‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot,’ ‘Wander Over Yonder’ Strong in Annie Award Nominations

Nominations for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards were announced earlier today, honoring the best animation in film, television, video games and beyond for the previous year. The Walt Disney Company made a strong showing, as one might expect, with Big Hero 6 and ‘Disney’s Mickey Mouse’ cartoons, but Craig McCracken’s ‘Wonder Over Yonder’ on Disney XD is also respectable in its showing, while new series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ struggled to make an impact with just one nomination, as did ‘Sofia the First’ which failed to show at all.

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REVIEW: ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ — Was I Not Entertained?!

'Toy Story That Time Forgot'On December 2, ABC will premiere the second half-hour television special from Pixar Animation Studios, ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot.’ A follow-up to the Halloween-ish ‘Toy Story of TERROR,’ ‘Time Forgot’ is billed as a holiday special, taking place a couple of days after Christmas.

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‘Toy Story 4′ to be Directed by John Lasseter

Director John Lasseter works with members of his story team on Disney/Pixar's 'Toy Story 4,' a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the "Toy Story" gang. The film is slated for release in 2017. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar) Photo by: Deborah Coleman / Pixar. ©2014 Disney?Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Slated for a June 16, 2017 release, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert I get today announced that ‘Toy Story 4′ is currently under development and is being directed by John Lasseter. The announcement was made during a press call discussing The Walt Disney Company’s fiscal year.

In addition, Iger noted that the troubled Pixar film, ‘The Good Dinosaur’ will be released in 2016. UPDATE: Pixar has confirmed the date has not changed.

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WATCH: Hans Zimmer, Filmmakers Discus Musical Legacy of ‘The Lion King’

'The Legacy Collection: The Lion King'Starting with The Lion King for its 20th anniversary, Walt Disney Records’ Disney Music Emporium recently debuted its incredibly well received series of soundtracks revisited with its Legacy Collection. To celebrate the revitalized success of one of the most highly regarded animated films in cinematic history, Disney Music invited The Lion King‘s filmmakers to gather together to reminisce about a project that could never have anticipated its ultimate legacy in its contributions to both worlds of cinema and music.

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WATCH: ‘Toy Story of TERROR’ ‘Pencil Topper’ Deleted Scene, ‘Designing Mr. Jones’ Featurette

'Toy Story of TERROR!' on Blu-rayWith just a day to go before its home video release, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a deleted scene as well as another clip from the ‘Team of Specialists’ bonus feature from ‘Toy Story of TERROR!,’ available to own on Blu-ray on August 19, 2014 (now available for pre-order), along with Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere releases. You can find both clips embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘Toy Story of Terror’ Combat Carl Public Service Announcement Ad

'Toy Story of TERROR!' on Blu-rayYesterday, we shared a sneak peek at one of the behind-the-scenes featurettes from ‘Toy Story of TERROR!,’ available to own on Blu-ray on August 19, 2014 (now available for pre-order), along with Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere releases. Today, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the Combat Carl animated PSA which helps warn children about the dangers of coughing, which you can find the embedded clip below.

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WATCH: ‘Toy Story of TERROR!’ Bonus Feature, ‘Team of Specialists’

'Toy Story of TERROR!' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a snippet from the ‘Team of Specialists’ bonus feature from ‘Toy Story of TERROR!,’ available to own on Blu-ray on August 19, 2014 (now available for pre-order), along with Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere releases. You can find the embedded clip below.

‘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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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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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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‘The Legacy Collection’ to Celebrate Disney Anniversaries with Previously Unreleased Music, Documentaries

'The Legacy Collection: The Lion King'Walt Disney Records’ newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, will celebrate the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic properties that have been enchanting audiences for generations. Through 2015, Walt Disney Records will celebrate 12 anniversaries including Pinocchio (75th), Fantasia (75th), Cinderella (65th), Lady and the Tramp (60th), Sleeping Beauty (55th), Mary Poppins (50th), The Lion King (20th) and Toy Story (20th), among others.

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