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The Beauty of Pixar will make you cry

Published at: Dec. 29, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

Nordling here.
 
Here's my Pixar Shill #1653688...
 
Greatest Movie Studio Ever Best Movies Ever Made You'll Feel Like A Child Again
 
There.  Now, for those of us who live for Pixar films, editor Leandro Copperfield created a mash video of the best Pixar moments.  Dare you not to cry, you softie.
 
 
 
Pretty impressive/awesome/great, if you ask me. 
 
Nordling, out.

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  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Yip...

    by Grrrr....

    ...love Pixar.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Shit editing to be honest...

    by gabbygall

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Those of you with a Pixar fetish

    by Rupee88

    are kind of pathetic. But I guess a lot of the human condition is pathetic. Anyway they've made a few good movies and a few great ones and some crappy ones..just like any other studio. Yes their batting average is higher than most but they aren't that great.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Brand loyalty mis-directed as true emotion

    by MST3KPIMP

    Maybe Patton Oswaldt was onto something?

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Rupee88

    by Grrrr....

    As Wall-E would say: "Bite me!"

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Haters gonna hate.....

    by KinkyWizard

    Sweet video. The animation quality is always top notch. Even if the stories aren't your favorites, you can't deny the beauty.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the Dreamworks reel.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the Dreamworks reel?!

    by Grrrr....

    LOL, yes.... because fart and poop jokes are so edgy...

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I didn't cry.

    by eow

    Do I win a prize?

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Ah Dear Old Nordling

    by 2LeggedFreak

    Still hanging around like the eternal sycophant waiting to see what scraps AICN will throw him..betcha still haven't got a black comments box...LOSER !!!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Iron Giant kills every Pixar movie

    by dead youngling

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Dreamworks animation gets a bad rap.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    If anything, we need more fart and poop jokes in children's cartoons. Pixar takes itself too seriously. I'd rather see five Kung Fu Panda sequels than another Cars installment.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Love Pixar . . .

    by verbalintercourse

    But odd choice of song from The xx. Two great things that don't go well together.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Notice how sparsely they use Cars footage

    by Zeegloo

    As much as I enjoyed that one, Cars 2 has potential to be the first true Pixar bomb IMO

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Nothing impressive about that at all...

    by alienindisguise

    It doesn't take skill to take what other people have busted their asses on and slap it together. It's not like this dude did the artwork or animated what you're looking at..Boo!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I didn't come close to crying.

    by ranma627

    Great video but the use of the shots from The Shining and Goodfellas was a dumb decision. Pixar is so awesome though.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Also

    by ranma627

    Editing is a very tedious task, that takes a lot of work. So kudos to whomever put this vido together.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    If Pixar has produced 11 films and the worst is Cars

    by SifoDyasJr

    then that's not a bad track record at all...

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    No it won't...

    by Simon Butler

    Not out of context it won't. When they're hot, they're hot...great storytelling, awesome visuals... But I'm sorry to say Nemo, while visually top-notch left me cold...and Cars just bores me while creeping me out too. Never quite bought into the pseudo Johnny 5 Wall-E either.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    What's the name of the first song used?

    by JAG_off

    Anyone know?

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    CARS is a masterpiece next to WALL-E

    by Dark Knight Lite

    If I want preaching, I'll go to church.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    jag_off

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    It's called "Song for Everyone" and it's by a band named Tomorrow's Out.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Right on!

    by Dark Knight Lite

    IRON GIANT rules.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    choppah

    by JAG_off

    Thanks

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    The little girls in Toy Story 3 is Boo

    by Bass Ackwards

    from Monsters Inc, heh, I hadn't made that connection before n

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Didn't cry

    by Darkefire

    I know that makes me sound like some heartless bastard who'd kick a puppy out of his way just because, but there were only a handful of clips in that video where Pixar was deliberately trying to turn on the waterworks. A better choice of vignettes and a much improved choice of songs and it'd probably have me bawling like I do every time I watch the death of Dinobot.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    What a bunch of fucking children American moviegoers have become

