Inside Out blows it away! The folks at Pixar have done it again. This amazing movie has raked in over 90 million on the first weekend and it’s up again the Jurassic Sequelwhich is an absolute blockbuster that is running in second only to Avengers for all time numbers. Although Inside Out is number 2, it is not a sequel which means it can’t rely on the marketing and branding that sequels enjoy as a result of previous great movies. Inside Out seems to have attracted both families with children (It is incredibly child friendly) and viewers without children. The movie expected to bring in about 60 million but managed significantly more at 90 million and is the second best opening for Pixar of all time behind only Toy Story 3!
Absolutely perfect animation and a perfect coming of age theme of the real world (outside) and the life inside Riley’s brain (inside). Pixar has possibly, put together their best work ever! Pete Docter brought Riley’s world through the feelings of joy, fear, sadness, anger and disgust. It has a great story line and is brilliantly put together. Way to go Pixar!
Pretty impressive when your your University does a piece about you. I read through the story and videos, they are excellent! Harley was involved with so many great projects and studios that it is hard to really define his best work, it all has a place in the archives of film greats. Think of films such as Twice Upon a Time, Return to Oz, Hook, A Bugs Life, Cars 2 and the list goes on.
Here is the email I received from the folks at the University. Take a look and see the project that they put together about Harley.
We recently produced a story and a few videos about Harley Jessup as part of a larger project we produced. He graduated from here at Oregon State University so it was a fantastic opportunity to feature him. You can check it out here: http://beavernation.is/thenation/jessup/
Oregon State University
A Bugs Life
Hard to believe this film is pretty much a classic! Released in 1998 and loved ever since. We have asked our ClassicFilmReview.com writer, Julie to do a review for us based on the film. This is not from the technical aspect of animation but the wonderful Children’s story offered in A Bug’s Life.
A Bug’s Life (1998) by Julie
Directed by John Lasseter A Bug’s Life is a charming clever and very funny tale about an Ant named Flik (the voice of Dave Foley) who intends to save his colony of Ants on Ant Island from being bullied and terrorized by a nasty gang of Grasshoppers whose leader Hopper (the voice of Kevin Spacey) makes the Ants
Disney-Pixar has released (what is the most likely) final poster for Inside Out. It’s a colorful one, but lacks the innovation of the teaser poster. It’s a simpler design for the more complex premise of the film.
The cover art for the latest in Chronicle Book’s amazing series has been released via Amazon.com. While, covers have been known to change, I think this one looks pretty darn good. The focus is firmly placed on Joy, who is most likely, the main emotion in the film.
The book will include a foreword by Amy Poehler and an introduction by director Pete Docter. The Art of Inside Out will be released on May 26, 2015. Stay tuned for more!
Anger Light Up Action Figure
Tomy will be releasing a collection of toys for both Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur. The Inside Out figures will light up and each come with a unique memory sphere (which will make more sense after you see the film). The toys can be played with individually or can be combined to create a different play experience. More traditional plush will be available too. You can check out more details over at Stitch Kingdom! or The Hollywood Reporter.
Disney-Pixar has released a brand new TV spot for Inside Out. Pete Docter’s latest film will be released on June 19, 2015.
Wall-E Lego design by Angus MacLane
This is a story very near and dear to my heart. We all know Pixarian Angus MacLane is a huge Lego collector and designer (and Wall-E is my favorite Pixar film). He submitted his Wall-E design as part to Lego and it has been selected by the Lego Ideas Review Board! A release date has been announced yet, but check out the video for more details!
Puppies and Pixar. What else could you ask for?