Friday, June 26, 2015


Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, and Amanda Seyfried

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Written by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wil

  Boy has the world changed. There used to be a time when bears were nice, and friendly. There were the Care Bears, who were lovable multicolored bears with things like hearts and rainbows on their stomachs. Then there was Teddy Ruxpin, a bear that could actually talk to kids. Put them together, and you definitely don't get Ted (Seth MacFarlane). He might come from a line of cute bears, but he's certainly not for kids!

Because of this, Ted took audiences by surprise with his vulgar language, and outrageous behavior in "Ted." Audiences can expect much of the same from Ted in "Ted 2," but with a few minor changes. The first change is that this movie is a lot more from Ted's perspective. John (Mark Wahlberg) character takes more of a back seat to Ted. This time around, the focus is on Ted's marriage, and his fight to be recognized as a person and not property. This slight change makes this comedy about as interesting as it can be as far as story lines are concerned.

Of course there's still plenty of hilarious moments between the two. There's a crazy scene in a sperm bank. Yes, just imagine what they have in store for audiences there! The two also spend plenty of time smoking weed together, which again is insane to see Ted doing. They also hatch a few not so brilliant plans that only the two of them would think of, and try to pull off.

  One of those plans involves Tom Brady, who is one of several celebrities that make an appearance. Ted and John just come up with the most ridiculous scheme to try and steal something from him. Tom does all right because all he really has to do is yell at the two. Morgan Freeman also plays the role of a lawyer who might be able to help Ted out. While brief, audiences get the typical great performance from Morgan. There are also a few surprise cameos, which are fabulous and will remain a secret.

Another obvious change this time is how Amanda Seyfried is inserted into the story, and Mila Kunis exits stage left. John is now divorced from Kunis's character, so there's an open spot for a woman by his side. Amanda plays a young lawyer named Samantha, who is tasked with defending Ted's rights in court. Amanda does a good job, as she jumps right in, and does plenty of her own crazy things.

One thing that might go unnoticed by some is how they try to dress Ted up some more this time. He's dressed when he goes to work, and in court. When he's just hanging out with John, he's usually naked. The best is when he's in full scuba gear. Speaking of dressing up, it almost seems perfect for one of the major scenes towards the end to take place in New York's Comic Con. Besides Ted fitting right in, there's an awesome fight scene with people in different costumes.

Overall, if audience enjoyed the crude behavior of Ted the first time around, there's no reason to believe they won't enjoy another round of it. There are a few minor changes such as, shifting the focus to Ted, adding more celebrity cameos, and inserting Amanda Seyfried. None of those things take away from the hilarious moments Ted and John create. Just like “Ted”, “Ted 2” is certainly for adult audiences, so leave the kids at home with their Care Bears! I give it 3.5 stars.


***There is a short bonus scene after the credits***

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS - Watch the Teaser Trailer Now!

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS – In Theaters July 8, 2016
Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.  Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. 

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks
Directed by: Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney
Writers: Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

Friday, June 19, 2015


After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith

Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen

Written by: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen (as Ronnie del Carmen), Meg LaFauve, Josh Cooley, and Pete Docter

   "Inside Out" brings emotions to life in more ways than one. First and foremost, there’s actually a cast of emotions living inside the head of a young girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias). A similar cast of emotions lives in each person and creature that appears, but more on that shortly. Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) are the emotions that shape her life from the moment she's born.  While most of the emotions get a chance to control her when she's a baby, the older she gets the more Joy tries to control her life. The other emotions seem all right with this, and only step in when there's a clear need for their emotion to be shown.

That's until Sadness starts touching things she shouldn't, which starts changing Riley's memories, and emotions. Sadness couldn't have picked a worse time to cause trouble because Riley is dealing with the struggle of moving to a new city. Joy tries her best to keep Sadness out of the way, but in the process, both get sent out of headquarters, and into other parts of her mind. Joy and Sadness then embark on a crazy adventure to get back to headquarters before the emotions that are left at headquarters set Riley on a path that won't be easy to recover from.

