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[31 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Cruise Line to Offer Pixar-Themed Cruises this Fall

This fall, Disney Cruise Line will be offering Pixar-inspired cruises during their seven-night California Coastal voyages.
All Disney Wonder passengers will be able to enjoy a variety of themed activities revolving around beloved characters from the Pixar universe. Both children and adults alike will be able to enjoy this interactive, immersive experience. Activities will include:

An inside look at the process behind creating a Pixar animated feature. Pixar artists and filmmakers will showcase the making of Brave, and give guests a sneak peek at upcoming Pixar films.
Concept art used to design Pixar …

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[12 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Sneak Peek: New ‘Toy Story’ Short ‘Small Fry’

When The Muppets officially debuts in theaters on November 23, it will not only mark the return of our favorite Muppet characters to the big screen, but our favorite Toy Story characters as well. Before screenings of The Muppets, a brand new Toy Story short, entitled Small Fry, will be shown, as audiences get the chance to connect with Buzz, Woody, and some of their other favorite Pixar pals once again.
USA Today recently released some new information about the short from writer/director Angus MacLane, along with a brand-new image from …

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[22 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Magic Kingdom Parking Lot Getting a Makeover

In order to help guests locate their vehicles more easily, the parking lot at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park will be getting a makeover. Work has already begun on dividing the lot into two distinct sections: Heroes and Villains.
Within each section of the parking lot, there will be smaller named areas including Aladdin, Peter Pan, Simba, Woody, Mulan and Rapunzel in the Heroes lot. Scar, Cruella, Hook, Jafar, and Ursula will be located in the Villains section. To make it even easier to help guests remember where they parked, each …

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[20 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
John Lasseter Does Not Deny Possibility of ‘Toy Story 4’ in BBC Interview

Early Monday morning, Disney Animation bigwig (and Cars 2 director) John Lasseter found himself in a predictable hotseat:  answering questions about a fourth installment to the Disney Pixar Toy Story franchise.
While sitting down with the BBC to discuss Cars 2, which opens this Friday in the UK, the conversation eventually came around to Tom Hanks’ remarks about the fact that creation of Toy Story 4 is underway.  Lasseter had this to say about Hanks’ comments:

“I found that very interesting too.  Yeah, it was really interesting! Well, we haven’t announced anything yet.”

When …

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[10 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Toy Story 3’ Director Auctions Pixar Collectibles to Help Japanese Earthquake Relief

Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3 has put up a number of Pixar collectibles on eBay to help with the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The items up for auction are quite varied, but are all Pixar-related memorabilia he has collected over the years.
One particular piece, such as this limited edition print from Disney/Pixar’s Up, is currently up for auction. The print, which was given to Pixar employees after the film was made, only had 1200 copies ever created. This particular print is from Unkrich’s own personal collection.
Other memorabilia …

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[25 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
LEGO Imagination Center Reopens in Downtown Disney

Much to the delight of fans everywhere, the LEGO Imagination Center at Downtown Disney reopened last week – and there are many renovations to check out!
Before you even enter the store, you’ll notice huge LEGO statues flanking the perimeter. Brickley, the sea serpent, still remains standing guard in the nearby lake, while the popular LEGO family walking its dogs remain as well. Additionally, visitors can now take photographs with Maleficent in dragon form, as well as Buzz Lightyear and Woody; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and even Bambi and Thumper!
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[22 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tom Hanks $100 Richer for Work on ‘Toy Story’ Films

Tom Hanks, the voice of Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story trilogy, is $100 richer thanks to his work on the film series… and Matthew McConaughey!
Reports allege that McConaughey slipped Hanks a $100 bill at the Oscars for his work on the film trilogy.
“My son’s main thing is Toy Story – I mean, daily,” The Sun tabloid quotes him as saying. “And so I run into Tom Hanks and I slip him $100.”
According to the same source, Hanks wanted to know what the $100 was for. McConaughey then goes on …

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[3 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney ‘Jungle Cruise’ Film Gains Interest of Tim Allen and Tom Hanks

According to Variety, Disney’s latest foray into transforming theme park rides to box office gold may have just gotten a major shot in the arm, as Tim Allen has expressed interest in the “Jungle Cruise” film project.
While developing the famed “Jungle Cruise” ride into a film has been a concept floating around at Disney for quite sometime, the project hasn’t really gone anywhere.  But recently, Allen, who considers the ride a favorite, thinks that writer Roger S. H. Schulman might be onto something with a new idea – and Allen has pitched the …

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[26 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Hi-Res Stills from ‘Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation’

We love these hi-res versions of two stills that Disney Pixar has released via the current issue of Entertainment Weekly for its upcoming short “Toy Story:  Hawaiian Vacation.”  I mean, when was the last time that you saw anything as cute as Woody in that straw hat?
“Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation” is scheduled to accompany “Cars 2” when it hits theatres this summer.  Variety is also reporting that a second Toy Story short will be attached to Disney’s “The Muppets” when it opens next November.  Woo!  We can’t wait!
Photo and Story …

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[15 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Toy Story 3” Reaches $400 Million Domestic Milestone

Several days ago we reported that “Toy Story 3” had reached the milestone of top animated movie of all time, with box office numbers at $940.1 million. Well now the wildly popular “Toy Story 3” & the Disney*Pixar family has even more to celebrate as the animated feature broke through the $400 million domestic barrier this weekend. Reaching $400.7 million after only 58 days since it’s release “Toy Story 3” is the 11th movie in history to reach this status in the United States, and the first from Pixar. If …