A World of Wonders Awaits You – One Final Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Pixar's Coco Final Trailer

“I’m not like the rest of my family…” Disney-Pixar have revealed one final, official trailer for Pixar’s Coco, the first musical and next animated movie from the beloved animation studio. The story involves a young boy named Miguel who gets lost in the world of the dead while searching for his great-great grandfather. This already opened in Mexico to rave reviews. The voices include newcomer Anthony Gonzalez playing Miguel, along with Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Renee Victor. We’ve already seen three trailers previously, but this final one gives us a colorful look at the world that awaits us. I’m very excited to see this, I’m in need of another Pixar tearjerker. This looks charming and heartfelt, as expected from Pixar. ›››

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Second Teaser for Pixar’s ‘Coco’ is a Fun Short Titled ‘Dante’s Lunch’

Dante's Lunch Short Film

Adorable! Disney has revealed another lovely teaser trailer for Pixar’s Coco, the first musical from Pixar, arriving in theaters later this year (see the first teaser here). This teaser trailer is a bit unique – it’s actually a fun short film titled Dante’s Lunch, focusing entirely on the dog from the movie. This reminds me of the Scrat short teaser videos that Blue Sky uses to tease their Ice Age movies. Dante is a breed of dog called the Xoloitzcuintle, or “Xolo”, better known as the Mexican hairless dog, and he befriends the boy named Miguel in the movie following him to the land of the dead. I love that we’re getting another Pixar movie that has a dog as one of the main characters, so I’m totally into this already, even if this isn’t my favorite teaser. Enjoy. ›››

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Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s First Musical Titled ‘Coco’

Pixar's Coco Trailer

“The music – it’s not just in me, it IS me.” Disney has debuted the first official teaser trailer for Pixar’s new movie, a musical titled Coco, based around the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. We don’t know much about the plot, but as you can see, it involves a young boy getting lost in the world of the dead while searching for his father. The voice cast includes newcomer Anthony Gonzalez playing Miguel, along with Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Renee Victor. As our initial introduction to this original movie from Pixar, this is quite wonderful. I love that we’re getting a new Pixar movie that has a dog as a sidekick. Beyond that, it looks like it has the emotion of Monsters Inc in a Mexican musical, and I’m excited already. ›››

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Pixar’s New Short Film, ‘Lou’: How an Animator Became a Writer-Director

Dave Mullins: “This was my film school: pitching to Pete Docter, Darla Anderson, and John Lassiter, and having them give me notes.”

Every kid’s imagination revels in secret lives, whether it’s objects that come to life when we turn our backs or monsters that emerge from the darkness. In Pixar’s new short film, Lou, many different objects come to life to form one big, benevolent monster.

When recess is over and the kids flock back to their classrooms, toys, gadgets, and items of clothing are left strewn all about the playground. Lou, made of kids’ stuff from the lost and found, subsumes these objects into his being. When class lets out, he returns them to their owners. The kids are elated, as if receiving gifts for the first time.

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5 Secrets to Pixar’s Storytelling

Here’s what we learned from the first chapter of Pixar’s free storytelling workshop.

As we recently announced, Pixar’s latest partnership with Khan Academy explores “The Art of Storytelling” through six lessons. The animation house has partnered with Khan in the past, with numerous free tutorials on animation craft. This is the first time, however, that Pixar is opening up about its greatest contribution to the filmmaking universe: story.

In addition to employing some of the finest and most creative writers in the industry, Pixar has a unique process when it comes to storytelling. Each film spends at least a year in the research and development phase, where writers are encouraged to experiment—and fail.

“We Are All Storytellers,” the first lesson in the new Khan series, was released last week. We checked it out and compiled the most pertinent lessons. If you intend to try this lesson yourself, be forewarned: one of the exercises is to choose your top three desert island films, so set aside some serious soul-searching time.

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New Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ Introduces a ‘New Generation’ of Racers

Pixar's Cars 3

“The next generation is coming. They’re better, stronger…” Disney-Pixar have unveiled a new TV spot on Oscar Sunday for their upcoming sequel, Cars 3, which is actually looking better than expected. This trailer focuses on the “new generation” of high-tech racers that take out Lightning, though as learned previously, he makes a comeback. The other recent trailer for Cars 3 shows more of the story in the film, but this trailer is still a good setup. It gets especially gnarly during Lightning’s crash scene, once again. Owen Wilson returns as McQueen, with a voice cast including Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Katherine Helmond, and Paul Dooley. Even though we’ve seen most of this before, check out this new trailer anyway. The music in this is awesome, almost trying to pitch it like a Tron Legacy nod. Watch below. ›››

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Fun Disney Video Connecting the Easter Eggs in All of Pixar’s Movies

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“Oh my spurs! You ain’t never seen Easter eggs like these, partner.” Disney has posted a new video on the official Toy Story Facebook page that highlights all of the hidden references in Pixar’s movies. Pixar always hides a character from their next movie in each new movie, and this video shows each one of those – starting with Finding Dory. Some other websites are claiming this means the Pixar movies do share a “connected universe”, but that’s complete nonsense. This is just a fun video showing Pixar’s Easter Eggs that finally reveals all of them and connects them to the previous movie. And now I want to go watch all of these again. ›››

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Newest Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ Reveals Lightning’s Comeback Story

Cars 3 Trailer 3

It’s not over until Lightning strikes. Disney-Pixar have revealed a new 90-second sneak preview trailer for Cars 3, the latest sequel from Pixar arriving in theaters this summer. We’ve already seen one attention-grabbing trailer and an intro to the villains, but this trailer finally show part of the story. Lightning has to figure out how to make a big comeback after a disastrous crash, along with new high tech race cars making him obsolete. Owen Wilson returns as McQueen, with a voice cast including Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Katherine Helmond, and Paul Dooley. I have to say it – this looks damn good, I’m seriously looking forward to this. Might be better than we’re all expecting. “I’m coming for you, Storm.” ›››

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Watch: Second Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ Introduces a Villain

Cars 3 Teaser Trailer

Meet the hot, young racers that Lightning is going up against. Disney has released a fun new teaser trailer for Pixar’s Cars 3, introducing two of the new villains in the upcoming sequel hitting theaters this summer. The racecar Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, is back again and this time he must prove he’s still relevant when a “new generation of blazing-fast racers” threatens to push him out. The very first teaser trailer was quite dramatic – showing a big crash about to happen. The two new bad boy cars include Jackson Storm, voiced by Armie Hammer, and Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo – revealed by EW.com. Both of them get short little video introductions in this fun teaser. I’m still waiting to see more real footage. ›››

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