Category Archives: Pixar

Disney And Pixar’s Coco Live In Concert Comes To The Hollywood Bowl

Disney and Pixar’s Coco will be brought to life on stage for the first time ever this November at the Hollywood Bowl for one weekend only – Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th. The spectacular event in Los Angeles will include an all-star lineup of special guests including Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria, Carlos Rivera, Miguel, Alanna Ubach, Alex Gonzalez, Jaime Camil, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso and Natalia Jimenez who will appear throughout the evening as the beloved film plays on the Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra. Mariachi Divas will also entertain the audience with traditional Mariachi music throughout the night. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 13th at 12pm PT at ticketmaster.com.

Conductor Sarah Hicks will lead the full orchestra performing Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s original score along with special guests performing the film’s songs including Academy Award®-winner for Original Song “Remember Me,” as well as “Un Poco Loco,” “The World Es Mi Familia,” and many more.

Coco Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl will transform the legendary venue into the Land of the Dead with special pre-show activities. Day of the Dead costumes are encouraged.

Mousetrappe, the award-winning immersive design agency and media studio, returns to create state-of-the-art digital projection imagery on the shell of the iconic Hollywood Bowl.  Earlier this year, Mousetrappe also created imagery for Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Felipe Fernandez del Paso serves as director of Coco Live in Concert.  Fernandez del Paso has directed theater and film, and is also a production designer, set designer and writer.  He received an Oscar nomination for Best Production Design for the 2003 film, Frida.   

Amy Tinkham is Creative Consulant for Coco Live in Concert.  Most recently she served as Creative Director for Aerosmith’s “Deuces are Wild” Las Vegas residency and James Taylor’s Caesars Palace residency.  She also directs the Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent Live tours.  She is currently working with Franco Dragone on a new show in China.

The concert is produced by Disney Concerts and Live Nation/Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, a team who has performed together several highly acclaimed live to film events at the Hollywood Bowl including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Concert starring Zooey Deschanel and Kelsey Grammer as well as Disney’s The Little Mermaid starring Lea Michele and Harvey Fierstein.

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Check Out The Exclusive Poster & Still From Pixar’s Onward 

Check out the exclusive poster and still from Pixar’s Onward that just debuted at D23 Expo.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The voice cast for the film includes Chris Pratt (Avengers: Infinity War), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water).

The feature will be directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) and produced by Kori Rae. Scanlon said that Onward was inspired by his own relationship with his brother.

Onward will arrive in theaters on March 6, 2020.

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First Look At Pixar’s Soul

D23 Expo just provided a first look at Pixar’s Soul. Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey will lead the cast of the film. Here’s a first look at their characters, Joe Gardner and 22, and a new piece of concept art. 

“Why am I here” is the question at the heart of Soul, a film which explores where souls come from. For the movie, Pixar dreamed up “You” seminars are where soul’s learn personalities and hop into people’s bodies as they graduate. The film’s lead character Joe Gardner (Foxx) is a music teacher who gets his dream music gig but takes a wrong step and his soul leaves his body, as a result he ends up at the “You” Seminar. Joe will adventure through the cosmos to find his way back.

Music in the film will be created by Jon Batiste as well as a score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Additional cast members for the film also include Questlove, Phylicia Rashad and Daveed Diggs.

The movie will be directed by Oscar winner Peter Docter (Up, Inside Out) and will be produced by Oscar nominee Dana Murray (Lou).

Soul is set to be released on June 19, 2020.

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Emotional Whirlwind Now Open At Pixar Pier In Disney California Adventure Park

It’s time to make new memories and hop aboard Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind in Disney California Adventure park. Pixar Pier’s latest attraction is a whimsical, family-friendly delight!

Inspired by the Disney and Pixar film Inside Out, this fun family-friendly attraction invites you to step into the workplace of Riley’s Emotions—Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger. Your adventure begins when you hop aboard one of 8 Memory Movers, each uniquely colored to evoke one of Riley’s Emotions or another exuberant character from her imagination.

You’ll find yourself surrounded by vibrant shelves packed with glowing recollections as the Memory Movers ascend in unison, fly in a circle and inspire you to create your own happy memory of this experience.

Emotional Whirlwind is located in the Inside Out Headquarters neighborhood of Pixar Pier, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary! The reimagined land shares the stories and characters of Pixar films with exciting attractions, themed neighborhoods and fun eateries.

