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3:00 PM on 11.18.2014

UPDATE: First character clip and posters for Inside Out

UPDATE: The posters for Joy, Anger, Disgust, and Fear have been added to the gallery. I don't know whose idea it was to cast Lewis Black as Anger, but give them a medal. Original story below!  Pixar's Inside Out is...

Matthew Razak


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Toy Story 4 is confirmed, gets 2017 release date photo
Toy Story 4 is confirmed, gets 2017 release date
by Nick Valdez

With the Toy Story series remaining a big marketing juggernaut long after the trilogy officially ended in 2010, it was almost inevitable that we'd get another film (especially seeing as how we're getting more and more TV specials featuring Bonnie's toy gang). And before you cry out that it's some sort of cash in, I think they're finally doing this because they've got a good idea. 

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Toy Story 4 will release June 16. 2017 with John Lasseter returning to direct, and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack co-writing the script. Also, most are expecting Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to return, but that has yet to be confirmed. Here's what Lasseter (with big wigs Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Lee Unkrich all contributing to the story) had to say about the sequel: 

We love these characters so much; they are like family to us...We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before. Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie. But when Andrew, Pete, Lee, and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie—and I wanted to direct it myself.

Matt and I talked about this in length when news of Toy Story 4 first leaked, and I still believe there are more good Toy Stories as long as someone is willing to make them. Sure Toy Story 3 had a definitive end, but I'd rather think of that as an end to that particular arc. There's always room for more playtime. 

[via D23

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First teaser trailer for Pixar's Inside Out  photo
First teaser trailer for Pixar's Inside Out
by Jonathan Wray

In a rather unexpected move, Pixar released their first teaser for the upcoming film Inside Out, scheduled to tug on our heartstrings next summer.

The teaser trailer mentally prepares you for what you're about to see by quickly spanning through the emotions you felt while watching previous Pixar movies, such as Up (I'm still crying), Cars, Wall-E, Monsters, Inc., Brave, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and even Ratatouille. The trailer then poses the question: Have you ever wondered where those emotions live?

That's the premise for Inside Out, a film that deals with Riley and all of her emotions - Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), and Joy (Amy Poehler). It's Joy's job to keep the other four emotions in check. In true Pixar fashion, something's bound to go wrong, but it all wraps up with a happy ending, then we praise it for the next five to seven years.

In all seriousness, there's nothing that I look forward to more than an upcoming Pixar film, and this one's no exception. The emotions are extremely colorful, and given that the film will have a 3D release, Pixar is sure to once again set the visual standard for animated films and 3D effects. With Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) directing, my hype level is pretty high.

Inside Out opens nationwide June 19th, 2015.

[via Collider]

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5:00 PM on 09.11.2014

The Wire's Idris Elba and Dominic West reunite, courtesy of...Finding Dory?

Everybody loves crime drama The Wire. Everybody also loves Pixar. Clearly somebody caught onto this, as The Wire vets Idris Elba and Dominic West have joined the voice cast of Finding Dory! Talking to ShortList, Dominic ...

Sean Walsh

1:00 PM on 08.18.2014

What Up would be like if Michael Bay directed it

At first glance I thought they totally missed the mark on this little edit of an Up trailer as it really feels like a Nolan film with all the drama and the WUuuuUUHHhUUHH music. Then the explosions start. Now that's some Michael Bay action.

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 05.26.2014

First 'Inside Out' plot details revealed

It's been over four years since Inside Out -- the next project from Pixar -- was revealed. Now we finally have some plot details, and they...sound like somebody at Pixar has been digging around in DreamWorks' garbage. From th...

Mike Cosimano



Disney planning Cars 3, The Incredibles 2 photo
Disney planning Cars 3, The Incredibles 2
by Nick Valdez

Although I'm normally not a fan of sequels, I am a fan of Disney/Pixar sequels. You can argue back and forth over whether or not some of their films deserve sequels, but I'm glad they're coming. I'm one of the few people who loves the idea of Finding Dory, wants Toy Story 4 to happen, but all the while whined about not getting more of The Incredibles (It is one of the few 100s here on Flixist, after all). Not anymore. 

During the Disney shareholders meeting earlier today, Bob Iger announced Disney's plans for a third Cars film, and more importantly, a sequel to The Incredibles (written by Brad Bird, no less!). Both of these decisions make stupid amount of sense. Cars is a toy dynamo (with its Planes spin-off making money of its own), but Incredibles is definitely a surprise. 

