The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that a total of nineteen animated films have been submitted for consideration for the Animated Feature category in the 86th Academy Awards, which will air in the United States on ABC on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
With Awards season upon us, Walt Disney Studios is preparing to launch its annual ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign which will promote three of its films along with two animated shorts for consideration of nominations across several categories, which have been detailed below. Being promoted are Saving Mr. Banks, Frozen and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University along with animated shorts The Blue Umbrella and Get A Horse
No particular surprises other than Disney is pushing for Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks as a supporting role.
If you haven’t yet purchased both the Mike Wazowski and Randall ‘Randy’ Boggs figures for ‘Disney Infinity’ yet, first: what’s wrong with you? You must feel like Charlie Bucket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; second: don’t. At least not if you plan on purchasing Monsters University when it’s out on Blu-ray October 29, 2013 and you don’t plan on buying the 3D version or care about digital copy.
That’s because Walmart is offering exclusive gift sets for the 2-disc Blu-ray combo-pack which includes a free ‘Disney Infinity’ figure. That is, basically for the same price as the separate 2 disc edition of the film, you get the Blu-ray plus one of the figures: either in Mike Wazowski or Randy Boggs flavors.
Although some of the bonus features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University have been revealed, thanks once more to the BBFC, we now have full, explicit details for all of the additional content you’ll find on the discs.
Available to own October 29, 2013 with a digital release in both HD and 3D HD formats on October 8, it’s now available for Monsters University.
Below you’ll find a complete list of what we know about the bonus features which includes the initial list of items already announced earlier this month. In addition, we have added lengths of each of the features in minutes/seconds.
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In honor of Monsters University hitting the $400M worldwide mark at the box office, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with this amazing video which takes the Archie the scare-pig scene and shows how the CG animation process progresses, from storyboards to layout to crowd simulation to animation to the final lighting.
Check out the embedded video below:
In honor of the one week anniversary of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University arriving in theaters, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios have provided us with newly released stills that show some of the traditional Easter eggs Pixar likes to include in their films, such as the elusive A113 and the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story which has appeared in every film except for The Incredibles.
Details on the Easter eggs as well as of where they appear in the film are below. Click on any of the images to see a larger version.
Whether you’re a fan of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, NASCAR, diecast vehicles or any combination thereof, this limited edition replica of the Lowe’s NASCAR #48 Chevy SS driven by Jimmie Johnson is sure to be a fine addition to your collection.
The diecast is available in two sizes and three configurations. The 1:64 scale model measures approximately 3″ in length and is available for $6.95 while the 1:24 scale models measure 8″ in length. The stock finish model retails for $64.95 while the color chrome finish model retails for $89.95.
Living Social is currently offering a discounted general admission ticket to see Monsters University in 3D at Disney’s El Captain Theatre in Hollywood (applicable performances begin June 21, 2013). For a limited time, moviegoers can purchase a ticket for just $14 each, which represents a savings of over 20% the regular box office price.
In addition to the film, each showing includes a live stage performance of the ‘Monsters University Pep Rally’ featuring Mike Wazowski and James P. ‘Sulley’ Sullivan live on stage along with the Spirit Squad.
For more information or to purchase tickets at this discounted price, visit the official deal page on Living Social.
Each pair of the Creative Crocs Monsters clog features a stylized version of Mike Wazowski and James P. ‘Sulley’ Sullivan as they appear in the new prequel. The heel strap, which helps provide a more secure fit, also serves as the perfect spot to insert a Monsters University Jibbitz charm, available separately.
For more information or to purchase one of the items from Crocs’ new Monsters University collection, visit the MU page on the official Crocs website.