Brad Bird

‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Trailer Brings Brad Bird’s Animated Classic Back to Theaters

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
Warner Bros.
First announced last month, Warner Bros. is bringing Brad Bird's The Iron Giant back to theaters this fall with a newly remastered "signature edition." To go along with the re-release, WB has put together a new trailer for the beloved animated classic, so you might want to have some tissues handy because it's about to get real misty in here.

‘The Iron Giant’ Is Returning to Theaters With New Scenes

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by Britt Hayes July 8, 2015 @ 12:55 PM
Warner Bros.
Get your tissues handy — just when you thought you were done crying over Warner Bros.’ The Iron Giant, the film is returning to theaters with even more scenes to make you sob. First released in 1999, Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant wasn’t very successful, but quickly found life on home video and is now revered as a modern classic. And it’ll have a second chance to succeed at the box office this September.

WookieeLeaks: Some Insane Person Has Compiled Every ‘The Force Awakens’ Rumor Into a Plot Synopsis

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by Jacob Hall May 22, 2015 @ 7:11 PM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, new spoilers from The Force Awakens emerge, Brad Bird dishes on his future in Star Wars, and you can catch your first glimpse at the Episode 8 script.

‘Tomorrowland’ Almost Featured a Stanley Kubrick Cameo

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by Britt Hayes May 19, 2015 @ 7:13 PM
Disney / Evening Standard
There’s a whole lot going on in Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s Tomorrowland, which pays tribute to Disney’s imagineering and the forward-thinking mindset of Walt Disney himself. Eagle-eyed fans will likely notice some easter eggs from both Disney past and present, but there’s one little cameo surprise that Bird and Lindelof weren’t able to squeeze in: Stanley Kubrick.

Is ‘Tomorrowland’ Any Good? Mike and Matt Debate on the Latest Episode of Post Credits

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 18, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
Welcome back to another installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer get a fast pass to a world beyond, as they debate Brad Bird’s much-anticipated sci-fi thriller Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson.

‘Tomorrowland’ Review: This Thrill Ride Breaks Down on the Way to Utopia

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by Matt Singer May 17, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Disney
The best argument for Tomorrowland is its release date; a week after Mad Max: Fury Road, about a world destroyed by an oil war, and a week before San Andreas, in which an apocalyptic earthquake destroys half of North America. Less a blockbuster action film than a stern but well-intentioned lecture accompanied by an elaborate audiovisual presentation, Tomorrowland argues that rampant cynicism is actively poisoning our future. People become so convinced by movies like Mad Max and San Andreas that the world is doomed that they start to believe it really is. So they give up, and dystopia becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

‘The Incredibles 2’ Confirmed as Brad Bird’s Next Film

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by Britt Hayes May 10, 2015 @ 11:49 AM
Disney/Pixar
Just last month, Brad Bird revealed that he is finally (finally!) working on a screenplay for a sequel to Pixar’s The Incredibles — of all the Pixar properties, fans have wanted a sequel to this one the most. And now we’re finally getting one. It may still be a while, given Pixar’s production time, but Bird has confirmed that the sequel to his animated superhero hit is very likely his next project.

‘Tomorrowland’ Featurette Reveals the Origins of Plus Ultra

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by Britt Hayes April 24, 2015 @ 7:15 PM
Today, Tomorrowland director Brad Bird tweeted out this interesting video, which takes you inside the formation of Plus Ultra — what is Plus Ultra, you ask? It’s the combination of four of the greatest minds in the world, who joined forces to dedicate their lives to “the cultivation of man’s greatest resource: imagination.” The animated video, along with a new viral site, add interesting new layers to the upcoming adventure film.

New ‘Tomorrowland’ Trailer Teases Crazy Action and Flying Bathtubs

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by Jacob Hall April 21, 2015 @ 8:54 AM
In a summer filled with sequels and remakes and reboots, Tomorrowland is one of the few truly massive releases that doesn’t have a number in the title. While it may take its name from a “land” in Disney theme parks, the new trailer showcases a film that looks awfully ambitious, nutty and original. The studio’s accountants certainly see this as another avenue in strengthening the company’s theme park IP, but if all such exercises had directors like Brad Bird, the world would probably be a better place, full of more interesting movies.

‘Tomorrowland’ Featurettes Explore Walt Disney Connections and the Way of the Future

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by Britt Hayes April 14, 2015 @ 5:44 PM
As most of you are aware, Tomorrowland was a concept created by Walt Disney, as a platform to showcase the innovations of tomorrow that would benefit future generations. We know that Disney himself (or a fictional version, anyway) is involved in the new Tomorrowland movie, which means there should be some fun connections for longtime fans of his theme parks and classic television specials. New featurettes explore some of those connections, along with what a place like Tomorrowland stands for.