EXCLUSIVE: New ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ Toy Story Toon Hi-Res Still

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Walt Disney Studios and Disney/Pixar have provided us with this new third hi-res still from the upcoming Toy Story Toon short, ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ which will debut alongside Cars 2 on June 24, 2011.

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Video Sneak Peek: Toy Story Toon ‘Hawaiian Vacation’

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Walt Disney Studios UK has released the following clip from the upcoming Toy Story Toon, ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ which will be attached to Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 when it rolls into theaters on June 24, 2011.

Set in new owner Bonnie’s bedroom, ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ features Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) and Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the rest of the favorite Toy Story 3 toys as they create the ultimate Hawaiian vacation for Ken (voice of Michael Keaton) and Barbie (voice of Jodi Benson).  It seems Ken badly miscalculated their travel arrangements, so the gang has to create a dream getaway in Bonnie’s Midwestern bedroom—in the middle of winter.  ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ also features the voices of Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin and John Ratzenberger.

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Photo Recap: Disney’s Billion Dollar Babies Win Big at 2011 Academy Awards

Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore perform during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® (MICHAEL YADA / ©A.M.P.A.S.)

Nearly forty million viewers across the United States tuned in last night to see which of the past year’s films would be acknowledged with the most coveted award in the industry. Among the nominations were thirteen for Disney films across nine categories. When all was said and done and the pixie dust had settled, Disney walked away with four Oscars, split evenly among its 2010 billion dollar babies, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

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First Look: Toy Story Toon ‘Hawaiian Vacation’ Hi-Res Stills

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Although the images of Pixar Animation Studios’ newest short, Hawaiian Vacation, first debuted in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly and some scans can be found online, here we have actual hi-res stills from the short provided to us by Walt Disney Studios and Disney/Pixar.

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Sneak Peek: ‘Toy Story’ Topiaries at Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Woody and Buzz Lightyear topiaries (Gene Duncan/Disney)Disney horticulturists do some final snipping to ready Buzz Lightyear and Woody – of Toy Story fame – for their Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival debut on March 2 as topiaries – living, growing plants that guests will see in front of Spaceship Earth at the front entrance garden. The festival, which runs for 75 days through May 15 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will feature dozens of Disney character topiaries.

For more information on the festival, follow this live bookmark.

Photo by Gene Duncan, courtesy of the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Disney/Pixar to be Honored May 13 – 15 at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

Walt Disney World has confirmed dates for the highly anticipated Disney/Pixar Weekend celebration during the 2011 International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. In honor of Cars 2, Pixar Animation Studios takes center stage during the annual flora-focused festival.

Pixar pals take the stage front and center in the form of much larger-than-life, reaching heights of seven and eight feet tall. At the park’s main entrance, guests will find a sandbox display complete with sandcastle and playground toys featured in Toy Story 3. Also on display will be a brand new topiary of film villain Lotso who will (needless to say) smell like strawberries.

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Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore, Alan Menken and Randy Newman to Perform at Oscars

Nominees for best original song will be performed this year at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Today, producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced the artists who will perform the nominated songs on the Kodak Theatre stage on Oscar Night.

Disney will see both of its nominated songs, ‘I See the Light’ from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Tangled and ‘We Belong Together’ from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 presented by their original performers.

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Oscar Nominees Teddy Newton, Lee Unkrich Invited to Appear at Academy Panels Open to Public

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that as part of Oscar week, a series of screenings and discussions will be taking place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. The events will feature Oscar nominees in various categories and will be available for the public to attend.

Kicking off the series on February 22, 2011, is ‘Shorts!,’ honoring the nominees in the animated and live action categories which includes the Toy Story 3 lead-in, Night & Day, by Pixar Animation Studios’ Teddy Newton. The event will be hosted by legendary Hollywood personality Kenneth Branagh, a former nominee himself for the 1992 live action short, Swan Song. For more information, see here. Note that appearances by talent is not guaranteed, although The Pixar Blog has confirmed Teddy’s appearance.

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‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Alice’ Lead Oscar Nominations for Walt Disney Studios

The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced earlier today by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar® winner Mo’Nique. When all is said and done, Walt Disney Studios racked up a total of thirteen nominations, the bulk of which were divided by Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

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Book Details Reveal Plot of Disney/Pixar ‘Hawaii’ Toy Story Toon Short

Call it Hawaii, Dream Vacation or even Play-cation!, the plot of the first Toy Story Toon has been revealed in an upcoming book from RH Disney now available for pre-order on Amazon.com:

Bonnie is off to Hawaii, and Barbie and Ken are excited to go along on their first tropical vacation! But when they’re accidentally left behind, it’s up to Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the toys to create a Hawaiian paradise right in Bonnie’s room. Based on the latest animated short featuring the toys from Disney/Pixar Toy Story, this full-color storybook includes punch-out postcards that girls and boys ages 3-7 will love sending to their friends!

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