April 24, 2014

PixArt: January Feature – Pixar Street

Pixar Street by Mario Graciotti

Often times, a location or structure can be just as much of a character in a Pixar movie as any monster, superhero or bug.  This is particularly evident in our first PixArt feature of 2013. Artist and designer Mario Graciotti (aka Mr-Bluebird on DeviantArt) brings us this beautifully designed tribute to some of the iconic buildings from Pixar films.  Take a close look at each carefully constructed location. Graciotti’s attention to detail is what makes this and all of his other work such a feast for the eyes. Take a closer look at Mario’s artwork and read his story after the break!

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PixArt: October 2012 Feature II – Happy Halloween

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We are thrilled to bring you this visual treat just in time for Halloween. California-based freelance artist wotto has created this wonderfully fun piece featuring Mike and Sulley. We instantly fell in love with wotto’s work and thought he would be the perfect person to create this Halloween-themed image. Check out his site for more fantastic work including some fun characters, apparel designs, animation and more. Our thanks to him for contributing his time and effort. Read on for more about the artist in his own words!

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PixArt: October 2012 Feature – A Monstrous Halloween

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It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Andrew Kolb‘s work. His images have been featured often on these pages both as a featured artist and in our tributes. We are extremely pleased to welcome him back to PixArt – he has provided us with a wonderful Halloween-themed Monsters image, which features Mike, Sulley, and Boo celebrating the holiday in style. Kolb never disappoints. As always, we are so charmed by his work and sincerely grateful for the contribution. View his fantastic artwork in hi-res after the jump!

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Watch: ‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Trailer

Monsters Inc 3D Theatrical Poster

Taking into account the fact that Pixar has never released more than one feature film per year, 2012′s privilege of three films from the animation studio is quite special. Yes, both Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. are being re-released in 3D and are not brand new films, but having the chance to take in classic Pixar films on the big screen is a wonderful opportunity. Disney/Pixar has just released the new trailer advertising the 3D re-release of Monsters, Inc., which you can watch in HD after the break!

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Sneak Peek: ‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Theatrical Poster

Monsters, Inc. 3D Poster

Finding Nemo 3D is still a few weeks away from release in North America, but Monsters, Inc. 3D is not too far behind. Last month, Disney bumped up the release of the original Monsters film, claiming December for its new month of release – that puts the film just under four months away. You likely will not see posters for Monsters in theater lobbies until Nemo has arrived, but we have a sneak peek at the poster you will be seeing. Take a look at the great poster after the break!

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‘Art of Monsters, Inc.’ Hardcover Returns To Print After Being Unavailable For Years

The Art of Monsters Inc

One of the reasons why Monsters, Inc. is one of my favorite Pixar films is the imaginative world created by director Pete Docter and his supporting staff – the character design and architecture of Monstropolis are incredibly creative, bringing a unique bustling city to life on the screen. Back in 2001, Monsters, Inc. was the first film to receive the “Art of…” treatment from Chronicle Books, which has gone on to release a stunning art book for each subsequent Pixar release. After being unavailable for sale through retailers for years, the hardcover book is now back in print! [Read more...]

‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Now Set For Release In December

MONSTERS, INC.

Did you ever think there would be a year where we would see three Pixar feature films hit theaters? 2012 seems to be the answer…well, kind of. Disney and Pixar are re-releasing Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. in 3D, and while Nemo is still sitting on its September release, there are now reports that Disney has pushed Monsters, Inc 3D up from 2013 into 2012. Read on for more details after the break! [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2012: Exclusive Pixar Collectibles

SDCC 2012 Exclusive - Sulley and Boo

Every year, huge crowds flock to San Diego Comic Con to preview upcoming films, shows…and, oh yeah, comic books. Many collectors also venture out to the massive event to add exclusive new items to their collection. Seeing the potential, many toy companies have started to release a limited run of some fantastic collectibles at the show. This year, Funko and Mattel are unleashing exclusive figures, which you can take a closer look at after the break! [Read more...]

PixArt Salutes The Pixar Heroine – Batch 4

Jay Rogers

What an incredible month of PixArt it has been! We are back with our final post featuring art honoring Pixar’s female characters. Pixar fans – not to mention fans of this blog in particular – are the best, and we’ve got the art to prove it. Check out this last batch of talented tributes, which contains 12 pieces of artwork! Make sure to check out their personal websites for more art. Our thanks this week to Jay RogersMartin GeeVirginie Taravel, Dave Mott, Jenelle Huddleston, Elizabeth Duncan, Chavah Billin, Chris Kennett, Ciara Panacchia, Jonathan Jimison, Jon Lousie Paramel and Cat Oshiro. [Read more...]

PixArt Salutes The Pixar Heroine – Batch 3

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Today is the day! Finally, Brave has been unleashed upon the public here in North America.  What better way to celebrate Merida’s grand debut in theaters than with a super-sized tribute to the many heroines of Pixar films. We’re back with Batch 3 of artwork from our amazing readers. Check out their work and make sure to visit their sites for more samples of their amazing talents. Our thanks to all of the artists in this week’s post: Yosiell Lorenzo, Wayne Harris, Viviane Yamabuchi, SaMtRoNiKa, Phillip Light, Nilah Magruder, Miriam Bos, Marco Luna, Kylea Phillips, Keelin Quigley, Jonathan Jimison, Jackie Williams, Genevieve Santos, Dave Mott, Danny Clark, Courtney Godbey Wise, Bob Ostrom, Andrew Kolb and Alice Reka. Check out the 20 pieces after the break! [Read more...]