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    This seems one more bit of evidence for the juvenile nature of American big-budget film. I went to see True Grit last weekend at our local cineplex and I was amazed at how little content there was for adults in that theater. I think True Grit and Black Swan were the only two films that featured adults speaking like and to adults. And the trailers before True Grit were amazing - all of it was puerile children's fare including a lizard movie with the voice of Johnny Depp. Pixar movies, along with most American studio trash, substitute special effects for real emotion. What absolute garbage this is. Oh and yes, I really liked True Grit.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    dark knight lite:

    by UltraTron

    Who is preaching in wall-e? True the humans are too fucking stupid to invent a fusion trash system. But maybe their stardrives operate on something else and I haven't heard anything from that laser facility and they were supposed to invent fusion in oct. Oh well it's gonna be water that's the problem long before trash. 2030 2/3s of humans won't have access to clean water. Can they clean it? Will they die? Big problems. Fuck wall-e for extrapolating a future setting out of current reality. Fuck them in their fucking ears. Those cunts.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Rupee88

    by Jaclyn alves

    You're retarded

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    We all love Pixar

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But if that makes you cry I have to worry for you.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    ricarleite3

    by seasider

    How would a retro 70's approach put Dreamworks on the level of Pixar when Pixar hasn't done anything remotely like that in any of their movies? Pixar does their thing and they're successful. Dreamworks does their thing and they've had success as well. I don't see why people feel the need to crap on Dreamworks so they can prop Pixar up on a pedestal.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Pixar...

    by dvdhound79

    ...will ALWAYS be the best movie studio out there. The fact that they work and work and work on the story till it's 100% excellent EVERY TIME is something Dreamworks animation has never done EVERY TIME. Madagascar was shit. Bee Movie was shitter, and Shrek hasn't been great since the 2nd installment. Bravo Pixar.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Iron Giant is...

    by ufoclub1977

    Iron Giant is remarkable. It seems to be a movie that makes men more emotional than women. And I'd say it's triggering a deep instinctive fatherly emotion at the end there.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Typical fanboy gushing

    by Mark

    No way Pixars movies are the greatest ever made. Get real.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    On the contrary...

    by Ronald Raygun

    I think Cars 2 will probably be the top grossing PIXAR film ever. Kids really, REALLY love Cars, which I think says alot about the taste of kids these days. But, in all fairness, I guess Transformers and Ninja Turtles were pretty stupid too.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Pixar's Greatness

    by Hipshot

    At this point, is the percentage of hits: popular, critical, whatever. And with 11 films and 11 hits--what other studio has ever had a track record like that? It is perfectly reasonable to hold them up as exemplars.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    "Boo" is in toy story 3?

    by Meadowe

    Monster's Inc is one of my all time faves, gotta cop ts3 now....if they do a MI2 hopefully it's as good as the original mission imposs--I mean, Monster's Inc ;)-

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I absolutely love Pixar...

    by Obscura

    but didnt like this video. badly put together, and to be honest, useless. if you want to know how great pixar is, just watch any of their films. or shorts. Or watch The Pixar Story. I've cried at plenty of Pixar, but whoever made this missed the point of a well crafted moment.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    braindrain

    by slone13

    Do tell. What is this supposed formula of which you speak?

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    The 3-4 minute montage in "Up"

    by Ingeld

    which details the life of the Carl and Ellie is one of the most emotionally powerful moments in film. Did you get that? In film--not simply in animation or in kid's films, but in the entirety of film.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Man i remember when i watched TS1 in the cinema

    by jack black

    and witnessed the birth of a new movie subgenre and ofc the introduction of a new,fresh entertainment company which would become one of the best and most successful movie studios ever. Thank you Pixar for all the good memories.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    but i must say that Wall-E is overrated and KFPanda

    by jack black

    deserved the oscar.But since Disney has the monopoly in the animation oscar category it's no wonder which movie got it in the end..

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    by jonathancaltman

    @rupee88 When you get over the pathetically forced cynicism of your early 20's, look up the word "fetish" and understand that your usage of the term is wholly lacking. Pixar is "that great" because of an ongoing commitment to quality and hard work, regardless of what it costs in time or money. That immediately and dramatically separates them from most any studio around, much less the major ones pushing Blockbusters. I won't begrudge you your self-serving opinion, but I will demolish any foundation of worthless prattle you try to build it on.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    The editing in that video kind of sucked.

    by sonic3305

    Pixar is amazing, though. Hopefully Cars 2 is gentle about ending their streak.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Funny how some Pixar fans have a need to without prompt

    by Quadrillionaire

    bring up Dreamworks and then trash it to demonstrate how good Pixar is. It's like that annoying kid from your elementary school who always pointed out, "Well my dad is better than your dad.", while all the other kids are rolling their eyes.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    I cried at a Pixar-Greatest-Moments-Video...

    by Ian Holm's milky ass sweat

    ..and all I got was shitty talkback comments.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Jon Favreau called me up crying ...

