Monday, September 20, 2010

News Roundup!

tories from around the world of Pixar — now with reduced fat!

Hollywood Awards Toy Story 3: Lee Unkrich is set to accept the "Hollywood Animation Award", Toy Story 3’s first major industry accolade! The 14th Annual Hollywood Awards ceremony is scheduled for October 25th in Beverly Hills.

Block Party Ousted; to be Replaced: Disney’s Hollywood Studios is in the midst of designing a brand new Pixar-themed parade to replace "Block Party Bash" in 2011. The new show, which will include a larger representation of the studio’s library, is set to begin rolling on January 16th. [via Orlando Sentinel]

Dylan Brown to Present at CREATIVEMix: Pixar Canada’s Creative Director, Dylan Brown, has been confirmed as one of eight keynote speakers at this year’s CREATIVEMix conference in Vancouver. I’m proud to say that I had a (very small) part in making this happen, so I can’t wait to see what’s in store. Learn more about the conference here.

Oren Jacob on Competition: In an interview with TechCrunch, Pixar’s Chief Technical Officer, Oren Jacob, reveals that he’s all about competition. Whether it be gardening, grocery shopping (there’s a competition for that) or his main job at the studio, Jacob is in it to win it! Here’s hoping his new documentary, Ready, Set, Bag!, makes its way to my neck of the woods sooner than later. Check out the post + a video featuring the all-around nice guy, right here.

Date Set for Cartoon Art Museum Benefit: Although full details have not yet been revealed, the Cartoon Art Museum recently announced (through its official Facebook page) that its annual Pixar benefit is set for November 6th of this year. Stay tuned for more details on visiting the studio. 

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