The Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure Monsters, Inc. returns to the big screen—now in 3D—with lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) as they struggle to help a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) find her way home from Monstropolis in the midst of a wild and mysterious cover-up.
Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing the hotly anticipated follow-up to Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1, Volume 2, available to own on November 13, 2012 and now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
Details are sparse at the moment, but shorts are expected to include La Luna, Dug’s Special Mission, Toy Story Toon: Hawaiian Vacation, Partly Cloudy, Presto and Day & Night.
The featurette features director Andrew Stanton alongside fellow Pixarians John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich as well as Director of 3D Production, Josh Hollander and 3D Supervisor Bob Whitehill. The gist of it is that although never originally imagined to be in 3D, the film’s environment lends itself naturally to the conversion and that the 3D is used to enhance the film, not detract from it. Finding Nemo will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray beginning December 4, 2012.
As the only available toy with limbs, Rex puts his tiny arms to good use by turning on the water and getting the party going for those dried-out toys on his own – which leads to a sort of bubble-filled rave, complete with glow-in-the-dark toys making disco lights under an overturned colander and dance music by Grammy-nominated electronica musician BT.
Featuring original music by composer Patrick Doyle, the album also features new songs by Julie Fowlis, Birdy and the cast of the film.
For more information, or to preview and/or purchase the downloadable soundtrack at this amazingly low price for a limited time, visit Amazon.com.
When you last saw Disney/Pixar’s Brave, did you manage to spot the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story that’s made its way into most every Pixar film since? How about the hidden character from the next Disney/Pixar film?
Surprisingly enough both items can be found in the same location in the film and now Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios would like us to share with you just where you can spot them for the next time you see the film in case you missed them the first (or second (or third)) time around:
Walt Disney Studios (NYSE:DIS) and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with concept art for their upcoming film Monsters University and monsters they are. The original images were so big, we had to downsample them to a miniscule ~10 MP for your enjoyment.
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Disney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and Disney Fine Art have announced that they will be holding a special screening of Disney/Pixar’s latest on screen adventure, Brave, at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood in conjunction with a special meet and greet opportunity with artists Victoria Ying of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Daniel Arriaga of Pixar Animation Studios and Jim Salvati who will be presenting new art inspired by the film.
Ahead of its theatrical debut on Friday, attached to Brave, Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Pixar Animation Studios has released four versions of the official teaser trailer for the Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University, in which Mike Wazowski rattles off a different line in each.
A couple of the versions of the teaser trailer is below while you can see all four via the official Monsters University Facebook page here.
In addition, we have been provided with four first images from the film which are in our new gallery below:
Cast, crew and celebrities came out in full force last night in support of Disney/Pixar’s Brave which opens nationwide on Friday, June 22. Even Princess Merida herself, along with trusty steed Angus, stopped by for some photo ops. The premiere, which also marked the grand opening of the Dolby Theater (formerly Kodak) was held as special presentation for Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. An additional screening of the film is being offered tonight for LA FilmFest goers.
Below is our gallery of photos from the green grass carpet. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the image.