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The Morning Watch: ‘Finding Dory’ Storyboard Comparison, How Actors Train Their Voices for Animated Movies & More

The Morning Watch: ‘Finding Dory’ Storyboard Comparison, How Actors Train Their Voices for Animated Movies & More
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, see how the adorable Finding Dory scene with […]

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Don’t Expect Toy Story 5 For About Another Decade

Toy Story 4 hasn’t even left theaters yet, but fans are already clamoring for a fifth installment of the legendary franchise. While Pixar has yet to rule out another movie in the series, nothing is definite as of yet. Even if the notoriously slow-moving studio does decide to move forward on Toy Story 5 though, the film likely won’t be released until after a decade or so passes.

This isn’t for any particular reason other than it’s just the way the Disney-owned company typically does things. For example, audiences had to wait a whopping eleven years after Toy Story 2 in order to get the next movie in the series. After that, they had to be patient for another nine years in order to get Toy Story 4. This means moviegoers could presumably wait anywhere between seven and thirteen years for the next Buzz and Woody adventure.
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Why The Summer Box Office At $3 Billion Isn’t In A Slump

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Why The Summer Box Office At $3 Billion Isn’t In A Slump
Leave it to a bunch of sour pickles –specifically, Dark Phoenix, Men in Black International, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters– to spoil headlines about the true success of the summer box office.

There’s been a lot of news that the season’s theatrical business is back in the toilet, and overall, that’s false, with ComScore showing that the period of April 26-July 7 has grossed $3.03 billion, close to even with the same period a year ago ($3.04B). Last summer ended with a near-record$4.8B. Even before this weekend through July 4th, summer 2019 was close to equal, with 2018 starting with the last weekend of April with $2.8B.

For exhibition, summer started the minute Avengers: Endgame pumped out the biggest domestic opening of all-time at $357.1M. We said this two summers ago, and we’ll say it again: There is no way that the theatrical business in the U.S.
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We Shouldn't Expect Toy Story 5 for About Another Decade

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We Shouldn't Expect Toy Story 5 for About Another Decade
Last month, the latest installment in the beloved Toy Story franchise was released. While most people expected Toy Story 3 to be the end of the series, Toy Story 4 proved this wrong, and also proved why more Toy Story movies work. However, if we do get another Toy Story movie, it probably won't be for another ten years.

The first two Toy Story movies only released about 4 years apart, with the original plan being for Toy Story 2 to only be a straight-to-home release like most Disney sequels at the time. The push for the sequel was largely just a quick cash grab, but when the script ended up being really good, Disney and Pixar decided to give it a theatrical release. However, due to a number of serious issues with the animation process, the creation of Toy Story 2 became an incredibly hectic process for Pixar.

Disney and
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On ‘Toy Story 4,’ Pixar Opened Its Brain Trust to More Women and It Paid Off

On ‘Toy Story 4,’ Pixar Opened Its Brain Trust to More Women and It Paid Off
The “Toy Story” universe has always been very male, ever since John Lasseter’s first “Pixar” release in 1995 introduced old-school Western sheriff pull-toy Woody (Tom Hanks) and snazzy electronic flyer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). The dynamic duo have stayed front and center through sequels “Toy Story 2” and “3.”

Pixar itself has been going through a sea change. Of the 21 films Pixar has released since 1995, just four have focused on a female lead. Over the years, Pixar has gradually increased the participation of women throughout the Bay Area company, from animators and designers to story artists.

The first woman to enter the Brain Trust was Pixar Senior Development Executive Mary Coleman. Later, Rita Hsaio shared screenplay credit on “Toy Story 2,” Meg LeFauve landed screenplay credits for “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur,” and Victoria Strouse co-wrote “Finding Dory” with director Andrew Stanton.

When Brenda Chapman arrived at Pixar in 2003, there
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On ‘Toy Story 4,’ Pixar Opened Its Brain Trust to More Women and It Paid Off

On ‘Toy Story 4,’ Pixar Opened Its Brain Trust to More Women and It Paid Off
The “Toy Story” universe has always been very male, ever since John Lasseter’s first “Pixar” release in 1995 introduced old-school Western sheriff pull-toy Woody (Tom Hanks) and snazzy electronic flyer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). The dynamic duo have stayed front and center through sequels “Toy Story 2” and “3.”

