Alright, it’s not a Disney film, not even a Miramax film, it’s Warner Brothers (the people that brought you the Harry Potter films), however the remake of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory is much anticipated by Disney fans all over. So, if you want to see the Disney connection just use Tim Burton (Nightmare… Read More »It’s a Small Chocolate Factory, after all.
Disney and Pixar announced today that next year’s fall flick Cars will be moved from its original November 2005 release date to a new date of June 2006. On it’s face the move makes perfect sense. Cars is shaping up to be a fun summer flick, the kind Disney has been know for over all… Read More »Cars will hit showroom later than anticipated
Cheech Marin, whose voice you have heard in Oliver and Company, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, and The Lion King, is voicing one of the cars in next years Pixar release — Cars. Comingsoon.net shares some interesting information about his character and reveals a little of the films plot. (via)
I don’t know what Pixar’s plans are after their Disney deal is finished. Disney is still the best studio for supporting, distributing, and publicizing animated films. Rumors are flying that they will end up with a sweet deal (ala George Lucas) at Fox or Sony or Warner Bros. Jerry at CartoonBrew, consistantly the best animation… Read More »Pixar surprising hits? I think not.
Bolt.com, an online community for teens and twenty somethings, has posted their top ten list of Classic Disney Animated Films. The Lion King rules the roost beating out some of the more recent films including those by Pixar. Here’s the total list: Bolt’s Top 10 Animated Movies 1. The Lion King… Read More »Disney’s Top Animated Features
Luxo blog, The Pixar Animation blog extra-ordinaire, features a new look and a link to this great MTV story on Brad Bird and The Incredibles. "Director Brad Bird is an anomaly in animation, a visionary with a retro sensibility and a stark aversion to the kind of safe, formulaic product that’s dominated the medium in… Read More »Luxo fun!
With Pixar and Disney on the outs, Dreamworks with a few succesful films under it’s belt (not to mention Shrek2 the most successful animated film ever), and talent drain turning into a possible drought, what will happen to Disney’s feature animation division? They risk the chance of being the 4th or 5th ranked animated film… Read More »Whither Disney Animation?
The Incredibles, a review
Theatrical Release: November 5, 2004 / Running Time: 115 Minutes / Rating: PG
Pixar has been batting 1000 with their animated feature films until now. Without being formulaic, the creative minds in Emeryville have managed to hit upon the recipe for fantastic success with each new release. The Incredibles is the least formulaic feature yet and likely to be the most successful.
Not content to stand on their successes of the past, Pixar brought in the team from the new classic animated film, The Iron Giant. Director Brad Bird and his team of storytellers and artists admittedly had little to no experience with computer generated animation, Pixar’s specialty. This meant they had no idea of the limits of the media and were able to push the boundaries of CG animation to new and exciting places.