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Bill Hader Is Your New John Ratzenberger; Voicing Next Two Pixar Films

Pixar unveiled their slate for the next three years at the D23 expo Friday afternoon, and Bill Hader will be voicing major characters in their next two movies. The studio announced the cast for 2014's The Good Dinosaur, which follows a group of dinosaurs coming across the first human. Raising Hope's Lucas Neff is voicing the lead character, with Hader and Judy Greer as his siblings. 2015's Inside Out, the return of Up director Pete Docter, goes inside a human head and stars the emotions that drive said person. Amy Poehler is the lead as the voice of Joy, with the rest of the cast consisting of Mindy Kaling (Disgust), Lewis [...]

How to Be Simon Rich

"So many times I’d write a sketch set at, say, a marriage counselor’s office and I was so naïve and unsophisticated working in television that I would literally have the opening line of dialogue be, 'Well, here we are at the marriage counseling center.' When you’re coming from the world of print, it’s not obvious that the characters can just walk by a sign that says 'marriage counseling center.'” – The thoroughly impressive Simon Rich talking to Co.Create about how he is able to write for so many different mediums and how, when he first started at SNL, he was at one point  fallible.

Learn How to Tell a Story Pixar-Style

Pixar might make kids movies but they are impeccably crafted kids movies. Their films tend to be simple, not because they're dumb or shallow, but because there's no wasted story. This makes Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats's advice particularly worthy of attention. Over the past month or so, she has been tweeting words of wisdom she's received from Pixar's top people. Below are the 22 that have been getting around; however, she's constantly offering sage advice on her Twitter. No sight yet, however, of "Kids like cars, so make a movie where cars talk and said kids will be PUMPED."

The 'Finding Nemo' Sequel Is Called 'Finding Dory,' Set for 2015 Release

Disney today officially announced that a Finding Nemo sequel called Finding Dory, centered on Ellen DeGeneres's character Dory, will hit theaters on November 25th, 2015. DeGeneres, who is returning for the sequel along with Albert Brooks and writer/director Andrew Stanton, was quoted as saying, "I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory." Here's more about the film [...]

Pixar Plans a 'Finding Nemo' Sequel/Your Life Through 2016

Pixar announced all the movies they have planned for the next few years. Let's run 'em down:

2013: Monsters University – The prequel to Monsters, Inc. There's already a trailer.

2014: The Good Dinosaur – It's not about a dinosaur lawyer whose husband has a sex scandal, probably. It will look at a world where dinosaurs still rule the land.

2015: The Untitled Pixar Movie about The Día de los Muertos – No word on plot but it's probably about a Hispanic character's search for a title for the movie.

2015: The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind – This will explore the goings-on [...]

Proof That the People Who Work at Pixar Are as Heartwarming As Their Movies

What kind of people does it take to make movies as wonderful as Pixar's movies? Wonderful people, it seems. Letters of Note has a letter from Pixar animator Aaron Hartline to an aspiring animator who wrote to him: "When I took a tour at Disney right out of high school, I showed the tour guide/animator my work. She said 'It's easier to get a job as a basketball player than getting a animator position at Walt Disney Studios'. My mom said 'Are you sure you want to do this?' I was so angry. So motivated. I knew if I worked hard that one day..some day..I could do it! Took [...]

Albert Brooks Signs on for 'Finding Nemo 2'

Living comedy legend Albert Brooks has agreed to reprise his role as the voice of a talking fish called Marlin in the upcoming sequel to Pixar's Finding Nemo. Deadline reports that Brooks signed "a fat deal" to return. Ellen DeGeneres and original director Andrew Stanton signed on last year, but Brooks took longer to convince due to his busy career as a novelist (he's currently working on a second novel) and actor (appearing in high-profile movies like Drive and This Is 40). The most exciting part about Brooks doing Finding Nemo 2 is it means he'll probably make another awesome late night talk show appearance.

Pixar's 'Monsters' Are Going Back to School

The fact that Monsters University wasn't already used as the name of a movie, TV show, toy line, or energy drink makes me respect all business people less. The clip shows a lot of partying, maybe too much partying for young kids, but don't worry, Walt Disney's frozen head has informed me that excluding this 1 minute clip, the other 89 minutes of the film is just animated college lectures about sleeping and the psychology of fear.