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Hey Pixar Fans, Wanna Win an Autographed Copy of the Day & Night Picture Book?!

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AICN is pleased to have a signed copy of the picture book retelling of Pixar's Night & Day to give away to our readers. Short director Teddy Newton's illustrated, forty page adaptation of the widely praised opener for Toy Story 3 has recently been released in hard cover by Chronicle Books.
To win the autographed book, send an e-mail to with the subject "Night & Day" and your postal address by the end of day Friday, August 13th. Residents of the United States and Canada only please.

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  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    first sorry

    by fcukdeath

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    p.s was their best short

    by fcukdeath

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Best short

    by Mummy_Under_Your_Bed


  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    TOYSTORY3 does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    TOY STORY 3 mini review by The Dojo (reprinted by kind permission from the pedalback).<p> I think my last mini review was for UP, and what a one-two punch these two Pixar movies are! As a studio I have to say imho they really are putting out the best movies in the world right now.<p> So I went to an evening screening of TOY STORY 3... i'd been warned off by fellow parents that the film was a little too intense for 5 year olds and yes, I have to say I agree. A cinema viewing, in 3D is the most focused way you can experience a film, just you and the movie in a big dark auditorium and I personally think my child would have been put through the wringer a bit too much in some moments. It's not quite CORALINE bad but... perhaps a home viewing on the family sofa might be a softer way to experience the highs and the heartaches of TOY STORY's concluding chapter.<p> But speaking for myself, I loved it. I thought it was a classy movie from beginning to end and with the 'freshness' of the new it currently feels like it's my fave of the TS trilogy.<p> I won't go into details, because maybe some talkbackers haven't seen it, but perhaps what I liked most about it is that the toys no longer feel like a collection of characters sharing a child's bedroom. They now feel like a group of friends. Maybe 10-12 years have passed since TS2, and maybe i'm reading more into the movie, but the remaining toys of Andy's room seem to have bonded in that time. They're a family now, and the idea of seperating that family up - with perhaps Woody going one way and the others going.. somewhere else - forms the film's major theme. And gives the film an emotional power above and beyond the two previous installments.<p> I also went back and read Harry's review after seeing it. I HATED what he was proposing as a different ending. Idiot. Pixar nailed the ending perfectly, and I hope this is the end... of probably the most magical trilogy of family films since STAR WARS. <p> 5 out of 5 stars from The Dojo. <p> Ps. DAY AND NIGHT was fantastic too!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    This was a terrific short

    by Abominable Snowcone

    It might have been better if the girls on the beach had been topless, or even nude

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    No, I do not want to win that

    by RedBull_Werewolf

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Day and Night freaking suuuuucckkeddd!!

    by disfigurehead

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 was average

    by tronknotts

    Day and Night was great.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Day and night was one we were really proud of

    by JettL1993

    The idea has been musing around since the monsters inc days and we even did some rough animation back in 2005, but it just never felt right, but as things go in hollywood we eventually got it right and I thought it only best to include it with the final installment of our flagship franchise toy story 3

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Centurion now On Demand in HD

    by blunted666

    Can I get a talkback or what?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 was great, but Day and Night wasn't

    by MattmanReturns

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    O look another AICN contest

    by UGG

    do I have to be American, have a twitter account and be a complete fuckin twat to enter this comp too

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I LOVED this short

    by shiekybaby

    and I am normally not a big fan of animated shorts. However, I thought this one was brilliant, and beautifully drawn.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    i think they both sucked..

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    oh wait that was KNIGHT AND DAY..

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    the pixasr short was excellent..

