During tonight's exciting 88th Academy Awards ceremony, Pixar Animation Studios' Inside Out brought home Oscar gold, winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Sporting a prestigious Best Original Screenplay nomination (acknowledging the amazing work done by screenwriters Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie Del Carmen) and a Best Animated Short Film nomination for Sanjay's Super Team (directed by Sanjay Patel), the team of wonderfully creative and talented artists at the studio's Emeryville headquarters should be incredibly proud of the honorable work put into all of last years films! Check out Inside Out Director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera's acceptance speech as well as some of our favorite Inside Out moments from the 88th Annual Academy Awards after the break!
In an exclusive online debut, Pixar announced that the official theatrical trailer for Finding Dory will debut on The Ellen Degeneres Show this coming Wednesday, March 2nd! The trailer is presumably going to also be shown in theaters alongside Disney's Zootopia, opening theatrically next Friday, March 4th. In case that doesn't excite you enough, check out the short marketing spot after the break!
Oh My Disney, a Disney blog that runs entertaining fun articles on anything and everything Disney related, ran a post on 8 Pixarians to Follow on Twitter, announcing the official directors for Pixar's upcoming features, Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2. If you're like me and have thought through which directors seem to make the most sense for the upcoming films, you wouldn't be surprised to know that none other than Monsters University director Dan Scanlon (Cars 3) and The Incredibles and Ratatouille director Brad Bird (The Incredibles 2) have been officially announced as the shepherds of the upcoming sequels. Check out my thoughts on the directors announcement after the break!
"UPDATE: Disney has reached out to let us know that its blog has made an error, and that Scanlon is not directing Cars 3. No director has been announced for the Pixar sequel. Original story follows."- Slashfilm
With the Blu-Ray release of Pixar's November 2015 release of The Good Dinosaur now just days away, coming on February 23rd (pre-order here on Amazon.com), the question of which Pixar easter eggs made it into the film has finally been given some deep interrogation. For those who may be unfamiliar with the phenomenon of Pixar easter eggs, the studio has diligently put artists at work hiding secret "easter eggs" in each of their films. Here are some of the more recognizable examples of easter eggs that are featured in Pixar films: the ball from the original short film Luxo Jr., the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story, and A113, which refers to the the classroom number at CalArts where several Pixar braintrust members such as John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Brad Bird, among others, learned the fundamentals of animation. The Good Dinosaur was a particularly hard film to pick out the easter eggs for, mainly because the landscape showed off an incredibly beautiful yet meticulously crafted exaggerated realism, making hiding Pixar easter eggs such as the Luxo Jr. ball or A113 hard to disguise. However, some very talented Pixar fans from Pixarpedia put in the work to find the hidden gems, resulting in a couple very interesting finds. Check out which Pixar easter eggs have been found in The Good Dinosaur after the break!
This April 24th, Everything Pixar will reach the incredible milestone of our 5 year anniversary! To celebrate, we have put together a contest giving away a free copy of Finding Nemo in anticipation for this Summer's release of Finding Dory! How can you enter? Simply fill out the form after the break!
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