It's no coincidence that Joy and Sadness are the two emotions that the story focuses the most on. They are also the emotions that will be hitting the audience the hardest. Joy is the closest thing to laughter, and there's plenty to laugh at. There are hilarious moments when each emotion gets to control Riley as a baby. Everyone knows about the extreme emotionally swings a baby can have, and they hit on a bunch of them. There are also the moments when the emotions fight to figure out which emotion Riley should have at certain times. And that's not even counting all of the insane things that take place on Joy and Sadness's adventure.

  Then there is the opposite of Joy... Sadness. In one of the T.V. spots for the movie, it mentions that this is the best Pixar movie since "Up." Well, for those that remember "Up," it's a terrific movie filled with hilarious moments, but there's also some sadness in the story. Apparently Pixar is not afraid to add a little dose of reality to a kid's movie. Just like "Up," sadness will certainly hit some of the audience. The audience will feel sadness for Riley as her life changes, but sadness will come crashing down on some when something even more traumatic happens.

Enough with the depressing talk. The writers need to be complimented on putting together one hell of a creative story. There’s so much more than just the emotions running around in her head. There's a whole structure to how her memories are stored, and how they can change if the emotions aren't careful. Core memories are what really drive her, but they can also be changed. Joy and Sadness venture through all kinds of crazy places in her head, and run into some interesting characters that aren't emotions. All of that is amazing, and that's not even mentioning all of the comedy that's produced.

As mentioned in the beginning, there's a cast of emotions in each person, and creature. Some of the most hilarious moments are created when the audience gets to see these emotions, and how they basically react to the cast of emotions in another person. In particular, there are a couple of moments when the audience gets to see the emotions in the heads of Riley's parents. Many of the parents in the audience will laugh because they will be able to relate to exactly what's going on in their heads. While the focus of the movie is understandably on Riley's emotions, the only complaint is that it should have had more moments in other characters heads simply because it’s so entertaining!

What else is there to say other than Disney-Pixar hits it out of the park again? “Inside Out” is an emotional movie about how actual emotions shape a young girl’s life. Joy and Sadness are opposite emotions, but have to figure out a way to coexist while on a great adventure inside her mind. The movie will have audiences dying of laughter, but just like Riley, they might experience some sadness. The writers really use their imaginations to put this story together. With that said, I give this movie 5 stars!


ZOOTOPIA- New Teaser Trailer

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

Genre:  Animated Comedy/Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: March 4, 2016

Voice Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman
Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Co-Director: Jared Bush
Producer:  Clark Spencer

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Marvel's Ant-Man - New Posters and a New Look at Ant-Man

No shield? No hammer? No armor? No problem! Marvel’s newest hero, ANT-MAN hits theaters July 17!

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, Wood Harris as Gale, Judy Greer as Maggie, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym.

Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s “Ant-Man” with Kevin Feige producing and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd. Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Disney•Pixar’s “THE GOOD DINOSAUR” Reveals Voice Cast

BURBANK, Calif. (June 12, 2015) – Disney•Pixar’s upcoming movie “The Good Dinosaur” revealed its roster of voice talent today. “We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros along the way and our story ultimately led us to this amazing and talented group,” said the first-time-feature-film director Peter Sohn. “We’re all taking this journey with Arlo, and it’s been a privilege to see these performers bring our characters to life.”

·       RAYMOND OCHOA (NBC’s “The Night Shift,” TNT’s "Rizzoli & Isles," "Disney’s A Christmas Carol") provides the voice of an Apatosaurus named Arlo.
·       JEFFREY WRIGHT ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" - parts I & II, HBO's "Boardwalk Empire") was tapped as the voice of Poppa, Arlo’s father. 
·       STEVE ZAHN (“Captain Fantastic,” “Ridiculous Six,” “Rescue Dawn,” “Mad Dogs”) provides the voice of a pterodactyl named Thunderclap.
·       AJ BUCKLEY (TNT’s “Murder in the First,” FX’s “Justified”) voices a T-Rex called Nash.
·       ANNA PAQUIN (HBO’s “True Blood”) is the voice of T-Rex Ramsey.
·       SAM ELLIOTT (FX's "Justified," "I’ll See You In My Dreams," “Grandma”) was called on as the voice of a tough T-Rex named Butch. 
·       FRANCES MCDORMAND (HBO's "Olive Kitteridge," "Fargo") was tapped as the voice of Momma, Arlo’s mother.
·       MARCUS SCRIBNER (ABC’s “black•ish”) voices Arlo's brother Buck. 
·       JACK BRIGHT (“Monsters University”) provides the voice of Arlo’s unlikely human friend, Spot.

