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Season 2 of Bob’s Burgers Gets 9 More Episodes

Season 2 of Bob’s Burgers gets 9 More Episodes

In a recent move that isn’t surprising to anyone who has ever watched Bob’s Burgers, Fox has decided to add 9 more episodes to its initial 13 episode order for the hit cartoon. This means Bob’s Burgers will return in January with a whooping 22 episodes! An impressive record, since most adult-oriented cartoons these days don’t even make it past the first season before being cancelled by networks.

Mattel brings Pixar’s Toy Story Space Mission To Infinity and Beyond

Mattel brings Pixar's Toy Story Space Mission To Infinity and Beyond

It’s been just a little over a year since Disney and Pixar brought the Toy Story franchise full circle, from Andy to Bonnie, with last summer’s Toy Story 3. However, even with the film’s bittersweet closure, fans have been wondering (Buzz-ing, even) about a fourth sequel since the credits rolled on the third film. And while Mattel isn’t exactly stepping forth to announce Toy Story 4, they did something almost as cool; animating a Toy Story short film using the actual Toy Story toys! The entire spot was created using toys from a new line, Toy Story: Space Mission, during a 4 week toymation filming session, where each character is all geared up in special outfits. Take a look at the animated short, as well as shots of the toy line!

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.

Hallmark brings Out of the Blue’s Asteroid Andy to TV

Hallmark brings Out of the Blue's Asteroid Andy to TV

For awhile now, Asteroid Andy has developed quite a following on Hallmark’s website. The Flash animated series takes a future environment, and puts Andy, his family, and his intergalactic friends on all sorts of adventures. Now, Out of the Blue Enterprises, the folks behind Super Why, are looking to bring the web toon to television in Asteroid Andy’s own animated series. No word yet on where the cartoon will air, or how long it will be in development before hitting TVs, but we’ll stay on it for you!

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!

Toy Story 4 puts Buzz in a vacuum

Toy Story 4 puts Buzz in a vacuum

Well… no. The first Toy Story saw Woody and Buzz get separated from Andy and the toys. Pixar’s sequel, Toy Story 2, had the crew meet with the Woody’s Round Up Gang. Disney’s third tale, Toy Story 3, reversed the plot of the first CG film and had Andy separate from the toys. Now, what if Toy Story 4 was simply Andy’s mom cleaning house and vacuuming up all the spare bits and pieces of each and every toy? Tell me that doesn’t sound a little more threatening than Zurg! Recently, a commercial for the LG Kompressor Elite debuted on TVs around the globe, showing off the vacuum’s power. The story told in the 75 second clip takes that Toy Story 4 concept for a spin. Check it!

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray and DVD Review

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray and DVD Review

Seems like just a few months ago, we were hyping the release of Toy Story 3 in theaters. …oh wait, it was! Alright, fine. Seems like just a few months ago, we were reviewing Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on Blu-ray. …wait a tick, that’s true, too! Huh. Well, could it possibly be true that we’re now reviewing the amazingly perfect Toy Story 3 Blu-ray for our reading audience! Booyah, we’re three for three here! Disney and Pixar have brought the third film in the Toy Story franchise home to fans in a miraculous fashion, as Toy Story 3 Blu-ray and DVD truly shows how animated toons, and their home versions, should be done.

Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray and DVD from Disney

Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray and DVD from Disney

It’s here. IT’S HERE!!! Toy Story 3, Pixar’s 2010 masterpiece, is finally available on Blu-ray and DVD. The epic adventure is not only the highest grossing film in Disney’s Toy Story franchise, it has become the highest grossing animated film of all time. And the records wont stop there! Buzz is abound on this film becoming the number one home video of the season, and eventually of all time. Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Hamm, Rex, Slinky Dog, the Potato Heads — all of Andy’s toys are ready for you to own them and cherish them forever. Check out the full box art so you’ll know what to look for, then get to watching!!

Disney and Pixar present Toy Story 3 concept art

Disney and Pixar present Toy Story 3 concept art

Looks… familiar? I mean, close, but not really? You can sorta see Andy and Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Rex, Bullseye, Hamm, and a few others from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, but the detail is certainly much less CG than we’re used to. That’s because this is the concept art phase of the film’s development. Months after the hand-drawn sketches take us through the basics of the story, individual scenes are fleshed out with color in these rendered paintings, giving all of the digital artists a proper sense of what to create. The lighting, the mood, the frame cropping, etc. And guess what; there’s tons of this content, all happily packed in the Blu-ray and DVD combo packs, due in stores November 2nd. Check out some more!

Disney removes Pixar’s Newt from the schedule

Disney removes Pixar's Newt from the schedule

Pixar has championed some of the greatest animated films of the past 15 years. Heck, they’ve been responsible for some of the best cinematic experiences, animated or otherwise, during that span. And, for every awesome project they’ve completed, there are dozens if not hundreds of more ideas that never made it to completion. Sadly, one of the expected upcoming films, Newt, could share that same doomed fate. In a recent schedule reshuffling that saw Beauty and the Beast 3D get pulled from the calendar, Disney’s Newt was silently removed, as well. The Pixar film was intended to hit theaters in 2012, focusing on the last two blue-footed newts on earth, hoping to save their species from extinction. Unfortunately, it seems Newt was not successful in his quest. We’ll keep pushing for details, but… it’s not looking likely 🙁

Pixar’s Toy Story 3 set to cross $400 million, topping Finding Nemo as Disney’s box office best

Pixar's Toy Story 3 set to cross $400 million, topping Finding Nemo as Disney's box office best

After it’s first 7 weeks, and heading into it’s 8th weekend, Toy Story 3 is on a monster pace. The Disney and Pixar collaboration, and the first Toy Story sequel in the franchise since 1999’s Toy Story 2, is seated at about $385 million dollars at the domestic box office. That’s already $140 million more than Toy Story 2, and nearly $200 million more than the first Toy Story film. Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex, and the rest have been swimming in success in this latest flick, heralded as the theoretical goodbye to Andy and the series. Former champ in the Disney and Pixar box office books was 2003’s Finding Nemo, and Toy Story 3 has that beat by about $45 million, even prior to this weekend, where experts predict Toy Story 3 could top the $400 million mark. How many times have you seen the film so far?

Disney and Pixar open Toy Story 3 June 18th

Disney and Pixar open Toy Story 3 June 18th

In less than a week, Disney and Pixar will team together to release a third film in the Toy Story franchise, hitting audiences on June 18th in 3D. Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3, notes that even though it’s been almost 15 years since Toy Story 2, he and Pixar CEO John Lasseter wanted to create a third film immediately. Originally, the plan was to just throw another adventure at the toys; Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Slinky Dog, and the rest. But as the years went by, the story and ideas evolved; the real-world time delay fit in perfectly with the story-world. Andy, just like us in the audience, had grown up. And if the first two movies in the CG franchise are any indicator, there will be a whole world of emotional and powerful cinema to support that concept. I’ll be there day one to see! Anyone else?

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