35 Burst results for "Pixar"
Disney Pixar's 'Lightyear' Huge Flop At Box Office
"But I'll tell you what did make me happy did you hear Disney's light year movie was a financial flop at the box office? There was some woke controversies that kind of trail behind this film and weighed it down, including a lesbian kissing scene and all ended up hurting Disney a company that doesn't know where to put their feet as they walk. Their stock is plummeting and I couldn't be happier. So the expectations for this movie of the origins of buzz light year, right? Very high expectations were through the roof for this latest movie in the Toy Story franchise, but it only got 51 and 51 million in change in its first weekend in the U.S. box office. Sounds like a lot, but it was slated to get a lot more. So it earned so little that it came in second at the box office behind Jurassic World Dominion, which was in its second week. That's not a good thing when you're premiering a movie as big as something from the Toy Story franchise and it can't beat Jurassic World, which I heard is awful in its second week. Now a lot of people have criticized the movie for replacing Tim Allen as the voice of buzz light year. And a lot of people say, you know, is it because Tim Allen is very conservative. He's got a lot of concern beliefs. Did that play a part in Disney's decision? What do you think? The title character of this movie was voiced by Chris Evans, who if you don't know, very vocal about his far left liberal politics. Some people also pointed out that the light year character is not the same as the toy figured character of the prior Toy Story films. Look confusing to think about this, but it's not the same it's hard to explain. It's not the character that Tim voiced. It's the origin of that character. So Disney played games with you in order to get rid of Tim
Disney's 'Lightyear' banned in Muslim world for lesbian kiss
"Disney's latest animated film light year has been banned across much of the Muslim world Buzz light year to star command Coming star command Why don't they answer 13 nations in the Palestinian territory object to the inclusion in the Disney Pixar movie of a brief kiss between a lesbian couple It proved too much for sensors in many Muslim majority nations where laws often criminalize same sex relationships Chris Evans is the voice of buzz light year It feels good to be a part of something that is making social progress but it's with this ribbon of bittersweet frustration that at the same time there are still places that have not caught up Many Muslims consider gays and lesbians to be sinful in some parts of the Arab world members of the LGBTQ community have been arrested and sentenced to prison Some countries even maintain the death penalty I'm Ed
"pixar" Discussed on Animation Addicts Podcast
"We've been going through so many songs. You're probably like these girls only ever talk about songs. Enough with the songs, but we're not done. Oh no, we found more, of course. We found so much more. And while before we were only ever focusing on the Disney songs, because going outside of Disney was just ever so much too much too much. But today we decided, okay, we're gonna take a day and just focus directly on the Pixar songs. Now these are slightly different because while Disney is more known for the musical, the movie musical, more specifically, Pixar has from the beginning up until the last ten years or so. But most, for the most part in the beginning, really decided no. We are not going to be the musical studio. Instead, we're going to add musical interludes and weaves and songs, theme songs, but nobody's going to be singing in the actual show. Yeah, that was actually one of the main, I can't remember what it was called, but Pixar had these rules. And one of them was like the character will not bust out into song, which eventually did change. Obviously, with coco. But at many other ones, but that was one of the specific ones that they're like, okay, we seen how this desire and this market push popularity of Disney animated musicals and animated musicals and we see how that has gotten pushed too far where it just seems expected that you need to have a musical and some songs if you are an animated film. It's consciously when they were starting out and said, no, we don't want to do that. Right. But nowadays, both studios have become slightly homogenized. And it's like, well, you know, why not do a musical? So there is a couple examples of that toward the end, but we're going to go through all of the songs, and whether they were a musical or not, we are going to try and categorize every song as in the position of the storytelling that it was supposed to fill. If a character we're singing, which most of the time they're not, it's more of like the outer voice. It's mostly Randy Newman. The Godfather of all Pixar songs. Yes. And we're going to try to figure out what all of these songs, what their purpose was, because that is still intact. They're still is a song for a purpose in a lot of these movies. Yeah, for sure. This time is slightly different because I didn't do all of the research. Morgan was lovely enough to do all the research for the Pixar. Yes, and I have so much more respect for Chelsea because this took a long, freaking time. It was like, oh yeah, it'll be easy. You'll just copy and paste a bunch of stuff. A new. So I ended up creating a spreadsheet which I'll link in the show notes from that spreadsheet I also created a playlist if you want to listen to all of these. So that took a while. So here we go. We're going to jump into this because there are so many songs. I have about 40 songs here, and we go up to the most recent Pixar film, which is turning red, but before we do, I just want to briefly overview the types of songs. Now we have done individual episodes on most of these. And we broke down, okay, is this a villain song? Is this a love song? And so on and so forth. But for this one, I'm not going to break it down like, oh, here's all the Pixar I want songs, and that's a separate episode. No, we're just doing all the Pixar songs at once. So here are the different categories that I came up with. So there are the opening credits. So the song that plays during an opening credit Montage typically, this isn't very common with Pixar anymore because we don't really have opening credits anymore. But it could still apply. There's the opening song, think of Belle from Beauty and the Beast little town, so that's the very first you are introduced to this world and the characters are singing or there's music playing. There's the classic I want song. There's the villain song, the love song, the sidekick song, the filler song, the Montage song, which is the passing of time, the ending song. So this is a song that you will hear as the movie is wrapping up people will either be singing. You know, it could be an ending or a finale sort of number. There's the end credits song, which is different than the ending song. Once the credits are rolling, then usually some sort of pop ditty starts playing. The R&B remix, as it were. Yes, for the Disney 90s, it was the R&B remix ever so iconic. Right. Ever so beloved. And then lastly, I just titled this the kitchen sink. If there is a song and I didn't want to spend a lot of brain power trying to figure out, okay, what's the whole new category that this could fit in? It's just like, no, you're just other. Miscellaneous kitchen sink songs. So this episode is brought to you by Cheetos. They had to weigh ya means leave your mark and that's exactly what Latinos are doing all across the country. They're rewriting the rules and pushing the boundaries in their communities to leave their own unique Mark. They use their gift, they're super poder to make an impact. Whether it's through art, music, fashion, food, or something else, and Cheetos will celebrate what they're doing by shining a light on their transformative power. The deck at the way a program celebrates those leaving their mark in Latino communities. You can also celebrate by checking out the new podcast Batman and buried on Spotify. Batman and buried is presented by Cheetos deja vue. Visit Batman and buried on Spotify to learn more. Let's start off with Toy Story. They're actually three different songs in Toy Story. First off is you, you've got a friend in me. Now Chelsea, if I have miscategorized these or you think they belong somewhere else, let me know. I categorize this as sort of an I want song. I can see that for sure. It's not a sidekick song because a psychic is generally somebody else helping the main protagonist along their way. And that's the only thing that I could ever that I would really think of, but I would agree. I'm gonna say I want song. It's more like an IM, you know, this is the status quo. Yes. It's like the you typically the iam song as you've described it, that's like a villain sort of thing. Like I am this, but there are IM songs for the heroes. But this is definitely like an I want and he has what he has right now. So I want this and I have it, and he has this great friendship with Andy. Yeah. So that's that. So then strange things. So this is a Montage song for sure. Classic, you know, this is where buzz is introduced to the picture and slowly we see that strange things. It's very early as I recorded this, but strange things are happening to me. And it's just really sad to see the cowboy bedspread is gone and all of the fun cowboy art is gone. It's all replaced by this spaceman buzz light year stuff and woody is having a hard time dealing with it. And so we see the change of Andy as he has his new favorite toy over the course of a few weeks or months, we're not sure the time, but we do see that and how it's affecting woody. Yeah, and it's interesting with the Montage songs, specifically this one. In the Disney ones, there was almost always somebody singing it and so it doubled as somebody else's song. This.
Hollywood halts releases in Russia, including 'The Batman'
"Some of Hollywood's movie studios are making a statement about the war in Ukraine pausing the release of films and Russia including the Batman movie just days before the highly anticipated the Batman action thriller wants to open in Russian theaters Warner brothers says in light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine it's pausing the release of the feature film in Russia what Disney's also halting the release of its Pixar film turning red which was due out next week Disney also says given the scale of the emerging refugee crisis it's working with charitable partners to provide urgent aid and humanitarian assistance Sony's also announced that its pausing the Russian release of more a bus although Russia's not a leading market for Hollywood it typically ranks in the top dozen countries at the box office hi Jackie Quinn
'Return of Jedi,' 'Selena' added to National Film Registry
"Still still there there my my politics politics is is my my life life each each year year the the library library of of Congress Congress chooses chooses movies movies of of cultural cultural historic historic or or artistic artistic importance importance to to preserve preserve and and the the John John Waters Waters film film pink pink flamingos flamingos makes makes the the cut cut the the earliest earliest entry entry is is Ringling Ringling brothers brothers parade parade film film from from nineteen nineteen oh oh two two the the latest latest entry entry is is the the Pixar Pixar film film wall wall E. E. should should the the return return of of the the jet jet I I and and the the fellowship fellowship of of the the ring ring were were popular popular favorites favorites in in the the online online nominations nominations other other titles titles on on the the list list include include Selena Selena sounder sounder Richard Richard Pryor Pryor live live in in concert concert and and strangers strangers on on a a train train I I marches marches are are a a let let up up
"pixar" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"Are you keeping the source video as well? The marching band has copies of the first I've only been editing. I started out editing a bunch of just started this video project around the time I was there. They had been filming, but they hadn't been editing everything back in the day. So the first couple years I was helping them kind of get through their backlog and they were keeping all the files and then for 5 or 6 years in the middle, the band marching band director was taking care of all the editing, and he just retired. So I have been tasked with dealing with it. And so I am actually just for now, they are going to keep the master files, and I have a copy of the master files for this season, but once the season is over, once everything's edited, they're going to keep the copies of all the master files on their end. And I will probably keep just the final version of the video. Yeah. So like for digital hoarders like this easy find or if you're storing master or video files for the marching band. I mean, anything where you're going to put massive amounts of data, that's not going to fit on your internal drive. That's an easy find steps up. It is excellent for that. My last thing that I would really suggest is this fun little app called weekend read for iOS. If you read a lot of, if you've ever looked at a script, it's great scripts are designed in a very particular way to make them easy to read. They're nice and spaced out, and they look great on a piece of paper. When you're looking at them on an iPhone, especially if they're a PDF, you're doing a lot of pinching to zoom because the layout is you've got in the center of the dialog, but then left justified is the scene description. And so you're like, okay, I got to zoom in to see the dialog and then zoom out so that I can read the scene description. This app is kind of like safari reader mode for a script. It takes the PDF and goes, oh, let me just make this format it a little easier for you to read on a smaller iPhone screen. It's probably a pretty particular app for you to be reading scripts on your phone, but if you are someone who does read scripts on your phone, it is invaluable. Yeah, that sounds like a good one. When we were talking and you had added to the iron a couple random tips based on the work you do, you've come up with to get a little bit more out of your Mac. I thought some of them were really useful. One of them in particular I thought was a great idea is for someone who works a lot with VNC and that's what you do to John. You're logged into the Pixar machine. So you've got your machine when it's in like Pixar mode talking to the little trash can, the lonely trash can in your office. Or when it's, you know, when it's just your Mac, and it's not doing V and C, you came up with a really good solution for that. Yeah, it was not intentional, the solution, but it's just make your if you want to make your personal your laptop environment and leave it in dark mode and then put your remote machine in light mode or vice versa. It just so happened that you know I immediately as soon as I got this MacBook turned on dark mode and then I remote it into my avid machine and it was on light mode and I went, oh, this is super easy. I can tell when I open a new finder window, and it lays the finder window on top of VNC. I can see, oh, well, it's in dark mode. So that's my local machine. It quickly tells me the other one that it helps a lot with is spotlight. You know, sometimes I activate spotlight and I think I'm activating it on the VNC machine, but actually it's on my laptop and just seeing, oh, it's in light mode or dark mode tells me immediately which computer I'm interacting with. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. And that could also work, even if you're not doing V and C, but you're using your work for personal versus work, or at any time you just want to make it very clear what mojo. And I'm always talking contextual computing, but I really feel like that's just one more visual cue to your brain to say, what am I doing now? And that's what I should be working on, not something else. So I like that idea. And then as a video editor, give us some tips on file naming. I'm sure that's a challenge for you. Yeah, the biggest thing I came up with was just name things like consistency is key, but you gotta pick a consistency that you will actually use. So it's great if you come up with a key of always call the files list, but a if you're not following your key, then it's not super great, but really it came out more out of my personal to do list. I have ADD so a lot of times I need to the second I think of something I have to put in my to do list or it will I will remember it someday later, but it may be too late by that point..
