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Pixar races Cars 2 home to Disney Blu-ray 3D and DVD November 1st

Pixar races Cars 2 home to Disney Blu-ray 3D and DVD November 1st

Start your engines! Disney and Pixar are racing to get Cars 2, their latest CG animated blockbuster, home to Blu-ray and DVD. The sequel helped expand the Cars franchise, introducing a world of new characters, and a great James Bond-like spy thriller feel to the series. Now, all of the fast and furious action will make it’s way to DVD, Blu-ray, digital downloads, and Blu-ray 3D on November 1st of this year; just in time to speed toward the holiday rush. To drive the hype machine along, we’ve got teaser trailers, art work, screen grabs, box art, a press release, and a whole lot more! Check it out!

Avengers, Brave, Muppets, and Monsters University at Disney’s D23 Expo

Avengers, Brave, Muppets, and Monsters University at Disney's D23 Expo

Comic-Con, E3, WizardWorld and more are all part of the convention boom that has taken over in the past decade or so. Hoping to join in the take over, Disney is ready to unleash a whole new world of exclusives and teaser information at their own upcoming convention, D23 Expo. Fans will get a special look inside Disney projects, Pixar Movies, and the comic book world of Marvel, with all-star appearances from the folks behind the Muppets, The Avengers, Pixar’s Brave, and so much more. The whole adventure begins on August 19th, an we’d need a full press release to get all the details out there … so thankfully, that’s exactly what we have! Read on.

Pixar flies Planes as spinoff to Disney’s Cars

Pixar flies Planes as spinoff to Disney's Cars

Pixar and Disney may have just driven Cars 2 to theaters, but they’re already producing the spinoff, Planes. They’ve conquered the roads, so why not set to the skies? The project is currently slated as a DisneyToon Studios 2013 direct-to-video release, though it’s important to remember Toy Story 2 originally started as a direct-to-video production, before getting a greenlight for the big screen. So could we see new Planes characters jetting past Lightning McQueen in theaters, instead of just DVD and Blu-ray? Certainly possible. What’s important for now is just to see how awesome their world is, mixing a small town dreamer named Dusty into the big leagues of flight. Check out the teaser trailer

Disney and Pixar target November 27, 2013

Disney and Pixar target November 27, 2013

Hot on the release of Cars 2, the reveal of Planes, and the teaser info of Brave, Disney and Pixar are at it again, locking down November 27th, 2013 for … something! Truth is, no one knows for sure what that date is locking in. All that has been revealed thus far is that Disney and Pixar have secured that date, which falls sometime around Thanksgiving two years from now. Is this a look into Toy Story 4? A fixed release for Monsters University, currently slated for June of that year? Rumors are suggesting this is NOT a sequel to an existing franchise, so could we be looking at an entirely new Pixar and Disney film? CG? 3D? Who knows! All we can say is, as soon as our scouts get the information, we’ll keep you posted. If you had your wish, what would you like it to be?

Pixar and Disney’s Toy Story 3 wins Best Licensed Program

Pixar and Disney's Toy Story 3 wins Best Licensed Program

Every year, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) gathers at the Licensing International Expo. That’s a lot of words, and a lot of titles, and really it all amounts to “who had the best toy”. When the dust settled at the end of the 2011 Expo in Las Vegas, there was a clear winner amongst the group: the third installment of Disney and Pixar’s CG franchise, Toy Story 3. While Hello Kitty took home the award for best Character and Toy Brand, Toy Story nabbed the top overall spot, bringing yet another honor to Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the rest of Andy’s toys.

Pixar and Disney Toy Story marathon on Starz

Pixar and Disney Toy Story marathon on Starz

Three of the greatest animated films of all time will be cramming their way into a single weekend! If you’ve got the Starz network, and a general love of all things toon, then this is the party for you. Today, April 16th, Starz will be showcasing Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and the premiere of Toy Story 3 starting at 6pm. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, the entire Pixar and Disney trilogy marathon will be repeated on Sunday, April 17th, starting at 9am, and then again starting at 5pm on Sunday. Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Rex, the Potato Heads, Andy, the whole gang (Round Up Gang!) is here, so TOON in!

Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles Review

Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles Review

For the past ten or fifteen years, it is undeniable how popular CG animated toons have been; the Toy Story franchise, Shrek, How to train your Dragon, Cars, Madagascar, etc, etc. In that same span of time, it is similarly clear that this is also the age of the super hero; The Batman and Dark Knight films, Spider-Man, X-Men and Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. So, in 2004, Disney teamed with Pixar to release what would seemingly be the perfect storm collaboration: The Incredibles, a CG animated film about super heroes. Seven years later, the package is ready for home viewing on the highest of definitions, Blu-ray, asking us the question “how was it?” In a ridiculously cliched description; Incredible.

Fanimation: Doodle v.s. Doodle

Fanimation: Doodle v.s. Doodle

Fan animation has been around as long as professional animation – in fact, many would argue longer. We’ve featured a few spots in the past months highlighting some of the work we’ve found on the net, hoping to shed some fame towards the hard work of some loyal toonists out there. This latest piece, Doodle vs Doodle, is yet the newest addition to the segment we’ll title “Fanimation” from now on. The production is entirely created in stop-motion video by Jace D, at the young age of 13! As a bonus to Jace’s great work, we also liked spotting some of the animation influences within the project: Toy Story’s Buzz, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Phineas and Ferb, and more. Check out Jace’s work, and see what else you notice!

So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales

So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales

In roughly two weeks, Disney will bring Tangled home to Blu-ray and DVD. As the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Tangled is a retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale Rapunzel. Though it generated over $500 million, it’s lofty $260 million budget makes it the second most expensive film of all time – perhaps enough so to have Disney avoid fairy tales, all together. Disney Animation heads Ed Catmull and John Lasseter have already squashed two films in development, “The Snow Queen” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Could the days of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, and Jasmine be over in favor of the new wave of Toy Story, Cars, Bolt, and UP? Would you want it that way?

Black Eyed Peas, Jaden Smith, Jason Segel, and Victoria Justice join Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards

Black Eyed Peas, Jaden Smith, Jason Segel, and Victoria Justice join Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards

In less than two weeks, Jack Black will take the stage as the host of Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards. The annual slime-fest is going all out this year (just like every year) bringing in a number of special guests including: Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Josh Duhamel, Damon Wayans, Jaden Smith, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Lindsey Vonn, Nick Cannon, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice, Danica Patrick, Rico Rodriguez, Cory Monteith, Big Time Rush, Shaun White, and many others. One of the more special, special guests is the Black Eyed Peas, who will be performing for the live audience. Take look at some of the nominees for the April 2nd show, and let us know who you’ll be voting for!

Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar

Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar

During last night’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Disney’s Toy Story franchise yet again proved it’s power in the world of cinema, as the latest sequel, Toy Story 3, brought home Oscar gold! While the film had to settle for just a nomination in “the big award,” Best Picture, Toy Story 3 did dominate the Best Animated Feature category, sending Lee Unkrich to the stage. Randy Newman, long time composer for Pixar’s CG films, was also honored for Toy Story 3’s song “We Belong Together.” It was the second time Newman received such an honor, having previously won a decade ago for Monsters, Inc.

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