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"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 […]

LA Times on the Making of "Up"

The Los Angeles Times has posted a feature article about the making of Disney/Pixar’s Up (free registration required), discussing how an image of a grouchy old man holding a set of balloons evolved all the way to the feature film which will debut on May 29, 2009. The article discusses the first screening of the […]

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 […]

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