February 28, 2015

Pixar Review: 'Your Friend, the Rat'

 
Hi everybody! Rats are easily hated by many people, but luckily there is a short that will now help rats be liked by people, Your Friend, the Rat.

Plot:
Remy tries to make mankind like rats by telling them the history of man and rat and also that rats can be cool. Also, singing why people and rats should be friends.

The Pixar Legacy:
Like most Pixar direct-to-video shorts there isn't that much legacy to be found not including the people of Pixar working as hard as they can. But for this one I will give it a Pixar legacy title. Because of having hand-drawn animation. Hand-drawn animation isn't used that much anymore outside out television shows. So having Pixar have hand-drawn is really awesome. With that, I say this short has a Pixar legacy. But does it deserve it?

February 20, 2015

Pixar Review: 'Lifted'

 
Hi everybody! Before WALL-E there was another Pixar sci-fi project that I will be reviewing today. Here my review of Lifted!

Plot:
When a teen alien gets behind the controls of a spaceship, you will think he would know how to abduct a farmer in the middle of nowhere. That doesn't happen, instead the alien fails badly and gets a few mishaps along the way.

The Pixar Legacy:
Pixar put tons of effort into this project, and it shows. It hasn't really gotten referenced in other Pixar works, but it does something that makes it has a Pixar legacy. They let Gary Rydstrom direct it, Gary is a sound designer that worked on tons of Pixar's movies and shorts. He also directed Hawaiian Vacation and this year's Strange Magic after this short. For giving Gary his directing debut I would say this short has a Pixar legacy.

February 16, 2015

The Pixar Points #20: A Closer Look at 'A Bug's Life'

Hi everybody! A Bug's Life is probably Pixar's most forgotten movie. So, I'm going to breakdown the entire movie with cool details, easter eggs, and enjoying some awesome moments. Also, the time codes were from the 10th Anniversary Blu-ray of the movie and the screencaps are from Disney Screencaps. So, let's jump into the world of bugs! [WARNING: SPOILERS]

February 15, 2015

Post 205: 'Inside Out' - Brain Freeze

Hi everybody! We have all had that moment when you get a brain freeze, and now Pixar is adding a humorous take on the subject with this new Inside Out TV spot!

This TV spot as motioned takes your terrible brain freeze and makes it humorous with over-the-top animation and great reactions. Take a look!

February 14, 2015

Pixar Review: 'Mater and the Ghostlight'


Hi everybody! Halloween isn't coming for a while, but you can still enjoy a few frights throughout the year like in this short, Mater and the Ghostlight.

Plot:
Mater loves playing pranks on the town of Radiator Springs, but after the Sherriff tells everyone the spooky tale of the Ghostlight Mater gets scared. Then he gets chased by the Ghostlight and tries to drive away from it not knowing that it may be a prank.

The Pixar Legacy:
I know that Pixar did put effort into the project, but I don't think it has a legacy. Aside from maybe creating more of a Mater fan base, I don't really think it has a Pixar legacy. But does that mean it's bad?

February 8, 2015

The Pixar Points #19: A Look At 'Buzz Lightyear of Star Command'

Hi everybody! When they were advertising Toy Story OF TERROR!, they said it was the first Pixar television special. Now that might be true, but it wasn't the VERY first thing Pixar did for TV. Because Buzz Lightyear got a TV/direct-to-DVD movie and a TV series. Today we will be talking about it and seeing if it was good or bad.

February 7, 2015

Pixar Review: 'One Man Band'

 
Hi everybody! Music makes all kinds of people happy, including if it is in Pixar movies. So how about entire short about music like in, One Man Band.

Plot:
In a quiet village, a kid is going to put a gold coin in a fountain to make a wish come true. But there is two musicians they want the gold coin for themselves. So, the musicians try to win over the gold coin.

The Pixar Legacy:
There hasn't been that much references as much as other movies, but Pixar did work hard on this short. For most Pixar projects, story comes first and music is usually last. But for this short, they worked on the story and music at the same time. For that first time they did that, I'll say this short has a Pixar legacy.

Post 204: Luigi's Flying Tires To Be Remade in 2016

Hi everybody! Cars Land first opened back in 2012, showing people the world of Cars like never before. They have three rides there - Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, Radiator Springs Racer, and our subject for today Luigi's Flying Tires. Both "Mater" and "Racer" have both gotten great crowd, but there were rumors of that not happening with "Luigi".  So, now we have this news.

February 2, 2015

Best of Let's Draw - Joy

Hi everybody! If you don't know or remember, I am doing a fun way to countdown to the big release of Inside Out. We are drawing a character from the movie each month and we have finished the first round of Joy! Here is a look at the entries on January's Joy entries.

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Khannie's final take on Joy.
The first entry was by mynameiskhannie, who has added her cartoony style to Joy. I really enjoyed his style of drawing, shows a cuter and sillier side of the characters! I looks really great, can't wait to more entries from khannie!

February 1, 2015

Let's Draw 'Inside Out': Round 2

Hi everybody! The Let's Draw Inside Out series is continuing! Round 2 will be on the quest of doing great drawing of Fear.

You can do the drawing in any style you want, and submit the entry by the end of February to be featured in the "best of" post. You will have to get a Pixar Post Forum user to submit, which is free. We already have an awesome entry by user mynameiskhannie, so join us as we draw Fear!

So what are you waiting for? Submit here:
http://forum.pixarpost.com/post/february-lets-draw-inside-out-fear-7246298?pid=1286039281#post1286039281

What you are seeing above is my entry which I did a sheet of paper. It isn't anything fancy, but I am proud of what I did.

Anyways, I can't wait to see your entry and see you soon!

'A Little Lamp' February 2015 Sneak Peek

Hi everybody! Last month I didn't get to finishing some posts meant to be released for January, so I will post those soon with a late February release. Anyways, there is a look at upcoming posts coming in February:

-A Closer Look at A Bug's Life (Pixar Points)
-My Thoughts on Frozen (Pixar Points)
-Pixar Review: Mater and the Ghostlight
-Pixar Review: Lifted
-Pixar Review: Your Friend, the Rat

Of course there will be news stories in there too, which if you have read the most recent news story I will be doing original writings from now on to add more originally to my blog. Be sure to check into my blog which will have this posts coming very soon! But until then, see you soon!

Post 203: 'Inside Out' Puppy Promos

Hi everybody! I want to mention before we get into today's news I want to say that from now on I will be creating original text for my news stories, and then a link to the site I got the news from. Anyways, today's news is about Pixar and puppies. What can go wrong with that combo?

Earlier today the Puppy Bowl aired and showed puppies doing cute stuff, anyways Inside Out did a partnership with the Puppy Bowl to show off sneak peeks of the movie. These including two main TV ads and two commercial bumpers that don't really show anything. Watch the collection of the sneak peeks at this link.