"pixar" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"Is it that big of a deal when you do the final render? Is it the kind of thing where you leave it running over the weekend? Or has computers got to a point where that happens pretty fast? Good question. Keep in mind that my show has not even got there yet. We haven't I don't think we've rendered a final shot quite yet. From what I know, though, it does go to a room full of computers that do take a good amount of time to render just a single final frame. Sometimes there are varying degrees to which you can speed up a render, like one thing you can do for when we get a layout shot is you can render just every other frame. It's not quite the same and it's not going to look as fluid and smooth, but if you are in a jam and really need this shot to just see, is this going to work? Yeah. You basically reduce your render time in half, but it does take hours and hours to do every single frame. And one of the interesting things I went to see graph one year before I started working at Pixar, which is this big graphics convention and Pixar was there and they were giving a little talk on render man their rendering software that is publicly available. Other studios buy copies of it to render their things and they were showing a chart of render times and I was expecting it to go down over time because computers get better. The problem is as the computers get better, we decide to get more ambitious and create crazier and more complicated things and that takes more computing power. So render time kind of stays consistent over time. Yeah, I believe that. I believe that. I mean, you look at the water effects and the hair effects and all that stuff. I can only imagine the amount of compute power needed to do that. Yeah. But there is a actual, it's called the render farm at Pixar. And it is where all those machines that you're wondering about, I don't think there are people running around in a panic. I think it's actually a pretty quiet server room with just a lot of air conditioning and fans, but yeah. It's not quite as magical, but it's still the magic is happening inside the computers. In my head, it's like the engine room of an old steam show. I'm just saying, you know? I'm just going to leave it at that. You know what? When I get to the studio, I will check for you and find out. Yeah, if it's not like an engine room of an old steamship, just tell me it is anyway. You know, I think the animation department is closer to what you're imagining. I think they have a lot of crazy things in their section of the building. Yeah, I've seen some of.
"pixar" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"It's December, which is hard to believe. But, you know, feeling festive, I got, I went to the grocery store and I was getting some stuff. And they had a single little point set up, like in a tiny little thing. Okay. And so I have that on my desk, so it's very festive in my office very nice. I'm wearing my Christmas shirt, so we're at my red Apple watch band, so we're good. Oh man, in the spirit. You bet, baby, you bet. My youngest is getting doing finals this week at UCLA, and then she's coming home and I get her for like three weeks. I can't wait to have her around. We're going to do all sorts of shenanigans together. That's good. Yeah, we put the Christmas tree up with ours. Yes, last night it was fun. We have a guest today, though. We're talking about Christmas. Yeah, sorry. I'm getting wistful in my old age. Welcome to the show, John Solomon. Hi guys. John, so you and I have a mutual friend who connected us. And John gang is he is one of the white whales I've been trying to land for Mac power users. Basically, since the beginning, John is an assistant editor at Pixar. Indeed I am. Yeah, and I've always wanted to interview someone from Pixar. I know they do a lot of stuff. Michael Johnston, kind of in our community, was with them for so long, but now he's with Apple. So he's gone through the rainbow curtain, and so he can't talk to us. The linen curtain is very well made when in with no seams and no buttons. But John actually is working for Pixar and he does a bunch of work on his Mac, he has a bunch of cool tech tips, this old be useful to you, even if you don't do editing at Pixar, I think we've got some good stuff today. And I just really appreciate you coming on the show, John. Thank you. I'm very flattered to be here honestly. We do have a couple of quick announcements, David to knock out. We are at the tail end of our give relay campaign. It's a sale..
Is Ed Asner in - 'Dug Days' Show on Disney Plus?
"Never died over the weekend. One of his final projects is set to rule out today. Doug Dead Squirrel. The Talking Dog done from up gets his own animated Pixar series, and he's not alone. Get out of my azaleas. Ed Asner is back as the voice of Carl and one of his last performances before his death. Sunday at the age of 91, But it's not his last I m D B list at least seven other projects. Asner filmed her voice that haven't come out yet. All four episodes of Doug Days are out today on Disney. Plus, you didn't dig you, Doug. I am Dog, Jason Nathan's and
The History of Hot Air Balloons
"It turned out that scientists. But jean francois pill darrow's and An aristocrat named francois lauren. Dr lands were chosen by the montgolfier brothers to pilot a balloon on november twenty. First of seventeen eighty three. They did just that and they flew For twenty minutes became the first people to experience sustained flight so the montgolfier brothers. What was their deal. They launched a hot air balloon but it was. It didn't the flight didn't last for very long. well they. I did a series of animal experiments. Similar to what we had ace exploration. They launched a hot air balloon with a rooster a duck and his sheep. that's ridiculous historians. There should be a pixar movie on the way and they did that just like just a few months earlier. September nineteenth seventeen eighty three and the thought. They had a logic to it. They thought cheaper similar enough to people that will see how altitude affects land lover and ducks in. Roosters can already fly to what degree or another and so we'll see we'll see how they do when they're not flying on their own power and that blue was only it was tethered was free and it was only up for about what eight minutes yet and i think because i mean we talked about this briefly the idea of the spectacle because the technology was very rudimentary and oftentimes the balloons would spontaneously deflate and air They would drift over the ocean and deflate in the air. They would occasionally catch fire for various reasons but the duck and the sheep were unharmed. It gives me serious like monkeys in space kind of vibes. yep and the rooster made it through as
Souls Audition for Their Bodies in Sundance Hit 'Nine Days'
"To be selected for life on Earth. Sounds like a movie plot right like a specific movie. In fact, Pixar's soul well, it's also the premise of nine days, a live action drama that was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival. Critic Bob Mondello says nine days took him a lot more than nine days to process will is a gatekeeper of sorts and to monitor his house has a wall of vintage television sets on which the lives of people play out from their point of view. Amanda, for instance, is practicing a concerto, unaware that will is seeing on a screen exactly what she sees her hands on violin and bow that conductor and orchestra All through her eyes, will writes in a notebook that she's practicing and that it's 10,327 days since her selection. Will was her selector. It's his job as played by Winston Duke. He's an otherworldly bureaucrat who auditions souls for bodies as needed. May I call you And Sure and is four hours old. Do you know why you're here? Strangely, Yes. Do you mind if I say it out loud just to Make it. Official. Okay? You are being considered for the amazing opportunity of life. If, after this process you were selected Will have the chance to be born in a fruitful environment. You can grow develop. And accomplish. Would you like to be considered for this position and is one of six candidates and will treats five of them? Identically? Yeah. Call you, Mike. Yes. Oh, yeah. Alexander Kane. Yeah, With the six played by Suzie Bates. He gets a surprise. She wants to choose her own name, and she questions his questions as he administers what amounts to an existential aptitude test, All right, or wrong Answer. Say whatever comes to mind. Really? Not sure if I can answer your question, If you don't answer, man, All of
Prince Rupert and His Poodle
"Talk a little bit about how how boy gets on the scene so like we said because of his high social status rupert is being treated better than your garden variety prisoner. And there's a guy an englishman named the earl of arundel who is an old old friend of the family and he says you know what's going to help rupert out here. He might feel a little less less down on himself if he has some company. So i'm going to send him a copy. This was a different time. I hope everybody knows today. That if you send if you give someone a dog as a gift in less you know explicitly. What kind of dog they want. And they've set it then. You're not giving them a gift. You're giving them a responsibility but this this was a different circumstance and The reason i said this guy and then changed it to this. Dog is because even though they named the dog boy she was female and like nole said she is. She was down to ride. She was ride or die for rupert. That was her human. And you can see these accounts of rupert and boy going on hunts together. it's very pixar. You know what i mean. It's very like i act of disney pixar film. So they know that like you would set earlier. They know that this was definitely a working dog hunting dog because their stories about the dog helping them. You know hunt deer of whatnot but this is important because it carries on two boys behavior in war right like that. Those same sets of skills are helping helping. Boy i wanna say but also have to ask do you think. Like how active do you think boy really was is as we'll see. This is kind of a tough question to answer. I don't know. I mean it's like it would take some really specific training to train a poodle To more than retrieve ducks like attack. Go for the throat. But there are all. These would cuts of Prince rupert and boy where he was so he's brand right. Was like so tied to this dog that you knew just from like they're kind of proximity in these images Who we were dealing with.
