PixArt: October Feature I – Carl And Ellie’s Test Flight

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It seems many of our artists find great inspiration in Pete Docter‘s UP. And that’s ok by us. This latest tribute to Carl and Ellie comes from artist Mark Lester Jarmin. Mark turns out some slick cartoon mascots and character designs. His website is packed full of clever creations and appealing graphics. This is one busy guy. Make sure to check out his blog and follow him on twitter so you can keep up with this very prolific illustrator. Our thanks to Mark for taking time out of his busy schedule to bring us this fun piece. We love seeing how many of you are inspired by this fantastic film. We’re sure it’s not the last you’ll see of Carl and Ellie on the PixArt pages. [Read more...]

Watch The ‘Inside Out’ Teaser Trailer

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Inside Out is one of Pixar’s most highly-anticipated films in years for a number of reasons. The film is the first project from director Pete Docter, whose last film Up was a major hit with both critics and audiences around the world. Its release will also be two years following Monsters University, the last feature film from the studio, which amounts to the longest wait we have had to endure for a feature-length Pixar film since the two year wait between Toy Story 2 (Nov. 1999) and Monsters, Inc. (Nov. 2001). We have waited quite a long while for a teaser trailer for Inside Out, and it is finally here. Watch the ingenious footage after the break! [Read more...]

PixArt: September Feature III – Pixar Wall of Fame

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UK Artist Clare Elsom brings fantastic humor and wit to her charming drawings. Her portfolio is packed with samples of her fantastic art that’s been featured on children’s books, merchandise and publications from around the world. And now she lends her distinct style to the world of Pixar in this fantastic tribute. Our thanks to Clare for this wonderful wall of characters. Make sure to visit her website and blog to see all the other great images from this very busy artist! [Read more...]

PixArt: September Feature II – Young Ellie and Carl

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Fans of animation will definitely fall in love with the work of San Francisco artist Rachel McAlister. Her beautiful character designs and concept art are worth checking out. There’s lots to see on her website and blog so make sure to visit her sites after admiring this fantastic new piece she did just for PixArt. We are so grateful for her time on this wonderful piece. Carl and Ellie have never looked sweeter! [Read more...]

‘Finding Dory’ Casts Two Actors From ‘The Wire’

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Pixar is focused on producing original films next year, with Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur both slated to arrive in theaters in 2015. That does not mean that the studio has forgotten about its fan favorite characters. Woody and Buzz, along with the rest of the Toy Story gang have made the jump to the small screen, with a holiday special airing on ABC later this year. The next feature film from Pixar that is a follow-up, though, is Finding Dory, a sequel to Finding Nemo. It is scheduled to arrive in 2016, and although we do not have many details about its story, we now know that it will feature a small reunion for two actors from The Wire. [Read more...]

PixArt: September Feature – Pixar Kids

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I’m no stranger to cute artwork. So, I was thrilled when artist Pamela Barbieri agreed to contribute a piece to PixArt. Pamela has a real knack for creating appealing, whimsical characters. Whether it’s her take on Disney characters or her own adorable creations, Pamela’s personal style and color palette shine through every design. Take a look at her blog for some inspirational examples of her work. She’s shared some great posts that show her creative process. Our thanks to Pamela for contributing this precious piece – a tribute to the little ones in the Pixar universe. Done in her signature style, these little cuties have never been more appealing! [Read more...]

Watch: First Clip From Pixar’s Short ‘Lava’

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Pixar’s shorts often feature ideas that are more bold than those seen in the studio’s feature films. The shorts allow Pixar to experiment with new technology, while also providing its talent with a space to be more creative. Given that the shorts do not provide Disney and Pixar with much of a financial benefit, the short films are the perfect avenue to take more risks. The animation studio’s next short, Lava, is a musical that stars a volcano searching for love – sound unique enough for you? Watch the first clip from the short after the break! [Read more...]