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Monthly Archives: June 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mikey Please’s “The Eagleman Stag,” produced at Britain’s Royal College of Art, won the award for Best Animated Short Film at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the fest announced Sunday.
Palm Springs International ShortFest named a Polish-Canadian production by Kamil Polak titled “The Lost Town of Switez” as the Best Animated Short at the festival.
Other Winners Include:
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.
For the 12th time running, a Pixar film has opened to win the race at the box office.
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.“
The year is 2700. WALL•E, a robot, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon, he will discover what he was meant for.
Someone is turning the city’s supermodels hideously fat. Is it the dubious modeling agent, Nairesec Rotcod? Or is it the dubious plastic surgeon, Dr. Cesarian? Or is it a third dubious person we haven’t mentioned?
Pepé chases that cat all over the Alps.
Three kittens, denied milk as punishment for misbehaving, sail up into Tummy Trouble in a hot air balloon. Once in Tummy Trouble, they find it a land of natural milk springs and gushers.