Beloved and legendary comic, Don Rickles, died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 90. Rickles voiced the ever-entertaining Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films. Read more about his legacy after the break.
Pixar Chief Creative Officer and creator of both the Toy Story and Cars franchises, John Lasseter, has officially revealed that Cars is actually a make-believe world set inside of Andy's imagination within the world of Toy Story. Toy Story 4, set for release in June 2019, will be the first film in the new conjoined franchise to reveal this merger. This breaking news is unprecedented in film history, revealing that two long-time beloved franchises have always technically been one-in-the-same. More of John Lasseter's remarks after the break!
Rumored to have played before several showings of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast, 'Dante's Lunch' is a brand new short film set in the world of Pixar's Coco. The short film features Coco protagonist Miguel's best companion, Dante. Initially created as an animation test for the character, 'Dante's Lunch' was released via Yahoo! Movies to give audiences a little taste of Miguel's eccentric pal. Watch 'Dante's Lunch' and read a brief interview with Coco Director Lee Unkrich after the break!
While Pixar's Cars 3 doesn't come to theaters until this summer on June 16th, it's never too early to debut new characters; characters, nonetheless, that are directly inspired by legends of the racing world! Meet four new characters in Cars 3 that are inspired, and in some cases voiced, by their NASCAR Legends after the break!
Following the release of Coco's teaser trailer earlier this week, there has been a rejuvenated excitement for original projects across Pixar fandom. One of the most exciting aspects of reporting on Pixar news is seeing new footage of an upcoming film for the very first time. Pixar prides itself on growing wholly original film ideas in-house, without hiring outsider talent to jump start new projects. The ingenuity behind the world and characters of Coco got us thinking about the future of original films at the acclaimed studio. Follow along as we explore the future of original Pixar films (post Coco) after the break!
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