Next batch of Pixar films after the Monsters Inc. prequel

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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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:11 (8 months ago) Permalink

THE UNTITLED PIXAR MOVIE THAT TAKES YOU INSIDE THE MIND

how's life, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:18 (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months ago) Permalink

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

da croupier, Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:20 (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (1 month 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink

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

kinder, Sunday, 21 June 2015 12:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

There are no bears in San Francisco.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 21 June 2015 12:40 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink

doyy

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, 21 June 2015 13:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

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

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, 21 June 2015 13:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

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

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:10 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink

LOVED this

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:59 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink

Get ready for the tears

Nhex, Sunday, 21 June 2015 16:32 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink

big hero 6 was okay, just a bit over calculated

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 21 June 2015 17:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

AiSF otm about the lava song

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Sunday, 21 June 2015 18:14 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink

this was so good

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Monday, 22 June 2015 02:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

Amazing movie. Pop Culture Happy Hour folks pointed out that it's a movie with no villain, which is unique, especially for a movie for kids. I cried through much of it - probably the most draining movie I've ever seen (but i only recently became a total softie).

OTOH, Lava was lame. Usually they showcase some new animation trick with their shorts, but I didn't see anything like that. And the song and "story" were completely flimsy.

schwantz, Monday, 22 June 2015 03:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

And the kids loved it too! I think the name/marketing campaign really blew it for this movie.

schwantz, Monday, 22 June 2015 03:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah the marketing on this has been terrible but imo it's the strongest complete Pixar offering since ratatouille. The gender stereotype stuff falls with a wet splat and there's some meandering in the second act but tremendous performances and the emotional beats are all direct hits. Not a dry eye in the house by the end and it's well earned.

resulting post (rogermexico.), Monday, 22 June 2015 03:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

Pop Culture Happy Hour folks pointed out that it's a movie with no villain, which is unique, especially for a movie for kids.
unless you count the inevitable disappointment of life, which is another truthful accuracy this movie should be applauded for

Nhex, Monday, 22 June 2015 04:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

Totoro

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Monday, 22 June 2015 04:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

Kiki's Delivery Service too - even Ghibli films with an antagonist don't tend to have a villain.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 22 June 2015 11:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm really glad that Inside Out had no villain, since it's something you don't usually see in a lot of childrens films. Alot of Pixar movies tend to do the thing where a character befriends the leads, and then turns out to have sinister motives and betray them, and I respect Pixar for not returning to that well.

MarkoP, Monday, 22 June 2015 17:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

i saw lava last year and yeah, way insipid. nothing wrong with kt kahele (tho "ukulele sucks because indie rock" is one of my favorite ilm looks) but i never wanna see another love-powered resurrection. it's like being dramatically punkd.

difficult listening hour, Monday, 22 June 2015 17:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

maria and cyrus went to inside out the other night and i totally didn't go because of the trailer! bad trailer! oh well. i could still go i guess. rufus hasn't seen it...

scott seward, Monday, 22 June 2015 18:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

you would get a kick out of it i think, scott, it's super satisfying as just a really long, funny index of thought patterns

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Monday, 22 June 2015 20:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

i didnt like this bcuz they kept putting the protagonists in one desperate situation after another and they got stupider and more desperate and then the way they finally got out of the final one was such a dumb deus ex machina and it was really frustrating and stupid like the toy story 3 furnace scene 10x in a fucking row and lava was fucking stupid too.

Cory Sklar, Monday, 29 June 2015 21:28 (Yesterday) Permalink

yeah but the abstraction chambere

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 June 2015 21:29 (Yesterday) Permalink

disgust is so stupid why does that get to be an emotion and not like... ANY OTHER EMOTION PEOPLE FEEL. it was just a way to shoehorn in mindy k so dumb.

Cory Sklar, Monday, 29 June 2015 21:29 (Yesterday) Permalink

Pixar could've added Gay and cast Adam Lambert.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 June 2015 21:31 (Yesterday) Permalink

well it is interesting to note that when they went into the parents heads the emotions were all the same gender as the mom and dad but riley's were BOTH GENDERS omg pixar blowin my mind rn

Cory Sklar, Monday, 29 June 2015 21:33 (Yesterday) Permalink

I like the part where Bing Bong killed himself.

