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How the World of ‘Undone’ Came to Life Through Rotoscope

  • Indiewire
A genre-bending series that sends its heroine through time and space to unlock a family mystery, the Amazon Prime Video Original “Undone” breaks new ground by becoming the first episodic series wholly created through rotoscope animation.

While animated shows have been part of the television landscape for decades, rotoscope provides a unique view in which to tell this complex story. Industry veterans Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg, who were producers on acclaimed animated series “BoJack Horseman,” bring us the rotoscoped series Undone. To explain what to expect before getting started on the series, we have prepared the following primer on rotoscope animation.

First, what’s the show about?

After an auto accident leaves Alma Winograd-Diaz (Rosa Salazar) hospitalized, she begins to experience visions of her late father, Jacob (Bob Odenkirk), who encourages her to explore her newfound ability to bend reality in order to help solve his untimely death. But
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Go Behind the Scenes of Amazon’s ‘Undone’ from the Team Behind ‘BoJack Horseman’

A new behind-the scenes featurette offers a glimpse into the evolution of Undone, Amazon Prime Video’s first animated series for adults starring Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddarth Dhananjay, Daveed Diggs and Bob Odenkirk. The series premieres Friday, September 13th on Amazon Prime Video and can be streamed in over 200 countries and territories. The featurette highlights the actors and artists who brought the series to life through their collaborative work in Los Angeles, Austin, and Amsterdam. Undone is brought to life using rotoscope animation, a process that has never before been used in episodic television. The …
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New York Comic Con: Watchmen Debut, Angel Reunion and More TV Events

TV fans attending New York Comic Con this fall will get to enjoy several treats, most notably a screening of HBO’s highly anticipated Watchmen adaptation.

Other highlights slated for the con, taking placing Oct. 3-6, include an Angel cast reunion and an Outlander panel, as well as first looks at the upcoming seasons of Castle Rock and Marvel’s Runaways. Three Nycc-friendly CW shows will also be in attendance: Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico and Batwoman.

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2019 New York Comic Con Schedule: Find Out When Your Favorite Shows are Taking Over

  • Variety
2019 New York Comic Con Schedule: Find Out When Your Favorite Shows are Taking Over
New York Comic Con (Nycc), running from Oct. 3-6 out of New York’s Javits Convention Center, will have TV fans covered with a wide array of sneak-peeks, screenings and exciting cast panels for today’s most popular shows. Raunchy animated comedy “Big Mouth” from Netflix will kick off the long weekend with a teaser of its forthcoming third season, followed by a panel with series co-creator and voice actor Nick Kroll, among other cast members. The week-long event will also feature the premiere of the fifth season of Starz’s “Outlander,” exclusive sneak-peeks of the upcoming season of TBS’ “Snowpiercer” and a special panel from “Full Frontal” star Samantha Bee as she teases her forthcoming special “Election: 2020.”

Thursday, Oct. 3

Big Mouth Kroll, along with additional cast and executive producers still to be announced, will offer a sneak peek into the animated comedy’s forthcoming third season through clips from the show,
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Turner Sets New York Comic Con Slate: Aew Wrestling, ‘Snowpiercer’ Sneak, Sam Bee, More

  • Deadline
Turner’s TBS, TNT and truTV have set their lineups for next month’s New York Comic Con, with panels featuring the likes of All Elite Wrestling and Chris Jericho, an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming TNT sci-fi series Snowpiercer, and Samantha Bee previewing her next Full Frontal special “Election 2020.”

The lineup also includes truTV’s Impractical Jokers and its stars, who will be joined by Jameela Jamil to talk about TBS’ new game show The Misery Index, which she hosts. It bows on the network October 22. Another truTV series will hit the annual confab: the Broken Lizard-fronted Tacoma Fd, which was renewed for a second season in June.

New York Comic Con runs October 3-6.

Here is Turner’s Nycc lineup revealed Wednesday:

All Elite Wrestling on TNT with Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Brandi Rhodes and more

Friday, October 4, from 4:15-5:15 Pm, Javits Center Room 1A10

Join Chris Jericho,
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Here's Everything You Need to Know About Pixar's Jazzy New Film, Soul

  • Popsugar
It's been more than five years since director Pete Docter teamed up with Pixar to release Inside Out, a movie exploring the depths of human emotion in a family-friendly way. Years later, Docter (who serves as Pixar's Chief Creator Officer) is back with yet another insightful and introspective idea: Soul. He revealed more details about the upcoming film at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Aug. 24, including a rundown of the movie's cast and soundtrack.

The Story

Soul focuses on Joe, a middle school music teacher with aspirations to perform at The Blue Note, a famous jazz club in New York. His plans are derailed when he slips into an open manhole and takes a glowing green form, representing his own soul. Joe then embarks on an existential journey and lands at the "You Seminar" - where souls are developed.

The Cast

Jamie Foxx will lend his voice to Joe,
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Here's Everything You Need to Know About Pixar's Jazzy New Film, Soul

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Here's Everything You Need to Know About Pixar's Jazzy New Film, Soul
It's been more than five years since director Pete Docter teamed up with Pixar to release Inside Out, a movie exploring the depths of human emotion in a family-friendly way. Years later, Docter (who serves as Pixar's Chief Creator Officer) is back with yet another insightful and introspective idea: Soul. He revealed more details about the upcoming film at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Aug. 24, including a rundown of the movie's cast and soundtrack.

