Thursday, July 30, 2015

Watch The Complete 'Lava' Short Film on Disney Movies Anywhere - For A Limited Time

Now through August 12, you can get your Lava fix by watching the complete short film exclusively on the Disney Movies Anywhere app for Apple iOS devices. Whether you missed it in theaters, or just want to enjoy the short again, now is the perfect time to relive the volcanic tale before it's released alongside the Inside Out Blu-Ray (releasing this fall). The news was revealed this morning in a USA Today article that also included a brief interview with Lava Director, Jim Murphy. We particularly enjoyed the additional details Jim mentioned when leading up to the pitch process with John Lasseter.
Murphy’s worked with Lasseter for years so he wasn’t nervous about singing in front of him — the man owns more than 1,000 Hawaiian shirts so a song like I Lava You is probably right in the Pixar guru's wheelhouse. 
What intimidated Murphy more was simply baring his soul musically. 
“I actually wrote this to myself in my ukulele case on a Post-It: ‘Remember: perform it, have fun with it and put yourself out there.' Because that’s what John wants,” Murphy says.
Watch a clip of Lava below and then enjoy the full short on Disney Movies Anywhere -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters" To Open Early 2016 At Cars Land

Earlier this February, the Disney Parks Blog noted that the Luigi's Flying Tires ride was going to be temporarily shut down and completely re-imagined — incorporating new technology and increased excitement. The team recently released a few additional updates to the ride, noting that Luigi's cousins (the ride vehicles) would introduce guests to the dances of their village (Carsoli, Italy) and that the ride would be named, Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters.

Concept art revealed in February

The revamped ride, slated to open in early 2016, looks to be right on schedule. In fact, Erin Glover (Disneyland Resort Social Media Director) noted in the updated post that "While I don’t have specifics, we mean “early 2016″ to be very early in the year – not as late June." Be sure to keep your eyes peeled as more details are sure to be coming soon.

A few comments on the Disney Parks Blog updated news noted that they hope there is a big enough difference between Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and the updated "dancing" ride. Glover also eased minds by noting, "Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will definitely be different than Mater’s Junkyard will be a whole new attraction".

Chat about additional Disney World or Cars Land / Disney's California Adventure news and updates in the Pixar Post Forum.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Quick Look: 'Inside Out' Itty Bittys From Hallmark

Hallmark's line of Itty Bittys plush characters are addictively collectible and exceedingly adorable. From the dynamic duo of Buzz and Woody, to the ocean-dwelling Nemo and Dory, there's sure to be a character that catches your eye (Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Peanuts & more). As the popularity of Inside Out continues to soar with audiences, it only made sense that the emotions of Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear joined the lineup of Itty Bittys which can be found on Hallmark's website and in-stores now.

The plush figures stand between 4.5" and 5" and can easily stand up on their own thanks to their bean bag feet. Get a closer look at the Itty Bittys on our video review. We also want to know — which of the five emotions do you like the most?

Epic Pixar Easter Egg & Hidden Item Compilation Video

Boundin' easter egg as seen in Cars

Pixar is known for their high quality films that captivate and engage audiences with their characters, story and technical prowess. But fans of the studio are acutely aware that Pixar is also known for hiding secret items from upcoming films, references to prior movies and reusing elements with laying out a scene. This recent video (by Space Penguin on YouTube), is perhaps the most comprehensive and well-thought-out lists we've personally seen culling the items commonly known as easter eggs. Enjoy the video and let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Friday, July 24, 2015

'Inside Out' Blu-Ray Special Features

Although an official street date has yet to be announced, the U.K.-based site, Zavvi has released details surrounding a special Steelbook edition of the Inside Out Blu-Ray which includes a potential list of special features. Without an official announcement, this should still be considered unconfirmed, but the inclusion of the previously rumored, Riley's First Date (directed by Inside Out co-director, Josh Cooley) does have us intrigued. Read the list of special features below and then chat about your thoughts (and which special feature you're most excited for) on the Pixar Post Forum - or leave a comment below.

Disc 1
  • Lava
  • Riley's First Date
  • Audio Commentary with Director Pete Docter, Co-Director Ronnie Del Carmen and Producer Jonas Rivera
  • Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out
  • Mixed Emotions

Exclusive - Disc 2
  • Story or the Story
  • Mapping the Mind
  • Our Dads The Filmmakers
  • Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out
  • The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing
  • Deleted Scenes with Intros and Outros
  • Mind Candy
  • Selected Score
  • Remember trailer
  • Experience trailer
  • Japan Trailer

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Don Rickles Confirms His Return For 'Toy Story 4'

Less than a year ago, during the Disney's quarterly earnings call Bob Iger stunned audiences with the news that John Lasseter would return to the director's chair to create, Toy Story 4. The film releasing on June 16, 2017, was pulled together by none other than Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich and John Lasseter - who were the driving force between the first three Toy Story features.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us. We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before. Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie. But when Andrew, Pete, Lee and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie—and I wanted to direct it myself.”
Toy Story 4 session - Image © Pixar / Debby Coleman
For fans of the franchise wondering about the return of their favorite characters, a recent interview with Don Rickles by Closer Weekly revealed his return as the witty Mr. Potato Head. What caught our eye the most was the mention of starting work in September — sounds like things are moving along nicely.
“They just signed me to do the fourth Toy Story...We start [work on it] in September, and I’m very delighted with that," the 89-year-old funnyman says. “When John [Lasseter] approached me for the first one, I said, 'I don't do comedy with cartoons, dummies and toys. Leave me alone.' And [John] said, 'No, you're gonna love this!' Then he told me the money and how nice it was going to be and, I said, 'Yeah, I can give it a try.' All of a sudden it's going on 17 years." 
Be sure to share your thoughts on Toy Story 4 with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Breaking - 'The Good Dinosaur' First Full Length Trailer Released

From the emotional moment that Arlo and Spot are first introduced, to the gorgeous landscapes, the first full-length trailer for the November 25, 2015 release of The Good Dinosaur, captures you right away. The 2:16 trailer gives us a great look into the treacherous journey Arlo must take to return home after getting swept away in a river's roaring rapids. Watch the trailer below and then join us this evening (July 21, 2015) at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST to discuss the trailer in our Live On-Air Google Hangout.

Also notice that it appears that Arlo has injured his right front leg during his many tumultuous moments and is walking with a limp. This will surely add to the difficultly he must overcome — along with what appears to be countless enemies along the way.


You can also join us this evening (July 21) at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST to discuss the trailer in more detail on our Live On-Air Google Hangout. Watch directly on Google+, on YouTube or watch along right here (with the embedded video below). In addition to the Google Hangout, you can also start chatting about your thoughts on the trailer in the Pixar Post Forum (additional screenshots shown as well). We'll also compile reader feedback from the forum for our On-Air Hangout as well.


You may also be wondering what songs appear in the trailer. The initial song is unknown at this point, but the second song is actually called Crystals by Of Monsters And Men and can listen to the song on Amazon or iTunes.

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