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Welcome to the new Upcoming Pixar!

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Posted by Phileas • March 3, 2015

ipadOn a Spring day on November 2004, a passionate Pixar fan, Thomas Huxley (bawpcwpn), made his first post on his recently created Pixar blogspot.com account, in anticipation for the release of Cars that next year. Since then, Upcoming Pixar has covered seven feature films from that magical animation studio in Emeryville, and for ten years, it has been informing, entertained and engaged with Pixar fans across the world. Upcoming Pixar has grown to become the oldest, and one of the leading Pixar blogs on the web, with more than 3,000 articles and more than 1 million visitors each year.

So, on its tenth anniversary, I’m extremely proud, on behalf of Simoa and the Upcoming Pixar team, to unveil the new Upcoming Pixar. As you can notice, the blog has an all-new design! This is the first revamp of the site ever since the blog merged with the Pixar Planet Network in 2007.

We’ve been working on the new website design for more than two years! It goes beyond just a new logo (which we’ve revealed in 2013 on our Twitter and Facebook branding!), or a cleaner design. We’ve made the site much more responsive and accessible so you can engage with our content far easier than ever before.

One of the biggest points about the redesign is that you can catch up with Upcoming Pixar anytime, anywhere. We’ve made the site far easier to access and read on your smartphone or tablet, no matter what device you own. We’ve also included improvements to viewing media on the site and with accessing your favourite categories.

With Inside Out just less than three months today, it couldn’t have been a better time to bring you the redesign! This is just the start of the exciting things we have for you at Upcoming Pixar and across the Pixar Planet Network. Keep an eye out for some Inside Out coverage goodies!

Thank you very much for reading Upcoming Pixar, and we hope you like the new site!

— Gabe (Phileas)
COO, Pixar Planet

What do you think about the new design? Let us know in the comments below (which you can now log in with using various social media accounts!)

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Introducing Simoa, Our New Writer!

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Posted by Brkyo614 • August 2, 2014

Back in 2012, Martin asked me to take over his writing duties at Upcoming Pixar. I couldn’t have been more honored, and the past two-and-a-half years running the blog have been an exciting and educational journey. Now, as I prepare to enter a new chapter in my life, it’s my turn to pass the torch.

Today, I’d like to welcome Simoa, our new lead writer at Upcoming Pixar! I have no doubt that she’ll be able to uphold the blog’s 10-year legacy while still bringing her own fresh voice to the table. Here’s a quick introduction from Simoa herself:

I’ve been a Pixar fan since I was a kid, but I didn’t come to truly love it until May of 2010. I watched Up for the first time and that kickstarted my interest in animation as a storytelling medium. It’s one of the most important movies of my life, and Ellie became my favorite Pixar character of all time. Soon I began seeking out all the short films I hadn’t seen as well as feature films I avoided. I’m really excited to be part of the Upcoming Pixar team, and hope to bring my unique perspective to an already awesome site!

While I’ll still be helping out behind the scenes, this will be my last official blog post. I can’t wait to see where Upcoming Pixar and Pixar Animation Studios go in the coming years — I think we have a bright future to look forward to!

Thanks for reading,
Bryan (Bryko)

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Welcome, Bryko!

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Posted by Martin • April 25, 2012

Hey, wonderful readers! Rarely do I make personal posts, but today I’d like to say goodbye, and also welcome our newest lead writer, Bryko, to the Upcoming Pixar family!

Bryko has been a member of Pixar Planet since June of 2008 and has since made himself a valuable member of the community by showing an unmatched commitment to the Pixar fandom. 

Bryko
has gladly accepted the position, taking on the blog’s daily duties. I look forward to his work as I officially take a step back from Upcoming Pixar. Keeping fans up-to-date has been an absolute pleasure, but after four years, I have decided to move on in order to pursue new challenges.

Welcome again, Bryko, and thank you all for loyally reading!

-Martin and the staff of Pixar Planet/Upcoming Pixar

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Pixar Planet’s Peach Magazine Holiday Edition Available Now!

