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(Film.com)   Pixar goes old school with the first full-length trailer for Monsters University   (film.com) divider line 115
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2013-02-11 01:25:19 PM
Can't wait, Pixar's best film.
 
2013-02-11 03:11:40 PM
Meh. Pixar jumped the shark with Luxo jr. Everything since has been pandering pabulum for the masses. But whatever. Enjoy your tripe, sheeple!
 
2013-02-11 03:14:11 PM
Why can't they make normal cartoons anymore?

What's with this fancy computer generated crap?
 
2013-02-11 03:16:43 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Can't wait, Pixar's best film.


This isn't the sequel to  The Incredibles...
 
2013-02-11 03:18:15 PM
Awesome, it releases a week after my son's 3rd birthday.

I am planning to take him to Disneyland for the first time for his birthday. This will be a fun follow-up the next week.
 
2013-02-11 03:21:15 PM
I love your movies pixar, I really do. But please start going back to new stories. I know everyone loves what you have already done (except Cars) but just move on and keep the creative ideas flowing. I'll still be optimistic about this movie but I was not really interested in seeing another Monsters Inc movie. I'm also not thrilled about a Finding Nemo 2.
 
2013-02-11 03:21:24 PM

doczoidberg: Why can't they make normal cartoons anymore?

What's with this fancy computer generated crap?


It's way easier, cheaper, and less labor-intensive than traditional cartoons.
 
2013-02-11 03:25:30 PM

marcre3363: Awesome, it releases a week after my son's 3rd birthday.

I am planning to take him to Disneyland for the first time for his birthday. This will be a fun follow-up the next week.


Three is too early. He won't remember it and will be too small for many attractions. I would wait until kindergarten for Disney.
 
2013-02-11 03:26:03 PM
I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+
 
2013-02-11 03:27:22 PM
I like how they toned Sully down for this picture.  He was still in pretty good shape during his early college years.
 
2013-02-11 03:29:18 PM
In case you want to enroll...

/I still maintain that World War III will be brought about by someone asking, "What's your favorite Pixar film?"
 
2013-02-11 03:33:28 PM

madgonad: marcre3363: Awesome, it releases a week after my son's 3rd birthday.

I am planning to take him to Disneyland for the first time for his birthday. This will be a fun follow-up the next week.

Three is too early. He won't remember it and will be too small for many attractions. I would wait until kindergarten for Disney.


Don't know about Disneyland, but Disney World was perfect for our son about three months before his third birthday.  They get in free under 3, and there are enough attractions that they can go no to make it worthwhile.
 
2013-02-11 03:36:33 PM

ActionJoe: I love your movies pixar, I really do. But please start going back to new stories. I know everyone loves what you have already done (except Cars) but just move on and keep the creative ideas flowing. I'll still be optimistic about this movie but I was not really interested in seeing another Monsters Inc movie. I'm also not thrilled about a Finding Nemo 2.


Ah what?  PIXAR kicks out a sequel and you suddenly forget about Brave, UP!, WALL*E, Ratatouille, etc.  And The Good Monster is due next year.  And many people considered Toy Story 3 the best PIXAR movie released (I don't).

/and a shiat load of people loved Cars - with tie-ins, dvd sales, etc - it has made more coin for Pixar than any other movie
 
2013-02-11 03:37:22 PM

abrannan: Don't know about Disneyland, but Disney World was perfect for our son about three months before his third birthday.  They get in free under 3, and there are enough attractions that they can go no to make it worthwhile.


I would consider Disneyland more suitable for kids under 3.  But both work.
 
2013-02-11 03:40:33 PM
I've still yet to not enjoy a Pixar movie. Sure, Cars wasn't awesome, but it was watchable. Cars 2 was pandering, but the in jokes for car guys were hilarious.

Pixar movies are some of the very, VERY few I actually try to catch in the theater.
 
2013-02-11 03:41:59 PM

Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+


"Cars" was fine, if not up to the usual Pixar standards. But "Cars II" was crap.
 