The Story

Soul focuses on Joe, a middle school music teacher with aspirations to perform at The Blue Note, a famous jazz club in New York. His plans are derailed when he slips into an open manhole and takes a glowing green form, representing his own soul. Joe then embarks on an existential journey and lands at the "You Seminar" - where souls are developed.

The Cast

Jamie Foxx will lend his voice to Joe,
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Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey to lead Pixar’s Soul, plot details and character images revealed

Back in June, Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios officially announced the original animated feature Soul, set for release in June 2020, and now we have some details about the film direct from the D23 Expo.

During the Pixar panel, the studio’s Chief Creative Officer Pete Doctor announced that Soul “journeys from the streets of New York City to the never-before-seen cosmic realms and ‘The You Seminar,’ the fantastical place where we all discover our unique personalities.”

Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey are set to lead the voice cast of Soul alonsgide the likes of Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, and we also got a first look at their characters: Foxx plays oe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz, while Fey voices 22, a soul-in-training who has an unexpected encounter with Joe when he accidentally finds his way to the ‘You Seminar.’ Together,
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D23: 9 Things We Learned About Disney’s Monster Slate, From ‘Black Widow’ to ‘Star Wars’

D23: 9 Things We Learned About Disney’s Monster Slate, From ‘Black Widow’ to ‘Star Wars’
At Saturday’s massive D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney flexed its powerful movie muscles in both live-action and animation, emphasizing cultural diversity and legacy building. Among the standouts were sneak peeks of the “Mulan” live-action remake and Pixar’s “Soul”, with the studio’s first predominantly all-black cast (led by Jamie Foxx as an aspiring jazz pianist). And the common thread was the richness of family in all its various forms.

In fact, Walt Disney Studios’ co-chairman Alan Horn literally underscored the point when kicking off the presentation: “You’re not just fans, you’re family,” he told the crowd of 6,800 in D23 Hall.

Here are nine key takeaways from the D23 movie presentation.

1. Goodbye to the “Skywalker Saga”

Horn began by introducing Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams to bid farewell to the “Skywalker Saga” with the ninth and final “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (December
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Jamie Foxx Reveals New Disney Role at D23 Expo After News of Katie Holmes Split

Jamie Foxx Reveals New Disney Role at D23 Expo After News of Katie Holmes Split
Jamie Foxx is back in the spotlight following news of his split from Katie Holmes.

Foxx, 51, attended the D23 Expo on Saturday as it was announced that he would be lending his voice to Disney-Pixar’s new film Soul, which will also star Tina Fey.

The movie will take viewers “on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions,” Pixar revealed last month.

Alongside the big news, Walt Disney Studios has also shared a first look at the two stars’ characters, Joe Garner
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‘Frozen 2’ Honors Mom, Plus Sneak Peeks of ‘Soul,’ ‘Onward,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ at D23

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“Let it go?” As if! The long-awaited sequel to 2013’s modern Disney classic “Frozen” is due in theaters Nov. 22. Once again directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, this installment follows the gang as they set out on a journey to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom.

Idina Menzel, who plays Queen Elsa, is reunited with Kristen Bell, who voices Queen Anna. Josh Gad is back as snowman sidekick Olaf, with Jonathan Groff as iceman Kristoff, and Santino Fontana as Hans, also in tow. New additions to the film, which picks up three years after the original, include Evan Rachel Wood as the siblings’ mother, and Sterling K. Brown.

In an extensive clip from the first act shown at D23 on Saturday, the sisters, Olaf, and Sven are playing a game of charades but Elsa is distracted by a mysterious voice that she hears singing.
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Pixar's Onward Gets Sneak Peek at D23 with Help from Chris Pratt & Tom Holland

  • MovieWeb
Pixar Animation Studios hit the stage at the D23 Expo to shed some light on two of their upcoming projects, each of which will be hitting theaters next year. For next spring's Onward, leading voice talent Chris Pratt and Tom Holland appeared to greet the crowd and provide a first look at the movie. An official poster for Onward has also been revealed by Walt Disney Studios, and you can take a look at them below.

Check out the exclusive poster & still from Onward?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PixarOnward that just debuted at #D23Expo. See the new film starring @tomholland1996 and @prattprattpratt in theaters March 6, 2020. pic.twitter.com/9FVgUts3Y2

— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) August 24, 2019

Holland and Chris Pratt star in Onward as teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot. The story is set in a magical world with elves, trolls, mermaid, centaurs, gnomes, goblins, and most
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Pixar's Soul First Look Unveiled at D23, Jamie Foxx & Tina Fey to Star

  • MovieWeb
Pixar Animation Studios just hit the stage at the D23 Expo to share new details about two upcoming movies set to release in 2020. First, director Pete Docter greeted fans to introduce the cast of next summer's animated movie Soul. Officially revealed as the leading voice cast members, Tina Fey and Jamie Foxx came out to a raucous applause to join several other cast members on stage. Pixar has also released some first look photos at the movie's lead characters as well as a piece of concept art, which you can take a look at below.

