FIRST LOOK: Pixar’s ‘Lava’ Main Character in Super High Resolution

Uku from 'Lava'Meet Uku, the star of Pixar’s newest short, Lava, a love story millions of years in the making. Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us this amazing first look at one of the 7 minute, 9 second short’s main leads, Uku (voiced by Kuana Torres Kahele — also the short’s narrator). Uku’s better half, Lele is voiced by Napua Greig.

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes places over millions of years. It is directed by James Ford Murphy and will play in front of Pixar’s Inside Out, starting in theaters on June 19, 2015.

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SDCC: ABC Announces Panels, Floor Activities Plus ‘Toy Story that Time Forgot’ Preview

ABC will be bringing star power to Comic-Con 2014 with returning fan favorites ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ as well as hit series ‘Resurrection,’ upcoming holiday special ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ and highly anticipated midseason series ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter.’

On Thursday, July 24, ABC and Pixar Animation Studios will give fans a first-look sneak peek with a panel on the original holiday special, ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot.’ Go inside the show as the panelists give you an exclusive inside-look at the sketches, storyboards and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special! Join producer Galyn Susman (‘Toy Story OF TERROR!’), director Steve Purcell (‘Brave’) and head of story Derek Thompson (‘WALL•E’) for a moderated Q&A panel from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Room 6A, followed by a special autograph session from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the ABC Castle on the Convention Center Floor, booth #4245.

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‘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:

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

Along with the news of the new short, Pixar has also released the official title treatment for Pete Docter’s Inside Out whose full synopsis is as follows:

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‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Merida and Maleficent Screens, Figures and Details

'Disney Infinity 2.0' Maleficent and Merida

In conjunction with today’s theatrical release of Maleficent, Disney Interactive unveiled new details for Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition playable characters Maleficent and Merida. In addition to a game play trailer, final concept art for the figure as well as screen shots of the duo in action inside the Toy Box were also released and can be seen below.

Merida: With her untamed fiery red locks, this headstrong Princess will definitely leave her mark in Disney Infinity. Between her sharp sword and bow combo attacks with ricocheting arrows, she can upgrade her aim with elemental freeze arrows, freezing enemies in front of her then following up with rapid shots showing off her impressive athletic skills as an archer and sword fighter.

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Pixar’s ‘Toy Story of TERROR!’ on Blu-ray in August

'Toy Story of TERROR!' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that it will be releasing the Pixar Toy Story Halloween special, ‘Toy Story of TERROR!’ on Blu-ray on August 19, 2014 (now available for pre-order), along with Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere releases.

‘Toy Story OF TERROR!’ makes its in-home debut loaded with never-before-seen bonus features, including three Vintage Toy Commercials, which can be viewed as act breaks during the film or separately with Director Introductions. Additional all-new bonus features include Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes with Editor Introductions and ‘Team of Specialists,’ in which director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make this fun-filled Toy Story adventure!

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VIDEO: ‘Ratatouille’ Attraction Opens at Disneyland Paris on July 10

Via its YouTube channel, Disneyland Paris has announced that its widely anticipated attraction for Disney/Pixar’s ‘Ratatouille’ will make its official debut on July 10, 2014. The official description of the attraction, is as follows:

A totally immersive experience awaits guests in a brand new rat-traction, Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy. Once shrunk to the size of a rat, families will be whisked off for a culinary adventure in the company of Remy and his friends. After scurrying across Parisian rooftops, guests will tumble down into the busy kitchens and dining room of Chef Gusteau’s prestigious eatery. Keeping out of Skinner’s reach has never been so much fun.

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‘Over There’ to Launch Pixar Animation Studio Artist Showcase Series from Disney Publishing

'Over There' by Steve PilcherEarlier this year, Disney Publishing Worldwide launched its Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase with No Slurping, No Burping!: A Tale of Table Manners which was conceived and illustrated by Lorelay Bove. While a second entry has yet to be announced, a second series, featuring original work by animators at Pixar Animation Studios will debut this fall, starting with Over There by Steve Pilcher. The publisher’s description is as follows:

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Iger: ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Cars’ Sequels and New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Attraction in Works

Treasure Cove at Shanghai Disneyland (Concept Art)At the 2014 Annual Shareholders meeting being held in Portland, Oregon, Bob Iger made several announcements related to various arms of the Walt Disney Company.

When it comes to future film productions, Iger announced that The Incredibles director Brad Bird is working on the story for a sequel. He also acknowledged that Disney/Pixar is working on a third installment of the Cars franchise. While he had little to offer on the Star Wars Episode VII front, he did state that the story takes place thirty years after the Return of the Jedi installment and will feature ‘familiar faces’ as well as a ‘trio of young new faces.’

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WATCH: Monsters University Short ‘Party Central’ Clip – Oozma Kappa Party

(L-R) TERRI and TERRY PERRY, SCOTT 'SQUISY" SQUIBBLES, MIKE, SULLEY, DON CARLTON and ART. ©2014 Disney/Pixar. All Rights ReservedPicking up nearly where the previously released clip left off, Disney/Pixar has released a new clip from the upcoming Monsters University short, ‘Party Central,’ which will play in front of Muppets Most Wanted when it hits theaters on March 21, 2014. In the new clip, which you can find embedded below, Mike and Sulley reveal their plan to make the greatest party of the year at Oozma Kappa by ‘stealing’ another party.


Monsters University‘s ‘Party Central’ features the vocal talents of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Peter Sohn, Julia Sweeney, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Dave Foley, Sean Hayes, Bobby Moynihan and Joel Murray.

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WATCH: Monsters University Short ‘Party Central’ Clip

Party Central © Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, we have our first clip from the upcoming Pixar Monsters University short, ‘Party Central,’ which will play ahead of Muppets Most Wanted in theaters on March 21, 2014.

In the short, Mike and Sulley return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure ‘Party Central’ is the most epic party the school has ever seen.

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