Screen Junkies » toy story http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:24:54 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Further Proof That ‘The Walking Dead’ Pretty Much IS ‘Toy Story’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/further-proof-that-the-walking-dead-pretty-much-is-toy-story/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/further-proof-that-the-walking-dead-pretty-much-is-toy-story/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:27:37 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257629 How did we not see this sooner?!

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There’s been a longstanding theory that The Walking Dead‘s Governor is essentially Toy Story 3′s villainous Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear and AMC’s zombie series has borrowed more than a few plot points from the Pixar film series. Today comes even more similarities!

It’s been awhile since I’ve watched the original Toy Story film, but thanks to the Internet, you can see that The Walking Dead BLATANTLY stole its opening titles from the beloved children’s film.

Wow. Despicable. Somebody’s gonna get sued. How did we not see this sooner?!

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NASA Is Making Their Astronauts Dress Like Buzz Lightyear Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nasa-is-making-their-astronauts-dress-like-buzz-lightyear-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nasa-is-making-their-astronauts-dress-like-buzz-lightyear-now/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:07:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252561 Great. Now the Russians are going to rag on us.

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The next generation of NASA spacesuit is here and it looks a lot like Buzz Lightyear. Named one of Time magazine’s inventions of the year, the Z-1 Prototype Spacesuit and Portable Life Support System 2.0, is white with fluorescent green stripes and a huge-ass dome helmet.

The suit is designed to take astronauts into long missions into deep space. It features a rear-entry port that gives astronauts an easy way to dock with shuttles and space stations without the need for an airlock. And I assume allows them to poop into space, but I’m not an engineer.

The z-1 still remains in the prototype stage and is subject to further revisions — like including a switch that allows it to speak in Spanish. (THR)

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12 Cringingly Bootleg Toys http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/12-cringingly-bootleg-toys/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/12-cringingly-bootleg-toys/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:00:35 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247989 These are worthless even in the original packaging.

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The summer blockbuster season is nearly upon us, which means there will soon be a whole new crop of movie tie-ins lining the shelves of toy stores. Which also means there will be a whole new crop of wackass bootleg knock-offs lining the shelves of dollar stores and blankets of subway platforms.

If they’re nearly as hilarious as these examples that preceded them, we’re all in for a treat. Can’t wait to get my complete set of The Avenge Team.

Woody

Three blockbuster films under his belt have proved too stressful for Toy Story’s Woody.The spoils of fame have gone to his head and hurled him into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol, and sex addicition. It’s sad to see him ride the snake in his boot but even the brightest of stars sometimes burn out. If I were selling this toy, I’d market it as “Florida Cowboy.”

Titanic Bot

When selling toys to children, it’s perhaps best not to focus on maritime disasters that claimed the lives of their ancestors. I always thought that Pearl Harbor was Michael Bay’s version ofTitanic. I stand corrected.

SuperBat

Where does he get all those terrible toys?

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Preview Still From Pixar’s ‘La Luna’ Looks Typically Magical http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/preview-still-from-pixars-la-luna-looks-typically-magical/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/preview-still-from-pixars-la-luna-looks-typically-magical/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 02:17:30 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210838 All that childhood wonder in his eyes makes me absolutely sick.

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Whenever I go see a Pixar movie, I always forget about the shorts. They’re fantastic, but they always come to me as a surprise. Like, “oh yeah, there’s gonna be a short – nice work, me, cause I get to watch a Pixar short now.”

Below is the first sneak peak at “La Luna,” a new short about a little boy on a boat with his father and grandfather, learning about their unusual family business for the first time. “Why is this unconscious man wearing cement shoes, grandpapa?” “La Luna” won’t premiere in front of Cars 2: Return of the Creepy Looking Car-People. Toy Story short “Hawaiian Vacation” opens with Cars 2, so we don’t know which film this 7 minute short will be paired with. Unless it’s Cars 3, it’ll probably be great. (ComingSoon.net)

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La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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Disney Deems Tom Hanks And Tim Allen Fit Enough For On-Camera Work http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/disney-deems-tom-hanks-and-tim-allen-fit-enough-for-on-camera-work/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/disney-deems-tom-hanks-and-tim-allen-fit-enough-for-on-camera-work/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:55:19 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31198 Disney thinks its time the disembodied voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen appear corporealized together on film for 'Jungle Cruise'.

