Pixar's back with a very bold and gorgeous new look. If you were saddened with Pixar's latest sequel trend, you'll be glad to know that Brave, their 2012 film, looks strikingly different from their previous efforts. It also seems to have a much darker and violent story to boot. All in all, it's a really strong teaser, and definitely worth a watch, check it out below.
Pixar's latest, Cars 2, is receiving the worst reviews Pixar has ever gotten. It doesn't look like Cars will be terrible, but from the early reviews it doesn't look like it's going to be up to the usual Pixar standards either. Luckily though, 2012 isn't that far off and we can all look forward to Brave, the studio's next feature-length release. Entertainment Weekly premiered the poster earlier today, check it out below.
E3 is winding down, and that means the deluge of gaming news will be slowing down considerably in the next few days. For all you non-gamer readers out there, this will mean we'll finally be getting back to covering the stuff you're actually interested in. And what better way to get back into movie news than with some Pixar? If you've forgotten what a movie is, they're like really long trailers for video games you can't play. Anyways, Pixar's latest short premiered at the Annecy Animation Festival, and a thirty second clip of it has made its way online. It's really pretty. Check it out below, and join me in hoping that the full version will make its way onto a Pixar feature in the near future.
Pixar will be debuting a new short at the Annecy International Animation Festival this year, which runs June 6-11 in France. Enrico Casarosa is directing, and sports credits on Cars, Ratatouille, and Up since he joined up with the studio in 2002. Check out the first still from the short below, as well as the plot synopsis.
Yes it's a sequel to one of Pixar's least popular films, and yes it seems to focus heavily on Larry the Cable Guy's character; but hey, it's Pixar, trust 'em. Plus, Michael Caine, you know you want to see a Michael Caine car. Check out the new trailer for the film below, Cars 2 is set to hit theaters on June 24th.
Bits and bobs is a collection of random crap I found on the Internet. Specifically, crap that for whatever reason doesn't have an entire post dedicated to it. So if you're looking to kill a few minutes and a lot of brain cells, read on for some randomness. By the way, the above image is from the new Futurama season, god help us all.
Even if you're not looking forward to Cars 2, it's hard not to be excited for the Toy Story short that'll run in front of it. Even though Toy Story 3 was pretty much a perfect ending to the series, shorts are a great way to give us some extra time with the characters, especially the newer ones whom we haven't seen much of. The short playing in front of Cars 2 (opening June 24) is called Hawaiian Vacation. There's some more info, screenshots and even a short clip below.
Pixar has one of the most interesting stories in the biz, and today marks the 25-year anniversary of one of their most important milestones. Pixar got its start as the Graphics Group, a part of the computer division at Lucasfilm. There, the founding members of the company pioneered a number of CG technologies, including a precursor to RenderMan, and often worked alongside Lucasfilm and ILM.
I loved Monsters Inc. It sits somewhere near the top of my Pixar favorites pile, and even though I'd like to see the studio working on original ideas, I'm more than a little bit excited for Monsters Inc. 2, scheduled for release on November 2, 2012. That's why I'm prepared to post this rumor about the proposed story for the film from Disney Central Plaza [translation from Stitch Kingdom].
So the full teaser trailer for the well-hyped Cars 2 movie has finally come out. This time, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) travel the world in the first ever World Grand Prix to see who the fastest car is. Subsequently, Mater seems to find himself pistons deep in an expionage plot. The movie seems to definitely take many cues from the Bond films (complete with monocle wearing German villain) and features a litany of locales such as Monaco, Tokyo, England, and the like.