Monday, February 16, 2015

'To Protect and Serve" Disney Store Die Cast Set

What if Sheriff were temporarily forced out of his role as the guardian of Radiator Springs? Who would take over during his absence? Well, in the upcoming Cars Toon, To Protect and Serve, we find two overzealous officers (Mike and Didi) trying to make their mark in law enforcement by dishing out citation on top of citation during Sheriff's mandatory vacation.

We exclusively broke the news of the upcoming Toon back in October 2014 and although an official air date has yet to be announced, we assume it will be coming to televisions soon since a die cast set was recently released at the Disney Store. The set features 1:43 scale versions of Mike 07 and Didi 05, along with Sheriff, Student Driver McQueen and Police Tape Mater (with removable tape cover). As previously reported, a 1:55 scale Mattel set is also planned featuring Mike, Didi and McQueen as well. (More details comparing scale sizes of die cast cars can be found here).

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lee Unkrich's Dia De Los Muertos Film to be a Musical?

Newman image courtesy Twitter
Dia de los Muertos concept art courtesy of

Nearly three years ago, John Lasseter provided a brief description of the slate of planned Pixar films at the 2012 CinemaCon, revealing details surrounding Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur as well as an untitled film that Lee Unkrich was developing based on the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Although specific details are still under wraps for Unkrich's film as of today, we now have a brief glimpse into one major element of the film's development thanks to a ClassicFM interview with famed composer, Randy Newman. Assuming Newman's comments are accurate, it would appear that Pixar is making the leap into musicals with the Latin holiday (which honors the lives of those who have passed). Listen to a brief clip from the interview below.

With the celebratory nature of the holiday, known for its bright colors, flowers, parades and shrines we can certainly see how this film could fit as a musical, but we also wonder about your thoughts? Leave a comment below or chat about it on the Dia de los Muertos Pixar Post Forum page. Thanks as well to Forum user mynameiskhannie for getting the conversation started on the forum regarding Randy's interview.

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Pixar Post - T.J.

Watch the Emotions Scatter To Avoid Brain Freeze in the Next 'Inside Out' Trailer

We've all experienced it, we've all winced from it and we've all laughed about it while slurping up our favorite frozen treats. What is it? Brain freeze. In Pixar's next trailer (as retweeted by Anger's vocalist, Lewis Black from Pixar's Inside Out Twitter page) we catch a bevy of new clips showing many happy moments from Riley's life - but one that had us rolling in laughter was when Riley sips her frozen drink a little too quick and sends the emotions running as they try to avoid brain freeze. Pure genius!

While the previous trailers we've seen highlight the ups and downs of Riley's emotions (as well as her parent's emotions), this trailer focuses on the lighter and more playful side of the movie. Check out the trailer below (as uploaded to the official Disney•Pixar YouTube) and be sure to let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment or chat about it in the Pixar Post Forum where people have already been chatting quite a bit about brain freeze. In fact, the comment that made us chuckle the most was from Forum User Bonnie who said, This scene will probably always come to mind every time I have a brain freeze from now on. "Sorry guys, it just tastes so good!"

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Pixar Post - T.J.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Luigi's Flying Tires Attraction to be Re-Imagined

Cars Land in Disney's California Adventure has immersed guests into the 'World of Cars' since it's grand opening back in 2012. The widely popular "land" features shops, restaurants and themed experiences set along the iconic Route 66, including three ride attractions - Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, Radiator Springs Racers and Luigi's Flying Tires. While the "Mater" and "Racer" attractions continue to draw large crowds, rumors have been swirling over the future of Luigi's Flying Tires as the attraction has had its share of speed bumps.

Today Disney Parks Blog announced that Luigi's Flying Tires would be closing on February 16, to be re-imagined into a completely new attraction opening early 2016. While full details have yet to be released the official concept art showcases new ride vehicles on what appears to be a trackless/turntable-less system. Disney also mentioned that the newly designed attraction will use updated technology, which had us wondering if the system will also be utilized on a Shanghai Disney attraction, as both are set to open in 2016.

