Category Archives: Disney

Watch The Toy Story 4 Super Bowl Ad

Disney and Pixar have released the Toy Story 4 Super Bowl spot as Woody, Buzz, and Bo-Peep head to the carnival!

Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip.

Woody’s journey in Toy Story 4 also includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their plans are rudely interrupted by Woody and his friends, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with a group of toys who have no idea what it feels like to be tacked to a prize wall.

Keanu Reeves, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele join newcomer Tony Hale in the voice cast alongside returning cast members Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette and Joan Cusack.

Toy Story 4 will open on June 21, 2019.

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Funko Disney Dumbo Mystery Box Hot Topic Exclusive

Let this mystery box from Disney’s Dumbo lift you up! Presented in a cardboard box, contents include: Pop! Baby Dumbo, Pocket Pop! Dumbo Clown, Baby Dumbo enamel pin, Dumbo pen topper, peanut zipper pouch and Timothy Mouse mystery mini in collectible tin. Get yours now before the circus leaves town!

Available only at Hot Topic. Order HERE for $32.90.

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Marvel To Publish Crossover Miniseries Comic Based On Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Pirates, smugglers, merchants, and wanderers from across the galaxy have traveled to make their score or sell their wares at the infamous black market located at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu.  Journey to this locale in the Outer Rim in the new Marvel Star Wars comic series Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which ties into the new lands opening at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort later this year.

Readers of the five-issue miniseries will be the first to meet the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities, and find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.

The series is written by Ethan Sacks, who recently entered the Star Wars comics galaxy with a tale of Jedi Master, Mace Windu, in the Star Wars: Age of Republic series. The series will be illustrated by Will Sliney, the artist behind the Beckett one-shot who also penciled the comic adaptation for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Cover art will be created by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm artists.

StarWars.com spoke with Sacks to learn more about how Star Wars first captured his imagination, and get a sneak peek at what’s in store for fans when the new series launches this spring.  Read more HERE.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1, including the above variant cover by Karl Lindber and Iain McCaig, goes on sale April 2019.

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Ralph Breaks The Internet Comes To Digital On February 12 & Blu-ray On February 26

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the animated adventure featuring video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), raced to No. 1 opening weekend (the second biggest Thanksgiving opening of all time), winning the top spot at the domestic box office for three consistent weeks and grossing more than $435.1 million to date. In the hilarious, highspeed sequel to 2012’s Oscar-nominated “Wreck-It Ralph,” the besties risk it all by traveling to the expansive, fast-paced world of the internet in an action-packed attempt to save Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is available instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD™/HD/SD and Movies Anywhere Feb. 12 and physically on Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 26.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” arrives home with a wide-range of exclusive extras, taking fans behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios to explore how artists created the film’s vibrant version of the internet — from comical cat videos to the intense online game Slaughter Race to shady characters on the Dark Net. Features also reveal some Easter eggs — inside jokes and references to other Disney films and characters hidden throughout the film — and filmmakers introduce some never before revealed deleted scenes.  

Directed by Rich Moore (Academy Award-winning “Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” welcomes back favorite cast and characters introduced six years ago, including Reilly, who provides the voice of Ralph, and Silverman, who returns as the voice of Vanellope. Lending a virtual hand to Ralph and Vanellope is Shank, voiced by Gal Gadot, a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces — so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Yesss, voiced by Taraji P. Henson, the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site BuzzzTube, makes Ralph a viral sensation. Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch return as the voices of Fix-It Felix Jr. and Sergeant Calhoun, respectively, and Disney Animation’s good luck charm, actor Alan Tudyk was called on to voice a search engine named KnowsMore — literally a know-it-all — who runs a search bar and helps Ralph and Vanellope on their quest. Lots of exciting cameos are also featured in the film including a scene that reunites all of the original (living) Disney Princess voice cast.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” will be packaged and released several different ways, offering families the flexibility to watch the movie instantly and on a variety of different devices of their choosing. The film is available in Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and physically as a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Copy), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy) and a single DVD.

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Disney Parks Exclusive Alice At The Mad Tea Party POP Ride To Be Released On January 26

This adorable Disney Parks Exclusive Alice at the Mad Tea Party POP Ride will be released at Disneyland and Walt Disney World on Saturday January 26, 2019.

