Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen robot vehicle boastsanimated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and an emotive suspension, just like its Pixar movie counterpart. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Bluetooth Smart and WiFi allow for updates and app control, while the main processor controls the eye animations and more. Get one here now. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
S+PS ARCHITECTS unveils a Monsters Inc-inspired home in Mumbai, India that has a front facade made from recycled doors and windows. Other features include recycled columns that support its steel roof, a pipe wall, woven industrial mesh elevator enclosure, old textile blocks, and Burma teak rafters. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
With all the hype about Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Force Awakens, some may have forgotten that Disney also owns Pixar. Here's another interesting look at a fascinating theory by Jon Negroni that shows how fourteen of the studio's films all exist in the same universe. "In fact, Inside Out helps to explain the role of monsters post-Monsters Inc. Bing Bong is clearly an imaginary friend that Riley dreamed up after being visited by a monster, but she eventually forgot about him. In the same way, Sulley would stop visiting her and she'd just have those memories. Only Boo actually went to the monster world, and yes, Sulley came back at least one extra time," said Negroni in a recent blog post. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a DIY touchscreen gloves tutorial.
Demetria Skye, an extremely talented self-taught artist from Scotland, has created a series of creative illustrations featuring Baymax from Disney's Big Hero 6. As you can probably already see, she's outfitted him with different suits worn by other famous Disney characters, such as Elsa from Frozen, Rapunzel from Tangled, and Genie from Aladdin. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cat who just loves being swept off the floor.
If Michael Bay directed "Up", it would probably have lots of explosions, tension, lens flare and more explosions. This clever fan-made trailer was put together by YouTube's "MrStratMan7". On a related note, did you know that during the production of Up, Pixar's Animation Department produced an average of 4 seconds of animation a week? Or, that Pixar animators consulted with a real architect to learn about home foundations to make the lift off of Carl's house more realistic? Continue reading for Disney Pixar's "Upular" remix video.
It's that time again, time for yet another round of Disney Easter eggs. This time, we have appearances from Kermit the Frog in The Little Mermaid, a Mickey Doll on a shelf in Frozen, a very easy to miss reference to Paperman in Wreck-It Ralph, as well as Belle, Pumba, and Aladdin's Magic Carpet showing up in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Click here to view the first iamge in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing one of the craziest ways to use a faucet in a musical sense.
Not every fan will agree, but what if Carl Fredrickson's journey in "Up" actually began right after he is notified about needing to be move into a retirement home? That's right, everything that happens after is his journey into the afterlife, with people and things representing his attachment to the physical world. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Taekwondo quadruple kick.
You read that right, you're look at a near exact replica of the house featured in Disney Pixar's "Up". It's located in Herriman, Utah, and was designed by the team at Bangerter Homes. This four bedroom home commanded $400,000 back in 2009, so we can only imagine just how much it would fetch if it were to hit the market today. Continue reading for eighteen more interesting things about the movie.
For those who've seen Treasure Planet, did you know that Stitch from Lilo & Stitch had a came appearance on a bookshelf? That is just one of the many Easter Eggs that Disney animators have hidden inside their films. For much of its existence, Walt Disney Animation Studio was recognized as the premier American animation studio; it developed many of the techniques which became standard practices of traditional animation, such as the multiplane camera. Continue reading for more.
For Pixar fans with an eagle eye, A113 may be a familiar sight, but have you wondered why animators put it there? A113 was the classroom number used by character animation students at the California Institute of the Arts. Many of its alumni (including Pixar staff) have used the number in their professional works. It is said to appear in some way, shape, or form in every Pixar film. However, none have been found in Monsters, Inc. In addition to Pixar films, this running gag also appeared in some non-Pixar films, such as Lilo & Stitch, The Avengers, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, etc. Continue reading for more sightings.