Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon among Oscar nominees

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were announced earlier today and there aren’t any surprises, with “Toy Story 3,” as expected, leading the animated pack.

Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” “The Illusionist,” and DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon” were nominated today for Best Animated Feature. “How to Train Your Dragon” also earned a second nomination for Best Original Score.

Toy Story was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, and Best Original Song for “We Belong Together” by Randy Newman. Disney’s Tangled also nabbed a nomination for Best Original Song for “I See the Light.”

Pixar also nabbed a Best Animated Short nomination for “Day & Night.” The other four animated films nominated alongside Pixar are “The Gruffalo,” “Let’s Pollute,” “The Lost Thing,” and “Madagascar, carnet de voyage.”

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01/25/2011 | Films | Comments Off on Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon among Oscar nominees

Disney’s Blu-ray 3D Plans Include Lion King, Beauty and the Beast

The Walt Disney Studios has announced plans to release at least 15 of its films for in-home viewing on Blu-ray 3D in 2011.

Among the list of films to debut on 3D include animated classics THE LION KING (check out the cover art) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, recent theatrical releases including TRON: LEGACY and TANGLED, plus many others to be announced that will release day-and-date and packaged with a non-3D Blu-ray Disc.

Also slated for release in 2011 are BOLT, MEET THE ROBINSONS, TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, G-FORCE and CHICKEN LITTLE. These titles will join The Walt Disney Studios’ recent 2010 Blu-ray 3D releases ALICE IN WONDERLAND, DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL and STEP UP 3.

In addition to the films being in 3D, each disc will include thematically linked 3D menus, 3D previews of coming-attractions trailers and an introduction to Disney Blu-ray 3D featuring Timon and Pumbaa from THE LION KING.

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Disney’s Tangled: Count Up to 50th Animated Motion Picture

Check out this video highlighting all 50 of Disney’s animated films, ending with Tangled, which is in theaters today, Nov. 24th.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Interview with Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi

In theaters November 24, 2010.

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Behind the Scenes of Disney’s ‘Tangled’

In theaters November 24, 2010.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Clip: Snuggly Duckling

Check out this one minute clip from Disney’s Tangled–in theaters November 24, 2010.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Clip: Horsing Around

Check out this one minute clip from Disney’s Tangled–in theaters November 24, 2010.

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Disney’s Tangled: Meet the Supporting Characters

In theaters November 24, 2010.

Two more videos after the break.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Hair Demo

Senior Software Engineer Kelly Ward gives us in-depth demonstration of how the animators created Rapunzel’s hair in Tangled. Ward talks about the challenges of animating Rapunzel’s long hair and making sure that it remains a part of the story. Tangled hits theaters November 24, 2010.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ French Poster

Check out the French poster for Disney’s Tangled, formerly known as Rapunzel. Surprisingly, the movie’s title did not change for its French release. It’ll be in theaters across North America beginning November 24, 2010 and in French theaters beginning December 1, 2010.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Poster

In theaters November 24, 2010.

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Disney’s Tangled: Creating the Look

In theaters November 24, 2010.

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