Nothing much to say here – just another image of the cute as a button Wall-E from Pixar’s upcoming movie. For a much larger version click on the image above.
Wall-E opens on June 27, 2008.
Yes, I’ve seen Pixar films. Toy Story, Monsters Inc, The Incredibles and Robots. I really like the first 3 and I didn’t care that much for Robots. I enjoy the animation and the stories are very well. Like I said in a previous post, I really loved Shrek (Dreamworks, I know), so I am NOT against animated films. THe previews for Cars looked really dumb, and the bits and pieces I have seen in stores confirmed it, IMO. Maybe you need to be a race fan (of which I am NOT) to understand it? Wall-E has te Cars vibe to it, so I will be avoiding this one.
Robots was a Blue Sky production. The same folks who made the Ice Age films, I believe.
Pixar’s films (released) are: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, and Ratatouille.
In any case, I’ve always enjoyed the final result of their films orders of magnitude over and above what the trailer indicates (which is usually kept pretty vague with Pixar). I was skeptical about Cars and Ratatouille (even The Incredibles trailer made it seem like a wacky superhero comedy – when it turned out to be a rather intelligent superhero comedy/drama/adventure).
I’m not a fan of Nascar, but I still enjoyed Cars. It wasn’t the peak of their work, but even the least of Pixar’s films means a fun time at the movies, and every time I think they’re about ready to jump the shark when I hear of their next project, the more I’m surprised at how they actually pull it off when I see it.
Usually if the critics LOVE it, then it’s a boring, piece of garbage.
Present company excluded, I’m sure.
For the record, I (and many others) do think that “Cars” was the weakest of Pixar’s films. And no, “Robots” was NOT a Pixar movie.
I don’t know, Vic…you DID like “American Gangster” and that was a steaming pile of dung.
I think Pixar does an amazing job with their animation and probably spawned the whole CGI animation craze that is going on. OF the 8 movies that JC listed, I have seen 4 of them and always was impressed by the quality of the film. I did think Bug’s Life was pretty lame, though. I don’t know, I think they’ve started REALLY going for the little kid audience, lately, and the image of Wall-E seems to show that. I think I enjoyed the Shrek movies so much because there is SO much in those films that an adult would only understand, but yet it’s still suitable for kids.
Pixar’s work seems to be trying to become more mature as time has passed. Ratatouille offered many points of interest only an adult would appreciate – such as the nature of art criticism and its relationship with the artist as well as delving into why its important to strive for quality and excellence in creativity. It’s about professional chefs and cooking, which isn’t exactly an automatic draw for kids. It was heavy on dialog, which could bore the ADD set.
The thing about nearly all Pixar films is that there’s a lot more depth to them than your typical animated feature – and depth appeals to adults. This is why I can’t, despite the cute robots in Wall-E – say it’s going to ‘aimed at the kids’. There will be things I’m sure the kids will be drawn to, but the depth of these films is what makes it matter to the adult audience.
Andy, while I found the first Shrek funny, I thought they were too heavy-handed with the innuendo in the second one.
One thing that impresses me about Pixar’s films is that they manage to be witty and funny for adults without resorting to sex jokes. I don’t care if they “go over kids’ heads,” that has no place in a movie aimed at kids in the first place.
I guess we’re all going to have to agree to disagree. I prefer the Shrek films to ANY of the Pixar films, but to each their own!!
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