We are now less than two weeks away from the premiere of the new Monsters University short, Party Central, which is set to play with Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. Originally scheduled to release with Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur this summer, the short was moved up after the dinosaur film was pushed to next year. This move is actually good for Party Central, as it is closer in proximity now to last summer’s MU, and the film is still somewhat fresh in viewers’ minds. Today, a new poster and clip for the short was released – view them both after the break!
Mondo has become the face of the movement to create limited-edition posters of films. Designing great posters requires the ability to tell a short story about what viewers can expect through a limited amount of space. Setting out to develop posters for classic films, when millions have seen them and have grown fond of them, is not as easy as it sounds, but Mondo has quite a number of talented and creative artists by its side. New limited-edition Pixar posters are coming soon, including for WALL-E and Up. Take a peek at them after the break! (UPDATE: Online sale info has been added at the end of the post!)
On Saturday, many woke up to the news that a new poster for The Good Dinosaur had been released. However, things just did not add up. As I pointed out when we posted the image, it would be questionable for Disney/Pixar to release a poster for a film two years down the line when the film next in line (Inside Out) still had not had a poster released. Studios tend to work in an orderly fashion, and promoting film number two before number one would be bizarre. Additionally, the website listed on the poster is not live, making it obvious that the poster was not meant to be released – not yet at least. Today, we have confirmation that the poster was not released by Pixar.
Last month, Pixar delayed the release of The Good Dinosaur by approximately 18 months, leaving 2014 without any feature film from the studio. The announcement of the significant delay came eight months before the film was due in theaters, which must have left other units within Disney and Pixar, like their consumer products divisions, scrambling. New plans had to be developed in how the film would be marketed, and when new products and tie-ins would appear. A new teaser poster for the film is now making the rounds online, and it gives us a great look at the main characters of the film. Take a look after the break!
With movie theaters proving to be a consistently strong venue for Pixar, the studio is set to reach its audience through another means next month: television. The animation studio has released Cars shorts on the Disney Channel in recent years, but an upcoming half-hour special, Toy Story of Terror, will be the first true measure of whether the airwaves can be as viable for Pixar as movie theaters have historically been. Given the sheer popularity of the cast of toys, the special could just pave the way for the studio to develop other television specials in the future. After the break, take a look at a promo poster which was just unveiled earlier today.
Aside from Mike and Sulley and the few nameless monsters we caught in the Monsters University teaser trailer last year, we were unsure of who else the film’s cast would include. Surely, with the film taking place on a college campus, the students would play an essential role. At Toy Fair a few weeks back, Disney/Pixar detailed several of the new characters that we would see in the prequel film. Today, a new poster has been unveiled and it is packed to the brim with characters. Take a look at the poster after the break!
During last week’s Toy Fair presentation, Monsters University director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae unveiled several new characters that made up the fraternity that Mike and Sulley would join, Oozma Kappa. While we captured some pictures of the characters, we have been awaiting hi-res images that we could share with you. A slew of new character posters were released earlier today, which you can take a closer look at after the break!
The Blue Umbrella, the newest short from Pixar, just had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Those who attended the special screening had a chance to participate in a Q&A with the director of the short film, Saschka Unseld. They were also the first to take a look at the film’s poster, which has a creative and fantastic design element. You can take a closer look at the poster after the break!
On the heels of this morning’s reveal of the new Monsters University poster that will be gracing theaters across the United States and Canada, an international poster for the film has also made its way online. Rather than character poses, it features what may be a still from the prequel film. Take a look at the French poster after the break!
Monsters, Inc. is a film that is beloved by many, with its hilarious characters, touching story, and of course, introduction of one of the most adorable girls to ever be seen on the big screen, Boo. Its prequel, Monsters University, which will be premiering more than 11 years after the original film, will bring us the story of when Mike and Sulley were rivals in college – that means no Boo to enchant audiences. However, it looks like Mike and Sulley may be able to carry the film on their own this time, especially in the hilarity department – take a look at the new humorous MU teaser poster after the break!
With the holidays around the corner comes the realization that awards season is rapidly approaching, which has studios scrambling to keep their films on voters’ minds. The most common approach for that is for studios to publish ‘For Your Consideration’ ads, which gently remind potential voters that their films should be in the running. Pixar’s Brave, which will likely be seriously considered for nominations in the animated feature and music categories, recently saw its first ‘FYC’ ad pblished and you can see it after the break!
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!
Over the past year, the popularity of Mondo’s posters has soared, with many of them selling out within a few minutes. If you are a fan of the company’s work and are also a Pixar fan, then you may want to prepare your browser for tomorrow when it releases a brand new Toy Story poster. The striking poster features art by Mondo-mainstay Tom Whalen. Take a look at the awesome new poster after the jump! [Read more...]
In North America, Disney and Pixar have mostly protected us from the main story aspects of Brave. However, overseas it seems that Disney is pushing more story details to convince audiences in other parts of the world to see the film. The Japanese trailer showed a ton of new footage (good for those eagerly anticipating Brave, but maybe not quite as good for those avoiding spoilers). Now, Disney Japan has unveiled a new poster which gives us a rare look at the witch. The poster may very well contain spoilers, so take a peek at your own risk. [Read more...]
This morning, Entertainment Weekly posted four exclusive Brave character posters, featuring several of the main players from Pixar’s highly anticipated new film. The four hi-res posters feature Princess Merida, her parents Queen Elinor and King Fergus, her similarly red-haired brothers, and Lords of the Kingdom. Additionally, in an interview with director Mark Andrews, several new details about the film were revealed. Check out the images and the full (spoiler-free) scoop after the jump! [Read more...]
On my trip to Disney World a few weeks ago, I toured the Magic of Disney Animation building at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where Disney/Pixar has put up a nice amount of Brave pre-production artwork. Outside of the Brave exhibit was a poster for Monsters University, likely the first place it has been seen out in the wild (outside of Pixar and Disney office buildings). While the title treatment was released last May, we had not seen it in poster form until now. Check out the poster after the jump! [Read more...]
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...]
With the new trailer debuting tomorrow, the updates on Brave are continuing to roll in. Yesterday, Disney/Pixar relaunched the official website for the film, with new images, character descriptions, and more. Today, Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers has exclusively debuted the new poster for Brave and it is quite gorgeous. The colors and lighting, along with the detail make this a very special poster. Check it out in hi-res after the jump! [Read more...]
With a new trailer coming later this week, Disney has debuted a brand new poster for the live-action John Carter. The first poster for the film received a bit of a mixed reaction, as it was very mysterious and did not provide any hints as to the storyline of the film. However, I believe that this new poster not only provides tidbits about the story, but it also does it with some style. Courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers, take a look at the great-looking poster after the jump. [Read more...]
Mondo is known for creating highly-stylized posters for classic films, recently creating one for a celebration of Jurassic Park. Now, Mondo has announced that they are launching a Pixar series, which has left fans of the posters’ artistic style drooling. Tomorrow, they are releasing a Monsters, Inc. poster featuring Mike, Sulley, Boo, and the conniving Randall. Read on for a look at the poster and to learn how to get one! [Read more...]