Saturday, May 16, 2009

High-Res Pictures of " Partly Cloudy "

Pixar released a series of high-res pictures of the awaited "Partly Cloudy".

I remember you the synopsis of this lovely short animated film : "Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring them to life. Gus, a lonely and insecure grey cloud, is a master at creating ‘dangerous’ babies. Crocodiles, porcupines, rams and more—Gus’s beloved creations are works of art, but more than a handful for his loyal delivery stork partner, Peck. As Gus’s creations become more and more rambunctious, Peck’s job gets harder and harder. How will Peck manage to handle both his hazardous cargo and his friend’s fiery temperament?"

All pictures: copyright Disney-Pixar

UP! Production Featurette !

A very interesting "behind the scenes" UP! Production featurette has been released. From concept-art to storyboards to animation, voice acting and music, the featurette show different stages of UP! production.

The 15 minutes long video is here in three parts, and please beware of possible spoilers!

Hat Tip to IESB.

Video: copyright Disney-Pixar

Friday, May 15, 2009

New UP! clip " Pursuit " !

And one more clip from UP!, one! As you will see the UP! scene of this one is not as contemplative as yesterday's clip... Okay, action!

Picture and video: copyright Pixar

UP! Characters now at Disney's Hollywood Studios !

At WDW, UP!Characters made a surprise visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios yesterday. The three characters Russell, Carl Fredricksen, and Dug the dog pose in front of the park's Sorcerer Hat icon but beginning May 15, they will will make regular meet-and-greet appearances for guests inside DHS "Magic of Disney Animation" attraction!

Pictures: copyright Disney

New UP! clip " Tepui Landing " !

After the fantastic UP! premiere at Cannes film festival yesterday, here is a new clip from UP! called "Tepui Landing" - beautiful and very emotional - as well as a great high-res concept-art above. Enjoy both of them!

Video and artwork: copyright Disney-Pixar

Thursday, May 14, 2009

UP! After Party at Cannes Film Festival !

I've promised you yesterday evening that if i had pictures of the UP! "After party" at Cannes Film Festival i will post them immediately, and here they are! You will see everything, just like if you were there!

There we go! Let's have a look at the decor before the guests arrived - great decor, as you will see and the food looks excellent, too!

Here comes the guests! You will recognize on the pictures below: Executive Producer John Lasseter and his wife, Director Pete Docter and his wife, director Bob Peterson, producer Jonas Rivera, singer and actor Charles Aznavour, actor Tom Trouffier, Edwin Catmull, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar and Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios Dick Cook

Special guests were invited. Below, India Bollywood super-star (and gorgeous) Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan

Actress Elizabeth Banks was there too....charming John Lasseter?

Oooops...Mrs Lasseter, come back quiiiiick!! (just kidding, John!)

Other guests arriving at the party...

John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and producer Jonas Rivera, all on the same picture!

John Lasseter and his wife with Dick Cook, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios

Everything was going fine, until...

Oh, okay, this psycho-drama was only for the photographer!

And the UP! After Party Award goes to......John Lasseter!

All pictures: copyright Getty Images 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

UP! Grand Premiere at Cannes Film Festival ! 14/5 : Updated with Videos!

It is the big evening for UP! at Cannes Film Festival. As you know UP! is the opening film of the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival and it's also the official premiere of the movie!

What you will see below happened only three hours ago, but Disney and more already have the pictures for you! Let's begin by the afternoon photo call. On the picture below: Director Pete Docter, director Bob Peterson, producer Jonas Rivera, singer and actor Charles Aznavour, actor Tom Trouffier, Executive Producer John Lasseter, Edwin Catmull, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar and Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios Dick Cook attend the "Up" Photo call at the Carlton Pier.

Charles Aznavour, famous french singer/actor (big friend of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minelli and many more) is here as he is the one doing the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the french version.

More pictures of this photo call on the Carlton Pier.

On this last one, Pete Docter and John Lasseter stands with Charles Aznavour.

And here is a video of this photo call !

Some hours later, at 8 pm exactly, it was time for the famous Cannes Red Carpet!

Lot of balloons were given to the people in the crowd looking at the arrival of the stars.

More pîctures of all the crew on the famous "red" steps.

Top of the world! And certainly lot of fantastic and memorable emotions for all of them!

Here is avideo of this memorable moment. You can also see another video HERE.

The big press conference happened this afternoon and you can see it! It's in english, of course, the crew is answering questions from journalists coming from all over the world, and it is a fantastic document, don't miss it! You can watch it HERE.

But there is more for Disneyland Paris fans as John Lasseter during this press conference announced officially that Toy Story Playland will open summer 2010 at DLP. We all knew about it, but it hadn't been officially announced. Now it IS official and if it's John Lasseter himself who announce it, i think we can take it for sure!

Let's end with a video with the - excellent - reactions of journalists as they exit the afternoon press screening. In the first one you can see the specially designed 3D glasses!

Meanwhile at Cannes legendary Carlton Hotel they were preparing the "after" party. If i find any pictures or videos of the party, count on me to post them on D&M!

All Pictures: copyright 2009 Getty Images