Mondo to Release ‘Toy Story’ by Tom Whalen on May 10

'Toy Story' by Tom Whalen for MondoFollowing up Monsters, Inc. with their Disney/Pixar line, Mondo will release Toy Story by Tom Whalen at a random time on Thursday, May 10.

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‘Toy Story’ Cutesations Series Arrives at Disney Store

'Toy Story' Cutesations at Disney StoreLet’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.

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New Pixar ‘Toy Story’ Comics Coming from Marvel in 2012

'Toy Story' #1 from Marvel Comics and Disney PublishingMarvel 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!’

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Precious Moments Introduces New Pixar-Inspired Figures (Plus Free Shipping)

'Keeping it Wheel' by Precious MomentsPrecious 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.

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‘Small Fry’ Still in Which Mini-Buzz Stands Small with Mini-Zurg

'Small Fry' © Disney/Pixar. All Rights ReservedUnfortunately 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.

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‘Toy Story’ Trilogy Comes Home to Play on Disney Blu-ray 3D, November 1

'Toy Story' trilogy on Disney Blu-ray/DVDAlthough 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.

 

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D23 Expo: Mattel Announces D23 Exclusives; Pre-order Begins August 8

Submarine Fin McMissile and Woody's Roundup D23 Expo Exclusives from Matty CollectorMatty Collector, the collectible toy arm of Mattel has announced it will be bringing two exclusives to Disney D23 Expo, which takes place August 19-21 in Anaheim, California.

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.

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Video: John Lasseter Dodges ‘Toy Story 4′ Question

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.

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Hold Your Bullseyes! ‘Toy Story 4′ *May* Be in Development, According to Hanks

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.’

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Disney, Pixar Toons Get in Shape for Easter with Eggstraordinary Works of Art

'Toy Story 3' egg art by John 'Egg Man' Lamouranne

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.’

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