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April 16, 2010

It would seem that two of my favorite animation houses are releasing some really cool movies this year. As many of you already know, Pixar is releasing Toy Story 3 in June. They just wrapped up picture today and will be working on sound mixing for the next few weeks. YAY!
To be quite honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of animated sequels. Usually they pale in comparison to their predecessor, but Toy Story 2 was different in that it still captured the struggle of an evolving family unit, without losing any of its heart. And I’m giddy, like a schoolgirl, with anticipation for the next chapter in the Toy Story saga. Lol. The teaser promos are really awesome too.

I really love the last one! It still cracks me up. Did you notice a little nod to Studio Ghibli there? Toward the end there is a little Totoro standing next to the computer screen. Classic!

And speaking of Studio Ghibli, the studio announced last December that they were working on a new feature “The Borrower Arrietty”.


The movie is based on the novel “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton which is totally awesome! According to Wikipedia, Studio Ghibli is due to release the movie in Japan this July and if Pixar’s on it, like they usually are, we’ll see an American release soon after. I’m really loving the Ghibli/Pixar relationship lately! It was such a treat to see Ponyo in theaters last year and I can’t wait until “The Borrower Arretty” is released. If you haven’t seen Ponyo yet, you need to rent it. It’s adorable!

Well it looks like my time is up. Until next time.

By the way, here are some of the other cool things coming out of Pixar this year;

Art of Toy Story 3 – May 26, 2010

Toy Story 3 Soundtrack – June 15, 2010

Toy Story 3 – June 18, 2010

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