Daily Archives: 04/25/2012

More Pixar news as they announce their entire movie lineup from 2013-2015

A while back, Pixar announced a couple of its future projects, but these movies didn’t yet have names. Today, the animation company gave names to these previously untitled projects as well as some new news.

First up, let’s start with Peter Docter’s project. His film, once presumed to be one of the already-dated 2013 and 2014 Pixar films, and described as “wildly ambitious,” will now be set for the far-off release of June 19, 2015 (it must be ambitious!). Known as “The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind,” the film will be shepherded by “Up” producer Jonas Rivera. And that’s all that’s revealed there, although we know that Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt has been working on the screenplay for Docter (none of the press releases specify screenwriters, so we imagine that Arndt might have been shuttling around the different productions).

Due May 30, 2014 (a little less than a year after Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” prequel “Monster University”), the untitled dinosaur film is now known as “The Good Dinosaur” (great title) and will be co-directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, “Up;” writer, “Finding Nemo,” voice of Dug the Dog) and Peter Sohn, one of Pixar’s in-house animators and storyboard artists on projects like “WALL·E,” “Ratatouille” and “The Incredibles” (he also directed the wonderful “Partly Cloudy” short that appeared in front of “Up”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “The Iron Giant”). The inner-child-summoning synopsis? What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? The project is also described as “hilarious and heartfelt.”

Lastly, we have details on Lee Unkrich’s Pixar project, which is untitled, but shall be known until further notice as “The Untitled Pixar Movie about The Día de los Muertos” (the vibrant Mexican holiday that celebrates loved ones who have passed on). The Oscar-winning director of “Toy Story 3,” Unkrich will be joined by producer Darla K. Anderson (“A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters,Inc.” and “Cars”) and we have a feeling the mythical aspects of the Day of the Dead will be emphasized (we’re already conjuring up the production/character design in our minds – all those colors!). It seems like a concept ripe for an animated film, especially since there will be no less than three major horror-themed animated films being released this year alone (Laika’s “ParaNorman,” Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania” and Disney’s “Frankenweenie”). As for that left over November 27, 2013 date? Well, that’s actually occupied by Chris Buck ‘s “Frozen” featuring the voice of Kristen Bell. Disney was being cagey as to whether or not “Frozen,” based on the “Snow Queen” fairy tale, would be traditionally animated or computer animated, but we have confirmed that it will be a CGI affair, with all further plans for traditional animation shuttered, for the time being at least.


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Another amazing new trailer for Pixar’s Brave

This movie is going to be great.

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Teenagers drinking Purell to get all sorts of fucked up


In July of 2010, I read an article about how tasty Purell hand sanitizer is that read something like this:

Purell. The most popular liquid hand sanitizer in the US is not only good for getting nasty germs off your mitts, but did you know that it’s also surprisingly tasty? It’s true! The clear alcohol-based gel has a surprisingly sweet and lemony taste, reminiscent of limoncello or a lemon drop.

Now I don’t advocate actually drinking Purell, but it’s not going to hurt you to put a tiny drop on your finger to taste it. Mmm, sweet lemony liquory goodness. It wasn’t I that discovered this… that thanks goes to a co-worker who out of the blue said “Hey, have you ever eaten Purell?”

After some experimentation, I determined that a dab of Purell does tastes kind of like a lemon drop, sort of sweet and tart. And today, there are stories about teenagers drinking the shit to get drunk. Well… stop making it so damn yummy.

Six teenagers have shown up in two San Fernando Valley emergency rooms in the last few months with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, worrying public health officials who say the cases could signal a dangerous trend.

Some of the teenagers used salt to separate the alcohol from the sanitizer, making a potent drink that is similar to a shot of hard liquor.

“All it takes is just a few swallows and you have a drunk teenager,” said Cyrus Rangan, director of the toxicology bureau for the county public health department and a medical toxicology consultant for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “There is no question that it is dangerous.”

Although there have been only a handful of cases, Rangan said the practice could easily become a larger problem. Bottles of hand sanitizer are inexpensive and accessible, and teenagers can find distillation instructions on the Internet.

“It is kind of scary that they go to that extent to get a shot of essentially hard liquor,” Rangan said.

In addition to the teenagers who intentionally drank the sanitizer, younger children also have accidentally ingested it in the past.

The liquid hand sanitizer is 62% ethyl alcohol and makes a 120-proof liquid. A few drinks can cause a person’s speech to slur and stomach to burn, and make people so drunk that they have to be monitored in the emergency room.

Doctors said this is the latest over-the-counter product that teenagers have adapted for a quick high. Teenagers have done the same with mouthwash, cough syrup and even vanilla extract.

So… BREAKING NEWS: Teenagers are stupid and in a pinch, will try all kinds of household chemicals to get fucked up.

Snopes has an article about keeping Purell away from children due to intoxication and poisoning, but just a tiny dab won’t hurt you. You’re a grown up. DO IT. Also, Snopes mentions that most hand sanitizers have bad-tasting ingredients. Obviously, they’ve never actually had Purell, which is quite tasty.


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