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Pixar originally wanted Billy Crystal to voice Buzz Lightyear in its first feature, 1995’s Toy Story (Crystal turned it down and the part went to Tim Allen). The animation studio went so far as to put some When Harry Met Sally dialogue into a piece of custom-made animation, tailored to Crystal’s character freaking out about a wagon-wheel coffee table.
Maybe it’s just because the pompous Buzz is so firmly connected with Allen’s voice 17 years and three films later, but this clip feels very wrong. It’s not befitting of a space ranger to get so worked up about a coffee table.
- Caitlin PenzeyMoog
Rock Dog is not one of those crossover hits that parents can enjoy just as much as their kids. Far from it. Uninvolving, unfunny and visually inferior to its peers, Rock Dog is a straight-to-dvd production at best. How it managed to sneak its way onto the big-screen, we may never know. Luke Wilson provides the voice of Bodi, a Mastiff introduced on Snow Mountain in Tibet. His job is guarding the wool-spinning sheep there from a nasty pack of wolves led by Linnux (Lewis Black). To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader (and Bodi’s dad) Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when a radio is dropped by a passing airplane, Bodi decides he wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Defying his father’s wishes, he heads to the Zootopia-like big city, and finds the reclusive cat rock legend Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs a new song fast. »
- Tom Stockman
As children one of our favorite things to do with toys was to pretend that they were in real situations. We’d move them around spitting out dialogue and make machine gun sounds to pretend the world they were in was close to ours. No more is this apparent then in the movie Toy Story. However, a Japanese photographer going by the name Hot.kenobi takes action figures and reality and brings it to a whole new level. Osaka-based Hot.kenobi creates a universe where box office rivals DC and Marvel comics (sometimes Disney’s Star Wars as well) not only battle each other,
Japanese Photographer Makes DC and Marvel Action Figures Come To Life »
- Nat Berman
Author: Jon Lyus
Yesterday evening the British Academy of Film and Television Arts held their annual awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time. It was also the first time that John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Studios, had attended the ceremony. We had the chance to talk to the legendary director and producer about a few of his forthcoming projects, including Cars 3.
He talked about Brad Bird’s work on the forthcoming Incredibles 2 film which is due out next year, saying ‘It’s the one I’ve been waiting on too…I helped make it but I’m a big fan of it.’ We’re yet to hear anything more about Bird’s eagerly-awaited follow up but we’re hoping to see something more at D23 on July 14-16 this year. A poster, and possibly a trailer, is almost certain to be unveiled there. »
- Jon Lyus
I had to post this picture because I just stumbled upon it and because my wife got a kick out of it. I have a feeling mothers all around the country are going to chuckle when they see this. If you’re ever looking to compare what mothers are like when they are out with friends to what they are like when at home with children barking in their ears, look no further than this comparison photo. Both pictures are those of a T-Rex however both are worlds apart. One the top you have mom at home. She’s utterly like T
- Nat Berman
This article originally appeared on travelandleisure.com.
Visiting Walt Disney’s first-ever theme park is the ideal day trip outside of Los Angeles—if you know what you’re doing, that is. With a little help, you’ll be able to skip the lines, eat the best Mickey-shaped snacks and master Disneyland like a pro, even if you’ve only got a few hours. From the must-eat (and must-photograph!) foods and insider secrets to tips for enjoy alcohol just steps from the park, consider this your personal tour guide for the perfect day trip to Disneyland.
The sooner you arrive, »
- Carlye Wisel
Darth Vader Vs Buzz Light Year? That sounds like some sort of weird fever dream that will never see the light of day as a real movie. Thankfully, we have hundreds of fans around the world who love nothing more than to make these ideas and dreams come true during their off time. One such fan has delved deep into the Star Wars and Toy Story mythos to deliver just such a thing.
Nukazooka has debuted Darth Vader Vs Buzz Lightyear as a short fan-made film on their Youtube page. The video is four minutes of awesomeness delivered with just the right amount of action and VFX. About the short, Nukazooka had this to say.
