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BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominees; ‘Money Heist’ Director Boards Orange Spain Series; Edinburgh TV Fest Head Joins ITN – Global Briefs

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BAFTA has revealed the nominations for its annual Children’s Awards. Cbbc and Netflix series The Worst Witch leads the way with four nominations, including director, drama and young performer for Bella Ramsey, her second consecutive nomination after being given a nod for the same show last year. Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, the Altitude Films production backed by BBC Films and Amazon, picked up there noms including for feature film, where it will compete alongside Mary Poppins Returns, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Toy Story 4. Also with three nods are the Horrible Histories TV series and animation show The Amazing World Of Gumball. The BAFTA Children’s Awards ceremony takes place in London on December 1.

Koldo Serra, whose credits include the latest season of Netflix’s Money Heist, is set to direct Spanish-language horror show Caminantes, the first drama series made by Orange in Spain. Produced by 100 Balas,
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‘Joker’ passes £40m at UK box office as ‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ falters

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The Warner Bros hit has topped the charts for three weeks.

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Oct 18-20) Total gross to date Week 1 Joker (Warner Bros) £5.5m £40.3m 3 2 Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (Disney) £3.3m £3.3m 1 3 Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony) £1.3m £1.3m 1 4 A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Studiocanal) £1.1m £1.3m 1 5 Abominable (Universal) £988,083 £3.7m 2

Today’s Gbp to USDconversion rate: 1.30

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Supervillain origin story Joker topped the box office for the third weekend in a row, adding £5.5m to take it to £40.3m in total.

The film scored an £8,047 site average, proving a very impressive total for a third session.
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China Box Office: Hollywood Sweeps Up With ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Gemini Man’

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China Box Office: Hollywood Sweeps Up With ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Gemini Man’
The first Hollywood blockbusters to hit China after the country’s big National Day holiday have, as expected, swept away holdover patriotic titles that had previously ruled the box office. “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” edged out another new release, “Gemini Man,” to lead the pack with a $22.5 million opening weekend.

While Disney’s “Maleficent” arrived in China day-and-date with the U.S., the Ang Lee-directed “Gemini Man” hit theaters stateside a week before on Oct. 11. It grossed $21 million in its mainland opening, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway.

Chinese user reviews for “Maleficent” were mixed, giving the film a 9.1 and 8.8 rating out of 10 on the Maoyan and Taopiaopiao ticketing platforms, respectively, but just 6.2 on the more discerning Douban site. Opinions of “Gemini Man” were less polarized, with users according it an 8.0, an 8.1 and a 7.1 score on the three platforms.

On Maoyan, most “Maleficent” commenters expressed admiration for Angelina Jolie
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The Mandela Effect Trailer Explores Obsession Behind Universe Shifting Phenomenon

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The Mandela Effect Trailer Explores Obsession Behind Universe Shifting Phenomenon
What is The Mandela Effect? Some believe the universe has shifted. Others call it the collective misremembering of any given event. Many think it's just a conspiracy theory, and that humans have never held the capacity to remember anything properly in the history of the world. Now, someone has made a movie about this fascinating phenomenon. And today we have the first trailer featuring Gotham star Robin Taylor.

In the Mandela Effect, a man becomes obsessed with facts and events that have been collectively misremembered by thousands of people. Believing the phenomena to be the symptom of something larger, his obsession eventually leads him to question reality itself.

The Mandela Effect is in Theaters and on VOD December 6, 2019. Many who believe in The Mandela Effect are not happy with this movie. And some claim it's a cheap attempt to write the phenomena off as fiction.

The cast features Charlie Hofheimer as Brendan,
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A record 32 films submitted for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that a record 32 films have been submitted for consideration for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at February’s 92nd Academy Awards. Among the titles up for the honour include Pixar’s Toy Story 4, DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Abominable, […]

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UK box office preview: will ‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ topple ‘Joker’?

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UK box office preview: will ‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ topple ‘Joker’?
Other new openers include ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ and ‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’.

Villains will battle at the UK box office this weekend as Disney sequel Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil looks to topple the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker, from the top spot.

The follow-up to 2014’s Maleficent sees Angelina Jolie return as the titular sorceress as she and her goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning) begin to question the complex family ties that bind them.

The first title opened to £6.6m in May 2014, although £2.8m of that came from previews and an opening on the Wednesday prior to its first weekend.
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Oscars 2020: What will join ‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘Frozen II’ in Best Animated Feature battle?

The Academy has just released the 32 titles that have qualified for this year’s race for Best Animated Feature and it’s looking like it could be a marquee match up between Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” and Disney’s “Frozen II.” But even if both get nominated, there’s still three more slots to fill with strong contenders that could take them both down. Let’s take a look at what’s likely to get there and don’t forget to make your predictions for this category in our Oscars predictions center.

