We’re halfway through a summer of cinematic animation domination: Finding Dory is Pixar’s highest-grossing film, The Secret Life of Pets now holds the record for biggest opening weekend for an original film ever, and a fifth Ice Age film opens later this week. So now is the perfect time to unveil a list of the 20 best vocal performances in feature animation ever. (One caveat: Though some of the films mentioned here may boast more than one great performance, we restricted ourselves to just one performer from any given film.) With that in mind, let the countdown begin with...
Before Batman and Superman were scheduled to come to blows on the big screen, there was another epic rivalry between two heroes: Buzz Lightyear and Woody. This new trailer mashup combines the dialogue and score from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer with scenes from Pixar’s classic Toy Story to give the latter a much more dramatic and sort of sinister tone. Woody v Buzz: Dawn of Justice.
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,
Buzz Lightyear is one of the most recognizable characters in modern Disney history. But, before he was Buzz, he was a character from the Pixar short film, Tin Toy. Once they decided to make the character a modern toy, he was renamed “Lunar Larry” and “Tempus From Morph” before they settled on Buzz Lightyear. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes off with Toy Story!
The Late Late Show With James Corden made its grand debut last night, with seemingly every celebrity in existence popping up to say hello. But for his first official guest, Corden snagged everyone’s favorite actor: the one and only Tom Hanks. More importantly, he got Tom Hanks to get really silly and there are few things better than Hanks throwing caution to the wind and embracing his inner comedian. In this case, he got the two-time Oscar winner to re-enact all of his movies in less than eight minutes.
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.
We got an early look at the new 'Toy Story' holiday special, 'Toy Story That Time Forgot,' through an early poster from San Diego Comic-Con, but the official one-sheet for the ABC event has now debuted. Get your first look at the toys back in action!
From 'A Bug's Life' to 'Finding Nemo,' Pixar's many movies have wowed movie lovers since it's very first work, 'Toy Story' in 1995. While there are many aspects that make up a Pixar creation, these films have bathed in colorful sequences, and a new supercut celebrates just that.