How Pixar Changed All The Rules To Make The Good Dinosaur A Stunning Masterpiece

Pixar’s new movie The Good Dinosaur takes place in a bizarre alternate history—what if the dinosaurs weren’t wiped out 65 million years ago? But the process of making this wild, ambitious film required a very different counterfactual: What if the way animators create scenery and characters had been turned on its head? »10/08/15 6:31pmThursday 6:31pm

How Pixar’s Inside Out Avoided Its Greatest Danger: Becoming An “After-School Special”

Inside Out is a complex film about the human psyche, but it has a really simple message: Sadness is an important part of life. You can’t have joy without sadness, and growing up means accepting that memories can be happy and sad. Director Pete Docter told io9 it was hard to avoid making this feel like an “after-school… »10/06/15 12:00pmTuesday 12:00pm

How On Earth Can Pixar Make a Worthy Sequel to The Incredibles?

Ever since Disney and Pixar announced they’d be making The Incredibles 2, I’ve been obsessed with it. Partially that’s because I’m such a huge fan of Brad Bird’s original, pitch perfect superhero team/family film. But also it’s because I can’t figure out how the hell they’re going to make it work. »9/02/15 3:30pm9/02/15 3:30pm

Why Disney/Pixar Hired One of Its Biggest Critics to Work on Its New Movie

Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz just announced that he’s joining the crew of Pixar’s Coco, an upcoming movie inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead. Why is this news? Well, in addition to being a fantastic artist and the creator of the syndicated comic strip La Cucaracha, Alcaraz is a political cartoonist who’s been sharply… »8/19/15 7:30pm8/19/15 7:30pm

In the New Inside Out Short, Riley's Parents Are Too Embarrassing For Disgust to Handle 

Is it even possible to get tired of seeing the emotions of Inside Out? We think not. To sate our desire for more, we finally have a preview of the short that’ll be included with the Inside Out digital HD (October 13) and the Blu-ray (November 3). It’s called “Riley’s First Date.” »8/14/15 4:30am8/14/15 4:30am

The Brilliant Ideas That Didn't Make It Into Pixar's Inside Out

In order to create a film as well crafted as Inside Out, Pixar’s filmmakers come up with tons and tons of ideas, and plenty of gems (and oddities) end up on the cutting room floor. Here are some of the ideas that the Inside Out team developed to describe the workings of the mind that didn’t make it into the final film. »6/23/15 2:20pm6/23/15 2:20pm

Some Adult Emotions Are Just TOO REAL For Inside Out

Inside Out comes out Friday. When it does, we’ll get a look at the emotions inside the head of a girl on the brink of adolescence. And they’re great emotions! But many of us grow up to be sexier, weirder, and more resentful adults—and a lot of our emotions have no business in a children’s movie. Here are some of them. »6/18/15 2:59pm6/18/15 2:59pm

How Pixar Came Up With A Whole New Way Of Showing A Child's Mind

Even for Pixar, Inside Out is an ambitious film. After all, it’s largely set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl, and tries to metaphorically explain all of the wonderful, frustrating, and confusing things that go on inside the human head while exploring a sort of emotional truth. So how on Earth did it all come… »6/16/15 4:58pm6/16/15 4:58pm

The first images of Lego's upcoming WALL•E set are unbelievably adorable

Back in February, Lego announced that it would be putting Angus MacLane’s WALL•E Lego Ideas model into production. Which is fitting, because Angus is actually a Pixar animator who worked on the film. And today, courtesy of the SmythsToys website, we might finally have our first look at the official Lego version of… »6/13/15 2:00pm6/13/15 2:00pm