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[12 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
‘Finding Dory’ Crosses $1 Billion Mark at Global Box Office

Pixar’s Finding Dory has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, making it the fifth biggest animated film of all time globally.
The film is also Pixar’s second billion dollar release along with Toy Story 3.
Finding Dory debuted in the US on June 17 and earned $135 million in its debut – which is the biggest debut ever for for an animated film.
The movie is also the No. 1 domestic film of 2016 and the seventh-highest grossing film of all time.
Internationally, Finding Dory has earned $65.9 million in …

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[1 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s ‘Frozen’ is the Highest Grossing Animated Film in History

Disney’s monster animated hit, the Academy Award-winning Frozen has just broken yet another box office record becoming the highest grossing animated film ever.
The film opened in its last market – Japan – at the end of March and the box office receipts for the film now total $1.072 billion.
This total trumps Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s box office earnings of $1.063 billion in 2010.
Frozen has become the top Disney or Pixar release in 27 overseas territories, and has grossed $50.5 million in Japan since it opened at the end of March.
The …

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[24 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Monsters University’ Opens at the Top of the Box Office Taking in $82 Million during Debut Weekend

Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University graduated at the top of its class, earning an $82 million during its debut weekend in theaters.
This marks the 14th number one opening weekend for Pixar at the box office. The Disney-owned studio has only released 14 films, which means every film released by Pixar has opened in first place.
Monsters University was playing in 4,004 theaters in the U.S. during its debut weekend and the $82 million box office makes it the second biggest opening for Pixar, just behind Toy Story 3 which earned $110.3 million in …

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[23 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney/Pixar Films Returning to Big Screen for Memorial Day Weekend

Several Disney/Pixar films will be returning to the big screen Memorial Day weekend only at AMC Theatres.
Ratatouille, Up, WALL-E, and Toy Story 3 will play in AMC Theatres across the globe from May 25-May 28, 2012. Film-goers will be able to watch the film as well as a classic Pixar short and a sneak peek at the upcoming Brave.
Says Sun Dee Larson, vice president of Film Marketing at AMC:
There are some great films coming out Memorial Day weekend but nothing …

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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Saoirse Ronan to Star in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’

The Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, who recently starred in the action flick Hanna, is slated to star in Disney’s action-focused take on the cartoon classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Dubbed Snow and the Seven, the live-action film takes place in 19th century China, with the “seven dwarves” being a group of international warriors from various countries. In order to defeat an evil empress who has re-emerged, the group will be led by a lone woman named Olivia Sinclair, the role Ronan will play.
Sources say Disney will be visiting various …

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[29 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Toy Story 3′ Writer Michael Arndt to Pen Script for ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Feature Film

Fans of the hit Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb will soon be able to see their favorite characters on the big screen. Phineas and Ferb will be coming to theaters in a new feature film in the summer of 2013, and it looks like Disney is truly trying to make this movie a big summer hit.
To add to the clout of Phineas and Ferb‘s big screen debut, Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt, who won an Academy Award in 2007 for his screenplay of Little Miss Sunshine, has been hired …

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Guest Review:  ‘Cars 2′ Offers a More Sophisticated Plot than the Original

Today, we’re very excited to welcome Melissa Mitchell, site manager for DisneyHotelsFan.com, to DisZine!  Recently, Melissa had the opportunity to attend an advanced screening of Cars 2, and graciously offered to write a review of the upcoming film, due in theatres June 24.  Melissa attended the film with small children, and received complimentary tickets for the event.  Take it away, Melissa!
This weekend I was able to see the premiere of a highly anticipated, action-packed blockbuster movie. It was full of explosions, gunfights, a plot about oil versus alternative fuel and lots of …

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[12 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
‘Cars’ Merchandise is Expected to top ‘Toy Story’, Become Largest Film Licensing Property

In anticipation of the film’s June 24 release, Disney/Pixar has been releasing merchandise for Cars 2 since mid-May. There’s a good chance you’ve probably seen some of it by now, whether in Disney Stores around the country, or even aprons and mini cake-baking pans available at Williams-Sonoma stores. Indeed, this merchandise is so prevalent, Disney recently disclosed that Cars 2 merchandise is on track to beat sales from last summer’s mega-hit Toy Story 3, which took in over $2.4 billion in retail sales in 2011.
In a recent webcast, head of …

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[10 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Toy Story 3′ Director Auctions Pixar Collectibles to Help Japanese Earthquake Relief

Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3 has put up a number of Pixar collectibles on eBay to help with the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The items up for auction are quite varied, but are all Pixar-related memorabilia he has collected over the years.
One particular piece, such as this limited edition print from Disney/Pixar’s Up, is currently up for auction. The print, which was given to Pixar employees after the film was made, only had 1200 copies ever created. This particular print is from Unkrich’s own personal collection.
Other memorabilia …

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[23 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival to Celebrate Pixar’s 25th Anniversary

We have some exciting news for Pixar fans today – the 18th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be honoring Pixar during Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend May 13-15!
Plenty of fun and activities celebrating Pixar will be at Epcot next month, including an appearance from Mater, co-star of Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Cars 2. Guests will have the chance to participate in special meet and greets, kids activities, and discussions by Pixar filmmakers and other employees.
Then, head on over to the World Showplace – the official celebration headquarters located between the Canada …