Concept Art For The ‘Toy Story 3′ You Never Saw

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Pixar is currently a subsidiary of Disney (the animation studio’s official name is Disney/Pixar), but it was not always that way. Actually, when Michael Eisner was CEO of the Walt Disney Company, and the contract previously agreed upon between Pixar and Disney was coming to an end, the two companies developed quite the contentious relationship. Eisner’s successor, Bob Iger, swooped in and worked hard at repairing the ties between the two companies before ultimately buying Pixar. Before that, though, Disney was working on Toy Story 3, without Pixar’s involvement. After the break, take a fascinating look at the Toy Story 3 we never saw! [Read more…]

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…]

‘Brave’ References Canceled Pixar Film ‘Newt?’

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Back in 2010, there came shocking news (at least for those who follow Pixar) that the highly-anticipated film, Newt, had been cancelled. Employees had done years of work developing the film, so it was surprising to see the film taken off the production schedule indefinitely. Pixar likely realized how much of the employees’ great work would never be seen, and released concept art online (seen here and here). The film has lived on, though, in the form of an easter egg in Toy Story 3. We have also found what may very well be another easter egg for the now-deceased film in Brave. Take a look at the evidence after the break! [Read more…]

Pixar Classics To Return To AMC Theatres For One Weekend

Pixar Summer Movie Weekend

There is something special about enjoying a film in a theater, surrounded by fellow film lovers. Although there has been an increase in annoying cellphone usage in theaters over the past decade, many of us have fond memories of viewing classic films on the big screen. If you are looking to rekindle your appreciation for some Pixar classics, there’s good news, everyone – AMC and Disney/Pixar are teaming up to return four Pixar films to theaters for one weekend only. Find more details after the break! [Read more…]

Video of the Day: ‘Toy Story 3′ Finale In Live-Action

Live-Action Toy Story 3

The folks over at the Live-Action Toy Story Project (Facebook link may only work for those in the U.S.) have been working hard at developing a shot-for-shot live-action re-enactment of the classic Pixar film that started it all. For a class project, the team filmed a live-action version of the final scene in Toy Story 3 – yes, the scene that left millions tearing up behind their 3D glasses. Considering the difficulties of working with plastic toys and a child actor, I think it came out really well. Take a look after the jump! [Read more…]

PixArt: Knick Knacks Series 1 – Wave 3

Amy Mebberson

We’re back with some more PixArt Knick Knack fun! Here’s a few more designs from the many artists who have asked to participate in our little project. Thank you to everyone for their time, effort and talent, especially during this very busy time of year. This will be the last posting of 2011. But don’t worry – we’ve got a lot more artists with templates in their possession. 2012 will bring another impressive line-up of contributing artists. Have you designed yours yet? [Read more…]

Videos of the Day: Finding Nemo Blu-ray Teaser, Pixar Veteran Bud Luckey Surprises Child With Visit

Bud Luckey

Yesterday, Disney and Pixar announced that both Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. would return to theaters to play in the 3D format. Nemo is the last feature film in the Pixar library to not make the transition to Blu-ray, but that is about to change, as today Disney has released a teaser trailer for the high-definition release. On a different front, we have another video, but this one is grounded in the real world. A young boy named Evan in Billings, Montana, who is seeking a heart transplant, received a visit from retired Pixar animator Bud Luckey. Needless to say, it is pretty emotional. Watch the videos here. [Read more…]