Finding Dory review

Note: We originally ran Peter’s Finding Dory review on June 10. We’re re-running it now that the film is in theaters.

Finding Dory is an example of why we should never underestimate Pixar. Did we need a sequel to Finding Nemo? No. This film is unnecessary… yet somehow Finding Dory is a fun, rewarding emotional journey. Join me after the jump for a virtually spoiler-free reaction to Pixar’s latest film.

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Evolution of Pixar

This weekend brings Pixar Animation’s Finding Dory to theaters, a whole 13 years after its predecessor Finding Nemo enchanted audiences. Having just seen the sequel last night, I can tell you that while it’s not Pixar’s finest effort, it’s still an outstanding family adventure that will make you laugh one minute and tear up the next. Things get a little ridiculous in the third act, even for a movie about talking fish, but it’s still a wonderful movie.

In honor of Pixar’s latest achievement in film, why not take a look back at where it all started, and see how the animation house has evolved over the years? Animation has improved so much since Finding Nemo hit theaters that Finding Dory‘s seascapes and animal animation is leaps and bounds ahead of where it was just 13 years ago. So you can imagine just how much they’ve improved over 30 years. Read More »

FINDING NEMO 3D

Finding Dory brings back some key members of the Finding Nemo voice cast, including Albert Brooks as Marlin and of course Ellen DeGeneres as Dory. But one who couldn’t reprise his role was Alexander Gould, who voiced Nemo in the original film. The reason is obvious: Gould was a small child when he recorded the original Nemo, but nowadays he’s a grownup with a grownup’s voice, whereas Nemo has only aged a few months since the last time we saw him.

Fortunately, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton found another way to work Gould into the film. After the jump, learn where you can find the Finding Nemo actor in Finding DoryRead More »

Toy Story Voltron

There’s plenty of merchandise out there bringing the characters of Toy Story into the bedrooms of plenty of children who will play with them until they grow up and get rid of them, making millions of sad little Toy Story 3 narratives come to life. But you’ve never seen a piece of Toy Story merchandise like this.

Tamashii Nations has created a Chogokin combiner that has five different characters from Toy Story combine to form their own Voltron. That’s right, you can take Woody, Rex, Bullseye, Hamm and Slinky Dog and form them into one big robot. See the Toy Story Voltron below! Read More »

‘Storks’ Trailer: Andy Samberg Delivers a Baby

Storks trailer

“Where do babies come from?” is the question all parents dread hearing, at least according to every family sitcom ever. But if you can wait ’til fall to have the talk, Warner Bros.’ Storks can help you out with a kid-friendly, completely scientifically accurate accounting of how exactly the process works.

As all of us adults know, of course, it begins with the Baby Making Machine on Stork Mountain. The device spits out a tiny human, and a bird (possibly one that sounds exactly like Andy Samberg) is assigned to drop it off at its new home. Along the way, said bird will inevitably run into hilarious and adorable mishaps. Get a little peek at that incredible journey with the latest Storks trailer.

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Shrek Sequels

If you’ve been holding out hope that we might see the Shrek franchise return to the big screen, we have some good news. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the original DreamWorks Animation film featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, and to celebrate the milestone, the studio is figuring out a way to bring the franchise back from the dead.

Comcast’s NBC Universal recently bought DreamWorks Animation, and part of their plan for the animation studio includes creating more Shrek sequels, as revealed by NBCU chief executive Steve Burke during the Guggenheim TMT Symposium in New York. Find out more about the revival of the Shrek franchise after the jump. Read More »

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Finding Nemo Honest Trailer

Finding Dory is hitting theaters this weekend, and the buzz before it arrives has been pretty good. Plenty of moviegoers will see for themselves this weekend, with the sequel looking at taking in as much as $120 million. But in the meantime, why not take a look back at its predecessor Finding Nemo by letting the folks at Honest Trailers mock the undersea adventure, including pointing out just how frighteningly dangerous the ocean is for Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres). Read More »

Trollhunters cast

It’s going to be a while before we see Guillermo del Toro‘s next movie, which hasn’t even started shooting yet. But in the meantime, he’s got a new small-screen project coming our way, the Netflix animated series Trollhunters. And in typical del Toro fashion, he’s managed to round up quite a cast. Kelsey GrammerRon Perlman, and Anton Yelchin will all lend their voices to the fantasy adventure, which is produced by DreamWorks Animation.  Read More »

Peter Cambor as Milo, Colson Baker as Wes, Finesse Mitchell as Harvey, Rafe Spall as Reg, Imogen Poots as Kelly Ann, Luke Wilson as Bill Hanson, Carla Gugino as Shelli Anderson and Keisha Castle-Hughes as Donna in Roadies. Photo: Courtesy of SHOWTIME

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The pilot episode of Cameron Crowe‘s Roadies is now online for free.
  • The first teaser for Narcos season 2 is here.
  • David Cross says that more W/ Bob and David is on the way…hopefully.
  • The Hey Arnold! TV movie reveals a title and voice cast.

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