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Sphero’s New Lightning McQueen Makes Me Excited For the Future of Robotic Toys

I might be the only person at Gizmodo that likes Sphero’s new Cars toy. My colleagues hate the way the robot announces it’s going to sleep, and the long animated process it takes to wake up. They’re also horrified by the very existence of sentient automobiles and tractors that moo. But my colleagues are too caught up in trying to understand Pixar’s Cars world to realise that they’re playing with the incredible future of robotic toys. Read More >>

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New Fan Theory Asks the Obvious Question: Is Wall-E Satan?

Wall-E is almost nine years old, so maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the movie. Maybe it’s not a morality tale about consumerism and the environment, with Wall-E as the example of purity. Because a new fan theory posits that the adorable robot is, in fact, Satan, and guys? It makes more sense than you’d expect. Read More >>

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New Short for Pixar’s Coco Is as Cute as a Dog With(out) a Bone

Disney Pixar has released a new short for its upcoming animated film Coco, introducing main character Miguel’s hairless dog, Dante. All he wants is a little snack, but as he learns the hard way, you shouldn’t rob the dead. Read More >>

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Pixar’s Demo Reel From the ’80s Is a Trip to the Digital Dark Ages

Pixar may be known for its eye-popping animation and airtight storytelling these days, but in 1988 it was a struggling high-end computer manufacturer with a demo video aimed at boring government bureaucrats. Read More >>

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Pixar’s Next Original Film Is About a Link Between Music and Death

Pixar only released one film in 2016, the hit Finding Dory, but next year they’ll release two: the sequel Cars 3 and the original film Coco, directed by Toy Story 3's Lee Unkrich. We’ve known Coco is about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, for a while, but now we know the real heart of the story. Read More >>

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What Makes Animation Great, According to Brad Bird

Animation is not a genre. Brad Bird will punch you in the face if you say that. Read More >>

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This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film Borrowed Time over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as a classic Western but then makes a pretty heavy turn and becomes a story about forgiveness. It really is a story made for adults. Read More >>

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How Pixar Uses Music to Make Us Cry

It’s not as simple as just playing sad music over sad scenes. No, Pixar plays with our emotions through music, sending out contrasting messages through what we see and what we hear to tear at our feelings even more. Which means, mixing happy music over sad scenes is how Pixar really gets us. Read More >>

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Watch the Last Scene of Every Pixar Movie

It’s almost always happily ever after. Pixar movies end with every one cheery, problems solved, relationships mended, fish found, and smiles animated. But they all end so damn nicely that they’re all utterly forgettable. I love most of these movies and can recall classic scenes in my head, and yet I don’t remember any of these endings. Read More >>

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Pixar Doesn’t Have Any More Sequels Planned After 2019

With a film like Finding Dory floating around the world's cinemas right now, it’s hard to argue against Pixar and their sequels. The film is a delight and it’s doing great. Several more sequels are coming in the next few years: Cars 3, Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2. Read More >>

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Finding Dory Is a Wonderful, Huge Adventure With Emotion to Spare

Finding Dory should not be a good movie. It’s a film the filmmakers didn’t want to make, starring a character who was considered a sidekick, and made more than a decade after the original—an original which was incredibly successful and award-winning, and needed no sequel. But somehow, not only is Finding Dory good, it’s great. Read More >>

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What If Pixar Movies Ended at the Sad Parts?

Pixar movies are funny and fantastic, ploying at your emotions with wonderful characters and an always relatable story. But almost everything works out in the end of all their movies. What if they didn’t? Read More >>

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Watch 30 Years of Pixar in One Emotional Supercut

Pixar’s Finding Dory is out at the end of the month, and it’s pretty damn good. Burger Fiction took the opportunity to look back at the history of the beloved animation studio’s groundbreaking work from 1984 to the present. Read More >>

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This Custom Iron Man Figure is What a Real-Life Buzz Lightyear Would Look Like

Master toy customiser Sam Kwok has turned Hot Toys’ sixth-scale Starboost Iron Man XXXIX figure into what Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear would almost certainly look like in real life. If Tony Stark ever started doing children’s birthday parties, this is definitely the armour he should wear. Read More >>

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Making of Finding Dory

For almost 10 years, Finding Nemo was Pixar’s most successful film. And yet, other movies kept getting sequels while our favourite fish story didn’t. At last, in 2010, writer/director Andrew Stanton got inspired. Five years later, on June 17, Finding Dory is coming to cinemas. Read More >>