You can find it at the following locations:

Disneyland Resort Locations:

– WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District
– Le Petit Chalet in Disneyland Park
– Disneyana in Disneyland Park

Walt Disney World Resort Locations:

– Big Top in Magic Kingdom Park
– Pin Traders at Disney Springs
– Disney Style at Disney Springs

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The Little Mermaid Dives Into The Walt Disney Signature Collection On Digital February 12  & Blu-ray February 26

In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989) “The Little Mermaid,” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel — along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula — is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD  and Movies Anywhere on February 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 26.

The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey.   Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.” The latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office” compares Walt and Ariel’s love of collecting treasures. Viewers will also receive an inside look at the “The Little Mermaid” cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun facts from the film, and enjoy a special performance of “Part of Your World” by a cappella singing sensation DCapella. Plus, fans will have access to hours of additional classic bonus features! 

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale about a beautiful mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human, “The Little Mermaid” was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (“Aladdin”). It features the voice talents of Jodi Benson (“Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3”) as Ariel, Pat Carroll (“Laverne & Shirley”) as Ursula, Samuel E. Wright (Broadway’s “The Lion King”) as Sebastian, Christopher Daniel Barnes (“The Brady Bunch Movie”) as Eric, Kenneth Mars (“Young Frankenstein”) as Triton, Buddy Hackett (“The Music Man”) as Scuttle, Jason Marin (“Back to the Future”) as Flounder and René Auberjonois (“The Patriot”) as Chef Louis. The film was originally released in theaters on Nov. 15, 1989 and is the 28th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first in what many described as a new Disney animation renaissance.

“The Little Mermaid” is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

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Live-Action Dumbo New Character Posters 

Disney has posted 5 new character posters from the highly anticipated live-action Dumbo film. 

From visionary director Tim Burton, Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 

Featured characters include Dumbo, a sweet newborn elephant with oversized ears; Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star charged with caring for an elephant who can fly; Max Medici (Danny DeVito), the owner of a struggling circus who hopes Dumbo will bring in the crowds; V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), an entrepreneur who sets his sights on Medici’s circus and its flying elephant; and Colette Marchant (Eva Green), an accomplished aerialist who’s cast to fly alongside Dumbo in a state-of-the-art amusement park called Dreamland.

Dumbo flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

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All The Disney Things To Look Forward To In 2019

2018 was such an incredible year for Disney fans. From Marvel Studio’s Black Panther to Toy Story Land to Ralph Breaks the Internet to Mary Poppins Returns, this past year was definitely a memorable one. 

What’s truly magical is that 2019 has so much to offer as well! HERE is a look at every marvelous Disney thing to look forward to in the coming year; mark your calendars!

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D23 2019 Gold Member Gift – 10 Fan-Tastic Milestones Pin Set

In 2019, D23 Gold Members will celebrate 10 years of the Official Disney Fan Club “that’s made for you and me” with this delightful pin set celebrating milestone Disney memories. From The Skeleton Dance to Up, celebrate D23’s 10th anniversary and 10 of 2019’s momentous Disney anniversaries with a collection of beautifully crafted pins, presented in an exclusive D23-embossed tin.

Spanning 90 years of history, these glittering gold-tone finish pins were uniquely designed by Disney artist Ricky De Los Angeles exclusively for D23 Gold Members in 2019. Included in the set are highlights from across the Disney family—from Marvel Comics to Disneyland, from Indiana Jones to the Muppets! This limited-time set was made for the fan in all of us.

The Skeleton Dance (90 years)

On August 22, 1929, the very first, very macabre Silly Symphony was released. Inspired by the brand-new advent of sound in cartoons (which debuted with Steamboat Willie in 1928), the Silly Symphonies were a musical way for Walt Disney and his artists to experiment with new animation techniques. After the successful debut of The Skeleton Dance, seven out of the series’ 75 cartoons would go on to win Best Cartoon Academy Awards!

Donald Duck (85 years)

Everyone’s favorite feisty fowl made his debut in The Wise Little Hen, a Silly Symphony cartoon released on June 9, 1934. After stealing the show as a supporting character, Donald Duck would go on to star in 128 theatrically released cartoons of his own, even surpassing that of Mickey Mouse! Walt Disney himself may have said it best when it came to his ducky star: “Donald is a very outrageous fellow, with bad manners and a worse temper, and everyone is fond of him, including myself.”

