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Monthly Archives: June 2011

“Cars 2” beats “Kung Fu Panda 2” in foreign race

Cars 2

In the battle of the sequels at the international box office, Pixar-Disney’s Cars 2 flew past the checkered flag over the weekend, opening at $42.9 million.

Although it played in fewer countries, Cars 2 outgrossed DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2.

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“Cars 2” co-director Brad Lewis switching studios

Brad Lewis

Longtime Pixar figure Brad Lewis, co-director with John Lasseter of the just-released Cars 2, is changing garages.

Lewis is moving on to direct animated features at Tradition Studios, based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The company is owned by Digital Domain Media Group.

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Sinbad The Sailor (1935) – ComiColor Cartoons Theatrical Cartoon Series

Sinbad The Sailor (1935) - ComiColor

Sinbad battles a band of pirates (including a hearty, liquor-swilling pirate chief) at sea and on a tropical isle. A giant bird rescues Sinbad and flies off with him, and he ends up back on his ship with the pirates’ treasure. The pirate flag takes on different expressions.

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Ratatouille (2007) – Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

Ratatouille (2007) - Feature Length Theatrical Animated

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the city of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau.

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Possible Toy Story 4?

Tom Hanks Woody

Tom Hanks was asked if anyone at Pixar has talked to him about voicing Woody again in a possible Toy Story 4. Hanks was being interviewed on BBC Breakfast News on Monday while overseas to promote his new movie Larry Crowne.

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“Cars 2” in pole position, opens with $68 million

Cars 2

For the 12th time running, a Pixar film has opened to win the race at the box office.

The Disney unit’s Cars 2 defeated all challengers this weekend with a $68 million opener, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Easter Yeggs (1947) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Easter Yeggs (1947) - Looney Tunes

As Bugs Bunny reads a book on “How to Multiply,” he is interrupted by a crying Easter Bunny who complains of sore feet. Bugs volunteers, “I’ll deliver the Technicolor hen fruit for ya!” Reminded to “keep smiling,” Bugs sings a gooney song, “I’m the Easter Rabbit, Hooray.”

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