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2011-08-09 11:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Exclusively at Disney's D23 Expo August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney film fans will go behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks, and exhibits. On Saturday, August 20, Rich Ross, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey, president, Production, The Walt Disney Studios; John Lasseter, chief creative officer,...

2011-06-20 10:17:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) today announced the details of its promotion of Disney and Pixar's high-octane animated comedy adventure "Cars 2," which opens in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2011. Inspired by Goodyear and the iconic Pixar character Buzz Lightyear, "Lightyear" tires will reprise the role as animated rubber on the road for the sequel's star, Lightning McQueen. In honor of the film, Goodyear also transformed...

2011-06-06 05:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fully loaded with global locales, fast-paced racing, international espionage and a touching tale of friendship, "Cars 2" features an amped up score by Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, plus music from alternative rock legends Weezer, country music hitmaker Brad Paisley, bestselling British singer/songwriter Robbie Williams, French superstar Benabar and the power pop Japanese girl band...

2011-05-23 10:40:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm is playing a major role in preparing fans for Disney--Pixar's CARS 2, which races into theaters on June 24, 2011, through its "Agents on a Mission" promotion that provides fun for the whole family. The "Agents on a Mission" promotion features CARS 2-themed interactive experiences and 18,000 prizes, including a new Cadillac SRX. Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of...

2010-10-04 13:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Sweetland, the Academy Award®-nominated director of the 2008 Pixar short "Presto," is set to direct THE FAMILIARS for Sony Pictures Animation. Sam Raimi & Josh Donen are executive producers. Adam J. Epstein and Andrew Jacobson are writing the screenplay for THE FAMILIARS, based on their just published novel. Sweetland joins Sony Pictures Animation after sixteen years at Pixar Animation, a run that began right out of...

2010-02-23 17:56:00

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- This Spring, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly presents the eagerly awaited high definition debuts of Disney-Pixar's original animated classics Toy Story and Toy Story 2. In 1995, Toy Story made history as the first feature-length computer animated film and, together with its beloved sequel Toy Story 2, helped establish Disney-Pixar as creators of unrivaled quality family entertainment. Now, viewers can rediscover these...

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2009-08-20 21:34:51

Writer, director and producer George Lucas has agreed to present animator John Lasseter with an award at the Venice International Film Festival. Lucas is best known as the mastermind behind the blockbuster Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. ANSA said Lucas is to give Lasseter a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award Sept. 6. Lasseter worked in the computer graphic department at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic. The department was acquired by Apple computers founder Steve Jobs and...

2009-08-19 13:01:00

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Walt Disney Studios is jumping on the D23 Expo bandwagon with four days (September 10-13) of exciting programming that includes major overviews of upcoming films by Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook and Disney-Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, plus a full schedule of events spotlighting new releases and newly restored digital versions of classic favorites. Cook will present exclusive sneak peeks at such highly anticipated Disney...

2009-03-31 14:00:00

Come See Toy Story and Stay for Toy Story 2! LAS VEGAS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Moviegoers are in for twice the fun and triple the thrills as The Walt Disney Studios prepares to debut the Disney Digital 3D(TM) versions of Disney-Pixar's beloved animated features - "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" - during a special limited engagement starting on October 2, 2009, it was announced today by Mark Zoradi, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group. This extraordinary double feature,...


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