Pixar movies typically begin with a Pixar short film, like Bao with Incredibles 2, Lou with Cars 3, Piper with Finding Dory, and so forth, but for Onward, we’re getting one from The Simpsons universe. That’s right, since the The Walt Disney Company acquired Fox properties, they’re going to screen “Playdate with Destiny” before Onward, starring Maggie Simpson. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Lance Phan is a 3D artist that uses Blender (software) to not only create photo-realistic models of real-life objects, but also transforms Instagram portraits of strangers into Pixar-inspired characters upon request. “His animated portraits perfectly resemble the human subjects and whole fantastic animated worlds around them that could serve as an inspiration for a new movie script,” said Bored Panda. Continue reading for more examples.
Photo credit: Brian Kesinger
Disney illustrator Brian Kesinger has spent over 16-years at the company, but what has really made him stand out is his work outside of the studio. Simply put, he has combined the worlds of Star Wars and Calvin & Hobbes into one. “Being a kid in the ’80s I was raised on a steady diet of Disney, Star Wars, and comic books, so being able to work on so many amazing films and projects has really been a dream come true. I’m not the first to mash-up Calvin & Hobbes with pop culture,” the artist who has worked on Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, and Tarzan said. “[but] I think the difference here is that I went a little deeper with the idea. Once I really made the comparison that Kylo Ren was probably a difficult child much like Calvin, it really resonated with people. The metaphor was solidified when I made Darth Vader Kylo’s imaginary friend,” said Kesinger. Continue reading for more.
Some normal portraits may not be the most flattering images, but artist Lance Phan aims to change that. Simply put, he takes normal photos of a person and transform them into Pixar-like creations, whether it be a simple selfie, someone playing the guitar, or an image shot by a professional, just about everything works. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
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.
Photo credit: Jon Negroni
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.
Photo credit: Demetria Syke
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.
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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.