Editing Pixar's Onward

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, listen as Pixar’s Onward editor Catherine Apple explains the process of editing an animated film and how the fantasy movie’s climactic battle came together. Plus, get behind the wheel on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road with director George Miller and the ensemble cast. And finally, listen as actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen answers a slew of questions about pot, pottery, beards, the internet, and more. Read More »

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 VFX

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 the visual effects that brought planets, ships, and more to life in the third season of Star Trek: Discovery. Plus, get a refresher on everything you need to know about Wanda Maximoff and Vision before they star in the upcoming Marvel series WandaVision on Disney+. And finally, watch an animaton roundtable discussion with the filmmakers behind Soul, Wolfwalkers, Over the Moon, and more. Read More »

Onward Storyboard Comparison

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, see how the storyboards for Pixar’s Onward compare to the final cut of the movie. Plus, see what a special ops sniper thinks of the sniper scenes in movies such as Clear and Present Danger, American Sniper, Shooter, and more. And finally, watch as Conan introduces the cardboard cutouts in his show’s “live” audience, and find out how you can become one of them. Read More »

Pole-Dancing Movie Scenes

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, see how a professional pole dancer reviews pole-dancing scenes from movies like Hustlers, Date Night, Showgirls, and more. Plus, find out how some of the most influential filmmakers, like Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Nora Ephron, and dozens more, got their start and take an epic runthrough of dozens of Easter eggs from Pixar’s 25 years of animated movies, from Toy Story to Onward and everything in between. Read More »

draw with pixar

With everyone stuck inside their homes amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are naturally going to get a little stir crazy. Many have taken to baking, embroidery, learning new skills, and trying to tame their bored children. The latter two, Pixar can help with. The studio’s artists have introduced a new “Draw With Pixar” video series which teach viewers how to draw your favorite Pixar characters and give your kids something to do during their quarantines.

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2020 Pixar Hallmark Christmas Ornaments

Whenever Hallmark releases their line-up of ornaments for the new year, there are a plethora of them inspired by the movies of Pixar Animation. This year is no exception as the ornaments include characters from Inside Out, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles 2, WALL-E, Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and one of the recurring Easter eggs from all of Pixars movies. Check out the new assembly of 2020 Pixar Hallmark Christmas ornaments below. Read More »

Amazon Prime Cinema

With almost all the movie theaters closed around the United States, movie studios are releasing some recent and upcoming theatrical releases on VOD much further in advance than usual. Universal Pictures was the first to take a step in this direction, and they’ll be shaking things up even more when they release Trolls: World Tour on VOD on the same date it was intended to be released in theaters. Since then, other studios have followed suit with movies like Sonic the Hedgehog and Bloodshot arriving on VOD early. So Amazon has unveiled a dedicated space for them to be featured, and it’s called Amazon Prime Cinema.

As for how the former theatrical releases of movies like The Invisible Man and Onward are faring so far, it’s only Disney’s latest Pixar Animation adventure that seems to have cracked Top 10 lists. Instead, it’s the cheaper VOD movies that were more recently released on home video have been dominating the charts. Get the lowdown below. Read More »

onward digital release

Pixar’s Onward is hitting digital platforms today on March 20, merely two weeks after the animated fantasy-adventure film hit theaters. The film’s Disney+ streaming debut will follow soon after on April 3. The animated film is the latest to opt for an early digital release in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Onward Quests of Yore Game

In Pixar’s movie Onward, there’s a role-playing game called Quests of Yore, featuring fantasy creatures, spells, artifacts, locations and more. It’s a source of obsession for the elder elf brother Barley (Chris Pratt), and he shows his younger brother Ian (Tom Holland) how everything in the book is actually inspired by the real magical history of their world that society has mostly forgotten in favor of modern technology. Now Quests of Yore will become a real role-playing game to play with your friends. Read More »

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Jeff manages to catch the latest Pixar movie Onward in theater while the rest of the cast stay in and watch some streaming content, as studios pull big releases from theaters.

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