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    ... because he had just watched Pixar's greatest emotional hits.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    My friend Roger Ebert is dead

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    right about Pixar movies being ZOMG awesome. Giggle.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    ricarleite3 - A wuxia film of the 70's??

    by PorkChopXpress

    If you can name a good wuxia genre film from the 70's to base the action on, sure...but I'm not really sure I can buy a fat panda flying through the air, running up walls and blatantly defying gravity. Not sure how doing that would, in itself, elevate Dreamworks Animation. Personally, I liked the original Kung Fu Panda...Jin Yong it ain't, though.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Best Pixar moments?

    by thommcg

    Hmmm... Jessie's backstory from Toy Story 2, Carl's life montage from UP, Incinerator scene from Toy Story 3.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Neat but cry? no....

    by mistergreen

    I have cried at a pixar movie though.. Maybe at toy story and the little robot movie (forgot the name atm).

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Why are men no longer men anymore?

    by locke815

    All the "men" on this site... obsessed with cartoons from twenty years ago, developing obsessions over new cartoons. Be a man, damnit! Work for a living, get your hands dirty, fix cars, cook some steak on a grill. If you're a grown man sitting around crying over a bunch of edits from children's movies, then you are seriously screwed.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Same deal with the comic book obsessions

    by locke815

    I mean, seriously... these aren't "works of art." Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer... those are works of art. Iron Man and the Green Hornet do not qualify. I cannot imagine anything more pathetic than these guys who were upset that Optimus Prime wasn't "boxy."

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Cars 2 already looks better than Cars 1

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    I think it will be better just because they expanded the Cars universe. I am bummed that Mater isn't crushed into a cube in the beginning 5 minutes, but I'm willing to give Pixar the benefit of the doubt given their past track record. Cars 2, MI2, and TS3 are going to fund Pixar into the next 15 years, so I don't begrudge them for making sequels at all. My two boys (3 and 5) went through a HUGE Cars phase and we own a ton of the toys. Cars 2 is going to make an insane amount of money in the theaters and merchandising...

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Check out this 'un

    by Ruddy Heck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6j0gev29MA It's well rad.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    by Splicer

    Correct. It's a clip reel, nothing more, and a very shoddily put together one at that. The source material deserves better.

  • The stupidest thing I've read concerning Pixar. They inject emotion into their animation. Consider the wordless sequence in Up depicting the highs and lows of the main characters childless marriage, spanning a lifetime in a matter of minutes.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Sure are some self-important so-called "men" here

    by SpyGuy

    So not crying during a Pixar film and not reading comic books makes you a "man," eh? As life has taught most of us true adults, anyone who shouts the loudest that they're a man is nothing more than an insecure little boy who THINKS he's a man.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Crying and cartoons

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I don't know maybe it's because I'm not 3 years old anymore, but Bambi and Dumbo were things that made me cry. I like Pixar films, but I haven't weeped while watching them, but then again I'm not mentally 3 years old anymore either.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    by rwaddell

    It's the Intro track from the group "The XX"'s first release (called "XX"). Awesome British band who did very well in 2010.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    First song is the Intro track from the album, "XX" by "The XX"

    by rwaddell

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I don't get what the hoopla is about on Toy Story 3

    by estacado1

    It doesn't even come near as being good as Up. I didn't have many toys as a kid and never really had an attachement to the few that I had, so it really didn't talk to me. You just play with toys. Why would you care about their well-being. If one broke or got lost, get a newer and better one. Why the hell would somebody develop feelings that deep towards a toy? You guys are crazy.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Pixar is a machine run by tears

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    They want our tears to fuel the machine! It cant run without our tears!!! Conversely, Fox studios runs on our hate.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    some of the people in this talkback

    by john

    do not belong on this sitee and to say that animation and comics are not art...is not to know what art is

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Pixar have a great record

    by SUPERJIM

    I loved Wall-e and Up and so did my 6 year old, enough for me to buy them on Bluray which is rare. Cars is the only Pixar movie I can think of that I didn't like but I can understand a sequel due to the serious cash they made from merchandise on the first. I probably won't see it, at least not in a cinema, but hopefully the cash flow will allow them to make some amazing movies. I prefer origionals but Incredibles 2 would be my choice for a sequel.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    rupee88: Pixar hasn't made a single "crappy" movie

    by jimmy_009

    In fact it's probably the only studio of any kind that has never made a bad movie. Not one. Admiring that isn't a "fetish", it's simply appreciating that level of craftsmanship. But I get it, you're "too cool for school" and you get a kick out of being that guy, so good for you.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    well the current mainstream Marvel/DC comics

    by jack black

    are pure trash,thats for sure.I recently stopped reading Marvel after they brought back the Punisher's dead wife and turned her into a assassin who wants to kill him.I could hardly withstand JMS's spiderman fighting the cloned children of Gwen and Osborn,but no way i can tolerate what they are doing now with Big Frank.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    braindrain

    by slone13

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    "I'm not mentally 3 years old" - Pixar have taken on adult themes

