Netflix has evolved into a powerhouse, with its large slate of original programming. From its established hits such as Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror to new buzz-worthy shows like Stranger Things, The Crown, and One Day At A Time (an update on the classic show that is a down-to-earth sitcom with a lot of heart – seriously, highly recommended!), the company is now competing with the likes of HBO. Although its original series receive most of the attention these days, a recent deal with Disney brings fresh films from the studio to the streaming service – that includes Finding Dory, which is now available to watch. [Read more…]
This past weekend was chaotic at airports around the country, as President Trump signed an executive order on Friday, which resulted in dozens of travelers (including immigrants and even legal U.S. residents) from seven majority-Muslim countries and refugees from around the world being detained upon landing in the United States, leading to protests. Amid the chaos, Trump participated in a Finding Dory screening at the White House – one of the voice actors from the film took to Twitter to respond. [Read more…]
When you walk into the atrium of Pixar’s main building in Emeryville, California, there are many things that catch your eye. First, the size of the space and its architectural design are breathtaking, along with the gorgeous pieces of concept artwork that line the building’s walls. Then you are drawn to the glass case near the entrance which is packed with awards statues the studio has earned over its storied history. Pixar has been a mainstay at the Oscars, even picking up two Best Picture nominations, more than any other animation studio in the business. Early this morning, Oscar nominations for the 2017 ceremony were announced and Pixar is indeed included. Find more details about the nominees after the break! [Read more…]
In its storied history, Pixar has enjoyed incredible award seasons year after year. For years, the studio dominated the awards circuit, with Pixar films often capturing the highest honor for animated films. Up and Toy Story 3 even received Oscar nominations in the Best Picture category in back-to-back years. With Disney Animation and other major studios producing critically acclaimed animated films at a rate far higher than 15 years ago, the animation categories have experienced an explosive growth in competition. Finding Dory is currently making the rounds at award shows and today received nominations for several of them – find more details after the break! [Read more…]
Cannes has been quite a whirlwind adventure for Pixar this year, as the studio’s upcoming film, Pete Docter’s Inside Out, enjoyed its world premiere at the annual French festival and saw heaps of praise thrown upon it. With two new Pixar films after Inside Out expected in the next year, Pixar’s CCO John Lasseter took the opportunity at Cannes to share more details about the studio’s upcoming slate. After the break, read what he had to say about The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, and even Toy Story 4! [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
Since 2006, it has been a given that we would see a Pixar film released during the summer season every year. The first indication that this streak was at risk of ending arrived with the news that The Good Dinosaur director Bob Peterson had been taken off the project. The film, which was scheduled to arrive in May 2014, was taken over by a collection of Pixar veterans such as John Lasseter and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, but no replacement director was named. For an animated film that was less than one year away, it signaled significant trouble. Today, we have received confirmation that The Good Dinosaur is indeed being delayed into 2015, leaving next year as the first without a Pixar feature film in eight years.
Finding Nemo was never one of the films that fans assumed would see a sequel (cue chants for The Incredibles 2). That is a point that Andrew Stanton and Produer Lindsey Collins underlined today at the D23 Expo, stating that he is usually averse to the thought of sequels. However, he also stated that if a good idea came along, he would be willing to entertain it. That happened two years ago for Finding Dory, the sequel to Nemo, as Stanton was able to develop an intriguing storyline. Learn what he cooked up after the break!
Over the course of its 27 years as a full-blown animation studio, Pixar has released a mind-boggling number of classics. Even more impressive is that the films have also been a huge hit with audiences around the world, with nary a flop. In an age where many high-profile (and expensive) films fail to rake in enough cash at the box office, the studio has set an unbelievably high bar for both itself and rivals. Given the number of great films under its belt, sequels are understandable, as both audiences and the filmmakers get the opportunity to see memorable characters again, while also likely creating a project that will be more successful at the box office than original films. The risk associated is finding the right balance between original film and sequel, which Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton believes the studio will have in the coming years.