Obviously the two contenders we can’t ignore are the aforementioned “Toy Story 4” and “Frozen II.” Pixar’s fourth outing with Woody, Buzz Lightyear and friends faced a lot of skepticism when it was announced but a lot of those fears were put to bed upon the film’s release in June. The film grossed over $400 million in the U.
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And Just Like That, 21 Studio Ghibli Movies Will Stream on HBO Max in 2020

Iconic Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli has signed a landmark deal to bring 21 movies exclusively to HBO Max. The upcoming streaming platform from WarnerMedia is launching in April 2020. The deal marks the first time Studio Ghibli movies have ever been licensed to a streaming platform.

At the time of HBO Max’s launch, such Studio Ghibli titles as Oscar winner “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” and “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” will be available to stream, among others. Additional films such as Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises” will debut on HBO Max in fall 2020.

“We are excited to be working with HBO Max to bring the complete collection of Studio Ghibli films to streaming audiences in the U.S.,” Studio Ghibli chairman Koji Hoshino said in a statement. “As a premium content brand, HBO Max is an ideal home for our films.
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HBO Max licenses Us streaming rights to Studio Ghibli library

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First time catalogue has been licensed to streaming platform.

Continuing to expand its content line-up in preparation for a spring 2020 launch, HBO Max has licensed Us streaming rights to the Studio Ghibli library of classic Japanese animated features from North American distributor Gkids.

The library, which according to the companies has never been licensed to a streaming platform before, includes best animated feature Oscar winner Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Kiki’s Delivery Service, all directed by studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, as well as more than a dozen other films.

Most of the
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Hollywood Film Awards 2019 Winners List (So Far): ‘Endgame’, Boon Joon Ho, James Mangold, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo, ‘Toy Story 4’, More – Update

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Hollywood Film Awards 2019 Winners List (So Far): ‘Endgame’, Boon Joon Ho, James Mangold, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo, ‘Toy Story 4’, More – Update
2Nd Update, 8:30 Am: The 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards continues to roll out its honorees for 2019 ahead of its annual awards ceremony November 3 at the Beverly Hilton. The event, seen as a kickoff of sorts to the annual film awards season, will be hosted this year by Rob Riggle.

The HFAs, produced by dick clark productions, are meant to honor “award-worthy films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year,” according to organizers. Last year, films including Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book and Black Panther were among the movies scoring awards.

More of this year’s winners will be revealed in the run-up to the show, so keep checking back for updates. Here’s the list so far:

Hollywood Blockbuster Award

Avengers: Endgame

Hollywood Song Award

Pharrell Williams, “Letter to My Godfather,” from The Black Godfather

Hollywood Filmmaker Award

Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
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New Europe joins Danish drama ‘A Perfectly Normal Family’ (exclusive)

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The film is Malou Reymann’s feature directorial debut.

New Europe Film Sales has boarded international sales for Danish drama A Perfectly Normal Family, the feature directorial debut of Danish filmmaker Malou Reymann.

The film was presented as a work in progress at Goteborg in January and this afternoon is part of the C EU Soon showcase at Rome’s Mia.

The story follows a girl whose relationship with her father changes when he transitions from male to female.

A Royal Affair’s Mikkel Boe Følsgaard plays the father, and the cast also features Kaya Toft Loholt, Rigmor Rante and Neel Rønholt.
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Disney Won’t Submit The Lion King For Best Animated Feature Oscar

Though it technically qualifies as a computer-animated feature, The Lion King remake won’t compete for the Best Animated Feature gong at next year’s Oscar ceremony.

Word comes by the way of The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that 32 animated features have been submitted for consideration of The Academy. And The Lion King wasn’t one of them – only Toy Story 4 and the yet-to-be-released Frozen II will represent the Mouse House at the 2020 Oscars. It should be noted that Blue Sky’s Spies in Disguise now falls under Disney’s umbrella, too, following the company’s historic merger with 20th Century Fox.

Circling back to The Lion King, though, and there has been heated debate as to whether Jon Favreau’s star-studded redo is “live-action” as the marketing suggests, or an animated feature. Let’s not forget that the film only contained a single live-action shot; the remainder used bleeding-edge
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‘Matrix 4’ Taps ‘Iron Fist’ Star Jessica Henwick

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‘Matrix 4’ Taps ‘Iron Fist’ Star Jessica Henwick
Jessica Henwick is in final negotiations to star in the upcoming fourth installment of the “Matrix” franchise.

She joins Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will be reprising their roles in the film, as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who was tapped as one of the leads last week. Neil Patrick Harris also just joined the pic.

Plot details are currently unknown.

Warner Bros. announced in August that a fourth “Matrix” movie was officially in the works, with Reeves and Moss returning, and Lana Wachowski on board to write and direct. Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film.

Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell co-wrote the script with Wachowski, who will also produce with Grant Hill. The movie is expected to begin production in 2020.

