Monsters University Soundtrack Released

18 June 2013

Monsters University Soundtrack Cover

Available today on iTunes, and Amazon, is the soundtrack for the almost-in-theaters Pixar flick, Monsters University. The soundtrack is the seventh Pixar film scored by Randy Newman, including the original Monsters, Inc. and the Toy Story trilogy. It's got a lot of flavor from the monsters universe with a more youthful energy and also features a song called Roar by Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. You can listen to previews of the tracks on our Monsters University movie page.

Monsters University hits theaters on Friday across the United States.

Poll Results: Pixar's Best Stereoscopic 3D Film

13 June 2013

This poll was an interesting one to watch. Brave started with an early, and strong lead. But as time went on, the lead diminished and Finding Nemo rose to the top. I reckon Brave's early lead had something to do with its newness and successful awards season. But I have to agree whole-heartedly with the final results. Finding Nemo is absolutely stunning in 3D. The underwater environment is perfectly suited for 3D. We waited for a long time to get that one on blu-ray, likely because they decided to re-render it for 3D. But it was well worth it!

I am a bit surprised to see that Cars 2 wasn't better represented in the poll. While it is Pixar's worst-received film to date, I thought the 3D was very well done in that still pleasing-to-they-eye film.

Best Monsters University Trailer Yet

30 May 2013

First Contact Monsters University Clip

28 May 2013

New Poll: Favorite Pixar Composer

17 May 2013

Pie Chart GraphicIt's time once again for a new Pixar Portal poll. With several rumors swirling lately about composer assignments for upcoming Pixar projects, and the soundtrack for Monsters University recently up for pre-order, it seemed appropriate and timely to get the consensus of the Pixar Portal readership on who, among the four composers Pixar has used to this point, is your favorite. Below is a quick rundown of the composers and the films they've scored.

The Poll is in the sidebar of the website. RSS-only readers will need to visit the site to vote.