Laika is becoming the new Pixar.
But they don’t have all the Disney restrictions to keep the stories from getting really dark and interesting.
They’re writing stories the way Pixar did before Cars 2, developing incredibly complex, interesting characters.
They’re also sticking with a medium that doesn’t demand that they continue to push their technological limits or build a bigger, more technical universe with each film.
By embracing stop-motion and more adult themes, they’re able to focus on what a film is supposed to do, and what Pixar used to be masters of: outstanding storytelling.
Here’s hoping that Monsters University is as good as Toy Story 3.
Because that’s what you do when you’re on vacation. Last day in Florida. For the first time ever, I am actually looking forward to a nice dry 95 California degrees. WDW has been amazing. But 5 days will ware on you. Our next trip will be no more than 3, and it will take place at the original, smaller, quainter Disney park. Yee.