"They wanted the voice to be as realistic as possible." - Orchid Bertelsen Head of Digital at Nestle Talks Virtual Humans and Alexa Projects - Voicebot Podcast Ep 217 - burst 12
"We didn't know if we wanted to go full digital. He'll en route or an avatar leg. Almost twenty twenty version of the x are like on an animated character and think meantime when it comes to urging tag a lot of people have their own opinions on it a lot of union a lot of meetings almost every single meeting with leadership getting up to the point. They're like ra creepy. We want it to be creepy right. And when they see creepy rinsing uncanny valley without realizing which is when you're interacting with a being pay or avatar agent of. It's real or not and we can certainly talk about on the coffee test turing test or whatever we totally but for us we are able. Let's let's test it right leads to a very quick test and let's see if there is a difference between how consumers react to a pixar like animated character versus a digital humid and what we found through. That research was that there was actually very minimal. Difference on how consumers reacted to the face but the difference of were uncanny valley came through in the voice. They wanted the voice to be as realistic as possible. Which led list go into that because as fascinating too because with the voice. Yeah i think a lot of is about setting expectations. A lot of people thought that the this experience was going to be talking to zero or talking to your google home or whatever it is and we actually have two rows that you can t when it comes to the is each part of your voice tech stack and you go on daily. That's a devolve ways whether something google dialogue flow offers amazon. You know holly offers or microsoft or you can get a voice actor and you can have them free reward in different messages now. The challenge with voice actors is that now. You have to go back every time you want to update experience. You have to go back and breathe. Recording licensing is expensive talent fees. Things like that so we went our what is off the shelf. But what is the best version of the off the shelf that we can get it because it gives us more flexibility. Not because it's cheaper rate so when it interested in voice text act. There's speech to text the nlp engine and then text to speech so species taxed and all the engine. We used dialogue gould outflow and then really what was up in question. Was this text to speech. Portion of it i went through all the voices so we decided we ended up landing on. Aws polly neural time because the pacing was the most natural because for a while and this is still something. We're working on. Because i think facing perfect yet because she she's very deliberate and takes pauses in swimming pool. Lake wars on a vast new york. East coast hawker fingers. But you know so. So that's where we're at and that's something that we're saw
"pixar" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"A flesh out this universe toys until toy story two. That's it toy story. One was a good movie. And that's it but the introduction of jesse and And like you said that. Whole i hold out on the star wars allusions to to to to the father Overall i just i i remember really really enjoying it. I haven't watched it in a while. But i still remember that it it didn't. It didn't bummed me out too much. Four was unnecessary. But you made a really eloquent case on why. It's not i try of but two i thought was like we wouldn't have gotten three if we didn't care about the people through to jenny. The my number nine is probably credible to thought it was going to be like toy story one or something jenny's list so far now it's incredible to it was so good. I think i think it helped in a way that it was space so far apart because it really got to build that anticipation and excitement and i think they came back with an original story. A continuance without making it feel like all this time had passed either And i yeah. Incredible was incredible. Nice already moving on on my number eight is monsters. Inc everything about it. The chemistry when goodman and billy crystal is fantastic throughout just boo the most adorable little baby in the history of pixar. Everything about it really works for me. Even the villain works and giannis alter ego is in that movie jenny. You wanna to leo. You're all through your who's your who's your alter ego is that her name roz raw. I think so. Yeah knowing that johnny's in this movie a billy crystals in the movie. John in this it definitely holds a place for me. In the top eight leo. My number eight is definitely a movie that the two of you are going to have a way higher on your list it. You probably have the top top three. I know where you're going to say and it's in my top five. I already know what it is with the movie. I didn't see until after jenny and david's wedding of and they played a scene from this movie. That was freaky at a heartbreak. Well we didn't play that that part before the heartbreak. You call right there and i'll be honest. I had heard so much about this opening. And i had heard so much about how fantastic the movie was Then what. I finally saw it. I mean i thought it was beautiful And that opening. I think is probably the one of the most like emotionally charged openings of cinema let alone animation of but the rest of the movie. I'm like i thought it was. Okay yes i'm going up as my number a yes. No i will touch on it a little bit later jenny. What's your eight mine number. Eight is also monsters inc. Good taste for you're making. I think. I think this may be higher for leo number. Seven is coco tire. Yes so i'll let you guys talk about it. And i'll touch base on that. What's your number seven leo. Okay great we were. We were right there right there. They monsters inc to me like everything you guys said especially at a freaking. Boo boo is the is the tiebreaker. For for what. What why. I love monsters inc so that was me and jenny like giannis tiebreaker with monsters inc..
"pixar" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"Somewhat letting go of your fears writing and silencing that overthinking in that whatever and so that whole like silence you'll bruno was like so much fun and just like yeah so it was cute. That was my fourteen cool. Yeah i love luca. I thought it was. I thought it was more on the lower end. But it's still a very good movie. I just think because it didn't make me cry like pixar needs to get punished for that. I need to cry every pixar movie so my number thirteen is soul so now we get to the after the. This is all the big boys. I think like for me. I think so with everything we went through last year. I think it was a perfect like book into like terrible year. Everyone had were you kind of you know you look at your mortality and kind of question. What's the afterlife will bring you. Did we accomplish everything. Did we not accomplish everything. I love the jazz aspect of that film. So that attitude. The only reason it's a little lower right now. Because i think it's fantastic like non number six or seven but the whole switching of characters like fox turning into a cat that like that was like you know they could have not done that but it doesn't take away from the greatest of the movie and at one of the best scores pixar has ever ever had So yes my thirteen leo. What are you saw one that you both already nicknamed on your list but it was higher on mine is monsters university and i think jenny was excited. You were going to be on this episode. Because i'm like that greek. That greek life that greek life part of like this movie. I'm like wow. It's like different stereotypes and oh eating like the little loser fraternity and it was like it was cool. I really really dug it so much. When i watched it and i think anyone that has any experience being in fraternity or sorority can can understand that type of click mentality and how important it was when you were in school. Kitchens are like raising money for charity. Like different things like it. All it all goes jenny so my number thirteen was onward honored. I thought it was. I thought it was cute. Story with the brothers and the whole thing with the dad. And i love the strong like fierce mom trying to find her sons in like you know being her own kind of warrior there I think i would even say that. This is probably one of probably the only pixar movie that has well. Andy has a father his father. No no but did he die..
"pixar" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"That way we've to tool woman to save the day. I knew it was going to say that toy story is the first film ever to be made entirely of. Cgi shows everything that that that movie did. This is my favorite. Because i know he's going to have a reaction to this one monsters inc. We love boo a okay definitely. So you're gonna adore this was originally set to be a grown man so before pixar went through. Several iterations of boo boo was supposed to be a grown man who stumbled upon the monster world. Jenny do you think that would would've worked way cuter for it. To be a little girl agreed And then last to hear their biggest flop so the the biggest success for pixar has made three times. Their biggest flop. Do you know what their biggest flop would be financially the dinosaur. I know definitely look into this up. Johnny's looking at opening so the answer is the good dinosaur the movies i have made rank list ready to go for when you tell us the movie actually did make three hundred and twenty million dollars so it's a quote unquote flop. But it's not really. It's not flop at all and then finally during one lunch at hidden sitting cafe nine hundred ninety four. The group created a bug's life monsters inc finding nemo and wally they were all conceived during one lunch in nineteen ninety-four absolutely our lunch baby. Yup so the pixar theory and then we'll get into our list. I love the pixar theory. Because i love universes and i love everything connected. I don't know how much this works now because there's been so many pixar movies. Yeah a created. But i'm going to run through here so it starts with breathe. It all starts with. How do you say her name. Because i never get a right miata now now. She just discovering the will of the whiffs. The magic turns her mother into a bear. This magic is why animals and inanimate objects believe behave like humans magic was utilized by a witch mysteriously vanishes through wooden doors. Eventually the magic from this will the whips with lead to the birth of superheroes. The incredible 's superheroes maintain order in the world. But buddy a wannabe superhero created. Two things for the demise of superhero power self-serving ai bots and a high tech zero point energy this is pivotal moment where we see. Machines introduced in an era dictating their threat. Supers eventually toys star to absorb and draw their powers from zero point energy unseen energy that travels wavelengths which leads into toy story the first signs of life from toys or now present due to syndromes technological powers toys..
"pixar" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"I david is like toy story. I don't know some people started labor pixar. I know some people that didn't start with tila bugs life so twenty though. Because it's a it's a great call out in history of whether time line of how we got here because like oh there's a whole generation of children that way we remember the disney movies like murder mates in the rela no white. That's how they look at pixar. Like toy story was their first animated film of all time. And like i remember like being disney kid and seeing like the animated classic animation. And then going into like seeing like woody and buzz like whoa. This looks so cool. And i think everyone all of us. I didn't want it to be a graphic designer at work with computers to start like create their own little cartoons. Post story for me with my my first pixar movie. Jennifer seemed to you. Yeah toy story is saying for me. I don't necessarily say remember. I mean i don't know if i know i must have seen it in theaters. I mean ninety five. I was a theater moving movie kid. So yeah i probably saw it in theaters. Yeah same for me. I have been here from the start. So you know some better than others over is going to get into a bit but yet toy story was my first and i've loved it ever since i can't wait to talk about the pixar theory with leo because i don't think he knows anything about it. I can't oh you do the first that universe and everything is disconnected. Yup so i love that theory. I'm going to bring that up in the second. I do have some quick facts about pixar as a whole so. Did you guys know that. Picks are used to make commercials so before. Pixar was the major animation studio. They used to be in the business of making commercials and they actually work with brands. Such as tropicana listerine and lifesavers interesting stuff. Every pixar film has easter eggs and references. This is not the theory as a whole but just in general one films can sometimes reference to other films certain with pixar in one thousand nine hundred six studios. I short luxembourg junior fix featured the luxeuil ball. The toy eventually made it into what movie. What was the first time we have look ball which is now the pixar ball one. Yup everyone what another big thing from toy story that we get in we have got in and almost every single pixar movie is what any guesses heat the planet you're close. It does deal with pizza planet..
"pixar" Discussed on Design Speaks
"So now go ahead. I was just gonna say you can't. You can't expect that first idea to be the one that is going to be the best to go in and you can't be disappointed in yourself because the first one or two. Aren't that right idea like it's that's just not going to happen most of the time. You should be happy that you're having a lot of really bad ideas because that a good one is coming so just just to quickly recap. I'm just going go over these really quickly. So some of the things that you and i have with the creatives at pixar is the overwhelm of the blank. Page needing ideas and not knowing where to find them feeling uninspired or feeling like inspiration finding is tricky knowing that it's your job to have endless ideas but not knowing where they come from needing to be creative on demand and feeling stock looming deadlines feeling like you have no idea where to find your own inspiration and like you're constantly chasing it. Being put into newer uncomfortable situations learning new design languages and understanding that your best ideas are going to get scrapped. But they're not actually your best ideas. So i know this was kind of a quick episode. I wanted to make sure that we weren't I wasn't just basically doing the whole documentary on this podcast. Although it would be it would have been a really fun thing for me. But i highly recommend that you watch this julie. This is the second time i'm reminding you. May homework your homework. So i think it's. It's also something to think about that when you're watching. This is a whole other level. it's like very meta. It's like meta inspiration. If you're watching something that's supposed to be inspiring figure out what's inspiring you about it and write it down and it helps you kind of learn a little bit about what you're struggling with the things that pop out to you when you're watching things like this. Something that speaks to you is something that you should keep like. You should write. You may not be a content creator. Like i am. You may not have clients like jillian. I but if you're watching something and something pops out to you sort of like when you're in church and the pastors talking and you're like that thing was said just for me whenever he say he must know my life because i'm writing that down and when you are watching things like documentaries or ted talks or listening to podcasts. As long as you're not driving write these things down and kind of put them in a little encouragement place that you can go to and be like. Oh my gosh. This is the worst day. I can't i can't figure this out. Like what is wrong with me and then you can go into your little like encouragement folder of these things that you've done and be like oh man the guy that wrote soul feels like he doesn't know what he's doing sometimes yeah and he gets past it. I can do this or you can. Just listen to this episode anytime you need a little me up. That'll work great idea though so all right. So that's our episode today so you should probably listen to this episode again and take notes and then go watch the documentary and take more notes and if one of these really stuck out to you or if you watched the documentary and you find that something different stuck out to you. I am very interested in what that is. Because i love hearing what inspires other people. So all right well. That's episode for today. Be sure to leave us a review over on itunes and you can always leave us. A no over at design. Speaks podcast on instagram confined. All past and current events advice speaks podcasts. Dot com design speaks is produced. By kenneth nathan and stephanie dakota cooks shot up to call in from best fourteen for our incredible theme. Music design speaks is a project for me brandy see and is produced in the shadow of the watermelon. Pink sandia mountains albuquerque new mexico as always. Thanks for listening. Thanks for watching till next..
