Here is the first look clip from Disney/Pixar’s new Lava. Lava will open in theaters in front of Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out on June 19, 2015!
ABC has released the Comic-Con poster for the holiday special “Toy Story That Time Forgot” which will be given away to fans at the San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday. The poster was created by Mike Mignola.
In the special, during a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room.
The cast of “Toy Story That Time Forgot” includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie.
The official title treatment and synopsis for Disney/Pixar’s new animated feature Inside Out are now available.
Disney/Pixar is also excited to announce Lava, the new animated short film that will play in front of Inside Out in theaters.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
A synopsis for the short, Lava is as follows:
Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “Lava” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
From Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren, “Lava” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, in front of “Inside Out.”
Inside Out opens in theaters June 19, 2015!
Soak up summer with Pixar Summer Movies To Go exclusively on Disney Movies Anywhere, the free app that lets you stream and download Disney, Pixar and Marvel films anywhere. Beginning June 3, 2014 log on for new Pixar surprises coming each week throughout 13 weeks of summer.
With Pixar Summer Movies To Go, a different fan favorite film will be available each week and you can unlock exclusive bonus content like special filmmaker introductions, film trivia and more Pixar surprises! Additionally, in the Discover section of the Disney Movies Anywhere app you’ll find “Countdown to Pixar’s Ultimate Movie-Making Secrets.”
Rev up your digital movie collection starting with Cars on June 3. Check in each week to find out what movie is featured, and you’ll soon be whizzing through outer space with Wall-E, floating on the breeze with Up, trying to catch your toys in action while watching Toy Story, and catching the East Australian Current with Dory in Finding Nemo.
Perfect for vacations and summer travel; download the free Disney Movies Anywhere app on your iPhone or iPad and gear up for Pixar Summer Movies To Go to get summer started right. And for a limited time, when you download Disney Movies Anywhere and link your iTunes account, you’ll get The Incredibles for free. Find out more about buying, watching, and collecting your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies anywhere and download the App HERE.
Disney Pixar’s favorite toys are back! Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the gang reunite with a new friend, Combat Carl, for a spooky tale full of mystery and humor in Toy Story of Terroron Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere for the first time August 19, 2014.
Written and directed by Angus MacLane, animator on such Disney Pixar classics as “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Toy Story 2 & 3” and produced by Galyn Susman, “Toy Story of Terror!” features an original score by composer Michael Giacchino (“Ratatouille,” “Up,” “Cars 2”).
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror!
“Toy Story of Terror” features the voice talents of original “Toy Story” cast members Tom Hanks as “Woody,” Tim Allen as “Buzz Lightyear,” Joan Cusack as “Jessie,” Timothy Dalton as “Mr. Pricklepants,” Don Rickles as “Mr. Potato Head,” Kristen Schaal as “Trixie” and Wallace Shawn as “Rex,” along with series newcomer Carl Weathers as “Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr.”
Additional in-home special features include three “Toy Story Toons” shorts: “Small Fry,” “Partysaurus Rex” and “Hawaiian Vacation” – each with Audio Commentary; and the rarely seen, especially spooky teaser created for the D23 fan conference. Also available only on Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is a new short piece about film references featuring Mr. Pricklepants and a Bonus Deleted Scene with Editor’s Introduction.
The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its ninth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 3 to 8 p.m. Beginning with the 1986 release of its iconic short film Luxo Jr. to last year’s box office hit Monsters University, Pixar has charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, we welcome you to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home.
Guests may tour the studio’s main gallery and view pre-production artwork from Monsters University. In addition, Pixar artists will be on hand conducting drawing demonstrations. You may purchase special Pixar apparel and merchandise at the Studio Store as well as bid on original and signed art by Pixar animators and other auction prizes. The event also features a 10th anniversary celebration of the Academy Award-winning feature The Incredibles with several of the film’s creators in the studio’s state-of-the-art theater hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session with the filmmakers in the Steve Jobs Theater, including:
- Brad Bird, Director
– Mark Andrews, Head of Story
– Tony Fucile, Supervising Animator
– Andrew Jimenez, Director of Photography
– Ted Mathot, Storyboard Artist
– Kevin O’Brien, Storyboard Artist
The event also features light snacks, treats, and will conclude with a wine and dessert reception by the Luxo Cafe staff with a live auction of a variety of original art and signed memorabilia.
Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save!
Purchase one discounted ticket with a Senior/Student Membership, up to two with an Individual Membership, up to four with a Family Membership, up to six with a Friend Membership, and seven or more with a Patron, Sponsor and Benefactor Memberships.) Reserved rows for ten are available for $4,500. Availability for this level is limited.
Doors open at 2 p.m. with the presentation starting at 4 p.m. in the Steve Jobs Theater.
Register for the event HERE.
Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger today announced that Pixar Animation Studios is developing a third big screen Cars adventure as well as a sequel to Brad Bird’s 2004 superhero adventure The Incredibles. The announcement was made during a meeting of shareholders and D23 Members during the company’s annual meeting today in Portland, Oregon. Directed by John Lasseter, the original Cars was released in 2006 and featured the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable the Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman and many more.
A sequel, Cars 2, was released in 2011 with Disneytoon Studios taking over the property for a spinoff feature, Planes, that was released to the big screen last year. A sequel to that film, Planes: Fire & Rescue is set for release on July 18, 2014, also from Disneytoon. Cars 3, however, appears set for development through Pixar directly. A sequel to The Incredibles, meanwhile, has been requested by fans for the past decade with the original film’s writer/director Brad Bird having said in the past that he’s open to another adventure, but only if it has a truly great story idea behind it. There’s no confirmation yet of Bird’s involvement, but he remains closely tied to Disney. His next film, the live-action Tomorrowland, arrives from Walt Disney Pictures on May 22, 2015.
Last year brought us Pixar’s first half-hour television special, Toy Story of Terror. The program was such a huge ratings success that the studio has decided to move forward with another Toy Story special for 2014!
The Christmas-themed special, titled Toy Story That Time Forgot, will be produced by Galyn Susman and directed by Steve Purcell (who co-directed Brave). The official description is as follows:
“During a post-Christmas play date, the Toy Story gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.”
Set to return are Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Joan Cusack as Jessie, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, and Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants. Kevin McKidd (Lord MacGuffin from Brave) joins the cast as Reptillus Maximus.”
Toy Story That Time Forgot will air on ABC later this year.
Disney is set to unveil the latest Pixar short film — a Monsters University spinoff titled Party Central in front of Muppets Most Wanted when that movie hits theaters on March 21.
In the six-minute short, which Disney first debuted at last year’s D23 Expo, Mike and Sulley and their Oozma Kappa frat brothers try to throw a monster blowout party but are dismayed to find that no one is showing up. Fortunately, they have some extra inter-dimensional doors handy, which they put to creative use to get the party rocking.
This summer, Disneyland Paris will unveil a major new attraction and mini-land inspired by the Oscar-winning Disney Pixar film Ratatouille. The film, directed by Brad Bird, tells the tale of Rémy, a young rat who has amazing talents in the kitchen and dreams of one day becoming a great chef. This leads to a fun but perilous journey that eventually lands him as the head chef of one of the most famous restaurants in Paris. Now Rémy has arrived at Walt Disney Studios Park to share his culinary delights and crazy adventures with the entire family.
On the attraction Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, guests will shrink down to the size of a rat and join Rémy and his friends as they scurry through the kitchen, dining room, and walls of Gusteau’s famous Parisian restaurant, all the while trying to avoid the nemesis from the film, Chef Skinner. This first of its kind Disney attraction will immerse guests into an animated world. The attraction is located in a new corner of Toon Studio that’s been transformed into a Ratatouille-inspired version of the City of Light. In addition to the attraction, this mini-land also features a shop, Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris, and a rat-scale themed table service restaurant, Bistrot Chez Rémy. The restaurant, which is the only one of its kind across Disney Parks worldwide, is directly adjacent to the attraction and serves the “little chef’s” famous dish, ratatouille.
After Crush’s Coaster, Cars Race Rally and Toy Story Playland, Ratatouille will be the fourth attraction at the Walt Disney Studios Park inspired by a Disney Pixar film.