Monthly Archives: May 2009

Captain Cross Dresser

Sony Pictures Television has dumped its 2008 TV pilot, The Adventures of Captain Cross Dresser on the internet, via its web portal Had you even heard of Captain Cross Dresser? Neither had we. George Shapiro and Howard West (Seinfeld, Man on the Moon) produced this. You’ll note no “Created by” credit… we understand Carl […]

Worst. Disney Poster. Ever.

I guess this is slightly O.T. as the film referenced here is a live action short. I was horror movie convention in Burbank yesterday (Monsterpalooza ‘09) and found this piece (above) in a box of cheap lobby cards. I couldn’t take my eyes off it, nor could I couldn’t stop laughing at it. This has […]

Vintage Cartoon Ice Cream Packages

Remember the rare Leon Schlesinger merchandising manual we posted about a year ago? Here’s how one Looney Tunes licensee used it. Dan Goodsell recently posted these rare ice cream packages (click thumbnails below to view enlarged image of each) on flickr. Dig the blue, hairy Daffy Duck, the early still-evolving Elmer and the fact they […]

Toy Story 3 teaser now online

Apple has made available the teaser for Disney/Pixar’s upcoming feature Toy Story 3. The teaser is available to watch and download in various formats including HD. Directed by Lee Unkrich and featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, John Ratzenberger and Wallace Shawn, Toy Story 3 opens in theatres on June 18, […]

UP talkback

Pixar’s UP opened today. I gave you my opinion last week – what was yours? Please only comment below if you’ve seen the film.

TOMORROW IN LA: UP Lecture at Gallery Nucleus

I swear, Pixar isn’t paying us to post all these news items about their film products, but frankly, it’d be kind of nice if they did. Tomorrow afternoon between 2-5pm, Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra will be hosting a lecture with Ronnie del Carmen, who was story supervisor and lead story artist on UP. In addition […]

UP Artwork by Lou Romano

Lou Romano emailed me to point out this amazing blog post he did about his work on UP. It’s got tons of development art, animated fx tests, and photos from research trips.

Toy Story 3 teaser trailer

Attached to today’s release of Up is the teaser trailer for Toy Story 3. I love how they squeezed the entire cast (and their voices) into it. UPDATE: Disney has removed the Toy Story 3 teaser trailer from the Internet. We will re-post the trailer (refresh the link) when it’s available. Meanwhile go see it […]

The secret to Pixar’s success? Their people

CNN talks with the people of Pixar to figure out how they churn out hit after hit. Up director Pete Docter says “I don’t really think it’s much of a secret. I think it comes down to two basic things: one is that we’re run by artists… Second, we have some pretty great people that […]

Technology lifts Up

CNet reports on the technology behind Pixar’s Up. Not any diferent from their past films you might say? “Try thinking of the algorithms required to animate more than 10,000 helium balloons, each with its own string, but each also interdependent on the rest, which are collectively hoisting aloft a small house… Consider that within the […]