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Tom Hanks talks Toy Story 4

So, this is unexpected. Tom Hanks has reportedly told BBC’s Breakfast News that Pixar are working on Toy Story 4. According to Bleeding Cool (who spotted Hanks’ appearance on the BBC), a reporter asked the live-action Woody the simple question: ‘Will there be a Toy Story 4?’ He responded casually: “I think there will be yeah. […]

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First look at Pixar’s Brave

You’ve seen the back of Brave hero Princess Merida in the teaser poster. Now, see her front! OK, that sounds a bit weird for a Pixar film… Slashfilm have a high resolution image from Pixar’s upcoming flick, featuring our hero Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly McDonald). Here’s the official plot synopsis: “Set in the mystical […]

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Poster Debut: Pixar’s Brave

Coinciding with this week’s cinema release of Cars 2, Pixar have released the first teaser poster for their next feature: Brave. Formerly titled The Bear and the Bow, the film was to be helmed by co-writer Brenda Chapman, and would mark Pixar’s first film by a female director. She was later replaced by Mark Andrews […]

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Disney delays Monsters University for Reboot Ralph

Disney has pushed Monsters University back to 2013 to make way for Reboot Ralph, according to Variety. Last week, we shared the title for the Monsters, Inc. prequel, which was set for a November 2012 release date. It seems the Mouse House has other plans now, pushing the Pixar flick back to the following year […]

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The title of the Monsters, Inc. prequel is…

Disney has revealed the name of Pixar’s upcoming prequel to Monsters, Inc. Ready for it? Monsters University. This means we can expect to see a young Sully and Mike learn the ropes of the kid-spooking game. The Hollywood Reporter, fittingly, reports the news from the studio’s presentation at CinemaCon. Monsters University will feature the returning […]

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A new sheriff in town – Rango review

Rango – Starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Ned Beatty. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. I just don’t know if we’ll see a film as smart or fun or overwhelmingly rich as Rango for the rest of the year. That’s not meant to be a pre-emptive dis on the rest of […]

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Toy Story stars team up for live action Jungle Cruise

The voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will forever be fixed to Woody and Buzz from Pixar’s Toy Story saga. So it’ll be mighty strange to hear those reunited voices coming out of their live action counterparts in the brand new Disney film Jungle Cruise. According to Deadline, Hanks and Allen will appear in […]

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Toy Story short to play before The Muppets

You haven’t seen the last of Woody and Buzz, with Variety reporting a new Toy Story short will precede Jason Segel’s upcoming film The Muppets. This news comes after the confirmation that a short called Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation will play before Cars 2 during its theatrical release later this year. Disney Pixar has a […]

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>Monsters, Inc. sequel actually a prequel?

>Ooh la la, AICN have pointed out a juicy rumour on the loose and even if we can’t be sure it’s true we can be sure it’s French. That’s right the “rumeur” (does it sound more credible in Français?) is that Pixar’s follow-up to Monsters Inc, operating under the working title Monsters Inc 2, will […]

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>Head to Head – Ratatouille

> When it comes to debating Pixar films, the argument often sounds like this: “Was it brilliant, or just really, really excellent?” Brad Bird’s Ratatouille – the tale of a young rat who discovers his true calling in a Parisian restaurant’s kitchen – is as beloved as any Pixar film; nabbing the Best Animated Feature […]

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>And they lived happily ever after: Reviewing the ACMI Disney Masterclass

> And they lived happily ever after: Reviewing the ACMI Disney Masterclass. By Jess Lomas. And they lived happily ever after … or so they used to. According to the LA Times, after 50 feature animated films Disney Animation has decided to move away from the fairy tales that cemented the studio as royalty in […]

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What’s beyond infinity? Toy Story 3 review

Toy Story 3 – Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack. Directed by Lee Unkrich. Rated G. Originally published June 22, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. The question was never going to be, “Is Toy Story 3 any good?” Based on Pixar Animation Studios track record, the film was always going to be incredible. The […]

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How I met your dragon – How To Train Your Dragon review

How To Train Your Dragon – Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and America Ferrera. Directed by Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois. Rated PG. Originally published March 23, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. How To Train Your Dragon is the best film to come from the DreamWorks Animation studio. That’s not exactly saying much about the stable […]

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Newt, the Pixar film that wasn’t.

Pixar recently cancelled production on one of their upcoming projects, a romantic comedy titled Newt. The film was set to mark the directorial debut of Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom (he also helmed the short film Lifted which played before Ratatouille). The official plot synopsis is as follows: “What happens when the last remaining male […]

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DreamWorks kick off the Oscar race!

