Watch The First Teaser Trailer For Pixar’s Upcoming Film ‘Turning Red’

When Pixar puts out a new trailer, we pay attention. The studio produces hit after hit, and they’re hoping ‘Turning Red‘ will add to their collection.

Pixar’s latest flick follows an ordinary 13-year-old girl…well, that’s not entirely true. She’s “ordinary” until she gets stressed out or experiences anxiety of any kind. Then she’s anything but ordinary.

Why? Because she turns into a gigantic talking red panda.

Adding to the problem is Mei’s (Rosalie Chiang) overprotective mother, Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh), who’s seen in the trailer sneaking to watch over her at school, causing an altercation with a security guard that leads to one of Mei’s panda-sized incidents.

This film was directed by Domee Shi, and it marks her feature film debut as a director. She had previously worked as a storyboard artist for Pixar before jumping into the spotlight with her Oscar-winning short, Bao.

Turning Red is set to hit theaters March 11, 2022. It appears (at least right now) that it’ll be exclusively in theaters, as opposed to the Disney+ hybrid releases we’ve seen this year due to COVID-19.

Check out the teaser trailer below…

The Reviews For Pixar’s Latest Film ‘Luca’ Are Mostly Positive

A Pixar film getting rave reviews from critics? Whaaat, no way!

Obviously we’re being sarcastic. Pixar films are typically praised by critics, and for good reason. The amount of work that goes into making a Pixar film is incredible. They spend years developing these things, with dozens of eyes examining, so that critics don’t have to.

Their latest film, Luca, was set to be released inside theaters this month, but due to the ongoing pandemic around the world, the studio decided to release it straight to Disney+

You can now watch the movie on the streaming service, as long as you already have a subscription.

The setup for Luca is that its title character is a young boy living off the Italian coast. It is there he shares adventures with a newfound best friend who has a dark secret: this friend is not actually fully human but a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface. 

The movie has been getting mostly positive reviews from critics.

Drew Taylor from The Playlist gave it a near perfect rating…

This movie will fill your heart up. Casarosa is an artist with a true perspective, fearless in his creative impulses and limitless in his compassion, and Luca is a pure expression of these sensibilities.

And Alonso Duralde from The Wrap also enjoyed the film…

Luca is sweet and affecting, capturing the bond that strangers can build over a summer, and how that friendship can endure. And like its shape-shifting protagonists, it’s got plenty going on beneath the surface.

But it wasn’t all great. In fact, Robert Daniels from RogerEbert.com claims it’s Pixar’s least “special” film yet…

While some material may hit with younger audiences, Luca makes for Pixar’s least enchanting, least special film yet.

Another critic, Roger Moore from Movie Nation, also slammed the movie…

Disney/Pixar’s animated “Luca” is “The Little Mermaid” without the heart, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” without the laughs. It’s a gorgeous-looking time-killer aimed at a very young and undemanding audience.

Who to believe? No idea. You’ll just have to check it out for yourself.

Watch The First Trailer For Pixar Original Film ‘Luca’

Yesterday, we shared the first poster for Pixar’s latest creation ‘Luca’ and today we’re happy to share the first trailer.

The teaser trailer was dropped early Thursday morning, and it looks lovely, as do most Pixar films.

The Italian coming-of-age story was directed by Enrico Casarosa, and stars the voices of Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer.

The movie follows Luca Paguro, a 13-year-old sea monster who wants to see what life is like above the sea, and his friend Alberto Scorfano, who loves the human world. Together, they take on human-looking forms and explore around an Italian town, trying to live a carefree life and enjoy the simple things that humans may take for granted, like bicycles and gelato.

As we mentioned yesterday, this story is a very personal one for Casarosa.

In fact, it’s semi-autobiographical.

I thought back to very important relationships in my life. ‘La Luna’ was all about growing up with my dad and my grandfather, and ‘Luca’ was about my best friend, Alberto. I was very shy and timid and sheltered by my family, and I met [Alberto], who was very free, his family wasn’t around a whole lot, and he was able to chase around and get into trouble.

The movie was scheduled to be released on June 18, but now they’re being more vague with the release date, saying, “Summer 2021” so it’s possible it gets pushed back a month or two.

Check out the trailer below…

Pixar Releases New Poster For Upcoming Film ‘Luca’

While most studios are solely focused on sequels/remakes, Pixar has been out here taking chances. After the release of Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 in 2018/2019, the studio has been focused on original material.

They released Onward and Soul in 2020, both original films. And their next feature, Luca, is also an original idea.

The original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.

This film was directed by Enrico Casarosa, and he told reporters that this story is deeply personal for him, because he’s also a sea monster from another world.

No, really. It’s a personal story for him because it’s set in the Italian Riviera, where he grew up.

This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in Luca.

Pixar just released the new poster you see below for the film. It’s currently scheduled to be released on June 18. It’s not clear if it’ll be released on Disney+ or theaters…or both.

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Expected To Make At Least $45 Million During Opening Weekend

Disney-Pixar’s next film ‘Onward‘ might not have the same amount of hype that most Pixar films have, but it’s still expected to perform well during its opening weekend.

The story, which follows a pair of teenage elf brothers, is expected to bring in around $45 million during its opening weekend. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in less than a month on March 6, 2020.

The brothers in the movie are voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland. Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ali Wong and Lena Waithe will also have voice roles in the fantasy film.

Onward will be going up against Ben Affleck’s indie sports drama, The Way Back. Tracking suggests it’s projected to make around $10 million during the weekend.

