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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 […]

More "Up" Interviews Around the Web

Several new interviews about Disney/Pixar’s Up have hit the Internet in the wake of the movie’s successful debut weekend: Up writer, co-director, and voice of Dug the dog Bob Peterson spoke briefly with the Washington Post about the movie, the creative environment at Pixar, and moving from a daily comic strip writer/artist in college to […]

"Up" Soars with $68.11M Ticket Sales in Debut Weekend (UPDATED)

Disney/Pixar’s Up maintained the studio’s perfect critical and commercial track record by garnering high critical notices and taking the #1 box office spot in its debut weekend with an estimated $68.2 million in US ticket sales. The total makes it the third most-successful Pixar opening to date right behind the $70 million debut weekends for […]

Media Round-"Up" on Pixar's Latest Feature Film

Several new articles about Disney/Pixar’s Up have been published in advance of the movie’s premiere on May 29, 2009: Canada.com speaks with Ed Asner, the voice of 78-year old Carl Fredricksen in the movie. Asner discusses how “it was an honour because, at my age, you aren’t likely to be cast as a lead in […]

"A Bug's Life" Blu-ray: Little Ants, Big Movie

Oddly enough, I never saw A Bug’s Life in theaters back in 1998, opting for DreamWorks’ “ant” movie instead. Eventually, I saw it on home video, and at the time I liked it, but obviously I had no other Pixar film to compare it to other than Toy Story. I didn’t realize that much better […]

"Up" Wins First Award at Cannes; News Article Roundup

The BBC News reports that Disney/Pixar’s Up has won its first award after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, with Dug the dog taking home the “Palm Dog” for “the best canine performance seen at the event.” The tongue-in-cheek award is an alternative to the festival’s Palm d’Or and is voted on by British […]

"Toy Story 3" Details Revealed at Cannes Debut of "Up"

Some details about the storyline for Toy Story 3 were revealed during the premiere of Pixar’s Up at the Cannes Film Festival, confirming earlier rumors that the movie would show what happens after Andy, the toys’ owner, grows up and goes to college. Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter stated, “Toys are put on this Earth […]

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