Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with an initial list of ‘fun facts’ and Easter Eggs to keep an eye out for when you go see heir new film, Inside Out (June 19, 2015). Check out the list of tributes to Pixar films and San Francisco friends below.
Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney/Pixar’s original new film Inside Out ventures inside the mind to find out.
Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned — both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that it will be bringing two Studio Ghibli films to Blu-ray on June 16, 2015, including the Oscar-winning film, Spirited Away from beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki.
From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Oscar-winning triumph (2002, Best Animated Feature Film), Spirited Away, filled with astonishing beauty and epic adventure, a dazzling masterpiece for the ages. Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. An unforgettable story, brimming with creativity, Spirited Away will take you on a journey beyond your imagination. It’s a fantastic tale the whole family will want to experience over and over again on Disney Blu-ray! Now available for pre-order.
Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, we have a new featurette for Marvel’s upcoming film, Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015), titled ‘Super Siblings’ which takes a closer — but brief — look at brother and sister Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), also known as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch respectively. Through clips and interviews, the featurette offers a bit of their characters’ backgrounds as well as their capabilities and how they’ll play into the film.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with the family press kit for Inside Out (June 19, 2015), consisting of coloring sheets, Easter egg decorating tips, door hangers and more. You can find the activities in our family press kit gallery embedded below.
In addition, we have been provided with a little bit more information about the subject matter tackled in the film. Inspired by Pete Docter’s own daughter, Ellie (who incidentally provided the voice of young Ellie in Up and was eleven years old when Inside Out production began), the film sets out to explore the mindset of Riley, who — like Ellie — begins to become quiet and withdrawn around that age.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released two new clips from one of the bonus features for the Blu-ray and digital release of Into the Woods, available to own on March 24, 2015 (now available for pre-order). The first clip features many of the ‘Easter Eggs’ featured on the Blu-ray, while the second is is presumably from ‘The Cast as Good as Gold’ and touches upon Cinderella and the Prince.
Additional bonus features are as follows:
Boston’s Museum of Science today announced that starting June 28, 2015, they will be hosting the world premiere of ‘The Science Behind Pixar,’ an interactive 10,000 square foot exhibition which showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.
As a lead-in to a promotion for the Blu-ray release of ‘Toy Story of TERROR!,’ Walt Disney Studios Japan has offered a first look at what could be the official logo commemorating the 20th anniversary of Toy Story. The first feature-length computer generated film, Toy Story was first in theaters on November 22, 1995 and has since produced two sequels (with Toy Story 4 on the way, co-directed by John Lasseter and Josh Cooley), as well as multiple television specials. You can find the promo embedded below. At this time, there is no indication as to whether this will indeed be the official logo or if another logo will be used entirely domestically or if there will be multiple logos featuring other characters.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a new clip from one of the bonus features for the Blu-ray and digital release of Into the Woods, available to own on March 24, 2015 (now available for pre-order). The clip is presumably from the bonus feature titled ‘There’s Something About the Woods’
Additional bonus features are as follows:
- Streep Sings Sondheim – ‘She’ll Be Back’ (4:35) – Meryl Streep performs a compelling new song that sheds a little more light on the Witch’s relationship with Rapunzel. This never-before- seen composition was penned especially for this movie by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and is seen here exclusively on Blu-ray and EHV. With introduction by Director Rob Marshall.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with official character descriptions for the main emotions belonging to Riley, the protagonist of Inside Out (June 19, 2015), which you can find below.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney/Pixar’s original movie Inside Out, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all — inside the mind.