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Guardians of The Galaxy and Ratatouille Attractions Coming to Epcot

The Walt Disney Company has confirmed that a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will be making its way to Epcot.

The Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired attraction will be added to Future World, adhering to the original vision of Epcot’s Future World as the place to experience the excitement and adventure offered by space travel.

Epcot’s brand new E-ticket attraction will be based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of Guardians of the Galaxy and is the next step in how guests can encounter these characters at the Walt Disney World Resort. This new attraction will replace the current Universe of Energy attraction, which will close August 13, 2017.

Second, a Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille-inspired attraction will also be added to the France Pavilion in World Showcase. The attraction will expand the pavilion. Similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2014, guests will be able to shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant.

According to Disney leaders, both attractions will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.

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Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018

Today at D23 Expo, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts announced that Toy Story Land will open next summer!

In 2018, you’ll find yourself shrunk to the size of a toy to explore the world of Andy’s backyard with your favorite Toy Story characters, including Woody and Buzz. And Toy Story Land will feature two new themed attractions.

Slinky Dog Dash will be a family coaster attraction where you’ll zip, dodge and dash around many turns and drops that Andy has created to really make Slinky and his coils stretch to his limits.

Alien Swirling Saucers will also be a new attraction at Toy Story Land. It’s designed as a toy play set that Andy got from Pizza Planet, inspired by the first “Toy Story” film. Aliens are flying around in their toy flying saucers and trying to capture your rocket toy vehicle with “The Claw.”

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Pixar Pier To Open in 2018 At Disney California Adventure

In addition to the amazing experiences for Disney Parks around the world announced today at D23 Expo by Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, a new immersive experience was just announced for Disney California Adventure park in California! In 2018, more of your favorite Pixar stories will come to Disney California Adventure park with the new Pixar Pier.

Pixar Pier will feature a brand-new look for the area now known as Paradise Pier, as some of your favorite characters come to life on this seaside waterfront. You will discover whimsical neighborhoods filled with your friends from “The Incredibles,” “Inside Out” and even more of your pals from “Toy Story.” Building upon the evolution of Disney California Adventure park that began in 2007, we are building more new worlds for you to step into and enjoy your favorite stories.

This permanent addition to the park will open during a new limited-time celebration taking place throughout the Disneyland Resort in 2018 — Pixar Fest! Experience the magical worlds of Pixar in brand new ways as the entire resort comes alive with some of your favorite stories.

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Incredibles 2 Opening Begins Right After the Original

Production on Disney*Pixar‘s upcoming sequel to The Incredibles is well underway for release next summer, and now studio head John Lasseter has shared that the Incredibles 2 opening will actually pick up right where the first one left off.

“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on,” Lasseter said, adding that only “a minute” will have passed between the first and second Incredibles. “It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that’s where start this movie.”

For those that don’t remember, The Underminer was an old-school supervillain voiced by Pixar vet John Ratzenberger.

However, just because the Underminer battle will happen at the beginning doesn’t mean he will be the central villain. It may only be a fun way to start the film and show off the Parr family’s superheroic teamwork.

“One of the unique things about the Incredibles is it’s really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes. This one carries on that theme,” Lasseter added. “It’s awesome, the idea we came up with — simple as that… We love to really look at our own lives and look at what’s going on, and find themes that we know will resonate with the audience.”

Director Brad Bird will return for The Incredibles 2 as writer and director. Though story details are under wraps, he has previously hinted that some of the elements in the script are connected to ideas that didn’t make it into the original film.

“I had a bunch of ideas that I wanted to put in ‘The Incredibles,’” he previously told us, “but they just didn’t fit. Certain ideas fit, but other things make you go, ‘This is great, but I’d have to give up two other things that matter more to me to get this other thing in.’ So there were a pile of ideas left over from ‘The Incredibles,’ but it’s not a big thing. There were little scenes and things that I was interested in. I wanted to come up with sort of an over-arching idea that connected to the first film that went somewhere different. That’s the one that took a little more time.”

Released in 2004, the original The Incredibles featured Craig T. Nelson as the voice of Mr. Incredible with Holly Hunter as his wife, Elastigirl, Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone, Jason Lee as the villain Syndrome, plus Sarah Vowell as Invisigirl and Spencer Fox as Dash. The film brought in over $630 million at the global box office.

The Incredibles 2 will arrive in theaters on June 15, 2018.

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Watch Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Trailer 

Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the trailer for Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, an all-new featurette that will open in US theaters ahead of Disney Pixar’s Coco this November.

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff). Directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep & Landing), produced by Oscar winner Roy Conli (Big Hero 6), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (“Between the Lines”), Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will be in theaters for a limited time beginning Nov. 22.

The upcoming short will seemingly set up the forthcoming Frozen sequel, which is slated for November 2019 release. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ untitled feature-length follow-up to the hit film reunites filmmakers Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho with the Grammy- and Oscar-winning songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

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Watch The Disney Pixar Trailer For Coco 

Disney Pixar has released the new Coco trailer.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney Pixar’s Coco will be released on November 22, 2017.

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Toy Story Characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear  & Jessie Coming To The Apple Watch This Fall

This fall, Disney Pixar characters from Toy Story, including Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear, are coming to Apple’s new watchOS 4!

The familiar characters will animate on the watch face throughout the day. WatchOS 4 will be available this fall as a free update to Apple Watch.

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Poster Art of Cars

Collecting more than a hundred posters and graphics from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Timed to the release of Cars 3 from Pixar Animation Studios, this deluxe collector’s volume showcases posters and graphics created for and inspired by all three Cars feature films, Cars Land at the Disneyland Resort, and the Cars Toons series. Each image has been selected for its significance as a key marketing tool or its rarity as something that has seen limited-to-no prior public limelight. All are gorgeous pieces in their own right, carefully crafted by talented artists, designers, and story creators who endeavored to deepen the themes of the films or park attractions at hand. Along with this rich showcase of color and design, essays reflect on the techniques used to develop these emotionally engaging works of art.

The book includes three interior gatefolds and two double-sided, punch-out sheets featuring original posters created specifically for this publication.

Order the 144 page hardcover HERE.

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Sphero Announces Ultimate Lightning McQueen

Disney Pixar’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top of the line racer that’s packed with personality. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before.

Being a Piston Cup Champion, Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Watch him lean into hairpin turns and drift like a pro.

Use the app to sharpen your pit crew skills in Pit Stop Panic. When you’re not training, kick back and relax by watching Disney Pixar’s “Cars” with Lightning while he reacts to the movie.

Product Features

– Driving – Emotive suspension allows Lightning to move like a champion.
– Drifting – Drift and do donuts Lightning-style with authentic movement.
– Reactive Touch – Master Lightning’s latest moves with a simple tap.
– Acting Studio – Create animations for Lightning to perform.
– Pit Stop Panic – Race the clock changing tires, fueling up, and getting racers back on the track in this mini game.

Order HERE for $299.99.

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Watch The Cars 3 Rivalry Trailer

The new Cars 3 trailer has arrived, emphasizing the rivalry between Jackson Storm and Lightning McQueen.

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist for Cars and Cars 2), Disney•Pixar‘s Cars 3 begins when, blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Cars 3 features the return of Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera, and Cheech Marin as Ramone. There’s also some brand-new characters, including Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer) and Cruz Ramirez (voiced by Cristela Alonzo). They are joined by Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria. NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez and Bubba Wallace will lend their voices as well.

Cars 3 opens in theaters on Friday, June 16.

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