Just this afternoon, Pixar Animation Studios released a press release through Oh My Disney that Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 are switching release dates. The new dates are as follows: The Incredibles 2 will be released on June 15, 2018 and Toy Story 4 will be released on June 21, 2019. Read the full press release and our thoughts after the break!
Woody's News Roundup: FINDING DORY Grosses $1 Billion Worldwide, New Short "LOU" Announced, And TOY STORY Vans Collection
This past week, several very exciting Pixar-related developments have stuck out in a slow early-October news cycle. Possibly the most exciting is that just today Finding Dory officially crossed the $1 Billion Worldwide Box Office gross, becoming the second Pixar feature to claim the title (Toy Story 3 being the first)! In addition, Director Dave Mullins debuted a sneak peak at Pixar's next short film titled "LOU" and will debut with Cars 3 in Summer 2017! Finally, Disney-Pixar collaborated with Vans to create a Toy Story Vans Collection, complete with Woody and Buzz themed shoes and merchandise! More on all of these exciting developments after the break!
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!
The Blu-Ray release of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur has been officially announced to come just next month on February 23rd, 2016! The release will come with some very exciting bonus features, as usual for Pixar home releases, including a new home entertainment short film. Check out the list of bonus features and our first look at the cover art 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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