It’s almost always happily ever after. Pixar movies end with every one cheery, problems solved, relationships mended, fish found, and smiles animated. That is, they all end so damn nicely that they’re all utterly forgettable. I love most of these movies and can recall classic scenes in my head, and yet I don’t…
With a film like Finding Dory in theaters, it’s hard to argue against Pixar and their sequels. The movie is a delight and it’s doing gangbusters. Several more sequels are coming in the next few years: Cars 3, Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2.
Pixar movies are funny and fantastic and all ploy at your emotions with wonderful characters and an always relatable story. But almost everything works out in the end of all their movies. What if they didn’t?
Pixar’s Finding Dory is out today, and it’s pretty damn good. Burger Fiction took the opportunity to look back at the history of the beloved animation studio’s groundbreaking work from 1984 to the present.
After it’s been released, a Pixar movie is so simple and enjoyable that it seems like it must have been almost effortless to create. The truth is Pixar’s films can and do change, almost right up to their release—and Finding Dory, which hits theaters June 17, is no exception. In fact, writer/director Andrew Stanton …
If Netflix wasn’t already the most essential streaming service before, it probably will be soon. (Well, essential for those of us too lazy and/or strapped for cash to go buy our own copies.)
For almost 10 years, Finding Nemo was Pixar’s most successful film. And yet, other movies kept getting sequels while our favorite fish story didn’t. At last, in 2010, writer/director Andrew Stanton got inspired. Five years later, on June 17, Finding Dory is coming to theaters.
Often, one of the best things about a new Pixar movie is getting to see a brand new short film beforehand. These are Oscar-quality animations with a huge variety of subjects, and the latest is no different. It’s called Piper.
Could a relationship between an astromech droid and an anthropomorphised articulated desk lamp ever really work? Debatable. But it’s worth a shot, because if it did, their offspring would be this fantastic R2-D2 Architectural Desk Lamp that ThinkGeek is now selling for $60.
If there’s one thing animators love, its sneaking visual references into movies, and Disney’s geniuses are some of the best at it.
The amateur aeronautical engineers from YouTube’s Flight Test are known for their massive flying experiments that are often surprisingly successful. But it’s this tiny creation, an RC version of the flying house from Pixar’s Up that’s held aloft by actual helium balloons, that we’d most like to see available as a kit.
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.
Ratatouille has never looked better than it did in the Pixar movie. A perfect accordion of vegetables of different colors winding themselves in a pot glazed with visual deliciousness. Which makes sense because one of the best chefs in the world, Thomas Keller, imagined the recipe up for the animators at Pixar to make.…
Pixar movies are great because of their characters and their storylines but also because they pay homage to the great movies that came before it. And they’re not even’t imitating animation movies, it’s a tribute to cinema, it’s live action films that get paid the form of flattery. Many of the scenes you can recognize…
This is a cool experiment: Jordan Hanzon has gone and taken Pixar’s Inside Out and edited out all of the scenes from Riley and her parent’s heads: the result is a poignant story of a girl adjusting to a new place.
The cosmic shock came out of nowhere. One day, circa 66 million years ago, a chunk of space rock about six miles in diameter struck the Earth in what is now the Yucatan Peninsula, sparking the fifth mass extinction in Earth’s history. But what if the massive bolide had missed? What would life be like now if that mass…
It’s kind of amazing that The Good Dinosaur is hitting theaters in a few weeks. And it actually looks great. Just a couple of years ago, we kept hearing The Good Dinosaur was in the midst of a huge creative crisis. So we talked to director Pete Sohn and producer Denise Ream to find out how they saved the movie.
Pixar’s new movie The Good Dinosaur takes place in a bizarre alternate history—what if the dinosaurs weren’t wiped out 65 million years ago? But the process of making this wild, ambitious film required a very different counterfactual: What if the way animators create scenery and characters had been turned on its head?
Inside Out is a complex film about the human psyche, but it has a really simple message: Sadness is an important part of life. You can’t have joy without sadness, and growing up means accepting that memories can be happy and sad. Director Pete Docter told io9 it was hard to avoid making this feel like an “after-school…