At the 2016 New York International Toy Fair, TOMY previewed some of the toys it will be releasing this fall in support of Zootopia (March 4, 2016). Among the new items shown were new action figure packs such as Chief Bogo with ‘mouse criminal’ and Flash the Sloth with an unnamed mouse character. In addition, new play sets were introduced as well as a plush version of Gazelle ($24.99) that plays ‘Try Everything’ as performed by the character’s voice actor, Shakira. Also shown was Judy’s Carrot Recorder and Badge ($14.99) role play accessory set which records up to 10 seconds for playback.
In response to an inquiry to Walt Disney Animation Studios, we were told that it’s very likely that the studio will be releasing a brand new short in 2016. This is, of course, good news. However it appears that the unidentified short is currently in production and so the studio is aiming for a release alongside Moana (November 23, 2016), so we won’t be seeing a short with Zootopia which, according to the BBFC, clocks in at just over 108 minutes in length.
However, speaking of Zootopia….
An all-new animated short ‘LEGO® Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – Poe to the Rescue’ featuring popular heroes and villains from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere on Disney XD, Monday, February 15 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
‘Poe to the Rescue’ is the first episode in ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises,’ a series of all-new animated shorts that take place prior to the First Order’s attack on Jakku and tell never-before-told stories including Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Finn, Rey, BB-8, Maz Kanata and more.
Hasbro offered the world its first look at upcoming dolls in support of Disney’s Moana (November 23, 2016). The image shown here came from Hasbro’s investors day presentation, one day before the New York International Toy Fair is slated to begin. Pictured here are dolls representing Moana herself as well as Maui.
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.
‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ is an all-new animated television series scheduled to debut this summer on Disney XD in the U.S. The fun-filled adventure comedy series will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters.
Confirming earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom, Disney Junior has announced that a new multi-episode story arc premiering March 4 on Disney Channel will feature an addition to the McStuffins family. In the clip below, Mom explains to Doc that her new sibling won’t arrive in the way she and her brother did, but instead will be adopted into their ‘forever family.’
Experts Adam Pertman, President and Founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and author of ‘Adoption Nation,’ and David Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Director of Research, National Center on Adoption and Permanency, and Professor Emeritus of Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Rutgers University, served as consultants on the episodes.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new clip from its upcoming film, Zootopia (March 4, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The clip gives us our first real look at Assistant Mayor Bellwether as well as hints at her relationship with her boss, Mayor
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new clip from its upcoming film, Zootopia (March 4, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The clip, titled ‘Have a Donut’ features Judy Hopps hot on the trail of Duke Weaselton (Alan Tudyk) as he gives chase through Little Rodentia, offering a great glimpse into how perspective of each animal species’ height comes into play.
In addition to featuring Marlin, Dory and newly introduced pals Hank the Septopus, Destiny the Whale Shark and Bailey the Beluga Whale, we also see returning favorites Squirt, Sheldon and Tad (although Monogram’s product description names Pearl).
However, seen here but not named (presumably identified by ‘Exclusive A’ and ‘Exclusive B’) are what appear to be a sea otter — who has been briefly mentioned in the past — as well as a grumpy looking sea lion.
Just ahead of the New York International Toy Fair which kicks off Saturday, Febuary 13, Disney and Hasbro have shared a first look at the ‘Elena of Avalor’ doll being produced in support of the new animated Disney Junior series. The doll is seen here, held by Aimee Carrero, who voices the title character.
‘Elena of Avalor’ will first appear as part of a crossover episode on ‘Sofia the First’ before launching its own series. It was recently announced that Jenna Ortega will also star as Elena’s younger sister, Princess Isabel; and Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui will voice Migs, Luna and Skylar respectively, magical flying creatures called Jaquins who support Elena as she learns how to rule her kingdom.