PARIS, March 19 (Reuters Life!) – An animated 3-D comedy directed by the one of the creators of “Toy Story” will raise the curtain on the Cannes Film Festival, the first time an animated film has opened the world’s biggest cinema competition, organisers said on Thursday.
To promote the release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. on Blu-Ray May 19
SlashFILM gives us an exclusive look at new advertisements for Disney/Pixar’s UP. Three ads in all have been posted across three different websites (the article has links to the other two).
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2009) – With the largest-ever gathering of “American Idol” winners joining in the celebration, Walt Disney World Resort Thursday night raised the curtain on “The American Idol Experience,” a new attraction capturing the energy and excitement of the hit TV show.
Thursday’s grand premiere, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, was attended by all seven winners of the series, from season-one winner Kelly Clarkson to season-seven champion David Cook. Joining Cook and Clarkson were Jordin Sparks (season six), Taylor Hicks (five), Carrie Underwood (four), Fantasia Barrino (three) and Ruben Studdard (two). (more…)
MediumAtLarge.net, the official blog for the NY Comic Con (February 6 – 8 ) has announced that as part of the weekend festivities, it will offer a screening of the first fifty minutes of Disney/Pixar’s UP. The screening will be hosted by director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera.
For those unable to attend the convention, be sure to visit Stitch Kingdom for blogging and exciting in-depth news on the world of Disney in tv and film as well as comics.
Here’s an edited down version of the initial trailer for UP. It’s also purported to be the ad Disney will run during the Super Bowl to promote the film:
Please enjoy this 45 second diversion featuring Carl and Russell, the stars of Disney/Pixar’s newest venture UP
The Hollywood Reporter reports on the winners of the 36th Annual Annie awards for animation held Friday night in Los Angeles. It was DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda that did the cleaning last night picking up a total of 10 awards including best animated feature, that’s even more than the previous best feature winner, Pixar’s Ratatouille. Kung Fu even took the award for the best animated short for the bonus Secrets of the Furious Five included on the DVD.
ROME (Reuters) – John Lasseter and the directors of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will receive a career award at this year’s Venice film festival for revolutionizing animation cinema, organizers said on Monday.
Lasseter and Pixar, which merged with Walt Disney in 2006, are behind animation blockbusters such as “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille” and more recently “WALL-E,” which has been nominated for best animated feature at next month’s Academy Awards. (more…)