I might be the only person at Gizmodo that likes Sphero’s new Cars toy. My co-workers hate the way the robot announces it’s going to sleep, and the long animated process it takes to wake up. They’re also horrified by the very existence of sentient automobiles and tractors that moo. But my colleagues are too caught up…
The baffling (and increasingly disturbing) Cars 3 is all about an intergenerational rivalry between the upstart Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) and the old star Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson). In this trailer, it’s not just the technologically new and superior Jackson that isn’t good—it’s apparently every bit of new…
Because... cars? And racing? And it’s for kids, I guess? I gotta tell you, I’m really in the weeds on understanding the world of Cars. This trailer has mooing tractors and it’s honestly more confusing than AP Physics ever was.
Wall-E is almost nine years old, so maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the movie. Maybe it’s not a morality tale about consumerism and the environment, with Wall-E as the example of purity. Because a new fan theory posits that the adorable robot is, in fact, Satan, and guys? It makes more sense than you’d expect.
Disney Pixar has released a new short for its upcoming animated film Coco, introducing main character Miguel’s hairless dog, Dante. All he wants is a little snack, but as he learns the hard way, you shouldn’t rob the dead.
Pixar may be known for its eye-popping animation and airtight storytelling these days, but in 1988 it was a struggling high-end computer manufacturer with a demo video aimed at boring government bureaucrats.
We’ve been hearing about Pixar’s next movie for a while now, but this morning we finally got our first good look at Coco, the studio’s new movie about a boy, a magic guitar, and the Land of the Dead. And it looks very pretty.
Witness them. Oh god, witness them.
One of the most beloved theories of the internet over the past few years has been the “Pixar Theory”—the wild declaration that posits that every part of the Pixar animation oeuvre is part of the same universe. Disney has released a new video gathering every connection between Pixar films to date, and it’s the closest…
Our first look at Cars 3 was pretty terrifying. This new trailer starts the same way, but thankfully lightens things up with a whole bunch of racing and new character teases.
Based on what we’ve been told, nothing good is happening in Cars 3. Or, at the very least, nothing simple.
Up until now, we’ve only seen concept art from Pixar’s upcoming film, Coco. On Monday, Pixar tweeted the first actual image from the 2017 holiday film, directed Toy Story 3's Lee Unkrich.
Pixar only released one film in 2016, the hit Finding Dory, but next year they’ll release two: the sequel Cars 3 and the original film Coco, directed by Toy Story 3's Lee Unkrich. We’ve known Coco is about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, for a while, but now we know the real heart of the story.
And not in the “We finally find out how they reproduce” kind of way.
Animation is not a genre. Director Brad Bird will punch you in the face if you say that. That’s because animation isn’t just light humor, fluffy songs, and dance numbers; animation is an art form that can be used to tell any story in any genre. This video, edited by Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr., illustrates Bird’s points…
For those of us with a... grouchier disposition, Hank (Ed O’Neill) was a delight in Finding Dory. And in this storyboarded (and deleted) scene, Hank and Dory go on a journey to find Dory’s parents. Who doesn’t love a montage that includes one character getting progressively more and frustrated?
Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film Borrowed Time over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as a classic Western but then makes a pretty heavy turn and becomes a story about forgiveness. Basically, it’s a story made for adults.
It’s been almost 21 years since Toy Story made it totally okay to miss all the toys you grew up playing with; it’s one of those rare perfect movies that’s impossible not to love. But is there room in your heart for this forthcoming line of Toy Story-themed sneakers from Vans as well?
Pixar fans probably didn’t think to tune into Ellen recently when they saw Tom Hanks was on to promote Sully. But Hanks and DeGeneres share Pixar in common, and the two took the occasion to not only share some fun stories, but also to improvise what might happen if Woody met Dory.
It’s not as simple as just playing sad music over sad scenes. No, Pixar plays with our emotions through music, sending out contrasting messages through what we see and what we hear to tear at our feelings even more. Which means, mixing happy music over sad scenes is how Pixar really gets us.