While there’s plenty of sound design, editing and recording that has to be done for live-action movies, the job seems a little more difficult when it comes to feature-length animated films. Every single sound you hear has to be manufactured for the film. And that job gets exponentially harder when you have to give sound to a location you’ve thought about, but have never been to, like the inside of an 11-year old girl’s mind.
That’s the challenge that faced director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera and supervising sound editor Shannon Mills from Skywalker Sound with Pixar’s latest film Inside Out. And now SoundWorks Collection dives into how the sounds of the movie were created, and as you would expect, it’s very fascinating. Learn about the sound of Inside Out after the jump! Read More »
The first 10 minutes of Pixar Animation‘s movie Up are enough to make anyone cry, no matter what age or how tough you are. And now we have another potentially sad story with links to the Pixar movie
You might remember back in 2006 there was the real-life story of an old woman named Edith Macefield who refused a $1 million offer for her 1,000-square-foot house. An investment company was developing a 131,000-square-foot retail center in the area and wanted to tear down her house to use the entire area for their building. But since she refused to sell, they built the entire building around her house (as seen above). But now that house may end up being demolished anyway. Find out if we’ll see the Up house demolished after the jump. Read More »
We hope you’ve had time to see Pixar Animation‘s latest triumph, Inside Out, in theaters. It’s one of the best movies of the year so far, and there’s a good chance it will make several year-end lists for being one of the best of 2015 overall.
And like every Pixar movie, it’s ripe with easter eggs referencing all of the animation studio’s movies that came before it. Some are hard to spot, others are pretty easy to see. And we run through as many of them as we can below. Check out all the Inside Out easter eggs after the jump! Read More »
If you saw Pixar’s Inside Out this past weekend and you’re an aspiring animator, then you might be wondering just how you can go about getting a job at one of the best animation studios in history. And it just so happens that we have a good resource with some helpful advice.
A couple years ago, back when Monsters University was heading to theaters, director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae shared some helpful advice for anyone with a passion for animation and a desire to work with the people who made Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, WALL-E and many more of the best animated films of the past 20 years.
We never posted this video before, but with Inside Out wowing audiences, we figured there are plenty of people out there who would still find this valuable. Find out how to get a job at Pixar after the jump! Read More »
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Last weekend, Pixar’s Inside Out took audiences inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, and if you haven’t had the chance to see it yet, just know that the film will certainly pull at your heartstrings in the best way possible.
Pixar’s visualization of the voices in our head is full of charm, wit and tenderness, and Poster Posse has brought them to life in another way with a gallery of artwork honoring Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black). They all get their own individual pieces while a couple puts them all in a single image.
Check out the Poster Posse Inside Out tribute after the jump! Read More »
This weekend brings the touching and wonderful Inside Out, Pixar Animation‘s latest film, to theaters. And much like whenever a Marvel movie comes around, it seems the average movie goer runs through several different feelings every time they see a new Pixar movie.
The folks over at How It Should Have Ended have followed up their Five Stages of Watching a Marvel Movie with the equally accurate and amusing Five Stages of Watching a Pixar movie. If you’re seeing Inside Out this weekend, I’m confident in saying you’ll end up going through most of these stages. However, this time I think one won’t happen with most people. Find out what I’m talking about after the jump. Read More »
The backstory for Brad Bird‘s film Tomorrowland contains a lot of detail about the beneficent cabal known as Plus Ultra, a secretive group of dreamers which conceived and built a futuristic creative paradise. In the actual film, however, we don’t see too much about Plus Ultra. Scenes were trimmed for length and pacing, and much of that story was left out of the film, along with all mentions of Disney.
Pixar actually animated a short scene that was meant to quickly define and explain Plus Ultra. Bird, however, decided the bit killed the pace of the film, and he cut it. That clip is online and you can watch the Pixar Tomorrowland sequence below. Read More »
The films of Pixar seem as if they are primarily separate stories. (With the exception of the obvious relationship between sequels.) One theory, however, posits an elaborate timeline in which the advanced technology seen in Wall-E is developed over the course of hundreds of years, with a starting point seen in Up and the Toy Story films, and which explains the stars of Cars and the ever-evolving intelligence of animals. And Boo, the young heroine of Monsters Inc., has a surprising role in the whole cycle. Watch the Pixar Theory video below. Read More »
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We know so many of the names connected to the birth of Pixar: George Lucas, Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull, and John Lasseter, for starters. But the man who actually named the company is largely unknown. His name is Loren Carpenter, and he’s worked on virtually every Pixar film in some capacity, all the way from Toy Story to last year’s Monsters University. Carpenter, however, reportedly retired from the company last week at the age of 66. Read More »
Briefly: Bad news for those hoping to see more shorts developed out of Pixar’s office in Vancouver. The three-year old animation studio offshoot was closed today, as Pixar decided to concentrate all resources in its main branch, in Emeryville, CA. A Disney rep told The Province, “A decision was made to refocus operations and resources under the one roof. Staff were just told today. Not great news, obviously. It was just a refocussing of efforts and resources to the one facility.” Read More »