As soon as the futuristic variant Walt Disney logo is shown on screen, there is no turning back. Regardless if you want to or not, you are being taken to Tomorrowland.
Directed by Brad Bird, Tomorrowland leaves nothing but inspiration and optimism with its visitors when the screen goes black as soon as the last credit rolls off the screen. Not only does the film have a Pixar director, it also has a Pixar composer, featuring not only Michael Giacchino’s beautiful score, but Michael himself making a cameo appearance.
Being inspired by science and some of the most famous thinkers, Tomorrowland is a film that has inspired me and actually changed my life. Currently working on earning a degree in computer science, I feel like the field of computer science is going to become much more advanced in the coming years than it is today.
This film produced a feeling of optimism, excitement, and respect for the future, a feeling that cannot be explained in words. Actually, Brad Bird truly created this film that cannot be explained in words. Writing this review is probably the hardest thing I have had to write on this blog so far. I simply don’t have any other words that I can use to explain how amazing this movie is.
The cast is amazing, but there is one member who I feel captures the film. Raffey Cassidy (Athena) captures the understanding, confidence, and potential that the future has. Meanwhile, George Clooney (Frank Walker) brings a great feeling of hysteria and fear about what the world is about to come. Britt Robertson (Casey Newton) fights that with her solid feeling of optimism throughtout the film.
Reviewing this movie has been hard and I hope by reading this, you will sense just how amazing this movie is and hopefully you will take your trip to TOMORROWLAND!
Fans of Disney*Pixar’s feature films love to scour the screen in search of the Hidden Gems the filmmakers sneak into each film: WALL•E’s explorations uncover a Mike Wazowski antenna ball, paying homage to Monsters, Inc., and in Up, the classic Luxo Jr. ball can be seen in the girl’s bedroom as Carl Fredricksen’s house flies by her window. Disney*Pixar’s MONSTERS UNIVERSITY features a few such gems, three of which are revealed here:
A113 – The School of Scaring classroom number is A113, which refers to the former classroom of John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton at CalArts. The number makes an appearance in every Pixar feature film.
Pizza Planet – The Pizza Planet truck is in the driveway of the JOX fraternity house when Mike is riding Archie the Scare Pig down Greek Row. The Pizza Planet truck, which first made an appearance in “Toy Story,” has made a cameo in nearly every Pixar feature film.
Luxo – The Pixar Luxo ball is in graffiti on the wall behind Claire Wheeler and Brock Pearson during their introduction to the Scare Games’ first challenge. Pixar Animation Studio’s groundbreaking short film “Luxo Jr.” was the first computer animated short film released by Pixar during its first year as a studio in 1986.
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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is in theaters now!
Pixar exceeded the height of the bar set yet again. Monsters University, which has snuck in and began scaring humans, is my favorite Pixar film (although that’s what I say at every new film I see!). The animation & lighting is breathtaking, and the new characters just add to that. Now let me first tell you that this review is spoiler-free. This was the first movie since probably Up, in which I have not known how the movie will end. With that being the case, the plot and story made the experience at the maximum level.
Now for the Easter eggs. All regular Easter eggs can be found in the film, but the hardest to find is the Pizza Planet truck (TRUST ME, DON’T BLINK).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NOT A TRAILER FOR “THE GOOD DINOSAUR” ATTACHED TO MONSTERS U. I tried to contact Pixar for a reason, but no response has been given.
ALSO, STAY ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE TRAILERS!!! THERE IS A SURPRISE AT THE END FOR THOSE WHO DO!!!
As we get into the coming weeks, I will have a more in depth review of MU, but for now: PUT YOUR GENIUS HAT/GLASSES ON AND GO SEE MONSTERS UNIVERSITY.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY IS NOW ENROLLING IN A THEATER NEAR YOU.
Last week, many stores stocked their shelves with the new Monsters University cereal. It is made by Kellogg’s, and not only do you get cereal, you get something even cooler!
On the inside of every box, there is a code. You enter those codes on the website listed on the back of the box. Clicking on the image below will also take you to the website.
Now you may ask “What is the point in this promotion?”. The codes can be used to redeem prizes, such as a movie ticket to see Monsters University, a pillowcase, or 2 music downloads (ANY two of your favorite Disney songs from DisneyMusicOnline.com).
The website also provides the release date for the Monsters University soundrack, which will hide in your headphones and play for you on June 19th!
(Pixar Geek Blog) – On October 5th, Pixar Geek will be setting a side a day dedicated to former Apple CEO, and Pixar co-founder Steve Jobs. Jobs died Oct. 5 2011, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Pixar Geek invites you to send your condolences/memories of Steve Jobs by visiting our ‘Condolences for Steve Jobs‘ page. If you would like to contribute a story or column for “Steve Jobs Day”, please contact us by using the ‘Contact‘ page. More details will be released soon.
Here’s the banner for “Steve Jobs Day”:
A few days ago, I found a mistake in Toy Story 3. A video is embedded below.
After seeing this, I tweeted Lee Unkrich about this.