059: News: November 8, 2011

We review Cars 2 on blu ray and Air Mater, talk about the animated films that could win this year's Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and share more Pixar-related news! 

'Man Plans to Fly Balloon Lawn Chair Over Iraq': http://www.bangstyle.com/2011/11/man-flys-ballon-chai/ Also http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/nation/2011/11/oregon-lawn-chair-balloonist-plans-baghdad-flight

Up soundtrack on physical CD: http://www.pixartalk.com/2011/08/up-soundtrack-finally-released-on-cd/

'18 Films Submitted to Oscar’s Best Animated Feature Race; What Can Win?': http://www.movieline.com/2011/11/18-films-submitted-to-oscars-best-animated-feature-race-what-can-win.php

'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Review - Steven Spielberg Delivers a Perfect Performance (Capture)': http://a113animation.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-of-tintin-secret-of-unicorn.html

'Bob Iger will depart as Disney CEO in 2015': http://thedisneyblog.com/2011/10/07/bob-iger-will-depart-as-disney-ceo-in-2015/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheDisneyBlog+%28The+Disney+Blog%29

'John Lasseter – Hollywood Walk of Fame Recap': http://www.pixartalk.com/2011/11/john-lasseter-hollywood-walk-of-fame-recap/

'Review: The Art of Pixar – The Complete Colorscripts': http://www.pixartalk.com/2011/10/review-the-art-of-pixar-the-complete-colorscripts/

Image credit: In this July 7, 2007 file photo, cluster balloonist Kent Couch, sitting in a lawn chair, ascends near Bend, Ore., past Mount Bachelor to his cruising altitude at the start of his attempt to fly to Idaho. Couch, who failed to reach Idaho in 2007 but succeeded on his next attempt in 2008, is planning another cluster balloon adventure, in Baghdad. Couch told KTVZ he was invited by Iraqi daredevil Fareed Lafta, who wants to lift off with him on Nov. 15 at a Talent for Youth Conference in the Green Zone. Couch says he's working with U.S. and Iraqi military to make sure they'll be secure on what he hopes will be a flight of more than 400 miles at an elevation of 25,000 feet, using oxygen masks. (AP Photo/The Bulletin, Pete Erickson) Photo courtesy washingtonexaminer.com