Newsweek Interview with Wall*E’s Stanton (pre-Oscar Nod)


Humility, sequels and the complete unknown that is woman according to the film’s writer/director in excerpts from this Newsweek interview.

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Burton’s Frankenweenie Redo Secures Writer

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that John August (Corpse Bride, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, et al.) is poised to pen the long anticipated remake of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which will be a full length stop motion 3D film as opposed to the original live-action short. (more…)

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Wall*E Cleans Up for Disney at 2009 Oscar Nominations

The 2009 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today and Wall*E received 6 nominations in all: Best Animated Film (along with Bolt), Best Original Screenplay, Achievement in Sound Editing, Achievement in Sound Mixing, Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score and Original Song for Down to Earth). The Oscars will air February 22 on ABC.

Says Writer/Director Andrew Stanton: “We are ecstatic and grateful for the Academy’s generous and humbling recognition of WALL•E. It is an honor and privilege to make films at Pixar, where we have grown into a great, big family. This is a tribute to all of us at Pixar and Disney who do our best to make films, not just animated films, but films for everyone that just happen to be animated.”

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Disney animation exhibit to open in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A big show of animation art from the Walt Disney studio will open in November at the New Orleans Museum of Art, a month before the release of an animated movie set in New Orleans that features Disney’s first African-American princess. (more…)

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New artwork and a sneak peek at UP

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SonyInsider.com has published a video someone took at the Sony CES 2009 featuring a clip from the upcoming Disney/Pixar film UP, a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell.

Also recently made available are a couple of teaser posters (one seen above) and additional artwork as follows: (more…)

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Disney’s All Aboard on ‘Christmas Carol’ Nationwide Train Tour

Workers install a display monitor in the digital portrait gallery aboard Disney's A Christmas Carol Train © Dan MacMedan/USA TODAY

Workers install a display monitor in the digital portrait gallery aboard Disney's A Christmas Carol Train © Dan MacMedan/USA TODAY

Like the film which re-creates the Victorian era using modern technology, Disney is set to promote its 3D animated take on Charles Dicken’s immortal classic A Christmas Carol (starring Jim Carrey in multiple roles) by infusing the preferred mode of travel at the time with amazing displays and interactive experiences. The train begins its tour at Union Station in Los Angeles on May 22 and slowly winds its way to Grand Central Terminal in New York City on October 1.

The free experience offers visitors a glimpse at the film through exhibits such as a digital photo gallery (pictured, left) where characters transition through images of their creation process and evolution, a display on ‘performance-capture’ technology and interactive games. Also on display will be a first edition copy of the book and some of Dickens’ own writing instruments on loan from the Charles Dickens Museum in London. Promotional footage of the film will also be shown in a makeshift theater outside.

The full tour schedule after the jump. (more…)

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