As revealed at D23, by explaining where souls come from, the premise of Soul looks to answer the age-old question of, "Why am I here?" Its plot will take viewers on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms in one of Pixar's most unique concepts yet. In the movie,
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Disney Announces Voice Cast For Upcoming Pixar Film Soul, With Sneak Peak Photos

Disney has announced the voice cast for their upcoming Pixar film, Soul. The film will star Tina Fey (30 Rock), Jamie Foxx (Ray), Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Questlove (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), and Phylicia Rashad. Here’s a description of the storyline, and Foxx’s character:

Soul” imagines that every person on earth comes pre-installed with a soul formed and perfected in a cosmic realm. Jamie Foxx will play a middle-school music teacher on earth who dreams of playing at legendary New York jazz club The Blue Note. After the wrong step into an open sewer grate, Joe slips back into his soul form back in the other realm — with some existential work to do before he might land his big gig.

This sounds amazing! It’s really incredible how the stories that they are telling at Pixar are so big and rich, like Inside Out, but they are pulling it off beautifully.
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Jamie Foxx And Tina Fey To Lead Pixar’s ‘Soul’ As Cast Revealed

  • Deadline
Disney’s Pixar revealed Saturday at the D23 Expo that the animation studio’s new film Soul will be toplined by Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. The pic is set to be the second original Pixar film for 2020 after March’s Onward, and it has a June 19, 2020 release date.

Directed by two-time Oscar winner Pete Docter, who was joined by co-director/writer Kemp Powers and writer Mike Jones on Saturday, the film takes place between New York City and the never-before-seen cosmic realms and “The You Seminar,” the fantastical place where we all discover our unique personalities. The tagline: Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you … you?”

The voice cast will also include Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad and Questlove. The original score will come from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, with new jazz music from Jon Batiste.

The studio
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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Announces Voice Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey to Star

  • Variety
Disney debuted a first look at upcoming Pixar film “Soul” at the D23 expo in Anaheim, Calif. and announced its star-studded voice cast.

Soul” imagines that every person on earth comes pre-installed with a soul formed and perfected in a cosmic realm. Jamie Foxx will play a middle-school music teacher on earth who dreams of playing at legendary New York jazz club The Blue Note. After the wrong step into an open sewer grate, Joe slips back into his soul form back in the other realm — with some existential work to do before he might land his big gig.

Soul” also stars Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Questlove, and Phylicia Rashad. “The Social Network” Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails were also revealed to be composing the score at D23.

Tina Fey joked that she took the job in “Soul” because “its the only way
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‘Soul': Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey Star in Pixar’s Most Existential Adventure Yet

  • The Wrap
‘Soul': Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey Star in Pixar’s Most Existential Adventure Yet
Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey are among the cast starring in Pixar’s “Soul,” the animation studio’s most existential film yet — and its most jazzy.

Pixar’s new creative head, two-time Oscar winner behind classics like “Monsters Inc.,” “Up” and “Inside Out,” Pete Docter, appeared at the D23 Expo on Saturday to share details of the studio’s summer release.

Prior to D23, there was very little known about “Soul,” with Disney only releasing this cryptic logline: “Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you… You? 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.”

Also Read: Tom Holland Appears at Disney's D23 After Sony Spider-Man Split: 'It's Been a Crazy Week'

The film will explore the You Seminar,
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Star Wars Resistance to end with season 2, trailer released

With so much attention aimed towards December’s release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it might be easy to forget Disney Xd’s animated series Star Wars Resistance is also returning. A trailer for the upcoming season has now been released which reveals the villainous Kylo Ren will be making an appearance in the series. However, along with the trailer came the announcement that Star Wars Resistance‘s second season will be its final one and will have its season premiere October 6. Watch the trailer below…

Star Wars Resistance‘s second and final season takes place between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, picking up after a harrowing escape from the First Order, as the Colossus and all its residents find themselves lost in space, pursued by Agent Tierny and Commander Pyre. Kaz and team also face a myriad of new dangers along the way including bounty hunters,
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‘Dare Me’: Adrian Walters & Amanda Brugel To Recur In USA Network Series

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‘Dare Me’: Adrian Walters & Amanda Brugel To Recur In USA Network Series
Exclusive: Adrian Walters and Amanda Brugel are set for recurring roles opposite Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly on USA drama series Dare Me, from Ucp and Peter Berg and Michael Lombardo’s Film 44.

Based on the novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore, Dare Me is described as an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town.

Peering behind the all-American facade, Dare Me dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Guardiola and Kelly) after a new coach (Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet suburban world. Part coming-of-age story, part small-town drama, part murder mystery,
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Daveed Diggs Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

Daveed Daniele Diggs is an American actor, producer, rapper, singer and composer. He is best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the smash-hit musical Hamilton. Daveed Diggs Bio: Early Life, Family, Education Diggs was born on January 24, 1982 (Daveed Diggs age: 37) to Barbara Needell and Dountes Diggs. […]

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