Next batch of Pixar films after the Monsters Inc. prequel

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I'm a gonna be first in line for the Dia de los Muertos movie.

"Fourvel - it's like Fievel, but one less." (R Baez), Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

hate loveable dinosaurs

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?

already been done, sorry pixar

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

America needs the wisdom of Herman's Head now more than ever

los blue jeans, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Guillermo Del Toro is also working on a Dia de los Murtos animation

Number None, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

/Muertos

Number None, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've always wanted more inventive animation from inside our bodies after this

abcfsk, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

gonna be a sad day when they give that second one an actual name

balls, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

I can only hope the Dia De Los Muertos movie is inspired by Grim Fandango

Nhex, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

but Grim Fandango is perfect as is

Number None, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

John Lasseter has said that the story “takes place inside of a girl’s mind and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.”

actually sounds like cranium command from epcot tbh

JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Apparently Henry Selick is working on a Pixar project as well?

Simon H., Sunday, 29 April 2012 20:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm all about that, whatever it turns out to be.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's for Disney, technically

Number None, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Monsters University was thoroughly enjoyable, as good as the first one.

In bad news, I had to sit through another preview of Planes, Disney's Cars spin off. Horrible. but the Disney cartoon before hand (the Blue Umbrella) was sweet.

akm, Monday, 1 July 2013 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

monsters university was the first movie i took my daughter to, she really liked it and sat through it all and only got antsy at the very end.

hello :) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

THE UNTITLED PIXAR MOVIE THAT TAKES YOU INSIDE THE MIND

how's life, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't think I have time for this tbh. Really hope they manage to pull the dinosaur movie back together.

how's life, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Damn, if it was a little boy we could call it HERMAN RISING.

da croupier, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

are they still doing a day of the dead movie now that Book of Life got a jump on them?

akm, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Barely gave that a skim, because I want to be surprised, but weird that they let that review out so early. Or not, given that Pixar has been so shaky lately.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 May 2015 14:32 (8 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I don't think I have time for this tbh. Really hope they manage to pull the dinosaur movie back together.

― how's life, Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:19 PM (8 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Eating my words. This was great. Cried a bunch, and I was not alone in that. Loads of laughs too. Very engaging; the first movie that my youngest kid has sat through without a bathroom break.

I still agree with myself that the idea looks dumb. My family had to pretty much drag me in there. The opening short "Lava" was stultifying.

how's life, Sunday, 21 June 2015 00:35 (7 months ago) Permalink

The preview just looks SO bad and explicitly sexist. Can you convince me a little?

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 21 June 2015 05:32 (7 months ago) Permalink

The preview bit with the mother and father (that also really turned me off) is not indicative of 95% of the film. I really liked it. Though I wouldn't put it up there with their absolute best material, I still cried like a goddamn baby at a certain point, so I have to say it's very good.

Nhex, Sunday, 21 June 2015 05:37 (7 months ago) Permalink

I went back and re-watched all of the trailers right now and they still don't make it look like something I'd want to go see, even though I've seen it and loved it. The movie has a pretty complicated world and the trailers spend more time trying to explain and make sense of it than making it look appealing.

how's life, Sunday, 21 June 2015 09:59 (7 months ago) Permalink

this is going to be our first cinema trip since having the baby

kinder, Sunday, 21 June 2015 12:38 (7 months ago) Permalink

There are no bears in San Francisco.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 21 June 2015 12:40 (7 months ago) Permalink

NYTimes stinger:

“Inside Out” is rated PG (Parental guidance suggested). Young children may be mildly alarmed in places, especially at the sight of their parents weeping through the last 20 minutes.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 21 June 2015 13:06 (7 months ago) Permalink

doyy

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, 21 June 2015 13:50 (7 months ago) Permalink

there's no ilx presence at all for big hero 6, how odd

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, 21 June 2015 13:50 (7 months ago) Permalink

I thought it was pretty underwhelming, though it looked great.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:10 (7 months ago) Permalink

The short film before the main feature was treacle worthy of enhanced interrogation technique; it looked great though. As for IO, it was rare for a movie -- any movie -- to suggest that happiness and sadness are essential components for a full life.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:32 (7 months ago) Permalink

Man, some friends on Facebook yesterday were saying Lava was alright, but then others shared opinions more in line with this thread. It was then that I realized the people who liked it were those with kids who have to watch Dora the Explorer every day.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:35 (7 months ago) Permalink

It's the sub-Stephen Merritt ukelele strummer that wrecks the thing. Like I said, conceptually and visually it's a coup.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:36 (7 months ago) Permalink

NYTimes stinger: _“Inside Out” is rated PG (Parental guidance suggested). Young children may be mildly alarmed in places, especially at the sight of their parents weeping through the last 20 minutes._

--Josh in Chicago

Completely accurate.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:53 (7 months ago) Permalink

Only redeeming quality for me was that the islands were ostensibly Hawaiians and were portrayed by Hawaiian voice actors. I'd bet that Kuana Torres Kahele did his own strumming, sub-Stephen Merritt or no.