2013-02-11 03:42:04 PM

gingerjet: abrannan: Don't know about Disneyland, but Disney World was perfect for our son about three months before his third birthday.  They get in free under 3, and there are enough attractions that they can go no to make it worthwhile.

I would consider Disneyland more suitable for kids under 3.  But both work.


I prefer Disneyland because it's all in one place, distilled down to the essentials.   Disney World takes days to do properly.
 
2013-02-11 03:43:16 PM

madgonad: marcre3363: Awesome, it releases a week after my son's 3rd birthday.

I am planning to take him to Disneyland for the first time for his birthday. This will be a fun follow-up the next week.

Three is too early. He won't remember it and will be too small for many attractions. I would wait until kindergarten for Disney.


Who said anything about him remembering it? I'm just looking for an excuse to go.

I'm sure he'll love it, though. Last year we took him out to see the dinosaurs in Cabazon when we were out visiting. My mom made him a book with the pictures and he pulls it out every few weeks to look at it.
 
2013-02-11 03:45:58 PM
Hmm...hoping they saved their best stuff for the movie, because I didn't really see much in the trailer that screamed "SEE ME!"  Of course, I have kids, so I guess it doesn't matter.
 
2013-02-11 03:48:04 PM
gingerjet:

/and a shiat load of people loved Cars - with tie-ins, dvd sales, etc - it has made more coin for Pixar than any other movie

I remember thinking it was complete crap that the studio heads were worried about the merchandising opportunities for "Up".

Now that I have kids, I understand it. It's mind boggling the amount of "Cars" branded items that are out there and they myst be making a mint. I'll take my son shopping and he'll start screaming "Mater! McQueen!" It'll take me a couple seconds of scanning the aisle to realize he spotted a can of Cambell's soup with them on the label. He immediately spots these items as we cruise down the aisle.
 
2013-02-11 03:48:18 PM
Is it time to tell PIXAR to shut up and take my money? Because I think it's time to tell PIXAR to shut up and take my money.

/shut up!
//take my money!
///kitty!
 
2013-02-11 03:50:09 PM

Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+


I didn't think it was bad either, but the fark consensus was that Cars 2 was awful.

Anyways, WHAR INCREDIBLES 2 WHAR
 
2013-02-11 03:50:20 PM

Robert1966: Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+

"Cars" was fine, if not up to the usual Pixar standards. But "Cars II" was crap.


Cars II had a better character development arc than the first film.  And a better message.  And better "in-jokes".  it only suffered because of its association with the first film.  Had it been an original film with a new cast of characters, it'd have fared much better.
 
2013-02-11 03:54:54 PM
First time I saw the original was in a doctor's waiting room. (They put up movies to keep the kids distracted.) A family member was going through one of those medical scares that turns out to not be so scary but initially can freak you out. Long story short, the movie had me welling up by the end. I wonder if it would have the same effect if I watched it again without having to worry about whether someone close to me was dying.
 
2013-02-11 03:55:56 PM

abrannan: Robert1966: Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+

"Cars" was fine, if not up to the usual Pixar standards. But "Cars II" was crap.

Cars II had a better character development arc than the first film.  And a better message.  And better "in-jokes".  it only suffered because of its association with the first film.  Had it been an original film with a new cast of characters, it'd have fared much better.


I really think if Cars 2 would have been Cars 1 (well, there would have taken some explanation for why a race car is friends with a POS tow truck), it would have been better received.

There's a bunch of folks who have been waiting and salivating at the thought of Pixar turning out a turd, and with Cars 2 being a sequel to their weakest film, it doesn't matter what the movie was actually like. The people waiting for something to complain about were going to turn out in droves talking about how the movie was crap. Never mind that the story was more original than the first movie and the jokes were better, they needed something to hate.
 
2013-02-11 04:01:23 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: First time I saw the original was in a doctor's waiting room. (They put up movies to keep the kids distracted.) A family member was going through one of those medical scares that turns out to not be so scary but initially can freak you out. Long story short, the movie had me welling up by the end. I wonder if it would have the same effect if I watched it again without having to worry about whether someone close to me was dying.


