Who’s your favorite Pixar Character? Vote Now!

Yesterday, Lauren wrapped up Flashback/Backslide’s Pixar Blogathon with a great review of Monster’s University (check it out! she broke down the factors that make sequels great or forgettable). Now that our second Blogathon is in the books, we wanted to hear from you all and help decide which Pixar character is your favorite. There were plenty of…

Brave: The Most “Disney” of all the Pixars

Of all the Pixar films, Brave most closely resembles the Disney films of the 1980’s and 90’s. Princess Merida stars in the film as a young girl forced prematurely into royal engagements. Like many fairy tale princes and princesses, Merida brims with individuality and enthusiasm leading her to push back against her duties as royalty. On the…

Cars 2: Mater makes it work

Our review of Up drained most of the fight out of me so I’ll make this one brief. Before I saw this sequel, the original Cars had always been my least favorite Pixar and the only one I didn’t like. Pixar’s other films range from very good to excellent and Cars stands out as somewhat…

Is Pixar Emotionally Manipulative? Case Study: Up

Let’s address the elephant in the room. The opening scene of Up is brutal. Think back to watching that silent sequence the first time. You’re in the theater remembering how awesome WALL-E and Ratatouille were and you heard there’d be a cute talking dog in Up. Right from the flashbulb things are going great. The cutest…

WALL-E: The Future’s Best Movie Blogger

Pixar’s ninth film lands somewhere in the middle of the pack in terms of box office revenue and rating on the review aggregators. Even though WALL-E earned the studio its fourth Best Animated Feature Oscar and was nominated for more Oscars than any of its predecessors, it can be easy to overlook this amazing film when you look at Pixar’s…