A little bit of news, a little bit of history, a whole lot of Disney.
(Formerly Tim's Disney News Archive)
On a night when The King's Speech reigned over the Academy Awards, Disney and Pixar performed royally, winning a total of four Oscars, two each for Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland.
As expected, Toy Story 3 won for Best Animated Feature, beating out How to Train Your Dragon and The Illusionist. It also won Best Original Song for We Belong Together, written by Randy
Woody, Buzz and the rest of the Toy Story gang will be back in theaters this summer in the short cartoon Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation. It will run with Cars 2, set for release on June 24.
In Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation, Barbie and Ken fail in an attempt to stowaway with Bonnie on a trip to Hawaii, so the rest of the toys try to create a tropical paradise of their
Last week, Disney unveiled their new Cars 2 toy line at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. Disney will release over 300 items in 2011, ranging from die-cast cars to track sets to RC vehicles to games from manufacturers that include Mattel, LEGO and Hasbro.
Actors Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer, who voice British super spies Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell in Cars 2, were on hand to show off some new toys and talk about their work on the film:
On its opening weekend, Disney/Touchstone's new animated film Gnomeo & Juliet more than held its own, grossing $25.5 million and finishing third behind the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romcom Just Go With It ($31 million) and Justin Bieber's concert film Never Say Never ($30.3 million). That's not bad for a movie that got decidedly mixed reviews and almost didn't get made to begin with.
Here's my inside look at the making of Gnomeo & Juliet, with insight from singer/songwriter
Disney released some new concept art, design sketches and plot details for their upcoming return to the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh.
Pooh will be voiced by the versatile Jim Cummings, who also provides the voice of Tigger.
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