Pixar Characters Surprise Moviegoers on Opening Day of Disney/Pixar’s UP

The Pixar gang celebrates at the Opening Weekend Surprise for UP in ChicagoMoviegoers waiting to see the newest release from Disney/Pixar, UP, at the Kerasotes Show Case Theaters in Chicago, IL got a big surprise when some of Pixar’s classic characters came out to celebrate and watch the movie too. Sulley (Monsters, Inc.), Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles) and Buzz Lightyear and Woody (Toy Story) worked and schmoozed the already excited crowd.

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Winnie the Pooh Heads Back to the Big Screen in 2011

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Disney will make a formal announcement tomorrow during its presentation at the Licensing International Expo in Vegas that Winnie the Pooh will be starring in a new film to be released in spring of 2011.

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Jeffrey Hornaday to Direct and Choreograph ‘High School Musical 4: East Meets West’

Jeffrey Hornaday, a renowned choreographer (“Flashdance,” “A Chorus Line”) and director (“Shout”), will helm “High School Musical East Meets West,” the fourth movie in the franchise that is a cultural sensation around the world. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, Disney Channels Worldwide. The Disney Channel Original Movie, written by Peter Barsocchini, is scheduled to debut in 2010.

Casting is underway for the fourth story of the celebrated “High School Musical” franchise, a classic story set against the cross-town school rivalry between the East High Wildcats and West High Knights.

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Apple Commercial for iPhone Featuring Disney/Pixar’s UP (Video)

Caught this on the television as I was fast forwarding through the commercials. For your entertainment:

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Sanders Art Studio Announces Limited Edition Concept and Promotional Art Prints from Disney/Pixar’s UP

'Adventure is Out There' by Eric Tan

'Adventure is Out There' by Eric Tan

Sanders Art Studio is proud to offer eight new limited edition pieces of concept and promotional art from the Disney/Pixar film UP. Complete with certificate of authenticity, each print comes on acid-free archival paper.

The posters are as follows:

“I Can Speak” Promotional Art by Eric Tan from Disney/Pixar’s UP – Giclee Print (Paper)

“Wilderness Must Be Explored” Promotional Art by Eric Tan from Disney/Pixar’s UP – Giclee Print (Paper)

“Beware of Dogs” Promotional Art by Eric Tan from Disney/Pixar’s UP – Giclee Print (Paper)

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First Look: Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 Teaser Trailer (Video)

Attached to UP, the teaser trailer to Toy Story 3 has been released. Unfortunately, this version is in 2D. Enjoy.

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Creative Forces Behind Disney/Pixar’s UP to Ring Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange May 29

While the event has already taken place, we hope to provide you with video and more coverage soon. Keep checking http://stitchkingdom.com/tag/nyse for more coverage of this historic event. (Video has been posted here)

While the New York Times may continue to report on their financial bleak outlook for Disney with an apparent shortage of toys inspired by UP or the Jonas Brothers in.. well, whatever they do, it appears Pixar may get the last laugh – or at least the last bell.

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‘Flight of the Navigator’ Remake Cleared for Takeoff

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Disney is readying a relaunch of the 1986 sci-fi adventure movie “Flight of the Navigator.” It has hired “Wild Hogs” scribe Brad Copeland to write the remake.

The original movie told the story of a 12-year-old boy (Joey Cramer) who is abducted by an alien spacecraft in 1978 and reappears eight years later, still the same age and with no memory of what happened. NASA scientists discover a connection between the boy and a downed spacecraft and try to exploit the boy, who ultimately escapes with the ship and attempts to reunite with his family.

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Film Review: the boys: the sherman brothers’ story

the boys: the sherman brothers' storyThe only thing more legendary than their music is their animosity. It wasn’t until their own children came together and decided the differences must be put aside and the story be told.

Currently in limited release, Stitch Kingdom brings you a review of this fascinating documentary of a family who couldn’t be together unless they were working together. You can read our review here.

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