Tag: Onward

Disney+ Chasing Profitability: Pixar Will See Layoffs in 2024

TechCrunch reports that Pixar Animation Studio will undergo layoffs this year, with insiders indicating it may be as much as 20% of the animation house’s workforce. The layoffs will include hires forced on the studio by Disney to produce content for Disney+. The studio insiders claim that the curr...

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Lightyear Director and Producer Discuss Same-Sex Kiss and Alisha

Pixar’s Lightyear, their first theatrical release since before pandemic times, opens this Friday. The movie’s director, Angus MacLane, and producer, Galyn Susman, gave Entertainment Weekly an exclusive interview about the LGBT issues surrounding the movie. Specifically, a friend and co-w...

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Disney Removes Same-Sex Affection From Pixar Films?

On Friday, March the 11th, Variety shared a letter penned by Pixar employees in response to Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s stance on Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, as well as a meme sent by him on Monday. In the staff memo, Chapek reportedly said the “biggest impactR...

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Josh Gad Says Beauty and the Beast Remake “Didn’t Go Far Enough”

For those who don’t know or remember, 2017’s Beauty and the Beast was one of the first times Disney claimed to have their first openly gay character. According to director Bill Condon, Gaston’s sidekick Le Fou (Josh Gad) would represent this landmark for the company. He boasted Le...

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Mourning and the Movies

Usually, I like to write straightforward reviews, or even contrast similar movies. Today I’d like to do something a little bit different, specifically an idea I’ve had for a while. I’ve mentioned here and there how important movies are to me. For me, watching and talking about movi...

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Pixar Announces New Movie Luca

Today Disney/Pixar announced Luca, a new cinematic release slated for June 18th of next year. It will be directed by Enrico Casarosa, who previously directed the Pixar short La Luna and has numerous art department credits with Pixar and elsewhere. No casting has been announced at this time, although...

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