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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
 
2013-02-11 05:30:34 PM
If it doesn't have Ickis, Oblina, Krumm and The Gromble, I'm skipping it.
 
2013-02-11 05:39:55 PM

akula: 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.


I couldn't finish Cars 2 or Ratatouille.
 
2013-02-11 05:44:26 PM

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


I'm an Up man, myself, but I CANNOT WAIT for Monsters University.
 
2013-02-11 05:48:08 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Popcorn Johnny: Can't wait, Pixar's best film.

I'm an Up man, myself, but I CANNOT WAIT for Monsters University.


I can't wait for Up 2. Just 90 minutes of Russel sitting in a graveyard talking to Karl's gravestone.
 
2013-02-11 05:50:13 PM

Digitalstrange: I'm not a "Cry at movies" kind of guy but the ending "Kitty" line has me fighting them back every damn time.


Me too.

<3 <3 <3
 
2013-02-11 05:51:58 PM

Tommy Moo: 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.


Ponyo.
 
2013-02-11 05:52:54 PM
Trailer looks OK but having Kickstart My Heart on it seems inappropriate
 
2013-02-11 05:54:47 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


Either that or buy back the Fantastic Four rights and have Brad Bird direct it.
 
2013-02-11 05:59:45 PM
Monsters Inc is my favorite Pixar movie. I liked the trailer to the prequel. It looks like it'll entertain me.

As far as other Pixar movies, the only one that I thought was only meh was Brave. (I didn't see Cars or Cars 2 thought.)
 
2013-02-11 06:01:07 PM

Ed Grubermann: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Popcorn Johnny: Can't wait, Pixar's best film.

I'm an Up man, myself, but I CANNOT WAIT for Monsters University.

I can't wait for Up 2. Just 90 minutes of Russel sitting in a graveyard talking to Karl's gravestone.


Telling Karl the stories of how their adventure made the kids grow up to be good people.

/dusty in here
 
2013-02-11 06:05:47 PM

Ed Grubermann: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Popcorn Johnny: Can't wait, Pixar's best film.

I'm an Up man, myself, but I CANNOT WAIT for Monsters University.

I can't wait for Up 2. Just 90 minutes of Russel sitting in a graveyard talking to Karl's gravestone.


no, it's 90 minutes of Karl sitting by Russel's grave.
 
2013-02-11 06:11:25 PM

thecpt: Anyways, WHAR INCREDIBLES 2 WHAR


Hmm. What would Incredibles 2 be about? The "nobody's super if everybody's super" thing is done, the supers are no longer in the closet ...hat's left, besides pitting them against various super-villians?

I think an Incredibles 2 would probably be "just another superhero film," but in 100% CG.

/also, ratatouille is the only Pixar film I didn't like (that I've seen)
//haven't seen the most recent ones
///yet
 
2013-02-11 06:19:23 PM
Did anyone else notice that the college fight song was "Now That We're Men" from the Spongebob movie?
 
2013-02-11 06:24:02 PM

Uncle Tractor: I think an Incredibles 2 would probably be "just another superhero film," but in 100% CG.


Not off the table for Brad Bird (director of the original), though he'd only do it if they could get a really good story first and foremost.
 
2013-02-11 06:30:16 PM

ds_4815: Not off the table for Brad Bird (director of the original), though he'd only do it  if they could get a really good story first and foremost.


As long as he sticks with those conditions, I'm good.
 
2013-02-11 06:35:58 PM

HMS_Blinkin: It's way easier, cheaper, and less labor-intensive than traditional cartoons.


I understand that in terms of real cel-animation vs, computer, but South Park has managed to make a CG engine make a product that looks like construction paper, can Disney really not make a CG program that spoofs the 2D, non-shaded, textureless cartoon graphics of the classic look? I can't imagine not rendering 3D graphics is harder to design than full 3D models of everything.
 
2013-02-11 06:37:20 PM

akula: 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.


