The wizards at Pixar Animation Studios are known for a few things. They’re famous for producing thrillingly original and innovative computer-animated movies. They’re known for cartoons that please adults as much as (or sometimes more than) they please children. And they’ve become even more beloved in nerdier circles for their inexhaustible dedication to Easter eggs.
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It doesn’t seem like people are getting excited enough about a new Pixar film — Inside Out is their first feature film since Monsters University, following a nice run in which the studio released a new animated movie every year since 2006. The latest clip from Inside Out is just as delightful as the trailers, offering another look at all the wacky emotions inside the head of the film’s little leading lady, Riley, and getting us even more excited for the upcoming release.
Like all of Pixar’s teaser trailers, the first preview for The Good Dinosaur is all about mood, emphasizing a distinct feeling over characters and plot. But as the title implies, it’s really all about dinosaurs. Colorful, adorable dinosaurs who, thanks to director Peter Sohn and the Pixar braintrust, aren’t wiped out by an apocalyptic asteroid 66 million years ago and live on to have all kinds of adventures. Take that, science!
I had the great fortune to see Pixar’s Up for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival, when it premiered there in 2009. Cannes is basically the best place on Earth to see a movie; the main theater at the festival has perfect projection and sound and the film’s 3D was so good my palms started sweating during the climactic setpiece because it felt like I was thousands of feet in the air. I’m not going back to Cannes this year (DAMMIT) but those in attendance will get a chance to have a similar experience when Pixar’s newest movie, Inside Out, makes its world premiere at the festival over a month before it opens in theaters.
A little over a year ago, Disney CEO Robert Iger announced at an investor meeting that Pixar was developing two more sequels to go along with the upcoming Finding Dory and Toy Story 4: Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2, a follow-up to the beloved animated adventure about a family of superheroes from writer/director Brad Bird. Bird’s spent the last couple years working in live-action after a long career in animation — he made the hugely successful Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and his latest film, Tomorrowland, opens on May 22 — so it would be a big deal if he was indeed returning home to Pixar to develop an Incredibles sequel.
Disney and Pixar’s latest film, Inside Out, takes the concept of our wildly varying and vacillating emotions and brings them to brilliant life. Exploring the different feelings in our head and how each of them plays an integral role in our daily life, Inside Out promises to be a vivid adventure. New concept art and images have landed online, showing us just how the Pixar team worked their magic to capture each of these wonderful (and not so wonderful) feelings.
It's been almost two years since our last Pixar movie (Monsters University in 2013), but that's thankfully about to change this summer with the release of Inside Out. From Up director Pete Docter, Inside Out is also only the second original Pixar film since 2009, which makes its arrival extra exciting. Today, we have the final Inside Out trailer, which gives us a much better look at the film's plot and the insides of the human mind.
Toy Story 3 wrapped up the Toy Story trilogy so perfectly, many fans were left wondering how exactly the recently announced Toy Story 4 will continue that storyline. We have our first insight into Pixar's plans for Toy Story 4, and it turns out that they're not even going to try.
When Pixar was a new and unknown company, it broke from the Disney mold by making feature length animated movies that specifically weren’t musicals. Nowadays, their template has become the norm. Every animation studio is trying to make emotionally satisfying stories filled with compelling characters (with mixed success, of course). Well, leave it to Pixar to sail against the winds they created. According to the latest rumors, Pixar is working on its first musical.
Disney and Pixar recently announced that they’re working on ‘Toy Story 4,’ which was a little surprising considering that the studios previously maintained that they would not make another ‘Toy Story’ film. And while we’re waiting for the fourth installment in the beloved animated franchise, let’s revisit some unused concept art for ‘Toy Story 3,’ which reveals a totally different sequel than the one that was eventually released in 2010.