Sunday, July 11, 2010
Pixar made animation cool again. Can you imagine how our parents must have felt, being dragged to see The Little Mermaid? But Pixar films...those are actually fun for the whole family! My husband and I recently went to see Toy Story 3.
AMAZING movie! I can't believe the original Toy Story, the one that started it all, came about nearly 15 years ago. And do you know why they decided to make a movie about toys? Because their 3D animations always looked like plastic. Genius is in the simplicity.
Over the last decade they have made tons of great movies! I count several of them in my favorite movie category. I love that they layer in the kid jokes with adult ones, easy to follow themes with deeper ones, and wrap it all up in a beautiful package.
Who would have thought that children would love a movie that begins with no dialogue...no humans even? Yet Wall-e captured the hearts of kids everywhere! And it had a let's-save-the-environment theme. Awesome.
And they completely outdid themselves with Up. I'll admit it, I teared up. And after it was over, Alex and I raved about how amazing the textures and lighting were. Can you imagine how much it took to create those balloons?! And his suit! (We're nerds.) Still, Pixar movies are magical.
This wouldn't be complete without mentioning the short films. They are both adorable and meaningful. I can't watch The Incredibles without watching Jack Jack Attack. And who doesn't love this old man??
I just love Pixar. Gorgeous, genius, ground-breaking, and guffaw-worthy. I can't think of one I wouldn't want to see again. Which is your favorite?
[And, if you haven't seen it, you must check out the Pixar character size chart by graphic designer Juan Pablo Bravo. AWESOME.]