Tag Archives: Toy Story

“Toy Story” short “Small Fry” coming with “The Muppets”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: When “The Muppets” secret screened at the Savannah Film Festival last weekend, I left the theater on such a nostalgic high that I’d completely forgotten about the original “Toy Story” short that preceded the movie. That’s not a dig on the clever short, but more another compliment[...]

Nicole Richie makes a Halloween plea to all the girls

HollywoodNews.com: Nicole Richie wants girls to handle Halloween a little differently this year as she made a plea to them on her Facebook page. Richie posted a message to all the girls out there asking them to change things up for Halloween, states UsMagazine.com. “Girls, can we all pledge that we[...]

Weekend Box Office: Moneyball comes in second to Lion King 3D

HollywoodNews.com: Defying even the most optimistic of predictions, The Lion King 3D (HERE for the film’s big not-so-fatal flaw) repeated at the top of the box office this weekend. The shockingly popular 3D-converted re-release dropped just 26% in its second weekend, grossing $22.1 million in what was allegedly[...]

Weekend Box Office: The Lion King 3D

HollywoodNews.com: In a slightly shocking result that has several notable meanings, Disney’s 3D-converted re-release of The Lion King (essay) cruised into the number one spot over the weekend with a mighty $30.1 million. Acting as both a two-week advertisement for the October 4th Blu Ray release and a test[...]

Pixar’s “Cars 2” sputters at box office; Will toys save the day?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We already knew “Cars 2” was a critical flop, the first in Pixar’s decades-long career. But this weekend confirmed that the animated feature whiffed at the box office, as well. Coming out of its seventh weekend, the animated sequel only has earned an estimated $182M at the domestic[...]

“Brave” images and teaser for Pixar’s next flick

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The last time Pixar released a feature film, we spent months debating its merit and tracked it all the way through the Oscar race, where it scored a deserved Best Picture nomination and earned a Best Animated Feature trophy. But that was “Toy Story 3.” Now that[...]

Tom Hanks says Pixar “working on” fourth “Toy Story”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: From the “Take this with a grain of salt” department comes news of a potential fourth “Toy Story” film, courtesy of Tom Hanks. The actor has been making the rounds lately, heavily promoting his upcoming directorial effort “Larry Crowne.” But while speaking with the BBC Breakfast News, Hanks[...]

“Cars 2” soars with $68 million over the weekend

HollywoodNews.com: To the surprise of no one, a Pixar picture topped the box office in its debut weekend, making it 12/12 since 1995. Cars 2 (or as I like to call it: “Finally, a Pixar movie that won’t make you violently sob in front of your children!”) weathered[...]

“Cars 2” on box office pace to top original “Cars”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Disney-Pixar’s sequel “Cars 2” roared out of the gate on Friday with an estimated $25 million in ticket sales, putting the 3D animated kids movie on pace for a $65 to $68 million opening weekend. The opening “outgunned both critics and tracking, which suggested the sequel might[...]

Pixar’s “Cars 2” tracking poorly on Rotten Tomatoes

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The number shocked me when I first saw it. Pixar’s upcoming film, “Cars 2,” opens everywhere on June 24, and while most critics (myself included) aren’t allowed to post our reviews until opening day, several “lucky” publications are “allowed” to post early, meaning the film already has a[...]