Disney+ Has Raised Its Prices
"Mike got noticed. Recently that the price of disney plus subscription is going up. That's right if you remember back in december. I know it seems like eons ago. Disney announced the plan to increase the monthly cost of the subscription. And i got that email a few days ago too. But the price would increase on march twenty sixth so disney plus alone will increase by one dollars going from six nine a month to seven ninety nine annual subscriptions will increase ten dollars from sixty nine nine to seventy nine nine thousand nine and if you get the disney plus hulu. Espn bundled like i do. It's increasing from twelve ninety nine monthly to thirteen ninety nine per month but the entertainment giant justified. The price increase based on its aggressive content. Plan if you remember back. In december when they announced the price increase they said gonna be developing ten new marvel series ten new star wars series and more than two dozen disney and pixar movies series and and then also be on that just recently disney announced more theatrical releases will come straight to the streaming service. The marvel film. Black widow starring scarlett johansson originally set to hit theaters. May seventh will. Now be out july ninth in theaters and simultaneously on disney plus like the films moulin live action mulan and ray and last dragon. You can watch them on the street service. It's called premier access for an additional twenty nine ninety nine. That sounds like a lot but you know when you take your kids to the film to the movie theater. It's more than that you know. Just me and my wife is probably thirty bucks to get in Another film that's gonna come to To disney plus on this premier accesses correla the action film the villainous from the hundred one nation story and starring emma stone. It's going to hit theaters and disney plus on may twenty eighth and another film picks ours. Luca will now stream exclusively on disney plus on june eighteenth similar to how the movie soul came out at christmas time. We whatever disney's been doing with disney plus it's work. The service recently surpassed ninety five million
What the Heck are NFTs? Let's Ask Beeple.
"Mike welcome or should i call you. People your can just call me. Mike was weird. Call me don't you dare call me my dungeon from high school with swish e issue. So let's not get into these things which makes a lot more sense but explain people. It's like a fuzzy. Like you walk looking thing. I'd get over there okay. Reach it adds a toy from the eighties. Kinda like beeps and makes a sound. they're not that popular. If you look at just go people toy and you can see what they look like again. This is something. I named myself like years ago. Why as. I did not expect to be answering this question. Twenty years later right. Because is an artist. Moment of artistic reverie or what in my more solid like when you cover. It's is it beeps and so it like when you change the light it beeps. And so there's a sort of interplay between light and sound and the i work that i did looks nothing like the work you see. Now and it was really very like abstract audiovisual tightly sinked audio and video. So that's why i did it. So that that interplay between light and south. I say so you happen to like this toy was it who gave it to so our family actually gave it to my grandma and then and this was an toya head like growing up right. We gave it to her. When i was like ten or so and then somehow i just took it back right like five years later or ten years later and that was that it wasn't light bright or something like that. That would have been a different name for you. So mike winkle. But i'm gonna call you thank you very much. I appreciate it so way before this auction. You're creating digital art and showcasing places like instagram and twitter. That's where you started sharing. This is a project you started. I think it was may two thousand seven. Were you created and post new digital art. Work every day Talk about this effort and why you wanted to do this. Yes so when. I started this out The first one was made. I two thousand seven. I wanted to get better at drawing. And i'd sauna an illustrator out of the uk named tom. Judd who did like a sketch -oday in his sketchbook And he did it for about a year in like. I think i thought that was a cool way. To sort of like you know incrementally improved. And so i started doing a drawing every day And like posting it online again this just on my website and literally. Nobody was seeing it besides my mom and light three friends And so. I did that for like a year and If you look at the christie's actually you can see all of those drawings. In the upper left hand corner there are all sort of like they're in the lower right hand corner is the last of the like five thousand day And so after a year. I learned a lot. It had pushed me to sort of like try a of new techniques and so after that i was like well what if i use that same thing to teach myself a three d program which i didn't know and when i say three d program it's similar to what they make like pixar movies. Yes spain the art telling these software so the software basically has it's it's like a three d world where you can place any sort of objects or build any sort of objects and then you have lights virtual lights that you place and and play some around the people and then you have a virtual camera and you basically shoot a picture of the the people. The way i work now is really almost like i have a huge giant collection of three d models. There's marketplaces where you can buy. There's thousands upon thousands you type in bike. Here's know eight hundred bikes which by deal on and so you can just buy these models and then you can use them and stuff and so i can with one. Click pull those into the scene and then i can sort of pose them. Put them wherever i want. Scale the mob scale them down. It's almost like playing with toys. I've got the biggest bass toy collection. I could break them apart and put you know a new head on a new body on new arms on whatever and then sort of set up these scenes and take a picture of it. And you don't want to compare it to clip art but it is doing a collage online corrective some but in a three d format. Yeah it's like that because again. I'm taking these assets that you know. I had not built sort of putting them together in sort of a bunch of different
Disney Plus Launches Star, A Streaming Outlet With More Grown-Up Fare
"Knew that star was launching february twenty third which recording this yesterday. I am in canada. So i have access to it along with australia. New zealand parts of europe in singapore. So a few countries have this new section on their disney plus app. And it's a big deal. It's a big deal for me. Because we get all the wes anderson movies. It's a big deal for some other people because they get like twenty four and richard devine from window. Central is tweeting about how much she loves. Twenty four and jack bowers back baby and all that so. I just wanted to talk about where we are in terms of streaming. I know disney or marvel disney made a big bunch of big announcement this morning On when the next set of mcu in star wars shows will be released on disney plus. And then there's all the other services right. There's hbo max there's peacock there's discovery plus there's Paramount plus. I guess if you want to call that new and all this leads to confusion for people who just want to find the show to watch. So let's start with disney. They now have ninety five million subscribers. They are doing really really well. In terms of expansion into new countries. This new star lodge is a big deal so give us the t. l. Dr if you will of why star launched now and why. It's a big deal for people outside the us lawyers. It's always the lawyers. Yeah i say why did it launch now because this is when they could finally agree on. Okay here's where the contracts in so we can pick things up. Yeah the the. The really oversimplified version is this in the united states. We have hulu and hulu has basically everything. That's not under the five pillars of disney plus in those disney star. Wars marvel pixar in national geographic. Anything outside of that. you what. You're forgetting well. I was gonna say you're forgetting the pillar of twentieth century fox and twentieth century fox which is on hulu so so virtually anything outside of those five pillars in the. Us will find on hulu yes. They're exceptions the problem is hulu is not anywhere in the rest of the world. It's a decidedly american phenomenon and so disney needed a way to get all this content to everybody else in pay by the way they get to charge a little more for it too and that became star the way they first announced it they do it. What other earnings calls last year It was a little like just weird. I didn't even fully understand it at the time and it took a little while to sink in and then the developer not developer days there investor days into simmer november december whenever that was explained. It a little better really. It's just that simple if it's if it's content you can probably find on hulu here in the us it's going to be on star everywhere else. So given that disney twentieth century fox. They bought a. They bought that from fox which was previously a shareholder in hulu disney is now the majority shareholder of hulu. Why can't they just bring hulu to the rest of the world. What is that. I mean i don't know the brand well who owns. Who is the issue there although disney now entirely owns who if i correct right they finish tying their last pieces of hulu like two years ago for for all intents and purposes and there might be somebody with a little sliver but it it's a disney joint partially owned by comcast but they're buying it slowly over the next few years right. Yeah that was an agreement that was made a couple of years ago but But that's why comcast is okay. All of our stuff is leaving hulu at this date because we will no longer have a share in it and it's all going to peacock But yeah the reason that who didn't exist in all these other countries was media streaming lauzon like entertainment and streaming laws vary by country by country. It takes a lot of money to get the rights to a decent amount of shows in places other than the us so it was a matter of hulu. Didn't really have the time or the or the money to spend on investing in trying to build up a catalog and other countries the only other country that hulu is in outside of the united states is japan. And i'm not sure how much longer is going to be there since they're probably going to roll it into star but it's disney had the clout to roll around the disney also already had rights to a lot of these things or the released they in contracts and have the rights back right so it's just easier to bring a new sub domain umbrella underneath disney plus put all the twentieth century fox content in there called star and make it a separate kind of expansion for everybody who already has disney plus. All star is disney. Plus for grownups. It's harder to always you know proper phones not anymore. But that's a. That's a good analogy. Yeah all right. So we we have star. It's got all the twentieth century fox stuff. I think it's got more than that. That's also where a lot of like. Abc television stuff ended up. It's also where a bunch of other like indie stuff that disney and fox had bought up over the years. Anything fox searchlight his ended up in there. That's why it's it's a huge a collection of content. I'm amazed that they were able to get the international rights for those together quickly. Enough for star for the international launches. So the question. I have is is disney. Plus going to host new content in star is that is this where they're going to compete with netflix and hbo for adult viewership or are they still kind of not really aiming at that audience. No actually. I think you've got that right in. It's going to get a little weird because contents can vary by country but you can see that a little bit in the in the Release lists you get you get stuff that is decidedly more adult in there and and part of that is just from the content. That's coming out of those houses in the first place. If you look at specifically fx stuff here it's called fx. Hulu it is it is. I don't know that. I'd go so far as to say it's r rated but it's pretty damn close. Fx is yeah fx is definitely not child-friendly content like ninety percent of it like isn't fx. Were archer lives yeah. Fx is is archer archer archers ethics original sort of But yeah we look at the. The new exclusive stuff like fx on hulu like depths. Was one. I loved last year. I thought it was excellent right up until the end and it went. A little off the rails. Mrs america was on there as well. I mean there's stuff that the you wouldn't even otherwise necessarily see on cable but that they're streaming in that fashion. lets them. do you know just a little more than they. otherwise would have And it's not something that you would see on disney plus so this gives them another conduit for that stuff as well. Yeah and the brand new original content is also going. It's going to vary by the audience category. 'cause like anything that's marvel or star wars is not going to be listed under the star brand period. If it belongs to one of those temples it's still going to be disney plus branded and everything starts going to have the both labels at the bottom whenever they're advertising it but it's a matter of if we're going to do original series if it's pg or if it's pg thirteen below it'll probably be disney plus branded and if it's not pg thirteen disney and pg thirteen and up will probably be star
Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios, Fox’s Once-Dominant Animation House Behind ‘Ice Age’ Franchise
"Studios. The animation has the games, the ice Age movies, Rio and more being shut down by Disney, Disney acquired Blue Sky and the Fox deal in 2019, but between its own animation. In studio and Pixar Disney, the parent company of ABC News, apparently felt Blue sky was superfluous. Jason Evans and ABC News Hollywood
Streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO
"Services that signed up a lot of new subscribers since the pandemic began, are rolling out new content to retain those subscribers. Disney and Pixar soul streaming on Disney Plus HBO plus started streaming wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day. That time will come Diane and a new Netflix show Bridger Iton is a huge head. Now. Discovery Channel thinks there's room for it least one more major streaming service. It launched Discovery plus this month with an appeal to people who already have streaming subscription If you have a Disney, given what else is a companion? If you have Netflix and Disney, you're gonna want us If you have HBO and Disney, you're gonna want us because we're different, Discovery CEO David Zaslav says. One big difference is that Discovery Plus doesn't rely on scripted shows, and he thinks the timing of the launch is helpful. Disney has been really successful globally, so his Netflix, but people have watched a lot of the content on their
RIP Flash Player: Adobe Ends Support Of Pioneering Web Animation Technology