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Directed by Sohn and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ty Simpkins

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

Written by: Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver

  Some people may not have liked the sequels to "Jurassic Park", but they didn't bother me. Of course, they weren't anything close to the original, which is usually the case with sequels. That brings us to "Jurassic World", and where it stands in the Jurassic Park franchise. Lets say it easily beats the previous sequels, and comes extremely close to surpassing the original!

First and foremost, the new Jurassic World theme park will blow audiences away. The Jurassic Park theme park had some good ideas, but all of the technology was used to create the dinosaurs while adding little to the park. The new park uses futuristic technology that greatly enhances the park goers experience with things like the Gyrosphere, and new stadium seating. If the audience thought they wanted to go to Jurassic Park, they will be drooling to go to something like Jurassic World.

Of course the added technology would be nothing without the dinosaurs. There's a good mix of new dinosaurs, and some of the franchise favorites. The star of the movie is the Indominus Rex, which is a genetically enhanced dinosaur that ends up being like a T-Rex on steroids and then some. It’s the top predator that escapes to wreck havoc on the park. Another awesome new dinosaur is the Mosasaurus, which looks almost like a giant swimming lizard. It's quite a sight watching it jump out of the water, and chomp down on a great white shark like it’s an appetizer.

Then there are the old favorites like the raptors. In the previous movies, they were responsible for plenty of human deaths. While they’re still dangerous this time around, the raptors get treated like trained dogs. Their intelligence is taking to a new level as they learn to take human commands. Of course there are plenty of the usually herbivores roaming the park. They’re still boring, and make a good meal for the predators. And yes, what would the park be without the most popular dinosaur in the franchise... the T-Rex!

Believe it or not there are humans in the movie! The story centers around Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), who runs Jurassic World, and her two nephews, Gary (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson), who come to visit the park. Claire is too busy dealing with the park, so the boys venture around the park pretty much on their own. No good comes of this as the boys find themselves lost in an open area of the park when all hell breaks loose. That’s when Claire turns to Owen (Chris Pratt), who is the raptor trainer, for help in returning the boys to safety. They set off to save the boys, while the park is about to come under attack by the Indominus Rex.

  Claire and Owen have a great dynamic going on throughout the movie. They start almost like heart broken teens, and end up being brought together in the chaos. Chris Pratt continues his run of strong performances, and Bryce Dallas Howard will grow on the audience as her character develops. Ty and Nick do a good job as the new set of children put in harms way, but not as good as the original tandem of children in "Jurassic Park."

Another thing that's really great about this movie is how it pays much respect to the original movie, and theme park. There are plenty of references to the original park and there are a few scenes that bring the two parks together. It certainly should get some smiles from the audience. One of the characters is even wearing an original Jurassic Park t-shirt!

  While there’s plenty of originality in "Jurassic World," there are still plenty of story lines that are similar to the original and the other sequels. Those story lines include rescuing the children, and having a group of people looking to sabotage things for their own interests. Besides having a superior park with some better dinosaurs, what really stands out is the ending dinosaur fight. While the original had a great fight, this one is spectacular. There are plenty of twists and turns, and it finishes off with a bang!

  It's rare to say a sequel can be better than the original, but "Jurassic World" comes very close to surpassing "Jurassic Park." The park itself is a technological upgrade with an even fiercer top predator. The dinosaurs look as real as ever, and always are an amazing thing to witness on the big screen. The characters are very likable, and there's a great dynamic between Owen and Claire supported by some good acting. However, they still might not be better than Jeff Goldblum, and his performance as the unusual Dr. Malcolm. Just like the fantastic ending, “Jurassic World” is an awesome movie, but it’s still hard to beat the original so I give it 4 stars! 


Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Trailer for Universal Pictures' EVEREST

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.  Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.  The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur. 

Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of Everest—in association with Walden Media—is adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar® winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). 

The film was shot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the U.K.  Universal will distribute Everest worldwide.

Genre: Epic Adventure                
Cast: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
Screenplay by: William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy   
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson
Executive Producers: Angela Morrison, Liza Chasin, Evan Hayes, Randall Emmett, Peter Mallouk, Mark Mallouk, Lauren Selig

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BRIDGE OF SPIES" Starring Tom Hanks and Directed by Steven Spielberg Unveils Poster

Dreamworks Bridge of Spies is in theaters on October 16, 2015.


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Genre: Dramatic Thriller
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release date: October 16, 2015
Running time: TBD

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian
Koch, Alan Alda
Director: Steven Spielberg
Producers: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger                         
Executive Producers: Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King
Written by: Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies” stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife, Mary; Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm. The film is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen. “Bridge of Spies” will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Walt Disney Records Set to Release "Inside Out" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Soundtrack Available June 16, 2015

BURBANK, CA – June 4, 2015 -- Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” features an original score that captures the emotional spirit of the story by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino.  The soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on June 16, 2015.    Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.", "Up") and produced by Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. ("Up"), Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out" opens in U.S. theaters on June 19, 2015. 

Giacchino worked with director Pete Docter on “Up” (garnering an Academy Award® for best original score) and also counts Disney•Pixar’s films “Cars 2,” “Ratatouille” and “The Incredibles” among his credits. But, says the composer, “Inside Out” was different. “Pete [Docter] wanted the music to feel as if it was coming from the inside—from internal thoughts,” says Giacchino. “We were going for something atmospheric. Something that wasn’t traditional film score.”

According to the composer, the goal of the music mirrored the goal of the film. “It had to feel emotional,” says Giacchino. “I wasn’t sure how I wanted it to sound, but I knew how I wanted it to feel. This film is personal.”
The score was recorded with a 70-piece orchestra with an organ and a rhythm section that consisted of guitars and a drummer.

“I had a lot of fun writing the music,” continues Giacchino. “There’s a 1930s jazzy section we wrote for the Forgetters, and we channel classic horror in the Subconscious. The film really goes all over the map musically, but what I love most about it is that we never forgot that it’s an emotional story that’s being told.”

“Inside Out” is preceded by the short “LAVA” from Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren. Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.  The short features the theme performed by Kuana Torres Kahele (Uku & Narrator) and Napua Greig (Lele).  The “Lava” theme will be available at digital retail on June 16, 2015.

About Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out”:
Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out. 

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.  

When Riley's family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her core memories with them—Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places—Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions—in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.

About Michael Giacchino:
Michael Giacchino has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and “The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”  Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit “Up” earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards.
Additional projects include collaborations with Disney Imagineering on music for Space Mountain, Star Tours (with John Williams) and the Ratatouille ride in Disneyland Paris. Giacchino also was the Musical Director of the 81st Annual Academy Awards®. Currently, his music can be heard in concert halls internationally with both “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” films being performed live-to-picture with a full orchestra. 
This summer, in addition to Pete Docter’s “Inside Out” from Disney•Pixar, Giacchino has two other major films hitting theaters: “Tomorrowland,” directed by Brad Bird and Universal’s “Jurassic World,” directed by Colin Trevorrow.
The Inside Out original motion picture soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on June 16, 2015.   The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes ( and (

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Friday, June 5, 2015

THE GOOD DINOSAUR - New Teaser Trailer & Poster Now Available!

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

U.S. Release Date:                              November 25, 2015
Director:                                               Peter Sohn
Producer:                                             Denise Ream

·       Peter Sohn made his directorial debut with the Pixar short film “Partly Cloudy.” He has worked in the art, story and animation departments, and also has voiced the characters of Emile from Academy Award®-winning “Ratatouille” and Scott “Squishy” Squibbles from “Monsters University.” 
·       Denise Ream produced the Golden Globe-nominated film “Cars 2” for Pixar Animation Studios, and served as associate producer for Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning film “Up.” She also has an extensive background in producing visual effects and animation for live action films.

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