067: News: January 24, 2012

Academy Award nominations have been announced! Pixar gets an Animated Short nod, but not a one for Cars 2. Also, what's next for Brad Bird?

/Filmcast reviews WALL-E (in 2008): http://www.slashfilm.com/filmcast-episode-6-wanted-and-wall-e/ and http://www.slashfilm.com/the-filmcast-after-dark-episode-6/

‘La Luna’ Hardcover Coming Soon, Director Enrico Casarosa illustrator http://pixartimes.com/2012/01/18/la-luna-hardcover-coming-soon/

What's next for Brad Bird?: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/interview-ghost-protocol-director-brad-bird-on-whether-hes-still-involved-at-pixar-and-earthquake-movie-1906

Andrew Stanton responds to John Carter myths: http://pixartimes.com/2012/01/20/director-andrew-stanton-dispels-john-carter-myths/

Naysayers on John Carter?: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/%2520john-carter-taylor-kitsch-47-ronin-keanu-reeves-mission-impossible-283347


Can you identify this picture?

A listener got this wristband from the Pixar Studio Store and wants to know what it means. If you know (or can think of a clever explanation), send it to thepixarpodcast@gmail.com, with "Contest 11" in the subject. Entries must be received by Jan 31, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. The winner "may" win a new Cars 2 soundtrack! (But you really will...)