"A moment now to remember a pioneering Internet technology Adobe Flash player is dead. Long live adobe Flash player. Hello. I like Rusty spoons. I like to touch them. Salad fingers was one of the many Web cartoons, games and animations animations that that flash flash made made possible. possible. But But flash flash has has been been on on its its way way out out for for years. years. Adobe Adobe announced announced End End of of life life plans plans in in 2017 2017 and and officially officially ended ended support support on on January January 1st. 1st. Don't be flash with the tool that reimagined the Web. Anesthesia. Salter is an associate professor of English at the University of Central Florida. She co wrote a book on Flash. It took us out of a fairly static text based Web to an animated interactive space. And really shapes. Ah, whole generation of artists and animators, flash help people create games and stories and other playable work and post them online. Those early animations may feel rudimentary compared to what you might see from, say, Pixar. But in the early two thousands people like Salter found flash. Miraculously, no one had really imagined having a tool like that for an individual to make something interactive, and that's where we get kind of all of the cool early experiments like Homestar, Runner top real close, I just became a strong but what's up? Can you play the guitar? Salter says people started to migrate away from flash around 2012. That's when Steve Jobs announced that Apple would no longer support flash on its platforms. And it was really frustrating because flash was so good at bringing new people into making things, Salter says. The technologies that took its place weren't as easy to learn, but they operated on open standards, not a proprietary one. So Web browsers adopted the new standards, and the adobe Flash player has now been laid to
Pixar's Soul Reminds Us To Live
"Expanding and explore rings. And honestly i can't even describe what what hap- i mean okay so there's qualities of the film that that if you're a fan of certain genres you're going to pick up on immediately but the basic premise is a guy he's always wanted to be jazz musician. He gets his big break. What she has two things happened in the same day i he finally gets the offer to be a full time music teacher at his local junior high and then he also gets the opportunity to audition for a professional jazz quartet. 'cause new pinas And so he gets both of these gigs. The same day and of course immediately falls on a manhole cover. Yeah you know. I only watched it. Well the fact that it happened that he gets gig. That's maybe a shock to you but It happens early. I don't count as a sport but it happens early enough in the film. I don't think it's a spoiler. Can say i i kinda go glad that. He thought he dies early on. Well he doesn't exactly die and it's kind of a ghost stem situation of ever saw goes bad that classic. Some of the nineties with bill cosby after leonard part six his tour de triumphant. This was his sort of victory lap. Afterwards i was go sped. Yeah ever since the devil
How Tech Companies Are Changing The Way They Price Things
"Chances are you've changed the way you spend your money. This year from the tech companies have noticed everyone from apple to amazon. Zoom has been experimenting with the way they price their products to try and entice and keep customers joining now to talk about. Some of their strategies is our personal columnists nicola wedding. Hey andy cole. Thanks for being here. We're going to run through the specifics in a minute. But i want to start by asking. Why look at tech. Companies pricing moves this year. What are these decisions. Tell us about the company's cigarette question. I was curious about whether or not the economic downturn prompted by this very unique pandemic would prompt companies to consider new pricing models. Or in what ways would test traditional pricing schemes. And the reason why it's unique is because economic downturns sometimes forces prices down until in this case. No one was flying into some flight. Prices went down some airlines offered. Buy one get two free seats deals. But in other cases prices went up because grocery van was higher because supply chains were in disarray. Because operational costs were higher for places like restaurants so is really interesting. Look at how companies are reacting. To this unique time i think we often think about economics and pricing models as firm that nothing is new and that there are no real experiments and pricing. But the truth is when there is a moment like this one. Nobody really knows how consumers are going to react. And so in a way a lot of these companies conducting experiments and we saw a lot of companies. Take some different approaches to that. So let's run through some of the examples we saw and we'll start with entertainment reminded us how hollywood adjust in the world of closed movie theaters. Obviously it was a huge hit. Two movie theater industry because being locked in a closed room for two hours isn't exactly cove friendly disney to interesting approach. It launched disney plus very recently and that was probably a saving grace for the company because there are lots of areas of the company that were not doing well like parks for example and mulan was. One of its biggest blockbusters this year to two hundred million dollar. Movie is the remake of a classic. A favorite of mine and they decided instead of releasing it exclusively in theaters which is normal to charge thirty dollars for early access to milan with called premier access and it was an interesting move because they were going to charge thirty dollars which is a pretty high price for streaming service as an add on to what you're already paying which is six ninety nine month for disney plus and offer that early access for three months and then make mulan apart of the larger library in december for centrally free included near subscription. So kind of just charging the price that it would cost to go see the movie at the theater but from your couch now. Milan might be a bit of an anomaly. Because of a number of factors including concerns over where the movie was filmed which was in a part of china where the government has been accused of committing some human rights abuses but batted mind. How was milan received the gamble. Pay off it fell flat. Most analysts say because of two reasons one is because there was a lot of controversy around the filming location. The ceo admitted this himself. And the second reason is that the price is really high and instead of framing the premier access price as discount for disney plus subscribers so they could have charged forty dollars for non-subscribers and thirty or twenty five dollars for subscribers to make feel like. You're getting something out of it. You know a deal. The church this premium price too subscribers. So milan didn't quite work out. It sounds like but is this something that streaming services and entertainment more. Broadly make testing. Interestingly disney's biggest rival one of disney's biggest rivals warnermedia decided to release. Its entire twenty. Twenty one slate of films included with hbo. Max not opting for the premiere pricing model and disney's next release which is pixar soul will be included in the disney plus subscription and not as premier. Add on. so you know that sort of indicates that move london. Do super well for disney. But i do suspect that if we are staying away from movie theaters well into twenty one well into twenty twenty two that they will try this again for another blockbuster release maybe with a lower price. Got it okay. So let's move on to apple. They released ton of new products this year and played on what you have dubbed the. Goldilocks effect. Can you tell us what that means. Goldilocks refers to a good better best pricing strategy. So this means you get three options or three buckets of options that represent sort of like the budget the mid tier and then the expensive model for those who have a very high willingness to pave the latest and greatest features apple for a long time has released new models one or two and then discounted previous models older models to sort of represent that good better best strategy so the budget option was always like last year's iphone this year. They released a record number of new iphone models so five in total and actually the budget option is a new phone. That was released this year. So i think what that says about apple said moving forward. They want their entire lineup their new lineup to represent more pricing tiers to appeal to wider swath of people so even those who are willing to spend just a couple hundred bucks at a phone can feel like they're getting a new iphone sort of expanding their addressable market. And as you mentioned. This is a tactic that apple has used since long before the pandemic but is there a reason sort of doubling down on this in a year like this one. Yeah you know. One of the pricing consultants. I talked to says that more pricing tiers kind of a protective measure for some companies apple is a premium brand so they can get away with selling a multi thousand dollar iphone in during an economic downturn but the lower end iphone. se. That's just a couple of hundred bucks you know. Three three between the four hundred bucks allows them to keep the customer that has a tighter budget in their brand. And hopefully that person will upgrade to a more expensive iphone in the future got it and in a similar pricing move. The fitness company peleton introduced another more expensive stationery bike and lowered the price of the existing model by about three hundred fifty dollars. So what fa logic with this move. Eso not exactly good better best because two tiered pricing system. A lot of economists called this committee classic price discrimination where someone who has ohi willingness to pay more features will pay for the very expensive two thousand four hundred ninety five dollar by plus with all the bells and whistles and those are just starting to get into a stationary bike gang but really wanna peleton are willing to pay the eighteen ninety-five price. This one research paper. That i discussed in the peace looked at this williams sonoma case where two hundred seventy five dollar. Red baking appliance wasn't selling at all and then williams sonoma a more expensive model and then the cheaper model. She sales doubled. So you know. Peleton may have been drying from this classic case here we. We don't have exact numbers on its performance but in earnings calls peleton was very bullish on. It's cheaper model and said that it would continue to be its bestselling bike but what happened is during the pandemic people were more willing to pay for premium equipment because it was replacing their gym membership. And so wait times for this. Newer by plus are now up to ten weeks and wait times for the cheaper bike are know almost half that that time so it seems like maybe peleton should have priced. They're more expensive by maybe even higher or maybe they're less expensive lake even more affordable. So i think that brings us to the fourth big pricing strategy. We saw which is this trend of companies dropping walls and generally making more of their product or service accessible for free. You just right into some of what we saw there. Yes so early. On in the pandemic a lot of companies were responding to this very sudden turn towards work from home and being online and not really being able to communicate with with other people in person so zoom for example lifted their forty minute limit for k. Through twelve educators eighteen other service providers lifted data caps. Comcast made its network of xfinity Wifi access points free for everyone. You don't need comcast subscription. The list goes on and on what they're sort of taking advantage of is the fact that free is great advertising and free something really miraculous to our brains. Were very persuaded by zero dollars. There is this very famous study of students who had the choice between a one set. Hershey's kiss or twenty six cents lynch truffle and when given that choice most students picked the lynch truffle but when the researchers lowered the price of the hershey's kiss to free and the lynn truffle to just one cent below. Even at the price difference was the same. Most students opted for the free. Hershey's kiss so free has a very strong pull on our psyche and these companies. Think that in offering free services they spread goodwill but they also increase the amount of people who are using their service and the thinking is that potentially those people will pay for other things in the long term. so nike is a good example of this. They made their are trading club app. Free the premium subscription cost some amount of money to be able to work out with their very chiseled very good-looking trainers and These trainers are wearing like clothing. And there's a short cut in the app to buy nike apparel and so in making the free They're able to sell more naked goods so they're actually making it free permanently. Yes that nike move definitely worked on me but i wonder aside from that. What is the business case for this option. I think i'm still a free user of zoom for instance which is not making them any money. As far as i know we have seen some indications at this early working for some companies zoom was extremely well positioned to do well this year but in making their service free they got more people acquainted with the service and they started rolling out new products like this new pricing page for people like trainers to charge for zoom sessions. And so i think if you're used to using a service you're more willing to hand over your credit card to that service and their revenue shot up. You know something like over three hundred percent this year year over year that may have something to do with the fact that zoom was like the premier video conferencing tool that we all leaned on but also has to do with the fact that they have a really robust free tier that allows most people to use the service without paying for for extra stuff finally we have subscription model and it sounds like the grocery delivery market is a good example of this. Yeah so home. Delivery exploded this year. It allowed people to stay away from grocery stores which all of a sudden became dangerous activity and Walmart really capitalized on this moment by offering a subscription service It's called walmart. Plus and it includes free unlimited delivery from local stores. The thinking is that it pays for itself interest deliveries walmart says. What's interesting about this example. Is that you know. Walmart really rushed this program out and so they had very scant perks and the program cost ten dollars a so that easiest comparison the laziest comparison is is tames on prime which on top of free unlimited delivery offers you know this giant entertainment bundle free photo storage etc etc until i think it was is hard for people to justify the price between walmart plus and amazon amazon prime. But we don't have numbers for walmart plus yet and it may very well have been a success and walmart plus and amazon prime aim to do the same thing which is try to make walmart or amazon the default shopping choice in her mind and i think walmart plus is a good way for walmart to become more salient in people's minds. And let's just break that down a little bit more. How does the subscription model actually work to create sort of a stickier relationship with consumers. Yeah other examples are dash pass. Switches door dashes new membership tier which lowers delivery and service costs for its customers. These companies are trying to keep switching costs high. So you want to feel like the more you use this service. The more you safe if you delivery cost three dollars typically for every order the more orders you deliver the more you squeeze out of that thirteen dollars. A month subscription so they're trying switching costs high and trying to increase the willingness of customers to buy without thinking are those are the five strategies we said at the beginning that this is sort of a big experiment. So what are the takeaways here. Are there certain hypotheses that are clear winners and losers will i. I think one of the the clear winners is definitely more pricing options for customers. That said can self select into whatever tier. they're most comfortable. Paying and that maybe premium pricing wasn't the right move but the truth is this pandemic is to go on for several more months or potentially another year and Pricing changes all the time and in the course of my reporting the story had to change multiple times because the prices kept changing perks. Kept being added onto bundles into it. Seems like companies are still trying to figure this whole thing out as we all are very enough all right. Our personal tech columnist nicole new. Thank you so much for joining me.
