Pixar's Luca Clip

It’s a little disappointing that we can’t look forward to a new movie from Pixar Animation on the big screen this summer. But at least Pixar’s latest movie Luca is coming to Disney+ for everyone to experience as no extra charge. If the full trailer for the upcoming aquatic, coming-of-age adventure in the Italian Riviera hasn’t yet convinced you to take a break from returning to the outdoors, maybe this new Luca clip released by Disney and Pixar will do the trick. Read More »

Harry Potter Featurette

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, follow the main trio from the Harry Potter franchise as they explore a few different departments from the production. Plus, learn about the time that Toy Story 2 accidentally got deleted less than one year before it was meant to be released. And finally, Turner Classic Movies takes a look at how movies have shaped our notions of beauty through several films in which the human body is on display. Read More »

Inside Pixar

Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Inside Pixar

Where You Can Stream It: Disney+

The Pitch: Produced by Pixar Animation Studios, Inside Pixar offers insights into the personal and cinematic stories focused on the people, artistry, and culture of the company. You’ll meet everyone from the filmmakers and animators who bring movie magic to the big screen to the facility operators and chefs who keep the animation studio’s campus neat and its people fed.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Pixar is one of the top entertainment houses in the Hollywood machine, and their process of making compelling stories for families around the world is truly unique. That’s why they consistently make some of the best animated movies around. It’s not just the filmmakers and animators who make Pixar great either. There’s an entire crew that keeps Pixar Animation running, and Inside Pixar shows off some of the less-celebrated faces and the work they do.

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Coco Animation Progression

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 animation of Pixar’s movie Coco evolved from early animatics to the final theatrical cut. Plus, take a look back at Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel with a featurette going behind the scenes of the DC Comics movie. Finally, find out how Hayao Miyazaki film Howl’s Moving Castle differs from the novel on which it’s based. Read More »

Evolution of 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 how the movement and expressions of the film of Pixar Animation have evolved over the years to allow for lifelike characters. Plus, find out how movies like Aliens, Jurassic Park, and more. are being adapted into complex and engaging board games. And finally, listen as comedians like Roy Wood Jr., Lil Rel Howery, Luenell, Ms. Pat, Donnell Rawlings, Sinbad look back on the major Black comedians who influence their careers. Read More »

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 »

Pixar Animation Character Rigging

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 Animation creators explain what character rigs are in movies like The Incredibles and how they help bring the movie to life. Plus, let Binging with Babish reveal how to make the delicious biscuits from the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. And finally, check out a shot-by-shot breakdown of a tense sequence from Netflix’s I Care A Lot with Rosamund Pike. Read More »

Dug's Introduction in Up

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 to a couple Turner Classic Movies hosts talk about the plot device known as a McGuffin and how it’s evolved over the years. Plus, hear Up director Bob Peterson and shading art director Bryn Imagire discuss introducing the talking dog known as Dug. And finally, watch Maya Rudolph answer Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire. Read More »

Movie Explosions vs Real Explosions

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 why real explosions don’t look anywhere near as cool as the kind you see in big Hollywood movies. Plus, find out how the opening sequence from Toy Story 4 was created, from writing to storyboarding to animation. And finally, listen as Schitt’s Creek creator and star Dan Levy answers Vanity Fair’s 35-question Proust Questionnaire. Read More »

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Pixar Up House with Real Physics

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 visual effects artists simulate the flying house from Up using real physics to determine just how many balloons would be needed to make it happen. Plus, check out 30 minutes of relaxing visuals from Studio Ghibli movies to start your day off on a peaceful note. And finally, find out how realistic karate scenes are in movies like The Karate Kid, Bloodsport, and even The Office. Read More »