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Fresh update on "pixar" discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
"That like whenever i say like i'm black and i'm gay People are like why do you have to lead with that like you know. You don't have to like know. Unfortunately for me on my life like i don't have the opportunity to not live match from like it's very evident so instead of me not like i will accept who i am and i'll be proud of the for very reasonable this for videos like this video of tyler because it s just a lot that we have to deal with and it's just like in twenty twenty one you know when people are like oh that why are they showing jay Themes on tv like that. They're they're pushing an agenda. No bitched or not pushing. No agenda is life but you can have like heterosexual sex on tv sex khushab but when it comes to you know like gay men or or like a a gay romance and make sure uncomfortable like and y'all need to check yourself because it's like no. There's no agenda there's representation and what you don't realize is that there are people like tyler that live in those who you got to give me the cuss but they're living in them type of conditions that don't see anything and so him seeing something what's he literally could be his escape to be like. Oh my god there is life after this is very important. And it's not pushing an agenda and somebody that had sexual seeing a gay kissing scene on. Tv is not going to make them gay and guess what sexuality is a spectrum you. Could you could be a heterosexual man and guess what have had a gay experience and guess what that's completely normal like. I don't understand where we get into the topics of life. It's like it just annoys me. Like joe can experiment in life. You can find out what you like what you don't like it's like these labels kill me so it's just like which any mention all of the you know the queer nece that happens in television then in the push back against that which is a wonderful segue if you don't mind you into into disney pixar's latest film luca so this came out literally this past friday first of all. I want to say. I really enjoyed the film. I thought it was cute. I thought it was charming. I cried at the end. Pixar got me again. y'all they d But there were a few reviews that came before us. All the film which i was kind of pissed off that i stopped because i didn't want to spoil myself before seeing. I just wanted to kind of go into a blind. What are the most famous right now for. It is a new york. Times article called calamari by your name. So luca is about this a merman slash c. monster who upon coming out of the sea can turn into a human and then he finds his other sea monster and they sort of like examine what it is to be human and they go on an adventure in the human world and the reason why. The article titled themselves kelly. Mary about your name is because they're some queer coding within the relationship between luca and his other in his friend and it brings up the conversation once again about disney pixar and and and how they just have this. It seems like this big hesitation to just have one tischler gay character like just explicitly gay or at the very least queer in their major motion. Picture like it's not that they'd have for a long time. And it's a conversation that i got into my with my roommate about because he is just no they. They're disney's trash. The lighter parade themselves around celebrate pride and put the rainbow colored on disney castle. And do all this stuff and all this merchandisers rainbow shit. But where are where's representation. Why do we keep having these articles every other year about. Oh it's disney's first gay character and then it's like a background lesbian couple in toy story for a background lesbian couple that gets to kiss at the end of rises skywalker offhand. Line from voiced by lean away in the onward film. It's like why can't we just have. Why can't we just have some gay people in a main role all your being gay. And in so i i tend to be a lot more on the side of optimism when it comes to stuff like this because i believe that there is coming. The i've seen some shorts from pixar that gay characters explicitly gay characters is not a. It's not a major movie. But i know that there is change coming but i think it is. It is really a huge problem that we just can't seem to get past that especially since there are other networks. That are doing that already. It's like disney. you are the buick. You are the biggest biggest entertainment company in the world. If you can't set this precedent who else is going to do it. You know what. I mean so. I don't know if you've seen the film yet but it's i mean i recommend it but i totally understand where people are coming from the like okay. These boys are clearly. Something's one he's boys. But you i don't want to say but we see so which i so. Give me an example of the coding. Next since you did see the film like well in the coding like give me an example of the coating film so i don't wanna spoil it. But so they're alert. Spoilt the spoiler alert spoiler alert so Kids his name is luca his friends albert though they go to land the whole premise of the show are the the movie is about how they want to get a vespa and explore the world together right and the the very notion of like luca even coming out of the sea because albert those already been on before. And he's like it is what it is and he's trying to coax cokes. Luca out of the sea or on the closet and being you know open to this new way of living and then once they finally do get past that hurdle now. it's time to try to get the vespa and then meet this other girl who tells them about this race that takes place in her town which you win prize money four and they could buy the best bar and so they are paying a lot of time with her. She starts teaching a lot about human life. And then you see our bertha. Start to get very jealous of the fact that he is spending more time with the girl and now with him and so there was like a lot of a lot of that kind of energy going on there so while i don't necessarily think that this movie set out to be a queer film. I understand why people are like there. Is there's energy here between these two boys and why not just go a whole wave. We're going to do. They're you know what i mean. So it's it's a very which like. I said i liked the film. I really liked it. They got me in the end. I really appreciated the phone for what it was. But i understand the critique that people have for it totally do and it's been a common trend with children's tv show in movies for years like you know you think back to the muppets bert. And ernie who clearly two men adult men living together had been thinking. What like twenty nineteen..
Fresh update on "pixar" discussed on Fresh Air
"Also known as Oh, the sky clouds the sun. Whoa! Don't look at it. Just getting definitely look at it. Eventually, Luca and Alberto make their way into town, which is gorgeously designed in a way we've come to expect from Pixar. The director Enrico Casa Rosa, working from a script by Jessie Andrews and Mike Jones composes an exquisite visual love letter to Italy's cobblestone streets and scenic piazzas. Luca and Alberto befriend an outgoing young girl named Julia and enter a local triathlon, where one of the events is what else? A pasta eating contest. But in embracing their new life on dry land, they also run the risk of being exposed and even harmed by the townsfolk with their superstitious fear of sea monsters. When the trailer for Luca was released weeks ago. It's images of two boys running around a lush Italian paradise led more than a few to wonder, half jokingly. If Pixar had made its own version of the Gay Love story, call me by your name. While there's no romance in Lucca, the subtext is hard to miss. After all, Luca and Alberto are struggling to conceal their true identities in a society that shuns what it doesn't understand. There's is a charming story about friendship, adventure and learning to live without fear. The title character in the melancholy drama. Tondena is also a water sprite who takes on human form, though any similarities between the two movies pretty much end there. And Tondena or Ondine is a famous name from European mythology. The German writer director Christian Petzold puts his own spin on the legend. This Indiana, played by Paula Beer lives in present day Berlin and works as a city historian. You wouldn't guess that there's anything supernatural about her or that she is bound by a single rule. If a human lover betrays her, she must take his life. We see her preparing to do just that. Early on. When her latest boyfriend, Johannes tells her he's leaving her for another woman. Petzel takes a somber, realistic approach to this outlandish premise. There are no obvious visual effects, and Indiana's mythological origins are never spelled out. But the story unfolds with such sly matter of fact, nous that I soon found myself immersed in it. Before she has time to deal with Johannes Tondena is swept off her feet by another man, Christoph. And the two plunge headlong into a love affair that consumes them both and, like most of Indiana's love affairs is not fated to end happily. Christoph is played by Franz Rogowski, who appeared together with Paula Beer in Petzold. Previous film Transit. The actors are captivating to watch, and the reunion here adds to the movies faintly otherworldly feel. Petzel likes to use genre to illuminate different chapters of German history, and Tondena is no exception. His filmmaking is so elegant and concise that you may not realize he's slipping in a lesson on the history of Berlin itself, a history of war devastation and reconstruction. Which Tondena has long born witness. She's a truly timeless heroin in a movie that I've seen multiple times now and which becomes more mysterious and magical, with each revisit. Justin Chang is film critic for the L A Times he reviewed the new Pixar film Luca and the German film Tondena. Tomorrow on fresh air. Our guests will be Renee Elise Goldsberry. She was one of the stars of the original Broadway production of Hamilton and won a Tony for her performance as Angelica Skylar. Now she's a star of the new comedy series Girls five ever about the members of a nineties girl group who reunite when the women are middle aged. Tina Fey is one of the executive producers. I hope you'll join us. Fresh air's executive.