Falconetti Pot (Leee), Monday, 29 June 2015 21:37 (Yesterday) Permalink

fuck richard kind

Cory Sklar, Monday, 29 June 2015 21:41 (Yesterday) Permalink

have to admit I wept like a baby at the end of this, my wife is still teasing me about it, but the wish to leave my son with more happy than sad memories is a very strong and fraught feeling for me.

too young for seapunk (Moodles), Monday, 29 June 2015 21:46 (Yesterday) Permalink

i also realize this movie is for babies so its ok that i didnt like it but im so sick of this ITS FOR ADULTS TOO hype bullshit when it is clearly NOT

Cory Sklar, Monday, 29 June 2015 21:48 (Yesterday) Permalink

I probably wouldn't choose to watch this independent of children, but there is definitely a poignancy that I can relate to as a parent of a child the same age as Riley.

too young for seapunk (Moodles), Monday, 29 June 2015 21:53 (Yesterday) Permalink

Are you quoting a 16 year old or is that your actual opinion

da croupier, Monday, 29 June 2015 21:54 (Yesterday) Permalink

Lol xpost

da croupier, Monday, 29 June 2015 21:54 (Yesterday) Permalink

16 year old me wasn't into richard kind either

Cory Sklar, Monday, 29 June 2015 21:55 (Yesterday) Permalink

i was... underwhelmed by this. even some of the best pixar movies have climaxes that feel, if not perfunctory exactly, then kind of rote. "inside/out" felt a lot like that for much of its length. the inventiveness of the premise did not extend to the mechanics of the action. it also had that problem where it kept making up new rules for the world of the film, to the point where it began to feel quite arbitrary.

that said, there were lots of little clever bits, such that i rarely didn't have a smile on my face. i liked some of the character designs a lot, even if they weren't that original. ("disgust" was the weak link in all respects.)

wizzz! (amateurist), Monday, 29 June 2015 22:49 (Yesterday) Permalink

also: poor, poor bing bong :(

wizzz! (amateurist), Monday, 29 June 2015 22:50 (Yesterday) Permalink

of course, that whole changing-the-rules-every-five-minutes goes double for some ghibli movies. and it gets a little irritating in ponyo and, to a lesser extent, howl's moving castle. but in general the ghibli films are so fucking inventive and weird that i don't mind. (on a side note i rewatched kiki's delivery service last week and i think that might be the stealth best ghibli movie?)

wizzz! (amateurist), Monday, 29 June 2015 22:51 (Yesterday) Permalink

i put totoro / kiki / porco rosso / laputa on the same pedestal

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 June 2015 22:59 (Yesterday) Permalink

what about nausicaa??!

wizzz! (amateurist), Monday, 29 June 2015 23:00 (Yesterday) Permalink

Manga version blows Nausicaa away.

Falconetti Pot (Leee), Monday, 29 June 2015 23:35 (Yesterday) Permalink

otm, after reading the books the movie became nigh unwatchable for me, except muted as just something cool to see in the background.

a mallomar full of chamillionaires (Doctor Casino), Monday, 29 June 2015 23:36 (Yesterday) Permalink

leee otm

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:06 (14 hours ago) Permalink

basically all of the "lone girl versus / as-a-manifestation-of the unknown or semi-supernatural" films (nausicaa, howl, spirited away, ponyo, mononoke) are good and occasionally great but not upper tier

actually, add "the wind rises" to the top five up there; i'd be hard pressed to rank them beyond that though

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:10 (14 hours ago) Permalink

otm, after reading the books the movie became nigh unwatchable for me, except muted as just something cool to see in the background.

