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How Finding Dory Learned From the Mistakes of Finding Nemo

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 …

An Adorably Tiny RC Version of the House From Up That Can Be Flown Indoors

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.

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How Pixar Changed All The Rules To Make The Good Dinosaur A Stunning Masterpiece

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?

How Pixar’s Inside Out Avoided Its Greatest Danger: Becoming An “After-School Special”

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…