Suzume Director Explains How To Stand Out From Disney And Pixar [Exclusive]

Recent years have seen a growing number of films challenge what American animation can encompass, from the “Spider-Verse” movies to the work of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” director Jeff Rowe. It’s something Shinaki has become keenly aware of as he seeks to help Japanese animators (himself included) “expand our worldwide audience and footprint,” … Read more

Sinbad Has A Stealthy Cameo In Good Burger 2, But It Could Have Been Bigger

In an exclusive interview with /Film’s Ethan Anderton, director Phil Traill and the screenwriting duo of Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert (who wrote the first movie) confirmed Sinbad’s brief (and credited) participation in “Good Burger 2.” Anderton correctly identified the comedian as the man who tells Dexter over the phone that he’s out of business. … Read more

An Oral History Of Cowboy Bebop’s English Dub – The Best Anime Dub Ever

Despite his initial reluctance to consider himself an actor, Steve Blum has become prolific. His roles since include Wolverine in many “X-Men” cartoons, the Green Goblin in “The Spectacular Spider-Man,” Starscream in “Transformers,” Orochimaru in “Naruto,” Amon in “The Legend of Korra,” Zeb Orrelios in “Star Wars,” Roger Smith in “The Big O,” Makoto Shishio … Read more

Oppenheimer Editor Jennifer Lame On Focusing On Humanity Amid All The History [Exclusive Interview]

“Oppenheimer” is such a remarkably paced film. It’s chock full of information, visual and aural, but it never feels overstuffed. How did you help make that pacing happen, working with and opposite Christopher Nolan and also Ludwig Göransson and the sound design team? What was your role in that? Yeah, I think pacing is one … Read more

All Of Rachel Zegler’s Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes Singing Was Done Live On Set [Exclusive]

Francis Lawrence says that after they figured out what the music would sound like, they went to Nashville bass producer and songwriter Dave Cobb for his expertise. He would eventually write the music that went with the lyrics Suzanne Collins had written in the book. Once it was all in place, they recorded the instrumentation … Read more