By Dr. Zaius
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at 11:50 am
A new destination attraction just opened in Battery Park in lower Manhattan. Pixar Putt is a Disney Pixar-inspired mini golf course located next to Pier A with views of the Statue of Liberty and The Freedom Tower on either side. The pop-up comes on the heels of Pixar’s latest film Luca, which premiered on Disney Plus earlier this Summer and was just released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. Celebrating the opening of Pixar Putt, Emma Berman, Giulia in Luca, was there to play a few holes and answer some of our questions.
Emma, who just turned 13, is making her big screen debut in Luca and instantly became a fan favorite, especially with my 10-year-old daughter. You can check out our full video interview below.
Now we are ready to share another piece with you, which takes a look at the bond of sisterhood that is shared between Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel). The theme of sisterhood played a huge role in the first Frozen, as it took a look at the bonds between the two. Although Anna was able to bring out Elsa from her self-imposed exile, Frozen 2 will explore how strong that bond is as Elsa journeys into the unknown to discover the voice that has been calling out to her.
Check out more on how the themes of sisterhood relate to fairy tales, myths, and more below.
Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 5:17 pm
Toy Story 4 4K | Blu-ray | DVD | Digital
Director: Josh Cooley
Writers: Stephany Folsom, Andrew Stanton
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ally Maki, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Rated G | Minutes: 100
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Practically everyone who has seen Toy Story 3 would agree that it was a perfect end to a long trilogy that defines Pixar Animation Studios. So it was a bit hard to understand why they would ever want to continue the franchise given how it all ended.
However, Toy Story 4 defies that by giving its fans the perfect epilogue. And now we get to bring that home on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Along with the terrific sequel, there are a ton of bonus features to look forward to, all of which we will cover in our review below.
Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 10:00 am
Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is regarded as one of the best Spider-Man films out there. Rather than recycle the same old story, the film had a refreshing take on the character by having an animated approach and focusing on Miles Morales, an Afro-Latino teenager who takes the mantle of Spider-Man and proves to audiences that “anyone can wear the mask.”
It was a literal comic book come to life. And following its commercial and critical success Sony would go on to greenlight a sequel. And now the tentatively titled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 has been given a release date.
Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 11:45 am
Pixar has made a name for itself by accompanying their animated features with animated shorts. Recently, the studio has become more diversified with more people of color directing shorts like Sanjay’s Super Team and Bao. Now Disney has found a new home for artists to share some of their animated shorts without anyone having to go to a theater.
Pixar has released a trailer for an all-new Disney+ original called SparkShorts. It is a collection of animated shorts from Pixar Animation Studios “designed to discover new storytellers and explore new storytelling techniques from across the studio.” Check out the trailer below.