Lee Unkrich

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies

RIP<p>Oscar-nominated Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata has died at the age of 82.<p>The animation legend, best known for directing 1988’s <i>Grave of The</i> …

Anime

Pixar Oscar Winner Lee Unkrich Wants Live-Action Directors to Follow Wes Anderson’s Lead and Make Animation

Unkrich is hoping the future of animation has a place for live-action directors.<p>With two Oscars under his belt, Pixar’s Lee Unkrich is one of the …

Animation

Pixar's Pre-'Incredibles 2' Short 'Bao' Looks Beyond Precious

Already tearing up from the photo and description alone...<p>By now, Pixar fans know that a new short film likes to debut before each new feature film. (Sometimes, in the case of "Frozen," it's not that short.)<p>When "Incredibles 2" opens in June, it will be preceded by a 7.5-minute short called …

Animation

‘Coco’ Movie: Anthony Gonzalez Talks ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Incredibles,’ And How He Got The Part

<i>Coco</i>, the Pixar movie, won the Best Animated Feature award at the Oscars 2018. Directed by Lee Unkrich, it was up against other animated drama films …

Animation

'Coco' Songwriter Robert Lopez Becomes First-Ever Double EGOT Winner

And the guy is only 43<p>“Coco” songwriter Robert Lopez didn’t only win the Oscar for Best Original Song on Sunday, but he also became a double EGOT …

Animation

Oscars 2018: Coco creators thank same-sex spouses in stunning acceptance speech

The creators of Academy Award-winning Coco are making the headlines for all of the right reasons as they cited their same-sex relationships and the …

LGBTQI

'Representation matters': Coco director thanks the people of Mexico – video

Lee Unkrich, director of Coco, which won the Oscar for best animated feature, pays tribute to the people of Mexico and says in his acceptance speech: 'We tried to take a step towards a world where all children can see characters in movies that look […] like they do’

Animation

Oscars show salutes #MeToo movement, diversity in film

Women filmmakers and artists of color celebrated a year of diversity at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, saluting the #MeToo movement against …

Liberal View

'Shape of Water' triumphs at an Oscars awash in change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards.<p>Guillermo del Toro's lavish, full-hearted monster romance "The Shape of …

Entertainment

'Coco' Director: 'Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters.'

“Art can change and connect the world and this can only be done when we have a place for everyone and anyone who feels like an ‘other’ to be heard,” …

Animation

Oscars 2018: Coco’s “Remember Me” Wins Best Original Song

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have won Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards for their <i>Coco</i> track “Remember Me.” Watch their full acceptance speech below. It’s the second Oscar nomination and victory for the husband-and-wife-duo, who won Best Original Song back in 2014 for <i>Frozen</i>’s …

Music

Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani speak out for immigrants at the Oscars

Black Panther star Nyong’o is among several actors to raise issues of immigration and representation at 90th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood<p>•Oscars 2018: the red carpet, the winners, the speeches – live<p>Lupita Nyong’o used presenting the Oscar for production design at the 2018 Academy Awards as …

Film (UK)

'Coco' wins animated feature Oscar

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Coco," the colorful adventure into the land of the dead from Walt Disney Co's Pixar Animation Studios, won the Oscar on Sunday for best animated feature film.<p>The story of family, memory and legacy follows a boy named Miguel who finds himself in the land of the dead during …

Animation

Oscars 2018: 'Coco' wins award for best animated feature film

<i>Coco,</i> the colorful adventure into the land of the dead from Walt Disney Co's Pixar Animation Studios, won the Oscar on Sunday for best animated …

Animation

Coco director Lee Unkrich dedicates Best Animated Feature Oscar to Mexico: 'Representation matters'

Pixar’s colorful Day of the Dead-inspired <i>Coco</i> won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.<p>“<i>Coco</i> is …

Animation

'Coco' Director is a Huge Fan of 'The Shining' and Put in Three Easter Eggs - Bloody Disgusting

Disney/Pixar’s <b>Coco</b> hit home video this past Tuesday, and the animated family adventure film – centered on a 12-year-old boy who is accidentally …

Animation

How the Oscar-nominated ‘Coco’ came close to being Pixar’s first full musical

By Michael Cavna<p>, Writer/artist<p><b>“COCO’S” TWIN</b> Oscars chances this Sunday may include a nomination for its main song, but at one point, the animated smash was going to thrum from beginning to end with belt-’em-out tunes.<p>“Early on, our original intention was to have ‘Coco’ be a full-on, …

Animation

7 Oscar Nominees For Best Adapted Screenplay That Weren't Based On Novels

From comic books to epic poems.<p><b>At A Plus, we're addicted to pop culture, and Pop Culture Intervention brings that obsession to the soapbox. Through</b> …

Sacha Baron Cohen

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Teaser Poster Released

Opening in theaters on November 21.<p>Disney has shared a teaser poster for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.<p>The minimalist poster, via …

Animation

Lee Unkrich (‘Coco’) would be the fourth to win two Best Animated Feature Oscars

“Coco” is the unanimous pick in our combined odds to take home the Best Animated Feature Oscar and a win would put its writer-director <b>Lee Unkrich</b> in …

Animation

'Dunkirk' Wins Top Sound Mixing Prize at CAS Awards

Other CAS Awards winners include “Game of Thrones,” “Black Mirror,” “Veep,” “Coco” and “Jane”<p>“Dunkirk” has been honored for the best sound mixing in …

Celebrity News

'Coco' the musical? This deleted scene shows Pixar film's radical transformation (exclusive)

Since the first <i>Toy Story</i> revolutionized the animation game in 1995, Pixar has successfully tackled such diverse genres as superhero adventures (<i>The</i> …

Dia de los Muertos comes alive in deleted 'Coco' scene

Animation

Watch the spirited opening musical number of Pixar's animated 'Coco' you didn't see

Pixar’s animated Coco is wholly inspired, from story to design, by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. And at one point during its development, the film also paid tribute with a showstopping opening.<p>The uplifting tale (debuting on digital HD platforms Feb. 13, and Blu-ray/DVD Feb. 27) of young …

Animation

'Coco' sweeps Annie Awards with 11 wins

LOS ANGELES — Pixar's <i>Coco</i> swept the 45th Annie Awards, winning 11 trophies at the annual ceremony honoring the year's best in animation.<p>As expected, the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tale was dominant at the Annies, held Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles. In addition to best …

Animation

Coco director Lee Unkrich reveals which Pixar scene makes him cry the most

New film <i>Coco</i> is yet another return to form for Pixar, a heartwarming weepie having a profound effect on children of all ages.<p>A beautifully imagined …

Animation

Empire Podcast #296: Lee Unkrich

This week's <i>Empire Podcast</i> sees Lee Unkrich, Pixar legend, World's Biggest <i>The Shining</i> Fan, and all-round decent cove, drop by the podbooth to talk to …

Entertainment (UK)

How to teach children about death – through movies

Every filmmaker at Pixar has their signature moment: the one that comes up time and again in discussions of their work. For Lee Unkrich, it’s the time he threw Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the furnace. As the director of Toy Story 3, Unkrich is responsible for what was, at least until recently, the …

Medical Journals

Pixar's Lee Unkrich says he wants Coco to give the world a different vision of Mexico than Trump's

The team behind Disney's latest animation, Coco , have revealed how they sought to build cultural bridges and change negative perceptions of Mexicans …

Television (UK)

Exclusive: Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson on Disney-Pixar’s latest animation Coco

Author: Stefan PapeThere are few dates on the cinematic calendar quite as exciting as the release of the new Disney-Pixar animation – and to …

Animation