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Bambi and Dumbo dealt with children losing parents. Finding Nemo is all about a (somewhat overprtective) father searching for his son. Up about old age, lifetime dreams, and family. Family and friends is an overiding theme for a lot of Pixar's work. To say that these are only the concerns of a child is an amazingly hollow thing to say.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Speaking of getting all emotional, The Tree of Life's trailer is out.

    by Knuckleduster

    And it's sooooo beautiful.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    dear: openthepodbaydoorshal

    by Chadley BeBay

    your butt is hollow

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    braindrain

    by slone13

    Now I'm no scientist, but it would appear you're not either, cause that's no formula. But by your own definition this "formula" of yours doesn't account for Up, The Incredibles, Cars, or Wall-E as these movies don't contain any cute animals or toys with big eyes. Furthermore, if one were to replace "Cute animals or toys with big eyes" with "Austrian-born Governor of California" in your "formula", you are describing every Schwarzenegger movie. Replace it with "Self-loathing New York Jew" and you've got the "formula" for every Woody Allen flick. "Wild-haired mad scientist and teenage kid" and you've got the Back to the Future trilogy. But I digress. As I noted, this "formula" of which you speak isn't a formula at all, but a simple plot description. And one that describes just about every movie ever made. Semantics? Maybe. Some antics? Definitely.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Pixar Magic = Ladies can't lead

    by Ted Van Duyn

    Wait! Let me explain. Pixar is great. The best. They've had more hits than misses, and even those misses are better than other studios' hits. But I can't help but feel that Pixar is extremely biased in their movies when all their leading characters are male. Yes, of all the 12 films Pixar has yet to wrap up, none of them feature a female character that the story revolves around. To add more irony to this point, John Lasseter has spent many years talking about and worshipping the legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki.... Hayao Myazaki, a director whose most signature works like Nausicaä, Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro all have a female characters in the lead role. Now, I'm not saying Pixar doesn't have any lack of very strong and prominent female characters under their belt. EVE from Wall-e was one of my favorite characters the whole entire year. But it's still not her story and it's not her movie. The movie is named after it's "technically male" protagonist "Wall-e". Oh, remember that cancelled Pixar film "Newt"? Yeah, that's the male character's name in that one to. The whole film was going to be about Newt getting to mate with the only other member of the species who just happened to be female. Wow. A part of me is glad that one was cancelled. Well, I think I've made my point. But before anyone brings up Brave (Formally "The Bear and the Bow"), know this. It's a fairy tale that's about a princess who gets into trouble. Sounds just like the genre Pixar and Disney are abandoning, right? http://lat.ms/aMqw79

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Cars is Best Movie EVAH!! Compared to Ratatoullie

    by Bob

    That shitbomb is so bad compared to Cars. Bet you can't name a single characters name from the Rat movie without looking it up. A lot of people watched this one once, and promptly forgot it existed. Brad Birds major fail. Don't blame him tho, he did get the project dumped on him after Jan Pinkava spent four years mucking with it in development hell. And Iron Giant is still a superb movie.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Way to make Pixar boring

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    I want back the three minutes I wasted. Right up there with the worst of YouTube.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    chadley bebay - Wow what can I say?

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    I'm speechless from your hilarious zinger. Hollow...butt.....again. Speechless.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    pure corporate trash

    by nursey

    I have no problem with how happy these formula groupthink Pixar films make certain people. But let's be clear--these movies are about making a lot of CASH for a small group of people who love that their mass produced IP has actually caught on. Exhibit A is that Brad Bird is directing a Mission Impossible movie right now.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Ratatouille is about Pixar filmmaking

    by Nerd Rage

    Most entertainment targeted to children is junk but Pixar makes timeless art for them like fine cuisine given to rats. Even without the allegory it's a beautiful film. So much attention to detail. So much heart.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Fan montage...

    by bubcus

    When I went to click on this I thought this would be a presentation reel by Pixar, not some montage put together by a simple fan. I am not saying it isn't well done, but it's definitely not of the caliber of what I would expect as a showreel from that studio. (That and it lacks samples from their various short films which would have been a nice touch).

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3...

    by HB_Dad

    ...was easily the best CG animated movie EVER!!! A truly fantastic film that hits all of the right notes all of the time!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Any who don't like Pixar should

    by JohnWayneWasGay

    fuck off and live in north Korea or join the Taliban so you can be with like minded sad twisted little malcontents.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    It amazes me that Ratatouille gets so much crap from people.

    by sonic3305

    Crazy good movie. The only way I can see people disliking it is if they go in expecting a "cartoon."