Pixar itself has been going through a sea change. Of the 21 films Pixar has released since 1995, just four have focused on a female lead. Over the years, Pixar has gradually increased the participation of women throughout the Bay Area company, from animators and designers to story artists.

The first woman to enter the Brain Trust was Pixar Senior Development Executive Mary Coleman. Later, Rita Hsaio shared screenplay credit on “Toy Story 2,” Meg LeFauve landed screenplay credits for “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur,” and Victoria Strouse co-wrote “Finding Dory” with director Andrew Stanton.

When Brenda Chapman arrived at Pixar in 2003, there
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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Could Weave Near Half Billion Web Around The World In First 10 Days Of B.O. – Preview

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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Could Weave Near Half Billion Web Around The World In First 10 Days Of B.O. – Preview
The follow-up to the $2.75 billion-grossing Avengers: Endgame, Sony and Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, is opening on Tuesday stateside, and rest assured July will be off to a healthy start at the box office. Really, it will be.

Before Far From Home even flickers on a screen in the Us and Canada on Tuesday, the Jon Watts-directed movie is on its way to making a near estimated $110M in China, Hong Kong, and Japan this weekend. Spider-Man is poised to have a nice hold in the Middle Kingdom into the next weekend, especially with local war epic The Eight Hundred being moved off its July 5 date.

The rest of the international begins rolling out on Monday, when Australia welcomes the webslinger. All other off-shore markets will open through Friday next week, save Italy, which goes July 10. Here in the states, Far From Home will not have
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‘Yesterday’ Sings $1.25M On Thursday Night, ‘Annabelle 3’ Rises To $10.8M

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‘Yesterday’ Sings $1.25M On Thursday Night, ‘Annabelle 3’ Rises To $10.8M
Universal/Working Title’s Yesterday made $1.25M last night from 7Pm shows at 2,200 theaters. The print count for the Beatles inspired music romance grows to 2,603. Pre-weekend projections have the Danny Boyle-directed film between $10M-$14M. We heard late last night that Fandango is seeing brisk sales for the movie.

Yesterday, together with New Line’s Annabelle Comes Home, which earned $3.6M yesterday (-49%) in 2nd place, are trying to get some steam as the second and third choices at the Independence Day week box office before Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home comes in and grabs everyone’s money. Annabelle Comes Home is up to $10.8M in its first two days and it’s pacing 22% behind Blumhouse/Universal’s The First Purge which launched a year ago. That film made $31.2M over five days, and Annabelle 3 will make less, between $23M-$25M.

Disney’s Toy Story 4 was No.
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'Toy Story 4' Looks to Repeat at Weekend Box Office Over 'Annabelle' & 'Yesterday'

'Toy Story 4' Looks to Repeat at Weekend Box Office Over 'Annabelle' & 'Yesterday'
New releases have seen some struggles as of late, with several summer sequels debuting well below expectations and this weekend sees yet another sequel in Annabelle Comes Home attempting to avoid a similar fate. On top of that, Universal unveils an original project in Danny Boyle's Yesterday looking to ride a wave of positivity into the weekend. At the top of the charts, look for Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 to repeat at #1. Looking at past Toy Story releases the second wide weekend has seen a range of performances, but we're looking specifically at Toy Story 3's -46% second weekend drop as well as Incredibles 2 and Finding Dory, which dropped -56% and -46% respectively. Given Toy Story 4's debut hues a bit closer to Toy Story 3 and Dory we're leaning more toward anticipating a similar, -46% drop this weekend, which would result in a sophomore performance over $65 million,
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‘Toy Story 4’ Climbs To $135M+ Through 4 Days & Will Dominate Next Weekend Before ‘Spider-Man’ Swings In – B.O. Preview

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Disney’s Toy Story 4 drew an estimated $14.2 million Monday, taking its four-day total to $135.1M. It will continue to conquer the box office into this weekend with $60M-$70M ( a 40%-50% drop) before Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home brings another flood of cash in next Tuesday.

Toy Story 4‘s first Monday is the fourth best for a Disney animated film after Incredibles 2 ($23.6M), Finding Dory ($19.5M) and Toy Story 3 ($15.6M).