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Posted by Martin • December 24, 2009

As you may have heard, the first and only Pixar fan publication, Peach Magazine, recently joined the Pixar Planet Network for an exciting new partnership!

Today, the highly anticipated Pixar Planet premiere issue is complete and available for your reading pleasure! The fan-zine, from Editor-in-Chief Phileas, is complete with news, views and more fan-tastic content just in time for the holidays.

In the latest issue of Peach you’ll find:
• A Report on Toy Story 3
• Selected News by Yours Truly
• The Up Marathon of 50 Viewings
• A Profile on the WALL•E Fan Game
• Fan Works Including Art and Fan-Fiction
…and more!

This beautiful e-publication is of the highest quality and definitely worth your time. The magazine has come a long way from its former location at 42 Wallaby Way, and now that this endeavor is part of our Network, it has considerably expanded the site’s horizons. 

Look out for more new issues of Peach every month — right here at Upcoming Pixar/Pixar Planet! Don’t forget, as a Pixar Planet member you can submit fan works and more, read here for details.

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Celebrating Upcoming Pixar’s 5th Anniversary!

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Posted by Martin • November 30, 2009

Today marks a joyous and momentous occasion for everyone here at Pixar Planet.

I am proud to say that Upcoming Pixar is now five years old and counting! You don’t know how grateful I am to be part of this project, writing about the greatest studio of all time is something I love to do and hopefully you guys enjoy reading the content too. But maybe Thomas (bawpcwpn), the blog’s founder, can put all the excitement into perspective a little better than I:

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Five years ago, right around The Incredibles’ US theatrical release in November of 2004, I started a little blog called Upcoming Pixar.

I had intensely followed the release of The Incredibles (and to an extent Finding Nemo) on their official websites. I owned Monster’s Inc. on DVD and marveled at the behind the scenes featurettes showcasing Pixar’s new studios in Emeryville, CA. From then on I decided that I wanted to work for Pixar — whatever the cost. It just looks like such great fun, and so my fandom for Pixar was set in stone!

To better understand how Upcoming Pixar came about, you have to know a little bit more about me. I was 13 at the time, going on 14 in December. A young-un – a whippersnapper – a young grasshopper with much to learn. I was, and still am, very much into technology. Web startups highly interest me, and at the time I was reading Luxo, the number one Pixar blog which had been founded not too long before.

I don’t know why, but I thought, "Hey! That looks like fun!" So I created Upcoming Pixar on the Blogger platform. I initially started it just as a relaying service of news articles relating to Pixar. I guess you could say it was much like a Tumblr blog. But I quickly realized it would be better if I actually wrote my own articles, oftentimes citing information from various sources.

At that point, I was trying to make Upcoming Pixar the one stop blog for the latest news on Pixar, it’s employees, and properties. I remember looking at the visitor information for the blog and getting excited at 50 hits a day. This was probably back in 2005. Now I’m proud to say that we get thousands of hits per day depending on the month!

One thing that always set me back was the fact that I live in Australia (then on Norfolk Island), so the movie release dates were dramatically different. Only Cars had the same worldwide release. It was very exciting to see Cars at the same time (or even before) many of my US counterparts (due to time difference.) Release dates are still a problem today, even more so now that I’m back living on Norfolk Island where there are no local theatres that get films at the same time as cinemas in the US or even Australia.

I caught Up recently at the end of its run in Australia when I went on holiday which I am glad of (BRILLIANT MOVIE! And I saw it in 3D which blew my mind.) But sadly, I will miss seeing Toy Story/Toy Story 2 Double Feature in 3D when it rolls over here on December 26. It’s a pity that it will have such a limited run because, unfortunately, I’ll have to miss out on it; it was a big part of my childhood, I remember watching Toy Story countless times when I was 5. I hope to catch Toy Story 3 in 3D mid next year. Who knows, I may afford a trip to San Francisco and watch it at the closest cinema I can find to Pixar.

