Update: Here is the just-released Princess and the Frog official movie poster!
Here is a quick list of brief links that you oughta check out if you want to keep up with the latest Disney, Pixar, Movie, Gadget, and everything in-between news:
- Disney's upcoming 2D feature, The Princess and the Frog, has a newly released trailer! Here it is:
The Princess and the Frog looks different from what I expected, but it looks like it (hopefully) will be a great animated film. I cannot wait to see more of the Louis Armstrong-inspired character Louis the Alligator, animated by everybody's favorite lead animator Eric Goldberg, who was also the lead animator for the Genie in Aladdin.
- The LA Times has a great article documenting the history of Star Tours 2.0, the just-opened renovation to Star Tours in Anaheim.
- Upcoming Pixar has an article that discusses the line of brand new, vintage Up posters, similar to the one above.
- Here is a video of "Cluster Ballooning" that took place at Pixar as a part of Up's marketing campaign.
- DisneyStore.com has a ton of new Up merchandise, including a Dug the Dog plush, a Wilderness Explorer T-shirt, and more!
- Forbes has an interesting article about animation that I don't absolutely agree with, but it is still a good read.
- The re-release of Toy Story in 3D is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Read about it at /Film, read all about it here.
- Pixar has released their updated versions of RenderMan for Maya and RenderMan Studio.
- And, finally, the big news of the week is that Pixar is opening a new studio for shorts and other smaller Pixar projects in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada!