Back in November I said I was more excited about the upcoming Overwatch animated shorts than the actual online shooter. Now that the eight-minute short teased at Blizzcon is here, I stand by that statement. This is wonderful.
The Toy Story movies have been very good. But it’s Pixar’s five short films in the series—many of which have never been seen by the main trilogy’s adult fans—where some of the real magic lies.
This is the closest I’ve seen to a Japanese-made Pixar-style animated short. So, I’m guessing it’ll be the closest you’ve seen, too.
There was an awesome Toy Story short released last year, about the gang’s encounter with the complete set of a very 80s toy line: The Battlesaurs. Those dinosaur warriors had an excellent theme song. Now they have an excellent fake intro, for the cartoon tie-in show they never actually had.
There was a time when every animated movie came with a quick and dirty platforming tie-in console game. Thanks to the magic of Disney Infinity 3.0 those days are back, only now they come with toys.
The most viewed gaming video on YouTube is... a compilation of Cars 2 gameplay. There’s no amusing commentary or anything. Somehow, this video racked up 120 million views. Eurogamer’s story on how, why, and what’s happening now is an excellent read.
This is The Autobots. It’s due out next month in Chinese theaters. The Autobots, eh? But it’s not just the title that seems familiar...
If you're a Pixar fan, you've probably heard about the Pizza Planet truck easter egg, which famously appears in many of the films they make. Here is every single instance that the truck has appeared in a Pixar movie, chronicled in four minutes.
After finishing the first Toy Story, I wouldn't blame anyone for having zero sympathy for Sid Phillips, Andy's mean next-door neighbor. Sid tortures his toys and makes them into things resembling abominations, for crying out loud.But what if we got this character all wrong?
I can totally imagine this scene: a seagull—voiced by Morgan Freeman—gives life-changing advices to a computer-animated Link from Wind Waker or from any of the Zelda games.
The Incredibles is already a dark movie at points — It deals with ideas of individuality and conformity, even if it is in a wacky cartoon shell. I'm just glad The Dark Knight director Chris Nolan didn't get his hands on it.
See Lava's singing volcano in action in the clip below:
Toy Story of Terror, the special that aired last Halloween, will be released on disc August 19, and will include a G.I. Joe-style PSA featuring Combat Carl. Watch it below:
There is nothing quite as deadly as a jealous children's toy. That's the idea behind Bobby Burns' Toy Story horror movie trailer, a concept that has me eyeing my collection warily.
Before Pixar's 1995 classic won over the hearts of children and the grownups they dragged to the theater with them, protagonist Woody was a very different character.
Toon Link, Jon Snow, Hatbox Ghost and many more brilliantly painted custom Vinylmation figures:
While many Pixar films are beloved box office hits, they often don't start out that way. In fact, if you ask Ed Catmull—the president of Disney and Pixar's animation studios—he'd be the first to tell you that Pixar movies "suck"—at least early on.