But now that Disney is prepping a 3D re-release of Ratatouiile and The Incredibles, and The Incredibles figures are selling like hotcakes in that Disney Infinity game, it seems like the right time for an incredible revival. 

[via Variety]

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10:30 PM on 02.17.2014

Movie Monday for February 17, 2014

Welcome to an extremely late version of Movie Monday, but it was Presidents day so I knew you would have a super hangover. Be sure to check the links below.

Michael Jordan

7:00 PM on 01.07.2014

Pixar short Party Central playing before Muppets

We've got a long wait for new Pixar movies since they've delayed The Good Dinosaur to 2015 (thankfully Disney is picking up the slack), but that doesn't mean we'll be completely devoid of the ol' Pixar magic in 2014. In the g...

Matthew Razak

3:16 PM on 09.18.2013

2014 just got sadder: No Pixar films to be released

Well, it was a good run folks. Pixar was kicking out high quality animated movies on a yearly basis since 2006, but the fun has to come to a stop. We just can't have this many wonderfully human, touching and creative movies c...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 08.27.2013

Bob Peterson off Good Dinosaur, Pixar seeks replacement

Pixar's The Good Dinosaur is still slated to come out on May 30, 2014, but hitting that target may be a bit difficult. According to Blue Sky Disney, co-director Bob Peterson was taken off the film and the studio is now trying...

Hubert Vigilla





6:00 PM on 08.09.2013

There's already a Planes sequel in the works

Big news out of Disney's D23 Expo not long ago: Planes, The MouseHaus-produced pseudo-sequel to Disney/Pixar's Cars franchise that is only just now making its way into theaters, has already had a theatrical fol...

Jim Schweitzer

8:00 AM on 07.04.2013

Flixistentialism 21 - Turtle Goofy

On this patriotic episode of Flixistentialism... Dre starts a gang, Liz gets shot for being in a gang, Nicholas discusses his deep rooted hatred for Planes and his affinity for The Little Mermaid. We also discuss a bit of Man of Steel, Pixar vs. Laika and answer some questions. Also, this might be the most explicative explicit podcast ever because 'MURICA THATS WHY.

Andres Bolivar

3:00 PM on 06.14.2013

See Monsters University early and free

All right time to get the kids, pack them up and bring them to grandma's because you're going to watch some Monsters University. Kid's movie? No frickin' way. You know you're going to enjoy it more, and anyway our passes are ...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 05.22.2013

Trailer: Monsters University

You don't really put Disney, Pixar and dance music together too often, especially when discussing an animated film, but this new trailer for Monsters University is also debuting some new music from Swedish House Mafia.....

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 05.16.2013

Body Snatchers: Threadless' Monsters Inc. t-shirts

The awesome t-shirt and apparel distribution company Threadless recently held a contest for designers and artists to come up with some awesome t-shirt designs based around Pixar's Monsters Inc. With the movie's prequel, Monst...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 05.14.2013

Pixar to make "Toy Story of Terror," a TV Special

Pixar has revealed that they will be debuting another Toy Story Toon short, in the tradition of Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry and Partysaurus Rex. This time, Toy Story of Terror will be broadcasted on ABC television on Hallowe...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 05.09.2013

Monsters University wishes you a Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching (this is your official Flixist reminder by the way) in the U.S. it's this Sunday, May 12th. Did you forget? Because Pixar certainly hasn't. To continue their tradition from last year when the...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 05.08.2013

Disney nearly trademarked a Mexican holiday

For the two of you who aren't aware, I'm a 6'3 Spanish-Mexican-American Indian. I've been waiting forever for a Disney film to explore any part of that culture. I would've preferred a Spanish Disney Princess that isn't Sophia...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 04.30.2013

Brave's Merida to be crowned a Disney Princess

Bet you didn't know that there was a whole coronation process to become a Disney Princess, but there is and on May 1 Merida will be crowned one. Joining (deep breathe) Snow White, Mulan, Aurora, Belle, Tiana, A...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 04.26.2013

Trailer: Monsters University

While you wait for the review of Disney's other huge property releasing internationally today, maybe the final trailer for Monsters University will tide you over? Nathan Fillion (and others) were announced as part of the voi...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 04.16.2013

Nathan Fillion, others join Monsters University cast

Pixar's Monsters University, the anticipated prequel to their classic Monsters, Inc. already had a solid cast of voice actors, from the returning John Goodman and Billy Crystal - both reprising their roles as Sulley and Mike ...

Liz Rugg