When Toy Story 3 saw release in 2010, the marketing for the film included commercials that were pitch perfect homages to toy commercials from the 80s and 90s. The ads were not only incredibly creative but were also very funny. You know what they say – “if it ain’t broke…”. The Toy Story 4 marketing team just released a new TV spot that seeks to recreate some of the success of the previous film’s pre-release excitement. [Read more…]
The Inside Out world premiere took place at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month, making it the second Pixar film to screen at the prestigious festival. With the film’s release date rapidly approaching, the U.S. premiere was held last night at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. After the break, take a look at 35 photos from the colorful premiere! [Read more…]
Pete Docter is no stranger to telling ambitious stories. The Pixar director’s last film centered around an old man grieving for the loss of his beloved wife and then finding a way to move on by flying his house to South America using balloons. His upcoming film brings us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl, with her emotions playing the main characters. After the break, find out what Docter told me about Inside Out, and you will begin to see that you may never view emotions the same way again. [Read more…]
Going all the way back to Up‘s release in 2009, there has been no Pixar film I have been more excited for than the upcoming Inside Out. There’s a reason for that – both films were directed by Pete Docter, one of the animation studio’s premier directors. Last week, I had the privilege of visiting Pixar’s campus in Emeryville, California. While there, I watched the first hour from Inside Out, and I am happy to report that even though I walked in with the highest of expectations, I walked out fully impressed. [Read more…]
The Cannes Film Festival, held in France annually, is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. Many films have premiered there and left with a great deal of buzz on the way to a successful stint on the awards circuit. Only one Pixar feature film has ever played at Cannes, Pete Docter’s Up, which became the first animated film ever to open the festival. The film was not in contention for awards there but stories of the Cannes audience crying behind their 3D glasses jumpstarted its incredibly successful run at the box office and throughout awards season. Will Inside Out, the next film directed by Docter, premiere at Cannes as well? (UPDATE: We have confirmation – it will!) [Read more…]
Inside Out is the first film from director Pete Docter after he wowed audiences with Up, widely considered one of Pixar’s best feature films – it is easily one of the most emotional, raising expectations for Docter’s upcoming project. Pixar often releases teaser trailers for its upcoming films a year before its release, but we have yet to see any footage from Inside Out, due out in theaters in June 2015. The studio did release a surprise today, though, in the form of a behind-the-scenes featurette, which provides us with a first look at the character Riley in whose head much of the film will take place. Take a peek at her design after the break! [Read more…]
John Lasseter kicked off Disney’s massive D23 Expo with a look at what is coming next in the world of Disney and Pixar animation. The packed arena presentation was easily the highlight of Day 1 and offered fans a first look at the company’s upcoming slate of animated offerings. Pixar’s highly anticipated roster included next year’s The Good Dinosaur and 2015’s Inside Out. However, it wasn’t all forward thinking taking place on Friday. Late in the afternoon, a handful of Pixar creatives took some time to look back.
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…]