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    It's gone...

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    Destroyed. By the Empire (Disney). I came back here to show the video to my wife and it's all gone. Copyrighted movies and music. Don't know why it got pulled.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    DarthVadersBadSide

    by OldDickLemon

    Remy Claudette Linguini Chef Geustau All off the top. It's my daughter's favorite of all the pixar films and probably their most beautifully animated.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    jesus christ, NOTHING impresses you people

    by TheSeeker7

    If God came down and gave every talkbacker only one word to use for the rest of their lives, they'd all choose the same one: "So?" Yes, obviously the guy took from previously existing creative material that he had nothing to do with, but it's a very fine piece of editing (as an amateur editor myself who's made many "best of" sort of compilations over the years I really appreciate it) that alone sort of tells its own story, it's very well put together. But none of YOU actually made it, so by default, it's trashed.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    & figured it might get removed after awhile

    by TheSeeker7

    That's exactly why I'm very glad I DL'd the file to my machine as soon as I viewed it earlier today.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Doing Kung Fu Panda 2 as a straight Shaw Bros. sendup...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...would be a TERRIBLE idea. The first film worked because, while it paid loving tribute to the recurring storytelling devices of the martial arts genre, it never stooped to the usual, cliched riffing most people go to when they send up Bruce Lee movies (i.e. the crummy dubbing and lack of lip-synch, the gnashing, tinny sound effects, endless crash-zooms into characters' eyes, ect.). I hope they don't weigh down the sequel with the typical Dreamworks pop-culture "schtick".

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I'll cry if they don't stop with the friggin' sequels.

    by Flip63Hole

    Please. Thank you.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Kung Fu

    by dukeroberts

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Kung Fu Panda

    by dukeroberts

    Kung Fu Panda worked because they did not go to the pop culture well that Dreamworks typically goes to. Same for How to Train Your Dragon. Thank God they didn't stick any Robin Williams/Genie-type character in that to spout off modern day pop crap. It and Kung Fu Panda were so great without that mess. Didn't see Megamind.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Wall-Zzzzzz...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    ...boring and preachy to me. More story/emotion in 'Up's first 5 minutes than in some 2 hour live action flicks. I mean 'Wall-E's antagonist is a fucking steering wheel ('Otto' Pilot - oh, we're still chuckling over that one). Suprised no one mentioned 'The Incredibles', which IMHO was one of the best superhero flicks ever. Period. I don't know why there has to be a pissing contest between Pixar and Dreamworks. I really liked 'Megamind' - very clever. Kept my 8 year old in stitches, and had me snickering at the inside jokes ('Hal Stewart' indeed). Sure Dreamworks has hits and misses, but sorry, so does Pixar: nobody's perfect. (That being said - love 'Nemo', could give a rat's ass about 'Rattatoue', and Mater is the new 'Jar-Jar') Flame away.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Nordling

    by one9deuce

    Pixar's plots are lifted directly from other films. CARS being the most egregious example since it's DOC HOLLYWOOD with cars. Do they make great movies? Yes. But give me a break with the hyperbole.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I looked up"sycophant" on Wikipedia

    by Rupee88

    and it linked to this thread....at least I wasn't rick rolled.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    The only animation that made me cry

    by Snookeroo

    was Harry's "Human Centipede" corner cartoon. Yeech.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    All prior generations...

    by JFC

    ...grew out of cartoons once they hit puberty. Why is everyone so afraid to grow up? And why is not being fascinated by Pixar tantamount to being pro-Taliban? I'm supposed to apologize or be ostricized because I have strict preferences for live-action cinematic entertainment with mature themes? Go screw. I can understand taking your dumb kids to Cars 2, but if you're going with fellow adults and gushing about the magical colors and silly vehicular antics at dinner afterwards, you're a creep with pedo potential.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    braindrain

    by Grrrr....

