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Saturday
Jun252011

Cars 2 review - Pixar's big-budget bid for cash

Welcome back to the world of Cars. Did you miss it? Cars was John Lasseter's ode to America's love affair with the automobile, with the slick red racer Lightning McQueen trying to find himself and make a name for Radiator Springs, a forgotten town off Route 66. Replacing much of the heart and character development of the first movie is a new spy thriller, complete with huge explosions, tons of car chases, a mystery, and a race around the entire world. This sequel couldn't be more sequelish if it tried. 

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Thursday
Jul152010

Toy Story 3 merchandise expected to gross $2.4 billion this year

Pixar is a force to be reckoned with, it seems. The chart above shows the production budgets for each of the 11 Pixar films to be released. In a graphic below, you can see how much money they grossed at the box office. More interesting is how much side-revenue Disney rakes in. Cars has made $2 billion in merchandise sales since it came out in 2006 and Toy Story 3 is expected to bring home more than $2.4 billion this year alone. 

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Thursday
May132010

Pixar cancels NEWT...is Pixar losing itself now that it's a part of Disney?

Newt, an original film, has gotten the axe in favor of a sequel flurry at Pixar. This is the first announced project that Pixar has cancelled. This news comes from Mike Bastoli of The Pixar Blog, who heard it from Disney archivist Dave Smith. Bastoli noticed that the film was no longer on an encyclopedia of Disney titles operated by Smith. Newt was announced in April 2008 at Disney/Pixar's Animation Presentation in New York City and was scheduled to be released in the summer of 2011.

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