Ruin your childhood memories with everything wrong with Toy Story

It's a cruel job being destroyer of childhoods but CinemaSins loves to ham it up when they poke fun at universally loved movies from our past. This time, their target is Toy Story, a movie that's not just awesome but also responsible for so much more awesome in the Pixar movies that followed it.* » 8/28/14 10:53pm Thursday 10:53pm

The Story Of How Ross Perot Saved Pixar From Being Owned By GM

What if, instead of making beloved movies like Toy Story, Wall-E, and Up, everyone's favorite CGI film studio Pixar had been swallowed up by General Motors? It sounds insane, but it almost happened had it not been for the timely intervention of one of America's most famous living billionaire/failed presidential… » 7/02/14 4:50pm 7/02/14 4:50pm

How Steve Jobs' Passion Shaped Pixar Into an Oscar-Winning Studio

While Apple was Steve Jobs' first professional love, the Pixar animation studio that he helped foster was far more than a mere pet project. As Pixar President Ed Catmull explains in his upcoming book, Creativity Inc, Jobs' involvement with the studio proved a revolutionary experience for both parties. Here's a brief… » 4/04/14 12:00pm 4/04/14 12:00pm

Here's a map that shows the location of every Disney and Pixar movie

They are home to your favorite stories, your favorite songs, your favorite characters. You know so much about the Disney movies that you grew up with and the Pixar movies you love now but do you know where they're all located? No worries, this map by artist Eowyn Smith will show you. England sure gets a lot of Disney… » 2/10/14 11:39pm 2/10/14 11:39pm

This cute animation about love is just as good as any Pixar short

Sit back, grab a hot cup of tea, maybe open up a bag of cookies and enjoy yourself with this lovely musical animation called Love in the Time of Advertising. It's a short made by David Bokser & Matt Berenty and it's adorable in all the right ways, punching through with humor, emotion, double meanings and visual style… » 1/29/14 10:54pm 1/29/14 10:54pm

From Dream to 3D Reality: The Fascinating Origins of Pixar

Before a story about toys, before monsters went corporate, before anyone went searching for Nemo, and before twenty seven Academy Awards, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company whose clients included the government and the medical community. The story of Pixar isn't exactly full of superheroes, adorable… » 1/13/14 6:40am 1/13/14 6:40am

The History of the Pixar Logo Animation

Pixar's production logo—that animation sequence that pops up before a Pixar movie—is as iconic as they come. Who can't help but smile when they see cute little Luxo Jr. squash the I in Pixar and turn its bulb towards you. But the Pixar logo animation wasn't always so adorable, a few of Pixar's early shorts had much… » 9/12/13 10:45pm 9/12/13 10:45pm

The Sonic Secrets That Bring Pixar's Latest Movie To Life

For a totally animated flick, it's the sound masters behind the scenes who are really responsible for bringing a movie to life—every squeal, sigh, and clunk is key. Thanks to the people over at SoundWorks, we get to see (and hear) the steps it took to give a literal voice to Pixar's newest film, Monsters University. » 6/26/13 1:48pm 6/26/13 1:48pm

It Takes a Small Artistic Army to Bring a Pixar Film To Life

Monsters Inc blew more than a few minds when it premiered in 2001. Sully's coat comprised a million rendered hairs, and Boo's oversized pink shirt moved with such a natural flow it appeared nearly life-like to audiences. And while advances in technology during the twelve years between the original film and the… » 4/24/13 12:00pm 4/24/13 12:00pm

What It Would Look Like If Pixar Made Star Trek

Because Disney, who owns Pixar, now owns Lucasfilms and because they got J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars even though he's already directed Star Trek, it's not out of this world to imagine a Star Trek animated series by Pixar (as incestuous and sacrilegious as that may be). Canadian artist Phil Postma wondered the same… » 2/15/13 11:00pm 2/15/13 11:00pm

Holy Crap, Someone Made a Real-Life Pixar Desk Lamp

Great news for anyone who's ever dreamed of their boring desk lamp coming to life as their lovable sidekick. Inspired by the animated Luxo lamp that greets moviegoers at the start of every Pixar film, Adam Ben-Dror, Shanshan Zhou, and Joss Doggett created the Pinokio lamp which moves and reacts to its environment… » 11/30/12 9:47am 11/30/12 9:47am