    I recently downloaded The Transformers animated movie (yes, I DOWNLOADED it) just to see what you fanboys are on about. I want my hour back... that was the biggest load of shit I have ever seen. Optimus died like a bitch.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Grave of The Fireflies

    by DarthBakpao

    Let see if it doesn't make you choked up, you're not a human being

  • PIXAR go fuck yourself you bunch of child molesters, just like MJ. Toy Story 3, is a perfect example of retardation shit spewed at mass audiences who are already brain damaged from all the cannabis they been consuming. All their movies are preachy like many said here but thats not all; they pull out the same old formula for storytelling that always works on the piss poor public who having nothing going in their lives but reminisce of their childhood and nostalgia kicks in every time they place their eyeballs in front of a PIXAR shitfest. Toy Story 3 was pure shit dangling from a fishing rod thats later put in a bucket full of shit pulled out from the great ocean of shit. All it did was play on the audience's naive sensations of nostalgia, I dont know how kids see this but it wasnt meant for them they dont have the money PIXAR wants anyway. PIXAR go fuck yourself once again you fucking deserve to be fucked mercilessly by 9 year old elephants. And then WALL-E ah fuck you too. That shit was so awful I cried I swear I cried like never before. They went on mocking society all so they can push their retarded "green" agenda. What a load of shit. But its not just that their agenda was stupid, even for storytelling purposes it was moronic but it was a shitfest because of how shitty they told that story, it was so bad that I don't even want to classify it as a story at all, more like shit-spew or PIXAR's diarrhea. Whatever it is, it worked on thepublic. how sad is it not? And then all the other shit spewed at audiences throughout the years like Finding Nemo, who the shit fuck who came up with that!!!!! oh my god!!! fucking unbelievable! i hope George Lucas one day makes a real fucking kickass deathstar and points it from coolass space and fucking destroys everything that is PIXAR and wipes out any traces of it!!!! hahaha

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Pixar always remake the same movie!

    by Barabas the Barbarian

    Standard Pixar script concept: two very different characters are forced to team up on a quest and discover that they can only succeed through friendship and understanding. The End. Every.Damn. Fucking. Pixar. Movie. is the same! Change the setting, the characters, the voice talents and just serve up the same old re-heated shit! What is dumbfounding is that people don't see through it, especially on this website where there are so many 'industry people'.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Re: PIXAR is a toilet (?!)

    by blunted666

    Does this exerpt come directly from your journal, Mr. Kovacs?

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Legalize it.

    by nether

    I think that physically wounding blurkers/haters so that they can find a heart in their idiotic, holier-than-thou minds...ought to be legal. I know "Haters Gonna Hate," but I'll never understand how callous, crass, heartless, cynical, and downright rude the human form can be. You're smart, haters. We know. Smarter than all of us sentimentalists. And, in your estimation, we derive joy secondhand from substandard fare...and should be mocked as sheep or lemmings. Forgive us our optimism and our saccharine. Forgive us if schadenfreude isn't our bag of tea. But if hate is the first weapon you find in your arsenal, maybe it ought to carry some consequence. Legalize broken fingers for haters. At least then, they'll have plenty reason to hate, which is what most of them are looking for, anyway.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    olddicklemon

    by Bob

    Well, it has two fans at least.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    barabas_the_barbarian.. Right on!

    by Bob

    This is exactly why my kids now prefer to watch Dreamworks animated movies. Yes there were 3 too many Shreck sequels, but hey, they gave us Shreck, Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit:CotWR, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters VS Aliens, How to Train Your Dragon, and even Megamind. Yeah, there were some stinkers in there too. Bee Movie? Ugh. Pixar really needs to grow up and change the formula or lose out. i have high hopes for Brave, it's Pixars first fairy tale movie, and it actually sounds like it has some darker elements to the plot. Hopefully they won't get dumped between now, and release. Heck, even Disney's BOLT was better than the last couple of Pixar outings. TS3 was very overrated, and any more of them would be pure cash grabs.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Apparently..

    by Bob

    I can't spell Shrek. lol

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    The problem with Pixar is their half-movies

    by James_Camera_On

    I'm thinking particularly of Wall-E and Up. The first half of both movies were excellent, though as everyone knows the best ideas in Wall-E were "inspired" by Idiocracy. And then they fall apart. The second half of Wall-E was all chase scenes and feel good enviro-rubbish plus the tired game of Spot the Movie reference. The satire was so weak it should be called "satired." It's all stuff we've seen a million times before, it's safe and indescribably boring. The second half of Up was as weird as it was incoherent, and was apparently an attempt to do some kind of Myazacki number (Castle in the Sky for the most part) that completely lost the humanity the movie opened with. None of it made any sense. I'm honestly starting to dread Pixar movies, not entirely to be sure, but often enough. They seem to have really gotten Toy Story down so maybe they should just keep churning out sequels. Sure they are always the same movie, but if being stuck in a rut works, why mess with it? At least the Toy Story movies are "full" movies. I confess I was bored by Finding Nemo as well. It had it's moments but the jokes were tired and there was nothing to care about. It was one of those odd animated movies in which the voice work kept interfering with the characters: yes, there's Albert Brooks, yes their Ellen Degeneres. But where are the characters? I am looking forward to the Monsters Inc. sequel, however.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    This only makes me sad because it shows what movies can be