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Disney thinks its time the disembodied voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen appear corporealized together on film. Sorry guys, no more late call times for you. With Toy Story 3 raking in over a billion dollars and an Oscar win, the studio is eager to put Hanks and Allen in Jungle Cruise. The film is based upon the theme park ride and Shrek writer Roger S.H. Schulman is in charge of scripting.

There are no plot details yet, but if history is any indicator Tim Allen will mug for the camera while smelling hippo farts and Hanks will be trapped in the coils of an anaconda. Bonus points to Shulman if he includes the line, “There’s a snake in my boat!” (Deadline)

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‘Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation’ Trailer Is a Little Ken-Heavy For My Tastes http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/toy-story-hawaiian-vacation-trailer-is-a-little-ken-heavy-for-my-tastes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/toy-story-hawaiian-vacation-trailer-is-a-little-ken-heavy-for-my-tastes/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:28:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=30955 If I was running Pixar, I would be reluctant to say goodbye to the Toy Story cash cow, too.

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If I was running Pixar, I would be reluctant to say goodbye to the Toy Story cash cow, too. Since it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday, the animation behemoth has decided to run a Toy Story short before this summer’s Cars 2. It makes sense that they would use the beloved toys to buoy the interest in the inferior Cars franchise, but it’s hard not to view this death rattle as a bit of a down note on which the series will end. Much like Michael Jordan’s myriad comebacks.

As for the trailer itself, it makes Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation appear pretty derivative by Pixar’s high standards. When did the writers use Brady Bunch plots as inspiration? The trailer focuses on Barbie and Ken, the two Shrek-iest chracters in the Toy Story universe. That Ken! Such a diva with his luggage and ambiguous sexuality! (Vulture)

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‘Toy Story’ Goes Hawaiian In New Shorts That Hopefully Won’t Make Us Cry http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/toy-story-goes-hawaiian-in-new-shorts-that-hopefully-wont-make-us-cry/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/toy-story-goes-hawaiian-in-new-shorts-that-hopefully-wont-make-us-cry/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 03:00:46 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29789 Hopefully these "Hawaiian Vacation" shorts won't end in Mr. Potato Head getting buried at sea or something.

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After the frightening, emotionally-intense sobfest that was Toy Story 3 – “dear lord, not the incinerator…” – it’s nice that Woody and the gang get a “Hawaiian Vacation.” Hopefully it won’t end in Mr. Potato Head getting buried at sea or something.

Below are pictures from the first Pixar short in a series that’ll follow Buzz, Woody, the little alien guys, uh… the new characters… the whole gang on what looks like a pretend island vacation, while their asshole human guardians get to do the real thing. Here’s what director Gary Rydstrom (who also helmed Pixar’s “Lifted” short) has to say about the series:

“Woody becomes kind of like what’s-his-name on “Love Boat”…Captain Stubing!”

You know, all these years I’ve always associated Woody with a post-”Mary Tyler Moore Show” Gavin MacLeod. Now I finally know I’m not alone.

“As toys who get played with all the time, they have a pretty good imagination, when it’s time for a little playacting, they’re good at it.”

Will their pretend island vacation be anything like Charlie Sheen‘s porn star filled real one? Only one way to find out: the first short will open in front of Cars 2 on Jun 24, and you can catch the second installment ahead of the way cooler Disney film The Muppets this December. (The Playlist, Photos From Entertainment Weekly)

“I’m pretending to be a fish, you guys. I’m totes imaginative.”

They didn’t used to be sad all the time.

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Ken And Barbie Go Hawaiian In New Pixar Short http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ken-and-barbie-go-hawaiian-in-new-pixar-short/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ken-and-barbie-go-hawaiian-in-new-pixar-short/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:43:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12993 Despite the belief that they would clean their room and eat all of their vegetables like a good animation house, Pixar isn't ready to put their toys away just yet.