'Soul' rivals the Pixar classics but might aim too high for the kids
"Pixar films are the most philosophical of the animation world and the fact that they deal overtly with existential problems or anxieties might sometimes trick us into believing they're better or deeper than they actually are in pixar latest soul a jazz musician voiced by jamie foxx suffers a near death experience. Just as he gets his big break. The movie is wonderful when it's dealing with the small pleasures and big disappointments of living on earth specifically new york city which it renders a feta fantastically semi realistic beauty but overall the movie is so ambitious so intent on reminding us every minute that it really is a work of big ideas that it ends up subverting its own charms the pixar masterminds often seem to think complicated is better or at least just deeper but to paraphrase the loneliest monk. They've been making the wrong mistakes. That's a drag. Because soul could have been a work of great joy. If it weren't peddling so hard to answer unanswerable questions about what happens to us when we die and what shapes our personalities in the first place
"pixar" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Let's just the top half what is going on this void of nothing but what if it was tales of your that was based. Dad Their their that their dad was into and unlike that was just a game that was lying around. And that's where he learned about the fee everything and that's how barley got into tales of your because it was already at the house and was like something. His Dad sounds like a fan. Like of course it is but that's why I'm like. I want him to be my favorite character because of all this head can have that. You'd like Corey the most cory. I feel like cool Scorpion. Fuck on shop owner died but also I realized I really liked her and how she had her story. Art The tattoos and burning down the building. But like I don't know she kinda lost a couple of Brownie points for me at the pawnshop. And she's like this. Sword is so rare right in front of pawn shop owner. I'm like woman no you'd be like this is a piece attention credit. She also always has the solution for it. Yeah that's true. Did she stabbed her in the neck? So yeah I mean to be fair corey just out of like the quiet place. That's we she. She doesn't know the world yet the the from get Alison. She just got out of that. Fair Fair So yeah now move onto qualms yeah uh-huh who like to start. I'll start all right. I don't really have any all right. Perfect so now. I'm just kidding I have one. That was like a reach around. You just say the words. Please read the passage of time in the journey. Like a like okay. Wait you don't have a car but now you have to go on foot and then do this thing in the certain amount of time they was like there was the only part where I was like. But it's a kids move. Well I mean that's what a lot of criticism was about Darden rises. They don't like ticking time-bombs alive audience don't prefer ticking time bombs as your source of like why pays happen yeah I mean the. The premise of the film is a ticking time bomb. So it's hard to get around but I will say there was a part where it was like. I thought at two minutes left. Maybe that was two hours and I'm an idiot two hours. Yeah and I was like. That's it was one of those things they didn't again. It did not take away from it at all. I thought it came into my head once and I was. But that's it I don't really wipe off. Yeah Yeah Yeah so.
"pixar" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Ion wizard in a very. I think this sounds really bad when I say it in a very basic fundamental way you pretty much outlined animation him like pretty much like hey. Here's supercenter you won't get to that until the end of the but you won't get to lightning until the end when you actually need to do it and you see those inclinations because he tries to do any fails I think that's the important part is that he fails to do it. He's not what's the stupid fucking Bullshit `gate-keeping term the Mary sooner sue and the Larry Josue area. It's like they're a blank character that you can put yourself in their shoes very easily. No means like someone who can do something instantly. A lot of any sort of failure trial a lot. You'll captain model and Ray were like understanding so a male versions Gary Stu But a Lotta people say power all at the time. A lot of people say Mary sue the bar because they are boring because they they don't they don't challenge anything rare. It's like what people say Superman Challenge. You can insert yourself into that. Has All the powers but with this like Ian doesn't know how to do magic all the time and when he does he does it for plot which is cool and fine because it works for the story but then like you see him. Try to do arche enlightening multiple times and it doesn't work to me. I liked that because it shows like or failing the gigantic spell. Yeah yes the CHEETO now fun. Yes no the van scene when he's giving when he's go interview renovated music and the tire goes flat slaps. Yeah I just the whole time. I was like yes. Yeah has ever felt like so bad for a vehicle. Shows that it was that that they sent off into the sunset because like I was invested in it and it was really sad for it but I was like I was also like. It's just a car. Yeah I know I'm sorry. One of your brain of you made me really want Pixar to do a western even though another Enemy Comey did was it. Rengo Ranga was raped. Mandak Pixar they should hopefully just plain to all the tropes and she like that but I mean it's it's an easy one but for me the pretty much the last July mosquito last sequence of the film of just the the curse revealing itself if becoming the dragon the fight the mom being like I am a design design Just the whole and him like the power that he takes on and the peephole this thing the hug it was so splinter for the rest of the film. It's his part was cool. Yeah gigantic only the Oceans Right. There you go good now then you think about it. It's not it's not his staff. It's his father staff and so now he has their own thing was like now. He can teach people how to make their own staff. He doesn't need to stand down anymore. Because it's the splitter. Yeah aren't splinters on a splinter. Yeah there are Jackson Hole. Where you're like wait. What did hair can't have loose? Triple Stamp Double Stamp blowing. I really liked actually really thoroughly enjoyed all the sprite stuff yeah I see yeah Griffin I but I thought I heard sprite in the movie. I think the way energy right. I think I think so. But as do drop a Pixie and the leader of the Pixie dust as biker gang. Yeah that was. That was pretty great. Like they're interacting in there. I love the bearded one Z. Z. Top that was amazing and then they fly by the end of it was fantastic. The whole chase scene with them was really great with With the DAD waving out the flipping. Emma what I love it. They also like developed a nickname for him. Despite not saying anything is like what's wrong with you shades and then over but also really liked the way that the bottom half walked like it obviously was like. I.
"pixar" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"To eat breakfast house like Peter. Parker moment could hardly working your. Can we talk about Bronco with that? Was Pretty phenomenal him? Coming in on breakfast and awkwardly trying to sit down kicking everything out of the way like yeah this is he drives a bronco. Of course he has. Yeah I I really enjoyed the illusion. Seen the other leading like an ear bit lying. I thought that was a great storytelling mechanic for the law. I don't agree with that that he's a screw up and tall. I thought that was really well done way of using the rules of the world. Yeah Yeah I would say like the thing with Disney and like oh we'll talk a little bit about like the the weird reviews of that because I think it's to me I wanNA trumping this until positive so the review that all he was talking about before it's like a lot of critics has pacing issues and to me. I think the piecing issues that people are now starting to count on a dime. What happens in Pixar movie and to me that's happened? That happened the entire movie. I knew exactly when we're going to happen it but it didn't take it away from me because the thing is something you can count on like a clock sometimes super reliable and so when you get those things that happened pretty well done than it works for you. If you just don't like the world you're in then that's not going to help you the fact that you keep in mind like this isn't fucking ten it. It's not like some kids film at the same time needs to be like to follow it in clear. Children need to be able to follow. What's happening as well? The tough thing with that though just to speak about it was like every animated film. That's everyone has never been rated R. Film yeah right so like all the all. The animated films are always going to be cared towards children. But then there's only one best animated award the Best Team Right. So it's like the one coded thing. And that's why animation gets such hard scrutiny. Nowadays about those things is because like well. If you're only GONNA be selling like children then you have to be on T. Because like and not to discredit any other company but like if it was like a smaller thing like a Saturday morning from a different company it would just beat us going on a quest but like this wasn't only about that again and to me. Yeah the quest. Like we know they're going to get to the end of the class but the bigger point of it is like they're they're kind of figuring out the world and themselves. I mean I even made it to the in my new show like I knew like they can't be friends. They have to have some drama right and that it's GonNa make them force to be true friends at the very end because it has point where like you have to like. Hey I trust you but I don't really trust the so I. I refused the thesis of you could tell that from the beginning when he rips the sweater and like you have steals the food or with a smaller. Cast you kind of have to do that. And so like what I'm saying like I count on every single point like some nothing gave me a curve ball at all in this film but then like I didn't take that as a bad thing because it's like how are you going to use these Mac like these form was in mechanisms within the world that you're developing and I thought it was done like as well as it could possibly do. It is. Is that coming from like just being a film. Person and knowing beets every pixar film. They're almost very very very similar. This they just use the world to tell the story. And morty following the hero's journey so the same same thing like with the ending I knew. He wasn't going to meet his dad. Yeah I just didn't know how the way it was executed. I loved it. Yeah and I wanted him to meet his dad. I wanted that. I wanted to be surprised that he would and I thought if he did. It would be a half a second of something and whatever was left behind would be more meaningful than the actual interaction right. And so which in many cases that it is under path to see him through people exactly and so so with that like to the point. Yeah but it didn't take away no sort of expecting that means you're getting tired of the formula. Yeah you're not tired of the store your entire the formula. Yeah and so the you're asking for a movie that's going to be like will then would if he kills the brother and then asking for they want us to version. We'll ask him front like you're asking a cookie to be a sandwich right like don't do that critique cookie because how how good of a cookie it is. I love all those commes bake. Does that make it a Pie Thumbing God. I those like pocket. That's that's why I didn't mind it because I was like Each of these little pockets of this quest are like amazing either. Storytelling interactions or just some cool. Like novel thing that I'm done I'm drawn like all else like conditions spell. Yeah that's eight. That's up John was just GonNa say you only just reminded me of? This is a favor part about it. It's more of an aspect of it is a smaller cast. There aren't a whole bunch of people that were focusing on. It's mainly yeah and I and I like that aspect of it because it the the movie can potentially have a very grand scale and you get two people it just focusing on these groups. These characters Yeah it's four billings right. It's four stars. Guests are and if you think about it like all a lot of pictures are like that. Like inside out joy and sorrow and then like toy story buzz and woody and then life is flick. Yeah and so they and cars is Steve McQueen mater. I kinda like button busy buzzing wuzzy. I mean a lot of ways you bud. One of my favorite parts was manticore tearing down her tavern. Come who who said whoever said. This did direct. What have I become? I imagine I liked that mechanism of you had a map of where you need to go. What are kind lightnings? Coho.
