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It's Comic-Con this week! That means loads of previews from all kinds of different movies. USA Today has revealed the first two actual photos from the upcoming animated short film Sanjay's Super Team, the latest original creation from Pixar Animation Studios that will be attached to the release of The Good Dinosaur, in theaters this November (two new original Pixar movies in one year, plus short films, huzzah!). We've featured a concept art piece for this short before, but these two photos show us the actual finished animation and how it all looks. It's a preview for Comic-Con as director Sanjay Patel is hosting a panel on Thursday called The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay's Super Team. Take a look below.
The other day I went to see Pixar's Inside Out in theaters. I live in New York City and went to the big 42nd Street AMC Theatres, where I could catch a 2D showing at the right time. Before the movie began, after all of the previews but just before the short film, they included a message from the film's director, Pete Docter (seen above). I'm not sure if this message is included on all copies/prints of Inside Out, or just certain ones, or in certain places, but I assume it's probably playing everywhere. It's just a short "Thank you" message, pointing out that tons of people put a lot of work into making this movie, so thank you for coming out to theaters to see it. It was a very nice, genuine, humble message that took me by surprise and made me smile.
A Major Emotion Picture. Pixar Animation Studio's latest movie, Inside Out, is now playing in theaters everywhere. Hopefully you've had the chance to see the movie (Sound Off) as it's one of Pixar's best in years, a return to form for the studio with another wonderful original story. Over the last few months leading up to the release, our friends at Poster Posse put together a series of poster designs for the movie. They reached out to their usual group of designers and the final set of artwork is beautiful, so feast your eyes on all of the pieces below. Inside Out is about the five emotions inside our heads - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Meet the little voices inside your head. Pixar's latest animated movie, their 15th feature, has arrived in theaters worldwide. Pete Docter directs Inside Out, about the emotions inside our mind, and how they affect the story of one young girl who moves to San Francisco. Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling & Phyllis Smith voice the emotions Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust & Sadness. Kaitlyn Dias voices the girl, Riley. So how is it? Pixar's best in years, or a big let down? What emotions did you feel? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Inside Out.
"I don't want to survive, I want to live!" Need a smile today? Or maybe a quick cry? Fire up this wonderful video made in tribute to the upcoming release of Pixar's Inside Out, titled Emotions of Pixar, edited by Lindsay McCutcheon. It's a tribute to the various emotions seen in Pixar movies, and is essentially a tribute to the extraordinary work of the very talented animators and artists at Pixar. They are truly the ones who are responsible for creating these characters and making them so perfectly expressive, in subtle ways, and their work really shines when edited together like this. So many great movies, with so many sad, happy, exciting, worrisome moments throughout. From Monsters Inc to Monsters University, and their entire filmography.
"What if…" Disney-Pixar has finally debuted the teaser trailer for Peter Sohn's The Good Dinosaur, the next animated movie from Pixar due out in theaters later this year. Pixar's Inside Out is coming up in just a few weeks, and it's likely this teaser is attached to that release. This is the same teaser that Disney has been showing, setting up the basic backstory for the movie. What if the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs didn't actually hit Earth, and they went on to live for years, what would be different? Well, people would be pets, dinosaurs would be the dominate species. There's a hint at that story in the footage at the end. Fire it up!
Reporting from the Cannes Film Festival. The Pixar brand has lately been tarnished with unnecessary sequels and sub-par original fare making fans wonder if the magic has run out of the powerhouse. After all, this is the company that created classics like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Wall-E so after witnessing their recent output in the last few years, a cause for concern would make sense. The good news is the drought is over and Pixar has come roaring back with their latest Inside Out, which premiered in Cannes. It's an adventure built inside the mind of an eleven-year-old girl with her emotions as main characters. It's fast, funny and deeply touching in a way that will entertain kids and sucker punch adults.
In a cute bit of cross promotion from New Zealand, the folks at Walt Disney in the southern hemisphere have used the emotions from this summer's Pixar Animation film Inside Out as a way to help one of Disney's other big summer blockbusters, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Footage from the promising Pixar flick has been edited around one of the trailers for the Marvel Studios sequel to make it seem as if Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith)Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) are watching and reacting to the trailer. It's a clever way to promote both the Disney flicks. Watch!
Yay Pixar! The animation studio has unveiled a first look at fun some concept art from the new short film Sanjay's Super Team, which is showing in front of The Good Dinosaur in theaters later this November. The short will premiere officially at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France, which is why they're drumming up some buzz with some good publicity. This story comes from the LA Times, and profiles Sanjay Patel, an artist at Pixar who graduated to director with his short film that is inspired by his own youth, and The Avengers (perfect timing!). I wish we got to see them as they appear in this (does this count as Pixar's first Marvel short film?), alas this is just him eating cereal. See Sanjay's concept art below.
Over a year ago, we got word that Pixar Animation was officially planning to make The Incredibles 2 after over 10 years of waiting (so far). However, director Brad Bird has been busy with this summer's sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland, so there hasn't really been any update on the progress of the film. Well, that changed recently when Bird was asked about the sequel while appearing on NPR (via The Playlist) , and his update was short and sweet, "I’m just staring to write it, so we’ll see what happens." That likely means he's just now starting to focus on the film full time, but has been thinking about and working on the idea awhile.
"I loved you in Fairy Dream Adventure Part 7." This summer brings Pixar Animation's latest feature film, Inside Out, and now the full theatrical trailer for the adventure inside the mind has been unveiled. Finally we get a sense of the story we're dealing with here as a little accident finds Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) trying to fix a problem with Riley's emotions and memories as she adjusts to life in San Francisco. Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) are left trying to keep things in order, but it's not easy. This looks absolutely wonderful, imaginative with Pixar at its best. Watch!
After calling your attention to the massive LEGO version of the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier from The Avengers, we have another cool building block set that will be coming your way eventually. The LEGO Ideas Review Board just met to take a look at the sets that received enough votes to be considered for production as an official LEGO set, and they've announced two new sets that we'll be able to buy. One of them is a "Doctor Who" set, which is cool, but since television isn't our primary focus, we're more excited about the LEGO set that will let us build our own WALL-E from the wonderful Pixar Animation film of the same name. Look!
"That's what I'm talking about!" While we've seen plenty of teasers for Pixar's upcoming summer movie Inside Out, I've still been curious to see how the interaction between the emotions and the person work, and we finally have a glimpse at more of that experience in this new Super Bowl TV spot from Disney. The spot plays with the Puppy Bowl event that always takes place before the Super Bowl, and involves the main character of the film, Riley, watching and experiencing emotions. It's just a small tease nothing too big, but another fun spot to toss out there today. I also really like that line: "meet the little voices inside your head."
Well, now we know what Kyle MacLachlan and Diane Lane were announced as the parents in Pixar Animation's next film Inside Out. The full trailer for next year's summer release has just arrived and shows them trying to interact with their 11-year old daughter Riley, each with the help of their own emotions, which each look similar to those seen inside Riley's mind, but with the attributes of the person they control (like a mustache or glasses). We didn't anticipate seeing the emotions of everyone in this fashion, and this just gets me even more excited for this movie with the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith playing the emotions Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust & Sadness. Watch now!