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Despite the belief that they would clean their room and eat all of their vegetables like a good animation house, Pixar isn’t ready to put their toys away just yet. Toy Story 3‘s Ken and Barbie will return to the screen with a short film that we’ll see before next summer’s Cars 2. Animator Floyd Norman (who wins the award for having the most animator-y sounding name) tweeted:

“Ken and Barbie want to go to Hawaii. I don’t know what it’s gonna be attached to. Fun stuff, however.”

So, is it them wanting to go to Hawaii, or do they actually go to Hawaii? And if they do go, are they subject to TSA screenings? You just know that Ken’s got something stuffed inside of himself. I need more here, Floyd. (via Collider)

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‘Toy Story’ Characters Return to the Big Screen http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/toy-story-characters-return-to-the-big-screen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/toy-story-characters-return-to-the-big-screen/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:44:11 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8993 There are no plans to make another Toy Story sequel, but that won't stop Woody and the gang from returning to the big screen. According to director Lee Unkrich, the iconic characters will be back in theaters for a series of animated shorts which will run before full-length Disney films, starting with this summer's Cars 2.

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There are no plans to make another Toy Story sequel, but that won’t stop Woody and the gang from returning to the big screen. According to director Lee Unkrich, the iconic characters will be back in theaters for a series of animated shorts which will run before full-length Disney films, starting with this summer’s Cars 2.

“We don’t have any plans to make another Toy Story movie but we’re doing a series of short films with the Toy Story characters. We just finished the first one and it’s going to be on the front on Cars 2 when it opens next summer in theaters.”

That sounds like the perfect way to strike a balance between giving fans more of what they want without cheapening the quality of the original films. Perhaps the same idea can be applied to the Brendan Fraser classic, Furry Vengeance. I’d hate to see it jump the shark, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want more computer-generated talking raccoons!  (The Telegraph via Movie Line)

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New ‘Toy Story 3′ Trailer Of Course Looks Awesome http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-toy-story-3-trailer-of-course-looks-awesome/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-toy-story-3-trailer-of-course-looks-awesome/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The toys happily welcome Pervert the Octopus to the group. Nothing makes me giddy like a Pixar trailer. Those (evil?) geniuses always knock it out of the park, and Toy Story 3 looks like no exception. All of our favorite toys are back, and they're mixing it up with a new batch of playthings when they're donated to a day care center. You'd think the rest of the movie would follow Woody and Buzz as tiny tots jam them into various orifices, but instead it appears they're loving their new home. In The Closet Ken, voiced by Michael Keaton, convinces himself he has feelings for Barbie inspite of the new cowboy arrival, and Pervert the Octopus offers up massages (with happy endings, no doubt).  Everything's right as rain until the toys find out their abandoner, Andy, is looking for them. They decide to break out and go in search for the owner who cast them aside like yesterday's garbage when he decided to go better himself at college. What a selfish prick. You don't deserve these special toys, Andy! They're too good for you! You hear me, Dad?! Oops... That's an issue I need to take elsewhere. Check out the trailer after the jump. Toy Story 3 hits theaters June 18th.

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The toys happily welcome Pervert the Octopus to the group.

Nothing makes me giddy like a Pixar trailer. Those (evil?) geniuses always knock it out of the park, and Toy Story 3 looks like no exception. All of our favorite toys are back, and they’re mixing it up with a new batch of playthings when they’re donated to a day care center. You’d think the rest of the movie would follow Woody and Buzz as tiny tots jam them into various orifices, but instead it appears they’re loving their new home. In The Closet Ken, voiced by Michael Keaton, convinces himself he has feelings for Barbie inspite of the new cowboy arrival, and Pervert the Octopus offers up massages (with happy endings, no doubt). 

Everything’s right as rain until the toys find out their abandoner, Andy, is looking for them. They decide to break out and go in search for the owner who cast them aside like yesterday’s garbage when he decided to go better himself at college. What a selfish prick. You don’t deserve these special toys, Andy! They’re too good for you! You hear me, Dad?! Oops… That’s an issue I need to take elsewhere.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Toy Story 3 hits theaters June 18th.

 


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