Cafe Where Pixar Came Up With ‘A Bug’s Life,’ ‘Monsters, Inc.,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ and ‘WALL-E’ Shuts Down

Hidden City Cafe

Hidden City Cafe is well-known in Pixar lore, as it is the location of a very special lunch that studio employees had – a lunch where they came up with the ideas for four of its films. Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, and Joe Ranft (RIP) gathered for a memorable meal at the cafe, as they outlined ideas that went on to become A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and WALL-E. The cafe has often been visited by Pixar fans, to get a taste of the birthplace of so many of the studio’s films. However, when one fan recently dropped by, he discovered that the place had been shut down. [Read more...]

PixArt Salutes The Pixar Heroine

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We couldn’t be more excited about Brave hitting theaters on June 22. By now, we’ve all heard that this is the first Pixar film to feature a female lead. But it’s certainly not the first Pixar heroine. In fact, there’s been quite a few strong female personalities in just about all of Pixar’s films – including Up‘s Kevin. So in honor of Merida and company joining the Pixar family, we thought we’d salute the Pixar heroines in the best way we know how – fan art. All this month we will be featuring your artwork celebrating our favorite females from the Pixar Universe. As always, you guys and gals delivered. We can’t wait to show you all the great work. And keep it coming. We will be posting new art throughout the month of June. [Read more...]

New Series Of Pixar Stamps To Honor ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Monsters, Inc.’ + More

Pixar Stamps - Series 2

Last summer, the USPS collaborated with Disney/Pixar and released a series of postage stamps in celebration of the animation studio’s 25th Anniversary. Titled “Send A Hello,” the stamps included characters from Up, Wall-E, and Ratatouille. The USPS then announced a second series of Pixar stamps, titled “Mail A Smile,” which spotlights A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc.. Take a look at the upcoming Pixar stamps after the jump! [Read more...]

PixArt: April 2012 Feature II – Monsters Elementary

first day of school_by libz

Next year’s Monsters University will go back in time and show us Monsters, Inc.‘s Mike and Sulley in College. Today’s PixArt piece goes back just a little bit further. From the creative mind of artist Eliane Horie comes this fun take on the little monsters’ first day of school. The whole gang is here in this beautifully crafted and irresistibly adorable image. Like much of the work you’ll find on her site, this colorful piece is a true labor of love. Read on for more about this super talented Pixar fan in her own words. [Read more...]

Awesome: Minimalist Pixar Posters Exude Character

Pixar Poster by Wonchan Lee - Incredibles

The creative characters and imaginative worlds of Pixar films provide plenty of opportunity for artists to create something special. Wonchan Lee has done just that, designing minimalist posters for several characters from films such as Up, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, and The Incredibles. Even better is that these posters are on sale on Lee’s website. Check out the 10 awesome posters after the jump! [Read more...]

PixArt: February 2012 Feature – Monster Sickling

Mike Wazowski & Sicklings

We couldn’t be more thrilled to feature this great piece from Oakland artist Yosiell Lorenzo. You might know Lorenzo from his wonderfully creepy line of Sicklings. If you haven’t seen or heard of these little guys make sure to check out his site and see them for yourself. A new batch will be for sale this week so don’t wait. Read on for more about the artists in his own words. Our thanks to Yosiell for his time and talent! [Read more...]

PixArt: January 2012 Feature I – Babysitting Boo

Babysitting_Boo

The first PixArt piece for the new year comes to us from Florida illustrator and designer Mandy France. Check out Mandy’s great work at her site, which includes some fun Disney stuff. Keep reading for more about this talented artist in her own words. Our thanks to Mandy for contributing this wonderful piece! [Read more...]

PixArt: Knick Knacks Series 1 – Wave 3

Amy Mebberson

We’re back with some more PixArt Knick Knack fun! Here’s a few more designs from the many artists who have asked to participate in our little project. Thank you to everyone for their time, effort and talent, especially during this very busy time of year. This will be the last posting of 2011. But don’t worry – we’ve got a lot more artists with templates in their possession. 2012 will bring another impressive line-up of contributing artists. Have you designed yours yet? [Read more...]

PixArt: Knick Knacks Series 1 – Wave 2

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All we can say is WOW! The response to the Pixar Knick Knack project has been spectacular! We are thrilled that so many of you have been inspired to create and participate. The images are still rolling in and getting more impressive each day. Today, we are happy to unveil another group of Knick Knacks from some fantastic artists. Big thanks to the amazing artists who contributed their time and talent to this release.

In this posting, you will see Knick Knack designs from our artist friends Rob McClurkanAlfredo CáceresMike MoranSascha Preuß, Adam Grason and Chris Dicker. Check out all their designs below and make sure to visit their sites to see more of their amazing work. [Read more...]

PixArt: October 2011 Feature II – Little Mike

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There’s plenty of Pixar in today’s PixArt piece… and a little Disney too. Artist Adam Grason brings us this adorable take on Mike Wazowski in younger days – much younger days. This could be the prequel to the prequel. Adam is a talented artist and designer with a strong passion for what he does. It’s evident in all the work he does. Make sure to check out his site for more great art. Keep on reading to learn more about just what drives this talented guy. Our sincere thanks to Adam for taking time out of his busy schedule to create this for us! [Read more...]