UPDATE: An observant reader actually found the Pizza Planet truck exactly in the same place it was found before, but it’s actually much bigger and cooler than we thought. Our original story follows with an update at the end with the new image.
Just yesterday we highlighted a still from The Good Dinosaur featuring a famous Pixar Animation Easter egg that you may never have noticed or even thought was possible to easily include in the movie that takes place during prehistoric times. It was the inclusion of A113, the room that many Pixar filmmakers worked in while at Cal Arts. And now one more seemingly impossible Easter egg may have been unveiled thanks to a keen-eyed viewer: the Pizza Planet truck. Read More »
If you’re a fan of Pixar Animation, you know that the animators and filmmakers love including little easter eggs for fans to find. Whether it’s characters appearing in each other’s movies, the Pizza Planet truck or the bouncy ball with the red star, there’s always goodies to find in a Pixar movie. However, it was quite the challenge to include many of them among The Good Dinosaur easter eggs due to the film’s prehistoric setting with a lack of technology and encompassing nature. But we now know how Pixar fit in one of their most famous easter eggs into the film. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
There are years when the awards race feels all but locked in by early January, when even the most casual Oscar followers can rattle off a list of frontrunners and the ceremonies themselves promise few surprises. This is not one of those years. True, there are a few titles that you can safely bet on making it to the final cut, like Spotlight and The Revenant. But there are a great many films still on the bubble. Some of them got good news today, as the PGA announced their nominations for the 2016 awards, and others just saw their odds get a little bit longer. Read the full PGA Awards nominations 2016 list after the jump. Read More »
It looks like The Good Dinosaur is about to do something unprecedented for Pixar Animation, but it’s not something to be happy about. Analysts believe the Thanksgiving release from the revered animation studio is shaping up to be their first box office failure, as the film just doesn’t seem to be garnering the interest from audiences that Pixar films normally do. The film isn’t exactly bombing at the box office, but it is underperforming. Get the details below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The nominations for the 43rd Annual Annie Awards have been announced and, for the most part, they’re exactly what you’d expect. Organized by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, the Annies celebrate the year in animation, from theatrical releases to television program and everything in-between. With two new movies released in 2015, Pixar dominated the nominations, but there is a dark horse waiting in the wings, just waiting for an upset.
Check out the complete list of the 2016 Annie Award nominees after the jump.
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Even though Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur wasn’t able to beat out The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 for the holiday box office last weekend, it still took the #2 spot. And if you fell in love with the dinosaur Arlo and his new friend Spot, Mark Englert has delivered a lovely The Good Dinosaur print that you might want to hang out your wall. Check it out below! Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by David Chen
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the brilliance of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Also, Jeff proves he’s a man of his word by watching season 1 of The Leftovers. Be sure to read up on the unsettling reality of Cars.
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Last month I had the opportunity to visit Pixar Animation Studios and preview the company’s next film The Good Dinosaur. You can read what I learned about the making of The Good Dinosaur here and read my interview with director Peter Sohn. While at Pixar, I had that opportunity to sit down with some of the other creatives behind the film, here is my interview with Denise Ream, who has an interesting story as she started out as a Visual Effects Producer at ILM working on films like Star Wars, Men In Black, Harry Potter and Mission Impossible movies before jumping across the bay to Pixar where she worked on Up, Cars 2, Brave, The Good Dinosaur and the upcoming sequel Cars 3.
Hit the jump to learn about how she went from Star Wars to Pixar, what its like to be on a project that loses a director and gets completely reworked, the choice of making the characters cartoony against a almost photo real backdrop, the daunting quest to find voice actors for this film, and how do you hide a Pizza Planet truck in a Dinosaur movie? All this and more in our Denise Ream interview, which you can read now after the jump.
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Thanks to the magic of Thanksgiving, this week is a little shorter than all the rest, leaving us free to stuff our faces full of turkey and enjoy plenty of good movies. And since it’s a holiday weekend, you’ll probably be looking to escape the house for a few hours just so you don’t have to hear your family argue about politics. Or maybe you want to get everyone out of the house so you can enjoy a movie as a family.
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While Pixar Animation is nearly 30 years old, it’s only been 20 years since the company ventured into feature length, computer animated filmmaking with Toy Story. The film was an instant classic in 1996 and it spawned two successful, acclaimed sequels with a fourth installment on the way in 2017, and it was just the beginning of what the animation house had to offer.
In celebration of Pixar’s milestone anniversary this year, editor Kees van Dijkhuizen has paid tribute to Pixar with a supercut of the films they’ve made over the years, from their early shorts to this year’s feature films. You might find yourself getting some tears in your eyes since it’s accompanied by Michael Giacchino‘s score from Up. Read More »