Be sure to share your thoughts on Luigi's Flying Tires with us on the Pixar Post Forum.

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Pixar Post - Julie

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Let's Draw Inside Out - Fan Art Wrap Up For January

Art by Pixar Post - T.J.
What's a great way to have some fun while you have to wait tirelessly for Inside Out to hit theaters? Of course there are many things you could do to pass the time until the June 19, 2015 release date, but rather than sit back and coast, we'd like you to join us in a fan art series titled, "Let's Draw Inside Out". The Let's Draw Inside Out series was suggested by Pixar Post Forum user PIX-R.113 and we loved the idea so much we created many sub-forums in anticipation of you, the artist, submitting your creations in a monthly format surrounding Inside Out.

The series is broken down by month to allow you to draw, sculpt or create fan artwork for each of the film's main characters before the film is released -

  • Joy - January 2015
  • Fear - February
  • Disgust - March
  • Anger - April
  • Sadness - May
  • Bing Bong - June 1-18
  • Riley - June 19-30

Since January wrapped up with Joy, we thought we'd summarize some of the artwork that our readers submitted, not only to showcase the work, but also to inspire you to join along and start thinking of how you would create a fan art piece for Fear in February. You can display your artwork on the Pixar Post Forum page dedicated to the Let's Draw Inside Out series. Check out some samples below from artists of all levels, ages and styles.

Art by mynameiskhannie
Art by PIX-R.113
Art by mac95
Art by Rachel C.
Art by Ultimate iPad Expert

What a great group of artwork - keep in mind that this is only a sampling of the pieces which were included in the forum - check the full list of Joy-themed artwork. Thank you again to PIX-R.113 for the great idea to start this series.

Planning to join us to draw Fear in the month of February? Be sure to start creating your work now and then include your piece here.

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Pixar Post - T.J.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bing Bong - Inside Out's Newest Character

Rumors have been swirling for quite some time regarding a new Inside Out character named "Bing Bong" and thanks to an unlikely source, we have a sugary-glimpse at the new character. Kellogg's recently released a set of fruit snacks themed after the upcoming film and featured six flavorful characters: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, Disgust and (the yet-to-be-discussed) Bing Bong.

Until now, we've held off on posting about Bing Bong strictly because images of the character were leaked, but now that we have the product in-hand we chose to post this initially to start the conversation. In fact, you can jump right in and start chatting about Bing Bong in the Pixar Post Forum. We even have a few personal theories about the character (who is being labeled as Riley's imaginary friend), but we're going to save those for our next podcast (episode 035 coming in a few weeks)!

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Pixar Post - T.J.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

'Inside Out' at the Super-Bowl and the Puppy Bowl - Updated

Although the Super Bowl may be the may be biggest football game of the year for fans across the United States, we're more excited for a teaser that Pixar recently revealed for Inside Out which coincides with the "big game". Yesterday, the official Inside Out Twitter feed tweeted to, "Follow #InsideOut @Headquarters tomorrow during the Big Game." Now, we assume that this will mean that the emotions will be live tweeting during the Super Bowl, but it could also mean that the emotions will be tweeting during the Animal Planet "Puppy Bowl" (airing at 3:00 PM local time February 1, 2015) since they have also been cross-promoting that event as well with the advertisements below.

Be sure to follow @Headquarters on Twitter and get ready for some hilarity as the emotions chat back and forth about the stress and fun of the game - sounds like a great time! Thanks to our great forum users mynameiskhannie & maxxie03 for noting the Headquarters Twitter account and Puppy Bowl teasers!

UPDATED - Once the Puppy Bowl got underway, we were eagerly awaiting any new clips. The first sneak peek on Inside Out highlighted the second trailer which had been seen previously. We were excited when the second sneak peek popped up though because we were able to get a few new looks at the emotions showing off their...well...emotions in headquarters, along with a very brief clip of Riley seated on a couch watching television.