Mike Bastoli

Mike Bastoli has been blogging at The Disney Blog since 2009. Until 2011, he covered Pixar Animation Studios on his own website, The Pixar Blog, which became one of the most popular on the Web dedicated to Pixar news, the New York Times calling it the “definitive unofficial chronicler of the animation powerhouse". In 2011, Mike expanded his coverage to the entire world of feature animation, renaming his site Big Screen Animation. He retired Big Screen Animation in 2014 and is considering future writing opportunities. Besides Disney, Mike is an avid fan of Apple and The Beatles. He resides near Toronto.

Toy Story Collection: Sheriff Woody

The following is my review of the Sheriff Woody toy from the new Toy Story Collection, published earlier today on The Pixar Blog: Made by Thinkway Toys, the deluxe 16″ Woody toy (with stand) is as close to an exact replica of the character from the… Read More »Toy Story Collection: Sheriff Woody

Disney, Zemeckis rumored to remake Beatles classic

For quite a long time now my dream collaboration in the world of entertainment has been Disney (Pixar in particular) and The Beatles. Up until now, this seemed like my own geeky idea that would never happen in real life. You would not believe me if I told you how many… Read More »Disney, Zemeckis rumored to remake Beatles classic

Up coming Nov. 10 to DVD & Blu-ray

As I reported earlier on The Pixar Blog , Pixar’s Up (directed by Pete Docter) will be arriving on DVD and hi-def Blu-ray Disc (Region 1) on November 10. Both editions can now be pre-ordered online from a variety of retailers. The film will come in both a 1-Disc DVD and a… Read More »Up coming Nov. 10 to DVD & Blu-ray

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast in 3D

As part of the fun at Comic-Con International in San Diego these past few days, more was revealed about the 3-D re-release of Disney’s 1991 classic Beauty and the Beast. For starters, a final official logo for the re-release was made public. Gotta love the… Read More »Disney’s Beauty & The Beast in 3D