It seems like only »
3 February 2017 4:42 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The age-old question of who would win in a fight between Buzz Lightyear and Darth Vader has finally been answered.
In a recent video posted to YouTube, everyone's favorite space ranger from Toy Story squares off against the baddest Sith in the galaxy in a battle royale.
The live-action short, which features impressive special effects, sound design and scoring, begins with a case of mistaken identity as Buzz confuses Vader for his sworn enemy, »
- Patrick Shanley
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Character Reunion of the Day: Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern reprise their City Slickers roles and crossover into Westworld in this Funny or Die parody: Movie Character Battle of the Day: Since Toy Story's Emperor Zurg seems modeled after Darth Vader, it's not weird to see Buzz Lightyear fight the actual Star Wars villain (via Fashionably Geek): Mashup of the Day: Speaking of characters battling, here's an animated mashup of all the great movie action heroes in an epic gladiatorial match (via Geek Tyrant): Video Essay of the Day: Fandor Keyframe looks at the power of the replay...
- Christopher Campbell
Trust Pixar to identify an inanimate, largely unremarkable object and transform it into a figure bursting with heart and character. It’s a tradition that can be traced all the way back to Toy Story in ’96, and one that the Pixar brain trust will uphold with Lou, an animated short film set to screen in front of Cars 3 in a few months’ time.
Directed by Dave Mullins, Lou is a six-minute short that centers on a lost-and-found box and the unseen monster within. Buried in a treasure chest overflowing with forgotten toys and various goodies, Mullins’ elusive creation is one that stems from his own childhood experience, after the filmmaker revealed to USA Today that he dreamed up the idea for Lou “from feeling out of place during his childhood because he moved around a lot.”
Taking this often crippling feeling of loneliness and flipping it on its head, »
- Michael Briers
Any person should be able to appreciate just how successful the Toy Story franchise is. But I have to say that as a parent, I can’t even begin to display just how profoundly successful these movies are. My son is 4 years old and since he’s been 1 I think we’ve been averaging a Toy Story movie per week since that time. My other son is 10 months old and he’s even beginning to perk up a little bit when he sees Woody and Buzz. There’s just something about these characters that is magical, almost hypnotizing, that every child in
Toy Story 4: It’s Time to Start Making Predictions »
- Nat Berman
For years, Pixar fans have harbored the sneaking suspicion that all their most beloved animated movies are connected and in fact take place in the same universe.
Now, the famed “Pixar Theory” appears to be more than speculation, after Pixar published an Easter egg-laden video on the “Toy Story” Facebook page.
While some eagle-eyed fans will have spotted many of these cheeky references before, for instance Boo’s toy collection in “Monsters, Inc.” includes a Jesse doll from “Toy Story 2” and a stuffed-toy clownfish that bares an uncanny resemblance to Nemo from “Finding Nemo,” others would require the finest of fine-tooth combs to find.
For instance, who knew that one of the blue-colored cars from “Cars” was in the background of the final fight scene from “The Incredibles?” Probably no one. And who could have guessed that a girl standing in the background of an aquarium scene in “Finding Dory »
- Will Thorne
Fans have speculated for years that every Pixar film is secretly connected and now Disney has released proof. Called the “Pixar Theory”, people have been determined to find a common link between all Pixar films. Most popular theories have fixated on Andy’s mom from “Toy Story” as the central connector with many believing her true […] »
- Rachel West
If you’ve ever seen any of the Toy Story movies and pretty much any other Pixar Movie you’ll know that there are elements to the movies that are connected or “common” to the films. Take Pizza Planet for example. Not only is that in the Toy Story movies, but it also exists in the movies A Bug’s Life and The Incredibles. Kind of like how Quentin Tarantino uses “Big Kahuna Burger” in more than one of his films. In any event, it’s not just a few Pixar movies that are connected. It’s actually all 17 of them. Since 1995 fans
Pixar Releases Video That Proves All Their Movies Are Connected »
- Nat Berman
"Oh my spurs! You ain't never seen Easter eggs like these, partner." Disney has posted a new video on the official Toy Story Facebook page that highlights all of the hidden references in Pixar's movies. Pixar always hides a character from their next movie in each new movie, and this video shows each one of those - starting with Finding Dory. Some other websites are claiming this means the Pixar movies do share a "connected universe", but that's complete nonsense. This is just a fun video showing Pixar's Easter Eggs that finally reveals all of them and connects them to the previous movie. And now I want to go watch all of these again. Pixar Easter EggsOh my spurs! You ain't never seen Easter eggs like these, partner. »
- Alex Billington
This article originally appeared on ew.com.
