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NY Times on Development of 3-D Versions of "Toy Story"

The New York Times has taken a look at the development of the 3-D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (free registration required). Disney Chief Creative Officer and director of both movies John Lasseter again described the process as “digital archaeology” to get the older movies running on the studio’s current hardware. The […]

D23 2009: John Lasseter Talks Up the Future of Disney and Pixar Animation

Early on Sunday, the final day of the D23 2009 Convention, Disney and Pixar Animation Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, hosted an event to talk about the future of Disney Animation and Pixar Animation and their upcoming slates. He reinforced Disney’s current and positive vision of moving forward with both traditional and computer animated features. […]

Pixar in Venice News Roundup: Lifetime Achievement Award, Oscars, and Toy Story 3-D

Several news stories have emerged from the appearance of John Lasseter and several key members of Pixar Animation Studios at the Venice Film Festival: Lasseter and Pixar were awarded the Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by George Lucas) for their contributions to the world of film. Lasseter commented to reporters that “We really set out […]

"Monsters, Inc." Blu-ray Coming Nov 10, 2009; Bonus Features Announced

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released details of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. release on Blu-ray disc, which will be hitting store shelves on November 10, 2009. In addition to many of the original DVD bonus features, the Blu-ray will include a new Filmmaker’s Roundtable with Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, Darla Anderson, and Bob Peterson; a […]

Disney/Pixar's "Up" on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov 10, 2009 (UPDATED)

New items on the Disney Store reveal that Up will be released on November 10, 2009, on DVD and a 4-disc Blu-ray special edition. The Blu-ray release will include the movie and a bonuses disc on Blu-ray along with a standard-definition DVD and a digital copy of the movie on the other two discs. Suggested […]

"WALL-E" Wins 2009 Hugo Award

The 2009 Hugo Awards were announced this past weekend at Anticipation in Montréal, Quebec. Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E won the “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form” award.

Pixar Grants Girl's Dying Wish to See "Up"

The Orange County Register is reporting that Pixar Animation Studios helped to grant the dying wish of a young girl with a rare form cancer. 10-year old Colby Curtin was a victim of vascular cancer, but her wish to see Pixar’s Up looked like it would go unfulfilled after she took a turn for the […]

"Up" Stays in Box Office Top 5 with $30.5M in Week 3

Disney/Pixar’s Up continues to show strength at the box office with an estimated $30.5 million in ticket sales in the third week of release — good enough to hold its #2 spot at the box office behind The Hangover and bring its total take to $187.2 million.

Boston Globe on Pixar's Success and the Hollywood Studio System

The Boston Globe has published a feature article examining how Pixar’s techinques for continuing success with critics and audiences can trace their lineage back to the heyday of the Hollywood Studio Era (“a period roughly coinciding with the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, 1933-1945″). Writer Mark Feeny notes that, “what most distinguished Studio Era Hollywood was […]

"Up" Stays Up at Box Office with $44.3M in Second Week (UPDATED)

Disney/Pixar’s Up fended off box office newcomers in its second week of release, continuing to hold the #1 spot at the box office with an estimated $44.2 million in ticket sales. The number represents a very respectable 35% drop from its debut weekend, when many new releases typically drop 50% or more. New release The […]

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