Cars was a C+ at best, IMO. So I skipped Cars 2. Brave was another C effort. Everything else they've done has been awesome. Thing is though, they've been getting their butts kicked by other studios. The best animated films I've recently seen are Tangled (Disney) and How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks).
 
2013-02-11 06:39:48 PM

nmrsnr: HMS_Blinkin: It's way easier, cheaper, and less labor-intensive than traditional cartoons.

I understand that in terms of real cel-animation vs, computer, but South Park has managed to make a CG engine make a product that looks like construction paper, can Disney really not make a CG program that spoofs the 2D, non-shaded, textureless cartoon graphics of the classic look? I can't imagine not rendering 3D graphics is harder to design than full 3D models of everything.


Paperman was a good step in this direction.
 
2013-02-11 06:41:31 PM
Do they sell the MU decals for the back of the SUV yet?
 
2013-02-11 06:41:37 PM

nmrsnr: can Disney really not make a CG program that spoofs the 2D, non-shaded, textureless cartoon graphics of the classic look?


They can.
 
2013-02-11 06:42:12 PM
...ah hell.  *shakes fist*
 
2013-02-11 06:44:01 PM

DigitalCoffee: 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.


I did miss Summer Wars! thanks!
 
2013-02-11 06:59:30 PM
GIVE PIXAR A STAR WARS MOVIE

thank you
 
2013-02-11 07:28:35 PM
is this the one where the green thing gets its first gay sexual experience and the furry blue one gets a blowjob?
 
2013-02-11 07:37:08 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.


Three isn't too early. Even if your child doesn't remember the trip, the memories are for the parents as well. Plus, you take pictures that document the trip, and when they're old enough, they will appreciate those memories as well.
 
2013-02-11 07:41:31 PM

Digitalstrange: 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


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SUPERMAN.
 
2013-02-11 07:53:50 PM

KillAllHumans: DigitalCoffee: 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.

I did miss Summer Wars! thanks!


Welcome. There was also 'Children who chase lost voices', but I didn't recommend that since I haven't seen it yet.

/also 'King of Thorn' not recommended since one character can't stop saying fark every 5 seconds
//and 'Oblivion Island' had some real creepy CGI work
 
2013-02-11 08:00:26 PM

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

What's with this fancy computer generated crap?


You have to balance intellectually valuable content(plot, character development, etc) within the equation.

Not many stories are driving enough to get people to stare at the more plain art of traditional animation.  That is a chore for the production side of the movie, as well as for the ADHD addled masses.

They throw millions in production value at the visual effects and starring voice actors(easiest stimulation of the senses, and they stop there because it can create a similar euphoria as mental stimulation), and pennies at the scripts.  No creativity or intellect needed to make, just technical skill.  Meets the criteria of the lowest common denominator and makes more sales because of it.
 
2013-02-11 08:00:58 PM

gingerjet: 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


Problem is they only do one film a year.  So if that film's a sequel that's all we get out of them.  I'd much rather see new stuff than sequels, but I wish they'd do two films a year if one was a sequel.  I suppose the quality would likely suffer, so I'm just going to say I wish they'd do less sequels.  And for God's sake no more farking Cars.
 
2013-02-11 08:03:18 PM

vudukungfu: Do they sell the MU decals for the back of the SUV yet?


When they do I want one (No SUV though)
 
2013-02-11 08:18:03 PM

Digitalstrange: 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


Seconded.
 
2013-02-11 08:21:28 PM
The head of story for Pixar (Matthew Luhn) was at my church yesterday, great stories and phenomenal person
 
2013-02-11 08:23:49 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.


Really. It had anthropomorphic rats, but your suspension of disbelief ended there?
 
2013-02-11 08:25:53 PM

Uncle Tractor: thecpt: Anyways, WHAR INCREDIBLES 2 WHAR

Hmm. What would Incredibles 2 be about? The "nobody's super if everybody's super" thing is done, the supers are no longer in the closet ...hat's left, besides pitting them against various super-villians?

