Onward’s Frivolous Fantasy

Looking for an escape from sheltering-at-home familiarity, I turned to America's most reliable animation studio. But Pixar's Onward remains stuck in uninspired tropes.

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Incredibles 2 (2018)

Incredibles 2 suffers a bit from a predictable twist and from themes that get, like Elastigirl, bent out of shape. But it's still the most sensational action movie of the year so far.

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Finding Dory (2016)

I did feel some trepidation as I took my theater seat. Did I really want a sequel to what I consider to be Pixar's most beautifully realized film, its most perfect execution of its narrative strengths? Could a follow-up do anything but dilute the formula?

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To 20 years… and beyond!

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#AllTheFeels: A conversation with Inside Out imaginations

How Joy and Fear Became Joy and Sadness: My Chat with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

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WALL•E (2008): Looking Back 5 Years, Plus an Interview with Andrew Stanton

Five years ago this weekend, Pixar brought us a vision of the future through the eyes — the amazing, expressive, binocular eyes — of a robot called WALL•E.

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