The Onion’s film critic Peter K. Rosenthal takes a look at the latest Toy Story film, comparing the CGI animated tale with its source material, a traditional German fairy tale “die Reise der Spielzeuge,” written in 1793. Needless to say that Disney Pixar’s version comes off as a little watered down.
The latest trailer for Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4 shows more of Woody, Buzz, and the gang’s misadventures as they try to rescue their new friend, a silly and happy go lucky toy spork. They make new friends along the way, some with questionable ideas. The movie premieres 6/21/19.
Our first real look at the sequel to Disney Pixar’s 2004 hit, as our superheroic family gets pulled out of their now ordinary lives to save the world from a new villain hellbent on destruction. Stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Odenkirk, among others.
For the most part, Disney/Pixar has had great instincts when it comes to characters and stories. Here, they reveal a few of the ideas that never made it to the big screen, most with good reason. We’re so glad they changed directions with Up. Oh, and they forgot one.
It’s been over 13 years, but Bob Parr and his super-powered family are coming back to the big screen. From the looks of the teaser, it’s Baby Jack-Jack’s time to shine. And unless one of his powers is slowing time, it takes place shortly after the original. Premieres 6/15/18.
“The mysterious thing about telling stories is that it ends up changing you.” Lessons from the Screenplay relays how co-director Pete Docter and the rest of the story team for Inside Out got stuck in a rut, and how they eventually figured out how the movie would play out.
Comedian Paul Savage envisions what might happen if Disney/Pixar got their hands on the Mad Max franchise, by simply applying the eyes from the vehicles in Cars to the deathmobiles from George Miller’s action flick. He needs to do this with The Fast & The Furious next.
Toy Story’s spacey action hero must do battle with the Dark Lord of the Sith after landing his spaceship right under his nose. Will good or evil triumph in this unexpected showdown from the guys at Nukazooka? We knew this sort of thing would happen after Disney bought Star Wars.
UK Designer Cliver Roddy’s clever desktop creation replicates the house from Pixar’s Up by using 300 pushpins as tiny surrogate balloons. You’ll need to stick them all into the cork sphere yourself, but that’ll give you something to pass the time. Made from birch plywood.
Burger Fiction’s latest compilation looks at how far CG animation has come from its early days, but also how Pixar’s core values of heartfelt stories and relatable characters have been there since the very beginning. 1988’s Knick Knack is still one of our all-time faves.
The forgetful fish Dory realizes that her parents might still be out there and goes out to find them with the help of Nemo, Marlin and her new friends from a marine life institute. We bet the octopus will be the third movie’s hero, but he’s too smart to need finding.
Kaptainkristian articulates Pixar’s recipe for success. The movie studio consistently makes wonderful animation and art, and their best movies are the ones that depict core values and relatable experiences, as opposed to parent company Disney’s more thinly veiled approach.
“…the art challenges the technology and the technology inspires the art.” As Pixar celebrates its 30th year, Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter looks back on the company’s origin and growth, its films’ effect on audiences and its guiding principle: story is king.
Its amazing to see how many times Pixar’s animators worked in references to classic films, as shown in this well executed, side-by-side video by Jorge Luengo Ruiz. From Hitchcock, to Kubrick, to Spielberg, to Welles, there are subtle and not-so-subtle tributes everywhere.
Pixar follows up its 2003 classic Finding Nemo, as fan favorite forgetful fish Dory heads off on a quest to find her family. The star-packed cast includes Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Dominic West, Diane Keaton and Idris Elba.