PixArt: December Feature – Merry Pixmas

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I’m a big fan of Jill Howarth‘s wonderful artwork. Beautifully illustrated and designed, her work is beyond charming. Jill comes from a background in the toy industry, working as a designer and art director for Hasbro before becoming a full-time freelance artist. There’s a lot to see on her various websites so make sure to check them out. And if you’re as charmed with her work as I am, you’ll want to make sure to visit her Shamelessly Cute Society 6 store. Our sincere thanks to Jill for contributing this great holiday-themed piece to PixArt. I can’t think of a more wonderful way to end the year. [Read more…]

Pixar’s ‘Luxo Jr.’ To Be Preserved As A National Treasure

Luxo Jr.

Luxo Jr. (1986) is one of Pixar’s famed short films for a number of reasons – it was the first short produced under the Pixar brand (previously, when the studio was a subsidiary of Lucasfilm, The Adventures of André and Wally B. was animated by a young John Lasseter), and the titular character has gone on to become the official mascot for the studio, appearing at the start of every Pixar project. The Luxo Jr. short was already close to the heart of the studio, but now it will live on through history, as the project is being preserved in the United States’ National Film Registry. [Read more…]

Watch: Incredible New ‘Inside Out’ Trailer

Inside Out - 5 Emotions

Inside Out is one of the most anticipated films of 2015. Given that next year is jam-packed with a number of huge films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Tomorrowland, it is clear that audiences are anxiously waiting for Pixar’s next offering. The film has been generating an incredible amount of buzz ever since it was announced over three years ago. Now, you can watch the first full-length trailer for the film after the break! [Read more…]

New ‘Inside Out’ Trailer Will Debut Tomorrow (Updated)

Inside Out

We are just over six months away from the release of Pixar’s Inside Out. There is increased interest in the film, as it is the first film from director Pete Docter since he masterfully directed Up (2009), and it will be the first feature film from the studio since Monsters University was released in the summer last year. A good deal of buzz is currently attached to the film, as scenes that have been previewed around the world have earned rave reviews from audiences. You will not have to wait much longer to see more from the film online as a new trailer is coming this week! (UPDATE: A brief video clip announcing the trailer has been added at the end of the post.) [Read more…]

‘Inside Out’ Cast Adds Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan

Inside Out - Riley and Parents

Inside Out is the newest film from director Pete Docter, the mastermind behind Monsters, Inc. and Up, two of Pixar’s most heartwarming films. The film will center on the emotions of 11-year-old Riley who is uprooted and must move across the country with her parents. Pixar is known for casting great actors for roles in its films, and today we have learned that the studio cast two respected actors to play the role of Riley’s parents. Find more details after the break! [Read more…]

More ‘Finding Dory’ Plot Details Revealed

Finding Dory

Pixar has two original films heading to theaters next year – Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur – making 2015 a truly exciting time for fans of the studio’s work, as it will be the first time Pixar has released two feature films in the same year. In 2016, though, the animation studio is set to release a sequel, the follow-up to Finding Nemo, called Finding Dory. From the title, it is obvious the story will focus in on Dory, but what else can we expect? Find more details about the story after the break! [Read more…]

This French ‘Inside Out’ Poster Is Brilliant

Inside Out French Poster

Although Pixar did not release a feature film this year, the studio did air Toy Story That Time Forgot, a 30-minute TV special, just a few nights ago. Still, there is something special about a Pixar feature film, the next of which is Inside Out. The film delves into the mind of Riley, an 11-year-old girl who moves cross-country with her family. Understandably, the major transition leaves her emotions significantly affected. The story focuses in on those emotions and has made them living, breathing characters. While you wait for its release, take a look at an incredible international poster for the film! [Read more…]