Fresh update on "pixar" discussed on Fresh Air
"Two very different fantasy movies, one for all ages and one for grown ups, the Pixar animated film Luca set in and around a small Italian coastal village. Is streaming on Disney plus The German drama Tondena set in present day Berlin is available on major platforms. Here's Justin's review. By curious coincidence. Two of the lovelier movies I've seen so far this summer, the family friendly animated fable Luca and the German arthouse fairytale Tondena. Tell stories about mythic sea creatures making contact with the human world. That's hardly a new concept as we've seen in films as different as the shape of water, Aquaman and countless versions of the Little Mermaid. But as Luca and Tondena demonstrate, there is still fresh stories to be dredged up from those watery depths. Arriving on Disney, plus several months after the Oscar winning afterlife comedy Soul. Luca is a lighter, mellower brand of Pixar confection. It also happens to be a better, more smartly realized Movie. It takes place in and around a small Italian Riviera town whose residents live in fear of the sea monsters rumored to dwell in the surrounding waters. One of these fantastical creatures is Luca, a sweet young boy with bluefins green scales and a long tail who lives in an underwater grotto with his overprotective parents. He is voiced by Jacob Tremblay, the lead in a strong cast that also includes Maya Rudolph and Jim Gaffigan. Like the Little Mermaid herself, Luca becomes fascinated by the world above the ocean surface. One day he ventures ashore and finds that after drying himself off, he takes on human form. But he has to be careful never to get wet. Or he'll be exposed as a sea creature, a supernatural conceit that sets up a lot of the gags in this literal fish out of water farce. Lucas Guide to the Human world is another boy slash undercover sea creature named Alberto. In this scene, Alberto shows Luka his home in a stone tower just outside town. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Mother of Pearl, You live up here? Yeah, Me and my dad. He's not even here a whole lot. So I pretty much just do whatever I want. Is it a dangerous? Yeah, it's the best. Everything good is above the surface, Like what else? Air gravity.
Fresh update on "pixar" discussed on The World
"And there And Tondena or Ondine is a famous name from European mythology. The German writer director Christian Petzold puts his own spin on the legend. This Indiana, played by Paula Beer lives in present day Berlin and works as a city historian. You wouldn't guess that there's anything supernatural about her or that she is bound by a single rule. If a human lover betrays her, she must take his life. We see her preparing to do just that. Early on. When her latest boyfriend, Johannes tells her he's leaving her for another woman. Petzel takes a somber, realistic approach to this outlandish premise. There are no obvious visual effects, and Indiana's mythological origins are never spelled out. But the story unfolds with such sly matter of fact, nous that I soon found myself immersed in it. Before she has time to deal with Johannes Andina is swept off her feet by another man, Christoph. And the two plunge headlong into a love affair that consumes them both and, like most of Indiana's love affairs is not fated to end happily. Christoph is played by Franz Rogowski, who appeared together with Paula Beer in Petzold. Previous film Transit. The actors are captivating to watch, and the reunion here adds to the movies faintly otherworldly feel. Petzel likes to use genre to illuminate different chapters of German history, and Tondena is no exception. His filmmaking is so elegant and concise that you may not realize he's slipping in a lesson on the history of Berlin itself, a history of war devastation and reconstruction. Which Tondena has long born witness. She's a truly timeless heroin in a movie that I've seen multiple times now and which becomes more mysterious and magical, with each revisit. Justin Chang is film critic for the L A Times he reviewed the new Pixar film Luca and the German film Tondena. Tomorrow on fresh air. Our guests will be Renee Elise Goldsberry. She was one of the stars of the original Broadway production of Hamilton and won a Tony for her performance as Angelica Skylar. Now she's a star of the new comedy series Girls five ever about the members of a nineties girl group who reunite when the women are middle aged. Tina Fey is one of the executive producers. I hope you'll join us. Fresh.
Fresh "Pixar" from Fresh Air
"If you're always talking about stories that you've heard on W b, you are well, why not broadcast our news to your friends Online Share WB our stories on Facebook. Mostly sunny today. Upper eighties chance of showers Tonight Otherwise mostly cloudy tonight a lower on 70 Partly sunny tomorrow chance of showers and thundershowers mid eighties. Sunshine Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mid seventies Wednesday near 80 Thursday and Friday right now 86 degrees in Boston. You're listening to 90.9 W bur. Oh, this is fresh air. Our film critic Justin Chang recommends two very different fantasy movies, one for all ages and one for grown ups. The Pixar animated film, Luca Set in and around a small Italian coastal village is streaming on Disney plus The German drama Tondena set in present day Berlin is available on major platforms. Here's Justin's review. Curious coincidence. Two of the lovelier movies I've seen so far this summer, the family friendly animated fable Luca and the German arthouse fairytale Tondena. Tell stories about mythic sea creatures.
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
"pixar" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I'm really happy that the play version of that story was actually one of the couple of things that pete in the folks at pixar read before they brought me onto soul. Because i felt like okay if they've read one night in miami. They should know that. I'm going to really be speaking up. There are issues that i find objectionable about certain elements of characterization p. What did you find relevant in one night. In miami to soul. I just felt like camps ability to take these themes and argue both sides of it was exactly what we were looking to do in the film and them through such strongly opinionated and clear characters because of course those the characters are the voice of the of the author in in all these things is like the audience experiences it through those characters and and they were just so cleanly and clearly defined it was. It was really great. I think we read the The the play version because of course the film on hadn't you didn't even started writing it had you. I turned in the first draft. The week i started at pixar. So yeah wasn't it wasn't done yet. It's kind of interesting that one. Night in miami and the us versus billie holiday and marines innings black. Bottom three oscar nominated. Movies are all based on real people and there seems to be kind of a trend of a lot of african american themed films being about real events in history or real real people you know including yours when night in miami and i'm wondering like you have any thoughts about why that is i honestly i was wondering that one myself as maybe it's universal consciousness. i'm assuming a lot of it probably has to do with trump's presidency. I was having a conversation with a Another black filmmaker about this fairly recently. And just this idea that if feels like as a nation we're going through such a moment of crucible change so it's it's pretty easy to you know look at other moments of crucible change in our nation's history and and the the sixties in particular a really really jump out because i like you know we're so familiar with so many of these people so many them are heroes and our icons but there's also always lessons to be learned from their experiences and in some cases lessons that it's very evident that we have not learned as a country and that's not to say that we haven't had progress of course we've had incredible progress. The when the night the night that one night of miami took place. Miami was still segregated. These men actually had to stay in the black part of town. We didn't have a choice so it's not to say there hasn't been immense progress but it does point out just how bad things can get when the pendulum swings in the other direction and it does feel like there have been some massive pendulum swings and then the last presidency. I think i think this is just my theory. Maybe got artists kind of examining that a little bit more but remember. I wrote the play back in in two thousand thirteen. So this predated you know black lives matter and a predated all all these movements because so it's really hard to say..
