Better Call Saul as a Pixar FilmBetter Call Saul is an amazing show due to the complexity of its characters, most importantly Jimmy McGill – or Saul Goodman, if you prefer. Jimmy doesn’t fit into any clear archetype. He’s certainly not a hero, nor a villain, nor a lovable rogue. If you hope that he is any of these, he will disappoint you at some point, as he does so many other people in his life.So let’s imagine this gritty series as a comedy instead. Specifically, it’s a Pixar comedy. YouTuber Yo Chill Bruh digitally altered scenes from Better Call Saul to show animated versions of Jimmy, Kim Wexler, and Gus Fring in a more light-hearted story.-via The Awesomer#BetterCallSaul #BreakingBad #Pixar #Parodies #Mashups
How Disney Screwed Up the Merchandizing of Toy StoryPixar's first feature film was Toy Story, released in 1995. The movie was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, eleven years before they bought Pixar. It was a somewhat hesitant collaboration, and it seems truly weird 27 years later that Disney did not have much faith in Toy Story. And neither did their usual merchandise vendors. You would think that a movie about toys would have plenty of toys available for kids by Christmas, but thousands of children who had asked Santa Claus for a Buzz Lightyear doll were disappointed when the only manufacturer willing to make toys for Disney couldn't fill the demand. Disney lost millions in potential toy sales because the upper echelon suits thought Toy Story would be a flop. Of course, Disney came out okay in the long run, as they always do. They bought the Pixar company in 2006, and now have three sequels and a prequel to Toy Story. But why did they think Toy Story would be a flop in 1995? The merchandizing mistake is explained in detail at Slashfilm.#ToyStory #merchandizing #Disney #Pixar
Inside the First 10 Minutes of Pixar’s UpPixar's 2009 movie Up is about an old man who ties balloons to his house and sails off for adventure. That was the basic premise, but the team behind the film knew they had to justify it with a backstory. Why would a grumpy old man decide to just take off? Where did he think he was going? And why use balloons? The answers to all those questions are in Ellie, who wasn't there but gave us all the reasons Carl did what he did. So they devised his life story, jammed into the first ten minutes of the movie. First there was the beginning, when he and Ellie met as children.
What Lightyear is Really AboutThe new Pixar movie Lightyear opens nationwide this weekend. It centers around the character Buzz Lightyear. Ask anyone, and they'll tell you Buzz Lightyear is a toy spaceman in the Toy Story movies. But that's not who this movie is about. He's even got a different voice, that of Chris Evans. To explain Lightyear, the movie opens with this:“In 1995 Andy got a toy. That toy is from his favorite movie. This is that movie.”Okay, maybe that makes everything clear, except there's more to it than that. The movie we're talking about here came out in 1986, leaving plenty of time to sell a lot of Buzz Lightyear toys. And why not? We are still buying Darth Vader figures. But it gets more complicated, as the movie about Buzz Lightyear, space ranger, involves time travel, too. And it sparked a franchise, so there were Buzz Lightyear sequels, spinoffs, TV shows, etc, which is why the toy became popular. To answer the questions you may have about the premise behind Lightyear, Uproxx spoke with director Angus MacLane and producer Galyn Susman. You can read that interview here, and it might make your moviegoing experience a little easier when you see Lightyear.​#Lightyear #BuzzLightyear #Pixar #interview
Porsche is Turning Sally Carrera from Pixar's Cars Movies Into a Real CarIn the Pixar animated film series Cars, Sally Carrera is a blue 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera who became Radiator Springs’ attorney and the one most determined to put the town back on the map. She is strong, determined to help and beautiful to boot.Now, on the 20th anniversary of Sally Carrera, Porsche in collaboration with Pixar, is about to put Sally back on the road… as a real car. And it’s not just a vanity project. The special-edition Sally Carrera-inspired Porsche 911 vehicle will be the one and only in the world and it will be up for an auction. Proceeds from the auction will go to support young girls' education through Girls Inc. as well as Ukrainian refugee families. This project is conceived by a small team from Pixar Animation Studios led by Cars Production Designer, Bob Pauley, and Creative Director, Jay Ward, Style Porsche in Weissach and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur in Stuttgart.Images: Porsche#Porsche #Pixar #Cars #SallyCarrera #car
The Trailer for Lightyear: Buzz Lightyear's Origin Story The Buzz Lightyear we know from the PixarToy Story movies is a toy. But that toy was merchandise based on the movie character Buzz Lightyear, a heroic Space Ranger, at least in the Toy Story universe. We only knew the toy, but now we get to see the movie that Andy loved and that spawned the heroic toy. The trailer for the Pixar movie Lightyear was released today.
A Retro Four-Minute Monsters, Inc.It's hard to believe that Monsters, Inc. is twenty years old! It's true, the Pixar film went into wide release on November 2, 2001. To celebrate the milestone, Pixar redid the movie entirely, this time as a silent film. The result is a cartoon short in black-and-white that could have been shown in theaters 100 years ago. Yeah, that's stretching the idea of a 20th anniversary a bit, but we don't care because it's so cute.