Aug. 11, 2007, 7:16 a.m. CST
or HULK, doesn't matter.
Aug. 11, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST
there's a lot to say about robots' dirty habits, though. </p>
Aug. 11, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST
Though you guys might find this interesting. http://kokshoor.com/opinion/Predator_-_best_action_movie_of_all_time
Aug. 11, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST
Probally the best stuff I saw at comic con.Iron Man was cool too but Wall-E nailed it and I think its gonna be "Nemo" Huge for Pixar.It is basicly R2-D2 the movie.
Aug. 11, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST
by half vader
Ha ha. Ya gotta use the opportunity when it presents itself I guess. Respect.
Aug. 11, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST
by half vader
these days? <p> "Let me get this straight. He doesn't talk." <p> "Nope." <p> "Just uh, 'bleeps' and 'bloops'." (reading from notes, then looks at other suit with facetious smile. Other suit chuckles) <p> "And you really think Mom and Pop will 'get' this abstract shit?" (more chuckling, brushing of lint, looking out window) <p> "Well yeah, it's a basic sort of com-" (cut off by suit #1) <p> "That's great. Really uh, 'creative'. Just great stuff. Un fucking workable though" <p> (other suit chimes in) "What if he was gay?"
Aug. 11, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST
It is contrived and corny and not very clever. Toy story 1 nad 2 and the Incredibles are the bomb, but Pixar does not bat 1.000.
Aug. 11, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST
why teh Pixar-peeps so goddamn hush-hush?
Aug. 11, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST
I'd like to see some traditional flat animation again. I love Pixar. But I miss the artistry of hand-drawn.
Aug. 11, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST
by Barry Egan
Other people here may have a better understanding of this, but sine John Lassiter is in charge of Disney animation it would appear that Pixar are their own suits. Am I wrong in this assumption? Ratatouille is going to make $200 million here and likely as much if not more than that in foreign markets. It will sell millions of DVDs. I think it's doing fine business.
Aug. 11, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST
by half vader
Isn't that when the one about the kid and the old codger comes out? Called "Up".
Aug. 11, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST
by half vader
but unfortunately also have a wacky post/'twist'-take on a fairy tale. Sigh.
Aug. 11, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST
by half vader
Obviously NOT funny, because it's true.
Aug. 11, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST
come on,you were thinking it too.....
Aug. 11, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST
by Evil Hobbit
Feels like this conversation could have go on for ever! Great stuff, Wall-E is brilliant, Pixar is perfection.
Aug. 11, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST
Incredibles II. Or else.
Aug. 11, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST
Sorry but I only just realised that. For me, Brian Dennehy is immortalized in the South Park movie (during the What Would Brian Boitano Do? song). By the way, I thought Ratatouille was fucking excellent. Pixar have yet to let me down (those of you who didn't like Cars are brainless cunts)
Aug. 11, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST
...and sat through HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER this weekend with my four-year old. Argh. A hideous mess of a movie that got precisely one laugh out of the audience all the way through. I don't like the idea of yet another postmodern fairytale spin, if Disney are really taking that route with FROG PRINCESS. SHREK THE THIRD proved creatively, if not financialy, that this is all played out, and HOODWINKED stank up the screen too (even if the premise was workable). RATATOUILLE might not be making the megabucks of a TOY STORY (I'm a firm believer in the old adage that if Joe Cinemagoer can't pronounce the title of the movie, he won't buy a ticket for it), but it's got the strength of characterisation that will see it through, and make the movie last. The Pixar gang is so right about this, in the way early Disney was - get the characters right, and the movies will last forever. No-one's going to watch HOODWINKED or HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER or SHREK THE THIRD in ten years time, but I'll bet there's still an audience for each and every one of the Pixar movies (even CARS, which is by some way the weakest) to date, in the same way that there is for the likes of DUMBO.
Aug. 11, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
And Pixar will always guarantee my ass in a theater seat.
Aug. 11, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST
This is a short doc about the first 10 years of him and crew building the Lucasfilm sound library. Enjoy. http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=15521832
Aug. 12, 2007, 2:52 a.m. CST
It makes me wonder if people even read them, because they're some of the best articles of the site. Great review, this and The Dark Knight are my two most anticipated films of next year.
Aug. 12, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST
The Comic-Con footage was phenomenal. I wish I could see that first 10 minutes again right NOW.
Aug. 12, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST
When Steve Jobs and John Lasseter sold Pixar to Disney (and Lasseter took over Disney Animation) Lasseter stated that one of his goals was to try to bring back the classic style of hand-drawn Disney animation. That style (along with Miyazaki) is probably the largest influence on the Pixar stable of artists. He has already succeeded in another goal, which was to drive a stake through the humiliating Cinderella IV/ Bambi VIII direct-to-DVD "sequels". I'm sure people are aware that Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. was/is co-owner of Pixar- and that there is a direct correlation between his obsession with quality and user-friendliness in both his computers & software and his Pixar films. Just sayin'.
Aug. 12, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST
I hope everyone who likes his Pixar films have checked out "The Iron Giant". It's a lovely hand-drawn film (with some echos of Miyazaki's "Castle in the Sky"- another must-see) that has a cool '50s flying saucer vibe to it. It is beautifully done.
Aug. 12, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST
Who knows if Walle will be a good film or a hit or anything, but the footage shown at Comicon LOOKED GREAT. Thankfully, Pixar continues eschewing the notion that their cg films have to LOOK realistic. It looked better than most so-called "realistic" films.
Aug. 12, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST
by half vader
As I said Dasaroo, Frog Princess.
Aug. 13, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST
The great thing about Pixar is they not only make films that work now they make beautifully crafted stories with heartfelt characters that will go on lasting 50 years from now and beyond. DWA haven't a clue or a care about making a classic movie they just want a Rod Tidwell "show me the money" moment. Pixar's level of artistry is something I don't believe any other American animators can come close to achieving anymore because its all the almighty dollar and damn the audience if they wish they had that ten bucks and 90 minutes of their life back - suckers paid didn't they? Pixar respects the audience enough to make movies that are worth your theater dollars, your DVD dollars and your devotion. Can't wait to see WALL-E continue their great tradition.
Aug. 13, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST
Thanks for the interview, Quinty. God, I can't wait to see Pixar roll out some science fiction! Hell yes!