The 24″x36″ screen print will retail for $50 and will be limited a print run of just 540 pieces, although it is unclear if all will be made available online as they allude to a film screening being held later in the month.
It will go on sale tomorrow, May 10, at MondoTees.com at a random time. Those interested in purchasing the poster are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on-sale announcement as the Mondo prints have been known to sell out completely in seconds.
Let’s all give a huge hey howdy hey welcome to Disney Store’s second and (therefore) newest series in their exclusive Cutesations line, Toy Story. The 5″ Sheriff Woody plush is joined by BFFs Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Wheezy, Alien, Lotso, Hamm and Rex in this adorable new collection. Like the previous Alice in Wonderland set, each of the Cutesations come available either as packaged individually in a blindbox for $6.50 or as a complete set including the exclusive Sheriff Woody’s Badge plush display for $79.50.
If you haven’t yet collected the original Alice in Wonderland collection featuring Alice, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Tweedles, Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar, DisneyStore.com still has them available and at a deep discount. Individual blindboxes are just $3.99 each while the entire collection with exclusive mushroom plush display stand is just $49.99.
Marvel Comics today announced that it has joined forces with Disney Publishing to produce a new limited series of comics based on Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story. This will be the first new issue of a title previously produced by BOOM! Comics who no longer have the Disney license.
‘Everyone loves Toy Story, so we’re excited to team with our friends at Disney/Pixar to bring readers all new stories of our favorite characters from these blockbuster films,’ said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. ‘Toy Story allows us to bring great new material to the market that’s not only perfect for kids, but also a great read for fans of all ages. What’s next for Woody and Buzz in these stories? We can’t wait for you to find out!’
In Toy Story issue #1 (of 4), Andy’s new puppy, Buster, loves to play with toys — but if Woody, Buzz and the gang can’t control the playful pooch, all that chewing and shaking will leave them in a world of hurt! Will our heroes make it through in one piece with batteries intact?
Toy Story #1 was written by Tea Orsi and penciled by Antonello Dalena & Teresa Quezada-Geer with a cover by Marco Ghiglione & Silvano Scolari. It will be available in March, 2012.
Precious Moments has released a slew of new additions to its Disney Showcase Collection including several inspired by Disney/Pixar properties. Pictured here is one of their best-sellers, ‘Keeping it Wheel‘ featuring Lightning McQueen from Cars.
Other Pixar-inspired entries include Ride Like the Wind Bullseye, Yodel-Ay-Hee-Ho I Sure Like You and To Infinity and Beyond from Toy Story and Everything Is Less Scary With A Friend from Monsters, Inc.
You’ll also find several other new Disney-inspired figurines including those inspired by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Peter Pan and much more. To find them, just search for Disney in the search box (at this time, not all of them show up in the Disney category). Most can even be personalized for a nominal charge.
Plus as an added holiday bonus, when you purchase an item through this link on PreciousMoments.com, shipping is free (no minimum) with code FREESHIP11. Offer valid only through December 17 so hurry. Otherwise, free shipping applies for orders above $50 with code HLFRSH50.
Unfortunately I have not yet had the privilege to see either Disney’s The Muppets or the accompanying Toy Story Toon, Small Fry, from Pixar Animation Studios, but it would appear based on circumstantial evidence that this still, newly released via the official Toy Story Facebook page, features a shot of Mini-Buzz and Mini-Zurg (aka Mini-Dad) in a fast food joint display case of available kids meals toys based on the popular Space Rangers program.
In Small Fry, Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast food restaurant when a kids’ meal toy version of Buzz takes his place. While Bonnie’s toys are stuck with the annoying three-inch-tall Buzz impersonator, the real Buzz is trapped in the restaurant at a support group for discarded toys. As Woody and the gang devise a way to rescue their friend, Buzz tries to escape the toy psychotherapy meeting.
Small Fry plays before The Muppets which debuts in theaters nationwide on November 23, 2011.
Although Cars 2 is being billed as the first Disney/Pixar film to be released on Disney Blu-ray 3D, ahead of any official announcements, Amazon.com is now listing the Toy Story trilogy set as being released on November 1 as well.
The films will be available individually, or as a complete 3-disc set. No additional information is available as of yet, but generally speaking, if Amazon.com does release information ahead of official announcements, the announcements tend to follow within the next couple of days.
We will share additional information as it becomes available to us.
