After watching a documentary about Pixar over the Christmas period. I was inspired to watch Cars and Cars 2 over the weekend. For some reason, I've never been able to watch them, I had some kind of mental block when it came to talking cars. I just couldn't wrap my head around animated cars that can talk, which is kind of bizarre. Considering I've just started work on an animated feature, where the primary characters are talking goats.
Anyway, yesterday, I watched Cars. This is a classic example of what Pixar are good at. Attention to detail, and putting the time in when it comes to developing a movie from script to screen. And it shows here, it's about as good as you'll get when it comes to creating and developing a good story.
And I just finished watching Cars 2. I read a few reviews about it when it first came out. Honestly, I don't know why it's had a such a hard time. It's a kids movie, about talking cars and cars that are secret agents. The animation is spot on, and at the end of the day, it's entertaining. It was always going to be difficult to top Cars, but Pixar still manage to set a benchmark for others to follow. I really don't know how they do it, but that animation, whoa,
HOW DO THEY DO THAT?
That's what I'd like to know.
As for what they have lined up next. Monsters University looks like it's going to be a whole heap of fun. And the animation looks awesome.
As for what's coming after that. I've believe there's a dinosaur movie in the pipeline, which looks awesome. Dinosaurs just don't get enough screen time anymore.
Going off on a tangent here, but there's only been Dinosaur (2000) which has some pretty spectacular animation mixed with live action backgrounds and the more recent Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). And I think that's it as far as dinosaurs are concerned. So I'm hoping they'll knock it out the park with
The Good Dinosaur when it eventually comes out.
Not sure if they'll keep that title. But it seems to fit with the story they want to tell. I think it's going to be great.
Below is a little short I found online.
The Blue Umbrella
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