pixar scrapped ideas

Every movie has its early drafts, some of which never see the light of day. But the rise of concept art books and juicy “How Did This Get Made”-style oral histories have left nary a stone unturned in the vast movie development landscape.

Pixar boasts some of the most critically acclaimed and universally beloved animated films of the past 20 years, largely in part thanks to the animation studio’s meticulous attention to detail and story. Pixar films can take up to six years to get made, with films going through several drafts and concepts before they finally hit the big screen. Early versions of films like Toy Story or Finding Nemo may be virtually unrecognizable to us. But Pixar has opened its tight vault of undiscovered ideas to fans, and revealing some of its weirdest and most intriguing scrapped ideas for its films.
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incredicoaster first look

A roller coaster attraction based on The Incredibles called The Incredicoaster was announced as part of Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure theme park’s Pixar Pier a few months ago, with a planned premiere date in the summer of 2018, but a new video can give you a sneak peek at what the ride will be like.

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incredibles 2 trailer

The Incredibles came out in 2004, but in a new image from the upcoming sequel, Pixar’s superhero family hasn’t aged a day. Despite the 14-year gap between movies, The Incredibles 2 picks up right where the first movie left off, with Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack suited up and looking like their old selves. To tweak a certain movie quote: we get older, these animated superheroes stay the same age.

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The Incredibles 2 Trailer

It’s been 13 years since we last saw The Incredibles. Better known as the Parr family, this tight-knit group of superheroes is finally getting the sequel Pixar fans have been clamoring for ever since the first film ended on an episodic-style cliffhanger.

The Incredibles 2 is coming in 2018, and while story details are still under tight wraps by Pixar Animation, we finally get our first official look at the animated sequel thanks to the first teaser trailer that has just been unveiled. Fans will get to see the teaser trailer attached to Pixar’s Coco next week, but for those who can’t wait (like me), you can watch The Incredibles 2 trailer below. Read More »

the incredibles 2

2004’s The Incredibles ends with a stirring call-to-action, the promise of one more big action scene, and then…a cut to the credits, spurred on Michael Giaccchino’s thrilling musical score. It’s a perfect ending for a near-perfect superhero movie: the promise of more adventure for the super-powered and united Parr family, even if we don’t get to see it.

However, it looks like The Incredibles 2 will finally let us see exactly what goes down between the heroic family and the villainous Underminer. It’ll just take 14 years.

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Pixar TV Show Pitches

Though Pixar Animation puts out some of the most popular animated movies in the business, but for the most part, they haven’t tried to bring their movies to TV. There have been shorts like Toy Story That Time Forgot and Toy Story of Terror, as well as shorts like the Cars Toons and Toy Story Toons. Plus, there was a 2D animated series called Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. But Fairly OddParents creator Butch Hartman has some great ideas for Pixar TV shows that would spin-off from some of their movies.

Hear Butch Hartman’s Pixar TV show pitches below along with some awesome art illustrating them. Read More »

The Most Underrated Moments in Pixar History

The 12 Most Underrated Pixar Moments

Whenever there’s a conversation about the work of Pixar, it tends to shift into emotional reactions their films produce. And when you’ve been having these conversations for as long as I have, you tend to notice that the same specific moments are always brought up. These would likely include the emotional rollercoaster that begins Up, the intense start to Finding Nemo, or the edge-of-your-seat climax of Toy Story 3. But with such a rich catalog of feature films (and shorts), there are many funny, lovely, and truly bizarre moments within the company’s history that seem to never get the spotlight they deserve.

So with the release of Cars 3 this week, it seems only right that a new list of moments needed to be created. Some of these are funny and others might make you cry, but as with anything related to the house that made Buzz and Woody, there’s a lot of mushy feelings involved. So sit back, grab onto your Luxo Jr. ball, and let’s take a look into some of the more underrated Pixar moments.

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/Answers: Our Favorite Movie and TV Parents

back to the future

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with this weekend’s Snatched and last weekend’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, asks “Who are your favorite film or television parents?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

If you’d like to share your favorite mothers and fathers from the movies of TV, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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The Incredibles 2 Photo

Fans of Pixar Animation’s family superhero movie The Incredibles have been waiting over a decade for a sequel to get off the ground. Many have been clamoring for The Incredibles 2 ever since the end of the first movie teased another outing for the super-powered family, albeit in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, and now the movie is finally in production.

After development of The Incredibles 2 was finally confirmed back in 2014, Samuel L. Jackson has revealed by way of a post on Instagram that he’s back in the recording booth to record lines as the cool superhero Frozone. Check out The Incredibles 2 photo tease after the jump. Read More »

Gallery Nucleus - Pixar Animation - The Incredibles

Gallery Nucleus has been host to some pretty cool artwork exhibitions inspired by pop culture. They don’t get featured quite as often as Hero Complex Gallery or Gallery 1988 since they don’t have new pieces available as frequently, but they still have some incredible artwork. A new exhibition opening this weekend is no different with artwork inspired by each of the films of Pixar Animation, from Toy Story to Finding Dory. There’s one for each movie, and what’s awesome is that each piece was handpicked by Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter for the show.

Check out the Gallery Nucleus Pixar artwork after the jump. Read More »