"pixar" Discussed on Fresh Air
"County knows what me like honey and twelve. I love that. Dr cam powers. Welcome to fresh air. Congratulations on the oscar. Nominations on the win from the golden globes p originated the story of soul. What was the germ of the idea. Well yeah. I i started working on it after Inside out and it was a kind of a period of Some amount of emotional turbulence. And i always loved animation. You know i. I was nine. I think when i made a flip book and figured out this is what i wanna do with my life and having just finished inside out and so much success in the film i found myself wondering why don't i feel like my life. Is all wrapped up in solved in a nice bow. Why didn't it fix everything and when it. Maybe i've been pouring my efforts and focus into the wrong thing so this film was really an investigation into what's going on in my life. What's going on in the world and what's what's life all about. So what did you make the main character a jazz musician yeah we. We experimented with a couple of different things for wild. Joe was an actor and we've found what happened. Was that the audience for whatever reason thought he was he just wanted fame so is like a selfish goal but with music especially jazz music into jazz to get rich and famous. You do it because you have this passion and drive to perform this kind of music. There's something that felt noble about it and then as we learn more about it jazz as a as a metaphor for life was just too good to pass up in terms of what we were trying to say in the film. How did you decide to collaborate with cam. Power on the film what we had made some of these decisions of job being a jazz musician being living in in new york We figured okay. If this is a film about a jazz musician our main characters should probably reflect that. That seems like the right thing to do. We need some help. We need people who are some some. Ideally it would be a major contributor. The writer who knows about those things and so we were really lucky to to find campoo not only is all the things but also as a damn good writer so this is part of getting a little awkward like you realize you need a black person working on the screenplay with you and camp you realize when you're called like you're the black person who's going to help them with it it's like i think we recognize that that is what needs to be done but i think it's like an awkward position for everybody you like. How do you talk about that. I mean it's it's it is pretty funny because obviously With when i got the call from my agent that pixar was interested..
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
Everything we know about Marvel’s Disney+ series
"Disney dropped a treasure trove of news. They will really so much new content across their marvel Star Wars in Pixar brands. I gotta break it up over two of these segments. Driving the most excitement are the 10 New Star Wars Syriza coming to Disney Plus, including spinoffs from the Man DeLorean, Clone Wars and Rogue one A. Lando, Cal Rizzi in series and the Shocker while we've known about the Obi Wan Kenobi thing for some time, What we didn't know is that Hayden Christianson is returning to play Darth Vader. Wow, Also the next Star Wars movie will be directed by Patty Jenkins called Rogue Squadron and it arrives in 2023.
Jamie Foxx talks Pixar's 'Soul'
"A great movie out there now that it's the holidays called soul and its stars my friend care jamie foxx who plays a guy who definitely has sold has the fight to recognize it in some way and it's a also history-making jamie in your the first black actor who's fronting of pixar animated movie possibilities to pressure on to that is definitely. I got the whole black race back and i'm karen and baby but it's it's great great to have things like this man. It's great. I mean you think about what we've gone through this past year you know Humanity needs a shot in the arm of of sold goodness and happiness and smiles and a reminder that we live in a place especially in america that is is You know full of freedoms that in other places of the world we just don't have and so you know to be able to have something like this to be able to be an african american black man who's done in the first pixar film. We welcome it. I mean when i first got to l. a. In living color. You know. I didn't even know i didn't even know. Did black. people can run their own thing because when he was on living color. Weedon question it. We're just doing. It was the hottest you know how to show out there. And we will blazing these trails with the winds and everything like that and then going on from there to jamie foxx show was you know definitely Created by a black man. Myself and bentley kyle evans and so it's just a natural progression so this is one of the pixar is doing this and i accept that honor and honor. Yeh but it is. You don't want to screw up to you know you can't 'cause i got to be able to go back to the you after you got one chance you blew a jamie with with your kids. Were they kind of thrilled. That you in a pixar movie. Are you kidding me. Both of my daughters says daddy finally made it especially. My youngest is like dad. You you really really like you you in a pixar film because you know my youngest daughter. She didn't get a chance to witness all of the things that i'd done twenty five thirty years ago so for her. This is a big big big thing and so It was fun to be able to take them up to pixar. You know be able to To see the place and feel the spirit of this incredible company in these great minds and pete doctrine camping. Those guys. so it's been great. You will when you when you're doing that. Everybody thinks what a great thing. It probably takes a couple of hours for me to do the voice of this character and it takes forever. Doesn't oh man noah it's tougher than anything because you know i've always relied on my physicality Facial expressions will do a facial expressions first day. They were like Cut a jamie. We're not gonna see you. We need the voice. Oh okay la but they did record some of it. You know maybe You know the spirit of my my my movement you know was in the character but it was really a tough task. Wasn't something that they you just go in and in because it's pixar so it's elevated it's not like There's a brand. There's there's there's a there's a level there's a bar says so It was hard work
Chris Evans to voice Buzz Lightyear in new Pixar movie
"Evans takes on another superhero role I news is Jesse Paniagua has more details. Captain America actor Chris Evans is set to voice Buzz Lightyear in an upcoming Pixar movie. The movie entitled Lightyear explores the origin story of the Human Buzz Lightyear. The action figure is based on It's a prequel to the four toy story movies in which Tim Allen voice the Buzz Lightyear toy. The new movie is being directed by Angus MacLean, contributing animator for The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc and ready to Eat. Right here comes out June 17th 2022.
Disney unveils plans to stream a galaxy of new series, films
"New content featuring some very popular Syriza's streaming plans that Walt Disney shifted into hyper speed as the studio unveils a galaxy's worth of new streaming offerings, including plans for 10 Star Wars series spinoffs and 10 Marvel series that will debut on Disney Plus over the next few years. Disney plans to premier directly on Disney Plus Not just that Armada of Star Wars and Marvel Series but live action movies and shows along with Pixar animated content. Disney is scheduling its biggest films, including Marvels Black Widow in Black Panther two for theatrical release. Back. Piper CBS News. It's 11
Marvel won't recast Chadwick Boseman's role in "Black Panther 2"
"Let's move onto happier news and disney gave us a ton of it last night so much. It's hard illicit all. So here's some of the highlights. There's a new sister sequel a new enchanted sequel. Chris evans voicing a buzz. Let your origin story for pixar. Were also getting more little mermaid and another moana and on the marvel front high. Lookie how long have you been here. It's hard to say you know time passes differently here in the tv was that up. Larval also revealed it will not be recasting chadwick boseman for the sequel to black panther. Marvel bosses called his iconic. Justin what do you think about that. You know what i think. It's the smartest move to me. I mean i think fans would be outraged if they would have cast and somebody else in that role. I think marvel disney. They know how to find writers that can move the story messing. Up the legacy.
