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…]
A rocky road lies ahead for the Annie Awards, which honors the year in animation. Controversy has overshadowed the awards show for several years now. It finally boiled over this past August when Ed Catmull released a statement that Disney and Pixar would not be participating in the Annies, as the studios felt that the voting process was not fair. The ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) jury went ahead and added Toy Story 3 and Day & Night to the Annies ballot, which resulted in four nominations between the two. After the 38th annual awards were presented tonight, it is apparent that the controversy is here to stay. [Read more…]
The 9th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, a show that honors achievements in visual effects and animation, took place Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton. While Toy Story 3 had been nominated for two awards, it turned out to be a bigger night for Teddy Newton’s Day & Night. [Read more…]
Well, that didn’t last long. After passing Transformers 2 just a few days ago, Toy Story 3 passed Spider-Man to become the ninth-highest grossing film in North America. Toy Story 3 officially grossed about $1.5 million the weekend spanning August 20-22 to bring its domestic total to $403.8 million. With the eighth biggest film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, at $423.3 million, Pixar’s newest film will stay in the number nine spot until the end of its theatrical run. [Read more…]
With yesterday’s gross of $332,604 in the U.S. and Canada, Toy Story 3 has broken through into the Top 10 All-Time at the box office. Passing Transformers 2, Toy Story 3 currently stands at a total of $402,280,518 domestically. [Read more…]
Amazon has now listed a 10-disc Toy Story Trilogy Blu-Ray/DVD collection for pre-order on their website, but before you are sure that this is the epic trilogy box set you have been waiting for, you may want to wait for them to release additional details. No images or details accompanies the listing, except for the fact that it will include 3 discs for Toy Story, 3 discs for Toy Story 2, and 4 discs for Toy Story 3.
UPDATE 1: The trilogy listing is beginning to show up on more websites, and we have some more details on what the box set will include.
UPDATE 2: Amazon.com has lowered their price to be more in-line with Walmart’s.
UPDATE 3: Best Buy has also lowered their price now.
UPDATE 4: Price adjustment at Best Buy, listing shows up at Barnes & Noble.
UPDATE 5: We have box art!
UPDATE 6: There’s been a price-matching war going on recently. I have all the recent updates below.
Walmart and Target have posted exclusive Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray and DVD sets that fans can begin to pre-order, and there are sure to be more coming. As Pixar Talk reported earlier today, Target will be releasing an exclusive Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray/DVD set in November. The full name for the item will be the (get ready for it) Toy Story 3: Infinity And Beyond Ultimate Collector’s Combo Pack and it will essentially be the previously announced Toy Story 3 4-Disc set (2 Blu-Ray discs, 1 DVD, 1 Digital Copy Disc), plus a Buzz Lightyear Action Figure. It is up on Target.com, where you can pre-order it for $34.99. Image after the jump.
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…]
This past weekend, Toy Story 3 passed Finding Nemo to become the all-time leader at the box office for Pixar Animation Studios. As of August 8, the North American total stood at over $396 million, with the rest of the world bringing in about $498 million, for a worldwide total of $895 million. During its run in 2003, Finding Nemo accumulated $867 million worldwide. [Read more…]