Today in Movie Culture: ‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs, the Difference Between Disney and Pixar Villains and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs, the Difference Between Disney and Pixar Villains and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:


Easter Eggs of the Day:

Toy Story 4 features references to every Pixar movie, plus tons of other classic films and fellow Disney titles. How many did you spot on your own? Insider presents a guide to all the Easter eggs they found, and since their tally is only up to 33, they’re sure to have missed a bunch, too:


Re-created Movie Trailer of the Day:

Toy Story 4 is about toys, of course, but what if those toys were also LEGO toys? Well, they are. Using parts of the new Toy Story 4 LEGO play sets, including a Forky minifig, plus some imaginative special effects, Brick Force Studios re-created the trailer for Pixar’s new Toy Story sequel :


Movie Analysis of the Day:

With the release of the fourth Toy Story movie in 24 years, the main point of the franchise is further confirmed as being about the fear of abandonment. That’s the reading from the gang at The Take, anyway. The following video explores the theme that began with 1995’s Toy Story and continues through Toy Story 4:


Actor in the Spotlight:

Tom Hanks has played many iconic characters. One of them is Woody, whom he’s voiced in all of the Toy Story movies through Toy Story 4. But what roles has he missed out on? IMDb looks at the movies Hanks lost or turned down, including Jerry Maguire, The Thin Red Line, Police Academy and Hook:


Movie Studio Comparison of the Day:

Disney owns Pixar, but the latter studio’s output, including Toy Story 4, is distinctly different from the classic movies made by Walt Disney Animation. In this video from ScreenCrush, the differences between Disney and Pixar’s handling of their villains, particularly their reveals, are explored to show one major contrast between them:


Musical Movie Parody of the Day:

If you saw the new Child’s Play remake and thought it could have been better as a musical or at least featured an end-credits plot song as performed by the Chucky doll, you’re in luck with the parody video below. Here’s Aaron Fraser-Nash and KingHenryTheEtch with a ditty for the murderous toy sung to the tune of Britney Spears’ “Toxic”:


Genre Analysis of the Day:

Critics, general audiences, and even diehard fans of monster movies have been in disagreement over the new Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Is it a great addition to the franchise and its genre, or not? This video essay from Rossatron explains what makes a great kaiju movie to help us determine the true worth of the latest example:


Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

Annabelle Comes Home opens on Wednesday, almost five years after the first of its series debuted as a spin-off within the Conjuring Universe, so let’s look back at the original. Courtesy of Movieclips, here’s the initial official trailer for Annabelle, which opened in US theaters on October 3, 2014:


Music Video of the Day:

Opening this weekend, Danny Boyle’s Yesterday imagines an alternate universe where nobody’s ever heard of The Beatles or their classic tunes. Nobody except for a struggling musician played by Himesh Patel who becomes a success with the iconic band’s best songs. Here’s an official lyric music video for his cover of “Something” courtesy of Universal Pictures:


Movie Comparison of the Day:

Tickets for The Lion King went on sale today, so let’s look at the upcoming live-action reimagining and how it compares to the classic 1994 animated feature. In the below video, Darth Blender shares scenes from the original side by side with corresponding moments in the trailer for the new version:

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