Chris Evans to Voice Buzz Lightyear the Man, Not the Toy
"So Chris Evans is set to be the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the new Disney franchise. He'll be going to infinity and beyond foreign, upcoming Disney Pixar film It's called Lightyear. The movie will be a prequel to Toy Story and is a definitive story of the original Buzz Lightyear. It's set to be released in the summer of 2022. Didn't Tim Allen used to Tim Allen will always be my buzz, right? Yeah. Chris Evans. I don't know. I don't understand that.
Chris Evans Takes Over Buzz Lightyear From Tim Allen in New Pixar Film
"Evans is going to be Buzz light year in a buzz like your origins movie, and suddenly everybody was crazy on Twitter all they're dissing Tim Allen. That what? Why you You don't need it. I know you want to go younger, but Tim Allen's a voice he could still do it. I don't There's your dissing Tim Allen. No, That's not what this movie is gonna be. This movie is gonna be a live action where Chris Evans plays the plug the character that the Buzz Lightyear doll is based on, so he's going to play a real life, Buzz Lightyear, and then it fits in the toy store universe as well. Here's the Buzz Lightyear toy that they made out of this like you have a Spider man toy, and I hoped Oy, so he's gonna be real life. Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger, which you know being you know, in his late thirties early forties is why he's in That and not Tim Allen, who's in his seventies and his, you know, the last man standing was good, said there might have been some other reasons, but we're sports show on entertainment. So let's stick to that. And I don't know you could put a guy who 70 years old on the suit. Make him a superhero. No matter what your political beliefs are, right. I know you can make that work with CG eye. You could do whatever the hell you want, man.
HBO Max looks to follow Disney Plus, Netflix leads
"I can't wait for the day. That i get to go back and enjoy a movie the way it was designed to be seen in a big beautiful theater but i fear that i'm in the minority because the movie theater experience is not going away but let's face it it will never be the same again now. You may have heard the news. That warner brothers. The studio that changed hollywood forever with technology back in nineteen twenty nine when it invented talkies with the jazz singer announced that in twenty twenty one all of its new movies would play in theaters on streaming day and date. That is so huge. Now we're not talking minor films but major hundred million dollar plus sequels to wonder woman the matrix space jam and more warner's will debut the films on. Its new struggling. Hbo max streaming subscription service. Now theaters are upset. Obviously even though warner says it's a one time experiment due to the pandemic and the fact that most theaters are closed. One time experiment for ear. But let's face it while studios have been talking about doing something like this for decades. The genie is now out of the bottle. Disney took the first step in september with the release of mulan on disney plus and his following up in january with seoul. The latest animated film from pixar. Hbo max will have wonder woman nineteen eighty-four and christmas day a blockbuster that normally would only be seen i in theaters so clearly. Warner's is gonna lose a fortune by not having the theatrical boxoffice and putting all this films on hbo max but it has dreams of making the service the next net flicks which has nearly two hundred million subscribers and generated over six billion dollars in revenues and the most recent quarter warner's revenue at the same time was two point four billion as we've discussed here hbo. Max has had a really hard time finding traction with subscribers because it's not available on the most popular streaming platform roku will wonder woman the matrix and space jam. Change rokos minds will analysts. I've spoken to are so sure as roku is in the driving seat so cut to twenty twenty to the pandemic hopefully behind us in life as return to normal will major feature films debut day dayton and theaters and streaming. I think so consumers have fallen in love with the idea of not having to hire a babysitter jump into the car search for a parking spot and pay thirty dollars or more to sit in a dark room for two hours. Some of us will still do it like me but most of us will take a pass which is a real shame solution. We all need to go out and buy bigger. Tv sets
"pixar" Discussed on Motley Fool Money
"With the extra. I'm chris hill. Within the movie industry disney is a big player last year. Disney produced movies accounted for a third of the total us film market but within the disney corporation itself. The studio business generates less than fifteen percent of overall revenue. that's where things like merchandising. Come in mickey. Mouse hasn't been on the big screen in a long time but disney has sold billions of dollars worth of stuff with mickey's logo and likeness at capital is one of the co founders of pixar and before his recent retirement. He was the president of pixar animation and disney animation. This is someone who helped revolutionize just animated films but the overall movie industry so when we spoke a few years ago i asked him about. How much pressure. Pixar and disney animation. Get from the merchandising side of the company when we make our films we have a span of risks Now we want them to be great film. So that goes without saying but it's clear that if you make Something like we just announcing incredible to is an example than Than the public wants a consumer products wants it It will be difficult to make. But bradford is excited about doing it so while it would be difficult. It's a low risk idea so So so there's certain range of films which are low and when you do a cars film then you know that we will do well with it And so there's there's less risk with it but the same time we've got the other end where the films would not pass the elevator test so the idea of a rat cooking Does not sound like a commercial idea or trash compactor. the falls in love with a robot Or if you make a film about an old man who floats away on a house with a stowaway no matter how successful the film is you. Were never going to sell a lot of toy walkers so what we try to do is say okay. Let's span this range because you do wanna do some things. That are commercially likely to succeed. Because we want to be healthy. And we're in a business important for our films to do well but we're also A group of artists and we want to push the boundaries so we will pick films that are that are sometimes really hard to figure out but by by by saying it explicit people. We're spending that range from the very hard art ca sexually hard To those that are likely to do well. We make ourselves financially healthy and that allows us to continue to take risks in addition to being an academy award winner. Several times over at can't mill is also a bestselling author check out his book. Creativity inc overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration. I'm chris l. Thanks for listening. We'll see you next time..
