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If you’re a hard-core Pixar fan, then you no doubt realize the animation studio loves to put little Easter eggs into each and every one of its movies. These hidden nods to earlier films delight those who catch them, even if they’re not integral to the stories being told. Pixar has been doing this for years, but it’s only now that it has started chronicling them for the public. This new video, starring Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, reveals some of the hidden delights from movies like Up, Cars and Ratatouille. It’s by no means all inclusive – which is a minor disappointment – but maybe the studio will make more of these cool little videos if fans like this one. Things kick off with the Luxo Jr. ball, then move on to grape soda...
- Mike Bracken
In anticipation of the holiday weekend and in celebration of Disney's new cloud-based digital movie service, we have a look at a few of the Pixar Easter eggs that appear in the acclaimed animated films. The Easter egg hunt through the history of Pixar films is just one of the delights available to fans on the "Discover" section of the "Disney Movies Anywhere" streaming site. There are plenty of these gems hidden throughout movies like Toy Story, Up, Monsters Inc., and Cars to name a few, but this clip might clue you in to some you might have missed. Hit the jump to check out some of the Pixar Easter eggs! Here's a video featuring Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich walking you through just a tiny fraction of Pixar Easter eggs scattered throughout their films: About Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma): Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma) is a cloud-based digital »
- Dave Trumbore
If you're of a certain generation, just the word "Planes" in a movie title makes you think of a certain John Candy and Steve Martin '80s comedy. It's a Pavlovian response that's a mixture of excitement, nostalgia, and sadness that a great comic talent passed so soon.
But that's not what this "Planes" is about.
"Planes: Fire and Rescue" is Disney's latest entry in the animated aviation genre, following hot on the heels of last summer's fairly successful "Cars" spin-off. This time around, Dusty (Dane Cook) finds a new calling as a member of an airborne fire rescue team.
There will be plenty of opportunities for toy tie-ins here, as Dusty's new crew includes a "super scooper" named Dipper (Julie Bowen), helicopters Blade Ranger and Windlifter (Ed Harris and Wes Studi), and the goofy ATVs that make up The Smokejumpers.
Pixar's Bmoc John Lasseter is exec producing this sequel, »
- Jenni Miller
Even before Planes hit the big screen last year, Disney were ready to announce that it would be followed this summer by Planes: Fire and Rescue, the second instalment in the spin-off to Pixar’s Cars franchise.
The studio launched the first full-length trailer for the sequel earlier this year, and with its summer release now on the horizon, we’ve got a new UK poster to share this evening, giving us a look at Dusty’s return alongside new characters Lil’ Dipper and Cabbie.
When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns »
- Kenji Lloyd
Last week we brought you the first teaser trailer for this years Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a reboot of the iconic eighties sewer-dwelling heroes. The trailer has received a reasonably positive response given the backlash the film received when first announced. We at Thn were as dubious as anyone else but then we got the chance to sit down with Shredder himself, William Fitchner who reassured us that the film will be something very special.
The film is currently in post-production but has announced that both Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub are to lend their vocals to the Jonathan Liebesman movie. Pain And Gain’s Shalhoub who has previously done vocal work for Disney’s Cars will be voicing the turtles adoptive father and sensei Splinter, whilst Jackass creator Knoxville has landed lead turtle Leonardo.
- Kat Smith
Disney and Pixar have revealed that they are working on the production of a second ‘The Incredibles’ movie. The announcement was made during the Walt Disney Company’s shareholders meeting and comes 14 years after the first film was released. It was followed up with a tweet confirming the news, also announcing that a third ‘Cars’ movie is on the way. The original ‘Incredibles’ became a massive success globally, winning 2 Oscars and earning the network no less than $631million. For the fans that need their memory refreshed, Pixar’s director of 3D, Josh Hollander has said they are working on a re-release of The Incredibles (and Ratatouille) in 3D. In the [ Read More ]
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For a while it seemed only the inhabitants of Andy's toy chest would be the only Pixar characters to have their story continued in a sequel, but Cars 2, Monsters University, and the upcoming Finding Dory have changed all that. Now, word has come that The Incredibles 2 is now a go, which will no doubt delight the legion of fans of Pixar's superhero family. I absolutely love The Incredibles, and I can't wait for this, especially since the original's director Brad Bird will be involved in the writing. The news was announced at the recent Disney Investor's Meeting along with the totally unsurprising news that Pixar are also working on Cars 3. via /Film »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The movie sequels were confirmed by Disney President Bob Iger today (March 18).
