Stunning Full Trailer for Pixar's 'Elemental' Movie About Ember & Wade
"I've been trying to fill my father's shoes… but I never once asked what I wanted to do." Pixar has unveiled the full-length official trailer for their latest movie, Elemental, opening in theaters nationwide (yay!) this summer in June. This movie is set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted, fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. The voice cast features Leah Lewis as Ember, and Mamoudou Athie (one of my favorite actors) as Wade. From the director of The Good Dinosaur, with Pete Docter helping produce at Pixar Studios in Emeryville. Joining the voice cast are Ronnie del Carmen as Ember's soon-to-be retired dad, Bernie; Shila Ommi as Ember's love-seeking mom, Cinder; Wendi McLendon-Covey as Wade's stormy and Air-Ball-loving boss, Gale; Catherine O'Hara as Wade's welcoming mom, Brook; Mason Wertheimer as Ember's admiring earth neighbor; and Joe Pera as a city bureaucrat. I'm always excited to see another original Pixar movie! This looks amazing.
First Teaser Trailer for Pixar's 'Elemental' Movie Directed by Peter Sohn
Meet Wade. Meet Ember. Pixar has revealed the first teaser trailer for their latest movie, Elemental, a sort of spiritual follow-up to Pete Docter's Inside Out, though with entirely different characters. This movie is set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted, fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. Oh I'm curious to see where they're going with this! The voice cast features Leah Lewis as Ember, and Mamoudou Athie (one of my favorite actors on the rise!!) as Wade. From the director of The Good Dinosaur, with Pete Docter helping produce at Pixar Studios in Emeryville. This almost seems like a sequel to Sohn's short Partly Cloud more than anything (there are clouds from that seen in the trailer). Beautiful colors and vivid details in this. Can't wait to see more!! Enjoy.
Official Trailer for Pixar's New 'Cars on the Road' Series for Disney+
"I'm guessing this is the beginning of something great." Disney has unveiled the official trailer for a new Pixar series streaming soon on Disney+ called Cars on the Road, another spin-off based on the always-popular-with-kids Cars franchise. "Nine new episodes. One epic road trip." This will be available to watch on Disney+ Day, September 8th, in just another month from now. "The series is a romp across the country with Lightning McQueen and Mater," says director Steve Purcell. "Like any real road trip, every day is a new mini-adventure with unexpected twists and turns." Lightning ends up on crazy fun a road trip with his best friend Mater when he reveals that his sister is getting married. They meet all kinds of strange vehicles along the way, including dinosaur cars, monster trucks, circus cars, and ghost cars. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy. It looks like they also snuck in a Mad Max: Fury Road riff into this series. I'll watch that episode at least, because that looks like wicked fun. As for the rest - what do you think?
Review: Pixar's 'Lightyear' Sends Buzz on a Voyage Through Time
Pixar's latest sci-fi space adventure movie Lightyear opens with three short sentences that introduce the concept: in Toy Story, Andy wanted the Buzz Lightyear toy because he saw a movie about Buzz. "This is that movie." Now having seen this movie myself, I can definitively say: yes, I want a Buzz Lightyear toy, too. Or more accurately, since Toy Story takes place in 1995, I would've totally wanted a Buzz Lightyear toy when I was growing up in the 90s, too. They definitely got this part of it right. It may not be Pixar's best movie, but it's definitely not their worst; it's the kind of vastly entertaining, emotional, heartfelt and humorous Pixar adventure we all expect from this iconic animation studio. They never, ever miss. Every movie they make is delightful. Every story they tell is exciting and memorable and crafted with care. Lightyear is no exception.
› Posted on June 16 in Pixar, Review | 6 Comments
Trailer for Disney Doc 'Beyond Infinity' About Making Pixar's 'Lightyear'
"The stakes are even higher when you're re-imagining such a beloved character." Disney has revealed an official trailer for another fascinating making of documentary titled in full Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear. The 35-minute short doc is now available to watch on Disney+, as part of the marketing & promotion for Pixar's Lightyear opening in theaters next weekend. Explore the evolution of Buzz Lightyear from toy to human—and ubiquitous icon—through the lens of Pixar filmmakers, artists, and the studio's biggest fans. Dive into the origin and cultural impact of everyone’s favorite Space Ranger, the art of designing a new "human Buzz," and the challenges faced by the Lightyear crew along the way. It's actually pretty cool that Disney has released an entire behind-the-scenes look at a movie to watch now at the very same time the movie is being released. See it and then learn about how they made it! Pixar is one of the best places to work and their passionate enthusiasm & boundless creativity is infectious & inspiring. Enjoy.
Another 'Special Look' Trailer for Pixar's 'Lightyear' - In Theaters June
"This suit means something. It's not just protecting your body, it's protecting the universe." Disney + Pixar have debuted yet another "Special Look" trailer for Lightyear, the sort of prequel to the Toy Story movies, focusing on Buzz Lightyear as a spin-off solo movie about the Space Ranger. This tops off the third & final official trailer we posted last month, with the release coming soon. Chris Evans is voicing the actual Buzz, the astronaut within the Toy Story universe who inspired the action figure. Along with Evans, the voice cast includes Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, Taika Waititi, Peter Sohn as Buzz's robot companion, Sox the cat, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. This preview sets up the story and takes us through some of the first half, following Buzz as he figures out a way to get off the planet he's stuck on. I am super excited for this and have seen enough footage - let's rock.
