As you probably know by now, Disney is set to finally release Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on Blu-ray on March 23rd 2010. Disney has since released a trailer promoting the release, which can be watched after the jump. And for those who want to pre-order, Amazon is offering both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 for $24.99 each, 38% off the suggested retail price. Also after the jump, I’ve included the previously released information about the special features included on the discs.
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Details and Covers for Toy Story 1 & 2 on Blu-Ray and The Art of Toy Story 3 Book… Plus a Tiny Dumbo Tidbit
Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
The first sign of the first two Toy Story films drawing near on Blu-ray was a listing on Danish retailer Laserdisken‘s site, offering up a March release date. Word about this bubbled about, then pretty soon after I saw that the BBFC had certified the new special features for the Toy Story 2 disc (for some reason, the first film is still outstanding). Next the discs started appearing on the websites of US retailers, as reported by BluRay.com, even including what would appear to be cover art. The release date appears to be set for March 23rd – for now, anyway.
After the break, a list of all known special features on the discs – which includes some Toy Story 3 material – an also a first look at the Art of Toy Story 3 book.
Lee Unkrich Announces Kristen Schaal and Blake Clark Cast in Toy Story 3; Toy Story 3D Double Feature To Stay in Theaters
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2009 by David Chen
(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.
/Filmcast Ep. 70 – Zombieland and The Invention of Lying (GUEST: Jeff Cannata from The Totally Rad Show)
Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 by David Chen
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Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
Having seen the newly dimensionalised Toy Story myself I simply have to tell you to go out this weekend and check it out. If you’re in the UK, like me, you’ll only have the first film available to you; those of you in the US will have a double bill of both 1 and 2. I can’t tell you how jealous I am. And I’m not alone in this enthusiasm – both Peter and David have recently made their excitement for the films clear.
After the break, a fun, retro-styled trailer for the double bill that segues very smoothly into a clip. It’s a brilliantly chosen sequence that, despite being presented here in 2D by necessity, should go a long way to helping you imagine the 3D potential of these movies.
I didn’t see the Disney 3D panel at Comic Con, where the footage from Pixar’s re-release of Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D was shown for the first time. But the theatrical trailer for the October release is now online at Yahoo (not in 3D, obviously) and you can see that it captures the spirit of the films very well. Basically, we see the core cast of the films gather together to marvel at the fact that they’re all in 3D. Except for Rex, who turns out to still be rendered in only two dimensions. It’s cute and fun, and probably looks great in actual 3D. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Disney’s 3D versions of Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will premiere at the 66th annual Venice Film Festival, which runs September 2nd – 12th 2009. The films will surround the Golden Lion award ceremony at the Palazzo del Cinema at Venice Lido, where the Venice Film Festival will give lifetime achievement awards to the Pixar aniamtors.
Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Does Pixar have a gender problem? A blog called Vast Public Indifference thinks so, claiming that the Emmeryville computer animation studio doesn’t have any good women characters as the central protagonists in their stories. Caitlin GD Hopkins claims that most of Pixar’s female characters are “helpers, love interests, and moral compasses to the male characters whose problems, feelings, and desires drive the narratives.” I highly recommend reading Hopkins’ rant as she examines each and every Pixar film, one by one, even taking a look at the studio’s future projects.
Does Pixar have a problem with creating strong female protagonists? I’m a Pixar fanatic and this is a question that has never even occured to me. I would like to think that Hellen/Elasticgirl and Violet were well rounded female characters in Brad Bird’s The Incredibles, and you could argue that WALL-E‘s EVE is both smart and strong. While she is the romantic love interest of the film’s title robot, EVE is a driving force within the story, many levels above Dory from Finding Nemo or Ratatouille‘s only female lead, Colette.
But I do see the point — why does Remy have to be a male rat anyways? Or as someone quickly pointed out in the comments, would that then open the argument up to perpetuating a stereotype by making a female the one who is good at cooking. It might have been more interesting if Linguini was a woman. Heck, even Colette said that it’s harder for a female to make it in the kitchen.
Discuss: Does Pixar Have a Problem Creating Good Female Characters?
The LEGO Group have announced a new licensing cross-over with Disney Consumer Products (didn’t they invent Robocop?). Set to launch in 2010 are three new lines of interlocking blocks based upon the Prince of Persia movie, Toy Story and Cars. Yep – even more merchandising gold will be reaped by the Cars behemoth.
The first of the brick sets to launch will be the Toy Story and Toy Story 2 kits, out in January of next year. Ouch. Just missing Xmas like that? They must have their reasons but my next letter to Santa will be a little shorter for it. The follow-on Toy Story 3 bricks will hit in May 2010.