"pixar" Discussed on Nerdificent
"pixar" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
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"pixar" Discussed on The Brink
"But a lot of the a lot of the ones are not so hot and so that raises a lot of concern but while this argument was still going on Pixar was still making movies for Disney and the incredible 's and cars had come out and that meant that they were beyond the five picture. Deal this point that they something had to change. Cars came out in two thousand six six and at that point Disney and Pixar were able to settle their differences. And that's win. Disney made the announcement Smith that it would acquire pixar four and this is an amount that was astonishing. When you think about how close pixar was to going out of business just a few years earlier for seven point? Four billion dollars. Wow so yeah. Here's a computer animation studio. That was losing so much money that that a millionaire had poured fifty million dollars of his own money in it just to keep it afloat. Now acquired for seven point four billion dollars jobs would end up joining the board over at Disney Zinni and was an even richer billionaire. Yeah and you know you might be thinking. I thought Disney made some computer animated movies by themselves themselves and they did but that's later on and it wasn't circle seven. That was a division that they formed to do that and ultimately circle seven. Didn't do that in a gut A kind of folded into other departments so it was just one of those things where a company makes a division specifically to do something and then it just never works out all right so we want to end this episode. Some fun facts. Yep so here's some of the weird stuff about toy story. The original version of woody was not a pull string cowboy. No he was ventriloquist's dummy which is creepy. Yeah that's what Michael Eisner said. He said no one thinks ventriloquist's dummies or anything other than creepy. I don't want to have a creepy character. As the the protagonist change it. I'm sure at one point. They weren't but now they are mainly creepy. It's Kinda hard like most of the VENTRILOQUIST's dummy movies I've seen and cast it in the form of like possessed dummy Ala chucky but that's all I've watched Jeff Dunham at not gotten scared. so that's and he scares the heck out of anyhow next fun fact okay. Well Buzz Light. Year was not originally buzz. Light year his original name was tempest named after the Classic Arcade Game He also originally was aware that he was a toy. I'm glad they changed. That will apparently the reason why they changed. It was that when Tim Allen came in to read for the character he was is playing him with such bravado and such like completely earnestness earnest and not not knowing he was a toy like treating it like he is a a space ranger that the these the the writers were all saying no way. This is way better than that's when they made the choice to veer away from Basel at your knowing that he was a toy and the last one fact is that Choisir was kind of it kind of had snow eight syndrome so they thought it would take eight animators maters and needed thirty-three Yup and they thought it would take fifty three processors and it took three hundred. Yeah so yeah. This is funny because when we bitter episode about Disney Going into Snow White. It was very much the same thing right like Disney drastically underestimated. How many animators? How much time it? Yeah I think they underestimated the time to make toy story as well as it turned out the reason why they had to go with those three hundred processors was because rendering each of those does Frames just took so much time when you think about like a frame is one twenty four th of a second so a full movie a feature length movie he has thousands and thousands and thousands of frames and when it takes hours to render a single frame you then extrapolate that you realize we will never finish making this movie so obviously things have improved since then but then also as technology improves. Pixar tries to push the envelope of how much it can they do with entomology. So it's it's constantly a seesaw. YEA The they'll animators will come up with a new way to test. The technology due to its limits. New Technology will come out and rinse and repeat. Yeah well this was a really fun topic. Thank you Nathan for requesting it and kind of hitting being a love of both Jonathan Mine. Yeah we loved going back and looking at the story and again like it's really interesting to see how much of it was routed. Not Just Austin animation but in hardware. Yeah yeah which I always appreciate an aerial eyes glaze over. No I do appreciate it. Look like technology this is just not the place for it. Okay Okay Fair enough all right well. What is the place? If people have suggestions to send us for future companies. We should focus on. Well that place would be our email in our email. L. is feedback at the brink. podcast dot show an aerial reads every single one of those. Yes please please write in at L. of hearing from you guys. It makes my week. She's so lonely and If you want to visit our website that's the brink. PODCAST DOT show. We have an archive of all of our past episodes. If you've ever missed one you can go check that out. You can search to see if perhaps the company thinking of has been covered already and.
"pixar" Discussed on The Brink
"So obviously honestly I was referring to a very specific person with that angel investor and that would be steve jobs and he paid five million dollars to George Lucas for Pixar. Yeah and then he spent another five million dollars to help fund the company to get it really situated At this time jobs is actually going through his own transition. This was during the period where he had been effectively forced out of apple or he had quit depending on who you ask yeah. Yeah and And so he had gone onto found a different company called next and he decided to To swoop in and generally he was going to be hands off he was going to leave the running of the company to Cap Mall and to Smith GonNa keep going but he did have majority stake in the company. Yeah absolutely he. Owned seventy percent of the shares is a private company publicly traded but seventy percent of the shares of the company the and the Pixar employees owned the other thirty percent that will be important later in our episodes. Yeah he also decided that he he wanted to really set. Pixar are up to be a computer hardware company. So all of that imaging stuff they were looking at Unless the animation studio side and we all know how that went and then chilly yes so this was. This was largely a practical kind of determination. The idea that computer animation was not quite At the level of sophistication where you could make say a feature length film they. You had people like lassiter who wanted to do it. There are a lot of people at Pixar who wanted to do it but they had all determined Germond. That as technology stood at that moment it just wasn't really possible. Yeah but I mean. They didn't give up animation entirely. Lassiter still made shorts which were then used as kind kinda just Maga sales pitch sales pitch the pixar system exactly this way. Yeah you you want to know what's possible with this computer here some animation that we designed using this computer so it's kind of like a demo. But you know obviously obviously last year being last year he wasn't going to just. Do you know a bouncing ball or something that would play a part of it especially in the first one and that would be luck so junior where we got the little lampy guy that you see jump on the eye on the Pixar and smashes the I. It's now the I exactly Klay. I said I I but Yeah Alexa Junior. That's they. They would later go back in and sort of remastered that but then became one of the early pitch films that they would use and also really kind of helped set pick SARS kind of aesthetic and tone like. There's a sort of cheeky humor that tends to be in Pixar film and that was that was evident even as early as Nineteen eighty-six when they designed this in short. Yeah it also got nominated for an academy award. Yes it did not win that Academy Award but it was nominated and then in nineteen eighty eighty ages two years later They got another Academy Award Nomination for Best Animated Short Film and that film was called Tin. Toy T. HE I N. Yeah Not T. E. N. T. I N. Toy And a little a little tin soldier and Thou did win the Academy Award. It's also another adorable rebel film. That got remastered later on and it would become the inspiration for a future. Pixar mega blockbuster hit yes In nineteen eighty nine. We got another short from Pixar. Yeah knickknack this is another one that got remastered and rereleased actually as whether shorts that would come before a pixar feature league film. I don't think I've actually seen this was a little snow globe with the snowman in it and he's desperately trying to get over to A. It's like A. It's like a little a little souvenir veneer charge key that you would buy at you know Hawaii or so. Oh Yeah I do. Remember that. He S got little. Yeah and so the whole thing is the snowman's desperately trying to get over to this hula girl. He's fallen level. Yeah so that was another super adorable short in that was Win some other very important. -portant people to the future of Pixar would join the company. This was nineteen eighty nine. That's when Peter Doctor and or Pete Doctor I should say and Andrew Stanton joined the company. Yeah so they're making all. These animated shorts are getting lots of praise for them. Yeah but the business side of things is still struggling. Struggling yeah They were not selling enough pixar image computers to pay off the costs of running business and according to a lot a lot of different stories over the years Steve Jobs collectively poured in about fifty million dollars of his own money to keep player and I would say the. The average person doesn't even know that Steve Jobs was involved. Yeah Pixar out. If you followed it early on you would have heard about him being on the board of directors and things like that but yeah he was very much the reason why the company was still if it had not been for Steve Jobs. Pouring money into Pixar it would not have survived. Yeah well it looks like they may not have at that point because they started getting layoffs downsizing and at the same time Steve Jobs is also struggling with his company. Next next was not doing well either. Next head created a very high end educational computer ran for like five thousand dollars a computer so very expensive and no big surprise here. That meant that there weren't that many customers because not a lot of people are rated the drop five g's on a computer and Even though people thought that thing the elements of the operating system are really really innovative. So Oh jobs was having this issue where he's got one failing business and then another one that is he's just constantly pouring money and he sees is the potential there but the question is. Can you write it out long enough for that potential payoff. Well he kinda didn't he kinda didn't so he sold off computer hardware division of Pixar everything that he had set them up to do the imaging and such decided to get rid of it. Yeah that was the part where he said all right. We're going to focus on the computer intimation side but we're going to not worry about producing actual computers anymore and a company called Viacom Systems purchased the Computer Hardware Business Unit Eh Pixar for just two million dollars. That's not a huge turn on investment there and Viacom and turn would end up going into bankruptcy just a year later so oh it was not. It was not the the the the shot in the arm. The Vikings needed not to be confused with Viacom. Yes No This is Viacom V. I.. com that's not the same as the cable company so the Hardware Divisions Gone so the animation division just flourish rush. No no not quite they still not you ruining my happy ending Jonathan. Well he's gotTa have gotta have the low point enact to who before you can have the happy ending three all right. Continue on all right. So here's the low point in act. Two picks are still wasn't making money and this led to another round of layoffs. An in half of Pixar was fired. A fifty percent of the employees were let go One of those was Co founder. Alvie Ray Smith who may have actually just left on his own after The changes any went on to co found another company called Altamira Software Corporation which was later acquired by Microsoft He would stick around with Microsoft until nineteen ninety nine and retire. So He's out of our story and Steve Jobs was not done. He knew that something big major was going to have to a change soon and to do that. He felt he needed to have absolute control of the company. But here's the problem yet. A majority stake in the company. But thirty percent of those shares didn't belong to him they belong to the employee's Yes so he shut the company down. Yep He he effectively sadly in the Pixar picture pixar was no more he closed. The company is is this one of those like Bernstein Bernstein issues where we think Pixar exists. But it's actually another reality Jonathan. We'll have.
