Disney has just issued a press release announcing that they will be re-releasing several of its films in 3D over the coming years. The films that have been confirmed for release are Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and The Little Mermaid. Late in 2009, Disney found success with the double-feature release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D. Now, just this past month, The Lion King has added to its already sizable box office gross, with the 3D film taking in about $80 million. Read on to view the full press release. [Read more…]
PixArt: September 2011 Feature II – Monsters Day & Night
This could very well be the perfect mash-up – Monsters, Inc. meets Day and Night! Thank Canadian artist Ridd Sorensen for this delightful piece. So many wonderful little details. We were thrilled when Ridd agreed to submit something to our little gallery and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Surely you know his work – but if by chance you don’t, you’re in for a real treat. Read on for more about the artist in his own words and find out where you can see more of his great work. We sincerely thank Ridd for his time, talent and effort on this wonderful contribution! [Read more…]
Mondo Launches Pixar Posters, Starting With Monsters, Inc.
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…]
PixArt: July 2011 Feature – A Monster, Aliens, & Some Birds
In June, PixArt took a small detour to Radiator Springs with our countdown to Cars 2. But now we’re back on track with an all-new piece from German artist Christian Lindemann. Mike meets the aliens and the birds in this wonderful mash-up of Pixar favorites. Please check out Christian’s great illustrations and design at his website. Read on for more information about the artist in his own words. [Read more…]
Mash-up: Pixar And The X-Men
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…]
PixArt: March 2011 Feature 2 – Monsters, Inc. Friends
What is it about Monsters, Inc. that so inspires our PixArt artists? Perhaps it is the film’s creativity because the film has definitely been a popular choice on our PixArt page and we continue to be impressed by the artwork we have received! When the art is this good, who’s complaining? Check out this wonderfully stylized take on our favorite citizens of Monstropolis provided by San Francisco artist Grant Gilliland. We love the Clasky Csupo vibe! Check out more about the artist in his own words below. [Read more…]
PixArt: February 2011 Feature – Mike Wazowski Live!
All the way from Billy’s Bedroom, we give you MIKE WAZOWSKI LIVE! But seriously folks, we’re just crazy about this great image from the artist known as MUD! Check out his site for some more Pixar themed work. He’s got a great poster featuring everybody’s favorite Wilderness Explorer! Read on for more about the artist in his own words… [Read more…]
PixArt: January 2011 Feature – Bonnie Meets Boo
Bonnie meets Boo in this adorable image from French Illustrator Andry “Shango” Rajoelina. We’re so grateful that Andry took the time to create this image just for us! Read more about Andry below and make sure to visit his blog to check out more of his fun work! Thanks Andry!
Name: Andry “Shango” Rajoelina
I currently live in…Paris.
My favorite Pixar movie is…Ratatouille. Living in Paris has nothing to do with it. Really!
My favorite Pixar character is…Guido.
Tell us about your piece: A few days ago I drew a mash-up of Linguini and Hiccup (from Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon) introducing their “pet friends” Remy and Toothless. Then I came up with the idea of doing the same thing with Mei (from My Neighbor Totoro) and Bonnie introducing their fluffy friends. Ultimately, I decided to make a full-on Pixar character mash-up. Bonnie was the perfect character and I still got to draw Totoro!
Who/What inspires you?: One of your recent featured artists (Sascha Preuss) said “inspiration is everywhere.” I totally agree with him.
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First Info On Monsters, Inc. 2 Story?
This morning, rumors have been floating around that possibly shed some light on where Pixar is planning to take Monsters, Inc. 2, the highly anticipated sequel due in theaters in 2012. Before I go any further, please note that this is not an official synopsis, as this information purportedly appeared in a theater catalog distributed by Disney. I shall also state that I will not be revealing specific details from the plot, since they may contain spoilers. Read on for my analysis of some of what was revealed. [Read more…]
PixArt: December 2010 Feature II – Monster Fright
PixArt has been invaded by Ingvard The Terrible! All we know is that we’ve never seen such cute artwork from a Viking before. We think all of his work is great and we’d like to thank Ingvard for this fun piece. But don’t take our word for it – read more Ingvard The Terrible in his own words and make sure to visit his sites!
Name: I am known among vikings, cowering villagers and Art Directors alike as “Ingvard the Terrible.” Also acceptable are “Lord Ingvard,” “Ingvard the Handsome,” and in some Latin American countries, “El Pantelones Fuerte” (long story).
Web/Blog: http://www.ingvard.com/ Facebook: http://bit.ly/ingvard
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lordingvard Hair stylist: http://twobirdssalon.com/
I currently live in…pretty much any village I feel like. As long as there’s gold to be plundered and beautiful womenfolk to expropriate. And a Chili’s.
I consider my hometown to be…the Great Northern Realms of Scandinavia. Although I’ve been known to summer in Long Beach.
My favorite Pixar movie is…It would be difficult to choose an absolute favorite, but at the top of my list would be Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, the Toy Story trilogy and The Godfather. Wait—what? Pixar didn’t make that one? Huh. That’s a shame, really, ’cause that thing is FUNNY.
My favorite Pixar character is…For his brute strength, unwillingness to adhere to opressive societal edicts, and his powerful chin: Mr. Incredible/Bob Parr. For his unrelenting bravery, impressive body armor, and his powerful chin: Buzz Lightyear. And for his sheer hairiness and questionable hygiene habits: James P. “Sully” Sullivan.
Tell us about your piece: I’m just so stoked that there’s going to be a Monsters, Inc. 2 in 2012, and I thought, well, you know, since monsters were totally freaked out by kids, something that was all cute and cuddly like a puppy would probably just, like, terrify them, you know?
Who/What inspires you?: Thor, Cnut the Great, Sweyn Forkbeard, Oprah. Yes, Oprah. Look, if you want lessons on conquering large swaths of other people’s domains and ruling over it with an iron fist, she’s your girl.
Artistically? Oh, uh… Berke Breathed, Bill Waterson, Gary Kelly, Ed Fotheringham, Derek Yaniger, Michael Slack, Ben Caldwell, Jon Flaming, Bill Brown, classic Disney. Pixar inspires me not just visually, but in terms of developing great characters and compelling storylines. They also have a knack for dominating the box office, and domination, as you may have guessed, is a particular favorite hobby of mine.
Recommend something, anything to our readers: I recommend pickled herring, root beer and paying extra for fine cheeses. I recommend acquiring a stalwart crew and a few loyal thralls (Google it). I recommend living close to the ocean, and spending as much time in it as you can. I recommend laughing—big, deep, obnoxious belly laughs—heartily and often. I recommend finding yourself, and then promptly loosing it. Whoever or whatever you are, be it and forget about it. What other people think of you is none of your business. I recommend doing what you love, not for money, not for glory but because when you can’t do it, it’s like someone holding your head under water and you can’t breath (and those people should be promptly vanquished).
I recommend fighting with all the flame and vigor of the God of Thunder himself when the time calls for it, but when it doesn’t, keep your sword in its scabbard, sit back, drink some mead and lighten up, for Odin’s sake. Life, much like the television series Veronica Mars, is just too short. I recommend gathering around large fires, especially ones built for roasting fatty meats, with people you would die in battle for. I recommend dying in battle. Lastly, I recommend getting in your longship, setting out across the vast, unknown ocean and sailing, just to see what’s out there. Remember, if anyone asks, you’re not “lost”, you’re “exploring.”
Last words: Visit my site, follow me on Twitter, find me on Facebook, follow the blog. Or don’t. If you’re awesome, you like drawing, pickled herring and/or root beer, let’s hang. Ingvard out.
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