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As you may have noticed over the past month, Disney has been teasing the release of Pixar’s Toy Story 3 by releasing more information, photos and video of each of the new characters, week by week. We’ve been trying to keep track of all the new characters as they have been revealed. After the jump you can see the new toys,┬áChunk and Chatter Telephone, and learn more about the characters. We’ve also included a round up of the ten other new toy introduced thus far, in case you’ve missed anything.

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Toy Story 3

Earlier today I had the opportunity to watch an early unfinished cut of Lee Unkrich‘s Toy Story 3 and Teddy Newton‘s Pixar short film Day & Night. Due to the uncompleted nature of the feature film, we’ve been asked not to give a full formal review. Instead I’ve recorded a short spoiler-free video blog with Steve from Collider, embedded after the jump. I’ve also put some thoughts in type, after the jump.
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Pixar’s Day & Night: Is it 2D or 3D?

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Last week, Walt Disney Pictures released the first photo, a promo title treatment, for Pixar’s next short film, Day & Night, directed by Teddy Newton. The photo, seen above, featured two characters, one filled with day, the other filled with night. At the time we speculated that the short might be a 2D animated film, and not the computer animated short film we’re use to from Pixar. And now people within Pixar are calling it “unlike anything Pixar has produced before.” What does that mean? Is it 2D or 3D? Details after the jump.

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First Look: Pixar’s Day & Night

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ComingSoon has an exclusive first look at Pixar’s new short film which will be attached to Toy Story 3 on June 18th 2010. As we previously reported, it is titled Day & Night, and was directed by Teddy Newton, a storyboard artist on The Iron Giant, Character Designer for The Incredibles and Presto, who makes his Pixar directorial debut. What isn’t expected:

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Pixar Dinosaur

We might have finally found out information about Pixar’s mystery boy and his dinosaur film. An anonymous source responded to our story last night and confirmed that is is a Pixar short film called “Night And Day“. Teddy Newton, a storyboard artist on The Iron Giant, Character Designer for The Incredibles and Presto, makes his Pixar directorial debut.If so, this might be the short film attached to Toy Story 3.

He is a Cal Arts guy, very respected, considered one of the most influential visual development artists in the field of animation. I did some internet searches, and found it listed on composer Michael Giacchino‘s unofficial website. Giacchino has been working with Pixar for some time, providing the score for The Incredibles, Ratatoille, Up, and short films Lifted and Partly Cloudy, so it makes sense that he might also be working on the company’s next animated short as well. In the late 1990′s, Teddy formed a partnership with Giacchino to make animated films, but they apparently couldn’t come up with the capital to make it happen.

Of course, we are unable to confirm any of this information, as Pixar never seems to respond to our emails — but it seems highly likely. Anyone have any more information? Shoot me an E-mail!

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New Ratatouille Photos

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Disney has released a bunch of new character stills from Pixar’s presentation of Ratatouille. Check them out below:

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