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Woody’s News Round-Up! (06/30/12)

Brave, Cars, Cars 2, Finding Nemo, Imagineering, Knick Knack, La Luna, Round-Ups, Toy Story

Posted by Brkyo614 • June 30, 2012

With all of the Brave news lately, a few small stories pertaining to Pixar’s other works have fallen under the radar. Get caught up below!

The Making of Cars Land Featurette: An impressive recreation of the Cars films’ Radiator Springs, Cars Land, opened at Disney California Adventure this month. For a better look at the planning process behind the area, including surprisingly touching interviews from Disney Imagineers, Disney released a wonderful 13-minute documentary on the Disney Parks Youtube page:

Finding Nemo Blu-ray Details + Future Pixar Merchandise: At a recent Disney merchandising expo, Pixar Times snapped a picture of the back of the upcoming Finding Nemo Blu-ray cover, outlining the special features to be included in the release. Take a look to the right; I’m definitely anticipating the CineExplore feature, a strong visual supplement to the standard DVD audio commentary.

An assortment of upcoming Pixar toys were also exhibited by Disney, and Pixar Times got an extensive look at the selection here. Brave, Toy Story, and Cars products were all shown off, and include some hints regarding the rumored Toy Story Toon, Partysaurus Rex.

La Luna Merchandise Now Available: Pixar products and toys aren’t exactly scarce, but tie-ins to their short films are a different story. However, the Disney Store has just put out a great La Luna plush based on the main character of the short, Bambino. The toy is available both on its own or with a storybook signed by director Enrico Casarosa. It’s a fantastic addition to any Pixar fan’s collection.

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Amid on Pixar’s Short Films

Boundin', For the Birds, Geri's Game, Jack Jack Attack, Knick Knack, Lifted, Luxo, Jr., Merchandise, Mike's New Car, One Man Band, Pixar, Presto, Red's Dream, Short Film, The Adventures of Andre and Wally B, Tin Toy

Posted by Thomas • April 25, 2008

Amid from Cartoon Brew writes about writing a book for Pixar chronicling their short films.

The coffeetable book I’m working on, which will be out later this year, is directly tied in to the Pixar Short Films Collection dvd, and is an in-depth history of the studio’s early shorts. I was naturally thrilled when they asked me to come on board because, well, come on it’s Pixar, but also because I know the importance of shorts to the company’s history and the value that they place on creating animated shorts even now that they’re a successful feature studio

Read the rest here. I for one am excited to see what Amid dishes up for us all, and I think it will be a must have.

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