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"Cars" Passes $8 Billion in Sales; Cast and Crew Discuss "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Disney/Pixar’s Cars has passed the billion mark in global retail sales, which breaks out to over 200 million die-cast cars sold so far among the other licensed merchandise for the movie. The article also talks with John Lasseter (director of Cars and Cars 2, and current Chief Creative Officer for […]

Emily Mortimer on Voicing Holley Shiftwell in "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
Spinoff Online has spoken with actor Emily Mortimer at Toy Fair 2011 about her role as Holley Shiftwell in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2. Among other topics, Mortimer discusses how she’s still not really how big of a role her character plays in the final film, the organic process of making an animated movie and how it […]

Marvel To Launch Disney/Pixar Magazine

by darkdetectiveon February 16, 2011
Marvel recently announced a new monthly magazine, titled Disney/Pixar Presents, will be coming out in May. The magazine will feature some of the most popular animated Disney/Pixar characters from their most popular properties, such as The Incredibles, Toy Story, and Cars. The magazine will debut in May with Disney/Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 with a […]

"Jin-Roh" Director Returns with "Letter to Momo" in 2012

by Benon February 16, 2011
Fourteen years after his directorial debut with “Jin-Roh,” Hiroyuki Okiura will return to the big screen with “Letter to Momo,” set to be released in Japan next year, the film’s production studio Production I.G. announced today. Masashi Ando (“Princess Mononoke”) serves as animation director, with art director Hiroshi Ono (“Kiki’s Delivery Service”) and a team […]

"Gnomeo and Juliet" Mildly Entertains

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 15, 2011
Gnomeo and Juliet is ostensibly based on Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, but don’t expect more from this G-rated tale of warring lawn ornaments than some borrowed names and the basic framework. Out in the suburbs, two neighboring lawns feud just as their grouchy elderly neighbors do. (Yes, their last names are Montague and Capulet). Among […]

"TRON" and "TRON: Legacy" Coming to Blu-ray on April 5, 2011

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2011
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the original TRON and TRON: Legacy will be arriving on DVD and Blu-ray disc on April 5, 2011. TRON: The Original Classic Special Edition will contain the original 1982 classic in a 2-disc set that will also include an audio commentary track, several “making of” featurettes, deleted […]

"The Incredibles" Comes to Blu-ray April 12, 2011 (UPDATED: Press Release & Box Art)

by darkdetectiveon February 12, 2011
DVDizzy has reported that Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles comes to Blu-ray April 12, 2011, the same day the Blu-ray/DVD combo of Cars. The 4-disc set will include two Blu-ray discs, Disc 1 of the film’s 2-disc DVD, and a digital copy and have a MSRP of $45.99.The Blu-ray will include the filmmakers’ round table “The Incredibles […]

Science Fiction - Connecting Gritty Live-Action and Animation Through Wall-E and Blade Runner: Part 2

by Lelouchon February 11, 2011
Part 1 | Part 2 The science fiction genre is notorious for giving robots human emotions. The genre runs with the idea that “is the ultimate promise of science for man to play God by creating life; it is the ultimate fear when that life is discovered to have no soul and thus no meaning” […]

Science Fiction - Connecting Gritty Live-Action and Animation Through Wall-E and Blade Runner: Part 1

by Lelouchon February 11, 2011
Part 1 | Part 2 Blade Runner is a dark, gritty science fiction film that “projects the nightmarish vision of the early twenty first century” (Bosnak 74). The city is dirty, overcrowded and chaotic due technology consuming society’s everyday lives. The film follows an ex-police officer Rick Deckard being forced out of retirement to hunt […]

NY Times Visits Pixar, Discusses "Best Picture" Oscar Push for "Toy Story 3"

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2011
The New York Times paid a visit to Pixar Animation Studios, talking with many in the production crew of Toy Story 3 on the making of the film, and with others in the studio about the push for a “Best Picture” Academy Award this year. Among other topics, the article covers how the advances in […]