Tag Archives: Pixar

San Diego Comic Con 2012 Exclusive #14: Mattel Disney • Pixar Cars 2012 Comic-Con Mater

Disney • Pixar Cars 2012 Comic-Con Mater ($30)

This year’s Comic-Con vehicle captures the hilarious scene from Cars 2 when our beloved Mater finds himself in a Tokyo bathroom stall. Just like in the movie, Mater is surprised with flashing lights, catchy music, and a thorough scrub down! This memorable moment comes to life with moving side jets, as well as a jet that springs up to clean Mater’s undercarriage, lifting his back wheels off the floor. Covered in suds, Mater experiences hi-tech action unlike anything he’s ever seen in Radiator Springs!

SDCC 2011 Exclusive #57: Funko Buzz Lightyear Metallic Pop! Vinyl

To Infinity, And Beyond!

A catchphrase for this millennia, no doubt – by an even more iconic character in Buzz Lightyear of the Toy Story movies – and Funko will be presenting their first ever 9-inch tall super-sized POP! Vinyl featuring Buzz, to debut at the coming San Diego Comic Con!

“We will be unleashing 2-9” Pop! A metallic Buzz and a metallic Maleficent! In addition we will have a 4 other very cool regular Pop! exclusives for Disney/Pixar and 18 other Pop! Exclusives from DC Comics, Marvel, Star Wars, and General Mills at our booth.” ~mentions Brian Mariotti

SDCC Exclusive #15: Toy Story 3 Disney/Pixar Collection Lotso

Mattel Toy Story 3 Disney/Pixar Collection Lotso
Comic-Con Price: $20

Lotso, the ridiculously adorable bear character from the new Toy Story 3 flick, is flocked and strawberry scented. The box features concept art and Toy Story trivia. Fun Fact: Before his movie character was revealed by Disney/Pixar, Lotso made an appearance in a girl’s bedroom in the trailer for the movie Up (look for Lotso by the bed as she looks out the window).

‘Up’ wins best feature at Annie Awards

Jeffrey Katzenberg honored at ceremony

By Carolyn Giardina
The Hollywood Report (THR)

Other big Annie winners were “Coraline” and “The Princess and the Frog,” with three awards each.

Disney/Pixar’s “Up” earned a total of two Annie trophies — best animated feature and Pete Docter for direction — extending its string of prior awards including last month’s Golden Globe. In all, awards were presented in 23 Annie categories in features, TV and commercials.

The Annie for best animated feature has matched the eventual Oscar winner each year since the Academy Awards first awarded the category in 2002, except for twice. A year ago, the Annie Awards came under some scrutiny after DreamWorks’ “Kung Fu Panda” dominated the Annies and won the top prize, shutting out eventual Oscar winner “Wall-E” from Pixar.

William Shatner hosted this year’s Annie ceremony, which is presented annually by ASIFA-Hollywood, the Los Angeles chapter of the International Animated Film Society.

During the ceremony, Winsor McCay Awards went to Tim Burton, Bruce Timm and Jeffrey Katzenberg, but only Katzenberg was in attendance. Tom Sito earned the June Foray honor. The Ub Iwerks Award went to William T. Reeves. Special Achievement Awards were presented to Martin Meunier and Brian McLean. Myles Mikulic, Danny Young and Michael Woodside received certificates of merit.

Pixar Animation Studio’s was named best animated feature at the 37th annual Annie (animation) Awards, Saturday at UCLA’s Royce Hall.Nominated for five Academy Awards, “Up” is the odds-on favorite to win the Oscar for animated feature, and is only the second animated film to earn a nomination in the best picture category. It is also nominated for best screenplay, music and sound editing Oscars.

Disneyland Resort President Named

By MICHAEL LYSTER
Orange County Business Journal Staff

photo-george-for-blog-150x150A Walt Disney Co. veteran who was on hand for the opening of Disney’s California Adventure is returning to run the company’s Anaheim operations.

George Kalogridis, who has been with the company for 38 years, was named Disneyland Resort president on Monday.

He’ll oversee the company’s two Anaheim theme parks, three hotels and Downtown Disney District shopping center.

Kalogridis most recently served as chief operating officer for Disneyland Resort Paris.

He replaces Ed Grier, who lead Disneyland Resort for the past three years and stepped down last week.

From 2000 to 2002, Kalogridis served as senior vice president of resort operations for Disneyland Resort where he was involved with the opening of California Adventure, Disney’s second Anaheim theme park alongside Disneyland Park.

He also oversaw day-to-day operations of Downtown Disney and the company’s Anaheim hotels.

Kalogridis started with Disney in 1971 as a busboy at the opening of the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World.

He returns to Anaheim at a critical time.

The company’s Anaheim theme parks and hotels have seen a slowdown amid the recession.

The Anaheim operations generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue during good years. For the 12 months through June, city officials expected the Disney operations to generate $937 million in revenue.

Disney is looking to makeover plans for California Adventure to drive future visitors to Anaheim.

Last year, Disney announced plans for a $1.1 billion upgrade to the theme park, which has struggled to meet expectations in the shadow of ever popular Disneyland.

Since opening eight years ago, California Adventure has drawn about 5 million visitors a year, versus the 7 million Disney originally hoped for.

Disney is in the process of replacing the park’s California vacation theme with a piece of Walt Disney’s early days in Hollywood and rides based on films from the company’s Pixar Animation Studios Inc. and older Disney characters.

Part 58: Disney/Pixar Cars Rescue Squad Mater – San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 2009

carsDisney/Pixar Cars Rescue Squad Mater

Be the first to own this exciting three pack of 1:55-scale Cars characters based on the exciting new Cars Toon shorts airing on the Disney Channel! Awesome light-up package includes Rescue Squad Mater flanked by Dalmatian Mia and Dalmatian Tia in their firefighter deco. Available on Mattycollector.com after the show.

Part 56: Incredibles #1 Cover D SDCC 2009 Exclusive Holofoil

incrediblesIncredibles #1 Cover D SDCC 2009 Exclusive Holofoil

Comic-Con Price: $20.00
Production Run: 500

Special limited edition Holofoil of THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1 featuring Violet and Dash.  Cover by superstar artist Michael Avon Oeming.Availablility: Saturday July 25th only!