You’ve got a friend in us. This week, ahead of Toy Story 4, we’re putting up thirty questions about the animation juggernaut, Pixar. From their humble beginnings in the 1980’s to one of the highest grossing studios in the world, Pixar has come a long way.
June 19, 2019
December 23, 2018
It took over 50 years, but this Disney classic finally got a sequel. Is it a Toy Story level sequel that easily stands beside or above the original, is it a direct to video cash grab quality sequel that never should have been made, or is it something in between?
September 18, 2018
It’s been awhile gang, but there’s a couple of big ones to show off.
- Anna and the Apocalypse
- Captain Marvel
- Halloween (2018)
- Mary Poppins Returns
July 27, 2018
Variety has more details, but the short version is that the film rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four, and their related characters now go to Disney (who owns Marvel comics). The price tag? Just $71.3 Billion. No big deal.
Let the wild speculation begin! Doctor Doom as the next “Big Bad?” Magneto? Galactus?
Personally, I’m just holding out for a Firefly/Serenity ride at Disneyland (“Oh God, oh God, We’re All Gonna Die: The Ride”). Fingers crossed.
January 6, 2017
The final box office tallies are in for 2016, and Disney made six of the top ten grossing films of the year. Of course, it helps to have Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel in your inventory. Disney’s performance this past year is the first time a movie studio broke $1 billion in ticket sales.
- Finding Dory ($486 million)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($451 million)
- Captain America: Civil War ($408 million)
- The Secret Life of Pets ($368 million)
- The Jungle Book ($364 million)
- Deadpool ($363 million)
- Zootopia ($341 million)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330 million)
- Suicide Squad ($325 million)
- Doctor Strange ($230 million)
April 7, 2016
Nice timing, Disney. With everyone re-discovering The Force Awakens from the comforts of their own homes, the studio follows up with our first real look at the stand-alone Star Wars story.
February 23, 2016
Not much this round, but a few interesting remakes from Disney.
- Star Wars Episode VIII Announcement
- Batman v Superman – Final Trailer
- The Jungle Book
- Pete’s Dragon
- Divergent Series: Allegiant
January 22, 2016
Disney has announced that Star Wars VIII will be delayed to December 2017, rather than May 2017. It sounds like they want extra time to work on the film, but also it means that the film could be another financial juggernaut with so little competition for sci-fi/action crowd. Personally, I kind of like the idea of Star Wars being a Christmas tradition (Rogue Squadron is due December of this year). It also means Disney won’t be pitting it against its other big money franchise, Marvel (in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2).
James Cameron’s long-gestating Avatar 2 was scheduled for December 2017 but has now been pushed back to an unspecified date. The official word is that they want to get it just right. Frankly, I don’t think a whole lot of people are going to flock to the theaters to see a second Avatar film. The novelty of 3D is waning and it’s not like you hear folks wondering about whatever is going to happen next to the characters. The most logical next step is that the military returns, blasts the planet from orbit and then send in an overwhelming force to clean up what’s left.
June 22, 2015
After taking 2014 off, Pixar returns with two films this year (a first for the company). The first of which is a look inside the head of an eleven-year-old girl, Inside Out.
Their second film of 2015 is The Good Dinosaur and debuts in November.
February 3, 2015
Here in the States, Sunday was a massive advertising extravaganza. I believe there was also a sporting event to go with it.
Here’s a round up of the genre films that were previewed.
- Jurassic World
- Ted 2
- Terminator: Genisys