Both films will be tied to toy lines from licensee TOMY.
“We put our hearts into these films, so it’s incredibly important to us that our toy-making partners care about and do justice to these characters we know so well,” said John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “When I visited TOMY’s headquarters in Japan, I was impressed by their commitment to quality and craftsmanship. The toys they’ve created for ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The Good Dinosaur’ are fantastic – they’ve truly brought our characters to life.”
The toy line for Inside Out was inspired by the humor and whimsical elements of the film and includes poseable figures that light up. The toys for The Good Dinosaur include action figures and remote control toys. Some of the dinosaurs will feature RFID technology that will allow them to interact with each other.
Disney Consumer Products will also be rolling out a special toy line this summer to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Toy Story.
Inside Out arrives in theaters on June 19 and The Good Dinosaur arrives in theaters on November 25.