― a mallomar full of chamillionaires (Doctor Casino), Monday, June 29, 2015 6:36 PM (50 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

challops!

wizzz! (amateurist), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:28 (13 hours ago) Permalink

(you're welcome btw)

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:43 (13 hours ago) Permalink

I'd been looking forward to seeing this one with my kids. Finally did tonight, and ... pretty disappointed. Reminded me a bit of one of those EPCOT pseudo-educational film before-the-ride movies, but stretched out to feature length. Not boring, just sort of functional. At the same time, it didn't seem quite fleshed out well enough to support its running time - a lot of the movie was just this not terribly thrilling "we need to get the x to the y!" race - though I did love the central conceit of sadness and joy being equally vital components of growing up. And I'd much rather something minor like this than a "Monsters U," no question. But at times I flashed back to "Monsters Inc.", and how wonderfully that movie handled somewhat similar subject matter, yet in a much more creative manner than what this one attempts literally.

Other random thoughts:

1) Design-wise, I actually thought it was pretty uninspiring for Pixar. The main characters were a bit like boring Muppets, and all the little sub-Minion tic tac characters were sort of missed opportunities.

2) I try to see most Pixar movies in 2D, but this felt like the first Pixar movie that really seemed like it was trying to be 3D. Like, lots of things flying at the screen, playing with perspective or otherwise seemingly designed to make the most of 3D. Sort of distracting.

3) I cry at virtually every movie I see with my kids. I love the experience. I probably even cried, most recently, at "Jurassic World," since I love watching them watch movies so much. But weirdly I did not cry at this one.

4) Was surprised at how not funny it was. In fact, early on they use the old "Be positive!" "OK ... I'm positive this is a bad idea" groaner. And then they do it again! And I can't believe they threw in a lame "Forget it, Jake ... " "Chinatown" gag.

5) How long was Riley at the new house? A few days? And jeez, wouldn't that house go for, like, $10 billion dollars in San Fran? Or is that the bad part of town?

6) Bing Bong also seemed like a missed opportunity. And as my older daughter pointed out, shouldn't he have made a fleeting appearance in the opening montage of formative memories?

7) Joy was pretty condescending, wasn't she? She was basically Leslie Knope.

7) The nightmare music was the music from Disney's "Haunted Mansion" ride!

8) I would watch an entire movie about the inner lives of cats.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 June 2015 02:10 (12 hours ago) Permalink

on a side note i rewatched kiki's delivery service last week and i think that might be the stealth best ghibli movie?)

we just went thru a Miyazaki festival and, yeah, I agree.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 02:17 (12 hours ago) Permalink

"Kiki's" is great, one of my older daughter's faves. Also, some great Phil Hartman in the English version.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 June 2015 02:25 (12 hours ago) Permalink

the moment where hartman comes back and says "I'm here too Kiki!" is the moment i determined never to watch a dubbed miyazaki again.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 03:33 (10 hours ago) Permalink

kiki is (of course) a very early miyazaki dub, none of the others are that obnoxious

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 03:51 (10 hours ago) Permalink

(assuming that the fox totoro is out of print and wiped from memory)

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 03:51 (10 hours ago) Permalink

Spirited Away > Kiki > Howls > Ponyo > Mononoke > The Wind Rises > Totoro

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 04:24 (10 hours ago) Permalink

i like the fox totoro! the vhs one right?

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 04:33 (9 hours ago) Permalink

kiki is (of course) a very early miyazaki dub, none of the others are that obnoxious

― insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Monday, June 29, 2015 10:51 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i thought that there were two dubs, one for the first theatrical release, and it was re-done for the DVD/Blu-Ray. maybe i'm mixing it up with a few other films. (yes, i /know/ there was an original, botched american release of nausicaa as "warriors of the wind." i'm talking about disney re-doing a few english dubs.)

wizzz! (amateurist), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 05:21 (9 hours ago) Permalink

More than most need to know:

http://animeenglishdubreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/dub-review-kikis-delivery-service.html

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:03 (2 hours ago) Permalink

I saw the Japanese version of Kiki last week at a screening – marvelous.

Spirited Away > Kiki > Howls > Ponyo > Mononoke > The Wind Rises > Totoro

― Norse Jung (Eric H.)

otm

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:06 (2 hours ago) Permalink

Totoro deserves more love

too young for seapunk (Moodles), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:24 (1 hour ago) Permalink


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