April 9, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST
by judge dredds fresh undies
The Stallone movie.
April 9, 2008, 3:45 a.m. CST
There we got then. A whole raft of incredibly exciting projects. Of course, the fact they are Pixar is what makes them exciting, mainly - their philosophies of filmmaking are so spot on. Nice to see them embracing 3D. I too would have my wedding photos shot in steroscope if I could afford it.
April 9, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST
Then again, I'm not complaining...
April 9, 2008, 4:04 a.m. CST
No really, the Toy Story run...can somebody say "Ka-CHING!!!"
April 9, 2008, 4:10 a.m. CST
Ratatouille was the latest Pixar movie and I loved it more than the incredibles. Does Newt sound like a Dreamworks movie to anyone else? yikes.
April 9, 2008, 4:30 a.m. CST
I am infamous amongst my friends for never getting emotional in a film when anything happens to a human, child or adult, but damn i'm already so wacked out in love with the Wall-E character i was getting misty-eyed just reading that description of the self-destruct sequence, even though i knew the outcome would be good. Wall-E is just going to be the greatest Pixar film yet, i can't wait. Up sounds interesting. Personally it sounds great and I admire that Pixar are not afraid to embrace the idea that animation isn't a medium for kids it's a medium for everyone that's been hijacked for kids programming because it's easier to sell to kids. Up looks like their least kid-appealing film yet, very much a story for adults not children. I love that thay would do that but hope if its not commercially successful that their Disney masters won't slap them down. Next sounds like a cute idea, in DWA's hands i'd expect it to be awful (think Flushed Away) but i trust Pixar to deliver. The only thing i am unsure of here is Cars 2. I didn't hate Cars but it was the weakest Pixar movie and on this slate is the one i find least interesting. Still, thanks Quint for this fantastic insight into upcoming Pixar, especially the Wall-E and Up stuff, i am now excited for Up where is was curious and so desperate to see Wall-E I would gladly sacrifice seeing Indy and Batman if it would get me to Wall-E sooner. Great report.
April 9, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST
by random dude
This looks utterly lame and unexciting.
April 9, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST
up until the last paragraph...why does it need a villain? I'm picturing some suave moustached rainforest burning man and the whole thing just looks stupid now.
April 9, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST
You tell 'em, random dude! Intelligent, heartfelt storytelling? Fuck that! Bring on the boobies.
April 9, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST
Sounds like they're beefing up their employment. But I'm not complaining, as long as both films get the same care and treatment that every other Pixar film has received.
April 9, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST
by just pillow talk
Fuck any sort of animation in general I say! Like Teko said, who needs a story? Animated boobies is the way to go.
April 9, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST
by Batman Begins Sucks Ass
...also see Cars 2 talkback for our blasting of this useless sequal about some gay redneck cars.
April 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST
by Rando Calrisian
Even when you throw Cars 2 in the mix. It sounds like Pixar is doing their stuff. Can't wait.
April 9, 2008, 8:32 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
over two years for Toy Story 3? Sigh...guess I'll put off killing myself. Again. <p> Um...wouldn't Andy have ditched his toddler toys before high school? How likely is it that Buzz, Woody and the gang would have remained in that home so long? Did ANYONE here still have their weebles when they were 18?
April 9, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST
Up, Wall-E, and Newt are about being lonely. do we really need to hear about that for 3 years?
April 9, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
Long time, no see. Hope the girls are treating you right and vacuuming the house and washing the car. Just the other night I watched X-Men 3 with my kid and was inspired to call Ellen Page over to, uh, clean my juggernaut
April 9, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST
by just pillow talk
Drew and Kate have been over the past couple of days filming Everybody's Fine at my house. We've changed the script a bit and made it into a porno.
April 9, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST
...release me, I want to see UP...
April 9, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST
...if I WAS gay that would be OK, but I'm not gay. I just liked Prince of Egypt. At the time. Hope that fairy tale bear and bow thing is good. I like that sort of thing when it's good.
April 9, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST
too many goodies to handle
April 9, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST
patton oswalt or david cross.
April 9, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST
The report shows Emma voices the queen and Reece the princess - shouldn't it be the other way around?
April 9, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST
by Gungan Slayer
This all sounds awesome!
April 9, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3id751287ff1c2313e828fbfbf96c116c1 can't believe you missed that one.
April 9, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST
He just didn't care. I've gotta admit, UP and WALL*E sound pretty exciting. Cars 2 is largely a bid for the younger set (although I certainly enjoyed Cars, especially Paul Newman). Look forward to hearing what they saw of the Frog and the Princess.
April 9, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST
but still has Buzz, Woody, little Bo Peep? Sounds even more gay than the Prince of Egypt! "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
April 9, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST
... and donates his toys to an orphanage.
April 9, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST
and returns home with a really randy, bosomy babe who replaces Andy's toys with her own (they'll cross-over to the "action figure" franchise, though Toyz R Us may have a few reservations).
April 9, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST
Do NOT get the hate for CARS. I enjoyed the hell out of that movie when I was expecting to not like it. To me it is so much better (for my tastes) than the overly kiddie-ish Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo. All Pixar is good, but some stories speak more to adults - and to me that was Cars. The other two are a little bit cutesie and they just don't resonate as much with me. Also there seems to be some red state blue state thing going on with CAR haters and I'm as Liberal as they come and I don't see it. Taste in movies is a strange and mysterious thing. Some idiots think Ratatouille sucked and didn't have enough "jokes" or action. (eye roll here) Oh well... To each his own. My top five Pixar goes like this - 1) Toy Story, 2) The Incredibles, 3) Ratatouille, 4) Cars, and 5) TIE: Toy Story 2 and A Bug's Life. And goddamnit, I'm 100% right and all of you are wrong.