Speaking at the 3D Creative Summit in London, Pixar's director of 3D production Josh Hollander told the audience: "Right now we're working on The Incredibles, which is a lot of fun in 3D. I'm not sure what the release strategy for it will be.
"It's been an interesting challenge to work on technology because - while the film was released ten years ago - the technology is even older as it took four years to make. »
The executive made the announcement during the company’s shareholders meeting in Portland, Ore., providing few other details.
“Cars 2,” Pixar’s 12th film, earned nearly $560 million worldwide in 2011; $191 million in the U.S. While somewhat of a critical disappointment, the film, directed by John Lasseter, still minted millions for Disney from consumer products like toys, apparel and other merchandise, a series of “Cars Toons” shorts, and helped spin off the company’s newest franchise, “Planes,” a film that was originally developed as a direct-to-homevideo title but went on to launch its own toy line and earn around $220 million worldwide when it was released theatrically in 2013. A sequel, “Planes: Fire and Rescue” bows July 18.
Cars Land also has been a major draw for »
- Marc Graser
Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger today announced that Pixar Animation Studios is developing a third big screen Cars adventure as well as a sequel to Brad Bird's 2004 superhero adventure The Incredibles . The announcement was made during a meeting of shareholders and D23 Members during the company's annual meeting today in Portland, Oregon. Directed by John Lasseter, the original Cars was released in 2006 and featured the voice talents of OWen Wilson, Larry the Cable the Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman and many more. A sequel, Cars 2 , was released in 2011 with Disneytoon Studios taking over the property for a spinoff feature, Planes , that was released to the big screen last year. A sequel to that film, Planes: Fire & Rescue is set for release on July 18, also »
Pixar won.t have a new movie in theaters this year . the first time that has happened since 2005, when there was a gap between The Incredibles (2004) and Cars (2006). But if plans continue to roll along, the animation giant will have two old films in theaters for you to enjoy once again. Pixar currently is working on 3D retrofitted versions of both The Incredibles and Ratatouille, according to ScreenDaily. The site caught up with Pixar.s director of 3D production Josh Hollander at the 3D Creative Summit in London, where he talked about the ongoing process to bring Brad Bird.s superhero comedy up to speed. Hollander said: Right now we.re working on The Incredibles, which is a lot of fun in 3D. I.m not sure what the release strategy for it will be. It.s been an interesting challenge to work on technology because - while the film »
The days of Pixar confidently releasing one beautiful and original animated film after another are long gone. Sequels which were once just the domain of the "Toy Story" franchise, have now spread to "Monsters Inc," "Cars" and "Finding Nemo," even while standalone pics like the recent "Brave" don't quite capture the magic of earlier efforts. And it seems Pixar isn't done yet morphing into a machine that seems more concerned these days about re-branding and exploiting their popular properties. At the 3D Creative Summit in London, Pixar’s director of 3D production Josh Hollander revealed that the company is planning three-dimensional re-releases of basically all their popular movies. “Right now we’re working on 'The Incredibles,' which is a lot of fun in 3D. I’m not sure what the release strategy for it will be," he said, adding: “We have a version of 'Ratatouille,' which »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Everyone — stars included — has that one show or movie they believe hasn’t received the attention it deserves. EW asked some celebrities, ranging from director John Waters to actress Allison Janney, what shows or movies they think are criminally underrated. Here’s what they said:
“Bruno Dumont’s movies, which are all long, depressing, French art movies about farmers and the earth and misery [such as Humanité]. I love a feel-bad movie. I hate to feel good at a theater. There is such honesty in the pain he puts on screen.”
- EW staff
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 13 Mar 2014 - 05:44
Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2011, and a great year for lesser-seen gems...
Even a cursory glance at the top 10 grossing films of 2011 reveals something strange: nine of the entries are sequels. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 brought the fantasy franchise to a close with a staggering $1.3bn haul. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon wasn't too far behind with just over $1.1bn. On Stranger Tides continued the Pirates Of The Caribbean series' wave of success, despite mixed reviews.
