‘PJ Masks’ to Premiere on Disney Junior in September

'PJ Masks'Entertainment One Family (eOne) today announced that its innovative new CGI animated series, ‘PJ Masks,’ will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on Friday, September 18, 2015.

‘PJ Masks’ is produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with the award-winning French animation studio TeamTO, and with Disney Junior and France 5. The series is based on French author Romuald Racioppo’s imaginative and striking picture book series Les Pyjamasques. A much loved publishing property in its native France, where books debuted in 2008, 15 titles have been published in the country to date with plans to release two new titles every year.

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REPORT: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel, ‘Puppy Papers’ Series in Development at Disney

Earlier today, The Animation Guild Blog, representing the Local 839 IATSE union, provided a list of projects currently in the works at various studios in the Southern California area. Among the list are a few of interest when it comes to Disney television and feature animation.

Among the several already-known projects for Disney Television are two new entries: ‘Unannounced fairy tale’ and ‘Puppy Papers.’ An extensive Google search for the latter provided very little information on the new series, other than it’s being developed by Rough Draft Studios for Disney. All we could find were professional references for storyboard artist Aimee Major Steinberger and animation sheet timer David Lyman.

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‘Goldie & Bear’ to Debut in November on Disney Channel; Available September 12 on WATCH Apps

JACK, BEAR, GOLDIEDisney Junior will debut the first six episodes of fairytale-inspired ‘Goldie & Bear’ on the popular WATCH Disney Junior platforms, beginning Saturday, September 12,with one new episode premiering on the WATCH Disney Junior app and WATCH Disney Junior.com each Monday from September 21 through October 12. Set in the magical world of Fairy Tale Forest, the animated series for kids age 2-7 reunites Goldie and Bear, after the renowned porridge incident featured in “Goldilocks and The Three Bears.” The series premieres in November on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Title Treatment

'Moana' Title TreatmentWalt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with the newly released title treatment for their upcoming film, Moana (November 23, 2016).

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped — and no one today knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible  odds.

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CONFIRMED: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ on 3D Blu-ray in November; Digital in October; Full Bonus Features List

'Inside Out' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today confirmed an earlier report that Pixar Animation Studios’ Inside Out will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and On Demand on November 3, 2015, with an early Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere release on October 13.

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.

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‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar’ in November with Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union, James Earl Jones; Preview at D23 Expo

The Lion GuardThe epic storytelling of Disney’s The Lion King continues with The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a primetime television movie event premiering in November on Disney Channel. The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie is a precursor to ‘The Lion Guard’ television series, premiering in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe. A special preview of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will be presented at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, August 16.

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Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ New Teaser Image in High Resolution, Uncropped

'The Good Dinosaur'Just ahead of D23 Expo later this week, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with this high-resolution, uncropped teaser image for their upcoming film, The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015).

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

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WATCH: Walt Disney Animation Shorts Collection ‘Tick Tock Tale,’ ‘Lorenzo’ Bonus Features

'Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection'Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released an clips of the behind-the-scenes bonus features from the ‘Walt Disney Animation Shorts Collection,’ available August 18 (now available for pre-order) as well as a digital release on August 11, focusing on Tick Tock Tale as introduced by Dean Wellins and Lorenzo as introduced by Mike Gabriel.

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SPECULATION: ‘Big Hero 6 Stealth’ Project to be Revealed at D23 Expo

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Several months ago, we revealed on Twitter that there would be a new phase for Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Gogo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Fred from the universe of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6. Although we didn’t know much about the new project, our source did advise us that it would surface for the holiday season this year and would involve a new look for the team. The source also advised us that the new project would not be based in video, but teased that it will present the team in a whole new form. Along with the new generation of Big Hero 6, there would be — of course — merchandising and recently, new product featuring the ‘Big Hero 6 Stealth’ team has surfaced online in the form of pre-orders. While they essentially appear to be repaints of previously released action figures from Bandai, they do give us a good look at what the ‘Big Hero 6 Stealth’ team will look like.

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Pixar’s ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ on Blu-ray in November with Over 10 Minutes of Deleted Scenes

'Toy Story that Time Forgot' on Blu-rayConfirming an earlier report by Stitch Kingdom, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that Pixar Animation Studios’ holiday special, ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot,’ will be available to own on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on November 3rd, 2015 (now available for pre-order).

Disney/Pixar proudly presents a hilarious new animated Toy Story adventure. During one of Bonnie’s post-Christmas play dates, the Toy Story crew 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 ever return to Bonnie’s room. ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ is an unforgettable tale packed with family fun and a must-have for every Pixar fan’s collection!

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