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Friday
Nov092012

"Toy Story 3" Screenwriter Wrote Storyline for Next "Star Wars" Trilogy

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- For Star Wars fans, the new news about their beloved saga is coming at lightspeed.

First came the dual announcement that Disney bought the franchise from retiring creator George Lucas' Lucasfilm -- and that a new trilogy was in the works.  Next came reports that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were into the idea of reprising their respective roles as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.

Now, Deadline.com is reporting that Michael Arndt, who won an Oscar for the screenplay to Toy Story 3, wrote the "extensive treatment" detailing the next three movies that Disney CEO Bob Iger was referring to in the Lucasfilm announcement.

The industry website says that not only did Arndt deliver what will be the roadmap to the new films, but that he will also work on the new trilogy's first installment, Star Wars: Episode VII.

Arndt, who also took home Oscar gold for his script to Little Miss Sunshine, is busy writing Disney/Pixar's as-yet-untitled next project.  Arndt also penned the screenplay to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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Friday
Feb252011

Why Is Dancing with the Stars Pro Cheryl Burke Rooting for Toy Story 3 at the Oscars?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Toy Story 3 is up for five Academy Awards this Sunday night, including Best Picture, and Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke will be watching closely.   Not because she's a huge fan of the film, but because she was personally involved in its creation.  Cheryl and her fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Tony Dovolani choreographed the lighthearted Latin dance sequence between Buzz Lightyear and Jessie the Cowgirl that ends the film.  Not only that, but the characters' movements were actually animated versions of their own moves.

Cheryl tells us that all the animators who worked on the film watched as she and Tony ran through their routine literally sixty or seventy times in one day, so they could accurately portray the steps on film.  She says, "They really wanted to analyze every move that we did...so they could really understand the movement from foot to foot."  Cheryl says she's excited about the Oscars on Sunday, especially because she'll get to go to a special pre-Oscar party for the movie.  She says, "I've never done an animated film before, let alone dancing in one, so it's really cool to see!" 

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Friday
Dec312010

Year in Review: Top 10 Movies in US, World

Photo Courtesy - Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- Here are the top 10 highest-grossing movies for 2010 in the United States:

1. Toy Story 3 -- $415 million
2. Alice in Wonderland -- $334 million
3. Iron Man 2 -- $312 million
4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- $301 million
5. Inception -- $292 million
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I -- $258 million
7. Despicable Me -- $250 million
8. Shrek Forever After -- $238 million
9. How to Train Your Dragon -- $218 million
10. The Karate Kid -- $177 million

Here are the top 10 highest-grossing movies from 2010 around the world:

1. Toy Story 3 -- $1.063 billion
2. Alice in Wonderland -- $1.024 billion
3. Inception -- $825 million
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I -- $778 million
5. Shrek Forever After -- $737 million
6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- $693 million
7. Iron Man 2 -- $622 million
8. Despicable Me -- $537 million
9. (tie) Clash of the Titans -- $493.2 million
9. (tie) How to Train Your Dragon -- $493.2 million

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Thursday
Dec302010

'Toy Story 3' Is Best-Reviewed Film of 2010, Says Rotten Tomatoes

Photo Courtesy - Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- The reviews for Toy Story 3 this year were far from rotten.

Disney-Pixar's animated film earned the highest rating among all 2010 movies on RottenTomatoes.com, a website that compiles movie reviews.  Toy Story 3 received a "fresh" rating of 99 percent.  The sequel was the highest-grossing film of 2010 in the U.S., earning $415 million.

Some of the other films to receive high scores on the Rotten Tomatoes website this year were How to Train Your Dragon at 98 percent, The Social Network at 97 percent and The King's Speech at 96 percent.  The western True Grit currently has a rating of 95 percent, though that could change in the coming days, given its recent release date.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Saturday
Dec252010

Woody, Buzz Top Year's Best-Earning Movies

Image Courtesy - Disney-Pixar(LOS ANGELES) -- The year's top-earning movie in the U.S. and internationally, Toy Story 3 received the 3D treatment and went on to take in $415 million in the U.S. and more than $1 billion globally.  It's the only movie this year to make it into the top 10 of movies released in the U.S. all-time, placing at number nine, while also pulling up at number five for highest-grossing films all-time around the world.

Here are the top 10 movies for 2010 in the United States:

1. Toy Story 3 -- $415 million
2. Alice in Wonderland -- $334 million
3. Iron Man 2 -- $312 million
4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- $301 million
5. Inception -- $292 million
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part I - $258 million
7. Despicable Me -- $250 million
8. Shrek Forever After -- $238 million
9. How to Train Your Dragon -- $218 million
10. The Karate Kid -- $177 million

Here are the top 10 movies from 2010 around the world:

1. Toy Story 3 -- $1.063 billion
2. Alice in Wonderland -- $1.024 billion
3. Inception -- $825 million
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part I - $778 million
5. Shrek Forever After -- $737 million
6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- $693 million
7. Iron Man 2 -- $622 million
8. Despicable Me -- $537 million
9. (tie) Clash of the Titans -- $493.2 million
9. (tie) How to Train Your Dragon -- $493.2 million

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Dec092010

Director ‘Speechless’ as 'Toy Story 3' Named Best Picture by 'Time'

Photo Courtesy -- Panini America(HOLLYWOOD) – Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3, tweeted Thursday that he was ‘speechless’ after his film was named the best film of 2010 by Time magazine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Time's Richard Corliss said the honor should be an example to other filmmakers. "Why are Pixar films so often at or near the top of annual best-picture lists? Because, we say with some exasperation, nobody these days makes better movies,” he wrote. “But the movie's most important lesson is for Hollywood: Watch this and see how it's done."

Previous awards for Unkrich include three shared Annie Awards for Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 2.

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Tuesday
Nov022010

'Toy Story 3' Hits Stores on Blu-ray Tuesday 

Photo Courtesy - Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- The billion-dollar grossing Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 3 debuts on Blu-ray Tuesday in a feature-packed two-disc set.

The third film in the Toy Story series again features the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as toys Woody and Buzz Lightyear, but this adventure begins when their original owner donates them -- and their plastic friends -- to a preschool filled with slobbering tykes and a mean pink teddy bear.

Director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla Anderson say the Blu-ray edition of the film is a must-have for fans, and features lots of unique enhancements.  One of them is Cinexplorer, where the commentary track is matched to a visual display that highlights on-screen in real time the things being noted in the commentary.

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