IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today announced that Toy Story 3, the third installment of the blockbuster hit franchise Toy Story, will be released to IMAX(R) 3D theatres simultaneously with its wide release on June 18, 2010.
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Jonathan Lethem's cult sci-fi novel GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC is back in the movie adaptation spotlight, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Chris Messina (JULIE & JULIA) has been tapped by Universal to star in DEVIL, which is based on a story concocted by M. Night Shyamalan, reports VARIETY.
Lee Unkrich, director of TOY STORY 3, announced via video today that the TOY STORY/TOY STORY 2 3-D double feature release will be in theaters for longer than its originally planned two-week run. Since hitting theaters on Oct. 2, the special release has already earned $22.8 million.
Judging by what was screened Saturday at THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG D23 panel, 2D animation is definitely back at Disney.
MovieHole reports that Wolfgang Peterson (POSEIDON) is working on a live-action remake of the anime feature PAPRIKA. The new take will use Yasutaka Tsutsui's acclaimed novel as the source material. In the story, therapists use a machine to enter the dreams of their patient, but when the device is stolen only a young female therapist can stop the thieves.
Press Release by Disney/Pixar
Burbank, California (August 10, 2009) -- The #1 Animated Film of the Year! From the Creators of FINDING NEMO and MONSTERS, INC. comes the hilarious and unforgettable adventure, Disney/Pixar’s UP, coming to Blu-rayalso Hi-Def and DVD with Disneyfile Digital Copy on November 10, 2009.
Press Release by Warner Premiere
Burbank, CA (August 10, 2009) -- GRAPHIC STORY FEATURING THE MUSIC OF EMERGING BAND "ONE ESKIMO."
Videos Feature Animation from Award-Winning Passion Films Best Known for Animating the Gorillaz Music Videos 10 Episode Video Series Debuts August 31 via iTunes and other Digital Channels Cutting Edge Viral Campaign FindLittleFeather.com Launches Giving Fans a Chance to Help the Character from the Visual Album in his Search For His True Love One eskimO Band Currently on Tour with Tori Amos in the U.S. Through August.
Check out the newly-released trailer for the limited release of TOY STORY and TOY STORY 2 in 3-D at Movies.Yahoo.com.
Disney is releasing the two Pixar films into theaters as a double feature starting October 2.
Press Release from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Animation greats Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter and directors Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton will take part in their first ever Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 23-24. The filmmakers will be on hand to help Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures showcase a wide-ranging roster of upcoming films, including 3D juggernauts ALICE IN WONDERLAND, TRON and DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and animated gems THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PONYO and the TOY STORY trilogy.
Press Release from Disney Interactive Studios
BURBANK, Calif. -- Three-dimensional experiences are taking over the film experience at movie theaters in 2009 and Disney Interactive Studios is leading the way in video games by introducing innovative stereoscopic 3-D features in two of its premier games this summer. G-FORCE and TOY STORY MANIA! both feature revolutionary innovative experiences using 3-D technology and are the first games for next-generation systems to fully feature three-dimensional stereoscopic technology.
The Spine premieres this week at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and Chris Landreth tells Bill Desowitz all about it.
Pixar's stereoscopic gurus discuss the studio's embrace of Up and the Toy Story franchise in Disney Digital 3-D.
The secret to Up's success might be summed up in one word: "Simplexity." Find out why from Pixar's Pete Docter and Scott Clark.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says that Green Knight Ventures is working on a modern spin to Edgar Allen Poe's THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. The cast includes Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott and Rufus Sewell. THE USHERS will be filmed in 3-D by director Stephen Kay based on a script by Gian Marco Masoni. The original story centers on Roderick Usher and his recently buried sister whose seems to be lingering in the house.
After an Academy Award win for WALL-E, where else could Pixar Animation Studios go but UP? Their latest film tells the heartwarming story of Carl Fredrickson (voiced by Ed Asner), a 78-year-old widower who feels that life has passed him by -- until a twist of fate takes him on a fantastic journey across the globe to fulfill his destiny.
The 66th Venice Film Festival will debut the 3-D versions of TOY STORY and TOY STORY 2 in conjunction with the lifetime achievement award its will bestow on Pixar's founder John Lasseter and the company's directors. The festival runs from Sept. 2-12.
The fest organizers said for "first time in the history of the Venice Film Festival, the award will honor not only the achievement of a single filmmaker but also the contribution of the directors of a visionary studio."
Masterclass with Pixar ArtistsMontreal, Quebec, CanadaJune 13-14, 2009
VanArts is proud to present a two-day intensive Masterclass in Montreal with Story Artist Matthew Luhn and Animator Andrew Gordon from PIXAR Animation Studios! This is a one-time special event to be held in Montreal.
In an interview with EMPIRE magazine covering his upcoming films, actor Tom Hanks gave some details on his voice work for the upcoming Pixar sequel TOY STORY 3:
"I have been in and done three big complete recording sessions and will probably have at least one more to do, possibly in about eight months," he said. "Then eight months after that I'll do a mop-up and have three more sessions after that. Those movies are beasts."
Disney presented a short teaser trailer of TOY STORY 3 to the public for the first time Sunday at NAB in Las Vegas, reports VARIETY.
The animated short shows Woody supervising the cast of toys as they improvise a sign for the film, only to have Buzz upstage them with a high-tech version.
3-D versions of the first two TOY STORY films will be released as a double feature this fall, and the third film will debut June 18, 2010.
The studio also showed the song "Belle" from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in 3-D. It will get a theatrical re-release in 2010.
E! Online reports that cancelled ABC drama PUSHING DAISIES will live on as a comic.
Show creator Bryan Fuller told them exclusively, "We got a 12-issue order for a comic book for DC Comics. I think the comic book is great, because it has all the characters in it, and it starts a new story. It's basically Chuck, Ned, Emerson and Olive versus 1,000 corpses, so it becomes a zombie movie, but the zombies are articulate and smart and can do things that no other zombies can do. The Pie-Maker versus 1,000 corpses."
The Lucasfilm Ltd. production of RED TAILS -- a fictional story inspired by the historic and heroic exploits of America's first all-black aerial combat unit -- has completed casting and will soon begin principal photography in Europe.
twofour54, based in Abu Dhabi, has signed its first partnership deal, an agreement with 3Line Media of the U.K. to co-produce a fun, educational Arabic/English children's series, DRIVER DAN'S STORY TRAIN. The series will debut in the spring of 2010 in the U.K. on the BBC's flagship U.K. children's channel CBeebies.