Disney has just issued a press release announcing that they will be re-releasing several of its films in 3D over the coming years. The films that have been confirmed for release are Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and The Little Mermaid. Late in 2009, Disney found success with the double-feature release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D. Now, just this past month, The Lion King has added to its already sizable box office gross, with the 3D film taking in about $80 million. Read on to view the full press release. [Read more...]
Last Friday evening, a ceremony was held at the D23 Expo to mark the first day of issue of the “Send A Hello Forever Stamps,” which feature several Pixar characters, such as Buzz Lightyear, WALL-E, and Lightning McQueen. John Lasseter was present for the ceremony and gave a touching speech (video clip below) about how honored he and the company of Pixar was to have their characters etched into history. Read on to view the full press release marking the occasion, which includes details on how to order the stamps. Knowing how many collectors will want a piece of the action, they have provided various options for those who want keepsakes. [Read more...]
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...]
This year, D23 is set to be bigger than ever, with Disney and Pixar having a large presence at the show. Back in late-2010, we learned of very cool Pixar postage stamps being released by the Post Office to highlight the animation studio’s extensive collection of popular films. Well, the time for their release is now coming up rapidly. The USPS and Disney will co-unveil the stamps in a special presentation on August 19. Additionally, there will be exclusive D23 merchandise available at the expo, such as a Toy Story Woody action figure and a Cars 2 Finn McMissile collectible. Read on to check out the full press release detailing Disney Consumer Products at the D23 Expo! [Read more...]
Disney Interactive Studios unveiled today the classic character costumes of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald who will be joining the mix of Disney and Pixar characters in the upcoming action-adventure videogame Disney Universe set for release this fall. The game brings together for the first time characters and worlds inspired by both animated and live action films from Disney’s Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Pictures. The new classic characters are joined by other characters like Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters Inc., Alice and the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Stitch from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch and many more! [Read more...]
Last week, Disney Mobile released a few new Cars 2 apps for the App Store, just in time for the release of the film. Looks like the apps are pretty popular already, as the paid version has toppled popular games such as Angry Birds and Tiny Wings which usually occupy the number one slot. The full version includes a fun pick-up-and-play game, while the lite (free) version allows gamers to play a few levels (both have links to view Cars 2 videos and images and to buy film-related merchandise. To check out some images of the game in action and read the full press release for the game, keep on reading on! [Read more...]
UPDATE: My in-depth review of the game is up here.
It is a big week for Pixar and Disney. Not only is Cars 2 coming this Friday, the video game for the film was just released today! It is available for almost every platform out there – XBox 360, Wii, Playstation 3, DS, PC and MAC. I am currently playing through every nook and cranny of the game and will have a review up soon. Right now, I can say that the game is loads of fun, especially in multiplayer mode. Disney and Pixar worked really hard on this game and taking your first spin around the track really helps you see that. Today, Disney Interactive released a launch trailer (in HD), a few more beautiful screenshots, and a full press release, which you can view here! [Read more...]
E3 is rapidly approaching and Disney Interactive is going all out in the promotion of their previously unannounced title, “Disney Universe.” The title had been rumored for a bit, but now that it has been announced it looks like fans are rather curious to see how a game featuring both Disney and Pixar properties will turn out. Players don costumes of famous characters such as Mike Wazowski and Stitch and are granted powers exclusive to those characters. We shared a full teaser trailer with you earlier today and now we have some hi-res images of the characters and a few screenshots here! [Read more...]
One look at children today and it is not hard to notice that the Cars franchise is immensely popular. Clothes, toys, lunchboxes, walkie-talkies, kites, and hundreds of other various types of merchandise have been developed since the release of the original Cars and you better believe that there is a ton more on the way with the sequel approaching its June 24 release date. Toys”R”Us has issued a press release describing its exclusive products and also noted that all of its stores will be outfitted with boutiques featuring their wide variety of Cars toys. Read on to view the entire press release, along with images of their exclusives! [Read more...]
