Film Buffs are Hopping with News about Two Blockbuster Properties
In other film news, stock prices for Pixar Animation jumped last week with the announcement of a deal with Disney Pictures for the sequel, Toy Story 2. The original Toy Story grossed over $360 million worldwide and also saw the sale of over 22 million videos.
Pixar Animation is the computer-animation studio run by Steve Jobs that created the original Toy Story two years ago. Pixar has a deal with Disney that includes five animated features and related products.
In the sequel, Woody is doll-napped while Andy is away at summer camp; the rest of the toys devise a rescue plan. The voices used in the original Toy Story, including Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, will be used again for the sequel.Toy Story 2 is scheduled for release by the 1999 holiday season.