Pixar's Dino Design Kicks It Old School in The Good Dinosaur

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… »11/09/15 3:40pm11/09/15 3:40pm


How Pixar Rescued The Good Dinosaur From Creative Extinction

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. »11/02/15 6:15pm11/02/15 6:15pm

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? »10/08/15 12:44pm10/08/15 12:44pm

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… »10/06/15 12:12pm10/06/15 12:12pm

The five stages of watching a Pixar movie

We all like to think that we’re unique little human snowflakes but the truth is, most of us act and react to thinks very, very similarly. Like getting homicidal when hungry. Or grouchy when sleepy. Or getting excited when Starbucks sells pumpkin spice lattes and McDonald’s brings back the McRib even if you don’t drink… »6/18/15 8:38pm6/18/15 8:38pm

The first images of Lego's upcoming WALL•E set are unbelievably adorable

Back in February, Lego announced that it would be putting Angus MacLane’s WALL•E Lego Ideas model into production. Which is fitting, because Angus is actually a Pixar animator who worked on the film. And today, courtesy of the SmythsToys website, we might finally have our first look at the official Lego version of… »6/12/15 3:17pm6/12/15 3:17pm

Touching Pixar compilation video makes me want to rewatch all the movies

Don't watch this excellent compilation video of Pixar movies if you have work you want to get done or plans for fun in the next few days. Because after you watch it, you'll want to re-watch every single Pixar movie that has ever been made immediately. Just kidding, you'll want to watch every Pixar movie except for Cars »4/07/15 10:36pm4/07/15 10:36pm

Don't Forget, Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot Airs Tonight

It's officially coming, but Toy Story 4 isn't hitting theaters until 2017—in fandom years that's like an eternity away. So to make the wait more bearable, Pixar has been churning out some equally enjoyable Toy Story short films, and the latest one, Toy Story That Time Forgot, premieres tonight. »12/02/14 5:54pm12/02/14 5:54pm