Prior to BOOM! releasing comics based on Pixar films, the Pixar brand had never really graced comics. The company did an excellent job at adapting the characters to print, releasing many well-written and beautifully drawn comics based on Toy Story, The Incredibles, WALL-E, Cars, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo. When Disney announced that they had purchased Marvel, there was speculation as to whether BOOM! would continue releasing Pixar comics, or if Marvel would take over. That was answered today, as Marvel officially announced that they would be releasing a brand new line of magazines called Disney•Pixar Presents. [Read more...]
Disney Reveals Innovative Cars 2 Toy Line & New Film Characters At 2011 American International Toy Fair
With Special Appearances by Cars 2 Stars: Michael Caine And Emily Mortimer
NEW YORK, NY — Feb. 14, 2011 — Disney revved its engines and kicked off American International Toy Fair today as it unveiled the all new Disney·Pixar Cars 2 toy line of more than 300 toys before a capacity crowd of toy industry insiders and members of D23, Disney’s official fan community. Academy Award®-winning actor Michael Caine, voice of the charming and eloquent new Cars 2 British agent Finn McMissile and actress Emily Mortimer, voice of his spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell, were on hand for a panel discussion and were presented with custom-built toys celebrating their Cars 2 characters. [Read more...]
Everyone’s Favorite Family of Undercover Superheroes Bursts Into High-Definition
Academy Award®-Winning Animated Feature Disney•Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES Makes Its Highly-Anticipated Blu-ray™ Debut On April 12th
BURBANK, Calif., February 10, 2011 – THE INCREDIBLES, everyone’s favorite family of undercover superheroes and Disney•Pixar’s two time Academy Award®-winning animated feature film (2004 Best Animated Feature Film and Best Achievement in Sound Editing), makes its highly-anticipated Blu-ray™ debut on April 12, 2011. Releasing as a 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy), this superset has something for everyone – from the discerning enthusiast who demands nothing less than the highest-quality home entertainment experience, to the family who enjoys the interactive and engaging bonus features that only Blu-ray can provide – making this a “must add” to every home entertainment collection across the nation. [Read more...]
Earlier today, Disney issued a press release, detailing the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD sets for Toy Story 3. We now have a full (and official) list of the special features and what we can expect to see from each of them. There is still no mention of a possible Blu-ray 3D version, so stay tuned. Read the press release below:
UPDATE: Added final box art images for all of the sets below.
BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 27 – Two weeks after becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office today, joining Alice in Wonderland as the second $1 billion film this year from The Walt Disney Studios – the first studio in history to accomplish this feat. Disney first crossed the $1 billion threshold with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in 2006. Toy Story 3 becomes the only animated film to reach this milestone and the seventh title in industry history. [Read more...]
BURBANK, Calif. – August 13, 2010 – With record-breaking box office tallies around the world, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time taking in more than $920 million at the global box office to date. This weekend, the critically acclaimed Toy Story 3 is expected to become Disney’s second film to cross the $400 million domestic threshold and currently ranks as the 4th highest grossing film in company history globally. “In 1995, the talented team at Pixar introduced a cowboy, a space ranger and their friends who have gone on to become some of the most beloved characters in the world. The success of Toy Story is due to the tremendously creative and innovative team at Pixar, led by John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, and our incredible marketing and distribution teams around the world,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “In Toy Story 3, director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla Anderson and the incredible team at Pixar have given audiences a film that continued the rich storytelling and character building that have become synonymous with every Pixar release.” [Read more...]
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MEDIA ADVISORY–(Marketwire – July 26, 2010) – Artists from Pixar Animation Studios will be presenting a unique Masterclass in Animation & Story Development on September 24/25th in Vancouver, Canada.
This exceptional 2-day event takes place at the Simon Fraser University, with instructors Animator Andrew Gordon and Story Artist Matthew Luhn, both of Pixar. This masterclass has toured the world, this being one of only two North American stops in 2010. [Read more...]