Category: Vault Pixar

The Complete Vault Pixar

Watching every Pixar film in order is sort of like watching a conveyor belt of creative excellence.  I often say that things come to us precisely when we need them, and Vault Pixar is very much that for me.  Faced with the struggle of writing my next novel, […]

Vault Pixar #15 – Inside Out

Original Release: June 19, 2015 Directed By: Pete Doctor Screenplay By: Pete Doctor, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling From the first soft note on a piano to the moment the credits roll, Inside Out […]

Vault Pixar #14 – Monsters University

Original Release: June 21, 2103 Directed By: Dan Scanlon Screenplay By: Dan Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren If I could give an award to the most underrated Pixar film, I think I would easily give it to Monsters […]

Vault Pixar #13 – Brave

Original Release: June 10, 2012 Directed By: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman Screenplay By: Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi Starring: Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd and Craig Fergusen Hello and welcome back ye wee lads. After taking […]

Vault Pixar #12 – Cars 2

Original Release: June 24, 2011 Directed By: John Lasseter Screenplay By: Ben Queen Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Cane, Emily Mortimer, John Turturo and Eddie Izzard After watching so many amazing Pixar films, you can imagine my disgruntled groan, heavy sigh and overly exaggerated eye […]

Vault Pixar #11 – Toy Story 3

Original Release: June 18, 2010 Directed By: Lee Unkrich Screenplay By: Michael Arndt Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger and Estelle Harris Alright guys. We made it through the cry-fest that was Up. It’s all going to be better from here […]

Vault Pixar #10 – Up

Directed By:  Pete Doctor Starring:  Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai and Bob Peterson Screenplay By:  Bob Peterson and Pete Doctor Original Release:  May 29, 2009 Many people have a horror film that they love but refuse to watch because it simply terrifies them far too much.  For […]

Vault Pixar #17 – Finding Dory

Original Release: June 17, 2016 Directed By: Andrew Stanton Screenplay By: Andrew Stanton and Victoria Strouse Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy This week we’re jumping a little forward in time to talk about the newest […]

Vault Pixar #9 – Wall-E

Directed By:  Andrew Stanton Starring:  Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver Screenplay By:  Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon Original Release:  June 27, 2008 I want to start today off by telling you a little bit about how I do […]