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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 …

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[8 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
National Geographic Builds – and Flies – Its Own ‘Up’ House

Sure, we’ve all dreamed of floating away to someplace else, up, up and away, just like the characters in the Disney Pixar film “Up!”  But could it actually be done?
National Geographic Channel decided to give it a try.  This past weekend, producers of their new show “How Hard Can It Be?” tied 300 8′ weather balloons – each filled with an entire container of helium – to a small, frame 16×16′ house.  The crew were successful in their bid, as the house stayed airborne for an hour, and reached an …

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[29 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney Pixar Characters to Grace New Postage Stamps

Look for your favorite Disney Pixar to grace United States Postage Stamps next year!  Soon, you’ll be able to send your snail mail graced with characters from “Cars,” “Ratatouille,” “Toy Story,” “Up,” and “Wall-E.” 
The stamps are part of a commemorative collector’s series, and will go on sale on August, 19.  Doubly cool:  they will be “Forever” stamps, which means that they will be valid regardless of how much postage increases in the future.
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[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
New Parade Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios; “Block Party Bash” to End January 1

The entertainment offerings are quickly changing these days at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to the previously announced “Disney Channel Rocks!” show coming to the park on October 22, the Disney Parks Blog recently announced that a new parade will be coming as well. The parade, which is currently unnamed, will feature some of the popular characters from different Disney/Pixar movies. The characters will include Remy and Emile from “Ratatouille” and Carl and Russell from “Up;” none of whom are currently at Hollywood Studios …

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[3 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]
Pete Docter Comments on ‘Up’ Oscar Nominations

Pete Docter discusses his hopes that “Up”‘s Oscar Nominations show a shift in the way the Academy is looking at animated film.

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Up” Wins Two of Three Grammy Nominations

Pixar’s “Up” was nominated for three Grammy awards and won two of them on Sunday night.
The film won Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media and Best Instrumental Composition, the latter was for the track “Married Life.” These awards recognize Michael Giacchino who was the composer for the films score.
“Up” was also nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement, which was won by Bill Cunliffe for “West Side Story Medley.”
These wins give “Up” strong standing heading into the Oscar awards where it hopes to win …