Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pixar Announces/Updates Film Schedule Through 2019 (With Release Dates Assigned)

Pixar surprised fans this afternoon as they announced an updated release schedule for several films through 2019 - including dates for the previous unassigned Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2. The most notable jump was for Cars 3 which was previously listed as "Coming Soon" but is not slated for June 16, 2017 (which was previously slotted for Toy Story 4). In the official image released on Pixar's social media pages, fans were also extremely excited to see a date associated to the follow up to The Incredibles (June 21, 2019) - although this means people are still going to be waiting a while.

What's also interesting is that the release schedule was last announced at the 2015 D23 Expo, just two months ago. Below is a breakdown of the release dates comparing where the films were assigned previously, to where they are slotted as of today's announcement.

What are your thoughts on the updated date announcement? Leave a comment below or chat about it with other users on the Pixar Post Forum.

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'The Good Dinosaur'

Prepare to be astonished — The Good Dinosaur is set to wow audiences with its heartwarming friendship and expansive landscapes, which appear to be plucked right from a postcard. Over the coming days and weeks we will dig deeper into the development of the story, production, animation and lighting (among many more areas) to uncover countless details as we chatted with select crew members while visiting the Studio on October 1 and 2. This masterfully created film perfectly showcases the detail, commitment and impact each department and employee left on the film — making The Good Dinosaur one of Pixar's most beautiful films to date.

During our visit we screened various extended clips from The Good Dinosaur which highlighted the stunning effects and lighting techniques used within the film. As a fun fact, the Effects department doubled in size on The Good Dinosaur due to the volume of effects in the film — it has more effects than any other Pixar film to date. Primarily the Effects team is responsible for natural phenomenons such as, rain, fire, smoke, as well as dust and debris in which the characters react with or around. From the white-capped river to the ominous weather elements, the Effects and Lighting departments worked seamlessly to enhance the scene and add a heightened sense of vulnerability to the characters as they battle the land to return home.

'The Good Dinosaur' International Trailers Are Packed With Even More Excitement

The second full-length domestic trailer for The Good Dinosaur was released just over a day ago and as expected, featured extended looks at new footage and new characters. Soon after the domestic trailer was released, international versions also start to permeate the web, showcasing even more footage to hook theatergoers. Watch the new trailers via the Walt Disney NetherlandsLatin America & Brazil YouTube channels (Each one has a slight variation of the next) and then let us know what your thoughts are on the Pixar Post Forum. (Spoilers ahead if you watch.)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

How Did Spot Get His Name? Find Out in the Second Full-Length Trailer For 'The Good Dinosaur'

Have you ever wondered how Arlo's dog-like costar, Spot, got his name? In the latest trailer (note: post & trailer contains spoilers), we see how Arlo bargains with Forrest Woodbush (triceratops-type dinosaur) in a naming contest of sorts — with the winner claiming Spot as their own. In addition to the humor of the trailer, which premiered on Good Morning America today (then shortly thereafter released on Disney•Pixar's official YouTube channel), we also get a glimpse of even more gorgeous landscapes and heart in the film.

Luckily for many, the film will be hitting theaters in less than two months on November 25, 2015. What are your thoughts on the latest trailer? Join us in a live on-air Google Hangout tonight (October 6 at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST) to discuss the trailer. You can watch directly on Google+, on YouTube or by watching in the embedded stream below. We want your feedback as well - while watching along you can email us your comments/questions, write to us on Twitter, comment directly on YouTube or through Google+.

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'The Good Dinosaur' - Forrest Woodbush TV Spot

In preparation for the next full-length The Good Dinosaur trailer premiering on Good Morning America (October 6), a new TV spot featuring a fun interaction between Arlo and Forrest Woodbush (also-known-as, Shaman) finds them trying to name the character we know as Spot. We expect that the full trailer (releasing in a few hours) will have even more footage surrounding this seemingly humorous moment with the crazy-eyed, Woodbush. 

Updated - the second trailer is now up - watch it here.

Watch the new TV spot (featured alongside The Big Bang Theory's October 5 episode) below or directly on our Pixar Post YouTube channel. Be sure to stay tuned as we'll be sure to announce when the new trailer is released (we believe it will be between 8:00 and 9:00 AM EST). Thanks to our friend Paulina for the heads up on the new TV Spot.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wall Street Journal Video Interview Shows New 'Sanjay's Super Team' Screenshots

In a recent interview, Sanjay Patel (Writer/Director) and Nicole Paradis-Grindle (Producer) sat down with Wall Street Journal's, Christopher Farley to chat about their upcoming short film, Sanjay's Super Team. Along with the interview, three new looks at the film were also revealed showing Sanjay with his father, another look at the Hindu Goddess, Durga and an additional view of Hanuman.

The interview focused on topics which have previously been discussed (i.e., that it's a personal story from Patel's youth and how the film is a culturally rich story that gives a viewers "a small appetizer of what another culture is like", as Patel stated). It was a pleasure to hear the sincerity in Sanjay's voice as he told his personal story and expanded on how Nicole and Sanjay came to work together. Watch the video below or click to watch it directly on the WSJ site.

Feel free to leave your thoughts on the interview or on Sanjay's Super Team in general - leave a comment below, or chat about it on the Pixar Post Forum.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

'The Good Dinosaur' Soundtrack Scored By Mychael & Jeff Danna Hits Shelves November 20

At this year's Cannes Film Festival, John Lasseter officially took the wraps off of some early footage for The Good Dinosaur. Along with the stunning realism of the landscape clips, Lasseter also noted that Mychael Danna, probably best known for his work on Life of Pi, would be scoring the film (previously Thomas Newman was slated). Following Cannes, Mychael and his Brother, Jeff, were interviewed by Music Times in June and noted that they would both be scoring the film.

As fans eagerly await the film's release, the soundtrack will his digital and physical shelves on November 20 - five days before the November 25, 2015 theatrical premiere. The soundtrack is now listed for pre-order on Amazon and although no official track listing or album artwork has been revealed, we'll be sure to update everyone as more details emerge.

It should also be noted that Mychael has also wrote the score for the short film, Sanjay's Super Team which will be in theaters alongside The Good Dinosaur.

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