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….
Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn. The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana as Gamora; Dave Bautista as Drax; Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker as Yondu; Karen Gillan as Nebula; and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.
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.
If you hadn’t seen the presentation at the Disney D23 Expo last year, you might have reason to believe that Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake is as imaginary as Elliott himself. With the movie debuting on August 12, 2016, Disney marketing has had its hands full with films like The Finest Hours, Zootopia, Captain America: Civil War, The Jungle Book, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Finding Dory and The BFG to promote. Yet the public has still seen more of Moana and Doctor Strange than it has of Pete’s Dragon — not even a first look image.
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.