Interesting that Disney's used Hawaii as a setting before and is apparently doing Hawaii again in the very near future.

how's life, Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:58 (7 months ago) Permalink

LOVED this

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:59 (7 months ago) Permalink

Movie was great (my son I think liked it a touch less than his parent's did).

LAVA song totally infectious schmaltz.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Sunday, 21 June 2015 15:58 (7 months ago) Permalink

So excited to see this with my girls when the older one comes back from camp.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 21 June 2015 16:04 (7 months ago) Permalink

Get ready for the tears

Nhex, Sunday, 21 June 2015 16:32 (7 months ago) Permalink

there's no ilx presence at all for big hero 6, how odd
we talked about it a bunch on another Disney thread, can't remember which one though

Nhex, Sunday, 21 June 2015 16:33 (7 months ago) Permalink

big hero 6 was okay, just a bit over calculated

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 21 June 2015 17:34 (7 months ago) Permalink

AiSF otm about the lava song

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Sunday, 21 June 2015 18:14 (7 months ago) Permalink

BIG HERO 6 was a big hit with my kid and while it's imminently watchable for adults, I do agree that it's extremely lightweight. Pixar is so far ahead of what anyone else is doing (while okay except for the Fantastic Mr Fox) it's almost unfair to compare.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Sunday, 21 June 2015 23:18 (7 months ago) Permalink

i will likely now see this movie due solely to this thread so score one for you
preview is just so so bad

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 21 June 2015 23:34 (7 months ago) Permalink

there's no ilx presence at all for big hero 6, how odd

― ♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, 21 June 2015 13:50 (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I thought it was pretty underwhelming, though it looked great.

― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:10 (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah. also didn't follow through on any of the flagged endings afaicr

gristly adams (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 June 2015 23:41 (7 months ago) Permalink

Lava short reminded me of a Pixar parody concept a friend had -- its exact inverse -- about a lonely man living in his Igloo, until one day he chips enough ice away to see that there's a more competent girl in an Igloo next door. And he wants to join their Igloos.

Cunga, Monday, 22 June 2015 01:13 (7 months ago) Permalink

miyazaki was pretty clear that ponyo was designed for younger viewers than the average ghibli film

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:21 (7 months ago) Permalink

Also of course it's a little gross to judge a Japanese filmmaker's "crossover" on whether it does well in the US.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:25 (7 months ago) Permalink

i thought that was the explicit context here though

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:26 (7 months ago) Permalink

I'm surprised nobody's started a studio ghibli thread - sure seems to be enough people interested in the subject.

da croupier, Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:29 (7 months ago) Permalink

there are like ten ghibli threads, no?

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:29 (7 months ago) Permalink

Oh well then you know where to go when you want to rank and debate their movies

da croupier, Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:31 (7 months ago) Permalink

ebert pushed totoro on fox video early in 1993, that's the generally acknowledged first american crossover
http://www.dramafever.com/news/roger-ebert-is-why-you-like-miyazaki/

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:47 (7 months ago) Permalink

didn't realize ponyo had a following at all; I wasn't thrilled with it, don't remember it getting very good reception either.

akm, Thursday, 2 July 2015 23:27 (7 months ago) Permalink

i loved Ponyo, but also surprised that so many here did see it - it didn't have a huge theatrical showing in the states IIRC

Nhex, Friday, 3 July 2015 00:41 (7 months ago) Permalink

it seemed to get about as broad distribution as any ghibli film has gotten in the US

wizzz! (amateurist), Friday, 3 July 2015 01:12 (7 months ago) Permalink

Favourite Miyazaki film

resulting post (rogermexico.), Friday, 3 July 2015 01:14 (7 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

“Pixar has created a stable of films for children that is founded on narratives of self-actualization—of characters branching out, embracing freedom, hitting personal goals, and living their best lives. But this self-actualization is almost exclusively expressed in terms of labor, resulting in a filmography that consistently conflates individual flourishing with the embrace of unremitting work…. The natural and profitable ideological by-product of this fixation is an abhorrence of collectivism—and therefore organized labor.”

http://www.theawl.com/2015/07/the-pixar-theory-of-labor

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 July 2015 16:14 (6 months ago) Permalink

Yeah but ... at least the robots are doing all the work in WALL-E.

