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Pixar Makes People Cry By Presenting Kitbull, A Short Film About A Friendship Of Abused Pitbull And Stray Kitten

Just two weeks prior, Bored Panda wrote about Pixar’s newest short animation ‘Purl’. Well, the famous animation studio is treating us again with another short film – this time, it’s guaranteed to leave you weeping as it’s a story about one unlikely friendship between an abused pit bull and a stray kitten. Kittbull – a production of Pixar’s new SparkShorts program – was directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson and tells a heartwarming story of a rare kinship formed under the saddest circumstances. Get your tissues ready…

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Pixars New Short Film Focuses On The Hardships Of Females Trying To Fit In A Male-Dominated Workplace

Purl is faced with similar challenges as Lester when she begins a new job at  B.R.O. Capital “a fast-paced, high energy, male-centric start-up.” Pixar’s SparkShorts project objective is to highlight the studio’s up-and-coming animation artists. “The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows.  These films are unlike anything we’ve ever done at Pixar, providing an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive filmmaking approaches on a smaller scale than our normal fare.” Watch the full short ‘Purl’…

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Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenbergs Quibi keeps adding talent

Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion-dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for their ride into the future of serialization. The latest marquee director to sign on the dotted line with Quibi is Catherine Hardwicke, who will be helming a story around the creation of an artificial intelligence with the working title “How They Made Her,” according to an announcement from Katzenberg onstage at the Variety Innovate summit. Whistle called “Benedict Men”…

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Someone Is Mad With Disney Princesses Being Too White, Gets Shut Down With Facts

This person defended Disney against any claim of whitewashing, with this (slightly wrong) geography argument P.S. Yes. Brave is set in Scotland, not Ireland, but that doesn’t make a huge difference as we know most scots are as white as a sheet of paper. And the comments on their argument was just as divided

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‘Artemis Fowl’ comes to life in Disney’s teaser trailer

Disney is making the 2001 novel Artemis Fowl into a movie and honestly it’s surprising that it took this long considering Hollywood’s rapacious appetite for adapting popular books into films. Artemis Fowl‘s first teaser trailer gives us quick glimpses at the fantastical world, including the titular criminal boy himself, the fairy he kidnaps for ransom money, and some of the expansive underground dwellings that are hidden away from most of the human race. To add to the somber vibe of the movie, we’ve got some nice Radiohead music to go…

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Someone Accuses Disney Of Whitewashing Their Characters, Gets Shut Down In The Most Epic Way

The subreddit MurderedByWords is described as “a place for well-constructed put-downs, comebacks, and counter-arguments.” These kind of thoughtful, factual and satisfying responses are increasingly worth their weight in gold in in this age of social media hysteria, where the bullies and trolls often get the upper hand.The latest example of a perfect comeback was uploaded to the forum by redditor BlackOrre. Somebody had criticized Disney’s choice of mixed race characters in the movie ‘Big Hero 6,’ discounting mixed race people as not truly ‘diverse’ and suggesting that characters should be ‘all…

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Artist Imagines How Disney Characters Would Look As Oil Paintings, And Youll Want To Hang Them In Your Room

American artist Heather Theurer creates Disney-inspired paintings that some viewers have likened to a Renaissance style, however, the artist herself says the style is more akin to the Pre-Raphaelites of the late 19th century. When creating her pieces, Theurer strived to go past mere physical resemblances of the characters, focusing instead on capturing and conveying their struggles, hope, and pride – attributes that wouldn’t be obvious to the naked eye. #9 Ariel #10 Rapunzel #11 Cinderella #12 Peter Pan And Wendy #13 Mr. Toad

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21 Disney Movie Details That You May Have Never Noticed

Imgur user Rizzivision recently published a fascinating post outlining a series of interesting details from various Disney/Pixar films. The list is full of tiny observations and cross-references to other films in the Disney/Pixar universe that will make any film geek giddy. If you enjoy reading about interesting and quirky details in films, be sure to check out the subreddit /r/MovideDetails! [via Rizzivision on Imgur] 1. In The Lion King, unlike the other lions, Scar’s claws are always displayed throughout the movie. 2. In Cars, the flies are actually tiny VW…

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista responds to Disney firing James Gunn

Dave Bautista and Chris Pratt in 'Avengers: Infinity War.'Image: marvel/disney Guardians of the Galaxy actors have responded to Disney’s decision to fire series director James Gunn on Friday. The firing came after conservative personalities online resurfaced old tweets in which Gunn joked about pedophilia and molestation. Gunn himself apologized Thursday night in a series of tweets, and again Friday with an official statement after the firing went public. SEE ALSO: At Comic-Con, mixed feelings on James Gunn’s firing from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Of the core cast, only…

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James Gunn fired as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ director following resurfaced old tweets

Image: Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Updated 5:12 p.m. EST with Gunn’s statement. Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has been fired in light of tweets from his past, THR reported Friday afternoon.  “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.  Though the statement does not specify the contents of Gunn’s tweets, other users have screenshots that may point…

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7 things most people don’t know about the early animation success of ‘Toy Story’

Image: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Some theaters are adding health warnings to their ticket counters in the wake of a Twitter thread about strobe light effects in Incredibles 2.  Blogger and advocate Veronica Lewis tweeted the thread on Friday, writing that the film’s liberal use of flashing light — in one scene, for 90 seconds straight — could cause issues for viewers with epilepsy, migraines, or chronic illness. SEE ALSO: A complete ranking of every Pixar movie ever – up to and including ‘Incredibles 2’ “I am not…

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After The 500th Time Watching Disney Movies With My Daughters, I Decided To Ruin Their Favorite Disney Princesses

After about the 500th time watching the Little Mermaid I decided I would redraw a series of them in my Inktober illness dark style. Kind of passive aggressive but whatever. I love my girls, but I also love ruining their favorite movies with my creepy versions. reply reply reply reply reply reply

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Drag Queen Elsa single-handedly pushes stuck police wagon

Leave it to Queen Elsa to step in during a blizzard. Drag Queen Elsa, that is. This Elsa was spotted outside a south Boston bar, The Gallows, pushing a police wagon that was stuck in the snow. Chants of “Go Elsa!” are heard in the background, as he single-handedly managed to free the truck, all while wearing a flowing gown and heels.  And because Elsa is a queen, after this feat of strength, he takes an elegant curtsy, to remind us that we are in the presence of Frozen royalty.…

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Flyover video reveals jaw-dropping Star Wars park construction

Construction has started on Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park and the first videos of its progress look amazing. What did the worlds we love in that faraway galaxy look like before they came into our lives, fully formed?  SEE ALSO: John Williams says 10 ‘Star Wars’ movies is ‘quite enough for me’ If the constructed land looks unfamiliar – as does the concept art at the end – it’s because this isn’t anywhere we’ve been before. Disney revealed that this park is going to look like a planet…

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