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Korea Times Interviews Pixar's Ralph Eggleston and Andrew Pienaar

The Korea Times has interviewed Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston (production director) and Andrew Pienaar (technical director), who were in South Korea to deliver lectures in conjunction with a Pixar exhibition on display at the Seoul Arts Center through September 7, 2008. The pair discuss the working environment at Pixar Animation Studios, noting that it’s the Pixar […]

"WALL-E" on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov 18, 2008

Walt Disney Home Entertainment will release Pixar’s latest movie WALL-E on DVD and Blu-ray disc on November 18, 2008. Details are still emerging, but current reports state that the movie will be available in a three-disc deluxe edition DVD and a two-disc Blu-ray edition (with the second disc believed to be a standard-definition DVD holding […]

First Looks at Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" and "Up"; Docter Talks Up "Up"

New video clips are available for the upcoming Disney movies The Princess and the Frog and Up. The Princess and the Frog trailer is at the movie’s official website. A brief clip of Up is at the Animation Guild’s weblog. The Animation Guild weblog has also posted a video interview with Up director Pete Docter, […]

"WALL-E" Takes Another $33.4M at Box Office

Disney’s WALL-E took in an estimated $33.4 million in ticket sales this past weekend, slipping to second place at the box office this past weekend behind Sony’s Hancock. Its total domestic box office sits at $128.1 million. DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda is still maintaining a spot in the top 10, with a $7.5 million […]

Andrew Stanton on Influences, Biblical and Otherwise, on "WALL-E"

Christianity Today has posted an interview with WALL-E director Andrew Stanton, directly addressing some of the biblical references and inspirations that made their way into the movie, as well as discussing how Stanton’s faith was expressed in the film. Among other things, Stanton discusses how female lead robot EVE’s name was not an accident and […]

"WALL-E" Takes $63.1 million in Debut Weekend; Panda's Kung Fu is Still Strong

On its debut weekend, Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E took the top spot in the weekend box office race with an estimated $62.5 million in ticket sales. Analysts had expected an opening in the $50-60 million range. The results are tied with Monsters, Inc. to be Pixar’s third biggest opening, sitting right behind The Incredibles ($70.5 million in […]

Vancouver Sun on the Genesis of "WALL•E"

The Vancouver Sun has taken a look into the making of WALL•E, the Disney/Pixar movie which opens this Friday. The article notes the happy coincidence that brings the movie out just in time to capitalize on a growing environmental awareness, and chats with director Andrew Stanton about the long path from idea to screen with […]

NY Times and Boston Globe on "WALL•E" and Director Andrew Stanton

The New York Times has taken a look at WALL•E, the upcoming Pixar film (free registration required), noting that the tough sell of a rat chef in last year’s Ratatouille pales in comparison to marketing, “a $180 million post-apocalyptic, near-silent robot love story inspired by Charlie Chaplin.” Director Andrew Stanton is interviewed about the inspirations […]

WALL•E to Join Disney Theme Park Casts; Director Stanton Interviewed

The Screamscape website is reporting that a life-sized animatronic version of WALL•E, the lead robot character in the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie, will begin appearing at Disney theme parks in the United States. The 3-foot tall robot should be joining Disney’s iconic characters in time for the release of WALL•E in late June 2008. (via Toon […]

Newsarama Interviews Leslie Iwerks on "The Pixar Story"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Leslie Iwerks, director of the documentary film The Pixar Story and granddaughter of legendary Disney animator Ub Iwerks. The younger Iwerks discusses how she became a filmmaker, how she was selected to direct The Pixar Story, her opinions on the senior management and employees of Pixar Animation Studios, and […]

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