‘Day & Night’ Director Teddy Newton Developing New Pixar Film With ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Writer

Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar

Teddy Newton has been at Pixar since he came over to the studio with Brad Bird to work on The Incredibles. He has taken up small acting roles to great effect several times (he voiced the newsreel narrator in the aforementioned The Incredibles, Chatter Telephone in Toy Story 3, and Mini Buzz in the Toy Story Toon, Small Fry). Not only is he skilled with his voice, but he also worked on the story for the Jack-Jack Attack short and directed the Oscar-nominated short Day & Night. Now, we have learned that he is currently developing a brand new film for the animation studio.

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Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt, Teddy Newton, Darla K. Anderson, Randy Newman React to Oscar Nominations

This morning was quite the media circus, as the Academy Award nominations were announced. Toy Story 3 was nominated for five awards, while Day & Night bagged one nomination. EW has compiled several statements that have been released by Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt, and Teddy Newton, in which they thank the Academy and others. Read on to view their full statements. [Read more…]

Pixar Brought In To Help Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy comes out on Dec. 17, 2010

Tron: Legacy comes out on Dec. 17, 2010 (Copyright Disney)

EW is reporting that after the primary shooting was completed for the upcoming Tron: Legacy, Disney decided to show an early cut of the film to John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, who were instrumental in the emergence of Pixar. Then, Toy Story 3 screenwriter Michael Arndt and Pixar director Brad Bird were brought in to help write the re-shoots that were set to occur for the film. [Read more…]

Film Review – Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 debuted in theaters on June 18

A few years ago when Disney and Pixar were in contract talks to extend their partnership, Disney decided to come up with their own idea for Toy Story 3. The storyline involved Buzz Lightyear getting shipped off to Taiwan and the other toys trying to rescue him. After Disney bought Pixar and made John Lasseter the CCO, Lasseter famously went and scrapped all development. Pixar took over and started from scratch. And oh boy, we should be thankful because the Toy Story 3 that was directed by Lee Unkrich and released on June 18th, 2010 is nothing short of magnificent. [Read more…]