The folks over at the Live-Action Toy Story Project (Facebook link may only work for those in the U.S.) have been working hard at developing a shot-for-shot live-action re-enactment of the classic Pixar film that started it all. For a class project, the team filmed a live-action version of the final scene in Toy Story 3 – yes, the scene that left millions tearing up behind their 3D glasses. Considering the difficulties of working with plastic toys and a child actor, I think it came out really well. Take a look after the jump! [Read more…]
I don’t tend to pay a large amount of attention to parody trailers, because the vast majority of them are not that great. However, there are a select few that hit the right note, mostly due to its creator’s close attention to detail. One of those is called WALL-ETHEUS and it is exactly what it sounds like – a WALL-E trailer, featuring the music and design from the trailer of the much-anticipated Alien prequel, Prometheus. The video comes to us from Brad Hansen of CraveOnline. Check it out after the jump! [Read more…]
Yesterday, Disney and Pixar announced that both Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. would return to theaters to play in the 3D format. Nemo is the last feature film in the Pixar library to not make the transition to Blu-ray, but that is about to change, as today Disney has released a teaser trailer for the high-definition release. On a different front, we have another video, but this one is grounded in the real world. A young boy named Evan in Billings, Montana, who is seeking a heart transplant, received a visit from retired Pixar animator Bud Luckey. Needless to say, it is pretty emotional. Watch the videos here. [Read more…]
Animator Danielle Albert really, really wants a job at Pixar. So much so, that she has put up a YouTube video singing about how she would love for the animation studio to hire her. Normally, I wouldn’t put up a video of someone pleading for a job at the famed studio, but this particular one was too cute to pass up. Take a look at the video here and see if you catch yourself humming the song a few hours later. [Read more…]
Chris Cross Media has made some clever Pixar-related videos in the past and today they are back with one featuring an “alternate ending” to Toy Story 3. If you are one of the last people on this planet who has not seen the Lee Unkrich-directed film, there are obviously spoilers as this video picks up at the end of the film. The fun video has some humorous references to jokes from the films, along with a bizarre crossover with Back to the Future. As a huge fan of the seminal 1980s sci-fi film, I was amused. Take a look at the video here! [Read more…]
Stop everything you are doing and clear your schedule for the next hour because we now have video footage from the D23 Music of Pixar panel featuring Michael Giacchino that took place a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, we were unable to cover the panel as it ran too close to the Walt Disney Studios panel where Disney and Pixar showcased Brave and Monsters University and also announced two brand new films for 2013 and 2014. I was happy to find that video from the entire panel ended up online, as it turned out to be a captivating look at what brought composer Michael Giacchino to Pixar, while also providing us with a view into how he works. Take a look at the fascinating video here! [Read more…]
The media has been abuzz about the replica of the Up house that Bangerter Homes has built in Utah. The property recently threw open its doors to the public for tours and it has unsurprisingly been a popular spot for visitors. Reader Austin Allen had a chance to visit the unique house and sent over a great video showing off the place’s unique aspects. The first half of his video provides us with an even closer look at the intricacies of Carl and Ellie Fredricksen’s colorful home, while the second half gets a bit more creative. Take a look at the full video here! [Read more…]
When the main character of your film does not say anything other than “WALL-E” and “Eva,” other aspects of the film have to step up to the plate. Even though WALL-E may not say much, many people would tell you that he is still one of Pixar’s greatest characters. With the lack of speech, his other sounds and the other sounds around him become that much more important. For a film that required an expert in sound, who did Pixar bring in? – Ben Burtt, the man who is essentially the father of R2-D2. The sound genius talks about creating sound for a brand new world. Take a trip behind the scenes of WALL-E and watch how the sound for the film came together. [Read more…]
When WALL-E arrived in theaters in 2008, the adorable robot for which the film is named captured the hearts of filmgoers all over. We have seen some great toys created that mimicked the character’s movements, but DJ Sures may have just created one of the cooler models. In a new video, he shows off many of his modified WALL-E’s voice recognition abilities. I assure you, the results are rather hilarious. DJ Sures also shares how he put the cute little thing together. Watch the video here! [Read more…]
To be able to accurately describe the Pixar movie-making process in a short presentation sounds like a difficult concept but presenters Michael B. Johnson, Ricky Nierva, and Scott Clark did just that at the EG Conference back in April. Sure, presenting every aspect of making a Pixar film would take an incredibly long time, but the three do a fantastic job at providing the audience with snippets of the production process of Up. Read on to watch the fascinating 20-minute presentation here!
UPDATE: The video has been set to private, so it is no longer viewable.