MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Animated Short Films’ is the Oscars’ most low-key stacked category

Scrambling to catch up on all things Oscars? The big categories are easy: Mad Max should win but won’t. Leo shouldn’t win but will. The little people will be played off and someone will be just insufferable. We’ve been over all that time and again. What doesn’t get as much love are the smaller categories—your documentaries, shorts, and […]

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First ‘Finding Dory’ Trailer Makes Major Waves

After what feels like forever, Pixar petitioners far and wide have finally had their prayers answered in the form the first Finding Dory trailer, which found its way online earlier today, and can be viewed below. The film, which makes landfall next June, will follow everyone’s favorite fish as they once again embark on a […]


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inside Out’ Is A Heartwrenching Pixar Feature

Film: Inside Out Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith Pixar has a knack for crafting stories based in other worlds or worlds that we can’t see with characters that strike the most emotional of chords with their relatable stories. Now, the studio put emotions at the forefront, […]


Get Ready To Feel Again – ‘Toy Story 4’ Has Been Announced

It’s true. The increasingly sequel-happy Pixar (despite what Pixar president Ed Catmull said) are bringing back our favorite gang of anthropomorphic toys. It isn’t as another animated short or straight-to-DVD release, either – I see you, Toy Story of TERROR! and Toy Story That Time Forgot. This is Toy Story 4. Sure, we’d heard rumors of […]


UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: Films For The Whole Family

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re […]


Pixar Pushes ‘The Good Dinosaur’ to 2015

For the first time since 2005, 2014 will be a year that is without Pixar. They may not be bringing anything to the movie screen next year, but that is not to say there are no projects on the horizon. The current director-less film The Good Dinosaur has been pushed back from June of next […]

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First Trailer For ‘Toy Story’ Halloween Special

We don’t usually cover television on UTG, but in this case we simply had to make an exception. ABC television has released the first trailer for the upcoming Halloween special, Toy Story Of Terror. The 30-minute short film features the cast of Toy Story in a brand new spooky tale that also serves as the […]

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Monsters U Continues To School Its Competition, #1 Two Weeks In A Row

Much to our amazement, after dominating World War Z last week, Pixar’s Monsters University has clung onto its number one spot for the second consecutive week. This week’s newcomers came in strong: The Heat, starring the duo of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, had a great opening weekend with 40 million in sales, with almost […]


MOVIE REVIEW: Monsters University

Film: Monsters University Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman Directed by: Dan Scanlon If the purpose of creating a sequel is to recapture the magic of the first film while sending the same characters on a new (though often similar) adventure, then it’s safe to say even animation has struggled to make the oh-so-profitable marketing scheme […]


UTG LIST: Pixar Movies We Want to See Sequels To

You have to really be careful how you word things, because it can get many hopes up. Talking to you, Bob Iger, Disney CEO. Last week Bob mentioned in a conference call that Pixar has “fantastic original stories as well as some great sequels to their previous hits.” That’s not just sequel, which is Finding […]


NOT A JOKE: Love ‘Cars’? Here’s Your First Look At Disney’s ‘Planes’

You know a spinoff film is destined for greatness when one of the companies behind the original is no longer involved, nor any of the original cast, and the release was bumped from Direct-To-DVD to theatrical. Such is the case with Disney’s upcoming animated feature, Planes. Made without the help of Pixar, who famously saw […]


RUMOR: Disney Pixar Planning 2015 Release For ‘Toy Story 4,’ Tim Allen and Tom Hanks To Return

In an age where sequels are greenlit before official numbers are in for a film’s opening weekend, it may seem peculiar to some that Pixar have yet to speak of plans to continue their ever-popular Toy Story series. The third installment was one of the most successful animated films of all time, and it’s not […]