2021 Oscars Highlights

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, take a look at 2021 Oscars highlights from the 93rd Academy Awards that aired last night on ABC. See how the format was initially shaken up by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, and see some of the best speeches of the night from the winners. Plus, check out a viral moment featuring Glenn Close, and be puzzled by the unnecessarily speedy In Memoriam segment honoring the Hollywood greats that we lost over the past year. Read More »

Power Rangers Visual Effects

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, find out what visual effects artists think of the work done on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie from 1995 and the Power Rangers reboot from 2017. Plus, watch a virtual jazz concert inspired by the music of Pixar Animation’s outstanding film Soul. And finally, listen to comedian Nate Bargatze talk about comedy during the pandemic, working with his daughter, and more. Read More »

music of soul featurette

Do ya like jazz? Well, you’re going to, if Pixar has anything to say about it. The upcoming Pixar animated film Soul is a love letter to the music genre, and that love letter will extend beyond the film itself. Disney and Pixar are releasing not one, but three albums related to Soul, one of which is a vinyl album inspired by the film from jazz musician Jon Batiste. And to get you excited about all that jazz, Pixar has released a “Music of Soul” featurette, which goes into the making of the incredible soundtrack of the film. Watch the Music of Soul featurette below.

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Pixar's Soul Soundtrack

In a little under two months, Pixar’s latest film Soul will arrive on Disney+ on Christmas Day. It’ll be the second film that The Walt Disney Company has sent to the streaming service in the wake of the coronavrus pandemic, and the first feature length Pixar movie to not get released in theaters in the United States. But the movie is also breaking ground in another way, as it will be the first Pixar film to have two separate soundtracks released to celebrate the music we’ll hear throughout. Read More »