"pixar" Discussed on The Brink
"Welcome to business on the brink of production from iheartradio and how stuff works. Pixar's origin origin story plays out like like Pixar movie full of ups and downs drama and a few unexpected allies. This company has it's overcome more than a few brick moments from lamps to apples to infinity. And beyond we're going to tell you all the details of this company is evolution this. There's Pixar on business on the brain. Hey everybody.
Interview With Kevin Dusablon And Danielle Frimer
"Welcome to this episode of designed for voice. I'm your host. Jeremy wilkin and today's topic. We're gonna be talking about a number of different best practices that have been developed over the past few years and inspired from other fields such as news and media that can help us build better types of voice. Experiences joined today by kevin and danielle from sandra welcome. Thanks so much for having us happy to be here. Why don't you introduce yourself a little bit. Tell me about your cells and what you're doing and how you got to be inside of the hoist experiences. Sure i'll jump in my name's kevin so blonde. I have been a sound designer for at least a decade Working on video games and film broadcasts work podcasting. Theater played in bands Just everything with sound for a long time And i got into the voice space Close to eight years ago and got in by Being part of an engineering team for one of the large t t s voices out there on the market and then ended up joining up with a little ragtag bunch called toy. talk Where we did some pretty wonderful experiments around voice and character story And since that time. I've stayed in the space and Just been iterating and having fun creating stories and characters ever. Since i'm danielle from my background is in theater i And a player in an actor in addition to voice designer And i got started in the voice face Basically by accident. I went to graduate school for theatre in san francisco. I'm at the american conservatory theatre. I loved the city a whole lot and wanted to stick around when i graduated and so i was looking for creative jobs in interactive writing and voice over. I guess at that point it wasn't specifically interact writing. It was writing in general and came across the ragtag bunch that kevin mentioned toy. Talk and basically Got a job working for them. on interactive iot interactive apps. And that has sort of snowballed into a career in conversation sign and love a lot awesome. This is great. You have very different backgrounds but very useful skills bringing to the table which kind of melds together a lot of different things that make great voice experiences. So i think your background's set you up for really good To really good show today. And i kinda wanna kick the topic off by a. We're going to go through some of the best practices that you've looked at but the first one we want to look at is story talion in how to bring that to life with voice experience and a lot of people think of voice experiences story tallying two really only crossover at the point where you're doing these storytelling apps where it's like you're in a room and you go through this experience in their games and that's that's one way of storytelling but there's so much more to it so i want to open the floor. Lets you kind of tell us a bit more about how storytelling can apply for all types of voice. Experience design. yeah. I'm happy to jump in there so kind of actually picking up off of my my career background while at toy talk what was interesting. Is that group. though. I called it. Ragtag was actually quite know we assembly of of professionals from pixar and lucasfilm and other places like that at that time in my career. I was just coming out of some great triple gaming experience and so we were working on storytelling and character development from different disciplines with that group At at scale and at the very top of that industry Which was a super exciting thing to be a part of and at that time we actually weren't entirely sure how we were going to express these characters. We knew we wanted to have characters talking back to audiences and taking them on adventures and that was that was crucial It became evident immediately. That story was going to be sort of the centerpiece of both. How developed All of our content and then also how we enticed the audience to join us and empathize with these characters and and encourage the utility of literally speaking with them and again sort of just over the time at toy. Talk and bolstering. And now at at sandra we've now engaged in so many iterations and on so many different devices without screens and in so many different locations. We've really engaged in this idea of bringing voice and bringing conversation to this medium and in that endeavor story has always been present There's really never a moment when we're not considering how to use beats weather visually or through sounds To to take the user somewhere or to orient them or help them understand what they are trying to achieve or where they are now in the experience. So i'd sort of make the case that really in good you x. Story exists sort of eight -ly You can't guide somebody through an experience without taking them on some type of story whether it's short or long and i actually passed this win over danielle because we were speaking very recently about a project that is a little bit less. Inherently story oriented That we worked on earlier. This year with sandra one that kind of does get away from that idea of traditional story story game And this is a more utilitarian experience that we created But i think we've found. That story ended up being one of the most important and sort of exciting components to develop and one of the things that are our client in. That case was most excited about receiving
"pixar" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai
"Deep tidy tidy tidy ties everybody loves a good pixar movie right wrong because this is unhappy our and we find the shitty nece and everything especially your childhood faves like fucking toy story and toy story two and toy story three and the forthcoming joy story for come up with a new idea jumped fox so basically i'm going to go through all the pixar movies i've seen and find out what i hate about them because i can find something to hate in all of them even though pixar movies generally are fine i have some issues i have some knits to pick sar we have choice story right off the bat i don't like the promotion of any world in which inanimate objects can watch me while i'm engaged in intimate acts okay no thanks thanks i don't need a piggy bank to pretend to be white bliss when actually he's making a mental note of all the times i've eaten cake on the toilet also i don't even fucking piggybank at all because i don't wanna fucking pig knowing that i blow on my money on meaningless garbage piggybanks toy story is capitalist propaganda toy story is just big industry trying to convince our children that objects have feeling don't believe this kids this is marie condo shit you know you know that book no the life changing magic of tidying up oh yes i read that chet and one of the chapters is like respect your belongings slick tell your socks that you love them when you put them to bed at night that's what toy story is if you believe in the premise of toy story that all toys have feelings then every carnival game is just like a freakish holocaust nightmare also where our sids parents said the crazy neighbor boy who wins woody and buzz at the crane game and then takes them home to mutilate them this child is like one breakup away from being on the cover of time magazine and nobody is intervening we need to give this boy the help he needs or at least find him away to relieve his sexual tension also let's face it twice story was just an excuse to get all of us to sympathize with a toy named after a boehner and given some of the shit that's gone down at pixar fat make sense to be honest now finally sorry not sorry but to infinity and beyond belongs to beyond say now because she's saying it and single ladies and now it's hers next we got a bug's life pixar movie number two once again a pixar movie glorifying beasts i love a bug's life a bug's life is disgusting if i wanted to watch a bunch of ants fuck around i'd lift up your mom's mattress oh that's fine issue she's sprouts also let's be honest grasshoppers are cooler than aunts and they deserve to be in charge that's just the way the cookie crumbles my friend if you can't learn how to team together like a literal army of ants then you deserve to get your fucking acid in not in a good way either plus one of the grasshoppers name is hopper that's like if my name was fat gay masturbaters.
