In celebration of 25 years of Pixar magic, the top creatives from the studio sat down for an informal chat at the D23 Expo on Saturday. On hand for the event were John Lasseter, Jim Morris, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, Mark Andrews, Dan Scanlon, Pete Sohn and Ronnie del Carmen. Scheduled but missing from the panel was Lee Unkrich. The “nine young men” told stories about Pixar’s past and reminisced about their time with the studio. Each Pixarian was asked to recall their favorite memory while working at the studio. Some of the stories were new and some famiilar. From the first SIGGRAPH convention to the production of the first Cars film, each panel member had a great story to tell. [Read more…]
Herriman, Utah has been in the spotlight the past month, as Bangerter Homes recently built a great replica of the house from Up in the city. People have descended upon Utah from all over the country to lay eyes upon the home. What places this piece of architecture above all those that have been built previously is the fact that the inside of the home looks just like what we saw in the film as well. Down to the smallest details, such as the handrail and the objects upon the fireplace, this is likely the closest recreation of the Up house we will ever see in the real world. The Salt Lake Tribune, which ignited this story when it first covered it last month, now has a video tour through the inside of the amazing house. Take a peek here! [Read more…]
Up has left quite a large stamp on popular culture. The beautifully emotional film has one of the quickest ‘happiness to sadness’ transitions in cinema history, driven by the touching relationship of Carl and Ellie. The house, which played such a major role in the animated film, has seen replicas built across the world, demonstrating the love people have of that colorful home. Just a few days ago, news hit from The Salt Lake Tribune that Bangerter Homes (based in Utah) is currently building what you can say is arguably the best recreation of the couple’s house. Read on for some images from the painstaking recreation!
(UPDATE: Added video of the house below) [Read more…]
Over the years, Pixar has built up quite an amount of fictional businesses in their films – Pizza Planet, Al’s Toy Barn, and Harryhausen’s just to name a few. While some may be based on real-life stores and restaurants, they all have some unique qualities that fit in perfectly in the worlds that the animation studio has devised. It is always great to see what fans of Pxiar films can do, as they can churn out some pretty cool stuff. Well, an illustrator by the name of Mario Graciotti (deviantART page) has released some awesome posters advertising some of the businesses from Pixar’s films. Take a look and enjoy the artistry! [Read more…]