Some in the distribution community have expressed concerned there’s a sequelitis funk in the marketplace after Toy Story 4 came in under its $140M-plus projections. Sequelitis really isn’t to blame here as audiences showed in bulk that they made Toy Story 4 the biggest domestic opening in the 24-year old Pixar franchise. Disney-reported Monday actuals came in at $120.9M for the weekend, higher than the $118M the studio was originally observing Sunday morning.
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Toy Story 4 Smashes the Global Box Office Record For an Animated Film

Over two decades since the first Toy Story film hit theaters, the beloved Disney-Pixar animated franchise continues to break records.

Toy Story 4 - the highly-anticipated fourth installment in the story about Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, and the rest of Andy's toys - smashed the global box office record for an animated movie. Since opening worldwide on June 20, the film starring Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, and more raked in $238 million. Unfortunately, despite performing well in Europe, Latin America, and the UK (where it set a record by opening with $15 million), Toy Story 4 failed to deliver the ticket sales expected of the film in the Us.

Related: Toy Story 4: Trust Us, You Don't Want to Skip Out Once Those Credits Start Rolling

So far, the movie has pulled in $118 million at the domestic box office, compared to the $140 million it was expected to. That places
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Despite Sequel Fatigue, Toy Story 4 Broke the Global Box Office Record For an Animated Film

Despite Sequel Fatigue, Toy Story 4 Broke the Global Box Office Record For an Animated Film
Over two decades since the first Toy Story film hit theaters, the beloved Disney-Pixar animated franchise continues to break records.

Toy Story 4 - the highly-anticipated fourth installment in the story about Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, and the rest of Andy's toys - smashed the global box office record for an animated movie. Since opening worldwide on June 20, the film starring Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, and more raked in $238 million. Unfortunately, despite performing well in Europe, Latin America, and the UK (where it set a record by opening with $15 million), Toy Story 4 failed to deliver the ticket sales expected of the film in the Us.

Related: Toy Story 4: Trust Us, You Don't Want to Skip Out Once Those Credits Start Rolling

So far, the movie has pulled in $118 million at the domestic box office, compared to the $140 million it was expected to. That places
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Disney Teases an Intriguing Premise For Its Magical New Pixar Film, Soul

Disney and Pixar can't stop, won't stop pumping out movies. A few weeks after the studio announced Onward, a fantasy flick about two teenage elf brothers (Chris Pratt and Tom Holland) who embark on a quest to save magic, we now have news of another film that will hit theaters in 2020: Soul.

On June 19, Walt Disney Studios' official Facebook page shared the title art for the film, as well as a brief and intriguing premise. "Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you . . .You? One year from today, Pixar Animation Studios will take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions," the image is captioned. "Disney & Pixar's Soul arrives in theaters on June 19, 2020."

Related: We're Far From the Endgame, Guys - Here
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Bo Report: ‘Toy Story 4’ works its magic as Damon Gameau’s ‘2040’ hits $1 million

Toy Story 4’ (Photo credit: Disney/Pixar).

The fourth installment in the Disney/Pixar Toy Story franchise has smashed the opening weekend record for an animated title worldwide, ending a run of sequels and reboots which audiences showed they did not want or need.

Directed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 grabbed $244.5 million, beating Incredibles 2‘s $235.8 million, although the $120.9 million domestic debut was only the fourth biggest for the genre, trailing Incredibles 2 ($182 million), Finding Dory ($135 million) and Shrek the Third ($121 million).

It was a buoyant weekend in Oz as Toy Story 4 and Universal/Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets sequel drew kids and families and fans of Indian cinema turned out for Kabir Singh and Shadaa.

However Child’s Play, the remake of the 1988 horror movie about a ghastly voodoo doll named Chucky, found few takers for Roadshow. Among the specialty releases, Sony’s Never Look Away
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Toy Story 4 Rounds Up $118M at the Weekend Box Office, Scores $238M in Worldwide Debut

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Disney and Pixar easily snagged the number one spot at the box office this weekend after bringing in $118 million. Early projections for the long awaited sequel had it in the $140 million to $165 million range, but it was still the shot in the arm that the struggling summer box office needed. Globally, the sequel has brought in $238 million. As far as the North American box office is concerned, Toy Story 4 is the fourth-highest opening for an animated movie, coming in behind Incredibles 2 ($183 million), Finding Dory ($135 million), and Shrek the Third ($125 million).

