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2008-06-24 02:25:00

The late, great Stanley Kubrick ("2001:A Space Odyssey") used to say that if you can turn off the sound and still follow the story, you've made a film, but if you black out the picture and can still follow the story with only the sound, you haven't. "WALL-E," a savvy sci-fi Pixar comedy, has almost no dialogue. But with images and sound effects alone, it touches, it teaches and it tickles. It's the best Pixar film since "Finding Nemo." If "Kung Fu Panda," which riffed on martial-arts movie...

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2008-06-22 06:00:00

Even for Pixar, a company that thrives on new frontiers, WALL-E is a gutsy next move. It's the first dystopian parable that's actually ecstatic fun. It's also the closest Pixar has come to making a full-length silent movie. The choice of hero is audacious: a beeping, whirring Waste Allocation Load Lifter, Earth class, or WALL-E. For long, unbroken, startlingly seductive stretches, we see him navigate an abandoned American city all by himself. (He does have a pet cockroach.) Thanks to him,...

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2008-06-22 06:00:00

EMERYVILLE -- The lunch meeting grew into something of a legend over the years. It's gotten "mythified," says Andrew Stanton, who was there. And little wonder, since "A Bug's Life,""Monsters, Inc.,""Finding Nemo" and the newest film from Pixar Animation Studios, "WALL-- E" (in theaters on Friday), all were dreamed up that day. It was 1994, the year before Pixar delivered its first feature-length film, "Toy Story," the first animated movie made entirely on computers. At the table with...

2008-06-20 00:00:17

Disney-Pixar: WHO: From the Film: Cast: Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, Elissa Knight Filmmakers: Academy Award(R)-winner Andrew Stanton, Jim Morris, Academy Award-winner John Lasseter, Lindsey Collins, Academy Award-winner Ben Burtt, Thomas Newman Special Guests: Jodie Foster, David Duchovny, Jason Lee, Kevin James, Brad Garrett, James Marsden, Kevin Smith, Hayden Panettiere, Cheech Marin, Buzz Aldrin (astronaut), David Archuleta...

2008-06-18 18:00:05

The U.S. space agency and Walt Disney Studios have signed an agreement to promote science and technology to schoolchildren. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the Space Act Agreement calls for a series of educational and public outreach activities related to Disney-Pixar's new movie, WALL-E that opens June 27. NASA officials said the collaboration highlights the similarities between the movie's storyline and NASA's real-life work in robot technology, propulsion systems...

2008-06-18 15:00:00

An animated robot and his spacefaring companion are leading a campaign by NASA and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures to promote interest among schoolchildren in science and technology. NASA and Disney have signed a Space Act Agreement for a series of educational and public outreach activities related to Disney- Pixar's new movie, WALL-E, opening in theaters nationwide on June 27, 2008. This collaboration highlights the similarities between the movie's storyline and NASA's real-life work...

2005-11-06 19:46:18

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Chicken Little," Walt Disney Co.'s first fully computer-animated movie, opened to a better-than-expected $40.1 million at the North American box office, the company said on Sunday. Disney had conservatively predicted the closely watched film would sell at least $30 million worth of tickets in its first three days Chuck Viane, the company's president of domestic theatrical distribution, said the higher-than-expected figure was "pretty neat."...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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