For several years, Pixar’s animated films made Pixar’s parent company, Disney, look good. And meanwhile, Disney’s own in-house animation studio was going through a rough patch—the company wasn’t making the kind of films people expected from Walt Disney’s namesake.
Feast your eyes on some lovely new artwork for Moana, the Disney animated film about a Polynesian girl who goes on a dangerous journey. When we first told you about this film it was slated for a 2018 release — but thank goodness, we're getting it in November 2016 instead.
The early Pixar films, like Toy Story, still feel like a miracle. And a new book excerpt shows how much of that early creativity came from a handful of guys, sitting around a pile of toys. They wanted something as different from a Disney animated movie as possible, and they had one rule: "No complacency."
Pixar celebrated its 25th anniversary at D23 yesterday by previewing its next four movies. There's Brave, which takes place in ancient Scotland and features Pixar's first female hero, followed by Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University, plus two newly announced projects!
We love Pixar around here. Who doesn't? Which is why this Pixar Studio Stories series is such a delight: animated, behind the scenes goodies from the company's illustrious history—including when they nearly lost most of Toy Story 2.