During last week’s Disney first quarter earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed curating Star Wars and Marvel by changing the pace. “We will aggressively curate our general entertainment content,” Iger said when discussing profitability and growth for Disney+. Iger came back to the subject during a Q&A portion of the call. I talked about curation and general entertainment. We have to be better at curating the Disney and the Pixar and the Marvel and…"Disney+ To Curate Star Wars, Marvel"
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton has overseen a director approved 4K Ultra HD release of WALL-E through the Criterion Collection. The film, a spiritual cousin of Idiocracy, was one of the best films of 2008 and feels more current as we close in on next year’s 15th anniversary of its theatrical release. At a time when Disney Animation was still getting back in order, Pixar was churning out some of the best animated films ever. This film is…"WALL-E Arrives On Criterion Collection 4K UHD"
Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear goes to infinity and beyond in this Toy Story spinoff focusing on the origins of Buzz Lightyear in 1995. There is a mid-credits scene and two post-credits scene, including after the studio logos. Depending on who you speak with, this film might not be necessary. However, it’s a lot of fun to watch especially thanks to Chris Evans voicing the captain. He adds a lot of fun to the film amid…"Lightyear Goes To Infinity And Beyond!"
It’s been fifteen years to the date since Brad Bird showed us that humans and rats can co-exist in the kitchen in Ratatouille. This Oscar-winning Paris-set movie relies on what could be one of the most absurd premises in the history of cinema. A rat, Remy (Patton Oswalt), has the unlikely dream of becoming a chef someday. After getting separated from his family in the sewer, he sets about towards this dream by joining up…"Ratatouille: Oscar Winner Marks 15th Anniversary"
Lightyear underwhelmed at the box office as the Pixar spinoff fell short of $100 million globally over the animated film’s opening weekend. The film’s weekend projections see it finishing its opening weekend in second place at $51 million, second to Jurassic World Dominion. Where the numbers are very disappointing is that the film fell short of Cars 3‘s $53 million opening weekend in 2017. Looking at box office history, Lightyear joins The Good Dinosaur (2015)…"Lightyear Underwhelms At The Box Office"
After being taken out of the film, it is being reported this morning that Pixar is restoring a same-sex kiss to the upcoming Lightyear. Variety reports that a female character. Hawthorne, is in a relationship with another woman. After last week’s events, a kiss between the two of them is now back in the film. This is not only huge for Pixar but animation in general. Such films are targeting families with younger children. If…"Pixar And Why LGBTQ Representation Is Important"
Pixar continues to crush it with Turning Red but it’s a shame that Disney sent it straight to Disney+ rather than give theatrical a chance. Please make sure to watch until the end of the credits. It’s 2002 and Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang) is your average 13-year-old teenager. She hangs out with her friends and is a massive fan of 4*Town. However, she’s also at the age where her emotions turn into a…"Turning Red: Pixar Keeps Crushing It"
In what is good news for families and another blow to the box office, Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red will launch March 11 on Disney+. The announcement was made this afternoon by Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. According to the press release, the film will be a Disney+ exclusive. It will receive the same treatment as Soul and Luca in that neither film will require an additional fee. The film will be included with the cost…"Turning Red to Premiere on Disney+"
Pixar’s Dug Days–launching Wednesday on Disney+–makes for sentimental viewing after the passing of Ed Asner over the weekend. All five shorts feature Dug (Bob Peterson) and his human, Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), with the lovable pooch taking in the backyard. The shorts focus on a wide variety of subjects be it puppies, flowers (okay, fireworks), a strange smell, etc. “Flowers” in particular is a short that is almost certainly going to resonate with every single…"Dug Days Is Sentimental After Ed Asner’s Death"
Luca, the Italian-set film from Pixar, is now available for audiences to watch at home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. PSA: Please stick around for the credits as there is a post-credits scene. One can’t help but feel bad for Pixar on some level. This is the second consecutive Pixar film to go straight to streaming because of the pandemic. I don’t doubt that the film would have done solid box office.…"Luca: Pixar Film Now On Blu-Ray, DVD"