The world premiere of Brave, Pixar’s latest feature-length film, was held last night in Hollywood, California. Members of the Pixar production staff turned out to celebrate the imminent release of the film. The premiere was held at the Dolby Theatre, which had its grand re-opening, after the sound company took over the naming rights from Kodak. The Kodak Theatre name may sound familiar, as it has been the home for the Academy Awards. Take a look at photos from the animated film’s world premiere after the break! [Read more...]
Randy Newman has played an integral role in Pixar films, composing and singing many of the studio’s famous musical pieces. He is a 2-time winner at the Academy Awards, most recently winning for the song “We Belong Together” on the Toy Story 3 soundtrack. Additionally, in his illustrious career he has also won 5 Grammy Awards.
In April, he is on tour, playing concert venues throughout the United States. Not only will Randy Newman play some of his own music, but he is also set to play many songs from his work at Pixar. On April 22, he is playing the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, which is part of the SFJazz Spring Season, and The Pixar Times is pleased to announce that we are giving away four pairs of tickets to the show! (UPDATE: The contest is now closed) [Read more...]
Immediately following the Academy Awards last night, the stars proceeded to the Governers Ball. The annual party is always the first stop of (likely) many parties for the winners. Cameras caught Lee Unkrich and Randy Newman celebrating their big Oscar wins in style. Enjoy the photos below.
Going into the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Toy Story 3 had been nominated for five Oscars, while Day & Night was up for one. After a broadcast that lasted a bit longer than three hours, the smoke cleared and Toy Story 3 emerged a winner. The film did not walk away with the Best Picture award, but did come away with two more golden statuettes that can now be placed in Pixar Animation Studios’ ever-growing trophy case. [Read more...]
Earlier today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a press release detailing who will perform at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It has been confirmed that Randy Newman, the man behind the instantly recognizable Toy Story trilogy soundtrack, will sing “We Belong Together,” the song that plays with the epilogue of Toy Story 3. [Read more...]
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...]
Earlier today, stars walked the red carpet to attend the premiere of the strongly anticipated Toy Story 3. The cast of the film was present, along with director Lee Unkrich, Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, and plenty more. Essentially, the premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, was the place to be today. Below are pictures from the red carpet, taken by Reuters photographer Danny Moloshok. All of the following pictures are copyrighted by Reuters.
Toy Story 3 opens nationwide on June 18th. That’s less than 5 days away. That’s right. Get excited!
He’s a decorated composer who has an instantly recognizable voice. When you hear the words, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” sung by this man, a warm feeling comes over you. Not only does he sing, but he puts together beautiful musical arrangements, as heard in the ‘Toy Story’ films and ‘Monsters, Inc.’. He’s none other than Randy Newman.
The winner of five Grammy Awards, two Emmys, and an Academy Award received something else entirely on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. His name etched on a star joined the ranks of over 2,000 others who will live on forever on Hollywood’s famous “Walk of Fame”. Newman, currently 66 years young, recently completed the score for Pixar’s upcoming ‘Toy Story 3′, which debuts in North American theaters on June 18.