Brave's Brenda Chapman consulted on the project for six months. What's more, she has her own new project in the pipeline at Dreamworks too.
Splendid apparitions in Pixar's graveyard.
The accepted wisdom is that Pixar pulled the plug on Newt, one of their long-developed features, because the similarly-themed Rio was going to make it out of the traps first. A real shame, because it's been proved a few times over now that Pixar and their rivals can release looky-likey films with no absolutely detriment […]
The first of the year's two Toy Story shorts will be playing before Cars 2 this summer. Hawaiian Vacation is… set not in Hawaii. And, for most of the characters, it'll be no holiday at all. The premise is simple: Ken and Barbie want to get away, but their plan to stow away goes awry. […]
There are two images from the first* Toy Story short, Hawaiian Vacation, in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. Courtesy of a bit of flatbed scanner action, they've also been dragged online. Here they are: Love the Pricklepants. The short has been directed by Gary Rydstrom, the one time sound designer who made something of a […]
Gary Rydstrom was a sound designer at Pixar who made the move into directing with the short film Lifted. His first feature film was set to be Newt, a romantic comedy about the last two blue-footed newts on the planet, expected to mate but finding that they hate each other. Sadly, it seems that he […]