It’s not unusual for me to go to a Disney/Pixar animation film and be more impressed with the short that plays before the feature than the feature itself. That is certainly true of Lou, which plays before Cars 3.
The film Cars 3 opens with a blank screen as Lightning McQueen pumps himself up for the upcoming race: “Speed. I am speed.” Sound familiar?
Over the years, the Cars franchise has been widely viewed as the flat tire of the Pixar world. Despite decent reviews, the first entry remains one of the lowest financial successes in their canon (not counting merchandise, of course). When the utterly unforgivable second film was released, the franchise found itself left in a twisted… [Read More]
Usually, when it comes to a film’s protagonist, we consider the person who exhibits the most growth, or at least demonstrates the most action on behalf of the individual or others. Since 2003, Finding Nemo has been lauded for its artful tale of the titular little fish, netting box office splash, critical accolades, and the top spot… [Read More]
This week on the show, Arnaldo Reyes joins Steve to dive into the deeper issues within Pixar’s latest, FINDING DORY! Plus, some of our listeners share their favourite Pixar moments. Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below to download ‘Fishing for More’ — some small group questions for you to bring… [Read More]
Like Odysseus, Dory is on a journey to get home. The difference is that Odysseus knew where he was going. Dory is just following a longing for the family she remembers she once had.
In Pixar’s latest hit animated feature, Arlo the young Apatosaurus finds himself forced out into the wild after his father is swept away by a flood and he encounters a cave child, who he calls Spot. Blaming Spot for his father’s death, Arlo accidentally leaves his mother behind in an attempt to exact some sort… [Read More]
With their newest release The Good Dinosaur, Pixar builds upon their canon of work and manages to amaze with astounding visuals.
With no dialogue and only a few minutes long, Sanjay’s Super Team teaches us lessons of faith and passing on traditions to new generations.
Inside Out is not a kid’s film. It’s not one of those sweet and inflated stories of heart-filled adventures that giggles its way through a story that makes no sense. (Rarely do Disney films fall into that category anyway.) You know the stories I mean: when the main character – usually a child – loses a… [Read More]