We’ve been getting little hints, pictures and whispers about the new Toy Story characters for months now, and we’re excited to report that today Dis/Pix have finally released the final poster with them all on it. And it looks pretty bloody epic. In a toy way. So the best way. Can you spot your favourite?
Oh those crafty Disney devils. Just like those wily coots over at team Alice In Wonderland, they think the best way to hype up a film is by releasing little bits of info, week by week. They reckon that the public are so bamboozled by the whole ‘we’re letting you into a secret’ smokescreen, that we’ll literally murder a puppy to see the film itself. Sick, is what it is. Sick. And completely true. Hurrah for teasers!
It may be strange to think it, but in an age where we’re so used to 3D creatures, pixilated flying houses and talking toys, a 2D film can be considered pushing the boundaries of today’s kids entertainment. Gone is the golden age of Disney classics- The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin – all-singing, all dancing, all bloomin’ marvelous. Today what kids want is action explosions, nifty special effects and some smooth-talking robots, right?
Though Toy Story 2 3D is not the immersive, mind-blowing experience that watching Avatar is, there’s no denying that this film only gets better with the added technology. And the difference is that – unlike Avatar- Toy Story 2 never had to rely on its special effects to captivate your attention.
“It is better,” said the essayist and moralist Joseph Joubert, “to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” In the spirit of such a great man that we just found out about on Wikipedia, we present you, gentle reader, with the first in what may well be a series of debates on the state of modern film.
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…
All it took was one weedy little wizard-nerd to make children’s book adaptations the new Hollywood holy grail. Suddenly, studios are scrambling over each other in their quest to create the coolest, most visually stunning, and (most importantly) highest-grossing new book-turned-film. But is this new trend really making kids the kings of the big screen? Or is it just creating a bunch of overly-thought-out tat that’s too advanced for kids, too weird for adults?