There’s some kind of joke to be made about how it took the arrival of a Spanish-language preview for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur for us to hear the film’s English-language voice cast in action. This new international trailer also gives us our best look yet at the movie’s actual plot and characters, which is a nice change of pace from the lovely-but-vague early teases.
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It’s not a new trailer for The Good Dinosaur, but this motion poster from Pixar’s latest is magical and charming enough to hold you over until the next bit of new footage arrives. Inspired by perhaps the most beautiful scene from the previous trailer, the new motion poster features Arlo and his pet human boy Spot illuminated by twinkling fireflies and makes us wish we had a real version to put up on our wall.
A few months ago we learned that Pixar is finally moving forward with plans for The Incredibles 2, bringing writer and director Brad Bird back for the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2004 animated film. We haven’t heard much since then, but Bird himself now has a bit of an update on the project and says he’s almost done with his first pass at the script.
While it’s not actually the house that inspired Up, there is a house in Seattle that bears a striking resemblance to the one inhabited by Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s contemporary classic. And Fox Searchlight is now developing a film based on that house and its late owner, Edith Macefield, who also had a bit in common with the fictional Fredricksen.
Last year, 20th Century Fox released its animated Dia de los Muertos-themed film, The Book of Life, and now Pixar is prepping its own animated film rooted in the Mexican holiday tradition. As revealed at last night’s animation panel at D23, the movie is officially titled Coco, and Pixar has offered up the first plot details as well as the official poster.
Along with new details on Finding Dory, Toy Story 4 and more, Pixar’s D23 animation panel also offered up a preview of their next film, The Good Dinosaur. Directed by Peter Sohn, the new film takes place in a hypothetical world where dinosaurs weren’t wiped out — and you really can’t have a dinosaur movie without the T-Rex, can you?
Disney and Pixar had a whole lot to reveal at last night’s D23 animation panel, including new details from Finding Dory, the upcoming, long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo. In addition to sharing more plot details about the sequel, the presentation also offered a couple of photos, and announced Ed O’Neill’s casting as a new character — an octopus named Hank.
During today’s animated presentation at D23, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar head John Lasseter announced Gigantic, a new, “definitive” take on the Jack and the Beanstalk story — because apparently Disney feels the need to have the final say on this whole Beanstalk business.
Normally, you’d dread the fourth entry in any beloved film series, but it feels kind of okay to have positive thoughts about Toy Story 4. After all, its three predecessors are among the strongest films in Pixar’s mostly untouchable library. If anyone can make the fourth feature-length adventure of a cowboy doll and his friends sing, it’s these guys. So, without further ado, here’s what the film is about, straight from the mouth of Pixar founder and Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter,
Disney’s annual convention dedicated to itself, D23 (named, I assume, after the number of dollars you have left in your bank account after you go and buy lots of cool Disney swag), kicks off today, so expect plenty of news and announcements coming...