May 31, 2013

Bonus Post:Happy 100th, Pixar Podcast!!!

If you know I love "The Pixar Podcast" and they finally made it to 100 episodes! With Pixar news (which some you should know if you have been following my blog.) and the "Top Five Pixar Moments". I really I hope they do this again! It was awesome! See it quickly at http://www.thepixarpodcast.com/100!!!

Post 93:Summer Starter Recap!

Hi everybody! Today, let Summer begin! I'm going to do all sorts of stuff like redo/review some Pixar movies,my review of "Monsters University",and a recap of Pixar Times "Monsters Mash-Ups"!


And also we have lots of stuff to recap of the end of May!
First, after seeing mostly "Brave" and "La Luna" on Pixar's website a lot. We finally "Monsters University" and the short in front of it on the Pixar website! You'll think this isn't such a big deal. But I thought it was cool.

Next, were seeing more of the "Monsters University" playset on the "Disney Infinity" YouTube page. Here they are:

Playset Trailer:
Sulley Trailer:
Mike Trailer:
Randy Trailer:

Lastly,remember on our last post when I gave you some commercials? Well, here's some better ones in HD by clicking here.

See you soon more cool stuff is coming this Summer on "A Little Lamp".

May 25, 2013

Post 92: MU Commercials and M-You!

Welcome back! Today, we have someting fun. But first here's some commercials of "Monsters University".

And right before we get to the fun stuff. Here's some old Pixar commercial.
And now I'm going to tell you the fun news! Now you can make yourself a "Monsters University" student! Go to disney.com/monsters-university to make one! And I did it:
See you soon everybody! On "A Little Lamp"!!! (Don't worry more stuff is on our "Post 93")

May 16, 2013

Bonus Post:"Incredibles 2" in the Works?!?

Hi everyone! It's time for a bonus post about the fan-wanted "Incredibles 2".

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter (as spotted on IGN), The Incredibles director, Brad Bird discussed the potential for the frequently fan-requested sequel, "I have been thinking about it. People think that I have not been, but I have". This is great news as Pixar fans have requested more from The Incredibles than any other film. Check out all of Brad's comments regarding the film below and be sure to check out the full article for additional discussions (not regarding Pixar).
What are the chances we’ll ever see an Incredibles 2?
"I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another [Incredibles] film, and if I can get ‘em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that. I like the idea of moving a little more quickly in films. I’m looking for ways to accelerate the pace a little bit and figure out a way to keep creative control over these movies to a level where I’m comfortable with the end result but also speed them up a bit and make more of them. I have many different films I wanna make. It’s like a big airplane hangar and I have different projects on the floor; half-assembled in my brain. I’m interested in all of them. You kind of have to move on the ones people are willing to pay for and the ones you’re most excited about."

I love "The Incredibles". It's not my favorite movie. But is still pretty awesome. Even "The Pixar Podcast" did a review of it you can hear it right here. See you soon everybody!

Post 91:Gadgetorium,MU Twitter,and an MU Teaser!!!

Hi everybody! Welcome back!!! Today we have three commencements.

Disney Infinity's Sulley-inspired logo

The "Disney Infinity Gadgetorium" is now open...wait...what is the Gadgetorium? It's simply an avenue for people to view how many of the gadgets (like the toilet paper launcher and the jetpack) will work in the game - and you can vote on your favorite as well. As you vote, you'll see that Disney notes that they'll make the highest voted gadget "for real" - uh, I think we've all been waiting for a hover board since the movie Back To The Future" came out. Cast your votes after watching the video below and let's see if Disney can really make one - ha!" -Pixar Post. Also, you should know that the next round will focus on the Foam Hand Prank and Buzz Lightyear's jetpack.



Next,the "Monsters University" characters are now on Twitter!!! And they come up with some pretty funny stuff. Here's some of the tweets at Pixar Post.



Last, a new MU "Tease-r" is here with some new footage it's pretty cool!!!

That's it folks and more posts are coming soon!!!

May 14, 2013

Post 90:"Toy Story of Terror" First Look

Hi everybody! Back in October we had a news flash that a "Toy Story Of Terror" is coming.

TV Guide exclusively confirmed the existence of Toy Story of Terror, a 30-minute TV special, and provided a few more details on what the story will be about. Executive producer Galyn Susman gives a brief synopsis which states, “Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mom and the toys are in the trunk.” She continues, “Mom gets a flat tire and they have to spend the night at a motel and all kinds of chaos ensues.” The shorts that have been released so far have dealt with the toys’ adventures after Andy gifted them to Bonnie at the end of "Toy Story 3".

Rather than try to cram in character development for all of the toys, the studio has decided to focus in on Jessie this time, the yodeling cowgirl who joined the cast in "Toy Story 2". The characters from the first film fit in so well together as a group, that it was remarkable when Jessie and Bullseye slipped right in. She has gone on to become a fan favorite and many will certainly be delighted that she will have the spotlight placed on her this time around.The rest of the cast will still return, though, including some of the toys we fell in love with in the third film like Mr. Pricklepants and Trixie. A familiar toy from the first film that had an unfortunate ending will return as well – Combat Carl who was blown up by Sid will mingle with the toys in the TV special and will be voiced by none other than Carl Weathers ("Predator", "Rocky"), a perfect (and humorous) choice.

