Over the weekend at Disney’s D23 Expo, Pixar announced two new films. One is jokingly called The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs, to be released on November 27, 2013. The film is directed by long-time Pixar veteran and voice actor Bob Peterson (he voiced Dug the dog in Up) and co-directed by Peter Sohn, also a Pixar vet with storyboard and animation experience, and who directed the short Partly Cloudy.

A temp logo was shown off at the expo, and while it doesn’t likely tell us anything at all about the film — it just plays with the joke of the temp titled —  you can now see that image below. Read More »

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Pixar’s Monsters Inc prequel Monsters University tells the story of how Mike Wazowski and Sulley became friends during their college years at scare school. This weekend at D23 Expo, we learned a lot more about the project. Hit the jump to read the ten things we learned about Monsters University, and even see some unfinished concept renderings of what young Mike and Sulley will look like in the movie.
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Today at the Walt Disney Studios presentation at the D23 Expo, Disney announced two new movies from Pixar Animation Studios. Both films, yet to be officially titled, will be released in the slots following the announced Monsters Inc prequel Monsters University, which hits theaters on June 21st 2013. Learn more about the first of the projects, which involves dinosaurs, after the jump.

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Yesterday, CBS News aired a segment on an “ongoing blogger debate” over the representation of black people and negative stereotypes in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. Of course, after previous and longer segments on the failing economy and Air France, even the way in which Katie Couric mentioned “bloggers” carried a decidedly trivial tone connoting birds-on-a-wire. Snob. However, given that hardly anyone has seen a near-complete version of the fourth-quarter film, I have to agree that any “chirped” anger, feigned or genuine, is premature. Also: the world is mad, get over it.

But heated discussions about Disney’s movies, especially in this case, do have precedent: clips from the studio’s infamous 1946 film, Song of the South, are forever available to support and fan the issues of political correctness. Moreover, theories about sociological, hidden and subliminal messages in Disney films and characters are so prevailing that I have enjoyed intriguing classes on the very subject in junior high (for free) and at university (for a repossessed Porsche).

Which brings me to Disney’s Pixar, where animated films are made to awe kids and—and arguably more-so—adults. Feted, beloved, and at times “progressive” as it may be, Pixar is not immune to similarly “bloggy” issues regarding political correctness; a debate over the absence of female lead characters in their films began earlier this year and remains a valid and popular talking point.

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30 Seconds of Pixar’s Partly Cloudy

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Want to see 30 seconds of Pixar’s next movie? I’m not talking about Up, I’m talking about the short film (which will be attached to Up), titled Partly Cloudy. The directorial debut of storyboard artist and animator Peter Sohn (he also provided the voice of Emile in Ratatouille) tells the story of where babies come from.

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New Photo from Pixar’s Partly Cloudy

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In March we posted the first photo from Pixar’s newest short animated film Partly Cloudy. But to be honest, the first photo was a wide shot, and you really couldn’t see the characters that well. Pixar has released a new photo on AICN (click on over to see the image in high res). I wonder if the short film will also be projected in digital disney 3D. The directorial debut of storyboard artist and animator Peter Sohn (he also provided the voice of Emile in Ratatouille) tells the story of where babies come from. Read the official plot synopsis after the jump.

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First Look: Pixar’s Partly Cloudy

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Pixar has sent us the official plot synopsis for Pixar’s next short film, Partly Cloudy, the directorial debut of storyboard artist and animator Peter Sohn (he also provided the voice of Emile in Ratatouille). Also, AWN has gotten their hands on the first official photo from the short, which can be seen above. And I must say, it looks quite beautiful.
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In February, we told you about Pixar’s next short film, Partly Cloudy, the directorial debut of storyboard artist and animator Peter Sohn (he also provided the voice of Emile in Ratatouille). And by “told you about”, I mean, we told you that it was being developed, and nothing more — be cause we knew nothing more than the title and director. But now The Pixar Blog have gotten their hands on possible plot details.

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Next Pixar Short Film – Partly Cloudy

The good people of Upcoming Pixar have been searching the Disney A-Z (and it’s appendix) and therein discovered the first information on the short cartoon set to precede Pixar‘s Up when it hits theatres in May. Don’t get overly excited because the information is pretty thin.

First of all, we know who is directing the short. This will be the directorial debut of Peter Sohn, storyboard artist and animator. He also provided the voice of Emile, Remy’s gluttonous brother in Ratatouille.

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