Simoa Barros

Editor in Chief

Simoa (Elliefredricksen) is Editor in Chief of Upcoming Pixar. Simoa is a lifelong Pixar fan, but she didn't start blogging about the studio until 2010. Up and Ellie left a lasting impression, and the rest is history! She also has a deep, abiding love for fairy tales and Classic Hollywood films.
elliefredricksen@pixarplanet.com

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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Pixar Receives Three Golden Globe Nominations

Happy 35th birthday to our favorite animation studio! One aspect of Pixar's legacy is award winning films....

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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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New Pixar movies and Disney+ Originals!

Disney Investor Day on December 10th was an overwhelming day filled with all sorts of exciting announcements. New Pixar films were...

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The language of the soul

Music transcends all sorts of barriers: language, distance, and culture. Music connects us through all of those things as well....

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Exclusive: New Pixar Apparel from Loot Crate

The end of the year is fast approaching, if you can believe it. And with it comes the holidays....

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New writers at Upcoming Pixar

I'm very happy to announce that the staff here at Upcoming Pixar continues to grow! We are so lucky to now be joined by Maya and Karla....

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Animating Soul with life, colors, and lines

Soul is all about the essence of a person. In most religions, like mine for example (Catholicism), the soul lives on after death....

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A new trailer (+ reviews) for Soul!

The reviews are in! Soul has captivated the critics following its premiere at the London Film Festival....

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