Available in limited quantities for pre-order beginning August 8 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT, each will sell for $19.99 and has a maximum order quantity of six pieces. Additional items will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the D23 Expo, but the pre-order guarantees the items will be available for pick-up at anytime throughout the convention.
Woody’s Roundup pays homage to Sheriff Woody Pride’s start as the star of a popular children’s television serial program. It features a black and white marionette Woody that you can move like a puppet along with three interchangeable backgrounds showing key scenes from the show. As a final nod to the series, the package is styled like an old-fashioned television set.
The Cars 2 Submarine Finn McMissile die-cast remembers the opening scene of the film in which Finn McMissile transforms himself into an underwater Submarine to escape Professor Z and his Minions. The D23 exclusive features a 1:55th scale, die cast Submarine Finn McMissile with double ransberg paint for an extra special look. The diorama package brings the underwater scene to life with Finn in his submarine mode and his ejected tires floating to the surface.
For more information on the D23 Expo exclusive collectibles, visit MattyCollector.com
While in London to promote Cars 2, director John Lasseter visited the BBC for a brief interview. After answering a question about what it really means to direct an animated film, Lasseter appears to have been blindsided by a question on the state of Toy Story 4 following a few speculative statements made by star Tom Hanks on BBC Breakfast a few weeks ago (Hanks later on to repeat his statements elsewhere).
Roughly transcribed, the interview went something like this:
BBC: Quick question. Tom Hanks was on the ‘Breakfast’ sofa, or was interviewed on ‘Breakfast’ recently, talking about Toy Story 4.
JL: Yeah.. I was – I found that very interesting too.
JL: Yeah, it was really interesting.
BBC: Is he making Toy Story 4 without you?
JL: Carry on talking. Yeah. He’s uh.. yeah. We haven’t announced anything, so… I can’t really talk about it.
BBC: Would you like to?
BBC: Oh go on.
JL: No. (Redirects conversation to Cars 2)
Adding fuel to the speculation, The Pixar Blog has noted that IMDB has added an entry for Toy Story 4 for 2015. It should be noted, however, that IMDB is supported primarily by visitor support, so although it is historically very credible, it has been known to be inaccurate at times.
Is Pixar Animation Studios’ mystery film of 2013 yet another in a growing line of sequels for Disney/Pixar? While in the UK to promote Larry Crowne, actor Tom Hanks was asked during an interview for ‘BBC Breakfast’ whether there will be a Toy Story 4, to which the star first appeared to be speculating, stating ‘I think there will be, yeah,’ quickly adding ‘I think they’re working on it now.’
Unfortunately this is going against the conventional wisdom of most of the media reporting on the matter, somehow substituting the phrase ‘I think’ with ‘I am absolutely, positively certain.’
You can watch the interview in its entirety here. Hanks responds to the question towards the end of the interview, around the 2:45 mark.
Whilst on vacation at Walt Disney World in 1978, John Lamouranne was inspired to paint an egg for his daughter for Easter, portraying images such as the Monorail, the Contemporary Resort, Cinderella Castle and Disney characters. After honing his new craft, he made the natural leap to crafting whole bodies of personalities using eggs as his base as his art. Today, he is known as the ‘Egg Man.’
His art was recently featured on The Telegraph, including the Toy Story 3 display, and his spot-on caricatures of celebrities (both real and fictional) and fondness for Disney immediately grabbed hold of our attention and imagination. We were especially eggcited when John agreed to share some of his favorite Disney egg art with us, which we proudly present in our gallery below.
Because most other real eggs are too fragile, only goose eggs are used when their size is a match. Ceramic and wooden eggs fill in when other sizes are needed, although ‘Egg Man’ has been known to use real ostrich and emu eggs on rare occasions as well. The Toy Story piece, which he counts among his favorite projects, contains one real goose egg which forms the body of Rex. The entire piece took about seven hours to build.
Undoubtedly one of the more complex pieces, however, is that of a single 4″ tall goose egg. On its shell, John has hand-painted six homages to Walt Disney World: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Cinderella Castle, Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Big Al from Country Bear Jamboree and, of course, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney himself. That egg is currently available for sale, complete with glass case, on eBay.
The good news is that many of the ‘Egg Man’s’ work is also available for purchase today via his eBay store. The bad news, however, is we’ve already purchased the Toy Story 3 one.
For more information on John ‘Egg Man’ Lamouranne, sample images of his egg art and to order custom egg art, visit his official website at iamjohntheeggman.com.
All images courtesy of and © John Lamouranne.