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Lee Unkrich Tweets “Toy Story 3 is finished.”

Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3, today announced via Twitter that the film is now complete. Look for it in theaters June 18, 2010.


Short film spotlight: Pas De Deux

Created by Vancouver Film School student Juan Carlos Lopez through the VFS Classical Animation program.

Short film spotlight: Kibble Kat

Created by Vancouver Film School student Daniel Farrera through the VFS Digital Character Animation program.

Music Video Spotlight: EinZweiDreiVier!’s “Loud Mouth”

Check out this stop motion animated music video for EinZweiDreiVier!’s “Loud Mouth.”

‘Toy Story 3’ Video Game Trailer

Available in stores June 15, 2010 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP and DS.

Short Film Spotlight: Game Over by PES

Stop motion meets classic video games.

Mixed Media Spotlight: Western Spaghetti by PES

Check out this stop motion animation written and directed by PES. Awards won: 2009 Sundance Film Festival Winner; 2009 Audience Award, Annecy Animation Festival; TIME Magazine voted #2 Viral Video of the Year.

Italian ‘Despicable Me’ Poster


‘Monsters, Inc. 2’ confirmed, release date announced

The long-rumored sequel is now official. Monsters, Inc. will arrive in theaters November 16, 2012. Disney/Pixar also announced that Brave (previously known as The Bear and the Bow) will be released on June 15, 2012.

So there you have it folks — Pixar’s lineup through 2012. This June we get Toy Story 3. Next summer we get Cars 2. And in 2012, for the first time ever, we’ll get two Pixar films in one year.


Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland coming to DVD, Blu-ray June 1

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Disney’s 4th biggest film of all time, is heading to DVD and Blu-ray June 1, 2010. A 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD will be released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

The Blu-ray Disc versions of the film include nine bonus features that take viewers deeper into the Rabbit Hole – exploring more of the world of Wonderland, its iconic characters and the making of the film. Features include the making of the Futterwacken Dance, a look inside the world of the Mad Hatter and Johnny Depp’s transformation, Tim Burton’s vision for the movie and its characters, the visual effects of growing and shrinking of Alice, costume designs, music, stunts and more.

The film’s opening weekend made Alice in Wonderland the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend in history, the biggest March opening of all time, the biggest 3D opening of all time and the biggest IMAX opening of all time. As of today, according to Box Office Mojo, its worldwide gross is $784,748,859.


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