Final Trailer for Pixar's 'Lightyear' Sci-Fi Adventure with Chris Evans
"I hope you're ready for action, because all we needed was a pilot." Disney + Pixar have revealed the final official trailer for Lightyear, the sort of prequel to the Toy Story movies, focusing on Buzz Lightyear as a spin-off solo movie about the Space Ranger. Chris Evans is voicing the actual Buzz, the astronaut within the Toy Story universe who inspired the action figure. The plot involves Buzz being marooned on an alien planet and having to figure out a way to get home. Along with Evans, the voice cast includes Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, Taika Waititi, Peter Sohn as Buzz's robot companion, Sox the cat, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. This trailer features a LOT of big reveals - with some character unveilings (including who Taika voices!) as well as the story involving them jumping ahead in time. This looks like it might just be one of Pixar's best, and not just because I love sci-fi, but it looks they really went all out and made something truly special (just as they always do, right?).
Watch: Oscars TV Spot for Pixar's 'Lightyear' Movie with Chris Evans
"Buzz!!" During the Oscars ceremony last night broadcast live on ABC, Disney debuted an extended TV spot for Pixar's Lightyear, this sort of prequel to the Toy Story movies, focusing entirely on Buzz Lightyear as a spin-off solo movie about the Space Ranger. Chris Evans is voicing the "real" Buzz Lightyear, the astronaut within the Toy Story universe who inspired the action figure. The plot involves Buzz being marooned in an alien planet and having to figure out a way to build a spaceship and get home. But that only seems like the beginning of this story! Along with Evans, the full voice cast includes Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, Taika Waititi, Peter Sohn as Buzz's robot companion, Sox the cat, plus Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. This is primarily just a recut version of the latest official trailer, with one or two shots added, but most of it we've already seen before. Still looks great.
'Let's Get Everyone Home!' Full Trailer for Pixar's 'Lightyear' Movie
"Our first test flight is a go." Pixar has revealed a full-length official trailer for Lightyear, one of the new Pixar Animation Studios movies arriving in 2022. Let's goooo!! This one is a sort of prequel to Toy Story, focusing entirely on Buzz Lightyear as a spin-off solo movie about the Space Ranger. Chris Evans will be voicing the real Buzz Lightyear, the astronaut within the Toy Story universe who inspired the action figure. The plot involves Buzz being marooned in an alien planet and having to figure out a way to build a spaceship and get home. But that only seems like the beginning of this story! Joining the previously announced Chris Evans, who is voicing Buzz, are Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, and Taika Waititi as a group of ambitious recruits. Peter Sohn voices Buzz's robot companion, Sox the cat, and the cast also includes the voices of Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. Uhhh you guys, this looks AMAZING! Oh my goodness I was not expecting to be this hyped for this movie. Enjoy.
› Posted on February 8 in Animation, Pixar, To Watch, Trailer | 2 Comments
Full Trailer for Pixar's 'Turning Red' About Becoming a Giant Red Panda
"This little quirk runs in our family!" Pixar has debuted the full-length official trailer for their next original movie called Turning Red, marking the feature directorial debut of Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi. She also directed the beloved Pixar short film Bao, which played in front of Incredibles 2 in 2018, and later won an Academy Award as well. Turning Red introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she "poofs" into a giant red panda! But what happens next? We'll find out! Sandra Oh voices Ming, and Rosalie Chiang voices Mei Lee. This looks a bit like a superhero movie like Shazam!, where she must learn to use "her powers" responsibly. Oh this is going to be fun! Already laughing so much.
› Posted on November 17 in Animation, Pixar, To Watch, Trailer | 6 Comments
Watch: Pixar Remix - 'Monsters Inc' Remade as a Classic Silent Film
"Get that little whippersnapper back quick! The company depends on it!" Grab your popcorn and soda, get your 1¢ ticket, and enjoy this old timey presentation of a classic work of cinema. The fine folks at Pixar have released an amusing "Pixar Remix" video taking Monsters Inc and turning it into a classic silent movie. The full 4-minute "short film" is available on YouTube and it's a totally swell way to brighten up your day. I love the attention to detail, all the fun title cards, and I really appreciate that they actually redid the entire movie (which normally runs 92 minutes) as a silent film. Monsters Inc is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, originally opening in the fall of 2001. It's still one of my favorite Pixar movies; actually, it's one of the best animated movies ever made. I can still watch it anytime and I always feel better. Enjoy the show.
› Posted on November 9 in Animation, Pixar, To Watch | 1 Comment
Back in Portorosso - Official Trailer for Pixar's 'Ciao Alberto' Short Film
"Everything's perfect – especially my new job!" Pixar has debuted a fun short trailer for their Luca short film spin-off Ciao Alberto. Or perhaps a better title – The Adventures of Alberto and Massimo! Streaming on Disney+ in just a few weeks. The short is a follow-up to the story in Luca, focusing on what Alberto is up to in Portorosso after Luca leaves town (staying in touch through letters). With his best friend Luca away at school, Alberto is enjoying his new life in Portorosso working alongside Massimo—the imposing, tattooed, one-armed fisherman of few words—who's quite possibly the coolest human in the entire world as far as Alberto is concerned. He wants more than anything to impress his mentor, but it's easier said than done. Ciao Alberto is directed by McKenna Harris, making her directorial debut after working as a story artist on Luca and Raya and the Last Dragon, and produced by Matt DeMartini. Pixar quality even in short form.
› Posted on November 3 in Animation, Pixar, Short Film, To Watch, Trailer | 2 Comments
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