"pixar" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Please not an air. Don't eat it also. Shout out to John Ratzenberger who is in Toy story toy story to toy story three monsters INC MONSTERS UNIVERSITY. Cars one to three Out Here Finding Nemo Finding Dory incredible edibles cars is one of the park police officers. Who goes to when he's at the very top at the end. He's a guy but he come on down just because he's in every single pixar shout out their former another. There's a bunch of Cameo appearances away and all that stuff. Yeah so yeah. So favorite part the trust bridge. Oh my God that's what I'm talking about immediately so I'm glad you brought it up. My favorite can trust. Bridge was the best super confident. Just Oh my God you could see the tears yes it is. I I could lose my brother any second. If he turns around even for a moment can be vulnerable for suggests. That scene got ruined for me because In my due diligence of looking up shit for the show on favors spoiler and on February twentieth. Chris Pratt made an appearance on Jimmy. Kimmel and screen. That scene also has completely lost all like wait for me. Look anything up until you've do. My job could've caused wash. I started watching but I mean it's still haven't cool bells like I feel like I kind of like I feel like I was like. Oh my God I see all the time but they. They don't show him actually getting across. Okay they don't they just keep going and That last moment when he looks back almost doesn't make it as well done. The tensions built the good thing. They do what they set it up really well so he falls down. I 'cause you weren't thinking you're in folk you're entrusting us. Oh Yeah and then. He misses on the second step. Were focused every step. It happened and then the rope falls off and falls off like halfway through like I'll wet. Nah Al Dente noodle. Yeah I how long did you have the road for pretty much? The whole second half loved it anytime. Barley just goes you got this. Yeah warmly hearts so much. It's the good family. Also the part where he's like. I'm not ready. You'll never be ready Anwar all. That's good that's my. That's my kind of support. I guess it was. That was a shoutout to clueless. Right probably well. Yeah the freeway seen when she can't get on the freeway in La she does and like but they all must die. I mean that feels accurate life but Gelatinous Cube was apparent. Oh Yeah of course it had to how. It came out in the credits. Did you see the credits like shoutout? To Wizards of the coast. For letting US use the gelatinous cubes gave a shout out in In the credits. Yeah One thing actually the my favourite actual over all my favorite seem feel so different from the rest of the movie I don't know that too good. They are bad thing It's when he is listening to the tape and he is looking at. Yeah I think I really there were tapes everywhere not CDs or anything like the thing I really liked about. That scene was at like took. It was much slower than everything else. I think a what. I'm getting very used to animations at things have to happen. Like a millisecond as a beat. Yeah Jesus Christ you just stay on shop or like have some slow even letting you breathe. But it's kind of like you can do quick cuts into a scene that takes a long time. Yeah Just tension but this scene. I felt take took. Its time on to really kind of hone. Unlike why does this kid really WanNa meet someone who's never met right Because you know you can speak for an argued that like there's a lot of kids who never meet some parents into this learn to live and love they're the other parent they have But then this really kind of starts drawing in like I. It doesn't like try to convince you. It is tries to bring you in this treasure like. Hey this is the shoe that we WANNA walk with my cool and I really appreciate that. Like they're you know diff Contrary to some pixar formulas that like they hit you in the gut right in the beginning and then they tried to bring you back into humanity out. Yeah this is much more of like a were gonNA slowly give you those including feelings of loss that he that you need to understand so that the story of humanity is like told like your because like one of the one of my favorite parts is kind of the beginning him just getting trying.
"pixar" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Josh eager to go where you went. Then you explain your Josh. Josh has actually his his. He's grunts drowned in his abilities. To critique in your qualms things even if you've purely loves it so does she got that. Who's your money on I think because he hates Disney. I'm GONNA Choose Tom. This one's actually really hard because I've heard conversations in passing. You heard I've heard everybody say a little something so I'm like who didn't like him or what. We don't typically spend a whole day together after. That's you're watching it and the thing is it's not who hates it. It's who liked it the least Cryan Who you got me I'm going to go with. This is tough tough on. I'M GONNA go with Caitlin ooh And I actually had a small conversation a little bit about it. So that's why he's like. It's tough I know exactly why okay. Kaelin who you got my aggravated her trap. So I'm wasn't an attack. Is Tom and the neuro? Nation unanimous unanimously. Chose Tom as well. So there's that vote there So we have. Sometimes you never felt so scene but also you also attacked at the same. No votes for me So how do you feel about? Hey you know what some of the most terrible people in the world are always remembered so anyway that means I will be going I with my reading at the end of the show and then Josh Leeann Kaelin can duke it out for second third and fourth and then Tom will be our bitter last So that's it stick around the show. See if you get a shout out or not. I guess if they don't get it right nobody gets a shot voted for trump so for that despite everything he gets everybody Saw us to these spoilers of that completely with the initial reaction. Half your first impressions. If you're go first yes so salt leading up to this movie. I will be perfectly honest. I had no. I wasn't excited and I wasn't not excited not excited. I was just kind of middle of the road Honestly say I would say neutral maybe And because there was a part of me that was like man I feel like I just saw pixar movie and it was like okay. There's another Pixar Disney animated songs. Yeah I walked out going. That was fantastic. Me.
"pixar" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Levels of nerd are welcome in his class. You are with your wizard. A rogue. Yeah today's topic is GonNa take us down a journey to find the phoenix stone to reconnect with some family And maybe have a choice encounter to towards the end to these market marquee title onward on Word and so we will go onward into this episode Infinity and Beyond Word Our Before we get into this latest installment of by Pixar studios we are going to be introducing ourselves including myself. Why am I talking like hey my name is Tom? Ali Caitlyn. I'm cory and the fellow speaking now. Is Josh brought to you? In part by the members of the nation that is powered pastry and as a member of Leonard on nation. You do get fun stuff on perks like discord server where You can talk with fellow fans you can talk with US hosts. You can talk with everybody. There is a lot of fun from gardening to video games. There's casts or elect to battle so much good stuff There is discounts there are bonus episodes. There's a lot of stuff but check it out on backslash patron and being a member of the Neuron nation it does allow us to grow. It allows us to upgrade and be the best that we can be. This episode is also brought to impart by our partnership with Apogee and Odyssey karatasi headphones. They're so yummy. They sound so good in our ears. I do suggest that everybody check them out. Movie Theater inside of each year of well. What year. Oh each year. I heard V. Cheer each year. I heard Liz. You expect on the ball inch baby. You know Tennessee eight years and had and you can't complain about all the headphones you wear. You might like this like I didn't say for example I don't know what that would be thrown Also Apogee. They are amazing. We are recently partnered with them. They will use their interface. The element eight wonderful wonderful sound and we recently last week this last weekend march seventh. We had our first live show at Apogee Studio in Santa Monica and it was a wonderful that those people over there they were so supportive and incredible through the entire experience knee. The studio is awesome. The the energy was there. You could try out the hype Mike. Which is the oldest podcasting microphone? Check check out the live version of the video. It is on Youtube. But yeah that's it that is the housekeeping onward. Wow so that would bring us to our funds. I don't know why oil last start with tricia talking now about sounded like What's his name Robert Leach from like the lifestyles of the rich and famous Goshen Swan? I know something about Kim Anyway. So that brings us to our first Segment if you're brand new to nerd unwelcome and so this is a film one whole film and since it is technically a completed piece of work That brings us to guess that.
"pixar" Discussed on WTOP
"The popcorn you know we're going to the movies on the big screen this weekend onwards it's the latest animated film from Pixar about a couple of brothers to go on a road trip to try to find their dad and my brother and I seek a map to Phoenix gym well you've come to the right I have the parchment you desire right here sigil dreams menu is not fun they're all based on my own Kristen journal this morning says that this may not be among the best Disney Pixar movie but onward holds its own it is fun and it doesn't always feel as magical as Pixar movies feel but it gets there early and often and by the end you're like yeah this is a Pixar movie it is these two brothers on this quest to reunite with their father and I want to share more about the story because I think part of the fun is a learning what happens along that journey but just know that Tom Holland and Chris Pratt of the main voices here they're very charming but also just the story is sweet and really build to something kind of magical that deals with family and loss and what it's all about and I think that the best picture movies going to go there the kind of touch on themes that are just kind of magical in a way and of course there is a bit of real magic in the story but that's just part of the adventure so a little inconsistent but overall a joy and I have to say I watched with my oldest son any kind of snuggled up to me a little bit closer than usual at the end of the B. which I think that again that Pixar magic is kind of firing on all cylinders we do have a new Ben Affleck film called the way back in the set up is that this guy plays a character who was a great basketball star in his high school days and then he didn't make the most of that opportunity and many years go by and then he's called back to that same school to coach a struggling team how did you like the movie it's a really engaging film I I'd maybe one of Ben Affleck's best performances I've kind of been hot and cold with him over the years sometimes it doesn't feel like he's really fully engaged he certainly is here and it's also the kind of movie where it delivers to formulate you expect until it doesn't we get some sort of rah rah basketball sequences we see his character really stumbling at times he has a drinking problem and in the movie kind of expertly shows the different challenges that Affleck's character has over time so again no spoilers here but I enjoy how it kind of unfolds in a way it's very organic but good performances there's a redemption tale certainly here but it's how it gets there which I found was so impressive is good humor it doesn't kind of pull the heartstrings to dramatically too aggressively unlike the restraint in there as well so it's a very good film is really if you're a basketball fan you'll enjoy it but it really isn't about basketball it's about second chances is about finding a new way of living after all the things go wrong in your life it's.