"pixar" Discussed on The Film Vault
"End wasn't funny no don't fucking room i two flips onto pixar movies fucked up five crossover imagine i don't know you and i disagree on pixar a lotta time true i alluded i bet there's two we'll talk whenever we guest this we never pay it off all five of mine anderson won the oscar for best animated feature oh really well that's those are the criteria i was just doing the research all fives happen to win i was going through research of our past lists and i i don't know how i did this or how i rationalize this and be sensitive but pixar was my number one on directors to do a propaganda film on me directors i just consider pixar said anyone over at pixar pixar most of their it's kind of rare that you see brad bird who wrote and directed usually there's at least two directors and multiple writers a lot of times i think the credited director is an like they'll have a lot of people have hands in molding that story you know what i'm saying the writers producers to the director but that's that's where it was represented on a pass list as far as pixar goes obviously we top five animated villains if we'd just done straight animation we did animated films i think i think but here we go so let's go top five to one and i almost have tie like number one i mean my my number five i it hurts me to leave pictures number to go ahead you do your thing number five for me apropos to wealth profession brought nothing stop is the incredible don't try bring apropos i love the incredible two thousand four written and directed by brad bird won the oscar for best animated feature features my favorite pixar villain syndrome syndrome great we talked about the if i have so at this point we're splitting hairs where picking nits where we're doing all the things say the parse out what are five very good movies and our top five if i have to if i have to put the incredible behind the others it's it's a little less of an emotional impact but it is a fantastic thrill ride this is a fun fun fun fun picks to kids action movie and as such it's perfect for what it is perfect for what it is i love the original criminals number five from me skip right past it what more more all right so what what i'm leaving off lists that hurts me and i don't know if you've seen it bugs life didn't you sign it to me i saw it like three months ago okay i love that bugs like it's good it's all pixar pixar movies are good to some extent i liked the bugs life i found it to be just a little north of okay it was good but didn't quite make my list instead beaten out for my number five is a movie that i think you're gonna disagree and give me some give me some issues you're giving the business about but i love up is a great movie up has the balls up very to open with a ten minutes segue that ten minute little short self contained peace yet shows yet man fallen in love with a woman married they have they have all the same similar interest in their life looks cold and until that end of that first ten minute opening sequence the when i think of up i think of opening vignette that ten minutes seen the beginning and it is magnificent it's among the best things ever seen committed to film it's so good it's had the balls to do that and get you to become an emotional wreck before the movie's really even begun and then you gotta go on this like this wims ecole lark him sort of adventure.
"pixar" Discussed on The Film Vault
"Yes indeed if welcome everyone to the film fault that's amnesty i'm brian bishop where your house four alarm set on your phone yeah we got a lot of stuff going on your host for today's top topped by pixar movies down the middle of the plate not out of the park no fun and games getting right down to it pixar movies this on the the inverse of not anniversary of the occasion of the twentieth pixar films right in the twentieth release of the pixar film i kind of fought for this one because i love me some pixar and it's a manageable list i've seen hate to say this but i've seen most all of them i haven't seen all of them because some of them i gave up 'cause i didn't like the first one there a couple of sequels that didn't combination of what you just said didn't score tomatoes like i've seen every single original for sure and i sometimes feel guilty like if there's not a ton of a research involved i feel like it's not worth it but you know what it's it's it's fine that we're celebrating pixar because i feel that strongly about those movies and what they do over there fine folks over pixar and i got these are five movies that everyone should see everybody i agree with you my initial thought was only twenty films you wanna do it for patriot i'm like no this is worthy thought it was like is this slicing too thin picks ours you know it's one studio it's even animated films on even even what i'm saying is the top five wouldn't have been topfive animated films of this era at five whatever no it's just our movies but to your point consistently high quality work they've changed movies we'll talk about that they may have had a dramatic impact impact on family films at least just all hollywood and deserve deserve to be body and i will say to your point there is one original pixar are medicine the sequels i'm with you there is one regional have not seen that's not accept high now feel about of what else is not acceptable as mean foreign to show not saying hey sandiego talking to you very excited see you tomorrow night don't joe's gas lamp jolt end joe jolt in joe's san diego gas lamp district i will be showing my movie for the second time ever and it's going to be small intimate we have all of the upstairs and holds two hundred fifty people but never in my wildest dreams that i think i was ever gonna fill that thing so it's going to be way more sparse than that but it's gonna be a great time have outing male gonna catch up we're going to have the whole place where cells for like ours i think so i think doors are like seven unless you've got the early bird than doors are at six for you and get you in their early and watch watch some of the shorts and catch up a little bit then watched the film and then party afterwards i'm going to be hanging out there probably at least midnight one o'clock in the morning and drinking all you people come thirsty come hunger exam a minimum that i have to hit or else i'm out of pocket if i don't hit my twenty five hundred and booze and food i gotta pay for it and i do i get to go back to that establishment like you know in a few months and it's up to gal can do i like a gift card i don't know how this works i'm paying for it but yeah come on out and watch the comedy dark comedy that is groupers that so far i've gotten button ninety percent positive feedback you know what i would say as it pertains to hitting you minimum for the people attending make sure that they know you're with the party you know what i mean don't go early in order a bunch of food and get full downstairs i don't do that yup stairs yeah i'll talk to i think wall works because got the same thing happened with a cold cockle night which you weren't part of either but yeah we a lot of people drink outside of the actual private room and then he realized that so brian brings up a very good point and come thirsty come hungry they have bathrooms there they.
"pixar" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"How's the picture and when it was introduced to me i saw it over the pixar campus couple weeks ago when it was introduced to me the person introducing it was like we have tried something kind of different and like i feel like the last time they try something different was i love you or whatever that terrible like like everyone hated and i was like oh no then i was like engrossed and a horrified and then heartbroken and all of these things and i don't know it's it's tremendous the style is lovely different and then also the medically and the i feel like the depths it's willing to go to the kind of the beginning of up in a in a little short with dumplings so yeah so i would put it i liked it i mean i i like anything that's a no mosh to the ancient greek myth of cronos devouring his children so they don't most pixar movies are deep down but you know something about about pixar movies whether they're short or long form something that irks me sometimes is this kind of naked plea for that particular kind of emotion like that sort of wistful sad sweet sort of combination that like they do really well but at this point feels almost like prepackaged in a way so i kind of went into bow and and you know as go into most pixar things a little bit like wary of being manipulated like that but by the end of that little short i was like a teary mess so it works all of my skepticism or at least my my guard is is kind of a road because they're really good at it yeah and i think it's because it goes one step beyond teary with full nece to like a darkness out goya painting you know what i mean and you're like i didn't know it was going to get a goya painting when i saw this so like yeah so even the most kept ical i'm not going to be suckered in by this pixar viewer might find themselves a little.
