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‘Toy Story 3’ and ‘Coco’ Director Lee Unkrich Leaving Pixar
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Lee Unkrich, the director behind films like Toy Story 3 and Coco, will be leaving Pixar after working at the animation studio for the past 25 years.

Although Unkrich only directed two films at Pixar, he leaves behind a legacy at the studio, having won them multiple Academy Awards. More on his departure below.

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Oscars Retrospective: Best Picture Losers That Should Have Won Academy Awards
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If your favorite movie of 2014 leaves Oscar Sunday a loser, have no fear. History suggests that the Academy Award losers have just as good a chance to become all-time classics as the winners. Granted, sometimes, the Academy gives the little golden statue to the right film. No one is going to argue The Godfather (1972), Casablanca (1942), or Schindler’s List (1993). But seriously, in 20 years is ANYONE gonna remember the overrated message movie of Crash (2005) or even the more recent 21st century silent film, The Artist? I sincerely doubt it. In fact, on 2007’s American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Films (10-year edition), 14 out the top 20 were NOT Best Picture winners, some not even nominated.

So here’s a brief list of some of the greatest Academy Award Best Picture losers of all time.

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Disney In Depth: 25 Best ‘Toy Story 3’ Quotes
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Special holidays call for an occasion to reflect on good times and happy memories. Many of us pop in our favorite film, sitting in the living room with our loved ones. What better way to enjoy the season than to laugh, feel sentimental, and even shed a tear? One recent Disney-Pixar film defines just that.

Our Disney In Depth series of the greatest lines from each of the Toy Story films continues with this list of the 25 best quotes from Toy Story 3.

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‘Toy Story 4’ Officially Announced With Original Director John Lasseter Returning
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The Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger has officially announced that Pixar is making Toy Story 4, and that original Toy Story director John Lasseter will be returning to helm the fourth installment himself.

Disney has also locked in the June 16, 2017 calendar spot for a release date. The story will see Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys beginning a new chapter. The idea for the story was developed by some of the Pixar Brain Trust, including two-time Oscar-winner Lasseter (Toy Story, Tin Toy), two-time Oscar winner Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E), Oscar winner Pete Docter (Up), and Toy Story 2 co-director and Oscar-winning Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich.

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Disney In Depth: Can Pixar Regain Its Glory?
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Brett Nachman   |  @   |  
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For 15 years, one computer-animation studio dominated Hollywood with 11 major hit films, earning awards a plenty and worldwide critical acclaim for its output. Then came Cars 2. And Brave. Lest we forget Monsters University (which I actually found entertaining) and an entire year (2014) with no feature films. Pixar was a powerhouse, but now its corporate owner (Disney) has an unbeatable animation studio of its own. The question we all continue to wonder is if Pixar can reclaim its title as an unstoppable force.

Disney In Depth previews the recent past and future of Pixar, hoping to determine if John Lasseter‘s computer-animation studio can finally be able to dismiss naysayers, once and for all, that its hit streak was a one-time experience.

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