Considering that the room starts getting dusty for a lot of us at the mere mention of that final scene ("Kitty!") I'm going to say that you'll still be welling up. It still might be their most perfect ending.
 
2013-02-11 04:01:28 PM

doczoidberg: Why can't they make normal cartoons anymore?

What's with this fancy computer generated crap?


They do, but this is about Pixar and their upcoming release. Pixar has only done CGI since it started with Toy Story back in the 90's (and don't do 'normal' cartoons). Did you miss Arrietty or Summer Wars? You should check them out.
 
2013-02-11 04:05:01 PM

gingerjet: UP!


Also known as "Let's sucker-punch the viewers in the first 10 minutes!"

Have you noticed that Pixar seems to very much enjoy including 'adult fears' into their kids movies?

"Your wife has died to a vicious, psychotic killer, and now your son has been kidnapped! Your only companion is a clever yet short-term amnesiatic woman!"

/Yes I sort of stole that from TV tropes.

I wonder if that's why Miyazaki and Lassiter are close friends...
 
2013-02-11 04:06:04 PM

akula: Pixar turning out a turd


I never liked Ratatoullie.  For some reason with all of their cartoonish styles, I couldn't get past a rat controlling the motor functions of a dorky guy by pulling his hair.  That and Oswalt's voice is nails on chalkboard to me.
 
2013-02-11 04:06:59 PM
At first glance it looks more riddled with clichés than previous efforts.
 
2013-02-11 04:09:32 PM
My son will be almost three when this comes out, so maybe this will be his first trip to a movie theatre.
 
2013-02-11 04:10:24 PM
Nothing this movie does could possibly match the emotinal tone of the last minute and a half of Monsters Inc.

I have seen enough college faternity movies, one more really isn't needed.

The *ONE* and *ONLY* non-Toy-Story Pixar movie that could possibly work as a sequel is The Incredibles.

Instead we get Old School minus the shiat that makes OS funny and don't even get me started on Cars 2. Aint buying that movie. Cars 1 will suffice for the 6 year old.
 
2013-02-11 04:19:05 PM

thecpt: akula: Pixar turning out a turd

I never liked Ratatoullie.  For some reason with all of their cartoonish styles, I couldn't get past a rat controlling the motor functions of a dorky guy by pulling his hair.  That and Oswalt's voice is nails on chalkboard to me.


I like it just for the description of eating cheese and strawberries.
 
2013-02-11 04:28:38 PM

soporific: Considering that the room starts getting dusty for a lot of us at the mere mention of that final scene ("Kitty!") I'm going to say that you'll still be welling up. It still might be their most perfect ending.


Even just thinking about it gives me goosebumps.  It was amazingly done.
 
2013-02-11 04:28:48 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: thecpt: akula: Pixar turning out a turd

I never liked Ratatoullie.  For some reason with all of their cartoonish styles, I couldn't get past a rat controlling the motor functions of a dorky guy by pulling his hair.  That and Oswalt's voice is nails on chalkboard to me.

I like it just for the description of eating cheese and strawberries.


but you don't actually get to eat them...and now I'm hungry.  Damnit.

/finally watched this trailer. looks pretty bad.
 
2013-02-11 04:29:22 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Nothing this movie does could possibly match the emotinal tone of the last minute and a half of Monsters Inc.



Not gonna cry... not gonna cry... not gonna cry.....
 
2013-02-11 04:30:04 PM
Walt Disney himself said that he stood firmly on no sequels.  I wish Lasseter had the same stance.  I admit Toy Story 2 was almost as good as part 1 but that seems to be a rare exception.

Monsters University? Yawn. I guess more of a prequel. Might rent the blue-ray for TD/Animation studies.

/probably not.
 
2013-02-11 04:31:51 PM
MU looks like UC Berkeley.
 
