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  • Disney’s Planes Attempts Takeoff
    Disney’s Planes Attempts Takeoff

    Disney’s Planes, set in the world of Pixar’s cars, started as Direct to Home Video project from DisneyToon Studios with most of the animation work done out of India via Prana Studios. At some point in the process the powers that be decided that the home video market wasn’t strong…

  • How Pixar Used Light in its Short – The Blue Umbrella
    How Pixar Used Light in its Short – The Blue Umbrella

    Saschka Unseld, director of Pixar’s latest animated short, dishes on the making of The Blue Umbrella including the use of the new Global Illumination System: [W]e used the Global Illumination technology that Monsters [University] used as well. So that helped us massively in getting everything lit more realistically. … [The…

  • Monsters University Shows Pixar Still Has The Magic
    Monsters University Shows Pixar Still Has The Magic

    Prior to Monsters University most audiences will be lucky enough to see the newest short from Pixar – The Blue Umbrella. It’s the least Pixar short of the series in terms of its photo-realistic design, but also somehow completely Pixar too. I don’t want to give anything away, but there…

  • Final Trailer for Pixar’s Monsters University
    Final Trailer for Pixar’s Monsters University

    With the official opening date the Monster’s Inc ‘pre-quel’ just a few weeks away, Disney has released the last trailer for Pixar’s Monsters University: I like the trailer and I like the direction the movie appears to be going. However, it does seem like a lot of the plot is…

  • Disney’s Planes – New Sneak Peek
    Disney’s Planes – New Sneak Peek

    A new extended clip from Disney’s Planes has just been released: From above the world of Pixar’s “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for…

  • Pixar Announces Finding Dory, Sequel to Finding Nemo
    Pixar Announces Finding Dory, Sequel to Finding Nemo

    Update: Added video of Ellen DeGeneres announcement on her show: It should surprise absolutely no one that Pixar today officially announced a sequel to Finding Nemo. Andrew Stanton as much as said he was working on it in the post “John Carter” bro-haha. However, it is now a real thing,…

  • Monsters University – New Trailer Puts the Fun in School
    Monsters University Prank

    I saw this new trailer for Monsters University last night in front of a special preview screening of Disney Oz the Great and Powerful. It got a huge response from the crowd. There is definitely some affinity between the public and the world of Pixar’s Monsters University. Check it out…

  • New Still from The Blue Umbrella
    New Still from The Blue Umbrella

    Pixar provided the Wall Street Journal with a new still from The Blue Umbrella. I like the photo realism in this rendering. A post on the Walt Disney Studios blog also revealed the official plot synopsis: It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the…

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