I think an Incredibles 2 would probably be "just another superhero film," but in 100% CG.


Seems to me you have the tired, resentful heroes who decide to let people help themselves for awhile.  Although if they bring it back holy CRAP is the baby going to be overpowered.
 
2013-02-11 08:54:04 PM

LazerFish: 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.


it's a bit more complicated than that.

Besides, I still think they look better than most of the other studios current 3d stuff.
 
2013-02-11 09:11:18 PM

dehehn: gingerjet: 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

Problem is they only do one film a year.  So if that film's a sequel that's all we get out of them.  I'd much rather see new stuff than sequels, but I wish they'd do two films a year if one was a sequel.  I suppose the quality would likely suffer, so I'm just going to say I wish they'd do less sequels.  And for God's sake no more farking Cars.


Sorry dude but Cars is a cash cow, a merchandising monster. It ain't dying.
 
2013-02-11 09:14:05 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Although if they bring it back holy CRAP is the baby going to be overpowered.


They could make it a Watchmen-esque exploration of the psyche of an all powerful being! I can picture it now.

Baby: Bob, I experience time in a way you cannot possibly comprehend.
(later)
Bob [kneeling in the snow]: DO IT!
[Baby explodes Bob into a red mist]
 
2013-02-11 09:56:25 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.


I gotta agree on this.  I brought my 3 and 8 year olds.  Mom had to stay on the sidelines holding the 3 year old while me and the 8 year old had the time of our lives.  3 is too young.  Oh, and five years later the 3 year old insists we never went so there's that. :)
 
2013-02-11 10:01:15 PM

Brubold: akula: 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.

Cars was a C+ at best, IMO. So I skipped Cars 2. Brave was another C effort. Everything else they've done has been awesome. Thing is though, they've been getting their butts kicked by other studios. The best animated films I've recently seen are Tangled (Disney) and How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks).


I'll add Wreck-It-Ralph to that list. I liked that movie a lot more than I liked Brave. (In fact, I liked Paperman a lot more than I liked Brave.)
 
2013-02-11 10:10:57 PM

soporific: Brubold: akula: 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.

Cars was a C+ at best, IMO. So I skipped Cars 2. Brave was another C effort. Everything else they've done has been awesome. Thing is though, they've been getting their butts kicked by other studios. The best animated films I've recently seen are Tangled (Disney) and How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks).

I'll add Wreck-It-Ralph to that list. I liked that movie a lot more than I liked Brave. (In fact, I liked Paperman a lot more than I liked Brave.)


I, too, liked Wreck-it-Ralph much more than I expected.  Of course now I can't say Call of Duty without turning into my inner 3 year old.
 
2013-02-11 10:25:55 PM

Digitalstrange: vudukungfu: Do they sell the MU decals for the back of the SUV yet?

When they do I want one (No SUV though)


Virulent trafic marketig
 
2013-02-11 10:31:42 PM

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


Supposedly he wanted Fantasia to have sequels, or revised re-releases with segments swapped out each time. Unless that was just what Roy Disney said to get Fantasia 2000 made.
 
2013-02-11 10:39:57 PM
Pixar is not afraid of throwing some heart-wrenching subject material into their cartoons. Toy Story 2's 'When Somebody Loved Me' was a real tear jerker, and the end of Toy Story 3 'I have the Moon' raised more than a little dust.
 
2013-02-11 11:49:39 PM

Tommy Moo: 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.


"The Frog Prince"? Did you mean Disney's The Princess and the Frog? I know of no recent animated movie named "The Frog Prince," hand-drawn or otherwise.

The Princess and the Frog wasn't hand-drawn. Just because it's 2D doesn't mean it's hand-drawn. Most pro 2D animation these days is done by software such as Toon Boom Harmony, and TP&tF used Toon Boom Harmony a lot. Much of the 2D animation you see these days uses that and/or similar software.


Thresher: soporific: Brubold: akula: 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.

