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Pixar's 'Inside Out' Will Get Inside Your Parents' Minds

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment

The first trailer for Pixar's "Inside Out" got inside an 11-year-old's head to find Fear, Sadness Joy, Disgust and Anger. But the new sneak peak, teas...

The Majority Of 'Finding Dory' Doesn't Take Place In The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment

Pixar President Jim Morris recently spoke at the Comic-Con Experience in Brazil, revealing more details and the primary setting for the upcoming "Find...

Life After The Fantastic Four

Robert Brenner | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Reed Richards, the team leader, AKA Mr. Fantastic, had the easiest time adapting. He was always more scientist than superhero, and the most flexible member of the group. He got a job with DARPA doing pure R&D.

Disney Announces 'Toy Story 4' Is Set For June 2017

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment

It's back to infinity and beyond for Woody and the gang, who will officially return to the big screen for "Toy Story 4." Disney CEO Bob Iger announ...

Why I Saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 Twice?

Malek Mouzon | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Malek Mouzon

I know, I know, my title may sound a bit redundant but the truth is the first time I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 I...hated it. Not loudly or emphatically but with a quiet burning dislike.

John Musker and Ron Clements Chart an Ambitious Course for Moana, Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2016 Release

Jim Hill | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Ron and John chart a course for their most ambitious animated feature to date through those treacherous, shark-filled waters that are known as modern motion picture production.

Pixar's Lava Uses Massive Characters and Settings to Tell Sweet Little Love Story

Jim Hill | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

While the artists at Pixar obviously found a way to make a volcano look personable and appealing, there was still the matter of selling the audience on the size of this character and the overall scale of this short.

Pixar Filmmakers Weigh In On The Pixar Theory

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

"It all starts with Merida discovering 'the will-of-the-wisps,'" Jon Negroni wrote in his widely circulated "Pixar Theory," the end-all, be-all timeli...

Barrel Chests, Brawn, and Buffoonery: Controlling Images of Masculinity in Pixar Movies

Tristan Bridges | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Tristan Bridges

The films in Pixar's collection show a patterned reliance on controlling images associated with the embodiment of masculinity that shores up the very systems of gender inequality the films are often lauded as challenging.

How Frozen Was Created: ABC Special Shows How Creativity Happens

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

Frozen is the most popular animated movie of all time. What's the creative secret to this amazing hit? How do you come up with a brilliant idea like this: a movie about female empowerment, based on the classic tale The Snow Queen?

First Look At Pixar's New Short, 'Lava,' Erupts With Cuteness

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.29.2014 | Entertainment

A volcano just killed us with cuteness. Pixar’s newest short film, "Lava," about a lonely volcano in the midst of a million-year search for someone ...

If Michael Bay Directed 'Up'...

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy

You remember "Up," the 2009 Pixar charmer about an elderly widower who sails away in a house that can fly thanks to thousands of balloons, right? Reme...

Unleash Your Creativity (It's Up to You)

Brady Josephson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Brady Josephson

What we may not know is that these stories and experiences that we have and tell ourselves might just be what is actually keeping us back from truly being creative in our lives, jobs, careers and organizations.

Disneytoon Studios worked closely with CalFire to make "Planes: Fire & Rescue" as authentic as possible

Jim Hill | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"Do your research." That is the lesson that John Lasseter -- Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios -- has repeatedly drille...

We're Pretty Sure Pixar's 'Lava' Will Melt Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment

Pixar loves a good romance story, and the animation studio certainly tells them well, especially in quick doses. Its theatrical shorts -- from “Tin ...

San Francisco Symphony Stirs in Pink Martini, Pixar, ABBA, and More

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I'm not a fan of the Boston Pops approach to music, but this isn't that.

Is There One Right Way to Achieve Creativity? (Spoiler Alert: No)

Michael Levin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

Michael Jordan's high school coach told him that there is "no I in team," to which the budding superstar replied, "Yes, but there is in win." These two contradictory approaches to creative success are on display in two new books.

Here Is Why Pixar's New Movie Might Be Its Best Yet

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment

The plot for Pixar's "Inside Out" has been kept mostly under wraps for the past few months. Until now. Director Pete Docter presented some unfinish...

'A113' Is Planted In Nearly Every Pixar Movie, But What Does It Mean?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

The code "A113" is present in nearly every Pixar movie, from "Finding Nemo" to "Up" to "Toy Story." Beyond that, attentive viewers have also spotted t...

What's Wrong With Silicon Valley's No-Poach Rule?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

What's revealed in these arrangements is striking: a belief that, once you've hired someone, you have bought the power to control their future when they work for you -- even after they've quit. In other words, you own them.

Take The Pixar Easter Egg Challenge

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment

We've long been on the hunt for the abundant, often split-second Easter eggs hidden within the many classic animated films of Disney and Pixar. With E...

Apple And Google's Wage-Fixing Scheme Is Much Worse Than We Thought

PandoDaily | Posted 03.22.2014 | Technology

Back in January, I wrote about “The Techtopus” — an illegal agreement between seven tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, to suppress...

Finding Nemo... in the Bible

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 05.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

The story of Jonah is how a mortal man tried to run away from the mission his Creator had gifted to him. He was subsequently swallowed by an enormous fish which spit him out onto dry land only when he resolved to return to his true mission in life.

The True Identity of Andy's Mom In 'Toy Story' Will Blow Your Mind

Jon Negroni | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Negroni

It all started with a hat. Several months ago, one of my anonymous Pixar Theory Interns came to me with a crazy proposition: Andy's mom is Emily, Jessie's previous owner. For some time, I compiled all of the evidence and found some incredible support for this theory.

We Had No Idea 'Finding Nemo' Was So Filthy

Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy

While you're waiting for "Finding Nemo 2," tide yourself over with this unnecessarily censored version made by Jake Vale, who did the same thing to "F...