‘Lava’ Musical Short to Open Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ (Hi-Res Poster)

'Lava' from Disney/PixarWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have announced that a brand new Pixar short, Lava, will premiere and open before Inside Out in theaters beginning June 19, 2015. It will be directed by James Ford Murphy and has the following synopsis:

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‘Big Hero 6′ Character Key Art Unveiled at Annecy Film Festival

'Big Hero 6' Character Key ArtEarlier today — or yesterday, technically — Walt Disney Animation Studios presented at the annual Annecy Film Festival in France. As part of the presentation, WDAS premiered the short Feast which will play ahead of Big Hero 6 in theaters on November 7, 2014. In addition, Big Hero 6 and Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film Inside Out were also previewed in front of audiences.

As part of the celebration’s decor were colorful blocks which featured key art from all of the upcoming and recent projects from both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney/Pixar. David Gilson, an illustrator in France, took to his Instagram to share images of these blocks which include key art of all the Big Hero 6 team: Wasabi, Hiro, Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Fred (in Fredzilla form) and, of course, Baymax.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Baymax and Hiro Teaser Poster (Hi-Res)

'Big Hero 6' Teaser PosterThe second of two recently released teaser posters for Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with a high resolution version of what is dubbed ‘battle of the bulge’ featuring Hiro and his trusty, inflatable robot pal, Baymax. To our knowledge, this is currently the highest resolution found anywhere.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Baymax Character Poster (Hi-Res)

'Big Hero 6' Baymax Teaser PosterWalt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with a high resolution version of one of their newly released teaser posters for Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), featuring Hiro’s inflatable robot pal, Baymax.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius — thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion — a cutting-edge robot named Baymax — and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Character Rename Confirmed by Studio; Updated Official Synopsis

'Big Hero 6' Teaser PosterBefore releasing the first official teaser trailer for its upcoming animated film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), earlier today, Walt Disney Animation Studios quietly updated its official synopsis for the film, which did not go unnoticed by us.

While the majority of the changes were minor — mostly more of the flowery aspects and a bit of rearranging — we did happen to notice that one of the characters got a bit of a name change. Initially named Wasabi No-Ginger as he had been in the Marvel comics on which the film is based, his last name was officially dropped for the film, so he will now be known as simply Wasabi. The full, updated synopsis is as follows:

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WATCH: ‘Big Hero 6′ Teaser Trailer (Full Version) – Updated

'Big Hero 6' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Animation Studios has released the first official teaser video for its upcoming animated film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), which you can find embedded below.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius — thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, clean freak Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion — a cutting-edge robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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WATCH: ‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer Teaser

'Big Hero 6' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Animation Studios has just released this teaser for the first official trailer for its upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), which will debut online tomorrow, Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT. You can find the teaser embedded below.

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VIDEO: ‘Star Wars: Force for Change’ Campaign to Award Cameo in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

'Star Wars: Force for Change'Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of ‘Star Wars: Force for Change,’ a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefiting the world’s most vulnerable children.

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‘Little Mermaid,’ ‘Lion King’ on Limited Edition Vinyl Picture Discs Exclusively at Hot Topic

Limited Edition Soundtracks on Vinyl from Hot TopicHot Topic is the exclusive retailer for newly released limited edition vinyl LPs featuring the soundtracks of Disney animated classics The Little Mermaid and The Lion King.

The picture disc for The Little Mermaid features Ariel and Flounder on one side while Ursula is featured on the reverse; the reverse side for The Lion King features the iconic moment in which Rafiki presents baby Simba to the animal kingdom.

 

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FIRST LOOK: Disney’s ‘Feast’ Short to Play in Front of ‘Big Hero 6′

'Feast' ShortWalt Disney Animation Studios today announced that a brand-new short titled Feast will be playing in front of Big Hero 6 when it opens in theaters on November 7, 2014. They have provided us with this title treatment as well as a high resolution first look teaser at the short which you can find below.

The short, which is being directed by Patrick Osborne, relays the story of one man’s love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. It will make its world premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014.

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