Monday, May 2, 2016

'Finding Dory' A-113 Easter Egg Revealed


If there's one thing that we've learned while talking about and studying Pixar films, it's that seeking out easter eggs is equally as entertaining as the film itself. Fans of the studio are acutely aware that the artists at Pixar are masters at hiding secret items/references from upcoming and past films, the Luxo ball, Pizza Planet Truck and A-113 (just to name a few). With the theatrical release of Finding Dory quickly approaching we have been excited to spot a few easter eggs within the trailer and teaser spots, however, during a recent visit to our local Disney Store we found the famed A-113.

Hidden on the plush of the sea lion duo, Fluke and Rudder, you'll notice the Marine Life Institute tags on their flippers have "A1" (Rudder) and "13" (Fluke). The easter egg is also clearly marked on an adult shirt featuring the sea lions as well.



Be sure to share your thoughts on the newly found easter egg and join numerous conversations about Finding Dory with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum. Finding Dory splashes into theaters June 17, 2016.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

'She's Almost Here' new 'Finding Dory' TV Spot is 30-seconds of Action-Packed Anticipation

Finding Dory She's Almost Here TV Spot

Dory, Crush, Hank and the rest of the gang are gearing up for the theatrical release (June 17) of Finding Dory in this latest TV spot for the film. The 30-second advertisement is packed with never-before-seen clips – from a collection regal tang fish which Dory interacts with, to Bailey and Destiney unsuccessfully (yet hilariously) attempting to coordinate a wave to splash on-lookers. Check out the clip below (via Pixar's YouTube channel) and chat about this TV spot (along with past trailers/ads) in the Pixar Post Forum.



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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hank On The Loose - 'Finding Dory' New Screenshot, Fan Art & Activity Sheets

Finding Dory Hank and Dory screencap

With the new officially released image of Hank and Dory (along with the first international trailer) hurrying through the Marine Life Institute's touch pool, it got us excited to think of all the hijinks which will take place between the pair. Hank's worrisome and cranky demeanor paired against Dory's optimistic and free nature have already begun to endear us to their relationship — and to honor that humorous balance, we decided to sketch a quick Hank and Dory sidewalk chalk drawing the other evening.

Finding Dory Hank Fan Artwork in sidewalk chalk

We'd love to see your artistic-inspiration surrounding the camouflaging Hank or any of the Finding Dory crew as well — use sidewalk chalk, sketch on paper or color a few pages from the new activity sheets (connect-the-dots, coloring pages and maze) — download them all from the Pixar Post Gallery. When your work is completed, share it with us using the hashtag #HankOnTheLoose on Twitter or Instagram.


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Disney Announces Updates to 'Toy Story Land' and 'Turtle Talk'

Toy Story Land Current Concept Art via Disney Parks Blog
Enter the world of Andy's toys in the upcoming Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This morning during the Awaken Summer special event, Disney announced a additional details surrounding the Toy Story park expansion — including the names of both themed attractions. Before we explore the attractions though, you may notice a few changes to the original concept art released last August (see below). The removal of a toy barn, board game area, Luxo ball and Woody's Round Up theming are some of the more noticeable alterations.

Original Toy Story Land Concept 

SLINKY DOG DASH

Toy Story Land will immerse guests into Andy's backyard with the addition of two new attractions. According to Disney Parks Blog, The family roller coaster, Slinky Dog Dash, will features a track built by Andy using his Mega Coaster Play kit incorporating dips, turns and a few familiar toys on display. Check out the concept video and details about the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction below.

'Finding Dory' First International Trailer Showcases New Story Elements & Characters

Finding Dory International Trailer Screencap - Fluke and Rudder

The first international trailer for Finding Dory has been released and it is packed full of beautiful animation, peeks at new characters and sprinkled with storyline hints (be aware, the trailer has spoilers). With glimpses of the sea lion duo (Fluke and Rudder), the adorable otters and even a brief shot of Becky the loon, this international trailer left us feeling a sense of adventure and camaraderie between the characters — we can't wait to go on this journey with the characters.

Finding Dory Marine Life Institute Tank Screenshot

The Finding Dory team created a world both underwater and on land that is executed flawlessly — from the yellowing kelp forest that has grown to the surface to the fog-laden atmosphere that mimics the California coastline. Watch the trailer below (via Comicbook.com YouTube channel).


Just as in any Pixar film, Finding Dory is sure to have its share of Easter Eggs and we were thrilled to spot a couple in the trailer. In addition to the two new Easter Eggs, we've already begun compiling the ones we've previously found in the Pixar Post Gallery (Crush and Darla).

Finding Dory Easter Eggs Address and 1986

Be sure to share your thoughts on the international trailer and join numerous conversations about Finding Dory with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum. Finding Dory splashes into theaters June 17, 2016.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

'Coco' Update: Lee Unkrich Introduces Team Members

Pixar Coco - Dia de los Muertos concept artwork

Pixar is slated to release two films in 2017 — Cars 3 (June 16) and Coco (November 22). As each film gets closer and closer to their respective release dates, additional information will continue to emerge about each film, giving us clues to the look, feel and emotion of the film. Coco Director, Lee Unkrich, has recently been posting updates to Twitter about crew members associated with the film as well as updates to the process and we couldn't be more excited.

On April 6, corresponding with the release of Danielle Feinberg's fantastic TED Talk on the science of light, Lee tweeted that Danielle would be "lighting our upcoming film".


Additionally, we were thrilled to read his April 12 update when he announced the animation team had officially started on the show.


This afternoon (April 14), Unkrich revealed that Daniel Arriaga was working on the film bringing his unique vision in character design to the project. You can't argue with his commitment to the role either — look at that tattoo! (Look closely and you can also get a look at the film's main character, Miguel on Daniel's desk.)


Be sure to follow Lee on Twitter, along with his other social channels for more updates (he teased earlier this year that he may update Snapchat as well). In the meantime, if you'd like to catch up with more information regarding Coco, check out our post which looked into updates surrounding the film since its 2012 CinemaCon announcement — All About 'Coco' - From 2012 To Now.

Updated: Lee has been continuing to introduce new team members and users have begun talking about the artists on the Forum - check it out along with some of Adrian Molina's early work.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

27 Minutes of 'Finding Dory' Screened (To High Praise) at 2016 CinemaCon


During the 2016 CinemaCon, the Walt Disney Company led a presentation with information on their upcoming film slate including; live-action films, Marvel and of course Pixar. Director Andrew Stanton and Producer, Lindsey Collins took to the stage giving the audience an exclusive preview of the first 27-minutes of Finding Dory. Though we were hoping to learn more on Cars 3 and Cocowe were thrilled to read (via Twitter) some audience reactions on the emotional and humorous footage which was shown.


Be sure to share your thoughts on Finding Dory with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum.

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