pixar/PDI movies in 16:9 ???

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  1. PeterK

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    All the animated movies like finding nemo, toystory, shrek,shrek2 are in 16:9 on my widescreen tv. It's nice because it takes up the entire screen, but is that the OAR that they were filmed in? I ask because on the directors commentary for shrek 2 there is a scene where this background character is supposed to fall off a ladder and the directors say that you see him fall if you are watching the widescreen version. You see the person climb the ladder but then the camera pans off before you see him fall, so I am wondering why the directors were saying that? is the theatrical version what they are talking about? was that filmed in 2.35:1? and in general, are most animated movies in 16:9? I know Incredibles isn't. I just saw it last week. (Good movie) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    You can check IMDB for OARs, but I think most, if not all, of the Pixar films have been 1.66:1. I think the DVDs are anamorphic with black bars on the side, but overscan usually cuts them off.

    Could be wrong though, it's been a while.
     
  3. Brandon B

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    Bug's Life and Incredibles are 2.35:1. The rest are 1.85:1.

    Most of Disney's animated efforts are 1.66:1.

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  4. Ernest Rister

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    Shrek and Shrek 2 weren't in scope, that's for sure. Neither was Ant-Z.
     
  5. PeterK

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    Scope?
     
  6. Ernest Rister

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    They weren't shot in a widescreen process. Scope is just shorthand for the old CinemaScope aspect ratios (2.55:1, 2.35:1, etc.).
     
  7. Robert Ringwald

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    Shrek and Shrek 2 aren't Pixar either. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ernest Rister

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    Shrek and Shrek 2 aren't Pixar either.

    I know, they (and ANT-Z) were created by PDI - as referenced in the subject header.
     
  9. Robert Ringwald

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    Which I'm told is actually owned by Pixar. Strange.
     
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  11. Joseph DeMartino

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    Nope. See above. And never listen to anything the person who told this says, ever again. [​IMG] (Dreamworks has clearly been too successful with the Shreks and A Shark's Tale to want to sell PDI to Pixar, and it would not have made any sense for Pixar to create a second CGI company to compete with itself and then sell it to Dremaworks. So the idea doesn't even make any sense.)

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  12. Patrick McCart

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    Apparently, Pixar has named the use of 2.35:1 on A Bug's Life and The Incredibles... "PixarVision"

    For reference, here's all the American "scope" animated features:

    1. Lady and the Tramp, 1955 (CinemaScope, 2.55:1)
    2. Sleeping Beauty, 1959 (Technirama, 2.20:1)
    3. Raggedy Ann & Andy, 1977 (Panavision, 2.35:1)
    4. The Black Cauldron, 1985 (Technirama, 2.20:1)
    5. The Thief and the Cobbler/Arabian Knight, 1995 (Panavision)
    6. Anastasia, 1997 (digital)
    7. A Bug's Life, 1998 (PixarVision)
    8. The Iron Giant, 1999 (digital)
    9. Titan A.E., 2000 (digital)
    10. Atlantis: The Lost Empire, 2001 (digital)
    11. Osmosis Jones, 2001 (digital, part live-action)
    12. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron, 2002 (digital)
    13. The Wild Thornberries Movie, 2002 (digital)
    14. Rugrats Go Wild!, 2003 (digital)
    15. Brother Bear, 2003 (digital, partially 1.85:1)
    16. Looney Tunes: Back in Action, 2003 (Super-35, part live-action)
    17. The Incredibles, 2004 (PixarVision, partial 1.33:1)
    18. The Polar Express, 2004 (digital)

    (list not finished...)

    I assume Pixar's "Cars" will be 2.35:1, too. I find it interesting that 2.35:1 became more popular for animated films in the 1990's.
     
  13. Brandon B

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    Didn't see it theatrically but my DVD is 1.85:1. Bastards. There was already a fullscreen edition. Why'd they feel the need to crop it?

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  14. Robert Ringwald

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    Can't wait until I talk to my friend again... [​IMG]
     

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