Pixar is a well known animation studio owned by Disney. Various movies they have produced are Toy Story, The Incredible and Finding Nemo. Pixar is best known for CGI-animated feature films created with RenderMan.
Move over, NCAA March Madness. Twitter user @yeeitsanthony broke the internet last week after posting what has become a very controversial Disney vs. Pixar bracket. We could argue for hours over whether Tarzan or Hercules even belong on the bracket, so you can imagine the spats that are forming over people's winners.
As with anything that goes viral on Twitter, the bracket itself has turned into something of a meme. We're almost partial to the parody brackets!
Princess Merida is the protagonist of Disney Pixars' Brave, and was recently featured in Disney's Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet. In Wreck-It Ralph 2, there is a scene in which all the Disney Princesses are in a room together chatting, and when Merida finally speaks, no one is able to understand a word she says due to her heavy Scottish accent.
This may be a year old but it started circulating the web recently. Twitter has turned this scene into a meme by trying to deciphering what Merida is saying, and the results are just too good not to share.
Even the snobbiest film buff is liable to break down into tears at the beginning of UP but it turns out that there's a lot more to Pixar movies for a cinephile to appreciate. This short video shows, shot for shot, how many sneaky references to classic films are packed into these kids movies. Some are easier to spot than others, you probably had no idea watching Toy Story for the first time that this scene was a reference to Total Recall but an adult who's seen Total Recall may have noticed it:
On the other hand, who could have guess how many references Finding Nemo would make to Kramer vs Kramer:
Entertainment Weekly has this new shot of Finding Dory, in which Dory visits an oceanic rehab center where she meets a beluga whale, Bailey (voiced by Ty Burrell), and a whale shark named Destiny (Kaitlin Olson). According to Burrell, these characters are in rehab because "[Bailey] isn’t great at his own sonar capability, and Destiny has trouble swimming straight." D'aww.
A group of students over at the Victoria University of Wellington breathe life into an ordinary desk lamp using customized computer code and modified electronic circuit design.
Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day is a feature series dedicated to highlighting the latest innovations and visions in the world of consumer product design and gadgetry.
It played for audiences before Finding Nemo 3D, and it aired this week on the Disney channel, but now Pixar's Partysaurus Rex is online for your viewing pleasure. Sit back and enjoy -- it's six minutes of pure, uncut Toy Story goodness. It's also a bathtub rave.
In a genius marketing campaign for Monsters University, Pixar has created an extensively elaborate website for the institute, down to a calendar of events, departments and required textbooks, school merchandise (for four-armed monsters), dining halls, maps, and even more.
Do they accept transfers?
Best news ever -- rumors of another Toy Story have turned out to be partially true. Pixar has announced a series of TV specials featuring the whole gang, the first of which, Toy Story of Terror, will premiere in fall 2013:
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.
The second TV special is set for Easter 2014.