Anyway, Upcoming Pixar has grown hugely over the past 5 years. We had Pixar Planet come along; Dash and co. kindly took me under their wing and allowed Upcoming Pixar to be a part of the Pixar Planet Network, making Pixar Planet truly the one stop shop for anything Pixar. Lately, I’ve personally had less time for Upcoming Pixar due to holidays, finishing school and work commitments.

For keeping the blog going, I am forever thankful to Martin (martini833) who has kept on posting and bringing fresh new content to the blog each day. I am also thankful to all the other writers who have occasionally contributed to the blog. We don’t get paid here at Upcoming Pixar, and it all comes out of our own pocket, but we keep doing it because it’s a heck of a lot of fun!

Of course, the site wouldn’t be what it is today without many of our devoted and loyal readers who keep coming back, commenting and letting us know what they think. To you all, THANK YOU! The last 5 years have been a blast, and I thank everyone who has been a part of it. Here’s to another successful 5 years of Upcoming Pixar!

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…and the future of Upcoming Pixar looks brighter than ever! I’m happy to announce that the blog will get a much needed update featuring characters from WALL•E and Up very soon. Definitely keep checking back because, as Alex Billington of First Showing puts it "no one out there… covers Pixar-related stories better", and our updates should be coming in daily, as usual. I’d also like to hint at an upgrade to WordPress, more details on that when they are available.

Don’t hesitate to browse through our archives located on the bar to the left. Check out how much the blog, which Peter Sciretta from Slash Film calls "[his] first stop for Pixar news every morning", has changed (yet kept its charm) throughout the years. Also, feel free to leave us a comment with suggestions for the future or just to drop by to say Happy Birthday!

P.S. I completely forgot to make a post for Toy Story 2’s 10th Anniversary! What a bummer that we missed it this past November 24th. It’s never too late, celebrate it over here!

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Radio Pixar #9: Floating on Cloud Nine

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Posted by Thomas • April 7, 2009

The long awaited return of Radio Pixar has come. After a 6 month hiatus, RP returns with Episode #9: Floating on Cloud Nine.

In this episode we have:
  • General Pixar News
  • Trivia
  • Round table discussion, Part one.
  • Pixarian birthdays and Pixar events
  • Pixar at the Oscars
  • Up video game report
  • Pixar Planet member birthdays and events
  • Vox Pops
  • An exciting competition!
Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes for the enhanced AAC edition. The podcast can also be found at podOmatic.

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Welcome martini833!

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Posted by Thomas • August 20, 2008

I’d like to welcome martini833 as an official Upcoming Pixar writer. 

martini833 has been a member of Pixar Planet since May last year and has since made himself a very valuable member of the forums and has shown a commitment to the Pixar fandom and other fans. 
martini833 has gladly accepted the position as a writer for Upcoming Pixar and I hope you are looking forward to his posts as much as I am.
Welcome martini833!

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Welcoming Guido – European Correspondent

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Posted by Thomas • February 10, 2008

I am proud to announce the newest team member to join the Upcoming Pixar writing team, Guido, who is now the Official European Correspondent. He is in charge of Upcoming Pixar on the European end and general posting. 

As I am sure you have seen lately all the news Guido has sent UP, he will be a very valuable addition to the team. Welcome Guido!

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Upcoming Pixar Nominated For Bloggers Choice Award

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Posted by Thomas • February 1, 2008

It appears as if Upcoming Pixar has been nominated for the Best Entertainment Blog at the Bloggers Choice Awards.  Time for some bragging rights, courtesy of the site. 

My site was nominated for Best Entertainment Blog!
So if you’d like to vote for Upcoming Pixar and show your support, please click the image. Thanks Rachel.

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Pixar Planet Bakes Bad Batch of Cookies

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Posted by Thomas • December 4, 2007


A lot of people are having trouble logging into Pixar Planet Forums lately, and it appears as if the problem is caused by a bad cookies. All you have to do is delete your Pixar Planet cookies and voila! it should work again. I had an issue logging in through Safari 3.0.4 on my Mac, and others had trouble with Internet Explorer. It seems Firefox was resistant until now.

To find out about how to delete cookies in your browser, click here.

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