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"Incredibles" Wins Three at VSDA Awards

The Incredibles last night picked up three awards at the 2005 Home Entertainment Awards of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA), the association says. The Pixar title was named Family Title of the Year, Sell-Through Title of the Year from a Major Studio, and Marketing Campaign of the Year from a Major Studio. Mulan II […]

Disney Reopens Talks with Pixar

Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co., is holding preliminary talks with Pixar about reviving and extending the distribtution pact between the two companies, IMDb reports. In addition, Apple Computer (like Pixar, headed by Steve Jobs) is talking with Iger about licensing Disney movies and TV shows for the video iPod the company is reportedly […]

"Transformers": In Theaters July 4

Transformers will get a Fourth of July, 2007 opening in the U.S., distributor DreamWorks said today. [Source: PR Newswire]

Ben Burtt Moves to Pixar; Possible Director for "Chassis"

Academy Award winning sound designer Ben Burtt has left his position at Lucasfilm for Pixar Animation Studios. A recent news item on Comicon.com’s The Beat weblog suggests that Burtt may be directing Chassis, an adaptation of a comic book series from Hurricane Comics that centers around an independent rocket car driver from an alternate history […]

Pixar Cuts Second Quarter Financial Outlook

Pixar Animation Studios on Thursday cut its second quarter outlook to approximately $0.10 per diluted share, down from its earlier estimate of $0.15 per diluted share, citing an increase in its reserves for potential returns after reviewing home video sales data for The Incredibles, PR Newswire reports. This equates to roughly a $6 million difference […]

"Toy Story 3" Set for Summer 2008 Release

Disney will premiere Toy Story 3 at the International Licensing Show in the summer of 2008, AWN reports. The film, which is being made without the participation of Pixar, will have Buzz Lightyear recalled to Taiwan after a series of malfunctions; Woody and the rest of the toys will try to save Buzz.

Miyazaki Audio Feature Available from NPR

National Public Radio has posted a page for their Nausicaa.net, which contains their original radio story (in Real and Windows Media formats), video clips from Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and a bonus audio feature from Pixar director Pete Docter about how Miyazaki works. (via Nausicaa.net)

"Howl's Moving Castle" Box Office Results

Nausicaa.net is reporting the box office results of Howl’s Moving Castle from two separate news sources, each of which interprets the results differently. BoxOfficeMojo.com interprets a $427,987 take from 36 venues as a disappointment compared to the debut of Spirited Away. However, BoxOfficeGuru.com takes a lower estimated take of $401,000 and spins it as an […]

Iger on Pixar Talks and Running Disney

Robert A. Iger, set to take over Disney’s CEO position on October 1, was briefly interviewed by the New York Times about managing Disney (free registration required). Among other topics, Iger provides marginally more details about the re-opening of talks between Disney and Pixar Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing, […]

SF Gate on Ghibli vs. Disney

A review of the Studio Ghibli retrospective running in Berkeley is the launch pad for an article on SFGate.com comparing the Japanese studio’s animated works to those of the Disney Corporation. The works of the Pixar Animation Studio are also brought into the discussion. (via Nausicaa.net)

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