100 New Collectible Pixar Postcards Coming Soon

Art of Pixar Postcards Volume 2 Set

Back in 2005, Chronicle Books released a Pixar postcard set in time for the studio’s 20th anniversary. The set contained 100 postcards featuring concept art from all of the feature films and short films that had been produced by the animation studio. Now, after a seven-year wait, Chronicle is set to release a Volume 2 in the series, with 100 all-new postcards with artwork from arguably some of Pixar’s greatest films. Find more details and the press release after the break! [Read more…]

Comic-Con 2012: Exclusive Pixar Collectibles

SDCC 2012 Exclusive - Sulley and Boo

Every year, huge crowds flock to San Diego Comic Con to preview upcoming films, shows…and, oh yeah, comic books. Many collectors also venture out to the massive event to add exclusive new items to their collection. Seeing the potential, many toy companies have started to release a limited run of some fantastic collectibles at the show. This year, Funko and Mattel are unleashing exclusive figures, which you can take a closer look at after the break! [Read more…]

Disney Holiday Gift Preview 2012: Pixar Merchandise

Holiday Gift Preview 2012 - Finding Nemo Blu-ray

Yesterday, Disney provided me with an extensive tour of its upcoming merchandise for the next few months. Unsurprisingly, given their popularity, we will be seeing new toy lines from both the Toy Story and Cars franchises. With Monsters University still a year away, the big focus is on Brave merch at the moment, though, as bow and arrow sets continue to sell out across Disney Stores and other retailers. After the break, get a preview of some of the merchandise based on Pixar films you can expect to see at retailers soon. [Read more…]

‘Cars 2′ and ‘La Luna’ Nab 8 Annie Nominations

Annie Awards

Last year, Pixar and Disney sat out the Annie Awards, which focus on the animation industry, as the studios had issues with the voting process. News arrived a few months ago, though, that the problems had been resolved to the animation studios’ liking. Following the controversy, Pixar submitted Cars 2 and La Luna for consideration by the International Animated Film Society. Nominations have just been announced and the two Pixar films are contesting for eight awards. Check out all the nomination categories after the jump. [Read more…]

Video Previews: ‘Cars 2′ Blu-ray/DVD Special Features

Cars 2 Five Disc Blu-ray Combo With 3D

Cars 2 is approaching its home release as the film is coming to Blu-ray and DVD next month. The various box sets for the film are set to come with several special features exploring the making of the animated feature. Disney/Pixar has uploaded a few videos previewing the extras, with one that goes behind the scenes with a look at the research the creative team did on the world of racing. Additionally, they also uploaded a longer clip from the hilarious Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation short. Continue on to view both videos in HD. [Read more…]

Cars 2 Coming Home To Blu-ray/DVD On November 1

Cars 2 Five Disc Blu-ray Combo With 3D

Similar to previous Pixar’s home video releases, Disney has announced that the Cars 2 Blu-ray and DVD will be hitting retail stores right before the big holiday shopping season kicks off. Included within the sets will be a brand grew short entitled Air Mater, which we described back in February as a film that would set up the Planes universe. Besides the standard box sets, there will be a monster 11-Disc set collecting the two Cars films, along with all of the Mater’s Tall Tales shorts. Read on for the full press release, images of the box sets, and a clip from the upcoming Air Mater! [Read more…]

Preview: Toy Story, Cars 2 Exclusives At D23

D23 Woody Marionette

The D23 Expo is shaping up to be quite the beast, as Disney just announced earlier today that Pixar will have a huge presence at the show. We had already heard that there would be some cool exclusive collectibles available. Now, we have some more details and images on the Toy Story and Cars 2 exclusives that you can expect to see. From the Toy Story series, there will be a marionette Woody that can be moved around as if he were a puppet (think Toy Story 2) and a flocked Lotso POP! Vinyl figure. From Cars 2, an exclusive Submarine Finn McMissile will be on sale. Read on for the images and the details! [Read more…]