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Friday, 17 July 2015 16:19 (6 months ago) Permalink

ha, that article is nutso!

Nhex, Friday, 17 July 2015 17:00 (6 months ago) Permalink

"Although he causes all this, and at no small cost to his daughter’s mental health, Riley’s dad is not depicted as a villain."

Well because he's not a villain... but he is presented as being pretty tone deaf and self-absorbed.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 17 July 2015 17:02 (6 months ago) Permalink

Ned is totally right at the top of this thread, I liked Inside Out fine but would have LOVED it if they'd released it as "THE UNTITLED PIXAR MOVIE THAT TAKES YOU INSIDE THE MIND."

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 17 July 2015 17:30 (6 months ago) Permalink

Well because he's not a villain

I don't know if he's exactly a villain but I think the movie makes it pretty clear that the sequel to this is Riley grappling with mom and dad's divorce in <3 years, whether or not Pixar actually produces it

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 17 July 2015 17:31 (6 months ago) Permalink

Hard to believe they'd leave that money on the table.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 17 July 2015 17:33 (6 months ago) Permalink

I dunno, plenty of their "prestige" titles don't get sequels, there's no "Further Up" or "Wall-F"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 17 July 2015 18:04 (6 months ago) Permalink

That article isn't crazy, but it isn't very good either.

No, the relationship between father and son in Finding Nemo does not resemble management how-to literature, because in management how-to literature there is no room for the emotional freak-outs that strongly mark close relationships. No management book anywhere tells anybody to drop everything and risk your life to find a lost employee.

No, you shouldn't expect American pop movies to make arguments for socialist collectivism, although that bit at the end of Nemo where all the fishes are urged to swim together in the same direction, overriding their own individual panic motions, just to avoid being captured - that seemed kind of commie to me, fella.

No, the abhorrence of Woody becoming part of a box set in Toy Story 2 is not a rejection of collectivism (LOL) but a rejection of collector-fetishism and the enshrinement of childhood playthings as high-priced collectibles, and at its best from the toy point of view, a rejection of safety in favor of the danger of love. Aw.

No, actually, Whole Foods, like most upscale food places, caught on to the whole "local" thing a while ago, and consumers who care can buy more local products if they want, not that that makes it all wonderful or anything.

What's really weird about this article is that the author avoids the obvious and objectionable Ayn Rand-y type business in certain Pixar movies (especially The Incredibles).

Vic Perry, Friday, 17 July 2015 20:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

Number None, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 17:57 (6 months ago) Permalink

i don't care for the animation style for the characters and have a long held antipathy for the anachronistic mix of humans and dinosaurs but THOSE BACKGROUNDS THO
http://www.comicscube.com/2011/06/comic-book-glossary-masking-effect.html

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 18:11 (6 months ago) Permalink

like as far as i'm concerned that is a movie about beautifully realized gravel

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 18:11 (6 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, the whitewater rapids is the most stunning bit of animation I saw in that trailer. Character design is positively goofy, though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 18:59 (6 months ago) Permalink

We're getting two full-blown Pixar releases in one year? That's kinda nice.
Foliage and rocks look amazing, and I'm fine with the character design.

Nhex, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 05:01 (6 months ago) Permalink

like as far as i'm concerned that is a movie about beautifully realized gravel

I have a friend whose day this comment will make

kinder, Saturday, 25 July 2015 18:29 (6 months ago) Permalink

the music hurts to listen to

The Once-ler, Saturday, 25 July 2015 19:15 (6 months ago) Permalink

let your friend know i'm looking forward to paying money to see A+ tufts of grass and dust physics

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 26 July 2015 00:46 (6 months ago) Permalink

How come nobody brought up Porco Rosso in the Miyazaki debate?

the man who posts like Sam Smith sings (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 26 July 2015 18:34 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Saw Inside\Out tonight. Loved it. Thought the opening short was sweet.

Liked the fact that since the story was in allegory land, they could go nuts with the designs. Appreciated the inclusion of hockey and the fact that family island had a part that deliberately looked like the "Life" board game.

The 3D gimmickry seemed real hammy, and we saw it in 2D.

