Save the Date: New Art Show February 26th-27th, 2016

For the Love of Pixar returns on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from 2 PM- 8:30 PM (opening reception Friday, February 26th from 6 PM- 9:30 PM) at 4694 Cape May Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107.

Image by Rachel Ho. Digital Illustration - "Inside Out Comes to Malaysia"

Image by Rachel Ho. Digital Illustration - "Inside Out Comes to Malaysia"

Save the date! Entry is FREE, but everyone is welcome to DONATE A NEW TOY.

Our 'Inside Out' themed show will feature the work of Morghan Gill (@teatigercafe), Roberto Comparan (@bertoway), Ryan Manda (@artofryanmanda), Marilyn Rose Ortega (@marilyn_rose_ortega), Anthony Helmer (@anthony.helmer), Crystal Kepke (@artsycrystalkepke), Zard Apuya (@zard_a), Crystal Dawn Godat (@crystaldrawn), Christina Jose (@smalls_art), Daniel Arnold, Brett Nance (@panblanco37), Danamarie Hosler (@mightypigeon_art), Whitney Weber (@tinker_tailor_illustrator), Christine Young, Nate Kelly (@nate_kelly), Alison Jones (@alleyalways4), Daniel Davis Jr., John Moore (@johnattis), Elena Soto (@1937esa), Brittany Wolfe (@brittanydreamsdisney), Gica Tam (@gicatam), Joshua Otero (@joshua_otero_art), Luis Kollmer (@luiskollmer), and many more!

Artists eager to participate in this exhibition, may sign-up here.

Work sold will benefit Krochet Kids intl., Give Clean Water, and Ocean Beach Elementary.

Talking 20 Years of Toy Story w/Author of The Pixar Theory Jon Negroni & Marco Bongiorno of The Pizza Planet Truck

This week, the Lunch Box Blab with Berto discussed the 20th Anniversary of Toy Story with author of The Pixar Theory Jon Negroni and Marco Bongiorno of The Pizza Planet Truck. Listen to the replay HERE and visit for future episodes.

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The Good Dinosaur: Downloadable Wallpaper for iOS & Android Phones

Pixar's The Good Dinosaur arrives in theaters later this month! To help you celebrate this tale of prehistoric proportions, we formatted digital wallpaper with Arlo and Spot for your mobile phones. Downloads available for Samsung Galaxy S5 & S6, and iPhone 5 and above here.

iPhone 5 & 5s Downloads here:

iPhone 6 & 6s Downloads here:

iPhone 6 & 6s PLUS Downloads here:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Downloads here:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Downloads here:

New "Inside Out" Themed Show Coming February 27, 2016

For the Love of Pixar returns on Saturday, February 27, 2016 (opening reception will be held on Friday, February 26).

For the Love of Pixar Inside Out Show

Artists eager to participate in this "Inside Out" themed exhibition may now complete the online entry form here. Please inquire early to reserve your spot. Your work will benefit several charities. Feel free to pass this along to anyone you think would love to participate!

Every Pizza Planet Truck Sighting in Pixar Films (1995 - 2013)

By now, most of us know that the animators at Pixar love to hide easter eggs in their films. Here's a compilation of every Pizza Planet Truck sighting in each Pixar film from 1995-2013. Sadly, the truck does not appear in The Incredibles. We're pretty sure, Director Brad Bird will correct that in his upcoming sequel to the superhero action-flick. Check out video below.

Video edit by FunWithGuru.

Our Review of Jon Negroni's Book, The Pixar Theory

Last year, we interviewed Pixar detective Jon Negroni and posted his answers here on this blog. Several months later, he sent us a copy of his new book, The Pixar Theory. Check out my review below.

If there was such a thing as a hall of fame for fan-theories, Jon Negroni's "Pixar Theory" would be the premier inductee. His popular web post, now a book, is worth celebrating and admiring for years to come. In it he claims that each Pixar character lives in the same universe.

Nergroni admits his theory is "bonkers" considering each of these characters and stories were developed by different animation teams at different points in time, but it's that very admission that validates this body of work. In his book, he invites readers to use their imaginations and simply open their minds to the possibility.

As Negroni carefully presents the evidence for his case, readers are taken on a journey to see what is hidden in plain sight. A master detective, he let's no detail escape him, managing to connect the dotes between the Omnidriod in the The Incredibles to the product manufacturing giant BnL in WALL-E to the gasoline brand Allinol in Cars 2. He also connects the dates seen on calendars, documents, and posters found in the backgrounds of movies like Up, Toy Story, Ratatouille, and others, in a brilliantly convincing way.

For pop culture enthusiasts and Pixar lovers, the book offers new details to wrestle with, more answers to play with, and a bounty of evidence in favor of a theoretical Pixar shared universe. If you were skeptical about reading the theory when it first hit the web in 2013, you'll definitely want to read it now in its extended form. Fans will be delightfully amused and wonderfully entertained by his new and evolved findings. It is important to note that much of the first half sets up the back half of the book. Readers will need to be patient as the second half reveals an arsenal of insights that support Negroni's theory.

The "Pixar Theory" will inspire fans to rewatch each of the Pixar films a dozen more times and conduct investigations of their own. As I finished reading the book myself, I was reminded why this essay went viral in the first place.

For the Love of Pixar Returns in 2016

We wrap up ‪#‎InsideOutWeek‬ with a special announcement: For the Love of Pixar returns next February. Call for entries this Fall. Artists eager to participate in this art exhibition should check back soon. Details on how you can get involved will be posted later this summer.

For The Love of Pixar February 2016

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