Pixar will be honored with Showest’s Big Ten Award at next month’s exhibitor convention in Vegas next month. The award honors the studio for its unmatched successful record at the box office. During the event, which runs March 15-18, Disney will screen Pixar’s upcoming 3D Toy Story 3 for exhibitors (only the 2D version will be previewed). Scheduled to open on June 18, Toy Story 3 is expected to be one of the year’s biggest blockbusters.
“Since bringing the first-ever computer-animated feature to moviegoing audiences with 1995′s Toy Story, Pixar Animation Studios has continued to thrill audiences with outstanding stories on film that have captivated people of all ages all over the world,” ShoWest managing director Robert Sunshine said.