Disney/Pixar Introduces New ‘Toy Story 3′ Pal Trixie

Trixie the Triceratops from Toy Story 3Empire has exclusively debuted Trixie, the triceratops toy featured in the new trailer for Toy Story 3, who appears to have a special online dino-friend.

This is Trixie’s official manufacturer’s description: Trixie is a perfect playmate for prehistoric playtime! Visit the era when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! Made of rigid, durable plastic and in friendly shades of blue and purple, Trixie features an expressive mouth and movable legs. This gentle Triceratops will feed any child’s imagination. Also available: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor.

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Photos, Interviews from Special ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Event Featuring Cast, Music

Walt Disney Studios held a special Alice in Wonderland event last night in association with Hot Topic at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. The event was streamed live on the internet where tens of thousands watched Kerli, 3OH!3, Metro Station and Never Shout Never perform their respective tracks off of the Almost Alice soundtrack. In addition, the enthusiastic crowd was greeted by cast members Mia Wasikowski, Helana Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen and Johnny Depp as well as Tim Burton himself.

We are pleased to share with you several photos from the event, courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, as well as interviews with the cast that took place backstage.

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Larger Images of New ‘Toy Story 3′ Characters Made Available

img_1024 Disney/Pixar has graciously provided us with these images of the new Toy Story 3 characters that have already been introduced to the world. These are the same images as those posted on the movie’s official Facebook page, only quite a bit larger. With the new, bigger images, it’s easier to admire the quality and detail of the toys themselves.

We hope to continue to update the gallery below as new images become available as the rest of the new gang is revealed. Until then, please enjoy these images of Ken, Peas-in-a-Pod, Lotso and Buttercup. As always, click on the individual thumbnails to see larger versions of the characters and, if it appears in the lower right-hand corner, click on the resize arrows to view the original size photo.

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Pixar President Ed Catmull to be Honored at 2010 VES Awards

The 8th Annual Video Effects Society (VES) Awards, which takes place on Sunday, February 28, will honor Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar President Dr. Ed Catmull with the Georges Méliès Award for Pioneering. Dr. Catmull helped pioneer the 3D animation process at a division of Lucasfilm which would eventually become Pixar and was a key developer of RenderMan, the software environment which made films like Toy Story possible.

The VES Awards will air on the ReelzChannel on March 5 at 10 pm ET/PT with replays on March 6 at 7 pm ET/PT and March 7 at 3 pm ET/PT.

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Watch 3OH3!, Metro Station, Johnny Depp and More Online Live Tonight at 8ET/5PT!

Walt Disney Studios has teamed up with KIIS-FM and Hot Topic to produce a free Alice in Wonderland extravaganza in Los Angeles tonight and we’re lucky enough to be offering you the opportunity to watch it all LIVE tonight!

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT and will feature live performances from 3OH!3, Metro Station, Kerli and Never Shout Never. Also in attendance will be the cast of the film including Tim Burton himself. He’ll be joined by Mia Wasikowski, Helana Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen and Johnny Depp. You’ll also get to see some exclusive new footage from the film. All right here, tonight!

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ShoWest 2010: Pixar to Screen ‘Toy Story 3′; Receive Special ‘Big Ten’ Award

The ShoWest Big Ten Award will be presented to Pixar Animation Studios for their extraordinary achievement of creating ten beloved blockbusters in a row, it was announced today by Robert Sunshine, managing director of ShoWest, which will be held March 15 – 18, 2010, in Las Vegas. Pixar Animation Studios will be presented with the ShoWest Big Ten Award at ShoWest on Tuesday, March 16, at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Disney/Pixar will also screen Toy Story 3 for ShoWest attendees on Tuesday, March 16.

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Walt Disney Home Entertainment to Re-Issue Low Cost DVD Bundles on May 11

On May 11, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release low-cost bundles of older live-action  films from Walt Disney Studios and Touchstone Pictures, all of which are now available for pre-order from Amazon.com at an additional discounted cost.

Listed so far on the shopping site are:

  • M. Night Shyamalan DVD set consisting of: Signs, The Village and The Sixth Sense for $13.99 ($19.99 reg)
  • Bette Midler DVD set consisting of: Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune and Down and Out in Beverly Hills for $13.99 ($19.99 reg)
  • Kurt Russell DVD set consisting of: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and The Strongest Man in the World for $10.99 ($15.99 reg)

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First Look: Theatrical Poster for Disneynature’s OCEANS

OCEANS from DisneynatureDisneynature has provided us with the theatrical poster for its second North American release, OCEANS which opens nationwide on Earth Day, April 22.

Featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, Disneynature’s OCEANS offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful motion picture.

Remember that Disney will make a donation to The Nature Conservancy to save coral reefs in honor of every guest who sees OCEANS during opening week (April 22-28, 2010). So see OCEANS, save oceans.

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Meet ‘Toy Story 3’s’ Newest Friend: Buttercup the Unicorn

Disney/Pixar has just introduced Buttercup to the Toy Story 3 line-up via its official Facebook page. His manufacturer’s description is as follows:

Saddle up for fun and let Buttercup lead your child away on a magical adventure! This cuddly unicorn features velvety-soft, snow-colored fur with sparkly gold and pink accents. He sports a signature mythical golden horn and a fun-to-comb mane and tail. Buttercup’s durable plastic eyes are both charming and scratch-resistant. Hypo-allergenic. Ages 3 and up.

Buttercup will be voiced in the film by comedian Jeff Garlin (most noted for his recurring role on the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm)

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Spoiled! New Previously Unknown ‘Toy Story 3′ Characters Out Themselves at Toy Fair

Note: This article has been updated with a major correction. See the bottom of this article for details.

By now you probably know who Rex, Hamm and R/C are. You might even have heard of Woody. And if you’re really in the know on the Toy Story lore, you might even have an inkling as to who Buzz Lightyear of Stanor Command is.

But would you recognize Stretch if you saw him?

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