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Toy Story Mania Madness! Buckets, Potato Head!

9 Apr

StudiosCentral has pictures of souvenir popcorn buckets themed to the upcoming Toy Story Mania atraction, and apparently destined for distribution at all of the Disney Parks. Waaah, I can hardly wait! I am a total sucker for Toy Story swag. Plus, as an avid reader of icanhascheezburger, I have a certain attachment to bukkits.

Plus, The Disney Blog has some cool YouTube videos of Mr Potato Head, currently entertaining Guests at Disney’s California Adventure. I started to watch one of them . . . and then resisted the urge. I am trying trying trying to stay reasonably spoiler-free!

Mr Creepy Potato Head

11 Feb

Is it just me, or is this picture of the under-construction Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story Mania really creepy? For a little context, see MouseVine #839. And try not to have nightmares about Sid.

International Wall-E Trailer

9 Feb

This trailer’s a little more spoilerish than the others, so be warned!

Love Pixar, love robots. Hellloooo???

Hat tip: Blue Sky Disney.

Toy Story 1, 2, 3 in 3D

27 Jan

Can you tell I’m catching up on my reading this morning? Yeah, I thought you could.

Blue Sky Disney has the scoop on release dates for the Toy Story movies in 3D, including both previous Toy Story films and the upcoming three-quel:

“Toy Story” on October 2nd, 2009.

“Toy Story 2” on February 12th, 2010.

“Toy Story 3” on June 18th, 2010.

Nice synergies, people . . . the 3D attraction Toy Story Mania opens summer 2008 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure, followed by more Toy Story than you can shake a stick at in the subsequent two summers.

Count me in.

Brad Bird on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

20 Jan

Mr Broke Hoedown brought this to my attention, on the NPR “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” web site:

Brad Bird, director of Ratatouille and The Incredibles plays a game called, “And I Love You … Dennis J. Kucinich” Three questions about the love affair between Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich, taken from a Washington Post article about their courtship and marriage.

You can download or listen to the show on that same page.

WALL-E Cardboard Lobby Model

24 Dec

Hey, look who I ran into on my way to the movies yesterday! He’s at the Fenway 13 in Boston.

WALL-E Builders Group

19 Dec


WALL-E Builders Group logo


Yet again, the interweb has proven itself to be a glorious and heterogenous place. I just got email this morning from a guy named Jawa Lunk, who belongs to the Wall-E Builders Group (you have to join the group for access to the pages). These folks are working to build a fully functioning Wall-E at 1:1 scale. Based on their group pages they seem to have gotten started in October, and are in the early stages of developing schematics and parts.

Dude! I so totally want to see this project work.

New Wall-E Teaser on MySpace TV

18 Dec

Gotta watch it.

Hat tip: Blue Sky Disney, bien sur.

Is your calendar marked for 6/27/08? I know mine is.

[plus, Upcoming Pixar found a link to this in Hi-Res!]

Life Imitates Pixar

28 Nov

Spotted recently on the Upcoming Pixar blog:

The real Nemo, found at Walt Disney World

Luxo Jr, brought to life by a robotics project

“The Pixar Story” Documentary Tours 14 US Cities

26 Oct

From Upcoming Pixar:

The Pixar Story [documentary] takes audiences behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animation and forever changed the face of filmmaking. Using never-before-seen footage from the Pixar library, along with historic archival animation and first hand accounts by animators, studio executives, directors, producers and voice performers, Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks tells the riveting story of the Bay Area start-up that revolutionized Hollywood.

You recognize the name Iwerks? Yes, Leslie’s grandfather was the great and well-loved Ub Iwerks of Disney fame.

See Upcoming Pixar for the full press release, including cities and dates.

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