Category Archives: Pixar

Watch The Full Toy Story 4 Trailer

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar have released the full trailer for Toy Story 4!

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

Keanu Reeves, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele join newcomer Tony Hale in the voice cast alongside returning cast members Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette and Joan Cusack.

Toy Story 4 will be released on June 21.

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Pixar Releases First Short Film, Purl From New SparkShorts Animation Program

Pixar has debuted its first short film under its new animation program SparkShorts, a new initiative at the studio aimed at cultivating independent projects from the company’s own artists and directors.

The first film, Purl, directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan, features an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it?

Disney and Pixar teased that more projects from the SparkShorts program will debut on the company’s forthcoming streaming service, Disney+, later this year.

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Watch The Toy Story 4 Super Bowl Ad

Disney and Pixar have released the Toy Story 4 Super Bowl spot as Woody, Buzz, and Bo-Peep head to the carnival!

Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip.

Woody’s journey in Toy Story 4 also includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their plans are rudely interrupted by Woody and his friends, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with a group of toys who have no idea what it feels like to be tacked to a prize wall.

Keanu Reeves, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele join newcomer Tony Hale in the voice cast alongside returning cast members Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette and Joan Cusack.

Toy Story 4 will open on June 21, 2019.

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Disney Pixar Short Film Bao

In Bao, an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. 

This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada. 

Bad is available on The Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 3 on Digital, Movies Anywhere, and Blu-ray.

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Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Octavia Spencer Join Voice Cast For Pixar’s Upcoming Film Onward

Pixar Animation Studios revealed today four members of its voice cast for its original new feature film “Onward,” including Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Tom Holland (“Spiderman: Homecoming”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”). Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013’s “Monsters University,” “Onward” is slated for theaters on March 6, 2020.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said Scanlon. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”

According to the filmmakers, they’ve assembled a dream voice cast to help bring key characters to life.

“Chris brings equal parts huge heart and fantastic humor to his character,” said Rae.

“Tom has an infectious charm and sincerity that makes you root for him in every character he plays,” said Scanlon.

“There is no one funnier than Julia,” said Scanlon, “but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character.” 

“Octavia can do it all,” said Rae. “We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humor that she brings to her character.”

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Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer: Reaction

Woody’s journey in Toy Story 4 includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their plans are rudely interrupted by Woody and his friends, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with a group of toys who have no idea what it feels like to be tacked to a prize wall.

 

“Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who voice Ducky and Bunny, are two of the most brilliant minds I’ve ever seen,” said director Josh Cooley. “Of course, they are effortlessly funny, which would be enough. But they are incredible actors that understand story. Their improvs weren’t just for comedy sake, they were story motivated which elevated Ducky and Bunny and the film to a level I never could have expected.” 

 

Toy Story 4 will be released on June 21, 2019.

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Watch The Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer

Disney Pixar has released the first official Toy Story 4 teaser trailer.

Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky.

“Like most people, I assumed that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the end of the story,” said director Josh Cooley. “And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.”

But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip.

“The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose,” said Cooley. “A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie made out of a disposable spork, so he’s facing a crisis. He wants to fulfill his purpose as a spork, but now has a new toy purpose thrust upon him.”

Filmmakers called on comedian Tony Hale to provide the voice of Forky.

“It’s a huge thrill to be part of the Toy Story family,” he said. “But it’s going to take a while for it to really sink in.”

Said Cooley, “When we thought up this character, Tony was the first actor that came to mind and I’m thrilled he accepted. Tony’s performance as Forky is a comedy salad of confidence, confusion, and empathy… served by hilarious spork.”

How were filmmakers able to convince Hale to give voice to Forky? “A utensil’s existential crisis?” he asked. “I’m in!”

Joining Tony Hale in the upcoming film are returning cast members Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette and Joan Cusack.

Toy Story 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

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Check Out The Brand-New Trailer For Ralph Breaks the Internet

 

Check out a brand-new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet, introducing new characters, including the fierce and fun crew of racers from online racing game Slaughter Race. 

Ali Wong lends her voice to Felony, Timothy Simons voices Butcher Boy, Glozell Green brings Little Debbie to life and Hamish Blake provides the voice of Pyro. Also new to the roster of characters is Double Dan, the proprietor of the dark web’s apothecary. Voiced by Alfred Molina, Double Dan is massive, slimy and decidedly creepy with a second head called Little Dan tucked into his neck folds. 

Ralph Breaks the Internet opens on November 21, 2018.

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Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 3 Available On Digital, Movies Anywhere, & Blu-ray November 13, 2018

Complete your Pixar Short Films Collection with Volume 3, which features eleven short films, including Oscar winner Piper (Best Short Film, Animated, 2016) and nominees Sanjay’s Super Team (2015) and LOU (2017).

A digital version combining all three volumes will be included with the Blu-ray.

The short films include Bao, LOU, Piper, Lava, Sanjay’s Super Team, Riley’s First Date?, The Radiator Springs 500 1/2, Party Central, The Blue Umbrella, The Legend Of Mor’du, Partysaurus Rex. In addition there will be two mini-movies: Marine Life Interviews and Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool.

Available on Digital, Movies Anywhere, and Blu-ray Nov 13.

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The Art of Incredibles 2 Panel & Book Signing At Gallery Nucleus On June 23, 2018

The highly anticipated Pixar film is finally here! Incredibles 2 hits theaters June 15 and will be bringing back your favorite super hero family for more adventures as Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet — taking care of the problems of his three children!

On Saturday June 23, 2018 (2 PM), make your way to Gallery Nucleus for a special panel presentation & art book signing with artists from Incredibles 2. 

Teddy Newton, Deanna Marsigliese, and Josh Holtsclaw will share stories from behind the scenes of their development work on the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new book The Art of Incredibles 2.

Featured Artists:

Deanna Marsigliese – Character Art Director
Teddy Newton – Creative Consultant & Character Designer on Incredibles
Josh Holtsclaw – Graphic Arts Director

Event Schedule:

2:00 – 3:00 PM Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 PM Q&A
3:30 – 4:00 PM Intermission
4:00 – 5:00 PM Signing

More information and ticket info HERE.

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