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Watch The Lion King Extended TV Spot

Disney’s “The Lion King” revealed an extended TV spot this morning featuring the voices of Donald Glover (Simba) and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Nala), who perform the iconic song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”

The film directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Staying true to the classic story, Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. Also featuring James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

Disney’s “The Lion King” opens in U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019. Tickets for the feature film are available for advance purchase starting tomorrow at 6AM PT.

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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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Watch These Rare Recording Outtakes of Robin Williams Doing The Voice of the Genie From Aladdin

One of the late, beloved Robin Williams‘ most memorable roles was that of the voice of the Genie in the Disney classic Aladdin. This is no more evident than in these rare, wonderful outtakes from a recording session for the film in 1992. 

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Disney Unveils Advance Look At Limited-Edition Merchandise For D23 Expo 2019

Disney today revealed a sneak peek at some of the new collections and limited-edition sets attendees can get their hands on during D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug 23–25. During the show, fans can scoop up never-before-seen collections across the three Disney-operated retail shops on the Expo floor: shopDisney.com | Disney store, The Dream Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale.

D23 Expo 2019 attendees will be introduced to new collections that celebrate milestone anniversaries and fan-favorite characters across Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel along with must-have official D23 Expo 2019 gear and accessories, nostalgic Disney Parks-inspired items, and limited-edition collectibles celebrating Walt Disney Imagineering’s heritage.

Below are highlights of some of the exciting merchandise fans will be able to purchase at the show. To purchase tickets to the Expo, visit D23Expo.com.

Limited Edition Talking Woody $69.95

The Lion King’s 25th – Limited Edition Collectible $129.95

Pixar Backstage – Tiki Crew Mug $39.95

Lucasfilm Backstage – Crew Jacket $69.95

Walt Disney Imagineering Collection – Sorcerer Apprentice Mickey Ornament $29.95

Camp Collection – Haunted Mansion Clip Bowtie, Minnie Mouse Ears and Dress

$12.95 (bowtie)
$27.95 (ears)
$89.95 (dress)

Dapper Dan Adult Baseball Hat $27.99

D23 Expo Loungefly Mini-Backpack $75.00

D23 Expo Messenger Bag $70.00

Balloon Collection Acrylic Straw Tumbler $19.99

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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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Watch The Frozen 2 Trailer

Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios have released the official Frozen 2 trailer, offering brand new footage and better look at the highly anticipated sequel.

From the Academy Award-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 opens on November 22.

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D23 Expo Announces Lineup For This Year’s Presentations

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2019, August 23–25. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, August 23. Later that same day, Disney+ will showcase its exciting slate of original films and series coming to the streaming service, set to launch in the U.S. on November 12. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at their collection of world-class film labels, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm. And on Sunday morning, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Disney Parks during a presentation hosted by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek.

These Expo favorites will take place in “Hall D23,” the 6,800-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule of Hall D23 Events and Presentations is as follows (all events subject to change and additional events to be announced in the coming weeks):

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 23. The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipients are: Wing Chao, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer.

On Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the highly anticipated streaming service Disney+ will give guests a first look at some of its original content including Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and many more during this star-studded presentation.

The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. Fans will see what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and get a peek at the exciting slate of live-action projects, from Disney to Marvel Studios to Star Wars. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

On Sunday, August 25, at 10:30 a.m., step into the magical world of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe, including more about the transformational plans for Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 3–9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $77 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.

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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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