by Stephen Schaffer. Music by Thomas Newman. With the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger and Kathy Najimy. *** Pixar's "WALL-E" succeeds at being three things at once: an enthralling animated film, a visual wonderment and a decent science- fiction story. After "Kung Fu Panda," I thought I had just...


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