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Pixar and Discovery Chronicle the 'Reign of the Dinosaurs'

9 April 2010 2:32 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Speculation on what the guys at Pixar are up to is always a popular topic around these parts, and when website Gordon and the Whale speculated last summer that the next project in the animation company's queue might be something involving dinosaurs, we all got excited. The basis for that hypothesis centered on a series of dinosaur-themed concept art featured in the background on one of Up's special features. The idea became even more plausible when we learned that animator Austin Madison and character sculptor Greg Dykstra had taken several animators on a field trip to archaeological sites at the Black Hills Institute in South Dakota. What could it all mean?

Turns out it means almost exactly what we suspected. Pixar's next project involves teaming up with The Discovery Channel to create a program entitled Reign of the Dinosaurs!. Sure, it's not the feature-length dino-flick we were all anticipating, but »

- Alison Nastasi

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Disney Pixar Team with the Discovery Channel to Make Dino Programme

9 April 2010 8:37 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

You might have heard rumours that Disney Pixar have a dinosaur movie in the works. We know that they are making Cars 2 and Bear and the Bow (unofficial title thus far) next year as they start to make 2 movies per year. The dinosaur project was noticed during on sculptor Greg Dykstra’s wall in behind the scenes b-roll footage for Up.

Well, the eagle eyed chaps over at Slashfilm have been on the Discovery Channel’s website checking the slate for their upcoming projects and it turns out that they’ve teamed together with Disney Pixar to create a dinosaur programme whcih is to be called ‘Reign of the Dinosaurs’. They open by saying ‘Avatar meets Jurassic Park….’. I’m hooked already!

The full press release is available over on the Discovery Channel website which you can see here. So, with Pixar now making two movies a year, + TV series, »

- David Sztypuljak

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Pixar’s Dinosaur Project is… a Discovery Channel TV Special?

8 April 2010 7:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

You might recall that last August, Pixar fans spotted some concept artwork featuring a boy and his dinosaur, on sculptor Greg Dykstra's wall in behind the scenes b-roll footage for Up. Someone also noticed some interesting postings made by Pixar animator and paleontology buff Austin Madison on his personal blog recounting a trip taken by a group of Pixar dino enthusiasts, including Dykstra, to the badlands of South Dakota. Anyone who follows Pixar's development process probably knows that the animation studio's artists usually take research field trips while developing new films. For Ratatouille, they took a trip to Paris to study the city and eat in some of the fine restaurants. For Up, they took a trip to South America to study the the strange wilderness of the region. We had wrongly assumed that the project was a Pixar short film called "Night And Day" by Teddy Newton, a »

- Peter Sciretta

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First Look: Pixar’s Day & Night

11 March 2010 9:37 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

ComingSoon has an exclusive first look at Pixar's new short film which will be attached to Toy Story 3 on June 18th 2010. As we previously reported, it is titled Day & Night, and was directed by Teddy Newton, a storyboard artist on The Iron Giant, Character Designer for The Incredibles and Presto, who makes his Pixar directorial debut. What isn't expected: We had assumed, probably incorrectly, that the short film has something to do with the boy and dinosaur art that was spotted on sculptor Greg Dykstra's wall in behind the scenes b-roll footage for Pete Docter's Up. While this is unconfirmed, the title graphic gives the impression that the shot  could be a 2D animated film, and not the computer animated short film we're use to from Pixar. If so, this wouldn't be Pixar's first attempt at 2D animation (see Your Friend the Rat, the short included on »

- Peter Sciretta

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More Dinosaur Concept Art Spotted at Pixar

19 February 2010 1:36 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

You might recall that last August, Pixar fans spotted some concept artwork featuring a boy and his dinosaur, on sculptor Greg Dykstra's wall in behind the scenes b-roll footage for Pete Docter's Up. Someone asked Pixar story supervisor Ronnie del Carmen about the artwork on Twitter, and he responded saying that he does know what the art is from "But not telling. Nothing to do with anything Toy Story, tell you that." Someone also noticed some interesting postings made by Pixar animator and paleontology buff Austin Madison on his personal blog recounting a trip taken by a group of Pixar dino enthusiasts, including Dykstra, to the badlands of South Dakota. Anyone who follows Pixar's development process probably knows that the animation studio's artists usually take research field trips while developing new films. For Ratatouille, they took a trip to Paris to study the city and eat in some »

- Peter Sciretta

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