Pixar has become world renown for their films. Starting with Toy Story, the very first fully computer animated film, and continuing all the way through to the recent release of Cars 2. Audiences and critics alike sing Pixar’s praises for their unfailing dedication to story. They have won countless awards (23 Academy Awards alone) over their 25 year history because of this commitment.
In the wake of the release of Cars 2, Disney has released a 25 minute documentary on the man who started it all, John Lasseter. The short documentary follows him, for one day, on his daily routine which ranges from a tour of his house, complete with a look inside his closet full of Hawaiian shirts, to approving shots from Cars 2 while it was still in production.
It is a fascinating look at the process it takes to make a computer animated feature, and a unique look at the man behind one of Hollywood’s most profitable, and proficient, animation companies. [via /Film]
What’s your favorite Pixar film? Let us know in the comments.
Can I just say, I’m thrilled about this!
Not only do we love Pixar/animation/Disney/the works here at TOC, but I personally have a strange attachment to Scottish and Irish culture.
Needless to say, I think I know what my favorite movie of 2012 will be.
I love the 1960s. I love spy movies. I love Disney. I’m so-so on Pixar’s movie Cars – BUT – I do love these new Cars 2 poster designs that were released in Japan designed by the one and only Eric Tan. It actually makes me feel like this movie isn’t going to be as bad as the trailer perceived it as, because let’s be honest…we all saw the trailer and thought that Pixar’s reign of good movies had come to an end. But maybe not quite yet…who knows. Seeing these designs makes me feel like Hollywood needs to make a good espionage movie with the look and feel of Mad Men because thats the only show that portrays the time period the best.
For the record…I don’t hate Cars…it’s just not Pixar’s best.
[via Disney & More]
See more pint-sized portraits after the jump. (more…)
Creating a good movie poster is an art form. Instilling a lasting image from a single one-sheet isn’t a task that’s easily accomplished…but then you have artists like Eric Tan, who make it look so easy and do such an outstanding job. Located above you see one of his more recent creations, 2 individual posters that make up two halves of the whole, and yet can stand apart just as easily. His other creations range from Pixar movies to the Indiana Jones trilogy.
Check them out after the jump.
Imagine, if you will, that Pixar’s animated film, Up, was a remake. Not only that, but that the film wasn’t animated, it was made in the golden era of live-action Disney films. Now that you have that image in your head, watch the video below.