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    But wait

    by UGG

    I don't have a twatter account live in Austin or Chicago, or even your Planet America, so how will AICN show support for a world wide following, o yea they wont.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    harry was pretty wrong about the toy story 3 ending

    by soup74

    but what concerned me was how he seemed to take it personally. i know you love movies, big guy, but not every life lesson of your needs to be learned through the medium.<br>if you want to keep your toys, good for you.<br>if the kid in toy story 3 gives them away to some little girl who will appreciate them... then good for him. <br><br>harry acted like he was being forced to throw away all his old toys so he was pouting about it.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    is the subject to the email supposed to be switched?!?!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by HughJass

    Quit complaining. Do you really expect AICN to bring their events to every city around the world? And do you expect them to pay international shipping costs for their giveaways? Christ.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    Toys are for playing with. But now there's a huge market for glorified "toy" collectibles that are actually supposed to sit on a shelf and look nifty. Most of us adults, even the geeks, don't have room for very many things like that in a home with kids, etc You just run out of room. <p> Andy did the right thing in the movie. Even if Woody "helped" him do so by climbing in the box (Woody's way of "telling" andy he wanted to STAY with the group).<p> But yes, it's important to let go of some shit in life. Not everything, but many things. Gotta move on

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    HughJass yes...

    by UGG

    yes I do.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Not a fan of this short either

    by slone13

    Just didn't love it like some of you

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    HughJass has got a point

    by newkie brown

    When did this site get so fucking exclusive? Residents of the US and Canada only please. It's like you don't want to let 'those people' in. This is the world wide web - it says so right there in the address. I don't really think that AICN is too cheap to pay the extra postage, and I doubt that there are restrictions that the publishers place on the competition, so what is it?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Perfect ending

    by Bass Ackwards

    With the two characters walking off reveling in sex and gambling.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Actually it's UGG that's got the point

    by newkie brown

    and a good one it is.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Should have been called Fag 'N Jack

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    Since Pixar is inevitably fully loaded with Glee watchers

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Thank you my (Geordie?) friend

    by UGG

    I can fully understand that some comps and events are bound to be held in and around Planet America, like Hercs comp for the Phone (although you still gotta have a Twitter account) but come on guys movies are being made all over the world, you have readers from all over the world as Newkie Brown pointed out, why not throw us a bone dudes and get blagging for some events or comps somewhere else for a change? Please and Thank You

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Its not just postage

    by Niaiserie

    I'm sure you've seen 100s of contests that are US & Canada only, are you guys really naive enough to believe that AICN is doing it out of some sense of xenophobia or jingoism? Or is that less naivety and more just a general sense of entitlement? If it was simply a matter of paying a few extra bucks for postage, then of course you'd see AICN, and loads of other contests open up. To cut and paste from another site answering questions about this same point: <p>Contest law is very complicated due to, for example, lottery laws, gaming and gambling laws, consumer laws, trading laws, and tax laws. And to make things even more complex, contest law varies from state to state and from country to country. In fact, depending on the contest, certain states require the posting of a bond, some states require a specific notice requirement, and other states even have laws about postage. Yes, laws about postage! <p> Etsy is an international site. We have buyers and sellers from all around the globe. And we love our community. To solely enable U.S. residents to participate in an aspect of our site did not sit well with me or with Etsy. So I called an attorney who specializes in contest law to find an alternative. Unfortunately, his response supported my disappointing findings. He explained that in order to hold an international contest, Etsy would need to consult a licensed attorney who specializes in contest law for each and every country eligible for the contest. And, in fact, for many countries a translator would have to draft the rules. “How much would this cost and how much time would it take?” I innocently asked the contest law attorney. His two-word answer was most discouraging: “a lot.”

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    US and Canada only?

    by ricarleite2

    So back when the WALL-E contest took place, who had winners from all over the world (me included), AICN's budget was bigger?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 almost put me to sleep

    by RPLocke

    Was there a plot to this one?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Probably the most clever short I've seen in a while

    by jimmy_009

    Brilliant concept.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Still waiting to hear what happened to NEWT

    by boogel

    Canceling a movie two years into production is a pretty big deal. To have no press release about it is a bigger deal. What's happening inside PIXAR?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    @ RPLocke

    by tronknotts

    Yeah, there was a plot, very predictable and by the numbers. Well done, of course, but still, few surprizes to be found here. If you know the premise of the movie (Andy is going to college and may potentially part ways with his toys) then you've probably already seen the entire movie in your head. There was one nice surprize though. Totoro. He's real, and he's spectacular.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Grown men...