The director of the special is Angus MacLane, who previously directed the hilarious short "BURN-E" (included on the "WALL-E" DVD and Blu-ray) as well as "Small Fry", the second "Toy Story" short that was released theatrically with "The Muppets". He describes the short as influenced by several well-known horror films such as "Psycho", "Aliens", and "Predator", but also states that they walked the line so that children wouldn’t run out of the room, frightened. It is the Pixar team honoring the genre of horror, but catering it to the entire family.

I'm really pupped for this I love Angus MacLane's work from "BURN-E" to "Toy Story Toons:Small Fry". I also like the video "60 Second Recap" did of this. And I do think it's a little crazy to say it October and it's airing NEXT  OCTOBER! But I guess these things take a lot of time. Anyways, see you soon everybody!

May 13, 2013

Post 89:Go to my New VeggieTales Blog!

I hope you enjoy my new VeggieTales blog. At veggietalesnews93.blogspot.com. Enjoy and more REAL news is coming up!!!

May 12, 2013

Post 88:Updates!!!

Today,you will notice some new things. Like,a slide show,other Pixar news,and some videos on the bottom. I hope you enjoy them and hope to see your reaction to our new look in October 2013!!! And can't wait to share more news with you in the future. See you soon!!!

May 11, 2013

Post 87:Pixar Randomness!!!

Hi everybody and welcome back! First, "Pixar Corner" said that some "Monsters University" stuff is coming! Here's what they said,

"I was over at my local Disney Store the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see a whole section dedicated to amping up excitement for Pixar's 14th feature film, Monsters University, which is just a smidge over a month away!

Of course, there was no shortage of furry plush toys, and there was also a wide array of neat action figures and t-shirts. The Disney Store's official website has also now been updated with info on the latest MU goodies, with everything from hoodies all the way to mouse pads and iPhone cases. 


Expect to see other stores such as Target and ToysRUs stocking up on even more monstrous commodities very soon, that is, if they haven't already. You can head on over to StitchKingdom, who got some great coverage of the Toy Fair in New York back in February, for a taste of the impressive batch of MU toys that will be hitting store shelves this month!" -Pixar Corner

Next,Merida is now a official Disney royal charater and "Inside the Magic" got to be here! Here's the video:



Queen Elinor and Princess Merida - Photo via Inside the Magic.

Last,Mothers' Day is a great day and "Monsters University" celebrated the awesome day! (P.S. I've also put the "Brave" Mothers' Day video.)



Next,some Cosbaby "Monsters" toys are now out you can get Sulley, Randall, Boo, Boo (Monsters Version), Mike, and Mike (Diver Version). Each character averages approximately three inches in height and is a similar weight to a typical vinylmation character.


See you soon everybody! More posts are coming soon!!!

May 3, 2013

Post 86:Pixar Podcast:Episode 99

Hi everybody!!! "The Pixar Podcast" has finished their Animation Student Series with a fellow named Scott Nicholson. Who is part of a project called, "Moon Bear".
See you soon everybody! And you can see this episode of "The Pixar Podcast" @ http://www.thepixarpodcast.com/99.

Post 85:SO MUCH NEWS!!! 2

Hi everybody! When you think of Pixar you think things go simple. Which your wrong. And same thing on this blog. So enjoy, "SO MUCH NEWS!!! 2".


"The highly addictive game, Monsters, Inc. Run has been updated with sixteen new levels - this time set in a world called, "Cherry Mountains". The addition of the new levels also brings a new element to the game - a yellow button that you jump on which activates a floor (or wall). Well, don't get too jumpy because although these little buttons will sometimes help you clear a large hole, they will sometimes block you as well. As you play the levels, you'll start to learn which buttons to jump on and which to avoid.



The Cherry Mountain levels have followed the trend of the game overall and as new worlds have been added, they have progressively become slightly more involved. Finally, if you haven't seen our previous reviews (video) of the Monsters Inc. Run game, click here to view our initial review and click here to read our second updated review of new Desert Canyon levels.

Click the image below to download the game on iTunes.
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Additionally, the Toy Story: Smash It! puzzle game has also been updated with additional new levels that will take you 20,000 leagues under the sea in order to rescue Woody and Jessie. Get busy throwing those Luxo balls!

Click the image below to download the game on iTunes.


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The official Disney Infinity YouTube channel has just uploaded a new trailer that highlights the intensely imaginative world of the game's Toy Box mode. In the video, we even hear from Pixar Director, Lee Unkrich as he says, "It's extremely creative because you get to make up the rules as you go" - and to me, that is the most exciting theme of Disney Infinity!


