Well folks, we are on the home stretch! Less than one week until Pixar's next movie is released! Up was absolutely phenomenal (read my full review here), but there are still new bits of news regarding it coming out as its release gets nearer. Here is a comprehensive list of links for you to read if you want to stay up-to-date on Up!
Pixar didn't win the most prestigious award from Cannes, the Palme d’Or. However, they did win the most prestigious dog award, the Palm Dog award. Dug is the real reason for the diamante color with "Palm Dog" embroidered on it that was awarded to one of Pixar's own. Dug was up against a Nazi poodle from Tarintino's newest film Inglorious Basterds.
USA Today has a really great new set of Up- and Pixar-related articles and interactive timelines. They are extremely in depth, very interesting and thought-provoking, and packed full of information and colorful pictures. I recommend looking into it. The interactive timeline is here, and the Up article is here.
Here's a brief video of Michael Giacchino, the composer for the scores of The Incredibles and Ratatouille and, of course, Up:
However, even though the announcements regarding the soundtrack of Up have been fantastic, there is some bad news. The Pixar Blog is reporting that there will be no physical CD of the soundtrack, only a digital download. Very sad, especially since it is my favorite Pixar album cover so far.
The projection site for Up is now live. The site is made for projectionists and features information regarding aspect ratios, etc. and everything that you need to know to run Up in a movie theater. But, even more exciting, the site features the phrase "The trailer for Toy Story 3 is supplied as a single separate encode"! Yay! We will get to see the Toy Story 3 teaser before Up!
Above is a short 'Roundtable Preview' all about the A Bug's Life Blu-ray release.
More Toy Story 3 news! Remember that bear on the floor of the room in the Up teaser? The one that will presumably be in the next Pixar flick? Well, it has been 'confirmed' that the bear's name is Lotso, and that he is going to be a villian in the new Toy Story. Although this seems very plausible, remember that we are still in rumor country, seeing as the film is still over a year from its release date.
Here is a fantastic gallery of never-before-seen (unless you've seen the film) stills from Up! See one at the top of the post, one directly above this paragraph, and the rest of them below! Oh, and, if my memory serves me correctly, the first still of the construction worker with the mustache features the character voiced by John Ratzenberger. Also, if you couldn't tell, the fourth photo is from the beginning of the film, and features Carl and Ellie as child
Well, that's all the Up news there is for now! As always, be sure to check out my review if you haven't yet. Or, you could always just wait 5 days and see Up for yourself!
Squirrel! Just 5 days . . .