Eagled-eyed Disney-Pixar fans have been noticing Easter eggs in their favorite movies for years, making fans wonder if all of Pixar’s beloved characters exist in the same universe. (Granted, it is pretty tough to miss Boo handing Sully a plush version of Nemo in Monsters, Inc.)
But for those hidden nods to other films that are a bit more difficult to spot, Disney recently released a mind-bending video on the official Toy Story Facebook page, revealing where exactly you can see hidden Easter eggs in favorites like Inside Out and Ratatouille.
For starters, »
- Kate Hogan
For years many Disney-Pixar fans have noticed familiar characters making cameos in other Pixar movies. A previous fan theory states that every Pixar film exits in the same universe, and now that theory is somewhat confirmed in a new Disney video shared on Toy Story’s official Facebook.
The clip reveals how various Pixar movies like “Wall-e,” “Toy Story,” and “Cars,” among others, are connected and reveals exactly where you can see the hidden Easter eggs. The video begins by spotlighting a little girl in “Finding Dory” who happens to be Riley from “Inside Out.”
Read More: ‘Cars 3’ Teaser Trailer: Pixar’s Latest Sequel Features The Dramatic Return of Lightning McQueen
- Liz Calvario
Joseph Baxter Jan 19, 2017
Pixar’s known habit of hiding Easter Eggs is showcased in an official video that confirms and reveals examples.
The idea that the CGI animation wizards at Pixar insert fascinating Easter Eggs into their films, referencing their other features is hardly headline news. Indeed, many-a-listicle has been compiled by eagle-eyed Pixar experts identifying the proverbial Where’s Waldo? Pixar elements hidden in plain sight within seemingly innocuous scenes. However, in what might be considered a top-secret document dump, the studio has released a remarkable video montage of their sneaky handiwork.
If Pixar’s Easter Egg practice was an acuity test, then it appears that their recently unveiled video is serving quite nicely as the answers section printed upside down on the bottom of that page. However, while some Pixar-obsessed fans might have long-noticed the kind of cameos in which characters from Pixar films, past and forthcoming, appear as toys and props, »
As if Pixar fans needed another reason to re-watch their favorite films! The team at Oh My Disney recently compiled a video guide that links Easter eggs from 1995's Toy Story through 2016's Finding Dory. Some secrets were uncovered long ago, like Boo giving Sully a plush version of Nemo in Monsters, Inc., while other teases might surprise even the biggest movie buffs. The supercut was shared via Toy Story's Facebook page over the weekend. For example, who knew that tween Riley Andersen from Inside Out makes a cameo in Finding Dory? Or that Forrest Woodbush from The Good Dinosaur makes an appearance in Inside Out. Pixar has long used its films to tease future projects. Considering that »
We've long suspected that every Pixar movie from Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur takes place in the same universe. Now a new Disney Easter Egg video shows how that is possible. With a few fun transitions, a dozen interlocking Easter eggs are revealed that quickly move through the entire Pixar catalogue. And it's nothing short of amazing, especially considering some of the foresight the animators had to have to pull it all off.
Things kick off with Dory bumping into a group of school children on a trip to the local aquarium, and if you look close enough, you'll spot Riley from Inside Out in the back ground. That transitions to Inside Out, where we see how Riley fondly remembers back to her time with the dinosaur, which cleverly connects to The Good Dinosaur. This then transitions to Milo, the star of that movie, who was actually a toy »
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