‘Cars 2′ Professor Z Turntable

Walt Disney Studios has released the next character revealed from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, Professor Z (voiced by Thomas Kretschmann).

Professor Z, which everyone calls “The Professor” is a formidable weapons manufacturer sought by all fonts. Behind his aristocratic manners and brilliant intellect, this German uses a monocle to mask the fact that he is crazy. He conspires to sabotage the World Grand Prix. Even if his motives remain unclear, the Professor is desperate to achieve his goals and make the race out of his way ……

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EXCLUSIVE: New ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ Toy Story Toon Hi-Res Still

(L-R) Mrs. Potato Head, Barbie, Ken, Aliens, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved. MR. POTATO HEAD, MRS. POTATO HEAD and BARREL OF MONKEYS are trademarks of Hasbro used with permission. © Hasbro. All rights reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Disney/Pixar have provided us with this new third hi-res still from the upcoming Toy Story Toon short, ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ which will debut alongside Cars 2 on June 24, 2011.

Set in new owner Bonnie’s bedroom, ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ features Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) and Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the rest of the favorite Toy Story 3 toys as they create the ultimate Hawaiian vacation for Ken (voice of Michael Keaton) and Barbie (voice of Jodi Benson).  It seems Ken badly miscalculated their travel arrangements, so the gang has to create a dream getaway in Bonnie’s Midwestern bedroom—in the middle of winter.  ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ also features the voices of Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin and John Ratzenberger.

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Video Sneak Peek: Toy Story Toon ‘Hawaiian Vacation’

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Walt Disney Studios UK has released the following clip from the upcoming Toy Story Toon, ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ which will be attached to Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 when it rolls into theaters on June 24, 2011.

Set in new owner Bonnie’s bedroom, ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ features Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) and Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the rest of the favorite Toy Story 3 toys as they create the ultimate Hawaiian vacation for Ken (voice of Michael Keaton) and Barbie (voice of Jodi Benson).  It seems Ken badly miscalculated their travel arrangements, so the gang has to create a dream getaway in Bonnie’s Midwestern bedroom—in the middle of winter.  ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ also features the voices of Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin and John Ratzenberger.

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First Look: Toy Story Toon ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ Hi-Res Stills

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Although the images of Pixar Animation Studios’ newest short, Hawaiian Vacation, first debuted in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly and some scans can be found online, here we have actual hi-res stills from the short provided to us by Walt Disney Studios and Disney/Pixar.

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Disney/Pixar Teases ‘The Incredibles’ Blu-ray Bonus Feature

Once home to super-villain Syndrome, the Vanquished Villains Redevelopment Fund has set out to re-purpose Nomanisan Island to become a family vacation destination as witnessed in this teaser video for an interactive brochure to be featured on the Disney Blu-ray edition of The Incredibles when it becomes available to own on April 12, 2011.

Other bonus features set to be included with the film (in addition to the original DVD features) include:

  • The Incredibles Revisited: Filmmakers Roundtable
  • Paths to Pixar: Story Artists
  • Studio Stories: Gary’s Birthday
  • Ending With a Bang!: Making the End Credits

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‘Cars 2′ Meet Rod ‘Torque’ Redline and Siddeley (Plus New Hi-Res Still)

Disney/Pixar has provided us with a new set of hi-res character stills and profiles of new friends from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2.

Click on any of the images below to see a larger version. If you see the resize arrows on the image, you can click it to see the original size version.

Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

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‘Cars 2′ Turntable Rod ‘Torque’ Redline

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Walt Disney Studios has released the next character revealed from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, Rod ‘Torque’ Redline.

Rod ‘Torque’ Redline is considered by many as the greatest American spy in the world. Recruited after the Cold War for both his brains and brawn, Torque is a tough-as-nails Detroit muscle car with a mastery of disguises. In his latest deep-cover operation, he obtained vital information about the plot to sabotage the World Grand Prix. So Rod plans a rendezvous with his British counterparts to share his discoveries at the World Grand Prix welcome reception in Tokyo, Japan. But with the bad guys hot on his tailpipe, Rod is forced to ditch the intel early and with the first party guest he sees – a rusty American tow truck named Mater.

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‘Disney/Pixar Presents’ Magazine to Debut in May from Marvel and Disney Publishing Worldwide

Marvel and Disney Publishing will debut Disney/Pixar Presents, a new monthly magazine featuring some of the most popular characters from the acclaimed Disney/Pixar films. Intended for readers of all ages and priced at $5.99, the first issue will hit stores in May 2011.

Starting with series debut Disney/Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 (written by Alan J. Porter & Mark Cooper and penciled by Allen Gladfelter, Magic Eye Studios & Travis Hill), each issue contains 96 full color pages of content, including a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games and more. Featuring characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit movies Cars, Cars 2, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3 and more, Disney/Pixar Presents will be available at bookstores, retail chains, comic stores and other retail locations.

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Disney/Pixar to be Honored May 13 – 15 at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

Walt Disney World has confirmed dates for the highly anticipated Disney/Pixar Weekend celebration during the 2011 International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. In honor of Cars 2, Pixar Animation Studios takes center stage during the annual flora-focused festival.

Pixar pals take the stage front and center in the form of much larger-than-life, reaching heights of seven and eight feet tall. At the park’s main entrance, guests will find a sandbox display complete with sandcastle and playground toys featured in Toy Story 3. Also on display will be a brand new topiary of film villain Lotso who will (needless to say) smell like strawberries.

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Ridemakerz Gears Up for ‘Cars 2′ Launch Debuting at Toys ‘R’ Us

Finn McMissile 'Shell from Ridemakerz

Up until now, Ridemakerz has been available exclusively at its brick and mortar stores and its online site as well as offering Cars-branded Ridemakerz vehicles at the new ‘Imagination Park’ Disney Stores. But with the release of the Disney/Pixar summer blockbuster, Cars 2, all that’s about to change.

For the first time ever, Ridemakerz will soon be available at Toys ‘R’ Us locations around the nation and feature new shells for Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater to collect. In addition, Ridemakerz will be introducing shells for new characters Finn McMissile and Francesco Bernoulli. As an added bonus, each retailer will have their own exclusive Cars shells, but there will also be some overlap on the availability of the other shells.

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