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Disney's Frozen Coming to Messaging Apps in Sticker Form TextPride gets rights to sell characters on phones

Disney's Frozen is coming to messaging apps in sticker form. The animated blockbuster has been merchandised, advertised, digitized—and now there's a licensing deal to bring the characters to apps like…

May 30, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

Disney Acquires Maker Studios $450 million earn-out possible on top of $500 million base

Disney has acquired Maker Studios, the digital video network that distributes such strange hits as PewDiePie and Shay Carl (the work of co-founder Shay Carl Butler), as well as a series…

March 24, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

Google Turns Andrew Stanton's TED Talk Into an Inspiring Oscars Ad Pixar master on the power of stories

Those who stayed up to the (figuratively) bitter end of Sunday's Academy Awards telecast were treated to one of the strongest ads of the night—this one-minute spot from Google celebrating…

March 3, 2014, 3:50 PM EST

The Silicon Kingdom: Disney Invests in Tech Startup Program Launches accelerator with Techstars

Disneyland could be the next Silicon Valley with its new program to jumpstart tech companies. Disney is getting into the accelerator business, sprinkling investments like pixie dust on a select…

February 12, 2014, 1:49 PM EST

Pixar Parodies College Recruitment Ads for Monsters University Rose Bowl spot points to fun, elaborate website

This is delightful: a campaign by Pixar for its upcoming film Monsters University that spoofs those wonderfully cheesy college-recruitment ads that air during NCAA sporting events. The spot below, which…

January 3, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

Cheesy car-dealer spot slyly pitches 'Cars 2'

This "Sale-A-Bration" spot for Cars 'N Deals of Emeryville is supposedly not an ad for a used-car dealer but a brilliant viral promo for Disney-Pixar's upcoming Cars 2, featuring various…

April 5, 2011, 8:53 AM EDT

Aflac's quacker stars in his 50th commercial

If you're an action figure who suffers sadistic abuse from kids, Aflac can keep you from ending up on the Island of Misfit Toys. The new animated spot below,…

May 18, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT

'Toy Story 3' bear gets fake '80s commercial

Pixar has made the jarringly accurate fake commercial below, purportedly from 1983, for Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, one of the toys that appears in the upcoming Toy Story 3. The attention…

April 29, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT

Pixar lamp's future suddenly not very bright

The Pixar lamp faces criminal charges for squashing the "I" to death in this amusing parody of the animation company's well-known intro video. Includes vomiting and a nasty electric-chair scene.…

October 20, 2009, 11:05 AM EDT

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