"pixar" Discussed on DLC
"I definitely can imagine a version when i hear you know combination of live action and animated i worry that it's like kids are playing a video game and then the characters leap out of the screen and come to life you know that's that's one of those ones i'm like that's hard to pull off and not be terrible but i i agree with you like the the structure is there the world is there to have a fun kuol incredible style adventure you know i think there there's a fun animated adventure with those bad guys and the combination of technology and speed and the way that an action sequence can be done in cg in these animated movies now i think i think there's a version that's good i just don't know how the live action foreign move on i think we skipped somebody else giving their take of the mood i was i give him an out i would first i'm not going to let that that we're going to complete this conversation the i have a really dumb idea that i think that everyone's going to hate but also anyways i would love to see this film more to be like a pixar film where we have a young hedgehog we have a young demonic you know i'd love to see robot in his early twenties working at a factory and trying to like become this mad scientists and kind of have this we're dynamic where sonic and robotic actually used to be friends or there used to be a thing where they would complement each other so that when this betrayal happens we have these characters cone this arc of a journey where it's justified their versus each other in their world this kind of crumbling in in the midst of it and you know kind of kind of like a good pixar kind of vibe bought however this is live action and animation so my ideas just really dum in general but that's so catholic i love it i love it young it that.
"pixar" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Let's get back to cherries interview with lee unchristian adrian molina the coal writers and codirectors of the disney pixar film cocoa so in the movie music is forbidden in the boy's family because the boys great great grandfather walked out on the family to follow his dream of being a great musician a famous musician and the structural boy has a gift for music but he's forbidden to play and he he feels like is being forced to choose between music and family so it's it's interesting premise for family film since you have parents and children watching it together but um miguel comes to miguel the boy comes to believe that his late greatgreatgrandfather person who walked out on the family could become a famous musician is actually ernesto de la cruz who became mexico's most beloved musician in the movies as a fictional character to in our nestor becomes a music sensation and a movie star so i want to play a song from here um and this is remember me which is done several ways at first we just hear it as a bigger nestor dillah crews production number with like dancers unlike a staircase said he's kind of on this like moving staircase being raised higher and higher ever is re wearing bright brightly coloured costumes and then later we hear it as a much more kind of somber nostalgic songs i want to play a little bit of both of them backed backed bactor so we can here the the way that you've come up with a song that was flexible enough to be sung both ways and this was written by bobby lopez and christon anderson lopez they're married he did the music for avenue q and four book of mormon and together they did the music for frozen and here's two versions of the song that they deal for your film coca man booed who who say woonbae all remember him don't let him meguiu crime or even a month gone away i own you in my mom i see must secrets tonight.
"pixar" Discussed on Binge Mode: Game of Thrones
"Off i was saddened not just because i really like the character because i knew due to the dearth of roles in television movies for asian dudes and wasn't sure when i was going to see us guy again he's currently the voice of wingspan on stretch armstrong in the flex fighters which basically proves my point it's not him he's the voice of a character if a film centred on non straight white male characters flops or uneven even is is just a middling success may be years before we see a similar film get made brave released in two thousand twelve gave us pictures first movie with a human female lead at told the story merita a teenage princess in municipal scotland a skilled archer she refuses to follow the ancient traditions or for homeland and allow ourselves to be married against her wishes to the son of one of her father's allies but even here the issue of representation is complex brennan chapman who is developing brave and is still the only woman to codirector film for pixar was fired in the production was then handed to a man pixar has been making features since 1995 the studios should be lauded for its recent efforts to diversify but we shen ignore the lateness of the hour specially in a medium which has we noted is not beholden to the same casting strictures that regular films are and the paucity of the steel black characters same jackson's froze owning the incredible basically it should not escape criticism and of course it's important to note that diversity takes many forms such as the ones mentioned here the problem after all is structural as receded jones who left production of toy story for over philosophical issues noted in a recent interview pixar is quote a cultural were women and people of color do not have an equal create a voice as is demonstrated by their director demographics out of the twenty films in the company's history only one was koterec by women and only one was directed by a of copper and quote we have to be able to find a balance between applauding what they achieved with this and still saying why isn't there more weissman better what's coming next it's not enough to say this was an achievement your good now what's x now there's something that makes me different.
"pixar" Discussed on Binge Mode: Game of Thrones
"Is as bad as the people he's running away from is so blinded by his beliefs and his desires that he has to kind of go back on what he's told other people is okay the scenes were his mind hector pose a really interesting question at that really any creative person any person is driven by passions should ask him or herself on a regular basis at what point does individualism become selfishness we ask ourselves that every time we sit down to report on his side and we stretches of the eighty minute mark agency the toy story series built pixar as a studio and most of the stylistic moves that this may become known for we're president 1995 store surrey and under appreciated aspect of pixar mastery of the form to me is their understanding of the waist size defines a child's identity when your child you are constantly reminded that this world was not built for you everything is out of your each chairs are like huge thrones doorknobs or at head level over higher children have agency over nothing really know aspect of their lives adults then who won hopes protect and love their children tell them what to do and went to do when to sleep when he went to brush their teeth and they take on a godlike stature in a child's life but everything toy story and most pixar films is film from a child's perspective with andy mostly as the largest character in the story projecting personalities onto anthropomorphic toys flips the childparent dynamic and really fascinating ways buzz later in woody lived to please indy buzzes the new toy on the block and he has novel features like spring will wings and recorded lies that he can speak would a cloth and would pub at one of india's oldest if not the oldest toy the toy's become siblings then vying for and he's affection in their own ways in this way the impenetrable motivations of adults in their godlike capriciousness is brought down to the level that a child can understand and what about consequences by all appearances later nesir deal is a great man a.
"pixar" Discussed on Talk Human To Me
"Once they found out what was the catnip found out they were actually he's actually manipulated by the two robot ai do both from the right because they cute other other cavs at die now we haven't recap pixar of of walli but now because we have the illusion of the debt art is not a how to handle and i wanted to keep everybody the ship space people in question stop questioned why i think so have no so dangerous so so we can't be people on the ship we have to question why we have to be curious we also came just rely on machines and robots in tagme phones are phone smartphones this to do everything force we have to like pockets be human tonight curious i am so bummed because we're actually about to wrap up and i want to do part two so that man i am so grateful to have been having these conversations can just any kind of any this highcaste with this episode at least with that last team involved keep asking why right because we got we we've established our perception are magic nation our choice in the vale that happens right in between right before choice but in order to create sorry my nor to create that environment have one tool in your box and it's to ask why right as all of our listeners know we end every episode also with exact same question you make it as long as you want.