Here’s look at some of the Disney-related books, movies and audio CDs being released this week. Please note that this list is automatically generated and information is not guaranteed by this site.
MINDstyle has announced that they will launch the Tin Toy vinyl art toy collectible (ATC) at San Diego Comic-con later this month.
Limited to 500 pieces worldwide, the piece is inspired by the title character in the Pixar Animation Studios Short Tin Toy as created by John Lasseter and is often cited as the inspiration behind Pixar’s first feature-length film, Toy Story.
What happens when more than 30 Disney and Pixar artists are asked to put their spin on the adorable little green men from the Toy Story trilogy? That’s what MINDstyle asked and what they got was the ‘Alien Invasion: When Aliens Meet Artists’ sculpture exhibition that recently opened in Hong Kong.
Using a basic mold of a Toy Story Alien, each artist put their spin on the film icon and MINDstyle has begun sharing just a few of them for those of us unable to attend the exhibition in person. Included are artists Anthony Whitfield, Ben Butcher, Bacon Tan, Brian Godlewski, Ben Su, Charlie Price, Chris Meeker, Dennis Cannon, Elaine Chang, Elena Eghtesady, Hyun Ju Park and Pat Au.
Vinylmation has officially confirmed what we first told you yesterday on Twitter, that select Disney Store locations (including the new Imagination Park store in Montebello, CA) will begin carrying vinylmation figures which included the previously unreleased Toy Story (including many figures from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3) and Have a Laugh series pictured to the left.
We also announced that not only will stores be carrying vinylmation, they will also have their own exclusives.
For those wondering when these series will become available at the Parks, we were told by a reader who inquired at D-Street at Walt Disney World that they should start appearing within the week.
Toy Story 3, the record-breaking #1 movie in the world, is so hot it’s cool as everyone’s favorite toys take to the ice in Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3! An award-winning creative team and a cast of world-class skaters are bringing Woody, the pull-string cowboy; space ranger Buzz Lightyear; Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl; and the rest of the gang to fans and families around the country in this brand-new live ice spectacular produced by Feld Entertainment. This fast-paced and witty tale of friendship launches a 2-year, 75-city North American tour on September 3rd in Lakeland, FL.
To enhance this live experience, the production will feature state-of-the-art projection design, allowing adults and children alike to virtually shrink down as Andy’s room is transformed from human to toy-sized. Families are whisked away, reliving iconic moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 before they embark on the brand-new adventure of Toy Story 3. This innovative 3D technology, a first for any Disney On Ice show, blends four separate images into one massive 3D projection using the entire ice surface to create oversized effects and scenic elements, altering the audience’s perception of scale. Memorable scenes take on a new life as a pinball machine of monumental proportion is created at Pizza Planet, with the massive pinball table projected onto the ice and the score board on the stage behind it. This perspective, among many others throughout the show, reinforces the audience’s experience as a toy-sized spectator.
“An award-winning team of artists, designers and technicians are redefining the theatre of ice with a show that challenges the audience’s perception of scale,” says Producer Nicole Feld. “Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is Feld Entertainment’s most innovative show ever.”
After reporting an amazing $41M box office on its opening day, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 has gone on to take in a reported box office opening weekend estimate of $109 million, crushing Pixar’s previous record of $70.4 million set by The Incredibles in 2004. When considering inflation, The Incredibles barely passed the $100 million mark within its first week whereas Toy Story 3 has already surpassed that number (~$106M) in just a few days.
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) unveiled limited edition Toy Story 3 designer t-shirts recently by fashion provocateurs Henry Holland, Victor Glemaud, Jonathan Saunders, Costello Tagliapietra, and Cassette Playa at a private celeb-studded fashion unveiling at REVOLVEclothing boutique in West Hollywood. Each designer was inspired by a Disney?Pixar Toy Story 3 character and chose Rex, Hamm, Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear as their design muses. On the same day as Disney?Pixar’s Toy Story 3 film opens in U.S. theaters (June 18, 2010), these edgy couture tees inspired by the franchise are now available exclusively at the popular online retailer REVOLVEclothing.com and at the REVOLVEclothing boutique for SRP $70-$108.
Aflac today announced the creation of a special Toy Story 3 paint scheme for the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion that will be driven by Carl Edwards at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA on June 20. )
The paint scheme reflects a collaboration between the Georgia-based insurance company and Disney/Pixar, following the release of a television commercial using Pixar’s unique brand of animation. This marks the second time Aflac and Disney/Pixar have worked together for cross-promotion.
Disney/Pixar unleashed a furious storm of YouTube videos recently on its official channel.
Among the offerings are new video remixes from Australian DJ Pogo who shot to Disney fame with his previous release UPular last year in honor of the Disney/Pixar film UP. Pogo continues the new tradition with Toyz Noize and Buzzwings, using soundbites and footage from the Toy Story films backed with a music track to create a brand new viewing experience.
In addition to the music videos on YouTube, cast and crew from Toy Story 3 talk about their YouTube addiction themselves. The video features director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla Anderson and cast members Kristen Schaal (Trixie) and Jeff Garlin (Buttercup).