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Reuters reports Disney sees Cars as their biggest single-film licensing property and expects the Cars merchandise sales to top Toy Story 3.
Lee Unkrich follows through on promise to share an embarassing video once he reached 100K followers to his twitter account @leeunkrich.
Enjoy his appearance on the daytime game show "Win, Lose or Draw". Unkrich has offered a few tidbits about the video in recent twitter remarks (aka tweets) (HT @CartoonBrew)
Jim Hill writes Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich is auctioning off some of the Pixar collectibles he's acquired over the years in support of Japanese earthquake relief.
Director Gary Rydstrom, an Oscar-winning sound designer, who previously directed the 2006 Pixar short Lifted, talks with Entertainment Weekly about the Toy Story characters and their future.
Short clip from Toy Story short -- Hawaiian Vacation (from WaltDisneyStudiosUK)
With a nod to Entertainment Weekly, Pixar Times offers a first look at the upcoming Toy Story short Hawaiian Vacation. See the images for yourself in the latest issue of EW.
Animation historian and critic Michael Barrier describes the Toy Story series as "mechanical, manipulative series of films that don't capture the magic of the yesteryear."
On Thursday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Oscar-Nominated Animated Feature Symposium hosted by Tom Sito, animator and animation historian, this symposium celebrates the nominated achievements in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (schedules permitting) will discuss their creative process and the development of their films, and present clips illustrating their techniques.
Advance tickets are no longer available. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be given out starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. The number of stand-by tickets that can be distributed will be determined shortly before the program begins. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.
Disney-Pixar Presents, a new monthly magazine featuring characters from the popular Pixar films will hit newsstands in May. The 96 full color pages will offer a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games and more.
“We’re excited for the launch of Disney-Pixar Presents, teaming with our friends at Disney/Pixar to bring some exciting new material to fans all over the world and introducing a whole new generation to comics,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-in-Chief. “We’re committed to providing a great product and ensuring these books are available in locations that parents and kids frequent."
In Disney-Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 -- Lightning McQueen organizes a charity race for young cars with special needs, but he didn’t invite Piston Cup champion Chick Hicks. The snub gets Hick’s competitive juices flowing, and he’s out to show McQueen a thing or two about racing! Will Hicks ruin the good nature of the Radiator Springs Rally Race?
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LaughingPlace Newsdesk - ABC has announced the artists who perform the songs nominated for an Oscar during the telecast of the Awards Nights including Alan Menken, who is nominated for writing the music for "I See the Light" from the animated film "Tangled," will accompany singers Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi on the piano -and- Randy Newman will perform his nominated song "We Belong Together" from the animated film "Toy Story 3" on Oscar Night®.
Columnist Barry Steele discusses the impressive work that brings animated characters like Buzz Lightyear to life and suggests that if an animated film can be "Best Picture" perhaps a character like Buzz should be considered for an award like "Best Actor"
MTV News talks with "Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich, credited screenwriter Michael Arndt, and "Day & Night" director Teddy Newton.
As reported earlier on LaughingPlace.com the Walt Disney Studios earned 12 Oscar nominations. Five nominations for Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, including for the coveted title of Best Picture; three for Alice in Wonderland, and one each for Day & Night, Tangled, The Tempest (a Touchstone film) and TRON: Legacy.
“2010 was a banner year for The Walt Disney Studios, and we are thrilled that the Academy has chosen to recognize both our animated blockbusters Toy Story 3 and Tangled and our live-action hits Alice in Wonderlandand TRON: Legacy for their artistry, technical achievements and storytelling,” said Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
Actor John Ratzenberger, voice of Toy Story character Hamm, and John Lasseter, creator of Toy Story at 2010 Toy Fair (c) Disney
LaughingPlace Newsdesk -- As reported earlier today on LaughingPlace.com Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 received 5 Academy Award nominations
- Best Picture (Darla K Anderson, Producer)
- Best Animated Feature (Lee Unkrich, Director)
- Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) – “We Belong Together” (Music and Lyric by Randy Newman)
- Achievement in Sound Editing (Tom Myers and Michael Silvers)
- Adapted Screenplay (Screenplay by Michael Arndt. Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
Toy Story 3 marks only the third time in history that Academy members have honored an animated film in the Best Picture category. It also earned a nomination for Adapted Screenplay – making it the fourth consecutive screenplay nomination for a Disney•Pixar film. The Toy Story trilogy’s tally of Oscar nominations now stands at nine.
Commenting on the announcement, John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, said, “To have Toy Story 3 represented in the Best Picture category is a great honor, and a fitting tribute to director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla Anderson, screenwriter Michael Arndt, and all of the talented people at Pixar, who worked so hard to live up to and exceed the standards and expectations of Toy Story fans and moviegoers all over the world.”
LaughingPlace Newsdesk -- Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 is among the nominees for Best Picture at the 83rd Academy Awards and has also been nominated for Best Animated Feature. The other Best Animated Feature nominees are "How to Train Your Dragon" (Dreamworks) and "The Illusionist" (Sony Pictures). Disney's "Tangled" was not nominated in the Best Animated Feature category.
Original Song nominees include “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater -and- “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
As well as garnering nominations for Best Picture, Animated Feature Film and Original Song Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 3" is nominated for Sound Editing and Adapted Screenplay (Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich).
Teddy Newton's "Day & Night" (Pixar) the animated short that appeared in theaters with "Toy Story 3" has been nominated for Animated Short Film.
"TRON: Legacy" received a nomination for Sound Editing.
Disney Pictures "Alice in Wonderland" was nominated for Art Design, Costume Design, and Visual Effects
Other Disney Company related nominations include:
- Iron Man 2 (Marvel Studios Production (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment, Distributed by Paramount) in Visual Effects
- The Tempest (Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films Production (Miramax)
Toy Story 3 wins Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures at 2011 Producers Guild Awards
Director Lee Unkrich's acceptance speech as "Toy Story 3" wins the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. (brief commercial presented on this NBC hosted video)
Rotten Tomatoes has awarded "Toy Story 3" its Golden Tomato Award for the best-reviewed film of the year reports the USA Today."Toy Story 3"'s 99% positive-review ranking beat out "Social Network" at 97%.
Veteran production designer Joe Stewart, who has a wide entertainment background within television including shows such as Friends,” "Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards" as well as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey production “Zing Zang Zoom” discusses his experience bringing the computer animated feature "Toy Story 3" to life for a Disney on Ice production.
Upcoming Pixar reports longtime Pixar employee Darla K Anderson has been nominated in two categories for the Producers Guild Awards for her work on "Toy Story 3". Winners are set to be announced on January 22.
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