Simoa Barros

Editor in Chief

Simoa (Elliefredricksen) is Editor in Chief of Upcoming Pixar and an aspiring Pixar heroine. She joined Upcoming Pixar in 2014 and is always excited to see how her favorite animation studio changes and grows.
elliefredricksen@pixarplanet.com

Growing up Mei: New trailer and poster for Turning Red

In a stunning turn of events, Pixar's newest trailer for Turning Red used an NYSYNC song, when previously, the first teaser used a song by...

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Ciao Alberto: Back to our favorite seaside village

What better time to return to the sun drenched shores of Portorosso than in dreary, chilly November? For anyone missing the sea and warmth,...

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Larger Than Life: Turning Red

The teaser trailer for Domee Shi's upcoming feature film has been unveiled, and it's a delight! Watch the trailer for Turning Red below....

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Beyond Luca’s Shining, Shimmering Surface

There is so much I love about Luca, it would be hard for me to fit it all into one post. (Believe me, I've tried....

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Luca: Pixar’s animated Roman Holiday

When Luca was announced last summer, I immediately drew a comparison between it and Roman Holiday. How could I not?...

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Pixar Releases Three New Charming Character Posters for Luca

Luca is now only two weeks away, making its Disney+ premiere on June 18th. We've been captivated by the idyllic beauty of Portorosso, the...

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Apocalypse Now: 22 leads a rebellion in ’22 vs Earth’

'22 vs Earth,' the latest short film from longtime Pixar editor Kevin Nolting, explores why the smart-aleck soul hates our planet so much....

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Virtual Concert for Soul’s Home Entertainment Release

Soul was one of the best things to come out of 2020, a perfect way to end a particularly dismal year. The film was released on DVD and...

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Aphton Corbin and Rosana Sullivan developing new films at Pixar

Last September, I interviewed the story artists on Soul. I asked Aphton Corbin and Michael Yates if they had any plans to direct...

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Burrow – The Beauty of Community and Asking For Help

2020's pandemic gave Soul an added layer of significance, and the same is true for the short film paired with it, "Burrow." Directed by...

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