The Child's Play Remake came in with the lower end of its initial box office estimates with $14 million. The horror remake features Aubrey Plaza as a young mother and Mark Hamill as the voice of the villainous doll Chucky. The earnings were enough for the remake to narrowly beat out the Aladdin remake for the number two position.
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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Dominates With $118 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Dominates With $118 Million Debut
Disney’s domination over the box office only seemed to strengthen this weekend as “Toy Story 4” easily topped box office charts.

The fourth entry in Pixar’s animated series collected $118 million in ticket sales when it debuted in 4,575 North American theaters. While that haul is significantly below expectations, which anticipated a start near $140 million, it’s hardly a disappointment for the critically acclaimed movie.

Despite glowing reviews, box office prognosticators suggest that “Toy Story 4” underperformed because audiences were wary about the need for another chapter after “Toy Story 3” wrapped up the series so perfectly. The domestic debut is only a slight jump on that entry, which bowed nearly a decade ago with $110 million. However, strong word of mouth will likely keep “Toy Story 4” in theaters long throughout the summer.

Executives at the Magic Kingdom are optimistic about “Toy Story 4’s” triple-digit debut.

“Looking at these
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‘Toy Story 4’ in record $244.5m global box office bow, sets new marks in Mexico, UK, Argentina (update)

UK delivers highest three-day animated launch on $17m.

June 24 Update: Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 delivered a record $244.5m global bow at the weekend that came with the added distinction of new opening weekend records in Mexico, the UK and Argentina.

The $120.9m North American result fell below some of the more hyperbolic forecasts, but this was a mighty start nonetheless powered by a $123.6m international debut from 37 markets, and sets the animation on course for a huge final gross.

Meanwhile Disney’s Aladdin crossed $800m worldwide, and Sony’s Men In Black: International reached $129.4m. Universal-Illumination’s
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‘Toy Story 4’ in record $242m global box office bow, sets new marks in Mexico, UK, Argentina (update)

UK delivers highest three-day animated launch on $17m.

June 24 Update: Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 delivered an estimated record $241.6m global bow at the weekend that came with the added distinction of new opening weekend records in Mexico, the UK and Argentina.

The estimated $118m North American result fell below some of the more hyperbolic forecasts, but this was a mighty start nonetheless powered by a confirmed $123.6m international debut from 37 markets, and sets the animation on course for a huge final gross.

Meanwhile Disney’s Aladdin crossed $800m worldwide, and Sony’s Men In Black: International reached $129.4m.
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‘Toy Story 4’ in record $238m global box office bow, sets new marks in Mexico, UK, Argentina

‘Toy Story 4’ in record $238m global box office bow, sets new marks in Mexico, UK, Argentina
UK delivers highest three-day animated launch on $15m.

Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 delivered an estimated record $238m global bow at the weekend that came with the added distinction of new opening weekend records in Mexico, the UK and Argentina.

The $118m North American result fell below some of the more hyperbolic forecasts, but this was a mighty start nonetheless that sets the animation on course for a huge final gross.

Meanwhile Disney’s Aladdin crossed $800m worldwide, and Sony’s Men In Black: International reached $129.4m. Universal-Illumination’s The Secret Life Of Pets 2 stands at the cusp of $200m,
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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Flies High Friday With $47.4 Million

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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Flies High Friday With $47.4 Million
Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” is reaching for the skies this weekend with a solid $47 million in Friday ticket sales, though weekend estimates are below Disney’s earlier projections.

Although initial estimates had placed the film north of $140 million for its domestic opening weekend, the strong premiere still looks promising for the family flick, which is now set to take home upwards of $120 million for the weekend. That would make it the third-best domestic launch of all time for an animated film behind previous Pixar titles “Incredibles 2,” which raked in $183 million in 2018 and “Finding Dory,” which nabbed $135 million in 2016.

The entry comes nearly 10 years after “Toy Story 3,” which bowed to $110 million in 2010. This year’s iteration sees many of the franchise’s central characters reunite alongside newcomer Forky, an anxiety-ridden spork on the verge of an existential crisis, played by Tony Hale.

Earlier in the week, “Toy Story 4
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