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 »

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 »

up anime opening

What if Up was an anime? It’s a question no one was really asking, but one we got the answer to thanks to Pixar’s recently released Pixar Remix video, which condenses the entirety of the beloved 2009 Pixar film into a cheery two-minute anime opening. And it’s awesome. Watch the Up anime opening below. Read More »

Alternate Pixar Ideas

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, learn about a bunch of scrapped ideas from Pixar Animation that didn’t make it into movies like Inside Out, The Incredibles, WALL-E, Monsters Inc., and more. Plus, watch Mike Myers pay tribute to Sean Connery in a clip from the American Film Institute archives. And finally, find out what a normal day is like in the life of comedian, TV personality, and Community star Joel McHale. Read More »

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Ash vs. Evil Dead stars believe they can convince Bruce Campbell to come back.
  • Ronald D. Moore reveals the original, 4-hour concept for the Battlestar Galactica finale.
  • Patrick Dempsey’s new dram Devils gets picked up by The CW.
  • The highest-rated show on broadcast television Wednesday wasn’t even a TV show.

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63 up trailer

In 1964, a group of seven-year-old British schoolchildren were selected to participate in a unique documentary series — one that would chronicle their lives over the course of several film installments. It’s the longest-running documentary series of all time, and it’s just hit its ninth film with 63 Up. Directed by Michael Apted, who directed all of the films since 1977’s 21 Up63 Up checks up on those group of former schoolchildren, now in their 60s. Watch the 63 Up trailer below.

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NYCC 2019 Funko POPs

New York Comic-Con is coming in just a few weeks, and along with all the usual news that comes out of the convention about blockbuster movies and your favorite and newly anticipated TV shows, there is also plenty of exclusive merchandise. Since this is one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the United States, exclusive Funko POPs will be there in full force, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite reveals that will be on sale at the convention. Check out the NYCC Funko POPs below. Read More »

Mark Chilcott Pixar Animation Prints

Even though there are plenty of pop culture prints paying tribute to sci-fi and fantasy favorites from every decade, it can be a little more difficult to find satisfying prints for your favorite Disney movies. But thankfully, some of the best films from Pixar Animation have been turned into stunning new prints by artist Mark Chilcott, each with bright, vibrant colors that bring movies like Ratatouille, Up, The Incredibles, Inside Out and more to life in a whole new way. Read More »

Pixar Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments

Even though we’re way too far out from the holidays to even consider decorating, the folks at Hallmark like to get a head start on the season with the unveiling of their new batch of Keepsake Ornaments for your Christmas tree. Every single year there are dozens of amazing new ornaments from your favorite movies and TV shows, and that includes a bunch of new ones from Pixar’s movies like Inside Out, Up, Incredibles 2, Cars 3, and the upcoming Toy Story 4.

Below, check out the new Pixar Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments that will be available this summer and fall. Read More »

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John Mulaney SNL Auditions

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 John Mulaney‘s many auditions for Saturday Night Live that didn’t get him the job. Plus, a video essay explores how Starship Troopers is so good at satirizing fascism that it almost goes over the audience’s head, and see how the storyboards for the opening sequence in Pixar’s Up compare to the final movie. Read More »