George Carlin “Fillmore” Dies at 71

Cars, Cast

Posted by Upcoming Pixar • June 23, 2008

The comedian and actor George Carlin died yesterday at the age of 71. Carlin was well known as an anti-establishment icon. His edgy style and provocative material netted him some hassle with the FCC back in the late 70.But we at Pixar Planet will remember him best as the voice of Fillmore in Cars.



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“I’m sorry WALL•E, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Cast, WALL-E

Posted by Thomas • May 3, 2008

The LA Times reports that Sigourney Weaver will play WALL•E‘s equivalent of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL-9000. Weaver is set to appear in the film as the voice of presumably, the Axiom’s main computer

"I think it was given to me because Andrew Stanton loves science fiction and is such a fan of the ‘Alien’ movies," says Weaver. "And he thought it would be funny after having such an important computer mother in ‘Alien,’ if I played the ship’s computer. I’m playing such a small part, but it’s such a great movie to be a part of, I’d play the wastebasket."

says the article. Weaver is one of the few human voices in the film, along with Jeff Garlin as "The Captain". Fred Willard is set to appear in full live-action form come June 27. 

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Disney•Pixar Feature Animation Slate Images

Animation, Cars 2, Cast, Disney, Disney Digital 3D, Ed Catmull, Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Newt, Pete Docter, Pixar, Pixar Employees, The Bear and The Bow (Brave), Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, UP, WALL-E

Posted by Thomas • April 9, 2008

Group PhotoI have put together a set of photos and images from the Disney•Pixar feature film slate announcement today, including a few images from the event, as well as promotional images for the films.

Click here to view them.

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Paul Eiding Cast In WALL•E & Up [Updated]

Cast, UP, WALL-E

Posted by Thomas • March 16, 2008

The Pixar Blog points to IMDb which lists Paul Eiding as a member of the cast list in WALL•E. Eiding is a voice actor and will be providing "additional voices" for the film.

The Pixar Blog also notes he has provided voice work for Cars, A Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc. and Finding Nemo
UPDATE: The Pixar Blog now points out that IMDb Pro lists Eiding as a cast member of Up (due for release in 2009), and again he will be providing "additional voices". 

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Toy Story 3 ‘being prepared’.

Cast, Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3

Posted by Thomas • January 11, 2008

In what is probably the most obvious piece of news today, is reporting on Tom Hanks’ appearance on the Jonathon Ross show on Friday night, in which Hank’s says on the topic of Toy Story 3, the producers are "preparing the third one right now".

Thank you Tom for that insightful piece of news. Toy Story 3 is being directed by Lee Unkrich (Co-Director of Toy Story 2), and is scheduled to be released in 2009* with the full support of Hanks and co-star, Tim Allen.
*This is the date that the article has reported, and although this was the year that TS3 was originally slated for, it was later pushed back to 2010.

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IMDB Lists New WALL•E Character

Cast, Pixar, Rumors, WALL-E

Posted by Thomas • December 23, 2007

IMDB via The Pixar Blog is listing a new character in WALL•E. The character is called Hoverchair Mother and is played by Kim Kopf. Interestingly, TPB notes: I

nterestingly, the ‘voice only’ designation is not placed next to her name. Hmm, could this mean another live action character in WALL-E, or is it just a typo?

What do you think?

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Fred Willard On Camera In WALL•E

Cast, Live Action, WALL-E

Posted by Thomas • October 28, 2007

We have known for quite some time now that actor, Fred Willard will be appearing in WALL-E come June next year. What we didn’t know was, however, what form Fred Willard would take. We knew that Jeff Garlin would play the character, The Captain, and would be the only animated speaking character, but where did that leave Willard?

Willard has confirmed with Rotten Tomatoes that he will be appearing in his full, true, physical, live action form.

"I’m going to be the first live character in a Pixar movie," said Willard. "I appear on a TV monitor but I’m more than a voice. Jeff Garlin is a voice but people are saying, ‘Oh, you’re a voice.’ No, I actually appear. People will say, ‘Oh, that’s Fred Willard.’"

Willard also reconfirms that he is playing the CEO of the Buy ‘n’ Large Corporation. He also mentions that he has finished recording his material, however might be called back for another session. You can read the full article here.

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