BoxLunch Toy Story Land Tour

Since we’re big theme park buffs here at /Film, we’re all over the opening of Toy Story Land on June 30 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The new theme park section recreates Andy’s toy-filled backyard from Toy Story, featuring all of his favorite toys: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the rest of the gang. And the pop culture novelty shop BoxLunch is celebrating the opening of Toy Story Land with a special tour and exclusive merchandise. Read More »

Incredibles 2 Vintage Toy Commercials

Tickets for Incredibles 2 are already on sale, complete with some bonuses that you can get exclusively from the likes of Fandango, Regal Cinemas, and Alamo Drafthouse. There’s more information on that over here, but in the meantime, Pixar has revealed a batch of vintage toy commercials focusing on some of the animated superheroes returning to the big screen this summer.

The Incredibles 2 vintage toy commercials highlight Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone, and they feature kids getting a kick out of playing with the various pieces of merchandise associated with each hero. Plus, all three of them get their own theme songs with some cool animation reminiscent of the minimalist art style that has come to be associated with The Incredibles. Read More »

Funko Bao Figure

Fans are undoubtedly excited about Pixar’s long-awaited sequel Incredibles 2. It’s been 14 years since the original film hits theaters, and box office projections have the superhero family raking in somewhere around $110 million. With another month and a half of marketing to go, there’s a good chance that number could rise. That means a lot of people will be seeing another one of Pixar’s delightful projects.

As is tradition, Pixar will have a new animated short attached to Incredibles 2. The short this time is titled Bao, and we’ve already gotten a look at the movie about an empty-nesting Chinese mom who gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life. We’ve seen what that adorable dumpling looks like in a clip that debuted not too long ago, and Funko has made it so you’ll be able to bring that cute little dumpling baby home with you too. Read More »

Incredibles 2 Footage Reaction

The Incredibles hit theaters all the way back in 2004, and it was easily the most sophisticated and involved animated adventure that Pixar Animation had brought to the big screen yet. The film arrived at a time when the superhero film genre was still figuring itself out, with hits coming from the X-Men and Spider-Man franchises and complete disasters arriving in the form of Daredevil and Catwoman.

Since then, superhero movies have exploded, largely thanks to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and fans have come to expect something special to help a movie stand out from the rest of the pack. So 14 years later, what exactly sets Incredibles 2 apart from all the rest of the superhero entertainment out there? The answer is simply the magic of Pixar and the beating heart of a family that everyone can easily feel connected to, even when they have superpowers.

A few weeks ago, /Film was invited to the campus of Pixar Animation in Emeryville, California for an exclusive sneak peek at Incredibles 2. We were shown the first 22 minutes of the animated sequel, as well as another 13 minutes of other moments from the rest of the movie. So how does the Pixar sequel stack up to the beloved original? Find out in our Incredibles 2 footage reaction below, but beware that we talk about the events that unfold in the first act of the movie, so there might be spoilery details you want to avoid. Read More »

Incredibles 2 Funko POPs

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation are finally bringing The Incredibles back to the big screen with their eagerly anticipated sequel this summer. A new trailer just debuted before the weekend, and we’ll have a bunch of new details on the movie on Monday morning. But in the meantime, a slew of new merchandise from Funko has just been unveiled.

The arrival of Incredibles 2 means that a whole new line of Funko POPs figures are available, bringing the entire family of superheroes together along with their buddy Frozone and a couple villains as well. Read More »

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Coco Storyboards

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Bill Hader goes out of his way to give one of the worst auditions. Plus, see how Pixar Animation’s Oscar-winning movie Coco developed from storyboards to final animation, and see how John Carpenter‘s adaptation of The Thing compares to the novella that inspired it. Read More »

The Shape of Water References

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn about the various homages, references and influences made in The Shape of Water. Plus, watch a musical rendition of Bad Lip Reading using Star Wars: A New Hope, and see how many Easter eggs in Pixar’s Up you were able to spot without being told where they were. Read More »

Star Wars Animated Movie

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a hand drawn, animated, abridged version of Star Wars as remembered by the artist. Plus, see how the script for Pixar’s Oscar-nominated Coco compares to what we saw on the screen, and watch the Director’s Guild of America panel discussion featuring the nominees for documentary filmmaking. Read More »

Coco Animation Progression - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special Pixar edition, one of the animators behind Coco guides us through the progress of finalizing one of the key sequences from the movie. Plus, take a look at some of the Easter eggs from WALL-E you might have missed and compare the final cut of Toy Story to the script. Read More »

VOTD: Pixar Short Easter Eggs You Probably Missed

Pixar Short Film Easter Eggs

Pixar Animation is famous for including little Easter eggs in all of their movies that reference not only their previous movies from years before, but also their next movie in the pipeline. That same signature applies to all of Pixar’s short films that play before each and every movie that hits theaters.

Not only do the bite-sized Pixar movies reference the other short films they’ve made, but they also have winks and nods to their feature films. Thankfully, Pixar has assembled a video showing off how their shorts are connected to other Pixar movies, and there are even some references to other Disney animated movies too. They begin with the recent Dante’s Lunch that played before Cars 3 and go all the way back to Geri’s Game from the first Toy Story.

Check out a bunch of Pixar short film Easter eggs. below. Read More »