Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New 'Finding Dory' Posters Emerge

A handful of colorful new posters for Finding Dory have surfaced in the past couple of weeks, including the main theatrical poster pictured above. This one puts Dory right in the center surrounded by the film's diverse cast of sea creatures, including a school of regal tangs. The poster is reminiscent of the theatrical poster for Finding Nemo from thirteen years ago.

Four additional posters were released last month, all with the motif of literally "finding Dory".

Lastly, a couple of international posters have also popped up, namely a Japanese version and one for the UK.

via Pixar Post

Finding Dory hits theaters June 17.

Delve Into Dory's Past In Latest 'Finding Dory' Trailer

With just three months to go until the anticipated sequel's release, Pixar dropped the second trailer for Finding Dory this month. Check it out below!

Much like how Toy Story 2 uncovered Woody's backstory, Finding Dory looks to do the same for the forgetful but lovable regal tang, who played the role of the comedic sidekick in the first film.

Though relatively brief, the trailer does give us a first look at some of the new locales the film will explore and introduces some new characters, including Hank the septopus (voiced by Ed O'Neill) and Dory's old friend, Destiny the whale shark (Kaitlin Olson). Fans of the original film will also be happy to see a couple of familiar faces, including Mr. Ray and the surfer sea turtle Crush.

This trailer focuses mainly on comedy, but I expect the film will be just as heartfelt as its predecessor. It is a Pixar movie, after all.

Finding Dory swims into theaters on June 17.

Monday, March 7, 2016

'Inside Out' Wins Gold at 88th Academy Awards

To the surprise of no one, Pixar's fifteenth feature film Inside Out took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at last week's 88th Academy Awards.

Since its release in June, the film has gone on to become a worldwide sensation, earning praise from critics and audiences alike. It performed exceedingly well at the box office, raking in $356.5 million domestically and a walloping total of $856.8 million worldwide, making it Pixar's second-highest grossing film domestically, and third worldwide.

Pixar's own Woody and Buzz presented the award, but not before engaging in some playful banter.

This marks just one of many accolades won by Inside Out, following its Best Animated Feature Film wins at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Critics' Choice Awards, to name a few.

Inside Out was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay but lost to Spotlight. The brilliant Sanjay's Super Team, the Pixar short that was attached to The Good Dinosaur in theaters, was nominated for Best Animated Short Film but unfortunately did not take home the prize, losing out to Bear Story.

The Oscar comes home (picture from Pixar's Twitter)

A big congratulations to Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera, and the entire crew of Inside Out! The film deserves every ounce of praise it has received and is a beautiful, touching story that anyone can relate to and will no doubt be cherished by audiences for years to come.

I'd also like to acknowledge Pixar's other recent feature film The Good Dinosaur, which, with all the hype surrounding its predecessor, has sadly been overlooked by the general public. It's certainly a much simpler, quieter film than Inside Out, but there is beauty in simplicity, and The Good Dinosaur is a perfect example of that. It's a lovely little movie with a unique flavor and a great message, and I hope more people will discover and appreciate it as it grows older. It's out on home media now, so I highly encourage you to check it out if you haven't already.