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Woody’s News Round-Up! (08/24/12)

Enjoy these Pixar-related tidbits from the past week to help you get excited for Finding Nemo 3D and Monsters University.

Pixarians Discuss Finding Nemo 3D: Pixar has always employed a subtle, but effective use of 3D with plenty of depth. With Finding Nemo, it’s clear how the film’s deep ocean environments would translate well into the style of 3D used by the studio. To hear about the thought process behind Nemo‘s 3D conversion from the Pixar team, watch this new featurette from Walt Disney Studios New Zealand:

Finding Nemo in 3D arrives in theaters with Partysaurus Rex on September 14.

(Via Stitch Kingdom)

Billy Crystal Slips Info on Monsters University Plot: The charismatic voice acting in Monsters, Inc. really brought that film to life, and with Billy Crystal reprising his role as Mike Wazowski in Monsters University, that same energy should return. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Crystal spoke about his role in the new film:

"[Mike and Sully] end up in the same fraternity where they have this scare competition – like Greek Games in college. They have to mobilize a group, sort of like Revenge of the Nerds-monsters, and get them ready to be scary."

Regarding the classic duo of Mike and Sully, he added "They’re 17 and 18 years old in the script. My guy has a retainer even."

Sounds like we’ll get plenty of hilarious banter between John Goodman and Billy Crystal when Monsters University hits the big screen on June 21, 2013.

(Via Coming Soon)

Cars/Star Wars Die-Casts Unveiled: We don’t blame you if you’ve missed out on most Cars merchandise news in recent years, but this bit of info is worth a look. During a panel at a Disney Consumer Products event, a new lineup of Cars toys was shown off featuring Pixar’s vehicles in Star Wars garb. The mashups are pretty clever, including Luigi and Guido as C-3PO and R2-D2 (of course, no nod to Mater and Jar Jar Bink’s similar polarization among fans.) Check out the full gallery at Inside the Magic.

(Via Pixar Post)

Your thoughts?

3 Responses to Woody’s News Round-Up! (08/24/12)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! Lovin’ that pin of Lightning McQueen in the Battle of Hoth… XD

  2. Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous // Aug 25, 01:13 PM: I couldn’t disagree more. He’s absolutely perfect for Mike’s character and made him so likeable and hilarious. His character played so well off of Goodman’s Sulley. I’m nervous about how this sequel is going to go down, but I know I’m going to get more great Mike/Sully comedy at least.

    A bit too old to be doing ‘this stuff’? What a weird thing to say. His voice sounded great in the new teaser, Mike sounds just like he did 10 years ago. Plus, nearly every cast member in Toy Story 3 was in their 50’s or 60’s. Hell, Don Rickles is in his 80’s! Why bring up age?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I always thought that Billy Crystal was one of Pixar’s better casting decisions… and I figured most people felt the same. I guess not

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