96. Onward

This week on the show we take a look at the new film, from Pixar, Onward directed by Dan Scanlan. We discuss if cars have souls and whether or not Pixar hate their audience.

We are joined by Tim Andrews the accomplished animator and creator of the animated series Nurry Brothers Adventure World. Tim has worked in the animation industry for many years working on shows for Disney, Nickelodeon and Dreamworks.

You can watch the first part of Tim’s animated series of Nurry Brothers Adventure World below:

For more info on Nurry Bros check out the links below:


Onward stars Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Ali Wong and Mel Rodriguez.

It is directed by Dan Scanlan who lost his father at a young age and the film was inspired by his own relationship with his brother and mother. He also wanted to explore  the question of who his own father was.

In a world of mythical creatures magic is a forgotten past time, in fact, with the invention of modern technology pixies cannot fly, elves can’t perform spells and unicorns are nothing more than pesky street vermin. The story follows two Elven brothers who embark on a quest to bring their father back from the dead for one day. 

In this episode of the podcast we endeavour to answer the question “Does Pixar hate it’s audience?” As the evidence suggests they do. They seemingly create movies to have their audience breakdown. 

We discuss some of the cinematography of the film, in particular the approach of shooting a film in anamorphic (even though it is completely animated) and using different camera lenses and styles for each character.

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