Jon Batiste on his first Oscar nomination for Pixar's "Soul"
Jon Batiste on his first Oscar nomination for Pixar's "Soul" "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" bandleader Jon Batiste joins "CBS This Morning" to react to his Oscar nomination for Best Original Score for the movie "Soul," for the 93rd annual Academy Awards.cbsnews.com
Pixar's 'Soul' bypasses theaters, will stream on Christmas
NEW YORK – The Pixar film “Soul” will skip theaters and instead premiere on Disney+ on Christmas, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday, sending one of the fall's last big movies straight to streaming. The successive delays of the film industry's would-be blockbusters has only made the dire circumstances of movie theaters more acute. Without aid, the organization said, 69% of small and mid-sized movie theater companies will close or go bankrupt. “The stark reality is that many movie theaters will not be able to open again if they don’t receive government help,” says Esther Baruh, director of government relations for the association. It recently announced that it would lay off 28,000 workers, most of them at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Pixar's 'Soul' ditches theaters, is heading to Disney+ for Christmas
Disney's "Soul" will no longer debut in theaters. The new Pixar animated feature will instead arrive on the company's streaming service Disney+ on December 25. "We are thrilled to share Pixar's spectacular and moving 'Soul' with audiences direct to Disney+ in December," said Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Unlike Disney's "Mulan," which skipped theaters to go to Disney+ in September, it appears that "Soul" will be free as part of the traditional streaming on-demand service. The movement of "Soul" from the calendar is yet another blow to movie theaters.cnbc.com
Pixar’s YouTube channel shares cooking tutorials inspired by its movies
“Cooking With Pixar” is a new series featured on the Pixar YouTube channel. Each video shows a step-by-step process for making easy recipes that kids of all ages can help out with. Cook alongside Forkey from “Toy Story 4” as you create a Pizza Planet pepperoni pizza with bell pepper rings. It’s important to note that Pixar’s cooking videos don’t include ingredient portions or measurements. So, if you aren’t comfortable cooking that way, it might be a good idea to keep a similar recipe handy to compare.
Disney selling face masks with beloved characters, donating proceeds to charity
Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, Disney is getting in on the face mask game, and making masks featuring your favorite Disney characters. Disney said the company would donate all profits from the sales in the U.S. of Disney’s cloth face masks to Medshare, now through Sept. 30. That’s right, you can have Baby Yoda on your face mask while you grocery shop at Trader Joe’s. In addition to donating the proceeds of these colorful masks, Disney said it will donate 1 million cloth face masks to children and families in vulnerable communities across the United States. From Elsa, Anna, Buzz and Woody, there is a face mask for every Disney fan.
Coronavirus to test U.S. movie theater box office
The United States and Canada, which comprise the worlds largest movie market, had been barely affected while theaters were closed in China, Italy and a few other countries. But concerns about the global virus outbreak hit shares of theater chains this week, with AMC Theatres down nearly 20%. The two largest U.S. theater chains, AMC and Cineworld Group Plcs Regal Cinemas, said they had halved their seating capacity to allow more space between moviegoers to prevent virus transmission. In the United States, theaters have remained open in times of national crisis including after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and during World War II. The number of coronavirus cases and level of worry about its spread varies in different U.S. cities, Bock said.feeds.reuters.com
Disney won at the box office in the last decade. Now it wants to conquer streaming
Bob Iger, CEO, The Walt Disney Company Scott Mlyn | CNBCIt's been a tough decade for big media companies as more people stream content over the internet instead of paying for cable subscriptions. And while studio entertainment represents roughly 16% of Disney's revenue, the company is leveraging its well-known franchises in other parts of the business. Disney | PixarSince Pixar's first film "Toy Story" debuted in 1995, the animation studio has garnered more than $14 billion at the global box office. DisneyOverall, since 2015, Disney has released four "Star Wars" films and garnered nearly $5 billion at the global box office. The Child, popularly known as "Baby Yoda," is a character in the new Disney+ series, "The Mandalorian" Episodic Photos, Disneycnbc.com
Pixar releases trailer for 'Soul,' its first black-led animated movie
"Soul" follows middle school band teacher Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, whose real passion is playing jazz. The studio released the trailer for "Soul" on Thursday. ), it's also the first Pixar movie featuring a black lead. "Soul" follows middle school band teacher Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, whose real passion is playing jazz. Meanwhile, characters Pixar featured before a black person: a French rat that cooks, literal talking monsters, ants and a toy cowboy.
We finally know what happened to the barracuda that ate Nemo's mom in 'Finding Nemo'
That's right, we're talking about the opening scene, where a giant barracuda attacks the home of Nemo's dad, Marlin, and ends up eating Nemo's mom and all of his future brothers and sisters. It's heartbreaking, tragic and a reminder as to why Marlin is so protective over his only son, Nemo. If you've held a little piece of resentment in your heart toward this barracuda over the years, you're in good company. That's why we were excited to find out the fate of the barracuda thanks to an Easter egg from "Toy Story 4." You probably missed the big reveal, but up on a wall in the shop is the evil barracuda stuffed and mounted.
Disney first studio to have five $1 billion movies in a year
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - "Toy Story 4" has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, Disney announced on Thursday. That makes the animated Pixar film the fifth billion dollar release for Disney this year. The studio is now the record holder for the most billion-dollar movies in a single year. On top of that, Disney has sucked up most of 21st Century Fox's assets, giving them even more programs and intellectual property to bolster Disney+. Disney announced last month that it has raked in an industry record $7.67 billion worldwide, breaking their own record of $7.61 billion in 2016.