Pixar SparkShorts: Kitbull and the joy of unexpected friends

SNAPSHOT Kitbull, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time. (synopsis (c) Disney/Pixar) Kitbull is, you might be surprised to learn, the culmination Continue Reading

Up and down: Pixar releases the storyboard for the impossibly romantic classic film’s opening sequence

It is, without any doubt whatsoever, one of the most heartbreakingly-beautiful, touchingly-romantic sequences in cinema, animated or otherwise. The opening 10 minutes of Up, Pixar’s tale of love, hope, dreams and second chances, where we see Carl and Ellie plan for the best but end up caught up, like all Continue Reading

Forbidden snacks: How popcorn went from forbidden to the darling of cinema bottomlines

SNAPSHOT As popcorn’s wealth circulated, theaters realized they needed to sell concessions without the street vendors as the middleman. The theaters are selling popcorn, candy, and soda. Things are going great until World War II came around and the United States entered a sugar shortage. Sugar exporters were cut off Continue Reading


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