John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animations Studios, is taking a six-month leave of absence from the company after allegations that he made several unwanted advances toward his female co-workers.
In the past two decades, computer animation studio Pixar has captivated audiences all over the world with an abundance of original stories, unforgettable characters, unique settings, and complex emotions. Pixar makes films that aren’t just great animated films, but great films period. So ranking them is damn near…
I’ve waited a long time for this. The sequel to Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles, still one of the most fun and well crafted superhero movies around, is finally within striking distance. And now we have a teaser.
Pixar’s latest film, Coco, changed so much over the course of its production, its makers couldn’t come up with a title for it. “We didn’t know what we were going to call the film for a very long time,” director Lee Unkrich told io9. “We made lists of hundreds of different titles to try and figure out what it could be. …
Pixar’s latest film, Coco, won’t be released in the US until November 22, but it’s already made box office history. In less than three weeks, it’s become the highest grossing film ever in Mexico.
Edward James Olmos has had quite the career. He was in Blade Runner, Miami Vice, Dexter, even Battlestar Galactica, just to name a few. But out of everything, he recently said that the one scene he has in Pixar’s Coco may be the achievement among them all.
Disney’s latest Pixar film, Coco, may feature gorgeous visuals and shambling skeletons, but as shown in the final trailer for the upcoming film, the heart of Coco is family. And grandma’s tamales.
When it came to making the Land of the Dead skeletons for the upcoming Disney film Coco, Pixar had a unique challenge on its hands. Since so much of animation is about ooey-gooey humans, how do you build characters stripped of their flesh, muscle, and organs without terrifying an audience of kids? By making two little…
Watching Coco, I couldn’t stop thinking about Back to the Future. Both films are about young men who travel to an impossible place and have to solve an issue with their family. Both feature the traveling character fading out of existence, they both play the guitar, both films feature important musical performances—and…
Respecting your elders is a staple of all cultures. But you really respect them when they can use their shoe like it’s a switchblade knife.
Animated films are notorious for sneaking little jokes and oddities into the frame. That’ll happen when each piece of the movie takes so long to create. But in Pixar’s Cars 3, there are so many Easter eggs, you literally could never, ever see them all by simply watching the movie.
If there’s one constant truth in the Disney Pixar films, it’s that Cars will never make sense. Every Cars movie that comes out only adds to the confusion, and the latest tidbits that’ll stick a potato in your tailpipe have to do with why there are no motorcycles in Cars world, but there are fairy tales.
When CGI became a useful means of creating animated features, it changed the shape of films radically. New contenders like Pixar entered and then dominated the animated filmmaking space. And according to one interpretation, they changed more than just the visuals.
Laughs, drama, music, family—the latest trailer for Pixar’s Coco has it all. While the last few trailers did a great job of hiding much of what Coco is, this new one sets up the story and stakes very directly. The result is more drama than before, but also more humor—and still plenty of gorgeous visuals. Check it out.
Early season’s greetings from your favorite (annoying) snowman who likes warm hugs! Frozen stars Josh Gad and Idina Menzel have shared some musical clips from the upcoming animated short, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
It’s barely been a year since Netflix became the exclusive site for streaming Disney movies. Now, in a stunning reversal, the House of Mouse has announced it plans to pull its films from the service and start up one of its own in 2019.
When it comes to getting your hands on a signature superhero costume—one that people will remember you for—you’ve pretty much got three options. You can DIY it like a young Peter Parker, hire an emotionally-disturbed criminal to make you one like Daredevil, or you can request a meeting with Edna Mode.
With everything from Avengers: Infinity War and The Last Jedi footage to news about massive Disney theme park expansions, last weekend’s D23 Expo basically had it all. But there so many trailers, announcements, and reveals, it was hard to keep up with all the House of Mouse’s latest developments. Lucky for you, we’ve…
Anyone who is a fan of the Toy Story films was skeptical when Pixar announced they were making number four. One of the things that made it digestible, though, was that John Lasseter himself, was directing. He did not just the first two films, but was the current head of both Pixar and Disney Animation.
Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) will head up Pixar’s next film after Toy Story 4, an original, as-yet untitled “suburban fantasy adventure” that has deep personal meaning for the director. And yes, there are definitely going to be dragons involved.