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Toy Story That Time Forgot Poster

From ABC comes this awesome Comic-Con poster by Mike Mignola for the holiday special ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot.’ Following 2013′s ‘Toy Story of Terror’ television special, ABC announced earlier this year plans for a second small screen return to the world of Disney·Pixar’s ‘Toy Story.’ ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ will air during the holidays this year on ABC in the US (no word where and when it will air in the UK at this moment in time). The above poster will be given away to fans at the San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday

During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room. The cast of ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie.

Beautiful Pixar - The Plant (Wall-E)

Pixar announces: Toy Story That Time Forgot

Toy Story That Time Forgot is an upcoming Christmas TV special that will air in 2014 on ABC. It will feature the Toy Story characters and take place after Toy Story 3.

During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.

First Rendered still of the new short ‘Lava’ 

Here you can see the first rendered still of the main character, a volcano named Uku (his love interest is Lele). The LA Times spoke with director James Ford Murphy on what went into the short:

"I thought it would be so cool to fall in love with a place who’s also a character […] I wanted to make Uku appealing and likable but also look like he’s been carved out of lava flows."

As part of his pitch to executives at Pixar, Murphy learned to play ukulele and wrote a love song, “Lava,” which appears in the film and is performed by Hawaiian recording artists Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig.

"Lava" will open in U.S. theaters June 19, 2015, ahead of the Pixar feature "Inside Out."

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Soundtrack of the Month: Randy Newman - The Cleaner (Toy Story 2) 

During the events of the film, as Al McWhiggin (the owner of Al’s Toy Barn and Woody’s kidnapper) takes Woody out of the glass case for a snapshot with the Roundup Gang, Woody’s arm falls off, prompting a panicking Al to call the cleaner over the phone. Although the cleaner states that he’s busy, he agrees to come over the first thing next day.

After the scene where Buzz Lightyear and his rescue squad of toys cross the street to get to Al’s Toy Barn, the cleaner rings the doorbell to Al’s Penthouse and begins the process of restoring Woody to prime condition for Al before he is about to be shipped to a museum in Japan. In this attempt, he is able to sew back Woody’s severed arm; this may clearly be the hardest part of the restoration, reflecting his great skill.

Once Woody was finished, he gives Al strict instructions that Woody is for display only, and that he won’t last if played with. The restoration of Woody was done at no fee – he felt it was reward enough to work on such a rare toy.

  • The cleaner also appears as Geri in the short film Geri’s Game. There are some differences between the two appearances. In Geri’s Game, Geri has brown eyes; in Toy Story 2, the cleaner has blue eyes. In addition, Jonathan Harris voices the cleaner while Bob Petersonvoices Geri.
  • When he is preparing to fix Woody in Toy Story 2, one of the drawers in his case contains chess pieces, a reference to the short.
  • On Pixar’s website, it says that the cleaner’s line, “You can’t rush art,” is also true at Pixar.

Beautiful Pixar - Scottish Highlands (Brave)

Beautiful Pixar - Monsters University

Ratatouille Ride openings date: 10th July 2014

In the ride Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, guests shrink down to the size of a rat and join Remy and his friends as they scurry through the kitchen, dining room, and walls of Gusteau’s famous Parisian restaurant, all the while trying to avoid the nemesis from the film, Chef Skinner.

Trackless rat ride vehicles take guests through all the twists and turns of the attraction that combines real life set pieces with plenty of 3D imagery on large screens. It’s a similar type of ride experience to Universal Studios’ Transformers: The Ride 3D.

Compared to Transformers, Ratatouille is better!. The story of Transformers is simply a battle to save the planet, while with Ratatouille we relive the film by being not only actor, but also becoming the size of a rat, with differents traps and adventures.

During the ride, you feel air currents which increase the sensation of speed. Screens are encompassing, makes it all very immersive, unlike the Transformers screens which all takes place in front of you, due to the high walls on each side of the vehicle. For these reasons Ratatouille is, for me, a more successful experience, though each of these attractions are among the best in the world.

The movement of Ratatouille’s ride vehicles are more soft and fluid than Transformers, making Ratatouille a true family ride for all. It’s a dark ride, 3D, and sensory ride in one.

(Via Inside the Magic)

Beautiful Pixar - The Ocean (Finding Nemo)

New ‘Inside Out’ Artwork

Some new ‘Inside Out’ artwork featuring Joy.

Joy is one of the five emotions inside the mind of Riley. She appears to be happy all the time. Joy has bright blue hair and a yellow/green dress, she glows when she’s excited. 

Pixar Announces ‘Lava’ short film to play before ‘Inside Out’

In keeping with tradition, Pixar’s Inside Out will be preceded by an animated short at the theater. This week, Pixar offered a little more detail about what that short film would be.

The first poster and details for Lava, a musical short directed by Pixar’s head of animation James Ford Murphy, have just hit the web.

Here is what the studio says about ‘Lava’:

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “Lava” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

“Inside Out” and “Lava” are scheduled for release June 19, 2015.

Beautiful Pixar - The food pile (A Bug’s Life)

Beautiful Pixar - Andy’s Room (Toy Story 3)

Beautiful Pixar - Paradise Falls (UP)

New logo/poster for ‘Inside Out’ + New Details

Shown above is the new logo for ‘Inside Out’, it was presented at the Annecy International Film Festival a few days ago. 

Below some new details:

  • An approximately 5-minute clip was shown of the introduction of the movie showcasing the birth of Riley and showcasing her early years as she experiences her emotions (Fear, Anger, Sadness, Joy and Disgust). The article also mentions that you can feel Riley’s tastebuds as she tried broccoli for the first time (and she doesn’t enjoy it).
  • It was also noted from the presentation that Riley, although a character in the movie, serves the story in the same way Andy does in Toy Story. She’s the conduit to get us into the story of the emotions inside.
  • Pete Docter’s daughter, Ellie, was the basis for the character of Riley and they have some physical similarities.
  • In the 5-minute clip shown at the festival, you can spot the famed Luxo Jr. ball.
  • The headquarters is understandably, high-tech but they rest of the human mind is very wacky with different personalities that are represented by small towns (such as “Fantasy Land”).
  • All memories are stored in globes representing the color of their corresponding emotion.
  • Each evening, the memory globes are routed into long term memory which is where Riley’s personality forms.

Inside Out hits theaters on June 19th, 2015!