Toy Story That Time Forgot

At Comic-Con, I usually spend most of my days camped out in the big convention hall Hall H (some people call it “Hall Hell”) but this year I spent Thursday pursuing some Pixar and Disney presentations in some of the smaller halls. First up was a presentation on Pixar’s upcoming holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot. After the jump you can find out what I learned about the next installment of the Toy Story series.

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Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull recently published a book called Creativity Inc.,  bout how creativity and business can work hand in hand. The book is filled with stories from Catmull’s journey at Pixar, some details of which have never been told publicly before. One of the stories is about how a business deal came within seven days from changing history as we know it. Not only would Toy Story never have been made, it is very likely the computer animation revolution would have happened entirely differently or maybe not even at all.

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As of now, it’s unclear whether Toy Story 4 is happening at all. And even if it is, the release is year away at least. But don’t worry — that shouldn’t stop us from logging some quality time with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toy box gang in the near future.

ABC has announced a new Toy Story TV special called Toy Story That Time Forgot, which will be Christmas-themed. Much of the original voice cast is expected to return. Get plot details and more after the jump.

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The Toy Story of Terror! Halloween special does a great job of bringing Pixar’s signature character set together with this month’s big holiday, and now the Toy Story cast is going to take part in a Christmas tradition as well. The difference is that for this upcoming project, you’ll have to travel to the Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.

At the park, this holiday version of the World of Color show will feature a simple concept: what if Toy Story characters decided to perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”? Pixar has developed new animation for the show, which will be projected on the “water screen” that is three times as wide as a typical movie theater screen. See a video featuring early animation, below. Read More »

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This weekend’s Captain Phillips doesn’t spend too much time dwelling on its protagonist’s history, but maybe that’s because it doesn’t need to. Maybe we’ve already spent the past twenty years watching it play out.

A new supercut suggests that Tom Hanks has spent most of his career starring in one really long film called Tom Hanks: The Movie that follows its hero from college to the battlefield to outer space to the open seas. Check it out after the jump.

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Is Pixar making Toy Story 4? It’s possible. But we now know they’re at least making a fourth Toy Story Toon, following in the steps of Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry and Partysaurus Rex. The short is called Toy Story of Terror and will premiere on ABC this Halloween, making it Pixar’s first TV special. Check out the first image and read about the film below. Read More »

Woody and Buzz are arguably two of the most popular characters Disney has created in decades. They’re friendly, they’re funny, they’re leaders and models of good behavior. Except, of course, when some crazy person them mods them into the world of Grand Theft Auto.

What follows isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s a strong possibility that seeing the stars of Toy Story blowing up police cars and shooting guns all with a terrifying smile on their face, could really screw you up. Or it’ll make you laugh. Check it out below. Read More »

Real toys influenced the creation of Pixar’s debut feature, Toy Story, which led to a marketing bonanza of additional toys based on the characters in the movie. Now a couple of young guys have used those toys to create a live-action stop-motion remake of Toy Story, and the result is pretty endearing.

The Live Action Toy Story Project is the latest example of fans recreating their favorite movie property, but the unique nature of this one sets it apart slightly. For one, the fact that the main characters are all inanimate objects means that this remake can use the audio for the original film. That inks this recreation more closely to the original than most fan remakes. And the stop-motion and puppetry used to create most of the film is clearly the work of people new to the craft, but pretty charming because of the basic tricks used to make the scenes work.

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