Friday, October 17, 2014

Two New Stunning Images From LAVA & Interview With Jim Murphy

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Just two days ago, we posted two great interviews with LAVA director, Jim Murphy, which had some fantastic details and insights into the creation of the musical love story between two volcanoes. These interviews also gave us our first glimpses at some concept art from the upcoming short film which were fantastic. Equally as exciting, today two new stunningly gorgeous still images were spotted (by Everything Pixar) which we found were included with an additional interview with Jim on Collider.

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Check out the interview below and then soak in the beauty of the still images as well. The image of the turtles is astounding - look at the wonderful lighting in the scene and the gorgeous soft focus on the blue water behind the turtles. Wow.


Related Posts:
Director of LAVA, Jim Murphy, Chats About Geology, Music & The Pixar Pitch Process
Episode 031 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Our interview with LAVA's Supervising Animator, Aaron Hartline
Inside Out's Exciting First Trailer Debut

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

'Toy Story That Time Forgot' First Television Premiere Commercial


As the December 2 television premiere of Toy Story That Time Forgot approaches, more and more news of the 21-minute special has been hitting the internet. For those that watched the re-airing of Pixar's first television special, Toy Story of TERROR!, on October 15 (8:00 PM) you were treated to the first television commercial highlighting the dinosaur-inspired film. The 30-second commercial sets up a great juxtaposition between the humor of the television special, paired against the intense, gladiator-style battles - check it out below.


To highlight some of the hilarity that was shown cinematic commercial, we have included a few screenshots below. Who couldn't love the crayon smashing scene with Reptillus Maximus with the ultra slow motion debris flying into Buzz and Woody's faces?! Or the all-too-hilarious moment with Rex uttering, "well this seems festive" while sporting his new mechanical arms!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Director of Lava, Jim Murphy, Chats About Geology, Music & The Pixar Pitch Process - Updated with 2 Interviews


Alongside the June 19, 2015 release of Pixar's next feature film, Inside Out, theatergoers will also see the release of Lava, the volcanic short film wrapped around a love story. You may not immediately think of a love story when you think of volcanoes, but in a recent interview with Coming Soon (thanks to a tip from our reader, Bryan L.), Lava director Jim Murphy chats about everything from the beauty of the Hawaiian islands (where the short film takes place), to the emotional elements of music, to the actual pitch process at Pixar. It really helps set up the element of "two ships passing in the night" looking for love - or, lava.


We also found it very interesting to learn more about Pixar's storied research process. Jim mentioned that although they (of course) had to take some liberties with talking volcanoes, they did stay true to one element of the geological history of the Hawaiian Islands. Volcanoes form and grow over hotspots in the ocean and over time, as they continue to drift along with the tectonic plates they drift off and another volcano will take its place. With the story of Lava, Pixar kept true to this premise as we know that the love story takes place over millions of years and involves the movement of Uku (the film's main character) and Lele within the Hawaiian waters.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Television Premiere Poster


Pixar's upcoming television special, Toy Story That Time Forgot, featuring the quirky and delusional Battlesaur gang will find our familiar Toy Story pals in quite a few precarious situations. As seen in the television premiere poster (via EW), we have our first look at the group surrounded by Raptorian Guards as they appear to be preparing for an intense battle! You have to love the petrified look in Rex's eyes, while Buzz is the consummate professional who's always ready for anything.

As a refresher, below is a summary of the plot details - additional information on the television special can be found in the Related Post links at the bottom of the page.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, a new Christmas special featuring your favorite characters from the Toy Story films, will air on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET). During a post-Christmas play date, the Toy Story gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.
In case you haven't seen the hilarious Sky Broadband commercial for the special, we have added it to this post - we couldn't resist watching it again after we saw the new poster.


Finally, the previous poster, created by Mike Mignola was revealed back in July leading up to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.


Related Posts:
- Toy Story That Time Forgot San Diego Comic-Con Panel Wrap-up
- Toy Story That Time Forgot Battlesaur Sky Broadband Commercial
- Toy Story That Time Forgot Pixar Post Gallery of officially released images
Toy Story That Time Forgot Poster Revealed

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Stunning WALL•E Recreation Gains Another Enhancement - Eve

Image courtesy of Adventures With WALL•E

Mike Senna is a skilled prop and robotics builder that has created one of the most highly regarded replicas of Pixar's lovable trash-bot, WALL•E. His creation is nothing short of jaw dropping. WALL•E moves, talks and emotes with such similarity to his cartoon-counterpart that you'd think that you entered the movie itself. When thinking of the film it's impossible to separate the sweet love story between WALL•E and Eve - now Mike has now crafted a beautiful version of Eve as well. His most recent video shows his initial test of a stabilization system for the two characters. We can't wait to see what's next for Eve and how the two will interact over time.


To view more information on the WALL•E recreation and ways you can meet WALL•E face-to-face, check out Mike's Adventures with WALL•E page. Additionally, you can also read more information about another wonderful WALL•E recreation on Michael McMaster's, McMaster Robot Projects page.

Related Posts:
- Mike Senna's WALL•E plays with a group of children
Angus MacLane's Very Cool LEGO Profile
Inside Out's Exciting First Trailer Debut

Pixar Post - T.J.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Art of WALL•E Pixar Post Book Club Discussion Tomorrow Evening


Are you a fan of WALL•E? Do you enjoy digging into the background of a movie and discovering what hurdles were cleared to make the movie what it is today? Well, be sure to join us tomorrow, October 8, 2014 at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST, as we discuss The Art of WALL•E as part of the Live Pixar Post Book Club. All of the details can be found on our Pixar Post Book Club page.

Image courtesy of Victor Navone's blog

You can watch the Live On Air Google Hangout directly on Google+, on YouTube or right here with the embedded video (remember the video won't go live until showtime).


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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Episode 032 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Our Interview with Angelique Reisch of Pixar's Lighting Department

Angelique Reisch photo © Debby Coleman/Pixar

In episode 032 of the Podcast we continue our Pixar Pipeline Project by chatting with Angelique Reisch, of Pixar's lighting department. Angelique is the character lighting lead on the upcoming film Inside Out, and although we didn't chat specifically about details from Inside Out, we're certain that you'll thoroughly enjoy the day-to-day details of a lighting artist coupled with fantastic film references from Up and Monsters University. Additionally, her thoughtful advice for those looking to enter the lighting arena (or Pixar in general) we be invaluable information for eager listeners.


Part Six of The Pixar Pipeline Project

For those that may not be familiar with our series of interviews called the Pixar Pipeline Project, this is our sixth interview in the group. Overall, the Project is a nine-part series of Pixar interviews which will allow us to follow the path of a Pixar movie through its journey from story to screen. Be sure to follow along each month as we interview a new department within Pixar.

Feel free to listen to the Podcast using the player below, subscribe and listen directly in iTunes, or subscribe and listen on Stitcher.


Related Post:
- All Pixar Post Podcast episodes
- All Pixar Pipeline Project interviews

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