Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cool New Pixar Stamps Coming Soon! (UPDATE)

Pixar is always up to something neat. That's one of the things that I love most about the company. This coming August, the USPS (United States Postal Service) will release these cool stamps featuring Pixar characters, from the films Cars, Ratatouille, Toy Story/Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3, Up, and WALL-E. The minute I saw these stamps I absolutely loved them. I enjoy writing letters to Pixar, and I always hope they will write back, so maybe one day I'll get something in the mail with one of these neat little stamps!

UPDATE (Via Upcoming Pixar): Check out the official press release for these stamps here.
(Updated Thursday December 30, 2010)

More Toy Story 3 'FYC' Posters!

Recently on Disney's Awards Website, a whole lot of new TS3 'For Your Consideration' posters were revealed! Before this new bunch, we had seen other cool posters (click here and here) for Toy Story 3's campaign. Since there are so many, I have not posted the new 'FYC' ads here on the blog, because there are a lot, but you can view them all here, and once you're there, click on where you see 'Campaign'. I hope you check these out, they're really fun posters!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! From Pixar Corner

I just wanted to wish everyone a very merry Christmas, filled with many blessings. I hope you have a fun, happy, and safe Christmas with your family! In the spirit of the season, I've put together this little post featuring things having to do with Christmas/Pixar. Enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas!

Woody and Buzz wish you a Merry Christmas!

'Happy Holidays!' From Wheezy and Bullseye

Mike Wasowski and his Snowmonster pal

Merry Christmas, and have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New TS3 'For Your Consideration' Poster

Adding to the series of Toy Story 3 'For Your Consideration' posters is this marvelous still of the toys holding hands, facing their fate together at the incinerator. Of course, only to be rescued by none other than 'The Claaaaw!"

Nominations for the Oscars will be announced on January 25, 2011. Then at last, we will know if TS3 got nominated for the Oscar of the Oscars. But only until February 27, will we know if it will win. Keep your fingers crossed!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Toy Story Short...In Hawaii?

According to Floyd Norman, a Hawaii themed Toy Story short film is headed our way. This is likely to be the first of the Toy Story Toons, and could also be the one that will be attached to Cars 2 this summer. Here's what Norman said on Twitter:

"Saw the Pixar "Hawaii" short. Cute."

Later on he said,

"Ken and Barbie want to go to Hawaii. I don’t know what it’s gonna be attached to. Fun stuff, however."

So it seems that the short will probably focus on Ken and Barbie, but we're likely to see Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Bonnie's toys in this new short as well, as soon as it comes out.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Toy News!

There's been a lot of news about Pixar's latest hit lately. I did a quick summary here on the blog.

In the last few days, Toy Story 3, has been receiving quite a few nominations! They are:
- Golden Globes: Best Animated Feature Film
- Oscars: Best Original Song (We Belong Together)
- One of the 10 films selected for the AFI Awards

Also, check out this cool chart summarizing the commercial success of TS3!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cars 2: Super Early Review!

Even though the film is almost six months away from being released in theaters, Disney apparently held a "super secret" screening of Pixar's upcoming movie, Cars 2! According to Nanna Torhild, one of the lucky people invited to the special event, about 70% of the film is still not finished. She does include some negativity in her review, but I doubt Pixar's next is bad. No Pixar movie has ever been bad.

Mrs. Torhild claims Cars 2 is is hilarious, and funnier than the original. She also says that some of the secondary characters are "a delight", and that the film has beautiful sets, "even for flat drawings", because a lot of the film was shown in storyboards.
So if you look at all the positive remarks on the film, it looks like another great movie is coming our way!

You can read Nanna's full review here, but beware a few tiny spoilers!

(Via Upcoming Pixar)

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Thoughts On TS3 Winning Best Picture

A lot of people say that just because a movie is animated, it means it's for 'babies', or 'little kids'. I have always disagreed with that. Animated movies are made to be enjoyed by all audiences, from toddlers to young kids, preteens to teens, adults, and elders. Especially at Pixar, people work hard to make movies that are appealing to the whole family.

Now some people who avoid animated movies because they think they are too 'childish' are getting in the way of Toy Story 3 winning the almighty Best Picture Award at the Oscars. These people really got on my nerves, because TS3 has undoubtedly been one of the best (if not the best) film of 2010. It has grossed over 1 billion dollars worldwide at the box office, it has gotten great reviews from critics, and even got a rating of 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. So, in my opinion, Pixar's latest hit is bound to at least get nominated for the great award.

Toy Story 3 has been the highest grossing film of 2010, the best reviewed film of 2010, and, if I'm not mistaking, has gotten the highest rating on Rotten Tomatoes this year. So how many more reasons are there for this astounding animated movie to win Best Picture.

These are some of the reasons I think TS3 should win:
- It has everything a great movie needs: action, heart, and humor
- It is appealing to anyone who gives it a chance; it's appealing to people of all ages and of both genders
- As I have stated, it has been the highest grossing movie of 2010, the best reviewed, and has gotten the highest ranking on Rotten Tomatoes

I will admit, there has been a lot of other spectacular movies this year, Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and of course other awesome animated movies, like Tangled, but I think it's time that animated movies get a chance to get the best award there is. Only two animated movies have ever been nominated for the Best Picture Award (Beauty and the Beast, Up), but when will one win? We will at last find out on February 27, 2011.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pixar Corner Gets Into The Holiday Spirit!

As you have probably noticed, I have put some "Christmas decorations" on the blog to celebrate the joy of the Christmas season! I thought it would be fun to decorate the blog according to the time of year. For example, now in the Christmas season, I have Mike Wasowski with his little snowmonster buddy, along with some colorful Christmas lights on the title header. In Febuary, I'll probably put something Valentine's Day related, but Pixar related at the same time. So I hope you like this idea to spread some holiday cheer on Pixar Corner!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Toy Story 3: Nominations and More!

It looks like Toy Story 3 is on its way to winning lots of awards! NBR (National Board of Review of Motion Pictures) has just given it the title of Best Animated Feature of 2010, and the spectacular blockbuster film just earned a Grammy Nomination! TS3 recieved the Best Score Soundtrack Album Grammy Nomination, which is not a surprise, because in my opinion, Toy Story 3's music by the brilliant Randy Newman was just astounding. But still everyone is wondering: Will TS3 be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars? Find out February 27, 2011.