U.S. School Buses May Never Be The Same Thanks to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan
Assembly line workers at the Thomas Built school bus factory in High Point, North Carolina are over the moon about the new infrastructure bill—specifically Title XI, Section 71101. Buried deep in the 2,702-page document approved by the House last week, that line item allocates federal funds to help localities purchase brand-new battery-powered school buses. “We’re all excited,” Pratt says.news.yahoo.com
'Jurassic World' shoot suspended after COVID-19 positives
Filming on the new “Jurassic World” movie at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. has been suspended for two weeks because of COVID-19 cases on set. Director Colin Trevorrow tweeted Wednesday that there were “a few” positive tests for the virus. A spokesperson for Universal Pictures said they were informed of the positive tests last night and that all tested negative this morning. “Those who initially tested positive are currently self-isolating, as are those who they have come into contact with.”On Tuesday, Universal said that the release of “Jurassic World: Dominion” was being delayed a year to June 2022. Last month the U.K. shoot on “ The Batman,” a Warner Bros. film, also halted production because of a positive case.
Kids' Choice Awards bringing stars, slime from isolation
FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Chris Pratt reacts after getting slimed as he accepts the award for favorite butt-kicker for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award in Los Angeles. Nickelodeon's annual show and the signature green slime it pours on celebrities has been rescheduled for May 2 with host Victoria Justice. On Friday the kids' channel announced that the rebooted virtual ceremony, whose original March 29 date was postponed by the coronavirus, will be known as Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES – The Kids' Choice Awards will be bringing the slime home. Organizers say the show “will reveal the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history.”LeBron James will receive the show's Generation Change Award for commitment to education.
How coronavirus could permanently change the movie industry
The COVID-19 coronavirus outrbreak has sparked a dramatic first for the movie industry: movies are being made available at home the same time they're available in theaters. This could fundamentally changes studios' leverage in negotiations with theater chains, permanently alter consumer behavior and raise the bar significantly for going out to the movies. And Disney would typically wait additional months, not just two weeks, before offering the film on its subscription Disney+. Theater chains have resisted a push by AT&T/WarnerMedia's Warner Brothers and Comcast's Universal Pictures in particular to allow them to shorten that window for certain films. That all comes down to how much negotiating leverage the theater chains have.cnbc.com
Disney Pixar's 'Onward' coming to digital and Disney+ earlier due to coronavirus outbreak
Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voice teenage elf brothers in Pixars' "Onward." The pair embark on a quest to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. Disney's latest Pixar feature "Onward" will be arriving to the at-home market a bit earlier than expected because of the coronavirus outbreak. The animated feature will be available to buy digitally for $19.99 starting Friday at 8:00 pm ET. Movie theaters across the U.S. and internationally have been shuttered in an attempt to stem the rate of infection.cnbc.com