Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pixar news this week

The past ten days have been among the slowest for big Pixar news ever. But if you've been following @The_Pixar_Blog on Twitter (and how could you not!) you'll know there have been a few things going on and they're worth recapping here.

Toy Story 3 continues to do well at the box office, reaching $390.6 million domestically and $436.4 million in foreign markets, bringing the film's total worldwide lifetime gross to $827,006,539.

This past Friday, a new Cars Toon short, Monster Truck Mater, aired on the Disney Channel. I haven't seen it yet, but there's been a lot of positive buzz about it online. It's one of the best Cars Toons to date.

On Saturday, the long-running touring exhibition Pixar: 25 Years of Animation (formerly Pixar: 20 Years of Animation) returned to the United States, arriving at the Oakland Museum of California.

The exhibition, which features over 500 works of art created by Pixar during the past two and a half decades (including never-before-seen pieces from Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, and Toy Story 3) and the famous Pixar Zoetrope, will run at the OMCA until January 9. More info can be found in this press release.

Finally, I'm a huge fan of NBC's The Office, and the very funny Mindy Kaling, who plays the loquacious Kelly Kapoor on the show, has been expressing her love of Pixar and Toy Story 3 over the past few days on Twitter (@mindykaling) with tweets like "The Toy Story trilogy beats all trilogies" and "Uh, when is Pixar going to do a live-action movie?"

6 comments:

Neal said...

Is there a way of knowing in advance about when a new "Car Toons" is going to air? I love those and don't like missing them.

Stigall said...

Here ya' go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBCzLrX6bnA&feature=player_embedded

Mike said...

Thanks!

Lynn said...

Yep I've been following @the_pixar_blog,

Leirin said...

I wish I had cable so I could get excited about the Cars Toons like all the other disney channel kids! =( I've never even seen one...

Euphreana said...

Just saw Monster Truck Mater. ...Cute, but somehow it didn't meet my expectations.