Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Salute to Pixar Animation Studios

After earning eight Academy Awards and virtually conquering the world of CGI-animation with a stunning string of popular films in conjunction with the Walt Disney Company, Pixar is a name that most moviegoers are more than familiar with.

Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and the imminent release of their latest collaboration, Wall*E, have all scored big at the box office and these animated gems have not only showcased brilliant computer generated imagery, they've also been fronted by blockbuster celebrity voice talent.

Tom Hanks & Tim Allen (among others) in the Toy Story films, Kevin Spacey, John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Geoffrey Rush, Craig T. Nelson [he voiced Mr. Incredible], Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Peter O'Toole & Sigourney Weaver have all lent their distinctive voices to various Disney/Pixar projects.

My only bone with the Pixies (my "pet" name for them) is that they've already done sequels for Toy Story (# 3 is due in theaters in June 2010) and a sequel to Cars is due in summer 2012, BUT they haven't so much as "rumored" a sequel to my favorite, The Incredibles, and that movie just screams sequel. Hey, they even set up a potential second film in the closing moments of that Oscar-winning superhero slug-fest.

C'mon, Pixies! Get The Incredibles 2 underway asap. Please!

1 comment:

Wayne Skiver said...

I know! I would love a sequel as well. I think all comic book / super hero fans would. GREAT movie and one that I and my wife and son still throw in the DVD player from time to time. Love the music score too, (shades of 60's Spy shows).