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"Pixar Short Films Collection" Vol. 1: Fun, But Worth the Price?

They’re the appetizers before the main course or the desserts for the home-video audience. They’re trials for new techniques, new technology, and new filmmakers to stretch their muscles. They’re the often-imitated but never quite duplicated short films of Pixar Animation Studios, and now Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released their first collection of all of […]

"Astro Boy" Director Colin Brady Interviewed; New Movie Poster Released

FirstShowing.net has interviewed Colin Brady, the director of Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy feature film. Based on the manga and anime series created by Osamu Tezuka, the new CGI animated Astro Boy movie is currently scheduled for a 2009 release. Brady discusses why he took on the project, how closely he is working with Tezuka […]

DVD Talk and Newsarama Interview "Ratatouille" Talent (UPDATED November 15, 2007)

DVD Talk has posted three articles covering the recent release of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille on DVD: The Mouse and the Rat, which covers the appearance of Ratatouille director Brad Bird at the Blu-ray DVD release event. The article covers the difficulties in communicating the high-concept of the movie, what it was like to work with the […]

"Chowder" is Satisfying Comfort Food

2007 will be remembered as a vintage year for animation that centered on food. Ratatouille brought a French restaurant kitchen to vibrant life, celebrating the joys of great cuisine along with the usual mix of laughs and heart we’ve come to expect from Disney/Pixar. Now, Cartoon Network brings us C.H. Greenblatt’s Chowder, a charming new […]

Pixar's Jump to 2-D and Stop-Motion for Short Film on "Ratatouille" DVD

SciFi Wire takes a look at the new short film “Your Friend the Rat,” coming soon on the DVD for Pixar’s feature film Ratatouille. The short is notable for having the first hand-drawn animation from the Pixar studios, as well as brief stop-motion segments, to chronicle the behavior and history of rats. The 11-minute short […]

"Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams" Sure to Please Target Audience

To say that Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams is better than it needed to be may sound like damning with faint praise, but it’s really meant as a commentary on the runaway success of the “Disney Princess” franchise. Anybody who has visited a major department store recently has seen a small explosion of […]

"The Pixar Story" Documentary in Limited US Theatrical Run from Oct 23 - Nov 15

The Pixar Story, a documentary film that takes an in-depth look at the formation of Pixar Animation Studios, has launched its limited theatrical run, which began on October 23 and will continue throughout select cities in the United States through November 15. The movie by Leslie Iwerks will be screened in Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Washington […]

PR: "The Pixar Story" Rolls Out Nationwide on October 23, 2007

Three Bold Innovators Transform Animated Filmmaking in the Revealing New Documentary THE PIXAR STORY Rolls Out Nationwide on October 23, 2007 From Academy Award® Nominated Filmmaker Leslie Iwerks EMERYVILLE, Calif. , October 11, 2007—Starting in the mid 1980s, an exceptional and inspiring trio of innovators, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs, combined their gifts […]

"Meet the Robinsons" DVD: Near Miss for Disney Animation

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. That quote from Walt Disney closes Meet the Robinsons, the latest feature film from the Disney Animation Studios. Even though the quote […]

"Ratatouille" Tops UK Box Office

Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille pulled in £4.4m (approximately $8.97m at current exchange rates) during its opening weekend in the United Kingdom and Ireland, easily winning the box office crown for the weekend from Resident Evil 3, which grossed approximately £931,991. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

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