Not often do we encounter popular art that is as accurately tuned to a specific culture as acutely or detailed as with Pixar’s 19th feature film. Directed by Toy Story 3’s Lee Unkrich and Co-Directed by Adrian Molina, Coco vibrantly captures the story of a 13 year-old Mexican boy who longs to become a musician like his great grandfather. Coco boldly examines a culture generally unexplored in popular Hollywood fair, and does so with grace and care. Although not a perfect film, the craft of storytelling is truly put on display in Pixar’s Coco. From the vibrant music, to the detailed Land of the Dead, and history and heritage of Miguel’s hometown, Santa Cecilia, Coco takes audiences on an imaginative journey through the beauty of the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos. Read the rest of our review after the break!
In the world of Pixar, "#95" not only represents Lightning McQueen's racing number, but the very year that the first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, was delivered to audiences around the globe. Cars 3 is a film that very much knows it's place in Pixar's history. While the film has a very strong message about the real meaning of legacy, it is ultimately flawed in it's presentation. Directed by first-time director Brian Fee, Cars 3 puts in an honest effort to make up for the heavy weight of the Cars franchise, but can't seam to configure a new legacy. Read the rest of our review of Cars 3 after the break!
With Finding Dory, the long anticipated sequel to Pixar's 2003 classic Finding Nemo, swimming into theaters TODAY(!!!!!!), this post dives deep into the making of the sure-to-be hit! Dive into the deep blue ocean of fascinating discoveries with this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Finding Dory, along with exclusive posters, new HD stills and clips, and even our first clip of the short film Piper all after the break:
Pixar's 16th feature film, The Good Dinosaur, which opens Thanksgiving week on Wednesday November 25th, is one of the most subtle, heartwarming, tender, and telling releases the studio has ever made. It also should not be compared to the studio's first 2015 feature, Inside Out, as the two films have distinct goals, premises, and stories that, while on their own should be celebrated, shouldn't be used to gauge one another's performances. The Good Dinosaur isn't a masterpiece, but it knows what it is and exceeds in what it tries to do in nearly every way. Read the rest of my The Good Dinosaur review after the break!
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