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Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich is personally auctioning a bunch of rare/exclusive Pixar memorabilia to benefit Haiti earthquake victims. Here are the links:

If you have the money, its a good cause, and some items you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Lee will probably be posting more items in the coming days, keep checking his twitter or ebay account listings for updates.

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While there’s very little new material in the new Toy Story 3 featurette Drawn to Animation, what little there is has premium fan value. Finally, we’re given our first look at Mr. Pricklepants, the pretentious thespian stuffed-toy Hedgehog who seems set to be one of the major additions to the cast. Of course, we still have no idea at all what role he actually plays in the story. Maybe he’s fundamental, maybe he’s not but you can pretty much guarantee he won’t just be an irrelevant adjunct. Those kind of narrative loose ends just don’t exist in Pixar pictures.

See the full clip for yourself after this break and get to hear Pricklepants speak. He’s been voiced by Timothy Dalton, who has probably the most geek-centric resume of any Bond – Dr. Who, Hot Fuzz, some Ghibli dubbing, Looney Tunes, even the Flash Gordon movie…

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Toy Story 3 Color Script Art

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Pixar has released a set of six photos from the Color Script of Lee Unkrich‘s Toy Story 3 on The Pixar Blog, Upcoming Pixar, and PixarTalk.  For every Pixar movie, a color script is created, which is essentially an at a glance look at the color keys and tones for the entire film. A color script gives you a good look at how the color arcs in a film relate to the story. Previously on the site, we’ve featured some of Pixar artist Lou Romano‘s amazing color script for Pete Docter’s Up.

The Toy Story 3 color script was crafted by Pixar art director Dice Tsutsumi. None of the imagery is spoilerish, as most of it seems to come from the flashback sequences seen in the last movie trailer.

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Initially planned to debut during tonight’s screening of The Incredibles on the ABC Family Channel, our first extended look at Toy Story 3 series has already rolled up online. As you’d expect, it’s something wonderful and you can see it after the break.

Director Lee Unkrich appears in an introduction before the new scene and an outro at the end, but there’s no new revelations in what he has to tell us. This clip is all about the footage from the film.

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Extended Toy Story 3 Clip To Premiere This Sunday

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We won’t have to wait long to see the first clip from Pixar’s Toy Story 3. Disney has announced that ABC Family will be airing a special “first look” extended clip from the new Toy Story sequel during a presentation of Pixar’s The Incredibles this Sunday, December 20th at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT. The segment will be hosted by Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich. No further information is available, although I would assume that the clip is likely a more polished rendering of the footage shown at the D23 expo.

Update: We were just sent more information on the footage:

The 2:00 exclusive piece will feature an introduction by TOY STORY 3 director Lee Unkrich, followed by a special look at the film. In the upcoming film (due in theaters on June 18, 2010), the creators of the beloved TOY STORY films re-open the toy box with TOY STORY 3, a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™, bringing moviegoers back to the world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters as Andy prepares to leave for college.

Photos and Video From Toy Story 3 Scoring Session

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Director Lee Unkrich, one of my favorite filmmakers to follow on Twitter, has been pretty mum on the production of Toy Story 3, at least when it comes to what is going on behind the scenes at Pixar Animation Studios. But today he has been very vocal about the post production process of the latest Toy Story sequel, and more specifically the film’s musical score. Unkrich live-tweeted updates from the recording, complete with photos and video. I’ve included highlights after the jump.

It was interesting to get a glimpse inside this process. I can’t wait until we get a movie studio which allows its director to live tweet photos and video from a set of a major motion picture. It’s bound to happen eventually.

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(Above: A sliver of one more Toy Story 3 character poster, this one from over at MSNBC)

The Toy Story 3 media blitz continues! More and more, it seems that filmmakers are taking to Twitter to make major announcements, or just to share some cool stuff about the movies they’re working on. Today, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich used the micro-blogging service to announce a few tidbits about the upcoming sequel to the Pixar classics. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

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More Toy Story 3 Details, Straight From D23

As I start this post, John Lasseter is on stage at D23, delivering a string of Toy Story 3 announcements. Thanks to the magic of Twitter, I’m able to keep tabs on the little bits and pieces from some 5,400 miles away. As I write, I’m very excited. I wonder what great news will come after the break? It depends on how far Lasseter goes in dropping news bombs. Already, though, I have some surprising casting news to report…

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At San Diego Comic-Con, Disney announced that they would begin reaching out to fans through social networking, and asked fans to submit questions for John Lasseter to answer. At the time, I assumed that it would be that bland corporate presence page that every company puts up. I mean, what do you expect from Disney? I was wrong.

Disney has been posting short videos with Lasseter’s responses to fan questions on DailyMotion. The thing I love about the videos is that they obviously aren’t practiced. There is no DP, no script and no production value. It’s personal, and everything you wouldn’t expect from a Disney sponsored corporate production. I hope someone at Disney doesn’t read that and think it’s a bad thing, and make the whole thing a grand production.

The first batch of videos thus far were simply taped in a car that was taking Lasseter from the San Diego Convention Center to the airport. A camera guy is in the front seat, and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich makes a brief appearance, although for most of the videos he’s quietly sitting off screen in the right hand passenger seat. And most of the questions seem real, not just expected soft balls invented by Disney publicity. Lasseter is even asked when will we see a female lead in a Pixar film, a criticism which has come up more often in recent years. After the jump, I’ve included all nine of the questions that Lasseter has answered thus far.

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