Normally, you’d dread the fourth entry in any beloved film series, but it feels kind of okay to have positive thoughts about Toy Story 4. After all, its three predecessors are among the strongest films in Pixar’s mostly untouchable library. If anyone can make the fourth feature-length adventure of a cowboy doll and his friends sing, it’s these guys. So, without further ado, here’s what the film is about, straight from the mouth of Pixar founder and Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter,
Disney’s annual convention dedicated to itself, D23 (named, I assume, after the number of dollars you have left in your bank account after you go and buy lots of cool Disney swag), kicks off today, so expect plenty of news and announcements coming...
If you’re the Star Wars fan who loves to be teased with lots of hints and clips about the upcoming movies then J.J. Abrams is basically your Darth Vader. Abrams hates to tease people with lots of hints and clips; he prefers to keep as much of his movies hidden from view for as long as humanly possible. His Bad Robot team practices a code of omerta that would make the Mafia blush.
Marvel abstained from Comic-Con this year and Lucasfilm didn’t bring any new Star Wars footage to San Diego (that behind the scenes featurette was great, though), but we knew we wouldn’t have to wait much longer for Disney to show off these two highly anticipated properties — the studio’s D23 expo is approaching, and sure enough, Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar will all have a major presence.
During the D23 Expo's second day of movie presentations in the Anaheim Convention Center in California, Sean Bailey, Walt Disney Studios' president of production, came out to the stage to present the upcoming live-action offerings, including the first footage of Angelina Jolie as the evil witch in 'Maleficent.'
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, after presenting the D23 Expo crowd with some brand-new footage of 'Thor: The Dark World,' moved the presentation along to 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' starting with the reveal of the first footage.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige came out on the D23 Expo stage to preview the upcoming Phase 2 offerings, starting with a new look at 'Thor: The Dark World.'
Marvel Studios and Disney previously announced that they would be embarking on their first animated Marvel movie adventure with 'Big Hero 6,' adapted from the relatively unknown comic book of the same name. During this year's D23 Expo in California, the audience at the Anaheim Convention Center got a preview of the film via concept footage, art and some teaser tidbits of the story.
'Zootopia' (which is a working title) was announced to be the next big Walt Disney Animation Studios film coming in 2016, announced at this year's D23 Expo.
'Planes,' in theaters now, was a major step in broadening the world of 'Cars.' Pixar and Disney are so confident with this new universe they're building that, during the D23 Expo, Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter previewed the next installment, 'Planes: Fire & Rescue.'