Making of Onward

This Spring brings the release of Pixar Animation’s Onward, a modern fantasy adventure about Ian and Barley (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) two teenage elf brothers who magically get the opportunity to spend just 24 hours with their late father, thanks to a magic spell, a wizard’s staff, and a special stone. But when the spell to bring their father back for a day goes slightly wrong, they’re quickly thrust into a race against time to find a bit more of the magic that used to make their world so special, all so they can get just a little more time with their dad.

Last Fall, /Film visited the campus of Pixar Animation of Emeryville, California to learn more about Onward, starting with how the story for this fantasy adventure first came together. As with all animated movies, the journey began years before, but this one stretched even further back, all the way to the Fall of 2013. And as with all stories, it started with a completely blank slate before becoming something touching, personal and magical. Read More »

Pixar By the Numbers

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, get some details on the Emeryville, California campus headquarters for Pixar Animation studios. Plus, listen to Kevin Smith‘s hour-long, deep dive review of the hotly debated Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and learn some New York slang from Uncut Gems co-stars Adam Sandler and Idina Menzel. Read More »

VFX Artists React to The Polar Express

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, visual effects artists react to the horror of the uncanny valley from The Polar Express, as well as digital effects in other movies like Interstellar and Twister. Plus, find out what it’s like to be an intern at Pixar Animation, and listen as Scarlett Johansson gives us a career breakdown, going as far back as the critically panned North in her childhood to this year’s turns in Avengers: Endgame, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, and more. Read More »

A Day in the Life at Pixar Animation

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 what a day in the life of Pixar Animation Studios is like in Emeryville, California. Plus, a video essay explains how the trailers for Star Wars movies use nostalgia as a weapon to make you feel a plethora of emotions, and Game of Thrones and Last Christmas star Emilia Clarke takes a lie detector test. Read More »

Disney+ free trial

Disney+ won’t launch in the United States until November 12. But viewers over in the Netherlands are already enjoying Disney’s new streaming services thanks to an early two month free trial available until the launch date. Thankfully, some of the more excited Disney fans have taken to YouTube with a glimpse at how Disney+ operates, the content available, and much more. So let’s dive into this Disney+ free trial and see how the service looks. Read More »

Stranger Things Wax Museum Prank

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, watch as the kids from Stranger Things surprise fans with a prank at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York. Plus, take a look back 24 years ago at the first ever Easter eggs placed by Pixar Animation in the original Toy Story, and listen as the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast answers the web’s most searched questions about themselves and Spidey. Read More »

Spider-Man Far From Home Weird Trailer

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, Aldo Jones has delivered one of his patented Weird Trailers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and things get more than wacky. Plus, watch a breakdown of some fan theories for the upcoming third season of Stranger Things, and see how Pixar Animation’s villains compare to those in Walt Disney Animation movies. Read More »

Cheers Opening with Pennywise

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 Pixar’s animation has evolved significantly since the original Toy Story in 1995. Plus, find out how much creepier the beloved 90s sitcom Cheers gets when Pennywise the Dancing Clown slides into the opening credits, and take a look at a size comparison between some of cinema’s most famous robots. Read More »

Monsters Inc 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, watch a storyboard breakdown of the climactic, exciting door chase from Pixar Animation’s Monsters Inc., Vanity Fair breaks down everything they learned about Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker, and Tom Hanks answers some burning questions from Ellen DeGeneres. Read More »

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Detective Pikachu Easter Eggs

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, run through a bunch of Easter eggs you might have missed in Detective Pikachu. Plus, watch as the opening of Pixar’s short film Bao is compared to the storyboards drawn up in pre-production, and check out Saturday Night Live‘s sketch mocking the coffee cup gaffe from Game of Thrones. Read More »