We’re getting a lot closer to the premiere of Pixar’s “Inside Out.” It got rave reviews over at the Cannes film festival and starting June 19th, you’ll be able to see inside the head of the little girl Riley for your self. In the meantime… Read More »Pixar’s Inside Out – Clip Fest
Disney took Pixar’s Inside Out to the Cannes Film Festival this year and early reviews are good. No good isn’t enough to describe the audience reaction. They stood and shouted bravo. Variety calls it “the greatest idea the toon studios has ever had.” That’s pretty… Read More »Two new clips from Pixar’s Inside Out
Rocket Raccoon from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is often mentioned as one of the favorite characters from the film. Some even suggested Bradley cooper get a Best Supporting Actor for the role. They also wanted to include the team at visual effects house Framestore… Read More »Rocket Reel: The making of Rocket Raccoon
Meet the cast from Pixar’s Inside Out: Amy Poehler as Joy, Bill Hader as Fear, Mindy Kaling as Disgust, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, and Lewis Black as Anger. Amy Poehler comes from a improvisational comedy background and is known for her work on Saturday Night… Read More »Meet the cast from Pixar’s Inside Out
A new trailer for Inside Out was revealed today and it gives us our best look yet. It seems Joy and Sadness are going to be separated from the rest of Riley’s emotions. Going on a journey that will take us through each part of… Read More »New Inside Out Trailer from Pixar
“Strange Magic” is a new children’s animated musical. The movie is filled with fairies and elves, bright colors and magic along with dozens of familiar songs. Another familiarity is the face that brought you Strange Magic, George Lucas. A face not exactly associated with musicals or fairies, though still the man behind the film.
The lack of association however is justified. Lucas stated that for Strange Magic he was hoping to return to a past film of his, American Graffiti. Despite his intention, Strange Magic is still not a film you would expect Lucas to have created, nor would you want him to attempt again.
Strange Magic relies heavily on the strange and little on the magic. The film itself is gorgeous, with detailed and elaborate animation that gives a surreal life like quality to the environments and the characters. Each location in the film has specific designs that make it uniquely their own within the film and for the genre in general. If only the rest of the film had received the same loving attention.
The film is a musical intended for children, so the expectations for the plot began low, and stayed low throughout the course of the film. There are lovely moments tied to the main plot of the film, such as minor character arcs or morals the film wishes to tell. Overall however, the plot is generic for a children’s movie and would have been decently pleasant.