Yet another leading European film festival is set to honor the geniuses behind Disney-Pixar's computer-animated movies. The Venice Film Festival said over the weekend that the newly created 3D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 would be screened first at the 66th annual Venice Film Festival in September. The studio's Up is due to open the Cannes Film Festival this week. The Venice organizers said that the festival will present a lifetime achievement award to John Lasseter and the Pixar directors. The festival said that 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."

11/05/2009