Presto – 30 Second Sneak Peek From Pixar Studios

Presto is a short animated film from Pixar Studios, which will be shown before the screening of the WALL-E movie.

The amusing plot involves the battle of wits between Presto – an egoistic, star magician, and his poor rabbit Alec, who has not been fed by the magician one too many times.

Pixar has now released a sneak peek of the short film for our viewing pleasure.

Watch it after the jump.

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Tron Lightbike Scene – Reanimated With Cardboard

The 1982 movie Tron may not have made much money for Disney during its release, but is now revered as a cult sci-fi classic. The movie was one of the first films from a major movie production house to extensively use CGI.

Interestingly, the Motion Picture Academy refused to nominate Tron for special effects, because they felt that the usage of computers for creating the special effects amounted to cheating.

I found this great video of a famous bike chase scene in Tron, reanimated with cardboard objects, and stop motion photography.

Watch the original scene for comparison.

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Wall-E Official Movie Trailer

Disney has released the latest official trailer for Pixar’s forthcoming film ‘Wall-E’. The film is about a cute little robot named Wall-E in the distant future, and his adventurous voyage of self-discovery. At least, that is what I got from the plot synopsis. Finding Nemo (loved that movie) Director Andrew Staunton does the directing honors here.

Pixar hopes that he will bring back the same magic to this film. As the last few Pixar films performed below expectations (Box Office wise), we can expect Disney to hit us with all they’ve got. That means a blending of Pixar’s technical virtuosity and Disney’s emotional appeal for kids from 3 to 80.

I can’t shake off the feeling that Wall-E looks suspiciously similar to Number 5 (a.k.a. Johnny 5) from Short Circuit. Wall-E looks like the long-lost illegitimate child of E.T. and Johnny 5.

First, watch the trailer for Short Circuit 2.


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