To cap a wonderful panel that made my eyes water about 4.7 times, John Lasseter of course chose his baby, the original franchise, Toy Story. It’s the 20th anniversary of the original Toy Story, a film that might be the most revolutionary animated film ever, at least since Snow White. What brought Lasseter and company back for a fourth […]
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D23: Shakira and Sloths Light Up “Zootopia”
Day 1 of Disney’s very own Comic-Con, the D23 EXPO, began in earnest with its John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer of Disney & Pixar Animation) hosted Disney Animation and Pixar Animation panel. After a sizzle reel featuring an impressive cut of Disney’s most salient properties, from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Animation, Pixar, Pete’s Dragon, Beauty and […]
Cars 2: Pixar [Finally] Misses a Step!
The sequel for which I had the highest hopes let me down. Cars 2 is first time Pixar has failed to knock it out of the park. Instead of bringing back all the characters [caracters?] we know and love from the original, the citizens of Radiator Springs are relegated to less than cameos as John […]
Vintage Grand Prix Posters Set The Scene For Cars 2!
In celebration of the international nature of Pixar’s Cars 2, Disney/Pixar has released four vintage-style posters – each linked to the Grand Prix in four famous cities including: London [above], Paris, Porto Corsa and Tokyo [following the jump].
MOVIE NEWS: Disney-Pixar’s UP! Gets Plum Opening Spot At Cannes!
For the first time, an animated film in 3D – Disney-Pixar’s UP! – will open the Cannes Film Festival. The CG film will be the Opening Ceremony film of the 62nd Festival de Cannes on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009. It will be released on May 29th in North America. UP is a comedy adventure in […]
MOVIE REVIEW: Bolt in 3D: Disney Closes The Gap On PIXAR – But Only a Little
Walt Disney’s Bolt is a thoroughly enjoyable bit of fluff with just the right amount of darkness and danger to give kids [and their parents] a bit of a scare before everything works out. In terms of animation, it’s almost to the level of PIXAR, though the storytelling isn’t as fluid. The 3D, however, works […]
DVD REVIEW: Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty: 50 the Anniversary Platinum Edition – The Pinnacle of Disney’s Hand Animated Achievement!
Although the Sleeping Beauty fairytale has been around for much longer, Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty was inspired by the Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet – some of Tchaikovsky’s music is even quoted in the score. Sleeping Beauty is remarkable for a number of reasons: it was the first Disney film to be done in an angular, […]
PIXAR’s Cars Spawns Multi-Channel Cars Toons Series of Shorts
Disney•Pixar’s Cars Toons, a new animated short series directed by Academy Award®-winner John Lasseter, and starring Lightning McQueen’s rusty but trusty friend Mater, will be presented on, Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Family beginning Monday, October 27. “Cars Toons” are directed by John Lasseter, (director on Cars, Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life and […]