“Greatest of all-time” lists are destined to inspire debate because they are incredibly subjective and no two people have the same taste. In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the magazine set out to list the 100 greatest movies, TV shows, music albums, books, and musicals/plays. Pixar cracked the greatest movies list with its first feature film, Toy Story, also the first feature film produced fully with computer animation. Read on to find out where the film landed on the list!
As if we did not already know how powerful John Lasseter was (he is essentially in charge of Pixar and Disney Animation’s creative processes), Vanity Fair has once again named the visionary as one of the most influential people in the world. Each year, Vanity Fair creates a list of who they find to be the “buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneurs” and publishes it in early September. Read on to see who beat out Lasseter and who he came out on top of. [Read more…]
TIME released its annual ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ list and Pixar’s own John Lasseter made the cut. As Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Disney, Lasseter is one of the most powerful people in film. Even with his executive positions at the two companies, he has somehow managed to find time to direct the upcoming Cars 2. Read on to see what TIME had to say about the Hawaiian-shirt-loving man. (EDIT: Thanks to PogieJoe, who alerted us that Pixar voice actor extraordinaire John Ratzenberger wrote the blurb on Lasseter.) [Read more…]
The accolades for Toy Story 3 keep on coming! Moviefone revealed their list of the top 50 films of the year and the animated film landed at the number one position. Read on for what the editors at the site had to say. [Read more…]
Toy Story 3 has been getting a ton of recognition lately. Yesterday, Richard Corliss of TIME put together a ‘Best of 2010’ list, naming Toy Story 3 the best movie of the year. TIME is also featuring their ‘best of the decade’ lists from last year and WALL-E is sitting pretty right at the top of the movies list. That’s right. Pixar’s own, WALL-E, was crowned the best movie of the 2000’s!
“A romance and an adventure, like all Pixar movies, director Andrew Stanton’s masterpiece here represents the decade’s full Pixar oeuvre, including Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and Up. It also stands in for all the glories of animation, whether CGI, traditional or stop-motion, that provided the greatest measure of joy in the new cinematic millennium.”
It is amazing to see WALL-E continue to be recognized for the fantastic film that it was. Easily one of the most original ideas to come from Pixar, it was a film that made us believe that robots can fall in love too. Now, I’m tempted to go watch it again!
Note: It is true that this list was actually compiled by TIME last year. With 2010 ending, they are featuring their lists once again, so I thought I would feature it as well. Doesn’t hurt to honor the great WALL-E again, right?
To read Corliss’ full thoughts on Wall-E and to see all the other films that made last year’s list, click here.
Richard Corliss of TIME put together his top picks for the best films of 2010. What film did he place at the very top of the list? None other than Lee Unkrich’s Toy Story 3!
“Right through its incendiary and genuinely emotional endgame, Toy Story 3 teaches morals of holding and sharing and personal responsibility to the greater social good. But the movie’s most important lesson is for Hollywood: Watch this and see how it’s done.”
That’s quite the amount of flattery from Mr. Corliss. It is great to see Toy Story 3, director Lee Unkrich, and Pixar as a whole continue to get the recognition that they have earned.
To read his full blurb on what he thought of Toy Story 3 and to see what other films he placed on his Top 10 list, visit TIME’s official website.
Each year, Vanity Fair releases a list of who they believe are the most influential people. Number 12 on this year’s “Vanity Fair 100” is none other than a group of Pixar directors: Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille), Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up), John Lasseter (Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars) and Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E).
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STAGE OF GLOBAL CONQUEST: Pixar’s unmatched winning streak continues. Coming 15 years after the original, Toy Story 3 grossed more than $630 million worldwide in its first month and reduced theaters full of adults to tears. Up next: the Stanton-directed John Carter of Mars. [Read more…]