DreamWorks have wasted no time in kicking off the latest Oscar season with a For Your Consideration ad and website for their hit animated film How To Train Your Dragon. (Thanks In Contention for bringing this to our attention.) We’re big fans of FYC ads here on the Quickflix blog. In the past we’ve documented […]

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Toy Story 3 crosses $1 billion mark

Toy Story 3 has become the seventh film in history to gross more than one billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Pixar’s critically-adored final instalment of its Toy Story franchise is not only the highest grossing animated film of all time, but the only animated film to gross more than one billion dollars at […]

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Noah Baumbach worked on Madagascar 3 script

Film studios have been reaching out to unexpected screenwriters to work on their animated films lately, with solid results. Pixar recruited Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor) and Oscar-winner Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) to work on Up and Toy Story 3 respectively. Dreamworks have hired writers even further out of the box, calling upon Charlie Kaufman […]

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Toy Story trailer mash-up spectacular!

Footage from Pixar’s Toy Story franchise seems custom made to be mashed up in a variety of hilarious, and occasionally inappropriate, ways. This morning we were treated to an inventive mash-up from Screen Rant’s Mike Eisenberg, who combined the trailer for Toy Story 3 with that for Christopher Nolan‘s Inception. The result? Comme Ça: Not […]

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Monsters, Inc. sequel to debut November 2012

Disney has revealed that Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. 2 will debut November 16th, 2012. It was confirmed back in June 2009 that Pixar would indeed work on a sequel to their hit 2001 flick. Pixar, who once announced they were “not in the sequel business”, have a second sequel to Toy Story hitting cinemas in June […]

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Toy Story 3 – Ooh, a shiny new poster!

source: movies.yahoo.com The final poster for Toy Story 3 has debuted online – and it’s lovely! Really, what else needs to be said? You can check out the latest trailer for Toy Story 3 here. Toy Story 3, directed by Lee Unkrich, features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and Michael Keaton. […]

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Toy Story 3 – a new trailer full of new toys (and one surprise guest!)

source: traileraddict.com Yesterday we featured a short, 30-second preview of the latest trailer for Toy Story 3. Disney have now released the full-length trailer and it is spectacular. Seriously, what else do we need to say. It’s the NEW TRAILER FOR TOY STORY 3! It’s hilarious, it’s sad, it’s beautiful to behold. Just watch it […]

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Introducing new characters from Toy Story 3!

Disney have unveiled two new characters from Pixar’s Toy Story 3: Ken and Peas-in-a-Pod. They are the first of fourteen characters that will be revealed before the film’s June 24th release date. I’ll hand it over to Disney’s press release to properly introduce Ken and Peas-in-a-Pod. Ken: “Grab your binoculars and join Ken on a […]

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I have just met you and I love you – Up DVD review

Up – Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai and Christopher Plummer. Directed by Pete Docter and Bob Petersen. Rated PG. Originally published September 8, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. It’s never easy to admit when a movie has brought you to tears. Some people relish the opportunity for a good sob in the cinema. […]

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Mary and Max enters the Oscar race!

source: variety.com The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the shortlist of films that will compete for Best Animated Feature at next year’s Oscar ceremony. Australia’s own Mary and Max is one of 20 films that are under consideration. One of the Academy rules is that if more than 16 films are […]

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Toy Story 3 trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Disney Pixar‘s Toy Story 3 has debuted online! What else could I possibly say to get you even more excited! It was first screened in American cinemas last week during the 3D re-release of Toy Story 1 and 2. I won’t spoil the trailer for you, so I’ll let you […]

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I have just met you and I love you – Up review

Up – Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai and Christopher Plummer. Directed by Pete Docter and Bob Petersen. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. It’s never easy to admit when a movie has brought you to tears. Some people relish the opportunity for a good sob in the cinema. Others, like myself, less so. […]

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Disney to buy Marvel! Pixar to develop superhero films?!

source: nytimes.com The Walt Disney Company has made a surprise deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in a move that will shake the foundations of Hollywood. Disney announced yesterday that it would pay cash and stock for the comic book publisher and (previously) independent movie studio. This means Marvel’s 5,000+ characters, including Spiderman, […]

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Toy Story 3D re-release trailer debut!

source: firstshowing.net The trailer for the Toy Story 1 and 2 double feature 3D re-release has debuted online. Similar to the trailer for Toy Story 3, it features Woody, Buzz and co. goofing off. But hey, it’s still better than Shrek! Not really much to say here. We’ve all seen Toy Story 1 and 2, […]

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Pixar confirm sequel to Monsters, Inc.

source: jimhillmedia.com Well it’s about time we got some interesting news from the Licensing International Expo 2009. Pixar have confirmed at the event that they are heading into production on a sequel to 2001’s Oscar-winning classic Monsters, Inc. Rumours about a sequel to Monsters, Inc have been gestating for a while now. With Toy Story […]

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Toy Story 3 teaser trailer is beautiful

source: traileraddict.com Pixar, the studio that keeps on giving, attached the teaser trailer for Toy Story 3 to screenings of Up in the U.S. Although we have to wait until September to see their latest masterpiece, you can check out the trailer for TS3 right now! So there isn’t exactly a lot to see, but […]

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