Marvel Comics (80 years)

In 1939, Timely Publications, later re-branded as Marvel Comics, released its first publication—Marvel Comics #1, featuring the first appearances of the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner. Seventy years later, when Marvel joined The Walt Disney Company in 2009, more than 5,000 heroes and villains had been created, including fan favorites Iron Man, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and Thor, all of whom remain just as popular today—on the big screen, small screen, and in theme parks—as they are in the comics!

Disneyland Television Series (65 years)

Walt Disney’s first regularly scheduled television series, Disneyland, would debut on television sets across America in late 1954. While developing his Disneyland theme park, Walt struggled to find investors confident in the concept. The ABC Network would offer him a deal that would provide them Disney-quality content for the fledgling platform, along with financing for his “latest and greatest dream” of Disneyland. The Disneyland series kicked off with “The Story of Disneyland,” which introduced his bold new idea to the public on October 27, 1954. The show would win the Emmy Award for Best Variety series during its first season.

Haunted Mansion (50 years)

After its ominous exterior sat silently in New Orleans Square for nearly seven years, Haunted Mansion first swung open its doors to Disneyland visitors on August 9, 1969. Walt Disney had dreamt of such an attraction in the park a decade earlier, but it took the advent of Omnimover technology used via the attraction’s now-iconic “Doom Buggies” to perfect the experience. Haunted Mansion became an instant classic, sparking new versions at Disney Parks around the world, each one of them brimming with happy haunts and ghoulish delights.

The Muppet Movie (40 years)

The most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational movie the world had ever seen hit theaters in 1979, marking Jim Henson’s zany creations’ big-screen debut! The Muppets had been a smash hit on television, but were an unknown quantity on the big screen at that point, and the smash success of The Muppet Movie would lead to seven more theatrically released Muppet movies. The enduring legacy of Kermit’s road trip from the swamp to Hollywood can be encapsulated in the classic song “Rainbow Connection,” which remains one of the most iconic songs in Muppets—and film—history.

7 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (35 years)

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s globe-trotting archaeologist returned to the big screen in 1984, in a brand-new adventure taking him from the streets of Shanghai to the depths of the foreboding Pankot Palace. Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones finds himself in 1930s India on a quest to recover the sacred Sankara Stones. Along the way, he’s faced with booby traps, a mysterious cult, all manner of creepie-crawlies, an epic mine cart chase, and groundbreaking special effects to boot!

The Little Mermaid (30 years)

In 1989, The Little Mermaid made quite a splash when it hit theaters, telling the tale of now-beloved Disney characters such as Ariel, Ursula, Scuttle, and Sebastian, all while debuting mesmerizing music from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Ushering in a renaissance of Disney animation, The Little Mermaid would go on to win two Academy Awards—best original score and best song for “Under the Sea”—and prove that the classic Disney fairy-tale musical never goes out of style!

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (25 years)

In 1994, the Hollywood Tower Hotel reopened its doors for the first time since 1939, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ became a thrilling and chilling favorite at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A classic Disney attraction in every way—complete with an innovative ride system, an elaborate backstory, and incredible details both inside and out—it would prove to be such a hit that versions of the attraction would “drop” into Disney Parks in Anaheim, Tokyo, and Paris!

Up (10 years)

Pixar Animation Studios untethered a masterpiece in 2009 with Up, introducing audiences to a quirky cast of characters, including the curmudgeonly Carl, exuberant Ellie, persistent Russell, and lovable Dug. Director Pete Docter’s unconventional airborne adventure connected with audiences like few films had, becoming only the second animated film of all time to earn a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and winning two more!

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Go Behind The Scenes of Disney Parks Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The Walt Disney Company has released a new behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an all-new set of attractions coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019. The video offers a first look at two of the new attractions, Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.

Both east and west coast versions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action. The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.

“Rise of the Resistance” will make guests feel like they’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay while “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run” will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millennium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!

Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order and – among many others – Rex, the troublesome pilot you may remember from Star Tours, who takes on a new role in this land as the DJ at the cantina. At the cantina guests will be able to try unique concoctions like blue milk. Nearby, they’ll also be able to acquire trinkets and treasures from across the galaxy. You won’t be buying ordinary Star Wars merchandise or T-shirts at the gift shops, but rather special figures and vehicles (like an AT-AT) built by Batuu’s female Toydarians. The toys are inspired by designs from films like The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi.

A Star Wars-inspired resort will also debut as part of the new Disney 360 vacation concept. This new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and in late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort.

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