Anyone who is a fan of the Toy Story films was skeptical when Pixar announced they were making number four. One of the things that made it digestible, though, was that John Lasseter himself, was directing. He did not just the first two films, but was the current head of both Pixar and Disney Animation.
The Incredibles came out in 2004. The Incredibles 2 will come out in 2018. But for the characters, no time at all will have passed.
He’s got Moana. He’s got Mary Poppins Returns. Eventually, he’ll have The Little Mermaid, too. But that’s not all when it comes to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s relationship with Disney. He’s also working on a secret movie with Byron Howard, one of the directors of Zootopia.
With films like Frozen, Zootopia, and Big Hero 6, Walt Disney Animation Studios is in the midst of a renaissance, much like it was in the early ’90s with films like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. Now, with Disney’s latest film, Moana, these two eras are finally crossing over, thanks to…
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.
Steve Lisberger, who wrote the original Tron, has been working on a sequel script for five years - to no avail. Pixar/Disney animation head John Lasseter, who's heading up the Tron sequel, has decided to go forward without Lisberger. But Lasseter's new choice to steer the sequel's light cycles has us suddenly…