Pixar has been growing over the years, with one of its biggest increases represented by the opening of a branch in Vancouver, Canada in 2010. Pixar Canada was created to work on shorts and television specials utilizing established franchises such as Toy Story and Cars. The studio worked on the animation and technical aspects of several shorts such as PartySaurus Rex and Small Fry. Shockingly, though, news has emerged that the branch was officially closed down today. Read on for more details after the break.
What up fishes?! This month’s PixArt features everybody’s favorite dinosaur in party mode. Inspired by last year’s Toy Story Toon, PartySaurus Rex, this fun and t-shirt-ready image comes to us from the very talented Greg Gosline. The New York-based artist is very talented which you can see from the great designs he has up on his site, including a tribute to the Evil Dr. Pork Chop. Read on for more about Greg in his own words!
Pixar films are often praised for their soundtracks in addition to their stories and characters. While we have access to soundtracks for the feature films, it is rare for the music from a Pixar short to be distributed outside of the studio. That changes with the latest Toy Story Toon, PartySaurus Rex, for which Grammy award-winning artist BT contributed the catchy tub-thumping music. Today, Disney and Pixar made the track available for download!
Often, we have to wait a number of months after theater premieres before we have the opportunity to see Pixar films on the small screen. While the feature films make their way from theaters to Blu-rays and DVDs to premium movie channels before finally playing on TV sets around the country, Pixar shorts are a different story. The latest Toy Story Toon, entitled Partysaurus Rex, has been playing with Finding Nemo 3D for the last month. It will now be providing a larger audience with the ability to laugh at its hysterical storyline, as it will premiere Monday night on the Disney Channel.
Toy Story‘s Rex has consistently been one of the funniest characters in the series due to his exaggerated anxious personality and preference in avoiding confrontations. In the newest Toy Story Toon, Partysaurus Rex, the green dinosaur is given the spotlight in a story where he starts up a party with toys who are stuck at the bottom of the bathtub. Two stills have already been released, along with a 30-second clip, but we now have two more stills that give us a closer look at the new bath toys and also confirm that Woody and the gang are back. Take a look at the hi-res stills after the break!
Last week, Disney/Pixar officially unveiled the third Toy Story Toon, Partysaurus Rex, with first details and two new images from the short. We learned that it would center around Rex leading a rave-style party in a bathtub, which may be challenging to think about before you have seen it. Imagine no longer, as we have our first look at footage from the new short with a 40-second clip. Take a look at the clip in HD after the break! (UPDATE: After being taken down Wednesday, the video is now back up.)
When Toy Story 3 came to an end (spoiler alert!), Andy’s story was finished as he donated his toys to the adorable Bonnie. Pixar has found a way to continue to tell stories involving Buzz, Woody, Barbie, Ken, and the rest of the gang without stepping on the toes of the fantastic trilogy – they have been releasing Toy Story Toons, shorts starring the lovable toys. Attached to Pixar and Disney films, we have already seen two, and now a third has been officially announced. Take a look at the first images and find out the first details of Toy Story: Partysaurus Rex after the break! [Read more…]
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…]