Disney+ Talk With Megan Williams: Pixar in Real Life (series)
One type of film promotion I love is the public prank video. This is where a production company will bring the titular characters from the film they are promoting into the real world, and unsuspecting citizens react to it. This style of promotion can create some unique scenarios, which is why I love the series ‘Pixar In Real Life’.
‘Pixar in Real Life’ is a series made up of 5-minute episodes, placing a beloved Pixar character, or characters, into a public area in America. At the time of writing, there are four episodes: the emotion machine from ‘Inside Out’ is placed in a park and, when bystanders press a different emotion button, a few actors react to this; a Marine Life Institute tries to locate an escaped octopus and a familiar looking fish that are disguised as a pram; Wall-E helps a woman retrieve a missing wedding ring and Buzz and the gang hide under traffic cones and get Woody the cowboy out of Al’s Toy Barn.
The latter episode I especially loved; ‘Toy Story’ is my earliest cinema memory and I’ve seen the whole quadrilogy in cinema ever since. The whole series is charming and funny, and it is heart-warming to see how people react to the different scenarios.
Especially when it’s the adults reacting; the phrase ‘growing old is compulsory but growing up is optional’ definitely applies here as everyone that interacts with each scenario look as if they’re revisiting their childhood.
Overall, the series is charming and funny, and each episode is extremely short. It doesn’t overstay its welcome with its running time either.
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