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    Will It Bring The Glory Days Back? Pixar Promises Less Sequels & One Original Movie Per Year Going Forward

    Has Pixar hit a slump? Well, maybe not financially, as "Monsters University" was the second biggest opening in the studio's history, hauling in $82 million last weekend. But at least in the perception of people, well, like us -- Pixar has wavered from the path that made them who they are. The past f...

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    Stream This: James Gandolfini In 'Romance & Cigarettes,' Pixar Shorts & More On VOD This Week

    It's homage week here at The Playlist, and, goodness knows, there's plenty to pay tribute to. "World War Z" opens in theaters today, and you may be in the mood to spend a little extra time with Brad Pitt. We'd like to suggest settling in with one of his oldies-but-goodies. Similarly, with Pixar's "M...

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    Every Pixar Movie Is About the Same Thing

    Every. Single. One.

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    From Worst To Best: Ranking The Pixar Movies

    This weekend Pixar's latest digital marvel, "Monsters University," roars into theaters (you can read our review here). Few studios can claim the kind of quality that Pixar often does – for a while there it was the most critically and commercially adored studio in the history of cinema (though they a...

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    The 5 Worst Things About Pixar

    It’s hard to think of a studio more singularly adored than Pixar Animation Studios, the creators of “WALL-E,” “Toy Story” and “Finding Nemo.” Of course, they weren’t always everybody’s favorite. The studio started out as an experimental, computer-based component to George Lucas’ Industrial Light & M...

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    Review: Disney/Pixar's 'Monsters University'

    When Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters Inc” was released way back in the fall of 2001, it was easily the studio’s warmest and endearingly heart-tugging feature. But “Monsters Inc,” in its vision of a monstrous universe that derives its power from children’s screams, was also the studio’s most self-contained ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Director Dan Scanlon Talks Primal Screams at 'Monsters U'

    During a recent visit to Pixar, I sat down with first-time director Dan Scanlon, a story artist on Cars and Toy Story 3, who Billy Crystal calls a "hipster," and discussed his role on the forthcoming blockbuster.

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    Early Reviews Give 'Monsters University' a Decent Grade

    Critics are mixed but mostly positive about the new Pixar prequel.

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    From 'Avengers' To Shakespeare: If Joss Whedon Can Do It All, 5 Film Projects We'd Love To See Him Tackle

    Infamously, writer/director Joss Whedon, who had recently been saddled with the task of bringing the Marvel Universe's crown jewel "The Avengers" to cinematic life, took a two-week vacation from editing that monstrous movie and spent it cheaply shooting an adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing," fil...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Monsters U' with Billy Crystal and John Goodman

    In Monsters University, Pixar's oddest odd couple, Mike and Sulley, meet for the first time in college as fierce rivals before becoming best buddies in Monsters, Inc. Co-stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman recently reminisced about their own college years and what it was like reuniting a decade lat...

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