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Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ready to write the next blockbuster movie, but a team of AI researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab successfully used machine learning to teach computers about emotional arcs in movies. The researchers, which collaborated for this project with McKinsey, used machine learning to analyze thousands […]
An expert in child development filed a federal lawsuit on Monday alleging that she pitched Disney and Pixar executives on a TV project that bears a striking resemblance to the 2015 film “Inside Out.” Denise Daniels alleges that Disney breached an implied contract by failing to compensate her for the idea, which she began developing... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/denise-daniels-inside-out-disney-pixar-1202473472/" title="Read Child Development Expert Claims Disney Stole Idea for ‘Inside Out’">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
If you can look past ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Jurassic World’ for a moment, you’ll perhaps be aware of the superb offering of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’. The Disney Pixar hit won 10 awards, including Best Feature and Best Director for Pete Docter. Pixar can add these to the numerous awards it’s won already, including a Golden Globe, and is up for a BAFTA next week and a couple of Oscars (Animated Feature and Writing) in a few weeks time.
IMDB has revealed the most popular movie stars of 2015 and the number one actor may surprise you. According to the site, which is an invaluable resource for movie buffs around the world, the most popular thespian of the last 12 months is… Tom Hardy.
Joss Whedon made no bones about how difficult a balancing act editing 'Age Of Ultron’ was, and although the movie as a whole was a triumph, there are elements within that, when isolated, do not hold up quite as well. This isn’t so much a 'plot hole’ as a 'plot huh?’ because at no point is it adequately explained what Thor’s soggy vision is, what it achieves, how he has it and why he needed Selvig (other than maybe he just needed a lift). If the Indominus can detect thermal signatures, why does being covered in gasoline protect Chris Pratt from being eaten?
Despite the return to classic form of ‘Inside Out’, it seems that Pixar’s latest movie could be its first flop. 'The Good Dinosaur’ was released on November 25 in the US, and it’s already said to be 'fading fast’ in its box office takings.
Such is the general reverence for the greatest animation studio in the world, Pixar movies are always stuffed full of easter eggs, and it appears that ‘Inside Out’ was no exception. This appears to be a knowing sneak peak at Arlo, the forthcoming star of Pixar’s next big movie ‘The Good Dinosaur’, out over here on November 27. It’s the first time Pixar has ever released two films in a single year.
‘Inside Out’ was easily one of the most emotional films of the year. It didn’t matter if you were five, fifteen or fifty you inevitably ended up weeping uncontrollably during the Pixar adventure, specifically at one point in particular.
There’s no denying that ‘Inside Out’ has been a huge success and return to form for Disney Pixar. Having amassed $832 million and received rave reviews across the critical board, it’s left some speculating over Pixar’s second film of 2015, ‘The Good Dinosaur’, with some convinced it’ll be overshadowed by the movie set inside a little girl’s mind. It appears Peter Sohn’s tale of when dinosaurs continued to rule the Earth after that meteor narrowly missed might not require any premature sympathy.
Ever since Pixar released ‘Inside Out’ earlier this year, fans might’ve universally adored it, but many had a burning question they needed answering.
The emotion of Sadness was perfectly voiced in ‘Inside Out’ by Phyllis Smith, who up until the latest Pixar adventure was mostly known to viewers as a star in the US version of ‘The Office’. After ‘Inside Out’ though, Smith is probably going to find herself inundated with further acting requests, as she brought Sadness to life in a nuanced but always funny fashion.
‘Inside Out’ has passed yet another milestone at the box office. Having been roundly lauded by critics and audiences alike it has now become just the fifth Pixar film to pass $700 million. According to Variety, ‘Inside Out’ has amassed $343 million at the US box office, which means that it is currently the highest grossing animated film of 2015. ‘Minions’ is lagging behind with $321.5 million at the US box office.
It’s common knowledge amongst cinephiles that Pixar employees like to pass the time by sneaking references to future projects into their films. Fans have been wondering if there was actually a reference to ‘The Good Dinosaur’ in ‘Inside Out’, and now they’ve got their confirmation, courtesy of producer Jonas Rivera who made this admission in a recent Q&A in Denmark to mark the release of the film. According to Hypable, after being asked what to look out for in ‘Inside Out’, Rivera remarked, “If you look close, you might find somebody that you’ll see later in ‘The Good Dinosaur’. Keep your eyes open!”
There really are a number of intriguing possibilities when you think about expanding on the ‘Inside Out’ universe, but only time (and final box office numbers) will tell if Pixar go ahead with any further stories.
Pixar’s huge success with their latest film, ‘Inside Out’, is down to the beautiful animation, the multi-layered story and appealing subtext that transcends to kids and adults alike, but they cleverly tweaked other elements to appeal to specific regions too. It’s not the first time Pixar have done this.
Pixar’s latest smash hit, ‘Inside Out’, has not only been well received critically, but it’s made a bucket load of cash at the box office as well.
With the success of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’, it seems the premise isn’t as original as we thought, with British comic the Beano having covered a similar story decades earlier. The Beezer, first published in 1962, contained The Numskulls which was a segment about a group of Numskulls that lived in the mind of a grown man. When the Beezer went under in the 1990s, the Beano picked up the strip, tweaking it to take place in the head of a little boy and has been around ever since.
The way in which her various emotions come to life was always likely to be key to whether they’d pull it off or not, and it’s great to say that Pixar do so spectacularly. After seeing ‘Inside Out’ it’s clear that Pixar are not only on top form - and that’s a genuine praise rather than a bandwagon hop - with a concept and execution that is their most ambitious, most complex and potentially most successful to date. It seems unthinkable that Pixar will be able to come up with something more daring and challenging than ‘Inside Out’.