Cars was a C+ at best, IMO. So I skipped Cars 2. Brave was another C effort. Everything else they've done has been awesome. Thing is though, they've been getting their butts kicked by other studios. The best animated films I've recently seen are Tangled (Disney) and How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks).

I'll add Wreck-It-Ralph to that list. I liked that movie a lot more than I liked Brave. (In fact, I liked Paperman a lot more than I liked Brave.)

I, too, liked Wreck-it-Ralph much more than I expected.  Of course now I can't say Call of Duty without turning into my inner 3 year old.

Rise of the Guardians was the best animated feature of the ones I saw last year. I don't care what the Golden Globes or Motion Picture Academy think.

Wreck-It Ralph was also quite good, and yes, better than Brave (which, don't get me wrong, was pretty darn good). I have yet to see any of the three Halloween blockbuster animated movies from last year.
 
2013-02-12 12:01:53 AM

red5ish: Pixar is not afraid of throwing some heart-wrenching subject material into their cartoons. Toy Story 2's 'When Somebody Loved Me' was a real tear jerker, and the end of Toy Story 3 'I have the Moon' raised more than a little dust.


To me the more emotionally powerful moment in TS3 was in the furnace when Jesse turn to Buzz and asks "What do we do now?" and he looks back hopelessly and just holds out his hand and they all join hands and wait to die.
 
2013-02-12 12:08:03 AM
hey, i went to a university

I'm curious to watch Mike W. huffing whippets in between bong hits

wait. it's not set at Iowa? nevermind.
 
2013-02-12 12:25:23 AM

Ed Grubermann: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Popcorn Johnny: Can't wait, Pixar's best film.

I'm an Up man, myself, but I CANNOT WAIT for Monsters University.

I can't wait for Up 2. Just 90 minutes of Russel sitting in a graveyard talking to Karl's gravestone.


Thank you for that.  I had a helluva day and needed an inappropriate laugh.
 
zez
2013-02-12 12:56:05 AM

omeganuepsilon: They throw millions in production value at the visual effects and starring voice actors(easiest stimulation of the senses, and they stop there because it can create a similar euphoria as mental stimulation), and pennies at the scripts. No creativity or intellect needed to make, just technical skill. Meets the criteria of the lowest common denominator and makes more sales because of it.


I LOVED Wreck it Ralph and think it's one of the best recent cartoons but the voice work was so perfect that it kept pulling me out of the movie imagining the actors playing the parts rather than just enjoying the show.
 
zez
2013-02-12 01:02:50 AM

taxandspend: For comparison, The Princess and the Frog cost $105 million, Winnie the Pooh 2011 cost $30 million


The latest Winnie the Pooh movie was fantastic
 
2013-02-12 01:06:15 AM

Thresher: 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.

I gotta agree on this.  I brought my 3 and 8 year olds.  Mom had to stay on the sidelines holding the 3 year old while me and the 8 year old had the time of our lives.  3 is too young.  Oh, and five years later the 3 year old insists we never went so there's that. :)


Again. THIS.

I was five and I remember going that time. 42 years later. I made up for it by working there when I got older.

There are too many strollers and now too many kids who should be walking but are in strollers and too many adult scooters.

Wear hard toe shoes, not sandals unless you want tread marks on them.

www.totalbodyhs.net
 
2013-02-12 01:25:31 AM

zez: omeganuepsilon: They throw millions in production value at the visual effects and starring voice actors(easiest stimulation of the senses, and they stop there because it can create a similar euphoria as mental stimulation), and pennies at the scripts. No creativity or intellect needed to make, just technical skill. Meets the criteria of the lowest common denominator and makes more sales because of it.

I LOVED Wreck it Ralph and think it's one of the best recent cartoons but the voice work was so perfect that it kept pulling me out of the movie imagining the actors playing the parts rather than just enjoying the show.


Haven't seen it, but I do know what you mean.  Despicable Me did that, because I couldn't quite get past his voice.  Recognizable sounds but the accent threw me.  Bugged me that I couldn't figure out who it was, and then when someone told me, I spent time trying to reconcile the difference.

