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Vancouver to Get Pixar Studio; Venice Festival to Host 3D "Toy Story" Premiere

Pixar will open an animation studio this fall in Vancouver, joining other studios who are taking advantage of tax incentives associated with the locale, The Hollywood Reporter says. The studio will be used to produce “short-form quality computer animation for theme parks, DVDs, television and theatrical exhibition,” according to Disney/Pixar president Ed Catmull. Pixar is […]

2008 Academy Awards: "WALL-E" Wins Best Animated Feature, "Bashir" Loses Out

The 81st annual Academy Awards are underway, and all awards have been announced for categories with an animated film in contention. The animated winners are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: WALL-E (Walt Disney) Dir. by Andrew Stanton (21:06 EST) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: “La Maison en Petits Cubes” A Robot Communications Production, Kunio Kato (21:09 EST) […]

NYCC2009: A Roundtable Discussion with "Up"'s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Pete Docter’s long career with Pixar Animation Studios has meant he’s worked on many of the studio’s most beloved films, including both Toy Story movies, WALL-E, and his directorial debut Monsters, Inc. Jonas Rivera has also been with the studio for quite some time, starting off as an assistant on Toy Story and working his […]

PR: NYCC and Disney/Pixar Present the First 50 Minutes of "Up"

NYCC And Disney•Pixar Present The First 50 Minutes Of UP Norwalk, CT, February 3, 2009: New York Comic Con is proud to announce that the first 50 minutes of Disney•Pixar’s 10th film, UP, will screen for the first time at New York Comic Con in the IGN Theater. UP is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old […]

First 50 Minutes of "Up" to Screen at NY Comic Con

The New York Comic Con will host a special screening of the first 50 minutes of Disney/Pixar’s Up on Saturday, February 7, 2009, at 6:30 PM in the IGN Theater. Up director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera will be introducing the screening. Seats are extremely limited, and attendees are recommended to arrive at 5:30 […]

"WALL-E" Dominates Animated 81st Oscar Nominations

The full list of nominees for the 81st Academy Awards has been released, with WALL-E landing six nominations including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay. No animated film has won an Oscar for writing, with WALL-E being the 5th or 6th animated movie to be nominated for one (the others being Toy Story, Shrek, […]

Pixar's Ed Catmull to Receive Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar

Variety reports that Disney/Pixar’s Ed Catmull will receive this year’s Gordon E. Sawyer Academy Award for techincal contributions to the industry. A founding member of Pixar Animation Studios, Catmull is a computer scientist by training whose groundbreaking work in computer graphics paved the way for CGI animation as it exists today. Dr. Catmull has already […]

Disney to Roll Out "Monsters, Inc." and "A Bug's Life" on Blu-ray in 2009

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced several new movies that will be released on Blu-ray disc in 2009, with many including either a standard-definition DVD, a digital copy of the movie, or both. Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. and A Bug’s Life were named as movies to be released on Blu-ray in 2009, although details of […]

Andrew Stanton on "WALL-E" and "Finding Nemo" at Creative Screenwriting Magazine

Creative Screenwriting magazine has posted a lengthy audio interview with Pixar’s Andrew Stanton about his work directing Finding Nemo and WALL-E. (via Cartoon Brew)

Disney/Pixar Posts New Video Clip from "Up"

The official website for Disney/Pixar’s Up has posted a new streaming video clip from the movie (click on the flying house when the Flash interface finishes loading). The new trailer for the movie is also available in streaming video, and in QuickTime and Windows Media formats. The movie is directed by Pete Docter and Bob […]

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