Need ideas for your summer bucket list? Invite your bestie over to gather ideas from your favorite wacky, unpredictable characters during the Freeform’s Funday weekend programming event starting Saturday, April 22nd and continuing through Sunday, April 23rd.
Highlights include Toy Story and Toy Story 2, Jungle 2 Jungle, Matilda and more.
This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News has a lot of interesting headlines to discuss. To begin the show, the hosts play a round of ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’ where they weigh in on a variety of recent topics, including:
The newly announced director of Spider-Man
Casting for the live-action Beauty and the Beast adaptation
Toy Story 4 plot and genre details
Independence Day 2 casting
New writer for Barbie adaptation
Potential changes to the Academy Award Best Picture category
The Toy Story films were among the earliest full-length features to be produced in CGI. While they were amazing to look at – seeming more like 3-D than traditional hand drawn and painted animation, they would have been a curiosity if not for two things: they featured engaging characters in simple but brilliant stories.
Now Toy Story and toy Story 2 are being re-released in 3-D for two weeks. Given that the films were originally produced through three-dimensional imaging in the PIXAR computers, it should come as no surprise that they were easily adapted to Disney’s Digital 3-D process. The result is good enough that I think I can safely say that, in this instance, at least, Roger Ebert is wrong. 3-D is not a fad.