Even in live action, say, House when it was on.  Hugh Laurie does a great american accent, but at times covered with a lisp that seemed un-natural and inconsistent. (not saying he's a bad actor or anything, i wouldn't have ever guessed if I didn't know, but after I heard him in an interview about the subject, the flaws stuck out)
Apollo on Battlestar Galactica(the remake) had me completely fooled.  Saw it in an interview and was taken aback for a moment.

Time spent wondering or noticing a flaw can detract from an experience.  Celebrities in commercial voicovers are some of the worst offenders.  A lot of the time I can't remember the product at all because my mind was trying to place the voice.

Another problem is uncanny-ness of some characters to their voice.  Goodman was good in Monsters.  Anthony Hopkins was bad(again, nothing to do with the performance, just the iconic value of his voice) in Beowulf even though it was more or less a direct model of him(which is what made it uncanny), yet Beowulf and the guy who voiced him was great, as was Wiglaf and many other characters.  (a lot of people hated beowulf, but on the whole I loved it)

/pardon the rant
//tired but don't want to hit the sack
 
2013-02-12 02:13:23 AM

gunga galunga: Meh. Pixar jumped the shark with Luxo jr. Everything since has been pandering pabulum for the masses. But whatever. Enjoy your tripe, sheeple!


I love that comment because I have a big white Luxo lamp sitting on my desk.

/really want a chrome one
//and four or five Luxo, Jr's.
 
2013-02-12 02:18:38 AM

marcre3363: 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.


Some tips for you:
- I hope you live/staying near by.  Go early in the morning before the lines, and then around lunch head back for a nap.  Head back in the afternoon after he's all rested.
- When he starts to get tired, its time to stop and let him rest, even if daddy wants to ride just one more
- For little kids, you're pretty much limited to Fantasyland and Toon Town.  Probably also the Tiki Room and Jungle Cruise, and the long hike to Winnie the Pooh.
- Don't miss the cool animated diorama in the Castle.
- Pinocchio and Snow White might be too scary for him
 
2013-02-12 02:47:29 AM

DigitalCoffee: KillAllHumans: DigitalCoffee: 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.

I did miss Summer Wars! thanks!

Welcome. There was also 'Children who chase lost voices', but I didn't recommend that since I haven't seen it yet.

/also 'King of Thorn' not recommended since one character can't stop saying fark every 5 seconds
//and 'Oblivion Island' had some real creepy CGI work


Children who chase Voices looks good, I think I'll look into that one as well! :3
 
2013-02-12 04:13:25 AM
Pixar goes old school?  Oh sweet, they're going to do traditional animation, instead of that soulless CGI?  Oh, never mind, I must have misunderstood.
 
2013-02-12 07:33:34 AM

Ghastly: SUPERMAN.


Oh, screw you so very much.  That scene gets me every freaking time.

hideous: Pixar goes old school?  Oh sweet, they're going to do traditional animation, instead of that soulless CGI?  Oh, never mind, I must have misunderstood.


Yeah, right.  "Up!," "Wall-E," and that depression inducing ending to "Toy Story 3" was really soulless just because it was rendered on computers.  Look, man, I love traditional animation as much as the next guy, and have a soft spot for well done claymation as well (Coraline and ParaNorman spring to mind), but they are just mediums.  As long as the story is tight and the medium itself is well served by the artists, who cares?

You're basically arguing that Leonardo's paintings were hack jobs because he didn't carve his works out of marble like a real artist.
 
2013-02-12 07:41:47 AM
I just watched Wreck-it Ralph.  I feel like I should have liked it more due to all the video game references but I couldn't stand Sarah Silverman's voice, and the relationship with Ralph.  So grating.  The background stuff is good, but definitely not a keeper for me.  The story isn't horrible either, though why the glitch itself remains doesn't jive.

