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  • Pixar Motorama
    Pixar Motorama

    Originally uploaded by jon sarriugarte Every year Pixar Studios invites friends and family to come to the studio and show off their rare and collectible vehicles at the Motorama. Turns out many of the company’s employees (including John Lasseter) share a love of cars. This rare Tatra v8 is one…

  • UP from Pixar – now with fully operation website
    UP from Pixar – now with fully operation website

    With May 29th right around the corner, it’s time to turn up the dial on news from the next film from Pixar Studios – UP. The official website for UP has just been greatly expanded. There are games, “UPisodes”, TV spots, trailers, image galleries, and a fun section devoted to…

  • Pixar releases second trailer for “Up”
    Pixar releases second trailer for “Up”

    Disney/Pixar has released the secondĀ  trailer for the May 29 2009 movie “Up”. It’s available at Apple.com’s trailer site and here. It’s so hard to tell much about how good the movie will be from trailers like this. But you can tell that the rich detail, fun characterizations, and out…

  • Report from an early screening of Pixar’s “Up”
    Report from an early screening of Pixar’s “Up”

    One of the benefits of living in Burbank I loved was that I was often able to sneak in on a film screening where the studio involved wants to test the current version of the film with a live audience. Apparently this happens wherever Larry Fire lives too. He lucked…

  • John Lasseter named Innovator of the Year
    John Lasseter named Innovator of the Year

    John Lasseter has been named Innovator of the Year by the Hollywood Reporter. His Pixar Studios is batting a thousand when it comes to box office hits. With Bolt! we’ll get to see the first film that was almost totally done under his influence at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The…

  • Totoro Forest Project Auction Recap
    Totoro Forest Project Auction Recap

    $200,000 plus and growing. Talk about a green event! On Sept, 6, an art auction was held at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville with proceeds benefiting the Sayama Forest, an 8,750-acre patch of Mother Earth in all her glory just outside Tokyo. This area served as the inspiration for master…

  • Joe Ranft Tribute in Toy Story Midway Mania
    Joe Ranft Tribute in Toy Story Midway Mania

    TSMM – Joe Ranft Tribute Originally uploaded by indigoskye I had been through the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version of the Toy Story Midway Mania! Fastpass queue at least a dozen times before I noticed this wonderful detail. Just before you enter the main queue room, there’s a blue bookend with…

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