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

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2009
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 […]

NYCC2009: Spending Time with Disney/Pixar's "Up" (and, Disney's "Surrogates")

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2009
Walt Disney Features attended New York Comic Con to promote two of their upcoming films: Disney/Pixar’s Up and Surrogates, based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weidele. The coverage for Surrogates was limited to debuting the (extremely loud) trailer, which introduces a future where people will download their consciousness into android Surrogates, […]

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

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon January 7, 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

by Ed Liuon January 1, 2009
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"

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2008
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 […]

Toon Zone Presents a Virtual Roundtable with "BURN-E" Director Angus MacLane

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2008
One of the bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray disc of Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E is a new short film called “BURN•E,” which fills in the story for of one of the robots on the giant starship Axiom that we see briefly during the movie. The short is the directorial debut for WALL•E‘s Directing Animator Angus […]