April 9, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST
And Wall-E sounds great - I can't wait. Pixar is simply the best creative team in movies.
April 9, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST
by Crimson King
I can't wait for all these movies to come out already. Not to mention the rereleases of the Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3D! This is exciting.
April 9, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST
by The Pusher
Since Jim Varney died shortly after Toy Story 2 released, will they be recasting the role for part 3, or will they simply leave him out?
April 9, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST
by stuntman mikey
They mostly come at night...mostly.
April 9, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST
At least now I understand what the Bear and the Bow is supposed to be about.
April 9, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST
thanks again for the updates, Quint
April 9, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST
April 9, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST
The plot sounds awfully familiar to me. Coincidence that Lasseter and a bunch of other Pixar vets worked on BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER and now they're doing another movie about anthropomorphic objects pining for their grown-up master who's gone off to college.
April 10, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST
Cars is the only film in my life I have ever walked out of - visuals aside there was absolutely zero for adults. Mater was possibly the most annoying animated character since JarJar Binks. The One-Man-Bands short before Cars was way better. Cars 2? Please no... Pixar you can do better! Toy Story 3 sounds so-so, The first was awesome, the second was almost more awesome but the bits with the Round-Up Gang were better than the bits with Buzz Lightyear and the old gang which were slightly lame, so hopefully the third one will be spot on. The Up story plot summary about the man and his wife had me in tears and then suddenly there a baddy - that's a damn shame - I think they have the first half of an awesome film but I hope they prove me wrong and stick the other half down my throat. I'm Scottish so can't wait for the Bear and the Bow. I hope they play it straight and don't make it goofy or contemporise it. 'Chapman says it’s a fairy tale in the tradition of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm set in Scotland' - good, cos it sounds darkly awesome - how fairytales should be. But Reese Witherspoon? Billy Connolly sounds good if he's not goofy, Emma Thompson's half-Scottish so will be topnotch, but Reese Witherspoon??? Anyway, can't wait for 'Wall-E', 'Up' and 'the Bear and the Bow'. Top article btw. I'm really excited about those films.
April 10, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST
...because I no longer like animated movies. I can certainly appreciate that Pixar films are far superior to, say "Shark Tale" or "Hoodwinked," but I'm always surprised by the number of adults who get excited by these movies. To each his own, of course, (like most film geeks, I like many films that your average critic/mainstream moviegoer would frown upon). As a child, I would have eaten this stuff up, but I fell asleep during "Finding Nemo," "Cars" and "The Incredibles." I wish I could get into them, but I just can't. Perhaps the real world has stripped me of my childlike innocence...
April 10, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST
"They told us that they cooked up the idea for TOY STORY 3 at a writer’s retreat with all the original TOY STORY people. Everybody to the person that was there for the first two were there hammering out the story for the third film, with the big exception of the late Joe Ranft." So either Joss Whedon is juggling this and Dollhouse or Pixar have just handed him a mighty "fuck you" to his massive contribution.
April 10, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST
Is Joss Whedon involved?
April 10, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST
Really? Perhaps it was a long day at work? <p> I admit to falling asleep throughout my first viewing of Spider-Man in 2002. But I attribute that to 1) my getting up at 2am that morning to drive 1,000 miles from DC to Indianapolis then spending the rest of that day walking around a a convention center and 2) it being a midnight showing.
April 10, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST
I know he's worshipped around here, but he was just a script doctor on the original and from what i've looked into, didn't seem to be a key player. If you read about the history of Pixar, you'll find that Disney almost killed the original TS with its script notes. Not sure if JW was part of that group that mislead the project or helped get it back on track, but can't find any notes that states he made a serious contribution.
April 10, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST
Sounds terribly depressing.
April 11, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST
he talks about here http://www.natoonline.org/infocus/05augustseptember/whedonuncut.htm particularily "And they sent me the script and it was a shambles, but the story that Lasseter had come up with was, you know, the toys are alive and they conflict. The concept was gold. It was just right there. And that’s the dream job for a script doctor: a great structure with a script that doesn’t work. A script that’s pretty good? Where you can’t really figure out what’s wrong, because there’s something structural that’s hard to put your finger on? Death. But a good structure that just needs a new body on it is the best. So I was thrilled. I went up to Pixar [the Northern California-based animation studio which produced “Toy Story”], and stayed there for weeks and wrote for, I think, four months before it got greenlit, and completely overhauled the script. There was some very basic things in there that stayed in there. The characters were pretty much in place except for the dinosaur, which was mine. I took out a lot of extraneous stuff, including the neighbor giving the kid a bad haircut before he leaves. There was a whole lot of extraneous stuff. And then there was finding the voices. We were still casting. Ironically, Disney put the kibosh on the person they wanted for Buzz Lightyear because he wasn’t famous enough, so we couldn’t use Jim Carrey. But they had Tom Hanks in place. It was basically finding the voices and sitting with them while they came up with the gags and going over the boards and working with Jeffrey Katzenberg. It was a great, great process because you’re sitting around with a bunch of animators who are basically drawing caricatures of each other, getting Sharpie headaches and making a lot of jokes, and they’re the sweetest bunch of guys. "
April 13, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
I felt like crying just reading about Up lol,, and the rest of WALL*E will rock, thats for sure!
April 14, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST
All I care about is John Carter of Mars... NOTHING ELSE MATTERS! (and Deja Thoris better look like Frank Cho's design.)
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