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New trailer and poster for The Good Dinosaur

Pete Sohn, The Good Dinosaur

Posted by Simoa • September 23, 2015

Pixar’s second film of 2015 is due in theaters in just over two months! I think we’ve had enough time to recover from Inside Out before The Good Dinosaur wallops us in the tear ducts. So far, just one trailer was released, but now a second international one is here. We get to hear more dialogue and meet one of the T-Rexes that accompany Arlo on his journey along with Spot. We also learn how Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) is separated from his father Poppa (Jeffrey Wright).

The details on that T-Rex are astounding! Here is an Australian poster featuring the carnivores with Arlo and Spot. Pixar Post The Good Dinosaur Australian Promo Poster

As with the first trailer, this one already caused some tears to well in my eyes. The Good Dinosaur is a film about family and loss. Knowing how Pete Sohn’s personal experiences informed the story is also worth noting.

Sohn reminisced about going with his mother to the Chase Manhattan Bank as a child to deposit the weekly earnings from the family’s shop: she would hold back enough for two cinema tickets, and afterwards, on the way home, they would see a film together. Because his mother spoke only limited English, often Sohn had to whisper his own interpretation of the dialogue and plot points in her ear, in Korean. But during some films – and they were normally animations – he remembers both of them laughing, and occasionally shedding a tear, in unison, with no translation required.

That type of nonverbal storytelling is classic Disney, and exactly what Sohn wanted to bring to The Good Dinosaur after being handed the film’s reins: “that idea that two people who don’t speak the same language can still connect ended up driving the entire, rewritten movie.” (via The Telegraph)

Be sure to see The Good Dinosaur roar into theaters this Thanksgiving! And check back here for more updates and news.


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The Incredibles 2: An Update On Your Favorite Superhero Family

Brad Bird, Cars 3, The Incredibles, The Incredibles 2

Posted by Nia Alavezos • September 14, 2015

the_incredibles_movie-wallpaperGood news for all The Incredibles fans! Director Brad Bird has been out and about at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting the release of The Iron Giant: Signature Edition. In the midst of all the interviews, Bird dished some sought after information about the superhero sequel to Matt Goldberg from Collider.

Although there isn’t a set release date yet, Bird has been hard at work on the screenplay and collaborating closely with a small team who worked with him on the first installment. According to Bird:

“I have the story arc. I’m probably three-quarters through the script, first pass through the script, but we’re already boarding parts of it. I’ve got a lot of people that worked on the first one working on it, so we’re all having a good time with it.”

Bird also went on to mention that The Incredibles 2 was moved ahead of Cars 3, due to how fast things were coming together with the screenplay and the overall storyboard process. As of yet, Cars 3 also has no set release date.

“In terms of the release date, we were originally—Incredibles was supposed to happen after Cars, and our wheels just happened to click a little earlier so they moved us up. Release dates are a little fluid when you’re making films so far in advance. Some films are tougher to come together and tough nuts to crack, and other ones comes together a little more quickly, and so I’m just going to work as fast as I can work well with a relatively small team because I like small teams better until you’ve got everything firmly figured out.”

Despite how well pre-production is going, Bird is still encountering problems with how to approach the sequel, tackle the family relationships that worked so well with the first film, and cover the increasing popularity of superhero franchises in a new light.

“But what’s changed is there were only two other superhero franchises at the time Incredibles came out. One of them was X-Men and the other was Spider-Man, and now there are 400 billion of them and there’s a new superhero movie every two weeks. What you don’t want to do is trot over the same turf in the same way everyone else is. So we’re trying to keep it focused in the area that our film was, which was a little bit more about characters and relationships and stuff like that, and see where that takes us. But we’re having a good time.”

It’s definitely refreshing to discover that Bird is taking the latest superhero craze into account and how he plans to revolutionize the storytelling techniques with The Incredibles 2, as he did with the first film back in 2004. We only look forward to seeing what Brad Bird and team have in store for the Parr family whenever the film is closer to being released.

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Our new writer

Upcoming Pixar

Posted by Simoa • August 20, 2015

I am very pleased to announce that a new writer is joining me here at Upcoming Pixar! It’s been a year since I took over from Bryan, and it truly has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’m so happy that I also get to share it with someone else!

My co-writer is Nia! Nia grew up on a strict diet of animated and classic films. Her lifelong love affair with Pixar began after watching A Bug’s Life in cinemas many moons ago. Previously writing for BuzzFeed, Nia hopes to provide a unique commentary to the Studio’s films, culture, and animation.

I’m so excited to have Nia on board. As Upcoming Pixar continues to grow and evolve, it’ll be fun to share with you all the surprises in store!

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