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Pixar's 'Up' may feature in next Oscar

MUMBAI: Up is only Pixar‘s 10th feature film but it could well win the studio its fifth Oscar for animated feature. Before audiences see Up they are being shown a teaser trailer for next year‘s Pixar picture Toy Story 3.

All of the old toys are back - Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) and Hamm (John Ratzenberger) - along with newcomers Ken (Michael Keaton) and Barbie (Jodie Benson). The film is directed by Lee Unkrich who co-helmed Toy Story 2 with a script by Oscar winner Michael Arndt of Little Miss Sunshine fame.


Both the original Toy Story (1995) and the equally successful sequel Toy Story 2 (1999) predate the separate animated film category at the Oscars. Toy Story contended for best original screenplay (The Usual Suspect ) as well as song and musical/comedy score (Pocahantas).


Pixar does not intend to match the ramped-up output of DreamWorks Animation that promises at least eight new titles in the coming three years. Rather, the studio will stick to its proven schedule of one film every year or so.

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