Thursday, November 12, 2015

Some Pixar Bits: New Wild West-esque 'Good Dinosaur' Clips, Patricia Arquette Might Be in 'Toy Story 4'


Two bits on the Emeryville house, one on their newest film and another on one that's a little far off...

The first of the new Good Dinosaurs clips gives off a real Western vibe. Recently, we've been learning that the new Pixar original would have shades of the Wild West in it, because the T-rex trio are ranchers. Not much to say here, but it's got some good build-up, the atmosphere is nice, and again... A cool Wild West flavor. The closest Pixar ever got to making a Western was A Bug's Life, perhaps one day they'll make an all-out Western.


The next clip keeps that mood, and shows how Butch is a real force to be reckoned with...


If this is all set in the middle of the movie, then that's going to be one interesting middle. Honestly, the whole T-rex portions of the film have me interested more than anything else!

Speaking of Pixar and Westerns...


Toy Story 4 is still quite a long way ahead, but casting is probably in full swing right now.

According to The Wrap, Patricia Arquette - coming off of her success in Richard Linklater's groundbreaking Boyhood - is in talks to voice a new character in Toy Story 4. They add that the character is a mother, a "laid-back" "hippie"...

A mother... My best guess is, since this story is about Woody and Buzz setting off on an adventure to bring lost love Bo Peep back into Woody's life, this mother character is the current owner of Andy's donated Bo Peep lamp. Perhaps Bonnie and her mother know her, and on a visit to her house, Woody reunites with Bo. Maybe this mother is a relative who lives far away? That's just my theory, though...

It's certainly an interesting report, you would think they'd announce who was voicing a new toy character more than anything. It's still too early to say much, but I'm still not yet sold on Toy Story 4's plot, but I'm sure Pixar will make me look back on this post in summer 2018 and say "What was I thinking?"

At the same time, I wonder why Pixar has been so hush-hush on Cars 3. That is opening before Toy Story 4, yet we know so much more about the next Woody & co. adventure than the Radiator Springs gang's next pic. You'd think Mr. Lasseter would be announcing lots of things on it too, but that's another story for another day.

What do you think of the new Good Dinosaur clips? What do you think of the Toy Story 4 news? Sound off below!

2 comments:

  1. Have you heard of this?
    http://variety.com/2015/film/news/philippa-boyens-young-merlin-disney-lord-of-the-rings-1201642929/

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