Pixar archive

  • Pixar names main HQ building after Steve Jobs
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    Pixar names main HQ building after Steve Jobs

    By 7 November 2012

    Pixar has named the main building at its headquarters after the man who helped to finance the company in 1986 and was one of the instrumental figures in seeing it move into a full-scale movie animation studio. The Steve Jobs Building has been so named...

  • Pixar heads to Xbox 360 in Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
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    Pixar heads to Xbox 360 in Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure

    By 9 December 2011

    This Christmas Xbox 360 gamers had Disneyland Adventures for Kinect on the Xbox 360 where you could walk around Disneyland playing a range of different games, and now Microsoft has announced that it has done another deal with the computer animation side...

  • Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops
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    Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops

    By 15 July 2011

    With the imminent release of Pixar's latest movie, Cars 2, it comes as no surprise that stores are being crammed with related branded and themed merchandise. There's Cars 2 lunchboxes, Cars 2 sticker books, Cars 2 pyjamas and Jimmy and Alan Carr both...

  • Disney Universe hands-on
    Gaming

    Disney Universe hands-on

    By 26 May 2011

    Disney Universe is a first. It is the first time that Disney has allowed complete cross-pollination of some of its licenses in a game, in that you can play the character from one of its movies and TV shows in the world of another. For example, you can...

  • Toy Story 3 Blu-ray dated - but no 3D edition in 2010
    Home Cinema

    Toy Story 3 Blu-ray dated - but no 3D edition in 2010

    By 13 September 2010

    The home versions of Toy Story 3 have been announced, in numerous combinations, but there's to be no 3D Blu-ray version this year. Available in Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD), Triple Play (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Edition) and DVD-only releases, Toy Story...

  • Toy Story 3: The Video Game - PS3   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Toy Story 3: The Video Game - PS3 review

    By 16 July 2010

    It's a shame that some of the best family films of all time have inspired some of the worst family games, and up 'til now that's been the case with the games of Pixar's films. Even the best have been mediocre, generic platformers, while the worst ......

  • iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean
    Gadgets

    iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean

    By 13 November 2008

    If your sprogs are massive Wall-E fans, but they refuse to clean up after themselves, you can buy yourself a limited edition Roomba 530 robot. The cleaning machine is a result of a collaboration between iRobot and Disney/Pixar, and has special Wall-E...

  • Wall-E sweets launch
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    Wall-E sweets launch

    By 18 July 2008

    ...And that's just from the dads. The latest Disney/Pixar movie has been granted its own range of confectionery, just to up the branding slash hype for the film slash merchandise a leettle more. Products in the range include candy dispensers with jelly...

  • iDance Wall-E review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    iDance Wall-E review

    By 18 July 2008

    As the latest Pixar movie hits the cinemas in the UK, so does a barrage of merchandise. So can the iDance wing its way into your heart as much as the movie is expected to? We got listening to find out. iDance Wall-E, like other movie tie-ins before it,...

  • Disney announces WALL-E range for UK
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    Disney announces WALL-E range for UK

    By 7 July 2008

    Disney has announced its first-ever robotic products with the launch of a range of toys tying in with the Disney/Pixar animated film "WALL-E" to hit the shelves in early July, to tie in with the film's UK theatrical release. Parents should prepare themselves...

  • Disney and Pixar unveil Wall-E robot
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    Disney and Pixar unveil Wall-E robot

    By 30 April 2008

    Disney has unveiled a new line of robotic toys, created in partnership with Pixar Animation Studios, Thinkway Toys and WowWee. The first toy to appear is Wall-E (presumably pronounced Wally) the animated star of Disney-Pixar's upcoming movie of the same...

  • Cars - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Cars - DVD review

    By 6 December 2006

    John “Toy Story” Lasseter gets back behind the wheel after a 7 year absence for this high octane animation adventure set in the world of NASCAR racing. Owen Wilson plays Lightning McQueen, a cocky young racer on the verge of winning the legendary...

  • Disney buys Pixar for $7.4bn
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    Disney buys Pixar for $7.4bn

    By 25 January 2006

    Steve Jobs, Apple founder and CEO is to become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood following Walt Disney's agreement to buy Pixar, the company behind animated hits such as Toy Story and Monsters Inc for $7.4bn. In a statement on Pixar's website...