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Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical Enchants Audiences for a Good Cause

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical Enchants Audiences for a Good Cause

If you told me a year ago that I would be ringing in 2021 by watching a musical adaptation of Disney Pixar's 2007 animated film Ratatouille, I probably would have called you crazy and said that 2020 was not going to be the year to drive me to stay home on New Year's Day and […]

Wonder Woman 1984 Snags $5.5M in its 2nd Weekend Soul Soars in China

Wonder Woman 1984 Snags $5.5M in its 2nd Weekend, Soul Soars in China

It's a little weird to be writing about the box office again, and while things are in no way returning to normal anytime soon, it does feel a bit like the pure hell that was 2020 is at least a little behind us. Wonder Woman 1984 continues to have the more interesting box office to […]

[MINOR SPOILERS] Soul Directors &#038 Producer Talk That Problematic Trope

[MINOR SPOILERS] Soul Directors & Producer Talk That Problematic Trope

There are plenty of movies that might have their hearts in the right place but still succumb to problematic tropes. That is something that the people behind Pixar's new movie were doing their best to avoid. They brought on a massive cultural counsel to help them with the movie and brought on Kemp Powers as a […]

Kemp Powers Talks the Joke That Was Too Dark and Obscure for Soul

Kemp Powers Talks the Joke That Was Too Dark and Obscure for Soul

Sometimes a joke is a little too dark and too obscure for even Pixar, and this is the company that started off Up by cutting your heart out and laughing while you ugly cry. Or maybe not. There are some things that are a little much, and there was one joke, in particular, that was cut […]

[SPOILERS] Pixar Toyed With a Much Darker Ending for Soul

[SPOILERS] Pixar Toyed With a Much Darker Ending for Soul

When it comes to dealing with dark and deep themes and story points, Pixar is here to make you weep like a child. No one has caused more people to help than Pete Docter between just Inside Out and Up. With Soul there was a good chance that Pixar was going to explore some more deep and dark […]

WW84 Hits $85M Worldwide While Soul Debuts to Strong Word of Mouth

WW84 Hits $85M Worldwide While Soul Debuts to Strong Word of Mouth

The box office is a fascinating thing to look into right now because there are so many different factors we need to consider when we look at numbers. Even in places where theaters are open, that doesn't mean all theaters are open or how many people they can let into each screening. It's like we've […]

Soul: Jamie Foxx &#8211 My Daughter Said Youre Pixar Now. You Made It.

Soul: Jamie Foxx – My Daughter Said, "You're Pixar Now. You Made It."

No one knows how to roast you harder than little kids, and A-list actors are no different. Jamie Foxx is no stranger to animation, not by a longshot, but apparently, or at least according to his 11-year-old daughter; you haven't 'made it' until you've done a Pixar movie. Foxx is voicing Joe Gardner in the […]

Soul: Director Pete Docter Talks Jamie Foxxs Boundless Energy

Soul: Director Pete Docter Talks Jamie Foxx's Boundless Energy

People don't always understand that voice acting and in-person acting are two very different things, and just because someone can do one doesn't mean that they can do the other. That's why we sometimes get really awkward celebrity voice acting performances in movies. The ones that can do both tend to be amazing, and Jame […]

Soul: Tina Fey Talks Working With Kemp Powers &#038 Pete Docter and Pizza

Soul: Tina Fey Talks Working With Kemp Powers & Pete Docter and Pizza

Tina Fey has been in the business forever, but there some things that even she is curious to see behind-the-scenes of. In the case of Soul and Fey being brought on to voice 22, a soul that doesn't want to go down to Earth to live, she was curious to see what the legendary Pixar […]

Soul: Phylicia Rashad &#038 Angela Bassett on Voicing Animated Black Women

Soul: Phylicia Rashad & Angela Bassett on Voicing Animated Black Women

When it comes to diversity in animated movies, at least in Western animated movies, it tends to be a bit lacking, to say the least. There are countless stories about similar-looking white people, but when it comes to people and women of color on screen, their appearances tend to be regulated to the indie territory. […]

Soul Review: Pixar Hits It Out of the Freaking Park Yet Again

Soul Review: Pixar Hits It Out of the Freaking Park Yet Again

Soul is yet another homerun not just for director Pete Docter, who is almost scary good at this point, but also one of Pixar's best. Director: Pete Docter and Kemp Powers Summary:  A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help […]

Disney: Death on the Nile Gets New Release Date More Marvel Changes

Disney: Death on the Nile Gets New Release Date, More Marvel Changes

Disney had their Investor Day yesterday. Now the internet is in the middle of the "Disney is ruining things forever" and "let people enjoy things" debate, which has made Twitter pretty much more unreadable than usual. We got a lot of new titles and other things yesterday, and today Disney sent out a press release […]

Marvel Pixar Alien Star Wars Headlines From Disney Investors Call

Marvel, Pixar, Alien Star Wars Headlines From Disney Investors Call

So, there was a Disney Investors Call last night. Which rather explains the HBO Max announcement the other day in an attempt to get some headlines before the mass of Disney's pop cultural dominance of 2021, 2022 and 2023 was made quite as clear in the wee hours of this morning. Here are the headlines […]

Soul: Director Pete Docter Talks Remaining Tethered to Childhood

Soul: Director Pete Docter Talks Remaining Tethered to Childhood

There has always been a fundamental difference between a family film and a kids film. A kids film is a movie that parents will take their kids to see in a theater [or they did before the world caught on fire and the United States failed to get its act together when it comes to […]

Soul: Kemp Powers Talks About the Importance of the Cultural Trust

Soul: Kemp Powers Talks About the Importance of the Cultural Trust

It's kind of amazing and then depressing when you sit down and realize that one of the things that makes the upcoming Soul unique is that it's the first time Pixar has had a black lead in one of their films. When it comes to proper representation, it is absolutely imperative that there is representation on […]

Disney and Pixar Have Released a New Trailer for Soul

Disney and Pixar Have Released a New Trailer for Soul

COVID-19 has forced many studios to make some very tough choices when it comes to their releases. Some have elected to just push everything back to next year with the hope that the United States will get its collective shit together and get this pandemic under control. Some have elected to sell their movies to […]

Soul: The Challenge of Bringing Line Art to Life

Soul: The Challenge of Bringing Line Art to Life

Pixar and Disney let us see about the first half of Soul and if there was one aspect of this movie that blew my stupid brain was the concept of the counselors. They are probably one of the coolest looking things that Pixar has brought to life so far. The still images of them are cool, […]

How Kid Screenings Impacted the Story of Pixars Soul

How Kid Screenings Impacted the Story of Pixar's Soul

One of the things that makes Pixar great is that they don't talk down to the kids in the audience. Something that a lot of animated movies seem to think is that kids are just small, dumb adults, but they have a very unique way of looking at the world. When you're talking about a […]

The Animators of Soul Talk About Bringing a Soul to Life

The Animators of Soul Talk About Bringing a Soul to Life

Pixar is all about bringing things to life that should be impossible and giving them a sense of empathy that should be impossible. They've done it with toys, with bugs, with cars, with emotions, and now they are doing it again with souls. The concept of bringing a soul to life and what exactly would […]

What It Was Like Bringing an Authentic Feeling to Joe in Soul

What It Was Like Bringing an Authentic Feeling to Joe in Soul

There are a couple of things that make Pixar's Soul unique but one of the big ones is that this is the first a black character has been front and center in a Pixar movie. The studio said that they went through a lot of work to make sure that the movie was authentic and we […]