Never mind PC or Mac, the real question is are computers controlling us or vice versa? Movies are a handy tool for showing the evolution of computers as part of our lives. Take a look at how we moved from supercomputers to social networks in but 50 short years.
Every so often Hollywood runs out of actors and must pass the buck to a slightly less animate object. We celebrate such occasions with a collection of the greatest instances of anthropomorphism in cinema. Categorised into Puppets, Objects, Robots, Concepts and Miscellaneous, this list aims to question the importance of opposable thumbs and evolution in the production of unforgettable characters. Crack out Chip and Mrs. Potts, fill your nearest Brave Little Toaster and set Etch to entertain.
Based on the beloved 1978 children’s book by Judi and Ron Barrett, ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’ is a comical fantasy about one man’s pursuit of his dreams. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s computer-animated film is also a colourful morality tale about the gluttony of the west where bigger is apparently always better, especially when it comes to icecream
Whether you’re a wee nipper like Monsters inc’s Boo, or more a Up star Mr Frederickson, there’s a Disney-Pixar film for you to fall in love with. The real question now is, how would you fare in your own Pixar tale? We’ve got the How-To guide for any budding hero or heroine. Grab your plucky sidekick, sniff out the nearest peril, and join us…