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First look at “Sweet Tooth”, Australian fairy tale film narrated by Cate Blanchett

First look at “Sweet Tooth”, Australian fairy tale film narrated by Cate Blanchett

Hey everyone!

New project with Cate!

Cate Blanchett is the narrator of new Australian fairy tale short film called Sweet Tooth. The 22 minutes movie, set in a fictional European town in 1780, is inspired by the classic narrative of Hansel and Gretel but focusing on the untold of the wicked witch and her gingerbread house.
Sweet Tooth is directed by Shannon Ashlyn and it is also a project proudly committed to pushing for change both in front of and behind the camera in terms of gender parity in the film industry.

No release date is available at the moment. However, stay tuned!

Synopsis

Once upon a time, there were a brother and a sister called Hansel and Gretel. The children stumbled through the dark woods, lost and afraid, until they came upon a marvelous house of sugar and spice and everything nice. That is the fairy tale we know. But there are always two sides to every story.
Many moons earlier, a little girl is born to a penniless baker’s maid – a baby blinded by the Red Devil’s disease. Together with her little brother, she must navigate a cold world and stand up to the hardened townsfolk who dislike them. But, as time passes, the children have fewer and fewer places left to hide and must seek refuge in the forest. Out there, it will be up to them to find a home where no one will ever find them. Until, one day, there would come a brother and a sister: Hansel and Gretel.

On Cate Blanchett being part of the project:

Cate Blanchett supports emerging female filmmakers

Albert Einstein once said, ‘If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairytales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales!’ And who better to tell you a tale of dark forests and magic beyond your wildest dreams than the inimitable Cate Blanchett?
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Blanchett has unquestionably given wings to these filmmakers as they step out onto the international stage with their first film. By endorsing this story, the Australian icon has not only elevated the film in a way they hardly dared imagine until it actually happened, but she has also made a clear statement about supporting emerging female talent going forth and claiming executive roles in filmmaking, the roles which are traditionally (and therefore disproportionately) filled by men.
The week the filmmakers approached Blanchett, Dr. Blasey Ford was standing trial in the Kavanaugh hearings in the US. It never felt more timely to be courageous and to go out on a limb for the sake of women everywhere. Witch hunts are far from being a thing of the past.
To Ashlyn and Shearer, the fact that Blanchett agreed to lend her voice and profile to Sweet Tooth is proof that when women unite, anything is possible, and that magic doesn’t just happen in fairy tales.

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How did you convince Cate Blanchett to join the Sweet Tooth team?

Shannon Ashlyn: The answer is very simple: we just asked her – from the heart and with zero expectations. Mad as it sounds, we never imagined anyone else narrating, so when it finally came to it, I plucked up the courage to record a piece to camera explaining why I had written the film and why I believed its message might be something Cate may also deem important. Admittedly, it felt surreal…!
Katherine Shearer: That was the first, crucial step. But after that, it still took a lot of faith and support from the people around us to get our message to Cate. For instance, our casting agent and mentors at AFTRS really put themselves out there for us, even as first-time filmmakers. That was incredibly humbling, and we are so thankful. The fact that Cate actually agreed was – and is – a dream come true.


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How to Train Your Dragon 3 – Digital, DVD and Blu-ray to be released in May

How to Train Your Dragon 3 – Digital, DVD and Blu-ray to be released in May

Hello dear friends, if you have loved How To Train Your Dragon 3, now it’s time to pre-order your own copy!
The animation movie will be released for home entertainment in 4 different formats, starting on May 7 with the digital version to be followed by the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™, DVD, and On Demand ones on May 21, 2019.

Read below to discover the bonus contents:

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd, BLU-RAY, DVD and digital:

Alternate Opening with Intro by Writer/Director Dean DeBlois

DreamWorks Shorts:
Bilby – Directed by Liron Topaz, Pierre Perifel and JP Sans; produced by Jeff Hermann and Kelly Cooney Cilella. Threatened daily by the deadly residents and harsh environment of Australia’s Outback, a lonesome Bilby finds himself an unwitting protector, and unexpected friend, to a helpless (and quite adorable) baby bird.
Bird Karma – Directed by William Salazar and produced by Jeff Hermann, the beautifully artistic 2D short film Bird Karma tells a delightfully lyrical and fully unexpected tale of a long-legged bird’s journey of blissful joy, inescapable greed and the accidental discovery of the consequences when too much is not enough.

Deleted Scenes with Intros by Writer/Director Dean DeBlois

How to Voice Your Viking – Go behind the scenes with the cast as they record the Viking voices of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD.

Creating an Epic Dragon Tale – Discover what filmmakers learned while crafting this epic dragon trilogy.

How I Learned from Dragons – The diverse cast of characters reveal why they think the dragon trilogy is so special.

Brave Wilderness Presents: Nature + Dragons = Awesome – Join Coyote Peterson, host of Brave Wilderness, as he explores what it takes to make the dragon’s characters come to life.

The Dragon Sheep Chronicles – Protecting sheep from the dragons of Berk is no easy task but Hiccup has a plan.

A Deck of Dragons – Observe four new dragons as Fishlegs unveils his original deck of dragon trading cards.

Growing Up with Dragons – After years of being with these characters, hear the lasting effects of the dragon trilogy from the filmmaker’s perspective.

The Evolving Character Design of Dragons – Cast and crew reveal what it was like to evolve not only the characters of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, but themselves as well.

Drawing Dragons – Get a glimpse of what goes in to designing a DreamWorks dragon.

Epic Villain – A different kind of villain, Grimmel brings great challenges to the village of Berk. Go behind the scenes as filmmakers breakdown this epic character.

Astrid’s Whole Dragon Trilogy in 60 Seconds – Hold on tight as Astrid sums up the whole dragon trilogy in a legendary 60 seconds.

Welcome to New Berk – With Hiccup as your guide, get a firsthand look at the updated Viking village of New Berk.

Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Dean DeBlois, Producer Bradford Lewis and Head of Character Animation Simon Otto

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.

4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

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How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World – New content

How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World – New content

Hey Blanchetters!

As How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World approaches its USA release on February 22, more promotional material is being released. Take a look at the B-Roll and the EPK Soundbites featuring Cate Blanchett who plays Valka in the movie franchise!
The film is already in theaters of many countries so if you have not seen it yet make sure you get a ticket to watch the final chapter of Hiccup and Toothless’ adventure!


The House with a Clock in its Walls – Screencaptures and DVD Contents

The House with a Clock in its Walls – Screencaptures and DVD Contents

Hello dear Blanchetters, we have added into the gallery the movie screencaptures and the dvd contents from Cate’s lastest movie feature: The House with a Clock in its Walls. Enjoy!
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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett at a Capernaum screening in London.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett at a Capernaum screening in London.

Hello everyone!

Earlier this week, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett attended a special UNHCR/Picturehouse screening of Capernaum, film starring Zain Al-Rafeea, a Syrian refugee and directed by Nadine Labaki. The movie which opens in the UK on February 22 has got an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign Language Film and the Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a photo of Cate and Nadine during the event. Enjoy!

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Cate Blanchett’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ release date moved to August

Cate Blanchett’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ release date moved to August

Hello Blanchetters!

‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ release date has been pushed back by Annapurna Pictures, Variety has reported.

Annapurna Pictures has moved its Richard Linklater literary adaptation “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” starring Cate Blanchett back five months from March 22 to an Aug. 9 release.

A rep for Annapurna explained that August has served well as a launching pad for release of female-skewing films such as “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Florence Foster Jenkins” and “Julie and Julia.” Additionally, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” will offer a change of pace following a summer of sequels and action movies.
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