I found I enjoyed Cars 2 SO much more than 1.  If you haven't watched either, just watch Doc Hollywood first and for Cars 2 know it's about racecars not doctorin, and Mater is the pig.  Heck, when watching Doc Hollywood, make sure to name the pig Mater. It helps sync the two movies better.

I really have no interest in another college movie.  I do enjoy Monsters Inc, but it's despite Billy Crystal, not because of him.

We just rewatched The Princess and The Frog. FANTASTIC movie.  "The studio's first traditionally animated film since 2004's Home on the Range, The Princess and the Frog marked Disney's return to traditional animation." Granted, even the hand-drawn stuff is software supported, but that's been true for decades now.  Great characters that, while archetypes, aren't full blown stereotypes in my opinion.  1920s New Orleans is a great setting for the music too, but thankfully Randy Newman isn't actually singing of his songs.

Oh, I liked Brave too.  Along with Tiana and Lilo, we have some decent animated female leads.
 
2013-02-12 08:54:42 AM

Digitalstrange: red5ish: Pixar is not afraid of throwing some heart-wrenching subject material into their cartoons. Toy Story 2's 'When Somebody Loved Me' was a real tear jerker, and the end of Toy Story 3 'I have the Moon' raised more than a little dust.

To me the more emotionally powerful moment in TS3 was in the furnace when Jesse turn to Buzz and asks "What do we do now?" and he looks back hopelessly and just holds out his hand and they all join hands and wait to die.


That. Right there. Killed the movie for me and made me mad.
I know Disney has a history of scaring the crap out of kids by visualizing their worst fears, usually in the form of killing a parent or two, but that really upset me, knowing that my child has to process the character they identify with absorbing the fact that they are going to die, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it, so stoically accept it.

No farking way.
 
2013-02-12 09:11:59 AM

Teetotaler: Trailer looks OK but having Kickstart My Heart on it seems inappropriate


They totally should have gone with Sympathy for the Devil.
 
2013-02-12 01:00:40 PM
Maybe its just me, but it seems like they've been on a bit of a downward slope since peaking with Wall*E and Up.
 
2013-02-12 01:19:38 PM
I love Pixar, and I really liked Monsters, Inc (probably my second favorite if I were to rank the Pixar films), so this isn't just me biatching about what happens to be popular.  It seems like this is a generic college story that they didn't need to use the Monsters to tell.  Yes, at some level, all stories can be reduced down to generic template; however I feel like this particular template (wacky college hijinx) is more generic then usual for Pixar.  No doubt it will be entertaining, but I feel like they're losing some of the originality that made them such great story tellers.
 
2013-02-12 01:43:14 PM

ShawnDoc: marcre3363: 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.

Some tips for you:
- I hope you live/staying near by.  Go early in the morning before the lines, and then around lunch head back for a nap.  Head back in the afternoon after he's all rested.
- When he starts to get tired, its time to stop and let him rest, even if daddy wants to ride just one more
- For little kids, you're pretty much limited to Fantasyland and Toon Town.  Probably also the Tiki Room and Jungle Cruise, and the long hike to Winnie the Pooh.
- Don't miss the cool animated diorama in the Castle.
- Pinocchio and Snow White might be too scary for him


The live shows can be pretty entertaining as well, and sitting feels great after all the walking around.  They'll give you a schedule when you head in the gate.
 
2013-02-12 02:33:52 PM

taxandspend: Lili & Stitch cost $80 million (and also had the animation quality of an 1980's Latvian animated film)


Lilo

And unless Latvia had amazing animation in the 80s I don't think you know what you're talking about.
 
2013-02-12 05:27:11 PM

vudukungfu: Do they sell the MU decals for the back of the SUV yet?


Will a pennant do?

http://monstersuniversity.com/edu/store.html
 
2013-02-12 05:31:10 PM

dehehn: Problem is they only do one film a year.


And that film has been in the making for five years. I saw a lecture by one of the animators who went through the entire production cycle of Up!

They truly believe the story is king.
 
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