    by Professor_Monster

    - without studios giving notes. The Simpsons, Coehn Brothers, Pixar, and just a few others operate without needed to suck the dicks of suits who fuck movies up. Pixar is fantastic - but you know what, they shouldn't be. They should be seen as GOOD KID MOVIES - if we had GOOD ADULT MOVIES to compare against the cartoons. People our age should be excited to see something besides talking cars and cowboy dolls with possessive issues.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    the Incredibles

    by allykatD

    I love that movie and I'm not a big fan of animated movies, but wow... what a good story. It helps that I'm a comic book/super hero geek.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    darthvadersbadside --- great

    by 1997-2011

    your kids who I can only guess their names as lukeskywalker are very wise to like Dreamworks over PIXASS's smelly poo films. Indeed, they are much more creative with their animations, they dont call themselves "Dreamworks animation" for nothing :) PIXAR needs to find a quiet alleyway and find a dumbster and quietly pull the trigger on that stupid table lamp that appears everytime on their stinking logo in the beginning of their turd films. You know the one. Pull the fucking trigger on that turd, do it motherfuckers. Save us the agony of another turdster squeezed out of PIXAR's own rectum.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    1997-2011:

    by UltraTron

    Actually pot doesn't kill brain cells. It may in fact stimulate brain activity. Smoke some today!

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Best animated movie I've seen so far?

    by TheComedian77

    The Fantastic Mr Fox. Oh yeah....not Pixar. I'm not a 'hater' ---- I just don't get the hype. I also don't love CGI like it's the only way to make an animated film. You know what else? Fox isn't just my favourite animated film, it's also one of my favourite films, animated or otherwise. Because the difference between Fox, and any given Pixar project, is that The Fantastic Mr Fox is a movie made for adults, that just happens to be animated. Or if you will, it is simply a film made like any other in terms of script, acting etc that happens to be animated. There is nothing wrong with liking Pixars output; it is made with adults in mind as well as children. But they are still made with children in mind first and foremost. They ARE childrens films. What pissed some folks off about Mr Fox (primarily parents) was the realisation that that picture didn't seem to have anything in it for children at all. Which was fine by me.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Dreamworks animation follows Pixar's droppings

    by Professor_Monster

    When Pixar went into production with Nemo, Dreamworks dropped their stupid Beatles Penguin movie and started Shark's Tale. Pixar geared up Bugs Life and - suddenly Dreamworks was doing Ants. Another thing I fucking HATE about Dreamworks is - most of their characters are jews. Madagascar, Ants, Bee movie. It shouldn't be shocking considering the SKG are three themselves, but man, the world is full are far more colors - USE THEM. Don't limit on who you bumped into at temple the previous evening.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Woah, this editing does the opposite!

    by louisse

    Love pixar, badly edited video. I'd love to see this done well though

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Shocking editing!

    by john_nada

    Who did this crap! Almost impossible to ruin Pixar imagery but this hack does. And, yes, before anyone says "could you do better" etc....yes I can. I edit for film and this is bad!

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    editing is crap but PIXAR is vomit

    by 1997-2011

    so under the circumstances the one who did the video did the best he can to present a collection of vomit, its not his fault the vomit was so immense.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    jag_off it's 'Intro' - The xx

    by mrlebowski

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    thecomedian77...

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    Mr. Fox is awesome. Just watched it again last week with my kids. I love Pixar and am thrilled that I can pop any one of their movies into my PS3 and not worry about my kids seeing something they shouldn't. But Fantastic Mr. Fox is better than or at least on par with a lot of Pixar.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    I rather liked it

    by Ninja Nerd

    Of course, I'm so old my first animated film was running past the drawings in our cave REAL fast.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    This is... I want to say a really rude word.

    by King_Knut

    Quick riposte to harry's geek culture post: There is no geek culture. As soon as you identify it as a culture it ceases to become geek. geeks are isolated, and passionate about the unusual in the face of ridiculous pressure to conform. By assigning geekdom a culture, you deem it socially viable and peer-governed, thereby dimishing the passion and independence beind it. Fuck that. I love archery. I love cooking. I love my family. I love films. I love films because I love them, not because I know some obscure films and talking to others about them makes me feel superior. Italian neo-realism? Don't give a fuck. Citizen Kane? Overrated. I like early John Carpenter, early John Landis, Hitchcock and Kubrick. I own a multi-region surround sound system and about 15 R1 Criterion DVD's (I live in the UK). I miss Barry Norman (and why not), and find Mark Kermode equal parts funny and pretentious. Do I qualify as a geek? Do I? Do I? Do I give a fuck? No.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Greatest studio ever? Come ON!

