Pixar movies are great because of their characters and their storylines but also because they pay homage to the great movies that came before it. And they’re not even’t imitating animation movies, it’s a tribute to cinema, it’s live action films that get paid the form of flattery. Many of the scenes you can recognize…
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 a cool experiment: Jordan Hanzon has gone and taken Pixar’s Inside Out and edited out all of the scenes from Riley and her parent’s heads: the result is a poignant story of a girl adjusting to a new place.
It’s kind of amazing that The Good Dinosaur is hitting theaters in a few weeks. And it actually looks great. Just a couple of years ago, we kept hearing The Good Dinosaur was in the midst of a huge creative crisis. So we talked to director Pete Sohn and producer Denise Ream to find out how they saved the movie.
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.
Pixar’s new movie The Good Dinosaur takes place in a bizarre alternate history—what if the dinosaurs weren’t wiped out 65 million years ago? But the process of making this wild, ambitious film required a very different counterfactual: What if the way animators create scenery and characters had been turned on its head?
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.
Apparently if you work at Pixar, everything you make has to be adorable. So Alonso Martinez, a technical director at the company, designed and built a simple robot called Mira that’s just about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen when it’s playing peek-a-boo.
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.
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.
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.
You can probably guess a few of these facts—like the ones referencing how successful the company is—but there ought to be a few you didn't know.