003: News: July 27, 2010

Has Pixar gone sequel CRAZY?!; A fan in the UK legally changes his name to Buzz Lightyear; and Which Pixar characters have gotten involved in drugs?

Film.com has put Inception and Toy Story 3 as the top choices for Best Picture nominees this year: http://www.film.com/features/story/predicting-best-picture-nominees-july/39420578

Here are Christopher Nolan/Toy Story trailers (FUNNY!  MUST WATCH!): http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/07/26/toy-story-3-inception/


Finding Nemo 2 and 3 in the works? http://jimhillmedia.com/Editor_In_Chief/b/jim_hill/archive/2010/07/21/is-pixar-planning-on-producing-some-quot-finding-nemo-quot-sequels.aspx

An old Walt Disney “sequel” that blew my mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R38yK8JUY7k

Fan mail to Lee: http://www.twitvid.com/7AEAN

John Scalzi on filmcritic.com shared his Buzz Lightyear movie idea: http://www.filmcritic.com/features/2010/07/inception-toy-story-3-predators/

Real life Buzz Lightyears: http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories//tm_headline=toy-story-fan-steve-bolton-officially-changes-his-name-to-buzz-lightyear%26method=full%26objectid=26894364%26siteid=97319-name_page.html

And real-life WALL-E and EVE? http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshire/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8842000/8842289.stm

And finally, the Oakland Museum’s website: http://museumca.org/exhibit/pixar-25-years-animation

And one more comment, if I may, about FindingNemo2.com, which I mentioned has been owned by Disney since 2000.  While it DOES seem possible that Disney could have been just securing the spot online, it is also possible that Disney was already planning a sequel as this was a very sequel-driven time for the company, and Pixar had by this time proven itself it be a great moneymaker for the company.  Then again, Michael Eisner is now infamous for his public opinion that Nemo would be Pixar’s first box office flop (it became their most successful).  Who knows!

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