Variety is reporting the 3-D versions of “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2″will premiere at the 66th Venice Film Festival in September. While the films will be released theatrically on October 2nd, if you’re at the festival, you’ll get to see them about a month early as the fest is scheduled to run from September 2-12th.
In addition, the festival will be giving a lifetime award to John Jasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Doctor, Lee Unkrich and Andrew Stanton. In a statement, the organizers said, “for the first time in the history of the Venice Film Festival, the award will honor not only the achievement of a single filmmaker but also the contribution of the directors of a visionary studio.”
While many awards are given out to filmmakers and studio heads that aren’t deserved, Pixar is another story. All they make are amazing movies and ones that I cherish. Congrats to everyone.