Purves Grundy (kingfish), Sunday, 25 October 2015 08:11 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

have literally seen zero advertising for the one that's coming out in a couple weeks

qualx, Sunday, 8 November 2015 19:00 (3 months ago) Permalink

they're doing bumps in football occasionally. i dunno, there's a definite muted tone to the pr

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 8 November 2015 22:01 (3 months ago) Permalink

Wha, I had literally no idea the Good Dinosaur was out so soon. I had it figured as a summer 2016 release. Are they trying to bury it?

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 9 November 2015 14:30 (3 months ago) Permalink

More like, they've spent so much time on it, delayed it, changed directors and changed the entire voice cast, that I think they just want to get it out of the way. Barring more delays, and following a fallow period, looks like they've got a movie each summer through 2019, each a sequel, plus one original movie slated for Nov. 2017. There's a Pixar backlog.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 November 2015 15:55 (3 months ago) Permalink

Not sure why but they skipped releasing any movies in 2014, so this might be a result of that

Nhex, Monday, 9 November 2015 16:05 (3 months ago) Permalink

It definitely strikes me as odd when compared to the punishing amount of marketing for Inside Out.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 9 November 2015 16:07 (3 months ago) Permalink

I have seen nonstop ads for this pretty much every day for the past two weeks.

I Am Curious (Dolezal) (DJP), Monday, 9 November 2015 17:42 (3 months ago) Permalink

I have seen billboards advertising this on my occasional forays outside of my room.

:wq (Leee), Monday, 9 November 2015 17:43 (3 months ago) Permalink

There's a big moving one in Times Square, for example.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 9 November 2015 23:00 (3 months ago) Permalink

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Number None, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

The Good Dinosaur is not a good movie. It's a very obvious case of something that was in development entirely too long and at the hands of people who had wildly different ideas about what to do. The end result is a completely cliched and boring storyline ripped from Finding Nemo (and hundreds of other things). The setting and premise is bizarre: why are they farmers? why are they southern? It has three things that made paying to see this worth it: there is a scene with a stegasaurus that seems to be left over from some other, more fun version of the script; he has different animals on his horns and names each one and explains why they are there, and it is a rare moment of real humor; there is a scene with gophers getting blown out of their holes which was cute; and we finally get an actual, full fledged psychedelic trip brought on by dodgy berries, it lasts about 20 seconds but is the most bizarre and interesting things Pixar has done in a long time.

Technically of course they've totally surpassed themselves, water, light, grass, everything (other than the characters) is utterly completely photorealistic, it's beautiful.

The opening cartoon, Sanjay's Superteam, is 1000x better than the movie.

akm, Saturday, 28 November 2015 17:06 (2 months ago) Permalink

the voice acting team was awful across the board.

akm, Saturday, 28 November 2015 17:11 (2 months ago) Permalink

for pixar, this is a crazy low metascore
http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-good-dinosaur

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 28 November 2015 17:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

I asked my kids today if they wanted to see it, and they responded with a firm and resounding "no."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

The opening cartoon, Sanjay's Superteam, is 1000x better than the movie.


I hadn't heard about this short. It does look pretty cool.

However, this is how I first heard about it - from Facebook:

My mom and I (& J___) just walked out of "The Good Dinosaur." It was too scary and kinda gross for J___'s age in our opinion and even if he wasn't there we wouldn't have liked it. Wish we would have seen the chipmunk movie or something instead. AND there was a horrible short film beforehand that we were subjected to...this dad is bowing and praying to Allah, then then there's all these scary gods...some three headed monster looking thing...then ultimately the little boy draws these gods as his superheroes. It was demonic honestly and had it been a Christian short film I bet people would complain...

pplains, Tuesday, 29 December 2015 23:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

Well thank heavens it wasn't Christian, otherwise, I'd have to listen to dimwitted people complain.

pplains, Tuesday, 29 December 2015 23:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

My kid and I really enjoyed the movie. I mean, if you've got a 5-year-old or something and they like dinosaurs, there's really no reason not to go. The opening cartoon (about a hindu, not muslim, father and son) was amazing as well.

there is a scene with a stegasaurus that seems to be left over from some other, more fun version of the script; he has different animals on his horns and names each one and explains why they are there, and it is a rare moment of real humor;

This was a styracosaurus.

how's life, Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

Gotta watch out for any of those religions that worship three-headed deities, I mean....

Oh wait, nevermind.

pplains, Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

Chaw's review couches this as an existentialist western. Fun read, at least.

http://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/2015/12/the-good-dinosaur-the-revenant-the-hateful-eight.html

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 30 December 2015 01:52 (1 month ago) Permalink


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