'Toy Story 3' Director Launches Blog Chronicling Next Project
Wouldn’t it be magical to see behind the curtain at Pixar? To get a peek into the studio that has earned 26 Academy Awards, producing hit after animated hit?
Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3, will be giving fans an inside look into his next project, but it’s just with one photo per day. Hopefully, a picture really can be worth a thousand words.
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“Today is day one on my next project,” Unkrich wrote on Twitter. “Every day I'll post a new photo chronicling the journey.”
The first day photo, posted on September 26, is a close-up of a Mac keyboard with the caption: “the starting line.” Unkrich is using Tumblr to post his photo updates.
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Unkrich has plenty to live up to, since his last project, Toy Story 3, was Pixar’s highest grossing film of all time, and the top grossing film of 2010. Additionally, it was the third animated movie to ever earn a best picture nomination. Unkrich also worked as a co-director on Toy Story 2, and an editor on the original Toy Story.
Currently, nothing is known about Unkrich’s upcoming project – not a name, a premise or even a character.
Disney did announce two new Pixar projects back in August at Disney’s D23 conference. Oscar winner Pete Docter (Up) is helming the Untitled Pixar Movie that You See Inside the Brain, which is aiming for a Summer 2014 release. Additionally, the Untitled Pixar Movie about Dinosaurs will be directed by Pixar veteran Bob Peterson and produced by John Walker, and is aiming for a holiday 2013 release.