It was scheduled to be released last October, but for some reason Warner Bros. pushed back the release date until March. Typically, that’s not a great sign, but the trailer looks decent, so I’m willing to give it a chance.

Watch The First Full Trailer For Upcoming Disney-Pixar Film ‘Onward’

A month or two ago we shared the teaser trailer for ‘Onward‘ and it was enough to get us excited. Now, Disney-Pixar has released the full trailer, and it shows a lot of promise.

‘Onward’ features an impressive voice cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Tom Holland and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The film is the first non-sequel release for Pixar in nearly three years, so it’s kind of a big deal.

The original story takes place in a suburban fantasy world and revolves around two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out in the world.

As with most Pixar films, it will probably make you laugh and cry. They have mastered the range of emotions one can feel during a movie.

Onward will hit theaters March 6, 2020. Check out the trailer below…

See The First Images From Pixar’s Upcoming Fantasy Film ‘Onward’

You want an original story? Well, Pixar is here to deliver. The animation studio decided to take a brief break from creating sequels to work on an original film titled Onward.

The fantasy adventure film stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as two elf brothers who “go out on an adventure to see if there’s a little magic left in that world,” that world being suburbia.

It of­fers the premise that magic was real but has long since been for­got­ten and re­placed by mod­ern tech­nol­ogy.

In addition to Holland and Pratt, this movie will also star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer. Disney-Pixar surprised us this week by releasing two images from the film.

Dan Scanlon is the writer/director behind this movie, which should excite you because he also wrote the lovely Monsters University film.

Onward is set to hit theaters March 6, 2020. Meanwhile, Pixar is prepared for a huge June 2019 when Toy Story 4 hits theaters.

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Has Lovely Box Office Opening, And Incredibles 2 Sets Another Record

It was a great weekend at the box office for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ the sequel to 2015’s ‘Ant-Man‘ made $76 million this past weekend. That number is pretty huge considering the original film made $57 million during its opening weekend.

If it continues on this track, it should beat the $519 million worldwide total set by the original film. Cathleen Taff, Disney’s head of domestic distribution, says everyone is thrilled with the film’s success…

“We are really thrilled about the results. We continue to be amazed by what Kevin Feige and the team do with these films.”

Meanwhile, the Pixar team is still celebrating the great success of Incredibles 2. The sequel to the 2004 hit film has made a ridiculous amount of money at the box office.

It just crossed the $500 million mark domestically, which makes it the first animated film to ever reach $500 million at the North American box office. It’s made over $700 million worldwide. It made $10.6 million in France during its opening weekend. That’s the second best opening for a Pixar film in that market. Finding Nemo holds the title.

Disney continues to dominate the world. Pretty soon, everything is going to be Disney. Your future child will be named Disney. The popcorn you eat at the movies will be Disney-Flavored Popcorn. You’ll be wiping your a** with Disney toilet paper.

‘Incredibles 2’ Makes Box Office History, Smashes Record For Biggest Opening Weekend For An Animated Film!

Wow. We told you last week that ‘Incredibles 2‘ had a chance to earn the biggest opening weekend ever for an animated film. The experts predicted it would just beat out Finding Dory’s $135 million opening. We told you it’d make even more than that. We said it could hit the $150 million mark.

Well, it hit that mark and then made another $30 million. The Pixar sequel earned a record-smashing $180 million during its opening weekend. Not only did this film shatter the animated film record, it’s also the eighth-largest opening of all time…in any genre.

No one expected this number. Our $150 million prediction was thought to be on the high side, so you can imagine how shocked everyone was to see the $180 million total.

Vanity Fair reports

“Warm reviews and long-simmering nostalgia (it’s been 14 years in the making) both bolstered Incredibles 2 to box-office success. It also helped, perhaps, that domestic competition was slim over the weekend; Ocean’s 8, now in its second week at the box office, held on to the No. 2 spot with $19.5 million. Tag, the rated-R comedy, pulled up in third with $14.6 million.”

I just re-watched the first ‘Incredibles‘ film last night, and I must say, it still holds up. It’s better than most of the animated films being released today. Super clever and entertaining enough to hold the entire family’s attention.

‘Incredibles 2’ Could Make $140 Million During Its Opening Weekend, Which Would Be Enough To Break Some Records!

It’s the sequel everyone wanted…you don’t hear us say that often, huh? Most sequels are made whether fans want them or not. The studio wants more money, so they pump out one movie after the other.

But things are a bit different with the ‘Incredibles‘ franchise from Pixar. The original film was released back in 2004 and was a hit with nearly everyone. Critics loved it, parents loved it, kids loved it, your dog probably even enjoyed it. The animated comedy made over $600 million worldwide, and everyone assumed there would be a sequel.

It never happened, though. For years people waited for a sequel, and by 2010, most everyone assumed it just wasn’t going to happen.

But then several years later, Pixar surprised us and said, “Hey. Don’t worry. We got you fam.”

Incredibles 2 is set to hit theaters this weekend (June 13) and tracking services say the sequel should bring in around $130 million during its opening weekend, which would be a wonderful opening.

However, some people in the business believe that number is low. They believe it could bring in $140 million, which would be enough to beat Finding Dory’s record-breaking $135 million opening. That’s right, Incredibles 2 could grab the title of highest domestic opening for an animated film.

It’s currently sitting at a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 72 fresh reviews to just 3 rotten. Most critics agree it’s an entertaining film, but they say it’s not quite as ~incredible~ as the original, which is to be expected.