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Hollywood has often been described as "The Dream Factory," but when it comes to animated movies cartoonists can fudge the line between a dream romantic coupling and a laughable OkCupid date gone wrong.
Be it chunky monkey Ray Winstone sexing up Angelina Jolie in "Beowulf" or Meryl Streep winding up Mrs. George Clooney in "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" (which even she admitted was hilarious), there are many examples of said pairings — and here are ten more for you to fantasize about.
"Rango" officially became the frontrunner for the Best Animated Feature award at this year's Oscars last night, as the Johnny Depp vehicle lapped the field at the 39th Annual Annie Awards, taking home five Annies, including Best Animated Feature, Best Writing in a Feature and Members Favorite.
"Rango," which reunited Depp with "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski, also took home the trophies for Best Editing in a Feature and Best Character Design in a Feature. Get More »
Pixar's "Cars 2" hits DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 1, and attentive Radiator Springs fans will notice a special bonus feature, "Air Mater." The new short in the "Mater's Tall Tales" direct-to-DVD franchise is the inaugural production from the creative team at Pixar Canada, the legendary animation studio's two-year-old outpost up north.
Unlike the expansive campus in Emeryville, California, the Vancouver-based Pixar studio is a boutique annex that will focus on projects involving the studio's most famous legacy characters. NextMovie was able to tour Pixar Canada and speak to various Pixar geniuses about what inspires them to continue making critically beloved blockbusters that all audiences -- kids, parents, child-free adults -- want to watch again and again.
If you don't get the new "Cars 2" DVD, you'll be able to see Pixar Canada's second short, "Small Fry," starring Buzz Lightyear, premiering before "The Muppets" on Nov. 23. Get More »
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Pixar movies don't just entertain adults and kids alike, they can educate people of all ages, too.
Just ask Freeway, the latest rhymesayer to race to the cineplex for our Rappers Review Movies series.
After watching an advance screening of "Cars 2" in his hometown last week, the Philadelphia MC/ Pixar aficionado rattled off lessons he took away from fan favorite Tow Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), who gets a whole lot more screen time in this sequel. He also expresses his appreciation for the multicultural cars and tells us what kind of whip he would voice in a "Cars" movie (hey Pixar, keep him in mind for Part 3?). Get More »
Pixar fans everywhere are revving their engines at the release of "Cars 2." And returning to the role of Mater, the dilapidated tow truck, is everyone's favorite redneck comic (no, not Jeff Foxworthy). We are talking, of course, about sleeveless sensation Larry the Cable Guy.
Poor cable guys of the world. Between Larry and Jim Carrey's character in the 1996 dark comedy "The Cable Guy," it seems as though they're all portrayed as either blue-collar slobs or homicidal maniacs (we have it on good authority that several are not). But since Larry the Cable Guy and Jim Carrey's Cable Guy are the two most prominent icons of that noble profession, they will now battle it out for the title of bestest cable guy of them all.
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Pop quiz: What do Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy have in common?
They're all part of the Disney family—as actors who have voiced key roles in animated summer flicks.
You'll remember Broderick (as Simba) and Jones (as Mufasa) from 1994's smash hit "The Lion King," a film that was nominated for a whopping four Oscars and took home two, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Get More »
This week we've done the math to show you just how great Pixar is, we've reimagined famous movie cars as Pixar characters, and we've also drilled Larry the Cable Guy mercilessly about his favorite movies -- one of which just happens to be the one he's in this week, Pixar's "Cars 2."
A sequel to the 2006 "Cars," this one promises to take the talking-vehicle action to new heights and burn rubber right to the top of the box office. The 12th animated film from the studio that can't be stopped features the return of race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) as he takes on the world in an international Grand Prix, while his sidekick Mater (Mr. the Cable Guy) gets involved in a top-secret spy mission.
While we ponder the logistics of a car posing for a passport photo, watch these six clips to get a look at the globetrotting merriment that director/genius John Lasseter has in store.
As everyone knows, those geniuses at Pixar can take any object -- a bug, a fish, a mouse -- and animate it to make it look human, with a voice and a personality to match.
And of course, don't forget cars. Pixar's 2006 "Cars" was the studio's first movie to star entirely inanimate objects, and the gamble paid off with a booming box office, Lightning McQueen lunchboxes and pup tents, and kids clamoring to see the movie fix, six, twenty times.
"Cars 2" is about to hit theaters, but we're hungry for even more anthropomorphic vehicles -- and so we started wondering what other cars Pixar could animate (maybe for the next sequel?). What would the Landspeeder from "Star Wars" look like in a Pixar movie? Or "Transformers" scallywag Bumblebee? Get More »
Taking a cue from our friends at Rotten Tomatoes, who curate the fine "Five Favorite Films" series, we at NextMovie thought it'd be fun to take our own survey of a celebrity's all-time top 5 movies.
And who better to ask than noted cineaste Larry the Cable Guy?
America's foremost comedian-actor-cable guy made his first film only eight years ago, but he's since amassed a filmography (and bank account) many an actor would envy. He also boasts a taste in movies that is quite, how shall we say, sophisticated.
He's currently starring as the voice of beloved tow truck Mater in "Cars 2," but that doesn't have anything whatsoever to do with his top 5 movie picks. After all, the fact that he himself stars in some -- or maybe all -- of them shouldn't mar the integrity of his list, right? Get More »