Spot the Pixar Easter Eggs

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Disney-Pixar has created a new “Pixar Easter Egg Hunt” video to help promote their new Movies Anywhere application/service.

Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich introduces the video and helps you begin your Easter Egg hunt. A clip can be viewed above, but the whole video is available for free if you download their new Disney Movies Anywhere application here.

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Tour Pixar in May: Cartoon Art Museum Fundraiser

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The Cartoon Museum does great fundraisers that allow you a very rare opportunity to visit the Pixar campus, rub elbows with Pixarians and help out a great cause. I was fortunate to attend back in 2009 and it was well worth it.

This year’s event is not exception! The evening will culminate in a 10th anniversary screening and Q & A for The Incredibles. Here’s all the details:

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Monsters U Mash Up Video

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Monsters University: Party Central – New Poster and Clip!

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I love it when Pixar releases posters for their short films. Fandango exclusively debuted the new poster for Party Central plus we have a new clip to check out as well. Enjoy!

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Exclusive: New Cars Bonus Disc Includes Shorty Shorts

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A new Cars Exclusive Bonus Disc has quietly slipped out in the United States. New copies of both Cars and Cars 2 on Blu-ray at retailer Target, include a Bonus Disc that features the first three Cars “Shorty Shorts” plus Time Travel Mater and Air Mater. It’s the first time these Shorty Shorts have been made available on disc. The bonus disc is the same for both Cars and Cars 2 Blu-rays. As a reminder, the three Shorty Shorts are:

  • Spinning
  • Bugged
  • Hiccups

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If Pixar Characters Were in The Best Picture Nominees

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Todd Spence did a great job creating movie posters for the Best Picture nominees with Pixar characters. I thought Nebraska (with Carl from Up) , American Hustle (with Linguini and Remy from Ratatouille) and Her (with Wall-e) were particularly inspired. Check them all out over at


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Party Central Preview

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Check out this short clip for Pixar’s next short, Party Central. Don’t forget this will precede Muppets: Most Wanted when it hit theaters on March 21, 2014!

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Monsters U – Why No Oscar Nomination?

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As you already know, Monsters University was snubbed by the Academy  and did not receive a notation for Best Animated Feature. Just to remind you, here’s the nominees:

  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises
  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine

Do you think that Monsters University was not among the five best animated films in 2013? It definitely was in my opinion.  I really think it was snubbed this year because of the backlash when Brave won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature last year. Many were outraged and I think the Academy is trying to make amends and do a “course correction”. As silly as that seems, they have a history of doing these types of things.

I certainly think that Monsters University should be amongst the final five. But I also think that Frozen was the best animated film last year (and Wreck it Ralph in 2012).

What do you think?

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Jessica Chastain as Merida

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Wowza. Check out the great shot of Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain portraying Merida from Brave. The beautiful shot was taken by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz as part of a Disney promotion for their theme parks.

Here’s an Entertainment Tonight behind the scenes video of the photo shoot (courtesy of Hulu).

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Party Central Will Debut With Muppets: Most Wanted

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With the delay of The Good Dinosaur, there was also concern about when the Monsters University short, Party Central would see the light of delay. We’ve now learned that it will precede Disney’s Muppets: Most Wanted.

Party Central (directed by Kelsey Mann) is a lot of fun with all your favorite MU characters returning. I was fortunate to see it at D23 last year and I think you’ll really enjoy it. Muppets: Most Wanted and Party Central hits theaters on March 21, 2014. Here’s the synopsis:

Mike and Sulley return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure “Party Central” is the most epic party the school has ever seen.

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