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I'm happy John Lasseter is leaving Disney

I've always had very conflicting feelings about Disney's former Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. This was even before the frequent sexual harassment claims, which led him to take a six-month sabbatical last year before announ...

 
 
 
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Ranking the best Pixar movies (and Cars 2 I guess...)

I've been a fan of Pixar for most of my life. Whenever Pixar gets around to making a new movie, whether it's an original movie or a sequel, there are a few things you can be certain of. It's going to make a fortune at the box office, i...

 
 
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Review: Incredibles 2

There has been early chatter that Incredibles 2 relies on nostalgia to achieve its ends. Let me be perfectly clear, I understand that (1) we’re in the middle of a nostalgia driven resurgence of a great many properties come back to lif...

 
 
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Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer repairs expectations

It's not even been three months since Ready Player One whelmed at the boxed office and already someone has come along and shown how that should have been done. Love it or hate it, the crux of RPO, outside of nostalgia, was t...

 
 
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Incredible 2 has an incredibles new trailer

People are pretty amped up for Incredibles 2, and its pretty easy to see why. Pixar almost never delivers a bad movie, and they seem pretty immune to sequalitis (the disease that makes most sequels worse than the first film). In fact aside...

 
 
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The first Incredibles 2 trailer is here

We've all had to wait wait a long time for this, but it's finally here. Incredibles 2 has a full trailer full of incredible sequel things. Well, mostly just parenting. Of course that's what made the The Incredibles so g...

 
 
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What genre can't Disney beat DC superhero movies with?

Thanksgiving weekend has long been known for your drunk uncle saying things they probably shouldn't, eating too much turkey, and rousing oneself out of the turkey-induced stupor to see a movie. Usually, this spells good news for big release...

 
 
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Review: Coco

A litany of Disney animated films have explored various cultures. Whether or not they were entirely respectful of those cultures is up for debate, but the one constant up until recently was that neither Disney nor Pixar tackled any aspects ...

 
 
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Check out the first teaser for The Incredibles 2

There isn't much to go on in this teaser, honestly, but it does confirm a few things. Baby Jack Jack has a couple of new powers, and the Incredibles theme still pulls at my heartstrings the way it used too.  The sequel will ...

 
 
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'The Incredibles 2' picks up where the first left off

The Incredibles ended on a high note, with the Parr family jumping into action to defeat The Underminer, and then a cut to black implying that their adventures would continue one day. Today we know that there is indeed a second Incredibles ...

 
 
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Review: Cars 3

Pixar has made a name for itself these past few decades by delivering quality kids films that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age. Yet among those films, the Cars series is rarely included, and for good reason. The storytelling and jokes ...

 
 
 
 
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New Cars 3 trailer looks sort of like Rocky III

That first trailer for Cars 3 was surprisingly somber. It teased tough times ahead for Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson). I sensed a troubling fall from grace, and maybe even a death. Okay, maybe not a death. But it was pretty darn ...

 
 
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This Cars 3 teaser trailer is short and awesome

Cars is overall the worst Pixar series to date, but maybe Pixar is pulling a Toy Story 3 with the third film? This teaser trailer for Cars 3 is short, but it hits quite harder than I'd expect. It's already better than the first two, but I'm...

 
 
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Newest Finding Dory trailer just keeps swimming

I know I'm supposed to look at sequel announcements with some kind of critical eye, but I just can't do that with Pixar. I've been waiting for a Finding Nemo sequel right after the first one ended, so every bit of Finding Dory footage is th...

 
 
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Enjoy the first trailer for Finding Dory

Finding Dory is finally here... in trailer form. Of all the hotly anticipated Pixar films (which is all of them) I'm most hotly anticipating this one. This first trailer gives us a little hint at the story, which finds Dory, Nemo and M...

 
 
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First Finding Dory poster swims in

I think I say this every time a Pixar sequel comes up, but it's worth saying: Toy Story 3 basically gave them carte blanche to do whatever the hell they want. When they knocked a third film out of the park when everyone was basically h...

 
 
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Watch dinosaurs talk in a new trailer for The Good Dinosaur

In true Pixar fashion, the closer we get to the release of one of their new films, the more specific details we start to see in the trailers. While many early trailers for The Good Dinosaur showed off awe-inspiring shots of nature more than...

 
 
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Toy Story 4 plot details are worrisome

After Toy Story 3 landed I promised I would never doubt Pixar again unless it involved automobiles, but they are making it hard. Good Morning America revealed our first plot details for Toy Story 4 and they seem a bit out of left ...

 
 
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New Good Dinosaur trailer almost drowns a good dinosaur

Our first peak at The Good Dinosaur didn't give us much to go on, but it definitely wet our whistle for something that looks drastically different from previous Pixar films. Now, with this new trailer, we know it looks drastically diff...

 
 
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New Pixar Short Brings Us Superpowered Hindu Heroes

One of the best parts of any new Pixar film (or most animated films these days) is the little short films before the feature. Usually these will showcase unsung animators, student works, or something the new guy was tasked to do. Of course,...

 
 
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Review: Inside Out

I'm having a lot of trouble writing this review, and it's not because my computer crashed and deleted the almost finished product at one point. No, I'd already been through a few drafts before that and nothing was working. Usually I get in ...

 
 
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First teaser trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur has had a troubling development for the last few years. Hit with delays, losing a director, and a major reworking, the film we have now no longer resembles the original idea. It's hard to tell how much of the old ideas are...

 
 
 
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Brad Bird to disappoint us all by making The Incredibles 2

"How would you like to make an incredible amount of money?" Brad Bird finally looked up from his desk. He hadn't gone home in two days - editing on Tomorrowland had been gruelling, and he wasn't even sure if the two hours of foota...

 
 
 
 
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New image and logo from Pixar's The Good Dinosaur

For a Pixar film we've heard relatively little about The Good Dinosaur. That may be because it's run into so much trouble in production. It was delayed from a 2014 release to a November, 2015 release, but things seem to be rolling now as we...

 
 
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Full trailer for Disney/Pixar's Inside Out is adorable

I've been digging how Pixar has been marketing their upcoming animated project, Inside Out. This latest trailer, like the last, may not feature any of the story, but it's got enough substance to chew on. I will never know what it's li...

 
 
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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 looking awesom...

 
 
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Toy Story 4 is confirmed, gets 2017 release date

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 ...

 
 
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First teaser trailer for Pixar's Inside Out

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 th...

 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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 the Pixar site: ...

 
 
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Disney planning Cars 3, The Incredibles 2

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 ...

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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 grand tradition ...

 
 




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Mortal Engines"London calling to the faraway towns"

 

Roma"Alfonso Cuaron has made one of the best movies of the decade"

 

Runaways (Season 2)"Teenagers (and parents) with attitude "

 

Mary Poppins Returns"It's a jolly holiday with Mary"

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"The most "comic book" comic book movie ever"

 

Backtrace"Spinning in the mud"

 

Mowgli"Uncanny jungle valley"

 

Anna and the Apocalypse"We've reached uber niche!"

 

The Favourite"Probably not a pun, but it should be--it's my favorite"

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet"The deepest piece of media that also has the floss dance"

 

Creed II"Creed : Creed II :: Rocky : Rocky II"

 

Robin Hood"For the last time, arrows are not bullets"

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald "Doesn't break the mold, just dusts it off for more"

 

Instant Family"I'm not crying! You're crying!"

 

Widows"Viola Davis = fire"

 

They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 
 
 
 
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