Tag Archives: Pixar
There was a certain fist pump-ery involved with the wily little heroine Disney and Pixar drew up for "Brave." Merida was a lot more rough-and-tumbling Katniss Everdeen than airy-fairy Cinderella, and the world dug it ... to the tune of more than a half billion smackers worldwide. Some of us sensed a new, bolder, more "with it" direction for the House of Mouse's idea of a Princess — one that didn't need a Prince Charming to kiss away the spell but who could get out there and handle business her own dang self.
Yeah, but that didn't last long did it? Saturday, Disney unveiled a shinier, supposedly prettier and definitely thinner variation of Merida at Walt Disney World when it inducted the character into the Disney Princesses line-up. Barf. Get More »
The moment an entire generation of film fans has who have just kept swimming since 2003 is here, as Pixar announced today that the sequel to their smash hit "Finding Nemo" will be called "Finding Dory" and will hit theaters on November 25, 2015.
And star Ellen DeGeneres, who voiced Dory in the original movie, couldn't be happier.
"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," DeGeneres said in a press release. "I'm not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating 'Toy Story 16.' But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It's got a lot of heart, it's really funny, and the best part is — it's got a lot more Dory." Get More »
Nom nom nom.
Pixar's movies have inspired a lot of awesomesauce, but this takes the cake (pun intended).
As detailed at Yahoo! U.K., someone's wonderfully thoughtful pal decided to honor her animated film buffery by ordering up a Pixar-inspired cake and stumbled upon a ruddy jackpot of these 3D baked gems. Get More »
Can anyone do Pixar movies as well as Pixar?
Sure, lots of studios have tried to imitate that patented Pixar magic over the last couple decades, to varying degrees of success. But now we're about to find out first hand whether anyone can really copy Pixar's style and heart, as Disney has released the first teaser trailer for their "Cars" spinoff "Planes." And Pixar pretty much has nothing to do with it. Get More »
It's official: Minimalist posters are a thing. Studios are still churning out dull, lifeless floating head Photoshop deals, but everyone who knows where it's at lives for the clever, often fan-made movie art that pops up with increasing frequency.
One such experiment in coolness was conducted by graphic designer Wonchan Lee, who made several pieces representing different animated masterpieces in the Pixar canon, which can be seen in an article on Yahoo! and after the jump. Get More »
Dear everyone in Hollywood, when you have something as cool as this in your closet of exclusives, be a doll and promptly share it with the world would ya? 'Kay.
Yesterday, director Brad Bird must've been feeling generous or a touch nostalgic because he tweeted out a gander at this awesome unreleased "The Incredibles" goody — a hand-painted poster by Robert McGinnis of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and Bond series artwork fame — nearly a decade after the film's 2004 release. Get More »
Pixar is famously rigorous with their story process, testing and retesting each film in crude storyboard form years before going into production, which is why it's no surprise that their films stand up so well.
Given that, who could figure that their nearly 20-year-old flagship "Toy Story" would stand up to such a fantastic shot-for-shot remake made by two pals, a video camera, actual toys, and a wheelbarrow full of ingenuity? Get More »
It's true, we have been complaining a lot lately about Pixar's creative nosedive in recent years, and if they told us they were doing a movie about anthropomorphic umbrellas we'd probably tell them to piss off.
HOWEVER, if the new 30-second clip from said short film, entitled "The Blue Umbrella" (courtesy of The Wall Street Journal) is any indication, this might be another breakthrough from the animation powerhouse. Get More »