Elsewhere in the top 10, you'll find another Twilight, a fourth Mission: Impossible, a second Kung Fu Panda, a fifth Fast, another Hangover, and further Cars. Standing alone on the list is The Smurfs, the adaptation of Peyo's Belgian comic strip. In fact, 2011 saw the release of no fewer than 28 sequels - the most we've yet seen in any given year. »
For the past ten years, Josh Cooley has been a storyboard artist for Pixar, working on films like The Incredibles, Cars and Up. In his spare time, Josh has a personal little hobby that we think you're gonna like; he draws iconic R-rated movie scenes in a children's picture book style, bridging the gap between his work and his passion for horror.
As we spotted over on Indiewire, Josh has drawn up memorable imagery from films like Jaws and Alien in the kid-friendly fashion, and on February 25th he will be releasing a book called Movies R Fun!, which collects together all of the artwork. Described as "one book that should probably not be read at bedtime," it's jam packed with 48 pages of art, and you can pre-order your copy over on Amazon.
If you're too impatient to wait, you can get a sneak peek at the inside pages of »
- John Squires
Big names carry a lot of weight in Hollywood, and over time a filmmaker’s reputation begins to precede them. Though some directors age like fine wine, getting better as their resumes grow larger, others age like vinegar. They somehow lose the initial spark that made them so successful in the first place, either because they grow lazy in their careers, learn all of the wrong lessons from their breakout hits, or simply just don’t make ‘em like they used to.
It’s easy for us to dismiss filmmakers who release one bad film after another, of course, casting them aside whilst refusing to buy any more tickets to their movies. But sometimes, a strange phenomenon begins to seep in with filmmakers we like. We get blindsided by their initial success, and – quite frankly – fail to notice when they begin to lose a little bit of the magic. »
- James Garcia
Good things might happen to those who wait, but the Disney/Pixar masterpiece Ratatouille tells us great things only happen to those who act fearlessly.
“Anyone can cook,” is the quote most viewers leave the film with, and director Brad Bird lets the themes represented by this philosophy—nothing is impossible, anyone and everyone is capable of reinvention—run wild throughout the picture. But there’s another quote, one that comes very early in Ratatouille, that sums up both what the film is about and the true breadth of Bird’s accomplishment. After all, this is a film about a rat who tries and sort of succeeds in becoming a gourmet Parisian chef, and his journey is completely, objectively believable.
Here are the words of our hero’s idol, the late chef Auguste Gusteau: “You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must »
- John Gilpatrick
If you’re a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment, you know that WWE is more than just a wrestling company. They consider themselves to be a company that has a wide reach in all genres of entertainment. One of their areas of focus is the WWE Films division.
On Tuesday, WWE sent out a press release regarding two films that will star WWE performers. Here’s the first one.
WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the next two films that will begin production as part of their continued collaboration. This March, cameras will start rolling on “Jingle All the Way 2,” the sequel to the 1996 hit comedy “Jingle All the Way.” Starring Larry the Cable Guy (“Tooth Fairy 2,” “Cars”) and featuring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, the film is directed by Alex Zamm (“Tooth Fairy 2,” “Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts”) and will release this 2014 holiday season. »
- John Canton
A sequel to the greatest Christmas film of all time is finally being made, without its original star.
It's Turbo Time again. But not the Turbo Time you remember. That Turbo Time is gone forever, like a a fart from Ted the Reindeer in the winter wind. Admit it: Jingle All the Way is a guilty pleasure that is best consumed in secret every holiday, like cheap boxed wine. Even now, the classic lines from that film are running through your head with a bad Austrian accent tied to it.
If you felt a great disturbance in the Force today, it was because millions of Jingle All the Way fans screamed out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. It came as news broke that Twentieth Century Fox and WWE Studios (yeah, there's a movie studio for a fake sport) were teaming up on a Jingle All the Way sequel. It »
- email@example.com (Victor Medina)
WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment just announced that it's moving forward with "Jingle All the Way 2," the sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1996 comedy, and "The Marine 4." "Jingle All the Way 2" will star Larry the Cable Guy (Tooth Fairy 2, Cars) and WWE Superstar Santino Marella. It will be directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) and will be released during the 2014 holiday season. "The Marine 4" will be the eighth collaboration between WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox. It will star WWE Superstar The Miz and WWE Diva Summer Rae. Shooting will begin in April. Both movies will be released straight to DVD/Blu-ray. »
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