Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I'm not sure whether I believe this story. It's based on the fact that a few websites, including ComingSoon.net, now list Up's release date as May 29. The quite reputable IMDb Pro continues to list Up's release date as June 12. So I really don't know what to think.
Update: I've just spoken with someone from Pixar's PR department who would neither confirm nor deny both the June 12 and May 29 dates. She did tell me that there will be an announcement this summer (!) regarding Up, in which the release dates will be announced. So I guess we'll have to wait...
(Update at 2:41 PM)
Update: May 29, 2009 date is now the official release date for the film, according to Disney and Pixar.
(Updated on April 9, 2008)
Monday, January 28, 2008
She did not wish to comment specifically on the story about Up being a retelling of the classic tale Don Quixote, except to say that Pixar was "not responsible" for the story. And not surprisingly, she declined to give me any new details regarding Up.
Near the end of the call, I asked her about the next WALL-E trailer, when it will be out. She apologetically told me that she wasn't sure if she could share that information with me, and directed me to the Disney press department, which I have yet to contact. But "it will be out in the spring", she said. I asked her whether that would be with Disney's College Road Trip on March 7, as I have previously speculated. She paused a bit, but again she could not confirm that for me.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Also talks about 1906, his upcoming project.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
It's a storybook for kids ages 9-12 that comes with an included "movie projector". The projector allows the reader to project images from the story onto a wall while they read.
(In case you're wondering, I usually don't post on minor news items like this, but hey, why not!)
Well, the big news today coming from Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, is that Disney plans to release new Disney Digital 3-D versions of Pixar's Toy Story (October 2, 2009), Toy Story 2 (February 12, 2010), and the upcoming Toy Story 3 (A release date was finally set today: June 18, 2010).
This is really big news, folks. More to come...
Read the press release here.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The career pages of the official Pixar website have just been updated to include information about a new program that Pixar has launched especially for recent college graduates. The stated goal of the program is to provide new graduates with the opportunity to apply their academic training and knowledge in a real job at the Studios.
Also in Pixar career news: Three new job listings just got added to the career listings page of the site, including one for a new Second Assistant Editor. Check them out here.
Sounds pretty cool, though I doubt I'd ever be smart enough to learn! Seriously. (Talk about journalistic honesty!)
For more information, read the press release here.
(via VFX World)
“I’ve always said I’ll go when I’ve earned the right, and this year I feel like I’ve earned it, so I hope it goes on," he said. Still, “We all respect the picket lines because we’re a family of individual artists who work together to make films.”
Correction: The Examiner.com article is incorrect when it says that this year's Academy Awards ceremony would be Lewis' first chance to "walk across the Oscar stage". Due to Academy rules, Lewis, as producer, would not be allowed on stage during an acceptance speech for any of the categories Ratatouille is nominated in. Producers may only go up on stage in the event of a Best Picture win.
He said: “It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Academy and I’m incredibly proud of all the artists and technical geniuses at Pixar who helped to make it such a wonderful experience.
Michael Giacchino is a brilliant composer and collaborator and I’m especially thrilled that the Academy has recognized his fantastic original score which enriches every part of the film.
Ratatouille was a very special challenge for me, and I am enormously pleased and grateful that it has struck a chord with audiences, critics and Academy members."
Well, I forgot to say this yesterday, but congratulations to Brad Bird and everybody at Pixar who worked on the film!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Ratatouille is nominated in the following categories:
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
- Achievement in Music (Original Score)
- Achievement in Sound Editing
- Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Awards will be handed out at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood just over a month from today on Sunday, February 24, 2008.
Don't forget to check back here before, during, and after the awards ceremony for the most complete coverage of Pixar at the Oscars!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Ratatouille also won in the Animation and User choice categories.
For more on the Golden Tomato Awards go here.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
That said, nothing official has shown up on the Pixar Projection page yet (that's Pixar's site for theater operators), but I would expect some info by mid-February.
Leave your comments below. Tell me what you think. You do know I've been right about stuff like this before, right?
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The musical, which Disney Cruise Line calls "one of the largest productions ever developed for a cruise ship", will feature, among other things, "a nearly 9-foot-tall version of Rex the dinosaur and a 4-foot-round Hamm the piggybank."
Saturday, January 5, 2008
The details were announced as part of a wider announcement concerning Disney's Blu-ray strategy and release schedule.
Among other things, the Finding Nemo Blu-ray Disc (which will be released this coming fall) will feature full motion picture-in-picture and a brand-new home theater mix in 7.1 surround sound.
Read the press release here.
Update: Delayed until 2009. See here.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
For more details, read the press release here.