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"Up" Lands 5 Oscar Nominations, Including Best Picture; Full Oscar Noms Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards, with Disney/Pixar’s Up becoming the second animated feature film in history to be nominated for Best Picture (competing against Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, and Up […]

"Up" Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score

The 2009 Golden Globe Awards were handed out in a ceremony on Sunday, January 17, 2010. Disney/Pixar’s Up won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, while Michael Giacchino’s score took home the Best Original Score award. The only other film or TV show with a significant animated component was James Cameron’s Avatar, which took […]

Producers Guild Nominates "Up" for Best Picture

The Producers Guild of America has released their nominees for the PGA Awards, with Disney/Pixar’s Up landing a berth among the 10 nominees for “Best Picture,” as well as one of the five nominations for “Best Animated Feature.” The other nominees for Best Animated Feature are 9, Coraline, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Princess […]

Toonzone Presents 2-Minute "Toy Story 3" Sneak Peek Video Clip

Toonzone News is proud to present the following sneak peek look at Toy Story 3, introduced by director Lee Unkrich. Click the image below to play the clip: Toy Story 3 will be released on June 18, 2010.

"Toy Story/Toy Story 2" Coming to Blu-ray on March 23, 2010

A retailer announcement has revealed that Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will be released on Blu-ray on March 23, 2010. Specifications and retail pricing were not announced, and the special features named early include sneak peeks at Toy Story 3, Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs from his recent trip into outer space for NASA, […]

Toon Zone Presents: Ronnie Del Carmen's Special Mission - An "Up" Virtual Roundtable

As a boy growing up in the Philippines, Ronnie Del Carmen was an early devotee of animation, especially of Disney characters like Donald Duck and Dumbo. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising at the University of Santo Tomas, Del Carmen moved to the United States in 1989, with stints working at Warner […]

Toon Zone Presents: A Virtual Roundtable with Pete Docter & Bob Peterson on "Up"

In the pre-release run-up for Disney/Pixar’s Up, Wall Street analyst Richard Greenfield expected a poor reception for the movie, stating, “We doubt younger boys will be that excited by the main character” and also added a complaint about the lack of a female lead. About three months later, Greenfield became perhaps one of the only […]

"Up": Thumbs Up, Mostly

When was the last time you watched a film starring a senior citizen? Yes, there are a few out there (David Lynch’s The Straight Story springs to mind), but they’re pretty rare, especially in conventional Hollywood, which goes for “young and beautiful” 99% of the time. What’s even more rare is that Pixar’s Up treats […]

"Monsters Inc" Blu-ray: We Scare in High-Definition Because We Care

Monsters Inc. has taken up permanent residence on my “Top 5 Pixar Movies” list, jockeying for position with both Toy Story movies and The Incredibles. In addition to the personal reasons I’ll discuss later, the movie is thoroughly charming and hilariously funny, while also using the fantastic elements of the story to wittily comment on […]

Toon Zone Presents "Toy Story 3" Trailer

Walt Disney Studios has released a new trailer for Toy Story 3, bringing Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys of Andy’s room on a new adventure as Andy goes off to college. Toy Story 3 will be released on June 18, 2010.

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