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Disney Sued Over "Toy Story 3" Evil Stuffed Bear

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New Jersey-based Diece-Lisa Industries has filed a lawsuit against Disney Enterprises for trademark and patent infringement over the “Lots-O-Huggin’ Bear” character in Toy Story 3. Diece-Lisa holds a trademark and patents for their “Lots of Hugs” stuffed toy bears, and notes that DLI’s “hugging technology” was licensed by a Disney affiliate for Bear in the […]

"Frozen" News: Finding a Diva in 41 Languages & International 3D Society Awards

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Variety reports that Disney’s Frozen was a big winner at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards on January 28, 2014, alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Frozen won the society’s best animated 3D feature and best stereography – animation awards, while Gravity won in multiple categories including best live action 3D feature, […]

ABC Sets Up "Toy Story That Time Forgot" for Christmas 2014

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Variety reports that ABC is scheduling a new Toy Story half-hour special for Christmas 2014. In Toy Story That Time Forgot, a post-Christmas play date for the toys turns strange when a group of action figures turns “dangerously delusional.” Cast members reprising their roles from the movies, Toy Story shorts, and last year’s Toy Story […]

Pixar And Star Wars To Meet In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Now that Disney, Pixar and the Star Wars franchise are all members of the same lucrative universe, it was only a matter of time before the animation portion of the universe met up with the franchise portion of the cosmos to produce an animated love child and that is what seems to be on the […]

Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]

Peter O'Toole, Actor, 1932 - 2013

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Veteran actor Peter O’Toole passed away on December 14, 2013, at the age of 81. Obituaries are not mentioning a specific cause of death, but his daughter Kate O’Toole has stated that her father had been ill for some time. O’Toole was best-known for his role as Col. T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s Lawrence of […]

Review: "Monsters University" Blu-ray - If Only Real College Was This Great

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Let’s gets this out of the way right off the bat. Is Monsters University and good as Monsters Inc? No, but that’s kinda like asking “Is Miguel Cabrera as great as Babe Ruth?” One is incredible, and one is amongst the greatest of all time. With that out of the way, Monsters University is a […]

Review: "Toy Story of Terror" is Frighteningly Fun

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I’m one of what feels like a half-dozen people on Earth who really didn’t like Toy Story 3 all that much, and at least one reason why was because it raised an interesting question (“what happens to the toys when Andy grows up?”) and then stalled on answering it for about an hour just so […]

Disney to Shut Down Pixar Canada Studio

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Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company will be shutting down its branch of Pixar Animation Studios based out of Vancouver, Canada, focusing its animation efforts solely in the main Pixar campus in Emeryville, CA. The studio was originally able to take advantage of tax incentives offered in Vancouver, and the shuttering of the studio […]

PR: "Monsters University" Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs Coming October 29, 2013

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“Hilarious and heartwarming” Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Rush to get Digital HD and Digital HD 3D Versions Available for Purchase October 8, 2013 Celebrate MU’s Homecoming on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013. Burbank, Calif., August 8, 2013 – This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of  “Monsters University” on […]

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