While the Tokyo International Film Festival is presenting “The World of Hideaki Anno," Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki has explained that the work of Hayao Miyazaki would have been featured if he hadn't retired. So, it's appropriate that when invited to discuss "Cool Japan," the Japanese government's slogan for promoting the nation's culture industries, chief creative officer at Pixar John Lasseter spoke about Miyazaki's work and influence.
Following last year's Brave, Pixar is going back to familiar faces for June 2013's Monsters University, with a look at the school days of the returning John Goodman, Billy Crystal, and Steve Buscemi as Sully, Mike, and Randall. For the Japanese version, we get Hidehiko Ishizuka, Yūji Tanaka and Yutaka Aoyama, new footage and some subtle changes to the animation. Get a look after the jump.
Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta spent years working with actors, toys, stop motion and puppetry to produce a live action, shot for shot remake of Toy Story. Pixar enjoyed it so much that Pauley and Perrotta were allowed to pass out DVDs of the film in front of their offices. Get a look after the jump.
With Pixar's Brave hitting theaters this week, the house of Woody and Buzz has started teasing their next project. Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University features the return of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, and Steve Buscemi as Sully, Mike, and Randall in their school days. Get an early look after the jump.
With less than two months to the June 22nd international opening for Pixar's latest feature, Brave, Disney has released one more theatrical trailer. See what you think of the movie that has invited some comparisons to Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke after the jump.
When Brave (AKA Merida to Osoroshi no Mori) opens in Japan on July 21, the lead role will go to AKB48 Team K member Yuko Oshima. See what she has to say about her Hollywood voice role after the jump.
Japanese audiences have been treated to a preview for Pixar's upcoming Brave, which features footage not seen in the American trailer, and which some movie fans have found to be a bit more exciting than the domestic version. Check it out after the jump.
Given the high regard in which they're held, and given their mutual admiration, plenty of comparisons have been made between Pixar and Studio Ghibli. A persistent point of contention when comparing the two is that Pixar lacks Ghibli's strong female leads, and we'll see if Pixar can reset that argument with Brave's heroine. See her in action after the jump.
Pixar and avowed Hayao Miyazaki fan Enrico Casarosa's "La Luna" has screened at some special events and qualified for a Best Animated Short Oscar, but those who missed those fortunate opportunities will get a chance to see it this summer when it runs ahead of Pixar's next feature, The Brave. Get an early preview after the jump.
This year, no anime was among the list 18 animated features submitted for Oscar consideration. What's more surprising, however, is that Pixar was left out for a change, and The Adventures of Tintin didn't make the cut either. See what was selected after the jump.
While Kaiyodo's line Revoltech's approach to Pixar gained some Internet infamy due to the disconcerting expression on the the alternate face of Toy Story's Woody in their Sci-fi subline, they've managed to come up with resoundingly cute figures of WALL-E and Finding Nemo's titular fish for their Pixar collection. In February, the Revoltech Pixar family grows by one with the introduction of Mr. Incredible. Check out the figure after the jump.
You can get a bit of a Pixar fix next week with the next Toy Story short opening in front of The Muppets. However, the Thanksgiving weekend treat will have to serve as an appetizer, because the main course isn't coming until June 22, 2012, with the arrival of Pixar's next feature film, Brave. Check out the first trailer after the jump.
Marking the 25th anniversary of Pixar, Pia has published a commemorative Pixar Pia book, with illustrations from Kenji Kamiyama, Shoji Kawamori, Hiroyuki Yamaga and the big wigs from Studio Ghibli. Check out Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki's contributions after the jump.
Toy Story short "Small Fry" finds the crew still living their with new owner Bonnie, and now confronted by a fast food kids' meal micro version of Buzz Lightyear. The new Pixar animation will open in front of The Muppets on November 23rd. Check out a small look after the jump.