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San Diego Comic Con Funko Exclusive UP Carl & Ellie 2-Pack Pop!

One of my all-time favorite Pixar couples in Carl & Ellie from the film UP. Funko has captured the adorable pair when they were youngsters in this exclusive set.

This adorable UP Carl & Ellie 2-Pack Pop! will be available at the Funko booth at San Diego Comic Con. In order to gain access to the Funko booth, you will need to win the Online Exclusives Portal Lottery, so fingers crossed!

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Pixar Announces Original Film, Soul To Be Released On June 19, 2020

Pixar Animation Studios revealed details today about “Soul,” its second original feature film slated for theaters in 2020. Following the March 6 opening of “Onward,” Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” hits theaters one year from today on June 19, 2020.

Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you… YOU? In 2020, Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions. “Soul” is directed by two-time Academy Award winner Pete Docter (“Up,” “Inside Out”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray (“Lou” short).

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Disney Reveals First Look At Spin-Off Series Monsters at Work 

During the Annecy International Animation Festival in France, Disney released the first official promo art for their upcoming Monsters Inc. animated spinoff series titled Monsters at Work, offering us our first look at the newest character Tylor Tuskmon along with beloved characters Sully and Mike Wazowski. The series is set to debut sometime in 2020, exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+. 

Monsters at Work picks up six months after the original movie with the power plant at its center now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. The series follows Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley. John Goodman and Billy Crystal are set to reprise their roles as Sully and Mike Wazowski for the spin-off series.

Also starring in the voice cast are franchise originals John Ratzenberger as Yeti, Jennifer Tilly as Celia, Bob Peterson as Roz, and franchise newcomers Ben Feldman (Superstore), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Henry Winkler (Barry), Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Alanna Ubach (Coco), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) and Aisha Tyler (Archer).

Tran will voice Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong friend and confidante; Winkler will voice Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Neff will voice Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; Ubach will voice Cutter, the officious rule follower; Stanton will voice Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team; and Tyler will voice Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.

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McDonalds Toy Story 4 Happy Meal Toys

Starting June 11, ten McDonald’s Happy Meal toys will be available for guests to collect and build their own carnival. In addition to the toy, each Happy Meal toy bag will have a ticket that can be scanned in the McDonald’s app for exclusive opportunities and content. 

You could win a family vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort or you could win one of millions of Happy Meal or other food prizes. Get a game ticket for four with each Toy Story 4 Happy Meal and use the App to enter for your chance to win, and earn credits for even more family fun in our Rewards Store.

The Happy Meal box will also have augmented reality features that can be unlocked in the Snapchat app.

Download the McDonald’s app HERE.

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Disney & Pixar’s Toy Story 4 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features “The Ballad of The Lonesome Cowboy” Performed By Chris Stapleton

Woody, Buzz and the gang are back in the highly anticipated Disney and Pixar animated film, “Toy Story 4.” Accompanying the film is Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack album, which reunites the Toy Story franchise with the Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter Randy Newman. The soundtrack features two new songs “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” and “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy.”  The end credit version of “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” is performed by multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning musician Chris Stapleton.   The song is available today as a single and lyric video.  The soundtrack will be available from Walt Disney Records on June 21 as the film opens in U.S. theaters nationwide.

“The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” was written from Woody’s perspective.  Newman said, “Woody feels like he was a lonesome cowboy until someone comes along and changes his world.” Newman was excited to hear Chris Stapleton would record the end credit version of the song and felt he’d bring Woody’s feelings to life perfectly. “Chris Stapleton did a great job on this song.”

Stapleton said, “To me what has made the ‘Toy Story’ films hold up over time has been the strength of the stories and the songs and the writing and the characters. There’s something for people of all ages to enjoy in the world that is ‘Toy Story.’ It’s a tremendous honor to get to sing a Randy Newman song in what is without question one of the most iconic animated franchises in history.”

The Toy Story 4 original motion picture soundtrack is now available for physical pre-order. “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” performed by Chris Stapleton is available at streaming and download services.

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Watch Pixar’s Onward Teaser Trailer

Disney Pixar has released the new Onward teaser trailer for the upcoming animated movie starring the voice cast of Chris Pratt (Avengers: Infinity War), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water).

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The feature will be directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) and produced by Kori Rae. Scanlon said that Onward was inspired by his own relationship with his brother.

Onward will arrive in theaters on March 6, 2020.

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