 

Are you in the mood to hear a fun, upbeat song? Crooner, Michael BublĂ© sings the Toy Story song You've Got A Friend In Me (by the great Randy Newman) on his latest release To Be Loved (released April 23, 2013). If you're a fan of BublĂ©'s work (as we are), it's worth taking a listen as he puts his signature big-band spin on the now-classic Toy Story tune.

 

As we've seen the official Disney Monsters University site get updated with additional artwork, trailers and character bios, the site has now been updated with a game called Tic-Tac-Throw in which you throw ping-pong balls onto the stomach of a sticky monster (as seen in the MU trailer). You'll play against several of your Oozma Kappa buddies in this game, so get ready as each round is a "best of three" series.


Additionally, the MU site now also has a way to take a Monster Aptitude Test (M.A.T.). There is no direct link to the M.A.T., but if you click here and then click the "Take M.A.T." link in the lower right-hand corner, you'll first watch the third Monsters University trailer and then answer a series of ten randomized questions about what you saw in the trailer. 

 
Image © Pixar Animation Studios - courtesy of Indiewire Blog
With all the Monsters University news these days, you may accidentally forget about the wonderfully crafted short film, The Blue Umbrella, which will show prior to the MU release on June 21, 2013 (North American release). Well, today brings us a reinvigorated look at the short with some additional details and new concept art. Director, Saschka Unseld recently talked with Bill Desowitz at Indiewire about the short's photorealistic look as well as the shallow depth of field and dark colors that give the film it's signature look. A few of the discussion areas were discussed in our interview with Unseld in early March (read the transcript of our interview here or listen to the full audio interview on episode 007 of our podcast), but there were other insights that Unseld discussed with Indiewire that are really enlightening to the process - oh, and don't forget the beautiful concept art as well!
Image © Pixar Animation Studios - courtesy of Indiewire Blog

I think the line in the interview that struck me most was when Desowitz says, "The city has a lived-in quality that's out of the past yet still timeless". This really hit me because after viewing the short, this is what I felt as well, but wasn't quite able to put it into words properly.

I also really enjoyed the discussion about the potential of shooting the introduction of the short as live-action rather using computer graphics. "We initially thought about shooting live action," he explains, "but if you start to go down that road in your head, shutting down a downtown city block with dozens of cars and extras and people with umbrellas and making it rain, and then trying to control that, you don't want to do that. We built all the shots in the computer and then in editorial we re-recorded shots with a separate camera capture unit for a hand-held look." This gave the impression of moving through physical space and a sense of weight.
Head over to Indiewire to read the entire interview - it is highly recommended." -All news by "Pixar Post"
 
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I like giving it to you. And see you soon everybody!

May 1, 2013

Post 84:Pixar Times is calling you!!!

Hi everybody!!! Yeaterday we said we couldn't wait for May news. Well, today we have May news.

Pixar Times is having a countdown artist showoff! And that isn't new. They did do it for "Cars 2" and with "Brave" they saluted Pixar females. But it's still cool! And this is what they said,
"With summer quickly approaching, the last thing you’d think we’d be excited about is school. But when that school is Monsters University, there’s plenty to be happy about.  We’re counting down the days ’til Pixar’s latest release hits the big screen on June 21, 2013. While we can’t wait to see Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan take on the world of college, it got us thinking about what other worlds they could wreak havoc on. Can you think of any? We want to see your Monsters Mash-Up.
Here’s what we’re looking for…
  • Take any of the characters from the Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University world and mash them up with just about anything else you can think of. Maybe show Mike and Sulley in the Star Wars Universe or in a scene from Game of Thrones. Any subject matter, movie, TV show or environment will work. It can be as simple as a costume or as elaborate as mock movie poster. The possibilities are endless. All we ask is that you use at least one character from the Monsters, Inc./Monsters University world.
  • You can create new monsters alongside the familiar ones.
  • The Pixar Times is a family site, so keep that in mind when designing your piece. That Game of Thrones mash-up just got a bit more difficult, didn’t it?
  • E-mail your piece, as soon as it is completed, to jerrod [at] jmaruyama [dot] com. We will be posting images all throughout the month of June. The last day to submit your art is June 17th.
    • Send us a high-res jpeg of your artwork. Whether you work digitally or with traditional mediums, the only file types we will accept are jpegs.
    • Please include your name and a link to your website in the email when submitting your artwork.
    • Please refrain from posting the image to your personal site until AFTER we’ve had the chance to premiere the piece.
  • We will accept multiple submissions from one artist but cannot guarantee that all images will be posted.
  • Failure to comply with any of the parameters mentioned above can result in your art not being posted.
  • We do not own your artwork once it is submitted. We are not asking for a transfer of rights. You maintain complete ownership.
  • There is no payment of any type for the work submitted.
  • We reserve the right to refuse posting anything we deem inappropriate or not within the spirit of this online exhibition/celebration.
Our call to artists have been extremely popular in the past and we hope to display all the art that’s submitted. If you have any questions, please Contact Us. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. This is a celebration of Pixar’s Monsters franchise, so have fun!" -Pixar Times

This looks like fun! And we will keep you updated on this and the Gegeua logo will get May makeover today!