Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Monsters University' Baseball Hat Returns to the Disney Store

Monsters University Baseball Cap for Adults

Ever since the removal of the storefront from the amazing, yet fictitious, Monsters University website, we've received many inquiries regarding the Monsters U baseball cap. The number one question is how it can be purchased now that it has been removed from the store. Well, good news friends, the Monsters University hat is back (temporarily) at DisneyStore.com, so be sure to pick it up before it's gone.

You may notice that this version of the cap has the frayed brim, just like Mike Wazowski's hat did in the film. Previously, this cap (with the frayed bill) was only available in Disney Parks as the prior DisneyStore.com version had a clean brim. I always enjoyed this extra detail on the hat and thought it added a fun level of authenticity.

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Watch the Monsters University Inspired Short Film, 'Party Central' On Disney Movies Anywhere Now

Pixar Post: Party Central &emdash;

Party Central, the raucous short film inspired by the door technologies at Monsters University is now available to watch in its entirety on Disney Movies Anywhere. The five-minute-and-forty-second short was previously only seen in theaters ahead of Muppets Most Wanted and to date, hasn't been released in any format. This is great news for fans of the short, as the release date has been questioned for some time. For some viewers, this may even be the first time they will be able to view the short film!

You can access Disney Movies Anywhere directly through the website, or on your Apple iDevice by downloading the free Disney Movies Anywhere app.

Thanks to our forum reader and Monsters-super-fan, Randy (a.k.a. mikewazowski2013) for posting the news of Party Central's release. Be sure to check out the related links below for more Party Central news, including our interview with the short film's Director (and Monsters University story supervisor), Kelsey Mann.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Two New Stunning Images From LAVA & Interview With Jim Murphy

Pixar Post: Lava &emdash;

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.

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Director of LAVA, Jim Murphy, Chats About Geology, Music & The Pixar Pitch Process
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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.

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- 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.

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