    by FSJGuy

    Whining over not being included in a contest to win a book, based on a cartoon for kids...............please bring on the 4 Horsemen already!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Newt was cancelled so Pixar could focus on cranking out

    by BetterCallSaul

    sequels, hence Cars 2.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    My friends all think Toy Story movies are the greatest

    by RPLocke

    I enjoyed the first one, but did we really need 2 and 3?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Day & Night

    by D o o d

    was Pixars weakest short. Usually they move you with their stories but this time it seems they were just trying to be too clever for their own good.<p>I got the message and I saw how clever they were trying to be, but it just didn't move me!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Niaiserie thanks for that

    by UGG

    I didn't think it was that complicated, but still, surely theres events and things AICN could be a part of around the world, of course that may rely on privilaged readers/fans helping them out a bit though.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by blunted666

    I thought 2 was superior to the original... and it was fun to see the gang again now that the animation landscape has evolved so much. I rewatched Toy Story 1 recently, and although a very good movie, it (along with Bugs Life) aren't much to look at these days.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Cancelling NEWT

    by blunted666

    I can see it being like when Blizzard cancelled Warcraft Adventures... I couldn't see them doing it for any other reason than quality control. It wouldn't suprise me if they began looking at early results and said "You know, we can do better..."

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  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Pixar ALWAYS cancels/reworks their movies

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Toy Story 2 was originally a direct-to-video Cheapquel and had a good chunk of the animation finished before Pixar scrapped the whole thing, polished the screenplay, and started over. Ratatoullie started under the direction of of one Pixar animator, only to get reworked and handed off to Brad Bird to finish. If Pixar thinks something isn't working, they just don't release it anyways and edit out the lamest bits...they honestly go through the WHOLE FUCKING THING and do their best to get it as good as they can before releasing it to theaters. If they cancelled Newt outright, I'm certain it was because they couldn't "crack" the screenplay.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Yes, thanks Niaiserie

    by newkie brown

    That was pretty interesting; I had no idea that contest law was so complicated. Nevertheless, in an age where the entire world is online it seems ridiculously antiquated to have competitions that are open to US and Canadian residents only. I feel the same way about contests that the site runs where you have to follow one of the writers on Twitter. <p> I wouldn't have entered this competition, but I would like to have the choice. <p> By the way UGG, I'm not a geordie, I just drink a lot of their brown ale...

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Signed book!? Hell yeah I want one...oh, I'm in the UK

    by clockerz

    Ok, very excited by the prospect of the competition but then I find it's only open to US and Canadian entrants? That's shocking. What about us UK and EU residents? No Pixar love for us!?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST


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  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I loved Day and Night, and it was perfect for 3D

    by Dreamwriter

    Day and Night was a great little short, and it definitely benefited a lot by being in true 3D, since the characters were just 2D cutouts into a 3D universe. In fact, it was so great in 3D I'm not sure I want to see it in 2D on Blu-Ray...

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Why US and Canada only?

    by henrydalton

    Does it really cost THAT much to send a book overseas?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Read Naiseries answer Henry Dalton

    by RedJester

    Assuming he's telling the truth (why would he not be) it seems to explain why most contests exclude the international community. I'm curious if similar hurdles discourage most contests from excluding California as well. That would explain a lot....

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  • Aug. 12, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Night and Day moral...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    "If you don't agree with our views, then you are an intolerant bigot!" <p> Pot calling kettle? </p>

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Congratulations to Give Away Winner...

    by ScottGreen

    Susan Keifer. The prize should be mailed out shortly.

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  • Aug. 20, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    i didnt like toy story...

    by emeraldboy

    i felt that it was an empty film and the more pixar films I see the more emptier i feel pixar are becoming. there is know nothing pixar cannot do.

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