In 2018, both Disneyland Resort parks will celebrate Pixar Fest with new nighttime spectacles, and DCA’s Paradise Pier will transform into Pixar Pier. [Read more…]
Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios did not disappoint at D23 Expo 2017 today, as they revealed new details and scenes from upcoming films, as well as a few surprise guests. [Read more…]
With just a week to go, the D23 Expo 2017 will become even more exciting with The Walt Disney Studios giving attendees an exclusive look at their film slate at the Anaheim Convention Center from July 14-16. [Read more…]
By Tiffany Mink
This past weekend, Pixar released its latest theatrical feature, “Cars 3”, nationwide. The Cars franchise is a popular one for Pixar, with an expansive merchandise line and Cars Land in Disney California Adventure. It’s arguably catered towards a male audience across generations. However, this third installment changes that and it may be Pixar’s most feminist movie to date. [Read more…]
Disney and Pixar fans are going to get two new short films added to the lineup once the attraction reopens in Epcot on June 19 after a short refurbishment: “Piper” and “Feast.” [Read more…]
By Quinn Roseboom
The third installment in the Cars universe puts the focus back on Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his career in racing, and converts the protagonist of the second movie, Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) back into the comic relief he was made to be. [Read more…]
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday to bring Disney’s newest animated featurette, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” as it opens with Disney-Pixar’s newest film, “Coco.” [Read more…]
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are back for D23 Expo this year for a weekend of presentations, displays, announcements and giveaways. [Read more…]
Roy and Brennan enjoy Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival one last time this year, then head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see The Music of Pixar Live! [Read more…]
Guests will soon be able to preview a sneak peek of the newest Disney-Pixar film, “Cars 3,” at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. [Read more…]
As D23 Expo 2017 gets closer and closer, D23 has announced some of the most anticipated presentations for the event, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from July 14-16. [Read more…]
The next version of the Cars franchise races into theaters this summer on June 16. The first “Cars” movie introduced us to an up and coming racer named Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson). “Cars 2” took us racing with McQueen around the world. Now it’s time to see how McQueen faces something we’ve all faced – getting older and no longer being able to compete on the level of those younger than us. [Read more…]
Disney-Pixar comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a whole new way this summer, as Disney Parks Blog announced today that “The Music of Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters,” a new live, limited-time concert complete with appearances from your favorite Disney-Pixar characters. [Read more…]
By Patrick Santos and Gavin Hatch
This week we take you around the Walt Disney World Resort and show you what all there is to see for fans of the newest Disney-Pixar film, Finding Dory. [Read more…]
By Quinn Roseboom
As a kid who grew up watching “Finding Nemo”, 13 years was definitely a long time to wait for a sequel, but “Finding Dory” definitely delivered. I was laughing the whole time, even the moments with more serious undertones seemed to be sprinkled with humor. The story itself can stand alone in case you haven’t seen “Finding Nemo”, but there are some things you won’t really understand if you haven’t seen it.
“Finding Dory” begins before the events of the first movie when Dory (Sloane Murray/Ellen DeGeneres) is just a baby (So cute!). The first 15-ish minutes of the movie sums up Dory’s life up until she crashed into Marlin (Albert Brooks) in the original movie. The storyline then jumps a year ahead to when Dory starts to remember things about her family and insists Marlin and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) travel with her to California so she can find her mom Jenny (Diane Keaton) and dad Charlie (Eugene Levy). Once she arrives in California, she enters the Marine Life Institute, which is somewhere in-between a Seaworld-like park and an aquarium. As she searches for her parents, she meets new friends like Hank the Septopus (Ed O’ Neill), Bailey the Beluga Whale (Ty Burrell), Destiny the Whale Shark (Kaitlin Olson) and even Sigourney Weaver (Sigourney Weaver).
For those who are worried about the sequel not being as good as the first movie, don’t. It was just as good, just as heart-wrenching, and even funnier. I never actually cried, which is rare for me during a Pixar movie, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’ll definitely be a classic.
The movie runs about two hours long and is rated PG. It’s available in 3D, which I didn’t think was necessary at all. Don’t forget to stay until the very end of the credits!
