The New York Times has confirmed an earlier report on the Cartoon Brew weblog that Brenda Chapman has been replaced as director of Disney/Pixar’s upcoming movie Brave. Her replacement will be Mark Andrews, director of the 2005 short film “One Man Band.” Chapman was to be Pixar’s first female feature film director, and the Times […]
Disney/Pixar have released the following new “logo reveal video”/teaser for Cars 2, coming to theaters in Summer 2011. In addition, the following four concept art images have been released. Click to view full-size: The official plot synopsis follows: OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: CARS 2 (In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D) DISNEY•PIXAR Website and Mobile Site: Disney.com/cars […]
A report in the New York Times states that Disney is preparing a full-scale push for Toy Story 3 to win this year’s Oscar for Best Picture, noting several other studios preparing pushes for their films after the presumed frontrunner, The Social Network, did not perform as well as expected at the box office. The […]
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released box art and technical specs for the Toy Story 3 home video release on DVD and Blu-ray disc, scheduled for release on November 2, 2010. The movie will be available in 1-disc DVD, 2-disc Blu-ray, and 4-disc DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack formats, with numerous bonus features available including the […]
Toy Story 3 is a hit in the United States and most international territories, but it’s a bomb in Russia, the Los Angeles Times reports. In its first ten days in release the Pixar feature took in less than $5 million at Russian box offices. That compares to the $38 million that Shrek Forever After […]
MakingOf.com has posted an interview with Toy Story 3 supervising animators, Bobby Podesta and Mike Venturini, and story supervisor Jason Katz. In the interview, they discuss revisiting characters, introducing new ones, the differences between animating toys and humans and working with a contingent of animators who had grown up on the Toy Story franchise.
In its debut weekend, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 took in $110.3 million to win the box office race well ahead of the #2 contender (Sony’s remake of The Karate Kid, which took $29.9 million). The ticket sales are also sizeably above Pixar’s previous best-launch (The Incredibles, which took in $70.5 million in its opening weekend), […]
The third installment is always the one that never seems to really work for a film franchise. Outside of stand-alones like Goldfinger and adaptations like Return of the King, I can’t think of a single “third movie” that didn’t disappoint. Even The Godfather couldn’t pull it off. So let it be known that Toy Story […]