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

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2009
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"

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2009
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)

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2009
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)

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2009
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

by Classic Speedyon May 28, 2009
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 […]