Pixar in Real Life

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun live-action run-ins with Pixar icons around NYC.

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Positive Messages

People can have fun by looking at and participating in the unexpected. The re-imagining of these cinematic moments can inspire kids to think outside the box creatively. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

People are pleasantly surprised by the characters they come across. Many willingly participate in interactive events. Many of these beloved Pixar characters have positive character strengths, like courage, teamwork, and perseverance. 

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Sexy Stuff

Characters and scene reenactments are from a range of popular Disney Pixar films. This show serves as a promotional vehicle for the many Pixar franchises. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pixar in Real Life is a live-action hidden-camera series featuring people around New York City interacting with Disney Pixar characters and watching famous scenes from their films being reenacted around them. It’s fun and family friendly, and kids of all ages will most likely be able to recognize who the characters are and what is happening. Pixar in Real Life brings the magic of Pixar to life in a unique and memorable way.

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Fun Show

I think that this is a cool show for Disney Movie lovers. I think this is great for all ages, as long as you have seen the movie it is about it is so much fun.

What's the story?

PIXAR IN REAL LIFE brings the magic of popular Disney Pixar characters and iconic scenes to the real world and shares those experiences with audiences at home through a hidden-camera technique. Folks around New York City unexpectedly find themselves interacting with characters from popular films like Brave, Up, and Wall-E. Some even get a chance to see key moments from films like Toy Story and Finding Dory being reenacted around them. Each situation is surprising, but it always manages to bring smiles to people's faces. 

Is it any good?

This entertaining series features short live-action episodes of people surprised by the appearance of characters, or seemingly regular people reenacting recognizable Disney Pixar movie moments. Like many of the antics that take place throughout Disney theme parks, each event is designed to create entertaining and interactive experiences that bring the magic of the Disney Pixar universe to life. From Wall-E rolling out of a box on a sidewalk to Russell from Up interacting with people on a street corner trying to earn wilderness badges, you can’t help but smile at both the actors and the bystanders caught up in each moment. Overall, Pixar in Real Life offers some fun moments that will amuse children and adults of all ages. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their favorite Disney Pixar films. Are there characters or films you’d like to see come to live in Pixar in Real Life? What kind of emotions would you feel if you were suprised by these characters on the streets of your town or city? 

  • Many of these live-action moments are created using robotics and other STEM-related areas. What other kinds of fun things and experiences are created with the help of STEM? Check out some of these fun resources that teach a wide-range of STEM-related lessons for kids of all ages. 

  • How does the New York City setting impact the experience of seeing these characters come to life? How would other places -- like a theme park or school playground -- affect the surprise factor? Are you familiar with any other "hidden-camera" shows? How do those differ from this one?

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