May 21, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST
May 21, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST
by georges garvaren
It's like you're a professional, or something. This film looks great and I cant wait to see it with a theatre full of sugar-crazed monster children.
May 21, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST
Something original. Fuck sequels!
May 21, 2007, 1:25 a.m. CST
Its also good to hear the reasons why Jan Pinkava stepped down, I think it was for the best!! WUUUHHH PIXAR!!
May 21, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
No matter what this guy writes, or what it's about, or whether I'm even interested in the subject matter... I always read the whole damn thing! <p> Appreciate the good writing man...
May 21, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST
All films I want to see, for various reasons. Damnation.
May 21, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST
by Det. John Kimble
Come on, Mori.
May 21, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST
It is looking really good.
May 21, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST
by Det. John Kimble
in SF , with Janeane on June 4 & 5.
May 21, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... yeah. I did use the Oakland airport. I'm not sure where I implied otherwise. It's still a brutal cab ride to get to Pixar and then get into S.F. where I was staying.
May 21, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST
Next time, grab a shuttle to the Coliseum BART station. Take the train to MacArthur ($1.80), and there's a free bus-- the Emery-Go-Round-- that goes right past Pixar's front gate. When you're done, catch the next EGR back to BART and your trip to downtown SF costs $2.95.
May 21, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST
But The Incredibles was kickass, so with Brad Bird at the helm, I have some small hopes for this one.
May 21, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST
in June. Hmm... Very cool article.
May 21, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST
It's your robot sci-fi film next that shows promise.
May 21, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST
got any transcripts?
May 21, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST
by fish tacos
Definitely seeing this.
May 21, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST
by I Own You
over the years it's been great watching your transformation from a film geek to a writer and parent to a professional who hasn't forgoten his roots. The last few months or so, your articles have been the stand-out of this site because you maintain the wide-eyed fan ideal, while still staying grounded. In this case, I truly feel that I can take my 5-y.o. daughter to see Ratatouille (we both disliked Cars and have avoided other animated fare) because of this article. Excuse me now, while I wipe the brown off my nose...
May 21, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST
talk about making a sequel because it was worth making! if fight club hadn't been the same year that shit was an easy best of 1999
May 21, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST
by Mr Gorilla
'Incredibles' is still one of the best blockbuster movies of the decade.
May 21, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST
....but this Pixar film was great! Whatever. Sorry, they've ALL been great, each in their own way methinks.
May 21, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST
Now that's good parenting, spawing legions of future "haters". Well done.
May 21, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST
i'd say nice article.
May 21, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST
Even Bug's Life had an awesome Seven Samurai vibe and Kevin Spacey.
May 21, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST
Can't wait for this one....
May 21, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST
I had the pleasure of visiting Pixar a little over a month ago. While I was there, they happened to be doing a test for this new audio animatronic figure to go in the parks (Beaker and prof. Bunsen) in the main lobby area. So naturally, everyone was outside, including John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andy Stanton (along with their respective families). 100 people at least in that lobby...imagine the sheer amount of talent that was in that room. Not to mention Steve Purcell, creator of Sam and Max. One of the best days I've ever had, bar none (and I used to see celebs while working at disney all the time...)
May 21, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST
I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 21, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
but all other Pixar films have been amazing. Just watched Nemo again the other day with the kids. The images, the undersea colors, just brilliant. It boggles the mind to think how much work went into making something as simple as an anemone in CGI, with hue, texture, motion, everything just right--not to mention all the other aquatic life. Damn Pixar rules. Now, if only they'd make a stompkata movie, or Incredibles 2, or Toy Story 3, or a lesbian film.
May 21, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST
Looks great, but way too corny, predictable and forumulaic. I expect more from Pixar. This looks like a step in the right direction. And Wall-E looks like a huge risk, odd title and supposedly big chunks of the movie with no dialogue. Sounds pretty weird, I'm curious what they end up with for the final product.
May 21, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST
Cars had some of the greatest race sequences ever. Way better than A Bug's Life.
May 21, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST
Great report, Mori. Loved reading your descriptions of the inner workings of Pixar. I'm basically a fan of all their movies, my favorite being "The Incredibles," and I'm excited to see where their animation and storytelling go in the future.<p> Brad Bird sounds like a great guy. Directors don't have to be "great guys" to be great directors, but it's nice to read about a guy in Hollywood who's doing what he loves to do. More power to him.<p> Question: I read that Pixar might branch out into PG-13 or even R-rated movies, into science fiction or other visually striking genres, so does anyone know if this is true? I loved the 9-minute animation of "Ratatouille," and I'll definitely be seeing it with my nephews, but I'd be excited to know what's on Pixar's palette coming soon.<p> Also, everyone should check out Lou Romano's blog. Great work, Lou!
May 21, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST
I love the direction Pixar's gone with their human characters. They give each of them a nice stylized look, but they don't go overboard on them. They know that these are cartoons, and don't try to make photo-real characters, just believable ones. Dreamworks could learn a lesson or three from Pixar in that department. The humans from the Shrek movies remain as some of the blandest, inept character designs ever put to film.
May 21, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST
I don't want them to stop doing the family fare they do so well, but how cool would it be if they did more adult stories? Not meaning violence or foul language, just adult sci-fi or fantasy.
May 21, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST
I mean really, I just got done looking through a shitty gaming article, 5 not-cool-news's, and then theres Harry's articles.
May 21, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST
King of Queens. The guy who runs the subway coin entrance. Dude's pretty funny.
May 22, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... yep. That's him. <P>That sort of dovetails what I was saying above. Patton's been a working stand-up for over a decade now, but his biggest fame comes from that sitcom, which is hardly indicative of his work as a whole. And now, RATATOUILLE will probably break him to a whole new audience again. Interesting time to be him, I'd say.
May 31, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST
Pixar's offices used to be located in Pt. Richmond. You would have had a very expensive cabfare if that was still the case. I'm really looking forward to this movie. I saw the 9 minute trailer, and I found the animation to be exceptional. The scene were Remy is throwing in all the spices into the soup - flying around the kitchen - brilliant. I love the Pixar shorts though. They don't have to sustain the brilliance for 1 hour, 30 minutes - so it's extremely clever and witty for a short time and never stands the chance of getting dull. Alot of people haven't seen the 1st short, Luxo JR, that came to be their logo, it shows how far they have come with their animation, but still has that same cleverness that Pixar is famous for.