Don’t call it a comeback! “Incredibles 2” skyrocketed to a record-crushing $180 million at the box office, which solidified the sequel as the best debut of all time for an animated film. Perhaps, the 14-year hiatus was worth the wait.
Both critics and fans were thrilled to see Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and Jack-Jack (Maeve Andrews) – the youngest child in the Parr family, at the forefront, but don’t let their superpowers distract you from how bada*s Mr. Incredible’s (Craig T. Nelson) trusty pal Frozone’s (Samuel L. Jackson) appearances were in the Marvel movie.
In fact, Frozone’s dynamic role has many begging for the Black superhero to have his very own spin-off, and with the success of Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” that doesn’t sound like a bad idea.
Crystal Hill, a devoted fan based in Oregon, took the popular concept to the next level by creating an illustration depicting Frozone, his mysterious wife Honey (Kimberly Adair Clark), and three kids.
The 34-year-old’s artwork has since then gone viral on social media and has thousands of “Incredibles” lovers hoping her vision becomes a reality in the near future.
“The picture just started out [with me] wanting to design Honey because she [is] such an entertaining character and we didn’t get to see her in the film,” Hill told Ndlyss.
“Once I designed her, I couldn’t help [myself], [so I came up] with the kids. My thought [was] that she wasn’t super, but just a supporter. I really loved the first film and was really hoping to see Honey in the second, but, at least we got to hear her [again],” she added.
Ironically, “Incredibles 2” director Brad Bird believed Honey was more entertaining as just a voice.
Hill even developed a synopsis to pair with her design. With Pixar having greenlighted its first female-directed short (“Bao”)in the company’s history this year, it wouldn’t hurt to add another feminine touch to the animation giant’s male-dominated work culture.
Check out Hill’s story synopsis below:
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NiteLite Pictures unleashes Coronavirus Positivity Initiative
In response to a real demand from its broadcast, Web and distribution partners, as well as charities seeking support, award-winning, Los Angeles-based production company NiteLite Pictures has unveiled the Coronavirus Positivity Initiative, a worldwide effort to create programming that promotes togetherness, community and celebrates the human spirit during the global lockdown.
Under the banner of the Coronavirus Positivity Initiative, the company is launching a series of programs that spotlight the heroes on the front lines, inspiring individuals from around the world, and comedy shows that take a lighter look at life during the pandemic. All the programs will feature real people from around the globe in an effort to help bring audiences closer together.
“This is truly a unique time in the world’s history,” comments NiteLite producer Ari Wilhelm.
“While everyone is doing their part to help keep family and communities safe, there is a need for entertainment content like never before, and specifically relevant, uplifting content that is understanding and respectful of the situation we are all living.”
NiteLite is working closely on the initiative with its UK sales agent Meredith Coral of Lost Art Television to develop programming content tailored to viewing audiences and requested by broadcasters and media platforms during this time.
“NiteLite is responding to broadcasters’ needs and the audiences desires for not only new content, but relevant content to their current situation,” adds NiteLite executive producer Harry Lowell.
“We’re developing heartwarming and comedy programming that connects to people’s lives during this new norm, while devising production solutions to deliver shows in a matter of days, not months, both remotely and safely.”
The entertainment hub will produce “self quarantine-based” content designed to resonate and connect to audiences. The company’s homebound, creative teams are currently developing engaging programming that can be produced quickly and remotely, while under stay at home orders.
Oscilloscope’s ‘THE INFILTRATORS’ headed to Virtual Cinema next month
Official 2019 Sundance Film Festival selection, THE INFILTRATORS is a [chilling documentary chronicling the lives] of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into for-profit detention center— on purpose.
Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations.
The film will be available via Virtual Cinema starting May 1 and VOD starting June 2.
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Descending to ABC spring 2020, rom-com series “The Baker and the Beauty” will premiere on the small screen this April. The show centers around Daniel Garcia, who’s working at his family’s bakery. When he meets the A-list superstar Noa Hamilton during a night out, his life gets thrown into the spotlight. Can this unlikely pairing navigate the fame, and their families differences?
NDLYSS caught up with the cast at SCAD’s 2020 aTVFest to get the behind-the-scene scoop on the upcoming show. Press Play!
Additional camera personnel: Jeqhari Miles for NDLYSS
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