Saturday, September 25, 2010

How is Apple Related to Pixar?

I was looking at some information about the all new iPad the other day and then I remembered the relation that there is between Pixar, the company that makes the best animated movies in the world, and Apple, the company that brings us the best computers and electronics in the world. You may or may not know that Pixar's former C.E.O. is Steve Jobs, who is currently C.E.O. and co-founder of Apple. Similar to A113, Apple is sometimes hidden in Pixar movies as well. Need proof? Next time you watch Toy Story 3, look carefully at the screen of Andy's laptop. He is using iTunes. Also, in the scene where Woody and Bonnie's toys are surfing the web, they are using a Mac and have a Safari window open. There could be more hidden Apple references in other Pixar movies, and at least now you know the relation between Pixar and Apple!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Double Post: What is A113? + New Pixar Parade Coming Soon!

There are two things included in this post today (hence the title "Double Post").

First off, I wanted to explain what "A113" is to anyone who doesn't know. A113 was the number of John Lasseter's classroom when he attended CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), a college founded by Walt Disney that specializes in teaching film making, animation, and more. As you may have heard before, John Lasseter is the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Disney. A113 has appeared in every single Pixar movie to date. For example, in the Toy Story films it appears as the licence plate on Andy's mom's van. If you're not so sure, look again. Most of the time, however, the code is quite tricky to find. You can also check out this video, where Chatter Telephone tells you all about this mysterious code.

Second, The Disney Parks Blog tells us that a new Pixar-themed parade is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on January 16, 2011. This new parade will include the characters from Up and Ratatouille along with other Pixar favorites and it will replace Block Party Bash.

That's all for today, but Pixar is always up to something new and exciting, so keep coming back here for more cool news on everything Pixar.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pixar News This Week

I have been very busy lately so I have not been able to get on the computer to update my blog. This post has all the news that I missed out on.

I'll start off by announcing that a logo for Pixar's upcoming film Brave was seen at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Pixarian Chris Chua said on Twitter that two of the characters from the movie (Merida, the main character, and her mother) can be seen on the logo. Look closely and you'll be able to find them!

The next two notices are about TS3 coming to home video on November 2 (Only two months to go!). First off, the artwork for the Toy Story Trilogy Box Set has been revealed. This box set will be titled the Ultimate Toy Box Collection and will include Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. It will include 10 discs, being a TS1 Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Copy, a TS2 Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Copy, and for TS3 it will have 2 Blu-Ray Discs, a DVD, and a Digital Copy.

Lastly, the final details for the TS3 DVD and Blu-Ray have been released. So it's now officially official. Bonus features and tons of information can be seen at the TS3 website! It has been updated and now shows evidently that TS3 is coming soon to home video.

Well, that's all for today, and keep coming back here for more awesome news about Pixar!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lee Unkrich Talks About Pixar's Future!

Lee Unkrich talked to and MovieWeb recently and some of Pixar's future projects were mentioned, as well as the making and success of Toy Story 3. There is a lot of interesting stuff in here, and it gets me even more excited to watch Brenda Chapman's Brave. I'm also really excited for next year's Cars 2 (Don't miss the trailer premiere on the TS3 Blu-Ray and DVD), as well as the new Toy Story Toons. What I'm really looking forward to is finding out the story for Monsters Inc 2, as I mentioned before. Be sure to check out all of Pixar's future releases, and keep coming here for up to date news on Pixar.

Monday, September 6, 2010

"Newt" Concept Art Revealed on Facebook!

Recently on Disney/Pixar's Facebook page, some concept art of Pixar's cancelled film, Newt, done by the brilliant artists at Pixar was released. It's a pity the film was shelved because judging by these beautiful images, it could have been really good. But maybe some day Pixar will decide to continue Newt and release it for all audiences to enjoy.

Some of my favorite pieces of the Newt concept art are this one, this one, and this one. Which ones are your favorites?