    by Timmy Chicago

    Get real. I love Pixar films too, but to gloss over film history by crowning a production company that has made batch of films as the greatest ever does a disservice to the film studios that created the raw material that Pixar mines for inspiration.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Locke815, real men don't Talkback.

    by Timmy Chicago

    Instead, they do the things that make Talkbackers wiggle in their seats.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed this, especially the scenes from UP

    by angry kitty

    say what you will about the rest of that Pixar movie, but the opening montage of Carl and his wife's journey together is some of the most touching and emotionally beautiful I've seen. If you don't tear up at least a little, you have no soul. sorry it is true.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    king_knut...

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    Wow, you're pretty uppity for a Brit. But seriously, I agree with almost everything you said. Well spoken, my friend. Does making microwave popcorn count as cooking? If so, I love cooking too.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    The first song...

    by GuyFawkes

    Does anyone know what the name and artist is. An earlier poster mentioned a title and band and I can't find any info on that band anywhere.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Nevermind...here's the list of songs used...

    by GuyFawkes

    "Intro" by The XX remains courtesy of Young Turks, © 2009. "La Vie En Rose" performed by Louis Armstrong remains courtesy The Verve Music Group. "Down to Earth" by Peter Gabriel from the film Wall-E 2008. "You've Got a Friend in Me" by Randy Newman from the film Toy Story 1995 Found this on the youtube description.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Up's opening was pretty touching, but not the GREATEST scene ever?

    by Professor_Monster

    Only a man-child would say that because it takes a cartoon to reach you in your locked infancy. Pixar would be a much better studio if they'd never made The Incredibles.

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    BRAINDRAIN

    by DANNYGL0VERS_DICKBLOOD

    Would somebody shut that asshat up? He's like a gnat on a hot day.

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Love it or hate it...

    by VinnyMac666

    If you don't like Pixar or you're a huge fan of everything from Toy Story to Up. If you think watching anything animated makes you a child or if you're watching cartoons right now. Whatever your opinion is; it's cool and it's yours to have... But why the fuck is everything such vile hate speech around here? Whatever happened to being able to state a REASON for hating or liking something in an intelligent matter? Or am I just delusional for thinking that ever existed? I don't care if someone hates movies I like, but I'd appreciate if they could state something beyond "It's big suckass crap and you're an asshole for liking it." AICN is becoming more and more pathetic.

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Pixar = hideously overrated.

    by MajorFrontbum

    It's the truth. Now get over it!

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    braindrain got huge balls

    by 1997-2011

    He can can say intelligent one-liners that trump everyone's endless paragraph long rants. That takes skill. so fuck you dannygl0vers_dickblood you just got owned.

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    This is a very bad edit

    by TKO

    Some of the clips do quite the opposite of what the audio clips is trying to convey. This mash-up of videos is so emotionally lacking it's making me second-guess Harry's judgment and taste now. You actually cried watching this wreck?

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    "You smell like your Mom's house" is pwnage?

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Wow, the standards here have really dropped sharply while I was away.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Ratatouille? Crap? SERIOUSLY?

    by ScotFree

    With all the crap that gets shoved down our throats these, days, darthvadersbadside, you're saying Ratatouille is crap? The only people I know who hated that movie are the ones (like sonic mentioned) that went into their screening of it expecting a chatty, over-flowing with laughs children's cartoon. To me, its the film in Pixar's canon that finishes their transition from "good/great family films" to "great films." Oh, and as for your question: Remy, Colette, Linguini, Skinner, Horst, Anton Ego, Ambrister...shall I go on?

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Wake me up when Pixar makes a PINOCCHIO

    by Subtitles_Off

    or an IRON GIANT or a GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES or even a TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE or a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST or a SNOW WHITE hell, I'd settle for them coming close to a JUNGLE BOOK People who go on and on about how great Pixar is haven't seen very many good movies. Their basis for comparison is all out of whack. Period.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    The beauty of shit blowing up in action movies makes me cry...

    by MrMysteryGuest

    because they blow up real good!

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Re: "The Iron Giant kills PIXAR"

    by chifforobe

    In a way, the Iron Giant is proto-Pixar-- considering it was created by Brad Bird, who went on to do some of the most seminal Pixar films (The Incredibles, Ratatouille). So while I would say The Iron Giant is easily the best stop-motion film of the last 60 years or more-- comparing it to Pixar is general is a little bizarre.