Shi outside the Pixar animation studio in Emeryville, Calif. (Photograph by Jessica Chou)

With ‘Turning Red,’ Domee Shi wants to tell the story of your childhood

The Canadian director won an Oscar for her touching Pixar short. Now, in her debut feature, she plumbs her childhood to make a movie for everyone.

A still from Pixar Animation Studio's upcoming film 'Soul' (Courtesy Disney/Pixar)

Disney+ in December 2020: What’s new this month

Here’s what Disney+ subscribers should look out for in December on the streaming service, including a new Pixar film

Jonathan Kay: What ‘Coco’ says about the flip side of family love

Opinion: With the holidays upon us, leave it to an animated movie inspired by the Day of the Dead to bust myths about what really defines family life

How ‘Inside Out’ turns kids’ movies on their head

Friendship in the face of evil is the key to most children’s films. But Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ ignores the formula—to huge success

Why ‘Inside Out’ is likely to become one of Pixar’s biggest hits

The hit film from the director of ‘Up’ revives Pixar’s simple but winning formula: originality

Why corporate welfare doesn’t boost employment

Politicians love giving money to companies to create jobs, but the benefits are fleeting, at best

Why Disney’s Iron Man overkill threatens the brand

An onslaught of Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar could be too much for audiences


High concepts and a mixed bag

Brian D. Johnson on a Braveheart lassie, an apocalyptic Steve Carell, a vampire-slaying Abe Lincoln


Instead of a year-end list of my own

COLBY COSH dismisses the National Board of Review’s Top 10 Movies of 2009—none of which he’s seen