2013-02-11 04:45:04 PM

bob_ross: Walt Disney himself said that he stood firmly on no sequels.


He also "borrowed" a lot of fairy tales for free under public domain and lobbied Congress to extend copyright on his own movies and cartoons.

I don't care if you do a sequel as long as it's done well...
 
2013-02-11 04:46:29 PM

teto85: MU looks like UC Berkeley.


Pixar is located right around the corner from Berkeley, so yeah that's not a real surprise.
 
2013-02-11 04:48:05 PM

thecpt: akula: Pixar turning out a turd

I never liked Ratatoullie.  For some reason with all of their cartoonish styles, I couldn't get past a rat controlling the motor functions of a dorky guy by pulling his hair.  That and Oswalt's voice is nails on chalkboard to me.


I was really expecting not to like Ratatouille. I put off watching it, thinking it would be the first Pixar movie I just didn't enjoy.

While I don't like it as much as some of their other movies, I did find it enjoyable and touching. So yeah, where I'm concerned Pixar has yet to make a true stinker. Sure, some are better than others, but their record is rather stronger than everybody else.
 
2013-02-11 04:49:07 PM

madgonad: marcre3363: Awesome, it releases a week after my son's 3rd birthday.

I am planning to take him to Disneyland for the first time for his birthday. This will be a fun follow-up the next week.

Three is too early. He won't remember it and will be too small for many attractions. I would wait until kindergarten for Disney.


^^^This.

A long time ago in the late 80's I went to Disney World when I was 5.  I have probably a good half dozen or so memories that I can recall from that trip.  If I was 3...I have maybe like one memory when I was 3.

I can't say I can recall too many ~3 year old attractions worthwhile.  I was limited enough when I was 5.
 
2013-02-11 04:51:39 PM
I'm not thrilled with this idea but this is Pixar so I'm more than willing to give them a chance to surprise me.  They always have before.
 
2013-02-11 04:53:53 PM
The new Car's ride is easily the best ride in either Disney Land or California Adventure....
I can't speak for DisneyWorld or Epcot, as i haven't been there in 20 years.
 
2013-02-11 05:12:25 PM
I wish pixar would re-render their movies every few years to make them look better. The original monsters inc is starting too look a little dated now.
 
2013-02-11 05:15:13 PM

thecpt: Decillion: I'm going to say it. Cars was a pleasant and enjoyable movie. C+

I didn't think it was bad either, but the fark consensus was that Cars 2 was awful.

Anyways, WHAR INCREDIBLES 2 WHAR


Personally, I'd prefer if they didn't do any sequels at all.  What was wrong with the first one (of any particular movie) that you have to have a bunch more?  I'd rather see new stories.
 
2013-02-11 05:15:29 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: First time I saw the original was in a doctor's waiting room. (They put up movies to keep the kids distracted.) A family member was going through one of those medical scares that turns out to not be so scary but initially can freak you out. Long story short, the movie had me welling up by the end. I wonder if it would have the same effect if I watched it again without having to worry about whether someone close to me was dying.


I'm not a "Cry at movies" kind of guy but the ending "Kitty" line has me fighting them back every damn time. May have something to do with me being a single dad, I don't know
 
2013-02-11 05:21:08 PM
I love that CGI movies are now called "Old School." Kind of like how the classic rock station in my city plays Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam. Has anyone released a hand-drawn animated film in the last ten years? The only one I can think of is The Frog Prince. There's something charming about hand drawn animation.
 
2013-02-11 05:25:18 PM
It sure would be nice if you could consistently make quality animation with Flash.  I wonder if that would alleviate the cost of 2d animation?
 
2013-02-11 05:27:00 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Personally, I'd prefer if they didn't do any sequels at all.  What was wrong with the first one (of any particular movie) that you have to have a bunch more?  I'd rather see new stories.


I kind of agree, they are capable of delivering completely fresh stories.  But after seeing TS 3, I don't know... I kind of want a sequel to my favorite pixar movie
 
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