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Pixar Art Collection To Open At Gallery Nucleus On December 10, 2016

Pixar and Disney Fine Art are proud to announce the release of a signature series. 17 images hand picked by John Lasseter, one image to represent each Pixar film. Each print will be signed and numbered on archival paper and will include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Gallery Nucleus is honored to exhibit and have this collection available for the first time anywhere.

The gallery show will open on December 10, 2016 and run until January 8, 2017. Artists in attendance on opening night will be Steve Pilcher and Dominique Louis.

Featured artists include:

Bob Pauley
Tia Kratter
Randy Berrett
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Ralph Eggleston
Teddy Newton
Bill Cone
Dominique R. Louis
Lou Romano
Robert Kondo
Harley Jessup
Steve Pilcher
Ricky Nierva
Sharon Calahan
Daniel López Muñoz

Computers don’t make movies. People do: the artists, editors, animators, and technical directors. People are the life behind everything that gets created at Pixar. While animated films are technically complex to make, they each begin with the simplicity of putting pencil to paper.
Many people don’t realize that Pixar has almost as many artists working in traditional media-hand drawing, painting, pastels, sculpture-as they do in digital media. Most of their work takes place during the development of a project, when they are working out the story and the look of the film. The wealth of beautiful art created for each movie is rarely seen outside the studio, and the finished film sent around the world would never be possible without it.

Pixar believes that a film is a contract between the filmmaker and the audience. The filmmaker offers an imagined world; the public interprets the creation. With just the right amount of realism, a film becomes perfectly believable. This belief hinges on the consistent application of the rules of the filmic world. These rules are explored and defined through concept art formats, including character studies, background paintings and color scripts just to name a few. The result is a world both new and recognizable; fictitious yet intuitively real.
The Pixar Art Collection is the first time a coordinated assortment of Pixar concept art has been released, celebrating each milestone film release in Pixar’s history. The pieces were hand-picked by a select team at Pixar and represent a wide range of media, from marker to pastels to digital creation.

The Collection is a love letter to Pixar and to Pixar’s fans – to each of us who found adventure, soared through space, changed our fate and renounced capes forever. To infinity and beyond!

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Watch The Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

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Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have released the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers!

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover and Tyne Daly.

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Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming was written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, Jon Watts & Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, and executive produced by Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, and Stan Lee.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017.

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Watch The Circle Trailer

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EuropaCorp has debuted the first trailer for The Circle, James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, and Ellar Coltrane.

Eggers’ novel focuses on a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.

The novel turns into a contemporary thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetized and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete.

The feature adaptation has been written and will be directed by Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The Circle is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and Ponsoldt. The film will  be released on April 28, 2017.

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Watch The Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Tease

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Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have revealed the very first footage from the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming in a trailer tease and revealed that the full trailer will make its debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow night!

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Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man along with Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Michael Keaton as The Vulture, Zendaya as Michelle, Logan Marshall-Green as a secondary villain, and Kenneth Choi as Peter’s high school Principal. The film also features Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice, Jacob Batalon, Tyne Daly, and Bokeem Woodbine. The film was written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, composer Michael Giacchino will score the film.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming will debut July 7, 2017.

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Mondo Announces Phantasm Sentinel Sphere Ornament

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Introduced in the 1979 horror classic Phantasm, the Sentinel Sphere is the signature weapon of supernatural undertaker, The Tall Man. The flying silver orb is used to drill into the brain of his victims and drain their head-nog.

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Mondo teamed up with legendary filmmaker Don Coscarelli and their friends at Middle of Beyond to create the Sentinel Sphere replica ornament. It’s the perfect addition to your holiday horror decor!

Expected to ship in January 2017.

Order HERE for $15.

 

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First Poster & Details For Disney Pixar’s Coco

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Disney Pixar has revealed some fresh details on one of their upcoming films, Coco, including the voice cast, plot synopsis, the first poster, and concept art!

The film is officially described as follows:

“Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.”

Toy Story 3‘s Lee Unkrich will direct the film with co-director Adrian Molina, who also wrote the script. Coco will be released on November 22, 2017, though it’s not the first Pixar movie to be released next year as Cars 3 will speed into theaters on June 16, 2017.

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Watch The Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

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Paramount Pictures has debuted the Transformers: The Last Knight trailer.

Transformers: The Last Knight is confirmed to include the return of Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps, Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce, as well as a new role for Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Growing Up Fisher) as the film’s female lead, Izabella. Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock and Santiago Cabrera also have roles, as does Liam Carrigan (Once Upon a Time), who plays King Arthur.

A few of the titular robots in disguise have also been confirmed to return, including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, Hound, Crosshairs, Hot Rod, and Sqweeks for the Autobots, with Megatron, Barricade, and Onslaught for the Decepticons.

Michael Bay returns to the director’s chair for the film, which is written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). Ian Bryce, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto are producing the sequel.

Transformers: The Last Knight will open in theaters on June 23, 2017. Plans for the franchise already include a Bumblebee spin-off film to be released June 8, 2018 and the sixth Transformers movie set to debut June 28, 2019.

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Warner Bros. Officially Sets Aquaman Release Date For October 5, 2018

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Warner Bros. Pictures has officially set an Aquaman release date. Look for the James Wan film to hit regular, 3D and IMAX theaters October 5, 2018.

Aquaman is set to star Jason Momoa, who made a brief debut as the title character in Batman v Superman, and will follow upcoming DC Cinematic Universe entries Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League Part and The Flash. Aquaman will also star Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis, and Willem Dafoe as advisor Vulko. More cast are expect to be announced shortly as the project is slated to begin production in Australia early next year.

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Watch The Mummy Trailer

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Universal Pictures has now debuted the full first The Mummy trailer.

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

Coming to theaters on June 9, 2017, The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, who also produces alongside Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious series, Wanted) and Sean Daniel (The Mummy trilogy, The Best Man series). Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie wrote the screenplay, and Bobby Cohen executive produces. It’s being planned as the first film in the Universal Monster cinematic universe with plans for The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing all in various stages of development.

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Watch The Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 Teaser Trailer

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Marvel Studios has just released the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer.

With just five months to go before the Guardians of the Galaxy are back on the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have just released a new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast includes the return of Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Parks and Recreation) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (SPECTRE, The Man with the Iron Fists) as Drax, Vin Diesel (xXx, Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (Joy, American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Slither, Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Furious 7) as Ego, the Living Planet.

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Look for it to hit the big screen May 5, 2017, the first of three Marvel Studios films arriving in 2017. Guardians 2 will be followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7 and Thor: Ragnarok on November 3.

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