Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Last Trailer For Last Robot On Earth...


Apple has posted the final "Wall-E" trailer online.

Have a looksie. The first half is essentially the international trailer and the second half is all new. It's darn cute, charming and gives you the sense that Pixar is going to be continuing their win streak... this summer is going to be something special and a little sad as we watch Andrew Stanton's last animated film for a long while.

13 comments:

kevinwillis.net said...

Pixar is it's own franchise. Every movie they make will get a boost, just from all the goodwill generated by their previous movies.

The trailer for this movie just exudes "megahit". If Wall*E doesn't beat Ratatouille at the box office, I'll be surprised.

The haters are going to have to wait for Pixar to bomb. If it ever happens, this one ain't going to be it. There's no way. Horton Hears a Who I'm dubious about, and Ice Age 3? I just dunno. But Wall*E is going to kick butt.

Anonymous said...

Why is it going to be Andrew Stanton's last movie for awhile?

DCHall said...

anonymous - I believe Honor is referring to the articles saying Stanton will be in charge of the "John Carter of Mars" franchise that Pixar will be releasing - which will use live action.

My question is - will it be some sort of hybrid between live action and animation? I mean, it would make sense to use Pixar's expertise wouldn't it?

It is kind of unnerving to know that my two favorite Pixar animators (Bird and Stanton) will be working on live-action films next and we won't be seeing an animated film from them for probably another decade (assuming their projects take them to at least 2012, and if they go back to animation then, it'll probably take another 4-5 years before it gets released).

It'll be a good chance to see some new up and comers in Pixar and to see some new blood take the reins... though I hope they don't just stick them all with sequels like Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.

Honor Hunter said...

That's right. Stanton is busy working on his live-action debut with "Princess of Mars", just like Bird is busy working on his live-action debut "1906".

Notice I said last animated movie, not last movie...

As for Pixar's animation being used. Yeah, it's a hybrid type film along the lines of "300", "Sin City" or "Watchmen".

Interesting times lie ahead...

DCHall said...

Honor, is Bird releasing 1906 under Disney-Pixar? Or Touchstone? Miramax? Or maybe even some other studio?

Anonymous said...

It seems like these guys never miss. Imagine, if Eisner had his way, this would be someone else's property. I predict a huge hit. I'm laughing until I cry just at the trailer.

Bob & Rob "Professional American Writers" said...

What an amazing looking film. A reminder what a very special place is Pixar Animation Studios.

Anonymous said...

now jim hill goes and bashes pixar... I cant believe people read his stuff

Anonymous said...

moe!

DCHall said...

I didn't think Jim Hill's latest was as bad as his Ratatouille bashing; though I think he just doesn't want to get it wrong again like he did for the last two movies... We know he's hoping for their demise so I think he's gritting his teeth as he writes these "positive" articles.

You do get the sense that he wants to say, "Pixar's really pushing it this time, I think this will FLOP because of it! buhahahahha!"

Spokker said...

Disney marketing is pussyfooting around the issue. This is a movie that tackles some pretty heavy issues for an animated film and pretty much blasts the human race for our consumerist ways.

Pretty ironic seeing as how it's being distributed by Disney, but whatever.

I think families who have only heard about the movie from trailers are going to be surprised at what this turns out to be. That Pixar can get this film released under the Disney brand name is a testament to their clout.

I personally can't wait for the film and hope it hasn't been dumbed down one bit.

Scissorhands said...

DCHall said...
Honor, is Bird releasing 1906 under Disney-Pixar? Or Touchstone? Miramax? Or maybe even some other studio?


Today a lot of site are reporting that 1906 is moving forward with Bird as the director. It will be a co-production Disney-Pixar/Warner. I wonder why...Maybe there are some problems with rights.

Honor Hunter said...

There are no problems with the rights...

It's expensive. Companies usually co-finance projects to limit the rising cost of productions. Dreamworks has done this on many of their films such as "Saving Private Ryan" and "Gladiator".

Sharing the burden of a costly, FX laden film like this is usually worth having to share the credit.