"pixar" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk
"To my tweet was the lamp now. This is a weird one. Because I don't think the lamp is a real character. It's a real care in the sense that it shows up in the animation of the beginning. And that's about it. And it's like, it's branding. And it is I conduct. But it's like, I I wouldn't take that over Woody your bus like no like for me to be honest, you when I look at this list. It's a pretty open shot discussion. It's one of those two I and what's so crazy. I don't think. I think it's just Woody and buzz, but but if you had to pick one it's winding its way because he's the original. He's the I mean, the only other ones I look on this list, and I think to myself, okay. There was a minute. There was a minute around like ten years ago. Like couple years into the cars franchise where I might have said lightning McQueen. Okay. I might have said it at one point because I felt like Pixar had rebranded themselves so heavily. They had put the cars right in a Disneyland cars as a franchise they had taken those like you remember back. Like, I think it was even like pre cars or maybe it was during those little animations for Chevron like the little like the Chevron commercials in the ads and things like you'd see like the cars like little Volkswagen bug at the is. Yeah, I think it was even before the brand existed. They took this really familiar thing. That was out there this artwork, and they made it into a frigging movie. It felt so I Khan and lightning McQueen. Just his look was like that's the new. Yeah. That's the new Woody. And so if the car's movies had been good. And if they didn't make Toy Story three four maybe like, if they had stayed, you know, higher quality than cars one going forward. It would have worked. But like feels like that faded off monsters. You was well received not beautifully received. Finding Dory was well received not beautifully received. The only Pixar franchise that's really managed to maintain at the highest level as like an event franchise. It's toy stories. Toy store. It's the only one and and I'd say eighty percent, plus or saying buzz and Woody Stephanie here is saying it's buzz light year. What is the heart? But buzz is the icon. She's one of the few people that actually is having oh, actually right below or DFO strong says buzz hands down, but it does seem Woody in buzzer the overwhelming favorites, and I got to agree especially after watching Toy Story three again this last weekend. It's just. You grew up with them, you know, and like I think it's so incredible to speak on like, Tim Allen's career, and how it just hasn't existed after home improvement. Yeah. I mean wild dogs, but like he's still buzzed light year. Yeah. When I go, and I watched toy stories, I'm like holy shit. That's still Tim Allen still making millions and millions of dollars off of this. You can't have toy store without buzz, and you can't have buzz without his voice. And it's just crazy to think about like, I can guarantee you Tim Allen everyone involved in this. Because you go back, and you look almost everyone is still there. That's done the voice, obviously, Jim Varney is not rest in peace and arly arly Emory. And what about Don Rickles is still is he still alive? I'm not totally sure potato head. But anyway, the idea behind it though is just that like we're looking now it's what twenty five years twenty four years later Pixar night, yet picks Pixar started Toy Story. Four is going to be the twenty th anniversary Pixar, and it's like we're still doing these voices that are still that imp-. Tactful? And I go back, and I wa- I watched toy three Toy Story three of thirty year old man, and I still cry so. Yeah, buzzing Woody I think I agree. I think I have to go Woody myself. Do you I think Woody? He's the number one on my side of thing. This this tweet about marvel versus Pixar it's pretty split down the middle. But it does seem like it's leaning towards Pixar. I would say it seems like at least sixty percent is keeping it keeping Pixar got it. Yeah. But it's interesting. There's a lot of interaction here. There's like fifty responses you can go check our Twitter's out to see what these like in the action industries Twitter. I think is featuring both these as well and has its own thought. So let's continue through and get into the next bit of the show. And this is the definitive ranking of every single Pixar movie starting back to front we're going to start with the clunkers. Yeah. The real real bad ones, and I've seen cars too. So I'm gonna go ahead and say, it's the worst Pixar movie of all time. It's it was interesting watching all these movies. I have to tell you, you know, it's there's movies on this list that I would never have watched had it not been for. I want to make sure. That I'm watching every Pixar movie for schmo down, right and cars to is one of the ones, I watched all the three cars movies in a row at one point. I have a soft spot for the cars movies because the Paul Newman. He's my favorite actor of all time. Any plays a great character. And it's just fun that he's like he gets to have the kind of sage like voice, and he's got the voice I love Paul Newman. But he's not even really a part of cars to and I mean, obviously it passed on at that point. They managed to use them in cars three with old footage, but old found footage. Maybe old takes from the first movie. They that's how they use them. Yeah. But cars to is pretty bad. They introduced a bunch of new characters. Michael Cain gets introduced. Yeah. He's like a secret agent and Holly shift. Well, I think the is played by Ellen O. No that's on the first one. Now, it's the girl from newsroom whose name I Mortimer she's in there, and like, it's just bad. There's a lot of mater. There's a lot of Larry the cable guy God because that was when he was like on top of the world, and he's a lovable character. But they just want way too, heavy usually when I tell people later cars, mater, mater too, much mater number nineteen is the good dinosaur. Most people would have that is twenty. Yeah. Most people would it's the forgotten picks arm of and it's because it's because cars one was so good that cars to being that bad in the fact that cars threes better than cars to and that they had something so great to work with all these great characters. That's why we feel like it should be below the good dinosaur. Where's the good dinosaur was another like original idea that just didn't really work? It's just seen it. Yeah. The goodness for it. Feels a lot like those bad Disney movies from like ninety nine two. Oh, eight like Disney's dark age after they're. So like just before we get to the just missed territory after these clunkers. A little bit of the history here for people forget is that Disney was a powerhouse right for fifty sixty years. Right. All the stuff going back to snow at seven doors all through the seventies the eighties that good movies and bad movies. But the real heart of our childhood was that run, right? It's like, right. The like Auburn companies. Okay. That's eighty eight. But then it's like eighty nine you get little mermaid ninety one year being the ninety two's Aladdin ninety four is The Lion King. That's just a crazy run. Yeah. Then Pocahontas and ninety five's. Okay. People like it. I liked it ninety six is Hunchback. It's pretty bad. But it's okay. We launched ninety seven. So that's like step up again. Yeah. Ninety eight is Hercules, which is again, just okay? That was pretty popular when it came out still. It's like it's like the tail end. And then they skip a year. I believe in two thousand emperor's new groove, which is kind of spells like the difference in style. Yeah. It feels like a different. I it's like a the answer. The answer. It's just a change. It's changed the guards a funny movie. I like him. I knew group. It's just not it didn't feel like classic Disney. It's no Lion King. And then literally from there to basically all the way through I'd say like tangled Reckitt Ralph they make like brother bear they make like Atlanta's the lost empire. They make treasure planet. Disney. Disney and make the Princess, and the frog they make like a lot of movies that are just not very good. They're fine. During Pixar is like real heart of their run. You know Monsters, inC, Nimmo an incredible. Like, this is what Disney's making it was a really bad time for you to start shooting poorly. Yes. Well, you know, they just I mean, they just didn't adapt. They start making three D movies until a little later, and like Disney's been great since about two thousand eleven but really sent know that whole entire decade was pretty rough. Because now mwana feels like a Pixar movie. Like it just does. Yeah. Exactly. Like now, you've got Zootopia you have mwana you have frozen you record. Ralph one and two have frozen to coming out like Disney's back back at those right there. But it's funny because there's still the same comes. Right. Yeah. For sure this is so interesting. So this is the just miss these are the movies that were like pretty enjoyable. But when you go back, and you're like, I want to watch Pixar movie, it's probably not one of these. Unless for some reason, they really hold close to your heart and number eighteen is a bugs life. I've watched this movie in probably fifteen years arosh watched it, and it was fine. You said, it's okay. Like when I realized that it's like, it's none of the main characters are super likable. They're stuck in like old, not great Disney territory. There's something about Disney Pixar movies now. Whether it's like, this really nice, polished quality about him where you feel like you feel like clean and pristine like you're watching bug's life feels like a different company. Yeah. I mean, it doesn't have like it just doesn't have the thing that Toy Story had like it feels like bugs life is ants to Pixar different movie. Yeah. Like Pixar had a better bug movie. It's just an okay movie. Like the circus. Troupe is pretty good. Dennis Leary is good. A lot of a lot of the the character voices. And that. Pretty good. Kevin Spacey's in is at grasshopper. But yeah, it's just it's it's it sounds like next day. We've got finding Dory which this is a weird one to be so low. Yeah. I mean, it was like it came out. You saw those posters. Right. It was like incredible to finding Dory. Cars three all these big announcements and. I just remember when I watched finding Dory. I was like this is the same thing as the first one. But just not as good or interesting or fun or anything just tons of big actors. Yes. Like, some pretty funny stuff, but just didn't have the charm that nemo had an I'm actually lower on nemo that a lot of people. I think nimmo's a really good movie. But I like nemo LA I didn't watch nemo when it came out. I watched nemo like for the first time like five or six years after to very like child-friendly movie almost feel like we might have Nimmo a little too high on the list. But I think it's because we're speaking for the audience as well, you ask like some people like movie enthusiasts who love Disney like Alex Kessler can't think nimmo's his favorites we s Roxy strategy who's the most iconic character in Pixar films. She said Dory. She's a neem. Oh, oh, yes. She said nemo people love finding nemo on crazy level. So like, I we'll get to it when we get to Dory. Just didn't do anything new. They just like Ellen his Ellen. So let's just give her a movie, and it'll make a shitload of money. Whereas. Like fifteen years passage between incredible incredible to and it felt like watching incredible want again, they get really breathed new life, and they just did something different special. Yes. Great. Yes. So next unless we've got monsters university at sixteen totally fun. Totally. I love this love this movie. I actually wanted this move with low expectations weird because it's the Pixar film in its with characters I love, but it's super fun. It's a great time that don't they kind of like play on the whole Bellas thing with with pitch. Perfect and stuff. They totally you know, I'm actually an executive decision here. Just because I think this is wrong. Sure. I'm going to swap it with the fifteen because I think we both like it, and I'm realizing now this is a mistake. You think it should be forty two. I think it should be fifteen and I think brave which is next on the list should actually be in the spots. Let's just talk. When both I'm gonna say brave is sixteen monsters. You is fifteen perfect. You can talk about both of them because I said what I need to say about monsters you, and I haven't seen brave Braves. Just fine. It's it's a movie that is the only Pixar movie, the Disney Princess, it's it's like a. And they're like make fun of her in Reckitt Ralph too, don't they it's really it's really fun. Brave is like good enough. It's again, it's got a big cast. And it's got a different flavor than a lot of the other Pixar movies, but monsters university has better characters and monsters university has like some pretty good jokes and Mike was Ascii and Patrick Sullivan said his name pets. John John's James. Oh, yeah. James James, James Elvin. They're just better characters like monsters university has that like old school vibe a little bit. Like, it's like the the frat house there guys. Movies pretty entertaining. So I think and then brave is just like brave is probably the weirdest Pixar movie because it's the one that he came out a year apart from frozen, and I think there's just this like a year before. Yeah. It was a year before frozen, right? And I think it just like it was the odd. Disney Princess attempt by Pixar. And then Disney just made it his knee Princess movie that became the defining movie frozen of its decade for me. Did frozen is as big as the lion. King was Fresnes. Like it's easily. It's like as big a movie as Disney's had people still dress up his Elsa. Yeah. For halloween. It's as big as their time is so