‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Alice’ Lead Oscar Nominations for Walt Disney Studios

The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced earlier today by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar® winner Mo’Nique. When all is said and done, Walt Disney Studios racked up a total of thirteen nominations, the bulk of which were divided by Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

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‘Cars 2′ Turntable: Carla Veloso from Brazil

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Disney/Pixar is pleased to introduce the next of many new characters from its upcoming film, Cars 2, Carla Velaso. Carla hails from Rio de Janiero, Brazil where she’s been known to dance the night away at the famous ‘CAR-nival’ but nothing makes her happier than being on the racetrack.

Carla was drafted into the 24-hour endurance racing team in Europe after setting a new track record on her local circuit. Now, in the World Grand Prix, this proud Brazilian Le Motor Prototype racer, wearing #8, is the only female in the field.

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D23 Members Invited to Preview ‘Cars 2′ at NYC Toy Fair Event with Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer

On Monday, February 14 at 10 am, Disney Consumer Products is inviting a limited number of D23 members to attend a special Disney/Pixar Cars 2 event at Chelsea Piers in New York City in conjunction with the International Toy Fair.

Guests will be one of the first to preview new clips from the movie as well as check out some of the merchandise that will be coming out later this year in support of the movie. In addition, a panel featuring talent from the film including Michael Caine (Finn McMissile) and Emily Mortimer (Holley Shiftwell) will be onhand to commemorate the event.

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‘Cars 2′ Turntable: Holley Shiftwell

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Holley Shiftwell is a beautiful young British desk agent, turned spy-in-training who’s stationed in Tokyo. Well-educated and sharp, she knows every trick in the book—or rather, she relies on every trick in the spy manual. She’s armed with the latest state-of-the-art spy equipment imaginable, from hidden cameras and concealed weapons to a telescoping utility arm and a holographic pop-up display. Holley is a highly motivated agent, but is fresh out of the academy, so her experience is based on lessons learned in school rather than real-life situations. When seasoned international spy Finn McMissile requires Holley’s technical expertise for his latest top-secret field operation, she finds herself pursuing a rendezvous with the most unlikely candidate—Mater, an innocent caught up in the intrigue, who is mesmerized by the beauty of his newest friend.

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Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ New Character Images and Profiles Plus Two Hi-Res Stills

Disney/Pixar has provided us with a new set of hi-res character stills from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2, along with character descriptions of our old friends from Radiator Springs.

Click on any of the images below to see a larger version. If you see the resize arrows on the image, you can click it to see the original size version.

Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

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Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ New Hi-Res Character Images and Profiles

Disney/Pixar has provided us with a new set of hi-res character stills from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2, along with character descriptions of our old friends from Radiator Springs.

Click on any of the images below to see a larger version. If you see the resize arrows on the image, you can click it to see the original size version.

Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

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Say Buon Giorno to Francesco Bernoulli from Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′

Francesco Bernoulli from Disney/Pixar's 'Cars 2'Thanks to some concept art we received for some upcoming merchandise featuring the stars of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, we now get a pretty good look at the Italian F1 racer known as Francesco Bernoulli. Unfortunately not too much is known about Francesco at this time, but it’s apparent with the merchandising push that he’ll be playing enough of a key role / rival when it comes to racing against Lightning McQueen in the World Grand Prix.

If Francesco looks familiar, you may have caught glimpses of him in the past. He first appeared in the Mt. Fuji concept art released for the film and later made a few quick appearances in the movie’s first trailer.

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Disney/Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ Given Blu-ray Release Date of April 12

Disney/Pixar's 'The Incredibles' on Disney Blu-ray/DVDAmazon.com has begun accepting pre-orders for Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles on Disney Blu-ray with a scheduled release date of April 12, 2011. No addition details are provided at this time, but according to Pixar Talk, the blu-ray edition will consist of 2BD discs as well as a DVD version and contains all of the original DVD bonus features plus:

  • The Incredibles Revisisted – Roundtable Discussion
  • Paths to Pixar: Story Artists
  • Studio Stories: Gary’s Birthday
  • Ending with a Bang!: Making the End Credits
  • New Nomanisan Island Top Secret Redevelopment Plan (Interactive Feature)
  • A ticket to see Cars 2

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New ‘Cars 2′ International Poster

'Cars 2' Teaser Poster from RussiaAdding to the Cars 2 news today is this teaser poster from Bulgaria from filmche.net via IMP Awards.

Aside from featuring heroes Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, the series of directional signs also includes cities that haven’t yet been discussed in the context of the Disney/Pixar film such as Berlin, Madrid and Moscow.

For even more information on Cars 2 including turnaround videos and hi-res stills of its stars, follow this live bookmark. Cars 2 rolls into theaters on June 24.

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Video: ‘Cars 2′ Lightning McQueen 360 Degree Turnaround

CARS 2: World Grand Prix Teaser PosterKa-chow! Check out this brand new 360 degree video turnaround of Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) as he appears in the upcoming Disney/Pixar film, Cars 2. Try to note in the particular the detailing specific to the Grand Prix race.

All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the Cars saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

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