For a children's film about anthropomorphic airplanes, Pixar's 'Planes' sure has courted a lot of controversy from film fans. A spin-off of the widely derided but highly successful 'Cars' films, it was set to be Pixar's first direct-to-DVD movie and to many fans of the animation studio, it looked like a huge stumbling block for a company that has always valued artistry over crass moneymaking. Well, now it looks like we'll be able to judge the film in a venue with a larger screen than our television: 'Planes' is getting a theatrical release.
NASA revealed their new spacesuit - the Z-1 Prototype Spacesuit and Portable Life Support System (PLSS) 2.0 - and we can't help but think this new outfit was inspired by 'Toy Story's' own Buzz Lightyear. Are our astronauts headed to infinity and beyond?
'Monsters Inc.' is already considered something of a modern animated classic and if you never saw the Pixar film in theaters, you'll get another chance this weekend as 'Monsters Inc.' is returning to theaters in another dimension. And to help celebrate the release of 'Monsters Inc. 3D,' we've got autographed posters to give away!
This Wednesday, December 19, Pixar's 'Monsters, Inc.' gets the full on 3D treatment and hits theaters nationwide. Though there's no new animated competition for the Holiday dollars this weekend, it doesn't feel as hyped as previous 3D conversions. We're wondering if this is the last big reissue for a while. Regardless, there's a new featurette to talk about the added dimension.
'Monsters University' is Pixar's first foray into the prequel game, which of course focuses on the early days of those beloved scarers Mike Wazowski and James "Sully" Sullivan. We still have about half a year to go before we get to see this surefire hit, but until then we can feast on a couple of new stills that display the cuddly monsters during their college years.
Even if you haven't seen the short film, you surely know the Pixar characters Luxo, Jr. He's the cute little lamp in the Pixar logo before all their movies (initially introduced in the Oscar-winning short, 'Luxo, Jr.'). The short film (which you can watch here) followed two anthropomorphic lamps and their adventures with a bouncy ball. Well now someone has created Luxo in real life and look around to find you, hear sounds, beg for attention and even turn himself back on if you try to turn him off. You gotta see this!
While 'Brave' didn't receive as high reviews as many of us were hoping, the Pixar short that accompanied the film, 'La Luna,' definitely did. In case you don't want to wait to relive the spectacular animation when 'Brave' hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 14, you can watch it in full right here.
Remember that monstrous bear that Princess Merida had to fend off in 'Brave'? Those of you who saw the film already know that the creature, named Mor'du, is actually a prince whose selfish ambitions led him to be cursed into this form. Well, it turns out he was interesting enough of a character on which to base an entire 'Brave' spin-off.