According to a source who wishes to remain anonymous, despite claiming a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) was not required on their behalf, the voice being lent to the Bing Bong character in Pixar’s upcoming film, Inside Out (June 19, 2015), belongs to none other than comedic actor Richard Kind. The information was obtained via a test screening recently held for the film. No stranger to the Pixar Animation Studios roster, Kind has previously voiced peripheral characters for A Bug’s Life, Cars and Toy Story 3. Bing Bong, believed to be the childhood imaginary friend of protagonist Riley, can actually be spotted several times in the most recent trailer for the film, both in whole and in parts — he’s the one seen leading Joy and Sadness into ‘Imagination Land’ and through ‘Dream Productions,’ as well as riding on the rocket device that expels rainbows.
Even if you aren’t a fan of Disney, there is probably little doubt you’ve heard some of the news coming out of the annual shareholder meeting that was held earlier today at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco: a Frozen 2 sequel is in the works and Star Wars: Rogue One is headed to a galaxy near you in 2016.
And then there are the parts you didn’t get to hear and see, the clips — unless, of course, you were in the at-capacity audience. Fortunately, I was one of them and I am about to detail (to the best of my memory) what I heard and saw when the live stream was blocked.
While most of the viral marketing you know that’s tied to Tomorrowland is actually the work of unofficial fanbois, Walt Disney Studios Japan has one for the books. Last night, Walt Disney Studios Japan uploaded and then immediately removed a new trailer for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015) which features tons of new footage and hints of the plot details that noone stateside wants you to see. This is viral marketing at its best.
With what appears to be a decision reversal for Disney Music, the original song composed for Frozen Short by Oscar winning couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ is now available for purchase as a single from iTunes. Those who purchased the physical CD of the original motion picture soundtrack to Cinderella can also download the song free of charge with the provided code.
We sincerely apologize for earlier reports from us which explicitly suggested that this would not be the case and that the Cinderella soundtrack would be the only way to obtain the new Frozen Fever tune for the foreseeable future, but this was based on information that we were provided directly from Disney Music.
We’re still a few months away from Pixar Animation Studios’ Inside Out (June 19, 2015), but we are already learning what to expect when it comes to Blu-ray in way of bonus features. In this case, it’s a brand new short set ‘in the world of Inside Out.’ Coincidentally enough, the latest trailer for Inside Out was also released today.
That news comes via a recent Variety article on ‘10 Animators to Watch.’ Among them: Josh Cooley. According to the bio that accompanies Cooley’s photo, it’s noted not only that Cooley has just finished directing the short, but that he has also been named as co-director of Toy Story 4 alongside John Lasseter.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have released the second full-length trailer for Inside Out (June 19, 2015), which premiered exclusively on today’s episode of Ellen Degeneres’ talk show. You can find the new trailer embedded below.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney/Pixar’s original movie Inside Out, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all — inside the mind.
In honor of the new trailer for Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015), Walt Disney Studios has provided us with new hi-res stills which have been added to our gallery embedded below. It may be worth noting that in the stills, it appears that any time Casey (Britt Robertson) is viewing the titular Tomorrowland, it actually appears to be what amounts to a moving concept art painting.
Walt Disney Studios has released a new trailer Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015), following a Q&A on their official Facebook page with Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof. You can find the new trailer embedded below. In addition, here are a few highlights from the chat:
Q: The word ‘Tomorrowland’ always reminds me of the older generation of science fiction, and the technology of the 1950’s. How inspired were you by old science fiction ideas about where humanity would be in the future?
A (Brad Bird): I was not inspired by old science fiction as much as I was inspired by how the future used to be seen in contrast to how it’s seen today.
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a high resolution version of the new poster for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015). Interestingly enough, the poster appears to prominently feature the Space Mountain show building as it appears in Disney theme parks. In addition, they have announced that they will be holding a live Q&A with Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof on their official Facebook page to be followed by an exclusive launch of the new trailer, all taking place on Monday, March 9 at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT.