Pixar’s second television special, Toy Story That Time Forgot, premiered on television yesterday. Like many other projects from the studio, fans who rewatch the 22-minute special will notice the attention to detail given to the dialogue as well as the environments. Chief among the cool surprises is the collection of easter eggs spread throughout. We have found quite a number of them (and we are sure there are more to be found). Take a look at the easter eggs in Toy Story That Time Forgot after the break! [Read more…]
PixArt: September Feature III – Pixar Wall of Fame
UK Artist Clare Elsom brings fantastic humor and wit to her charming drawings. Her portfolio is packed with samples of her fantastic art that’s been featured on children’s books, merchandise and publications from around the world. And now she lends her distinct style to the world of Pixar in this fantastic tribute. Our thanks to Clare for this wonderful wall of characters. Make sure to visit her website and blog to see all the other great images from this very busy artist! [Read more…]
The Pixar Perspective on Humor in Pixar’s Short Films
It’s high time that Pixar was funny again. Before you begin writing fierce and angry comments, keep reading, even if you’re tempted not to. When people think of Pixar’s highest creative peak, they likely consider the four films released between 2007 and 2010: Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, and Toy Story 3, movies typified more by their emotional highs than comic highs. This is not to say that this quartet of films aren’t funny; they are, and frequently so. But think of Up, and you hear the tinkling sounds of Michael Giacchino’s Oscar-winning score and the “Married Life” montage in its opening act. Consider WALL-E, and you may think of WALL-E and Eve swirling around in space, triumphant in their mutual admiration and determined to help the human race evolve once more. And Toy Story 3’s final act is an emotional flood for most audiences. Pixar hasn’t stopped being funny, but they’ve allowed themselves to be swept away by that flood.