Ben wrote:Once Disney bought Pixar, they could have had access to whatever they wanted...indeed, it was said somewhere that Pixar did look through Circle 7's materials for some sequel or other (either Toy Story 3, Monsters or Nemo...can't remember which...but this was on a disc supplement).
We had the writers on their own blog and at the conventions showing us only the storyboards of the first 10 minutes
, where Mike & Sully go back through the door to give Boo a birthday present, only to find the family moved away and an old grandma in the bed instead (Mike: "She hasn't aged well...") After that, it's only hearsay where the story went from there, although the idea of pre-teen Boo growing up was strongly hinted ("We aged Boo up accordingly"). Along with the idea of M&S "stranded" on the outside, which did
briefly end up in University.
Pixar has repeatedly said the writers on the staff were impressed and would have used that script if they could (like the "Daycare" ending from Circle's Toy Story 3 found its way into Pixar's), but for some strange reason couldn't go into details about why they didn't. Still, it was enough to give Rob Muir and Bob Hilgenberg their first big break at Disney, working on "Tink & the Great Fairy Rescue".
Michael Giacchino's score is indeed wonderful; the main theme is simple yet memorable, and seems effortlessly adapted to the emotional punch of the action on-screen: quiet & contemplative in sad moments, super-bombastic in the climax, etc.
The Woody comparison's a good one, and the reason I thought her "annoying optimist"--yes, I even liked her with an accordion--character had real depth, and more than the last
time Disney tried warning us about the perils of crazy annoying optimistic girls (albeit with a female writer/director).
Going in, I kept waiting for what I've come to refer to as the "Not A Flying Toy" moment, where at some point, ALL Pixar protagonists encounters the climactic crushing disillusionment that makes them come to realize the one thing they've believed in has been wrong all these years (even Cars 2 attempted one, but it ended up buried somewhat), and that's the unexpected poignant plot twist that inevitably punches the grownup fans in the gut. Wasn't sure where we'd get one in this story, but they delivered once again.
And yes, Giacchino's score was the first time in about twelve years where I had to go look it up on iTunes the same day as coming home from the movie (the opening and the skating scene).
droosan wrote:The CD soundtrack for Inside Out does include the song bed from the Lava short, though.
So far, I've not heard anyone mention about Lava (starring the Mighty Favog), and I'm guessing there's a reason for that.
Like the Blue Umbrella short, feels like more of an excuse to work out some technical ideas (new landscape/water textures?), but as a short, it's just sort of....there
Just off the subject, the Disney parks have been strangely closemouthed about whether we'll see the Emotions at the parks
apart from the parades, even though they did show up at the fan-blog premiere.
Maybe they reconsidered and thought Sadness was too much of a downer. (Some of us like
Eeyore with the Pooh characters, though!)