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Toy Story 4 details surface

Jim Morris, Rumors, Toy Story 4

Posted by Simoa • March 4, 2015

New details on Toy Story 4 have emerged. Since the project was announced last November, the reaction to it hasn’t been the most welcoming. Kyle recently shared an interview with Pixar’s president Jim Morris, and he had some interesting things to say about the 2017 feature.

The interview appeared on Disney’s Latino News blog. What can be gathered from my translation is that this fourth film is not a continuation of the third one. If that’s the case, does this mean it’s not part of the trilogy at all? Is Toy Story 4 going to function as a separate film entirely? Is it, as Kyle also wrote, more in the vein of the shorts and specials?

Morris also mentioned that the film will be a romantic comedy. And that’s not all, the relationship the toys have with children and people will not be explored. Now this is interesting, because we would have to infer that Bonnie’s role won’t be expanded further, since that’s the only child Woody and the gang interact with. And if this is true, it’s pretty disappointing. We knew from the press release that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever) were on hand for the script and that a love story would be the focus of the fourth film. We also know that Jones’ involvement is the strong female voice John Lasseter wanted in the writing.

As of now all we have is speculation, but this is certainly an intriguing set of developments! Toy Story 4 is set to be released in June of 2017, with Lasseter sitting in the director’s chair.

What do you think of these new Toy Story 4 details?


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Mindy Kaling talks Disgust!

Inside Out, Interview, Poster

Posted by Simoa • March 3, 2015

poster 3People Magazine unveiled the official poster for Inside Out on their snapchat today. The poster features bright colors and Joy (Amy Poehler) in the center, blissfully unaware of the varying degrees of negativity surrounding her. If anyone is unfamiliar with the film’s plot up to this point, the poster is extremely effective at piquing interest.

An onlooker would see that the same filmmakers behind Up are responsible for this new feature, and would wonder at the emotions being displayed. The poster even recalls one element of Up; the balloons. It almost looks like a party that only Joy is happy about, while the others are disgusted, frightened, angry, and sad.

Mindy Kaling, the voice of Disgust, was also interviewed by People for her involvement in the film. Her answers pertaining to the film and the pint sized green queen appear below.

Why were you excited to be a part of this movie?
It’s a Pixar movie!

If you didn’t play Disgust, which emotion would you want to play?
I think I could’ve nailed Outrage.

Which of the voices in your head is the loudest? Which are you encouraging to speak up more?
These days I have been feeling so grateful for what I get to work on. Between Inside Out, The Mindy Project and writing my book, I’m so happy. I know actors who are miserable no matter what they are doing and complain constantly about their jobs, and I just don’t identify with that at all. These are such great jobs to have, and it doesn’t feel like hard work when the material is so good.

Any emotion you think was left out of this movie?
Nope, I think the emotions assembled are a great mix and complement each other really well.

The official poster further indicates that a lot of the humor will probably depend on just how oblivious Joy is to the other four, but to see them complement each other will be a real treat!

Disney Pixar also posted a photo to their instagram page of a recording session, with a clip of Joy who appears to be playing a musical instrument!

What do you think of the new poster and Mindy Kaling’s interview?

Sound off below!



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Welcome to the new Upcoming Pixar!

Pixar Planet, Upcoming Pixar

Posted by Phileas • March 3, 2015

ipadOn a Spring day on November 2004, a passionate Pixar fan, Thomas Huxley (bawpcwpn), made his first post on his recently created Pixar account, in anticipation for the release of Cars that next year. Since then, Upcoming Pixar has covered seven feature films from that magical animation studio in Emeryville, and for ten years, it has been informing, entertained and engaged with Pixar fans across the world. Upcoming Pixar has grown to become the oldest, and one of the leading Pixar blogs on the web, with more than 3,000 articles and more than 1 million visitors each year.

So, on its tenth anniversary, I’m extremely proud, on behalf of Simoa and the Upcoming Pixar team, to unveil the new Upcoming Pixar. As you can notice, the blog has an all-new design! This is the first revamp of the site ever since the blog merged with the Pixar Planet Network in 2007.

We’ve been working on the new website design for more than two years! It goes beyond just a new logo (which we’ve revealed in 2013 on our Twitter and Facebook branding!), or a cleaner design. We’ve made the site much more responsive and accessible so you can engage with our content far easier than ever before.

One of the biggest points about the redesign is that you can catch up with Upcoming Pixar anytime, anywhere. We’ve made the site far easier to access and read on your smartphone or tablet, no matter what device you own. We’ve also included improvements to viewing media on the site and with accessing your favourite categories.

With Inside Out just less than three months today, it couldn’t have been a better time to bring you the redesign! This is just the start of the exciting things we have for you at Upcoming Pixar and across the Pixar Planet Network. Keep an eye out for some Inside Out coverage goodies!

Thank you very much for reading Upcoming Pixar, and we hope you like the new site!

— Gabe (Phileas)
COO, Pixar Planet

What do you think about the new design? Let us know in the comments below (which you can now log in with using various social media accounts!)

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