Warner Bros. had been trying for the last couple of years to find a way back into “The Matrix” universe,
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Record 32 Animated Feature Films Submitted for Oscars

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Record 32 Animated Feature Films Submitted for Oscars
The Addams Family,” “Frozen II,” “Toy Story 4,” “Abominable” and “The Secret Life of Pets 2” are among the record 32 movies submitted for the animated feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.

Last year’s Academy Awards race boasted 25 entries, while 2017 had 26 and 2016 had 27 (a then-record).

The list of contenders makes for an interesting race leading up to the awards show on Feb. 9, 2020. Featuring an ensemble that includes Charlize Theron, Allison Janney and Bette Midler, “Addams Family” has raked in $35 million at the domestic box office since its release on Friday. While it brought in half the earnings of its predecessor, Universal and Illumination’s “Secret Life of Pets 2” had a decent showing, grossing $46.7 million in its opening weekend. Moviegoers are still anxiously awaiting the release of “Frozen II,” which hits theaters on Nov. 22.

Here’s the complete list of qualifying movies:

Abominable

The Addams Family

The Angry Birds Movie 2
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Oscar animation longlist revealed by Jennie Kermode - 2019-10-16 20:07:25

Dilili In Paris - one of the contenders for Best Animated Picture in 2020 Photo: UniFrance

What will be the 2020 Academy Awards Best Animated Picture winner? The longlist was released today, showing 32 films in competition, though some ave not yet had the week-long Los Angeles theatrical run necessary for them to fully qualify. They range from popular hits like Toy Story 4 to traditional animation like Dilili In Paris and creative oddities like This Magnificent Cake! Some, like The Swallows Of Kabul and Another Day Of Life, are notable for their challenging subject matter, while others, like The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, focus on visual inventiveness.

The contenders will be whittled down to five by the 13th of January ahead of the final vote. They remain eligible for awards in other categories as well. The Oscar ceremony will take place earlier in the year than usual, on 9 February.

That
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‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘I Lost My Body’ Among 32 Films Submitted For Animated Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the qualifying contenders for the Animated Feature Film Oscar this year and the category is flush with international and independently made submissions. Of course, monster hits such as pressumed frontrunner “Toy Story 4” are in the mix, but so are celebrated smaller films such as Cannes standouts “I Lost My Body” and “The Last Fiction.” This year’s nominees could surprise as a majority of the studio fare released over the past 12 months had issues inspiring critics or audiences.

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‘Toy Story 4’, Chinese smash ‘Ne Zha’ on 32-strong animated feature Oscar longlist

Members of short films and feature animation branch automatically eligible to vote in category.

The Academy on Wednesday (16) unveiled a longlist of 32 films submitted for contention in the animation feature Oscar contest, which include Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and Enlight Media’s Chinese box office smash Ne Zha.

Among the hopefuls are Netflix’s I Lost My Body, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World from DreamWorks Animation, Spain’s Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles, and recent North American release The Addams Family from United Artists Releasing.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Abominable
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Oscar Voters Could Pick from a Record Number of Animated Feature Contenders

Oscar Voters Could Pick from a Record Number of Animated Feature Contenders
Now that five nomination slots are guaranteed for the burgeoning animated feature Oscar category, it doesn’t matter that as many as 32 films have been submitted. Assuming they are eligible (several films have not yet had their required Los Angeles seven-day qualifying run), they will contend for the Oscar won last year by “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Read: Oscars 2020: Best Animated Feature Predictions

Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are automatically eligible to vote for the final five nominees in the category, while other Academy members are invited to opt-in and must watch a minimum number of films to be eligible to vote for the animated final five.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.

Frontrunners in the animation race include PIxar’s “Toy Story 4,” DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
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Oscar Voters Could Pick from a Record Number of Animated Feature Contenders

Oscar Voters Could Pick from a Record Number of Animated Feature Contenders
Now that five nomination slots are guaranteed for the burgeoning animated feature Oscar category, it doesn’t matter that as many as 32 films have been submitted. Assuming they are eligible (several films have not yet had their required Los Angeles seven-day qualifying run), they will contend for the Oscar won last year by “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Read: Oscars 2020: Best Animated Feature Predictions

Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are automatically eligible to vote for the final five nominees in the category, while other Academy members are invited to opt-in and must watch a minimum number of films to be eligible to vote for the animated final five.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.

Frontrunners in the animation race include PIxar’s “Toy Story 4,” DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
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Oscars: 32 Pics Submitted For Animated Feature Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its list of films submitted for the Animated Feature race at the 92nd annual Academy Awards. Thirty-two films will vie for a slot on the Oscar shortlist and, ideally, a nomination when those are announced in January.

Here are the toon hopefuls, several of which have yet to yet to have their required seven-day qualifying run in Los Angeles:

Abominable

The Addams Family

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Another Day of Life

Away

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Children of the Sea

Dilili in Paris

Frozen II

Funan

Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales of Savagery

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Klaus

The Last Fiction

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

Missing Link

Ne Zha

Okko’s Inn

Pachamama

Promare

Rezo

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Spies in Disguise
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