Posts Tagged ‘pixar’

Brad Bird Will Do ‘The Incredibles’ Sequel With The Right Story

Thursday, October 27th, 2011


The Incredibles was released 7 years ago and grossed over $600M, the fact that there hasn’t been a sequel yet is shocking to me.  We can thank the Disney-Pixar people for that, with them not rushing to make more money in a quick sequel we might be better off in the long run.  Word from the director/writer of the original Brad Bird is that he welcomes the idea of a sequel, as long as the story is there.

Brad Bird is starting to promote his first live action movie Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and was asked about a possible Incredibles sequel and his answer is: talked to Bird, who said that he hasn’t really been pursuing a story for The Incredibles 2, but is gathering ideas and is open to the possibility:

I think the reason it hasn’t [happened] yet is because the studio would like me to do it, if there were another Incredibles. And I’ve told them that I’m not really friendly to have someone else take away my child. I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don’t have a whole movie yet, and the last thing I want to do is do it just because it would open big, or something like that.

I want to do it because I have something that will be as good or better than the original. Toy Story 2 was, to me, a perfect sequel, because it absolutely respected the first film but found new places to go without selling out its characters. So if I could come up with an idea that is to Incredibles that Toy Story 2 is to Toy Story, I would do it in a second. []

I’ve always said that about Toy Story; it’s the best trilogy because each sequel is equal to or better than the original.  That’s the only way they should do it and I hope Brad Bird returns when he’s good and ready to commit to a great story.

‘Finding Nemo’ Blu-Ray Teaser Trailer

Friday, October 7th, 2011


It was only a matter of time right?  Finding Nemo is coming to Blu-ray and Disney has released an official teaser trailer for the high-definition home release for the Oscar-winner.  There is no release date yet, and this trailer might be very premature as Disney is theatrically re-releasing several of their classic films in 3D, and Nemo is scheduled for September 14, 2012 so the Blu-ray should be out after.  Check out the trailer below:


Disney Has More 3D Re-Releases Coming

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011


The Lion King 3D has surprised a lot of people (myself included) with the success it has been getting at the box office (over $80M domestic).  So Disney noticed too and has announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D:

  • Beauty and the Beast – January 13, 2012
  • Finding Nemo – September 14, 2012
  • Monsters, Inc. – January 18, 2013 (the prequel Monsters University opens in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013)
  • The Little Mermaid – September 13, 2013

These are all good movies, classics really – and yes it would be nice to see them on the big screen again, but with 3D involved I can’t quite say I approve fully.  Blu-ray releases in the mean time will be just fine for me.

  • Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.  Box Office = $380.4 million worldwide.
  • Finding Nemo won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Box Office = $867.6 million worldwide.
  • Monsters, Inc. made history with 11 million DVD/VHS copies being sold during its first week of release. It won an Academy Award for Best Song. Box Office = $526.9 million worldwide.
  • The Little Mermaid won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score, Best Song). Box Office =$228.9 million worldwide.

New Synopsis For Pixar’s ‘Brave’

Thursday, August 25th, 2011


A new synopsis for Pixar’s Brave has arrived, it’s slightly different from the one posted before but adds a few things of interest.  The film is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands and revolves around a young princess voiced by Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), it also stars Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters.  Brave opens in 3D on June 22, 2012.

Read the synopsis and see the trailer we posted in June below:


Today’s Links: New Toy Story Short, Dark Knight Leaves Pittsburgh, Wachowskis Start Next and More

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt are brothers in new comedy. [deadline]
  • New Toy Story Toon “Small Fry” Plot Details. [pixartimes]
  • Oblivion’ Writer Tackling ‘Viking’ movie. [thr]
  • The Dark Knight Rises wraps in Pittsburgh, Christopher Nolan says “thank you”. [batmannews]
  • Wachowskis Cloud Atlas Finally Taking Off In September. [mtv]
  • Great new Poster For James McTeigue’s The Raven Starring John Cusack. [comicbookmovie]
  • Pixar is making a dinosaur movie,it’s going to be awesome.. [latimes]


Reel: The Films of Pixar Animation Studios

Monday, August 1st, 2011

pixarKees van Dijkhuizen is back with another entry into his [the films of] series which usually focuses on one inspiring filmmaker every month, visualising their variety and progression through the years. Today we have [the films of] Pixar Animation Studios, not just one artist this time around.  For why Kees van Dijkhuizen made this video and to watch his others (Sofia Coppola, Danny Boyle, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Baz Luhrmann) check out his tumblr site here

Over the years Pixar Animation Studios has brought us some of the most beautiful, exciting, hilarious and touching films ever. Not just a company, Pixar is a promise: the hopping lamp you’ll see in front of each feature film is a guarantee for a good time. Pioneering in and continuously revolutionizing both the animation and film industry, Pixar deserves an episode more than any other studio. The seventh [the films of] focusses on their 12 feature films, highlighting the moments that made Pixar what it is today.

Watch [the films of] Michel Gondry below:

Reel: A Day in the Life of John Lasseter

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011


This 25-minute documentary takes us through A Day in the Life of John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer and director at Disney and Pixar.The documentary was shot on March 23rd 2011, right when Cars 2 was wrapping up production, so he doesn’t get to talk about Pixar’s first rotten movie.  Hawaiian shirts are running wild in this guys house, and trains too.

Check out the video below.


Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s “Brave”, And I’m Not Talking About Cars 3

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Here is the first look at Disney/Pixar’s next feature film, Brave.  The animation is slick and it’s nice to see my home country of Scotland getting an animation makeover at the hands of Pixar; should be beautiful.  Check it out below along with the synopsis and share your thoughts.  The movie features the voices of Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men, Boardwalk Empire) Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.  Brave arrives in theaters June 22nd, 2012.


The CoF Weekend Preview: Cars 2 Is Pixar’s First ‘Rotten’ Movie, So Who’s Hot For Teacher?

Friday, June 24th, 2011


Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview where we take a look at what’s going on this weekend in entertainment. Check back Sunday night for the Box Office Report and return Monday for The City Strip. Don’t forget to check out the CoF Summer Movie Guide 2011 for what else is coming soon to theaters. And Here We…Go!


I’ve mentioned it before but it’s worth mentioning again, I don’t like these movies.  Cars was just not fun nor did it need a sequel.  The folks at Pixar on the other hand love this stuff and will make it anyways, good for them I suppose, but the track record ends today.  Cars is running at 34% approval, Pixar’s first ever “rotten” score.  Someone’s in trouble.


What’s not to like?  Justin Timberlake of course, but Jason Segal and a camera friendly Cameron Diaz are nothing to complain about.  For those of you who have seen Bad Santa, School for Scoundrels and Mr. Woodcock you can probably just go ahead and skip it.


Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop – IMD – RT (74%) – Limited release, here’s the trailer.

True Blood (HBO, Sunday) — Season premiere!  I didn’t watch Season 3, I have some catching up to do.

Today’s Links: The Top 25 Animated Films of all Time, Tarantino’s Next and More

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Quentin Tarantino has cast Jamie Foxx to star in Django Unchained. [variety]
  • Time Magazing has list the Top 25 Animated Films of all Time. [TIME]
  • Gently Down the Stream, a wedding comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton, has a new title and Robin Williams. [showbiz411]
  • Pixar’s Brave has 4 characters from the film, see them here. [/Film]
  • River Road Entertainment is developing a feature film based on the life of Brian Wilson the leader of The Beach Boys. [coming soon]
  • Spy Kids 4 gets Smell-O-Vision, seriously. [USAtoday]

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