In the parks
At Epcot you can find Dory and all of her friends from both films in The Seas With Nemo And Friends pavilion – in the ride itself, and Turtle Talk with Crush. You can also find Turtle Talk with Crush at Disney California Adventure and at sea on the Disney Dream and Fantasy cruise ships. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom you can watch “Finding Nemo: The Musical”. At Disneyland park in California you can ride Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage. In Disneyland Paris, you can ride the EAC on a turtle’s shell on Crush’s Coaster.
Three fun shows are on their way to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. [Read more…]
Ever wanted to relive your favorite Disney or Pixar animated film on the big screen? Starting this month, you can – if you live in Orlando or five other U.S. cities. [Read more…]
Disney’s D23 Expo official fan event is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center in California in just about a month, Aug. 14 to 16, 2015. The Expo brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, sneak peeks, shopping and more. [Read more…]
By Matt Roseboom
“Inside Out” is the newest movie from Disney•Pixar. It’s definitely not one of their best, but it’s certainly enjoyable and worth seeing.
The movie is about Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), an 11-year-old who unwillingly has to move to another state because of her dad’s new job. But Riley isn’t really the main character. The emotions in her head are the real stars.
According to Inside Out, each of us are controlled by our emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith), and the movie portrays them as actual characters inside the movie characters’ heads. These personified emotions control the day-to-day actions inside their headquarters. But that’s just one small part of our huge brains. There’s a lot more to explore out in the long term memory area. Each memory rolls through headquarters as a glowing ball. Some are filed away in long term and a few become core memories that power personality islands that, of course, make up your personality. If all that sounds a bit complicated, it is. But you don’t really need to fully understand it to enjoy the movie.
For Riley, Joy has always been the lead emotion, but things start to change when Riley moves away from her friends and old home to a new one. Sadness starts to become more dominate. Through a mishap, Joy and Sadness get sucked out of Headquarters and into Long Term Memory. The majority of the movie is about their journey to find a way back, the characters they meet along the way, and how it affects Riley in her new life.
Although it may go over young kids’ heads, older kids and adults will notice how the film touches on some serious topics such as depression. It may lead to some grown-up discussions after the movie is over.
There are some very funny moments and some sad scenes in this fun journey of a little girl dealing with some serious issues, from inside her head. It wasn’t one of Pixar’s best movies, but it’s enjoyable and worth seeing.
• “Inside Out” runs about an hour and a half long and is rated PG for some adult issues and mildly scary scenes. It’s available in 3D, but it doesn’t really add a lot to it. There’s no after-credits scene, but there are some funny moments at the start of the credits.
Before you see “Inside Out”, you’ll see a new Pixar short called “Lava”. It’s a cute love story with a catchy tune about two volcanos’ life near each other. Like the feature, “Lava” is good but not great.
In The Parks
“Inside Out” doesn’t have a big presence in the Disney theme parks yet. Besides merchandise, and seeing a preview of the movie at the Magic Eye theater at Epcot (with effects), there’s a production art gallery in the Art of Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (below).
We’ve seen walk-around characters of Joy and Sadness at a Disney Parks Blog Meet-up and at the movie’s Hollywood premier (below). But there are no plans for them at Walt Disney World right now.
Here’s a look in the Animation Gallery:
Here are the Joy and Sadness characters at the Hollywood Premier:
Here’s our interview with Phyllis Smith, who plays Sadness:
Here’s the latest movie trailer:
Here are some Easter Eggs to look for when you see the film:
PICTURE THIS – The background memories on shelves inside or outside of Headquarters are shots from the Married Life scene in “Up.”
ROAD TRIP – As Riley and her parents trek to San Francisco, they come across birds on a telephone wire from production designer Ralph Eggleston’s 2000 short film “For the Birds.”
GLOBAL DÉCOR – The globe in the Riley’s classroom has been used in all the “Toy Story” films.
FAMILIAR FASHION – One of Riley’s classmates is wearing a camo pattern made up of “Toy Story” characters.
STUCK ON YOU – Some of the background city cars of San Francisco have bumper stickers from “Cars.”
TECH SAVVY – Dad’s company, Brang, is a nonsense word intended to sound like a startup that would fit in in the San Francisco tech scene.
SIGN HERE – A sign on a parking meter in San Francisco reads, “Quarters and Dollar Coins or Barter During Burning Man.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION – As a tribute to the Walt Disney Family Museum, the filmmakers set Riley’s hockey rink in the exact spot the museum is located in San Francisco.
By Banks Lee
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