Up was Pixar’s first film to be released in 3D, which means that there were nine previous films in the studio’s catalog that were solely developed for projection in 2D. In recent years, that has changed, as the first two Toy Story films, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo were rereleased in theaters, but following a less-than-stellar box office performance from Monsters, Inc. 3D, Disney halted further rereleases. Now, we have word that we could be seeing a few other Pixar classics hit theaters again in the future.
Disney Infinity is an ambitious new gaming platform that will allow gamers to venture into the world of select Disney/Pixar properties, such as Monsters University, The Incredibles and Pirates of the Caribbean. Additionally, the Toy Box mode within the game lets the various characters interact with one another, potentially making this the largest Disney crossover ever. While the the three aforementioned properties will be included in the Starter Pack, there will be three more playsets that can be purchased at launch. This morning, Disney Interactive has officially unveiled the Cars playset. Get a closer look with a new trailer and more than 30 images after the break!
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!
This ‘Incredibile’ holiday treat comes to us from New York artist Stephanie Buscema. This talented illustrator has worked on several children’s books and has a seriously impressive client list including Penguin, Disney and Marvel. She’ll also have a few pieces in the new Good Vs. Evil show at the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney district (Anaheim, CA). She’ll be appearing at the gallery for the opening of this new exhibit on December 15, 2012 from 1-3 PM. Check out more of her fantastic artwork at her website and read on for more about Stephanie in her own words.
We are so thrilled to feature artist Phillip Light in this month’s PixArt spotlight. This super-talented art student creates some absolutely stunning character designs. Head on over to his blog to see what I mean. Phillip is definitely one to keep an eye on – we see a bright future up ahead for him. Take one look at the emotions conveyed on the character’s faces in his PixArt piece and you may begin to see why. After the break, read more about him in his own words!
Each year, about 130,000 people descend upon San Diego to attend Comic-Con, which has evolved into a massive event focused on film, TV, comics, and pop culture. Many cosplay (definition for those who may not know: they wear costumes) and put together incredibly intricate designs to bring their favorite characters to life. Brave‘s Merida is the first female lead in a Pixar film, so it comes as no surprise that there are fans who have donned costumes, bringing the red-haired princess to the real world. Take a look at some Merida cosplayers, as well as a costume mash-up of two Pixar films from San Diego Comic-Con after the break! [Read more...]
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 Rogers, Martin Gee, Virginie Taravel, Dave Mott, Jenelle Huddleston, Elizabeth Duncan, Chavah Billin, Chris Kennett, Ciara Panacchia, Jonathan Jimison, Jon Lousie Paramel and Cat Oshiro. [Read more...]
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...]
We’re back with more great art celebrating Pixar heroines, as part of our countdown to Brave. Our thanks to everyone who has contributed. We will continue posting new art throughout the entire month of June. Deadline for submissions is June 15th so make sure to get us your piece soon! Contact us if you have any questions about submission requirements or deadlines. After the jump, check out Batch 2 of our artistic salute to Pixar heroines! [Read more...]
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...]
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 addition of its motion control ‘Kinect’ device, more innovative types of games suddenly became possible for the XBox 360. While uses of the tech have been hit-or-miss (even Nintendo has only just started to fully realize motion control’s potential with its release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword), attempts to innovate are always welcome. With new game “Kinect Rush: A Disney•Pixar Adventure,” Microsoft and Disney/Pixar are giving gamers a chance to step into the shoes of characters from Pixar films such as Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Up. Jump ahead to check out official details, the first trailer, and some screenshots from the game. [Read more...]
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...]
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 McClurkan, Alfredo Cáceres, Mike Moran, Sascha 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...]
Ever since The Incredibles hit theatres, many fans have been clamoring for a sequel. It is an interesting situation, as many people have also said that they would rather Pixar work on original films. The studio answered that call this year when they announced a slate of brand new films, one taking place in a world where dinosaurs are still roaming around and the other that takes viewers inside the human mind. However, The Incredibles seems to be the one main exception to the “no sequel” call from movie buffs. The film’s director, Brad Bird, was asked by Movies.com (via First Showing), why we have yet to see a sequel to his big hit. His answer? Oh yeah – we already knew the answer. [Read more...]
Hey, Mr. Incredible – you just saved the world from the evil powers of Syndrome. What are you going to do next? This fun piece from Montana Artist Rogie King has caught The Incredibles in more relaxed times – Bob, decked out in a John Lasseter-like Hawaiian shirt, and little baby Jack-Jack take in the Dumbo attraction. For more great art make sure you check out Rogie’s site and blog. It’s filled with beautiful designs and some really inspirational posts. Read on for more about the artist in his own words. [Read more...]
This incredible piece comes to us from Australian artist Chris Kennett. We’re big fans of Chris’ work and we’re sure you will be too after seeing this great piece. The Parrs are spending a relaxing night at home in front of the TV and are surrounded by some references to other Pixar films. Great composition, beautiful character design, strong narrative and color stylings – these are all characteristics of Chris’ portfolio. Check it out for yourself. Read on for more information about this super-creative guy in his own words. [Read more...]
Brad Bird was flying high at Pixar Animation Studios. After directing the critically-acclaimed animated film, The Iron Giant, he arrived at Pixar and went on to direct The Incredibles and Ratatouille, two films that proved the director was no ordinary filmmaker. However, in the past few years it was announced that he was set to take on a live-action film for the first time, specifically Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The question on the minds of many was “Would Brad ever direct another Pixar film?”. In a chat with Entertainment Weekly, he addressed exactly that and we have some good news! [Read more...]
Mash-ups are fairly simple to create. One simply needs to take characters from one property and insert them into another. However, making them creative is another thing entirely. Artist Mike Henderson, a freelance illustrator for Marvel, took a handful of Pixar characters and threw them into the iconic X-Men Days of Future Past cover. Read on and take a look at the fantastic (and hilarious) artwork. [Read more...]
Disney/Pixar just updated their YouTube channel with a video promoting the upcoming release of The Incredibles on Blu-ray. The video previews of one of the bonus features, officially dubbed “The New Nomanisan Island Redevelopment Plan.” Additionally, for the fun of it, I have attached a second video which was created for the original release of the film on DVD. Check them out here. [Read more...]