INSIDE OUT

Pixar’s Pete Docter (Monsters Inc, Up) gave us a huge glimpse at his next film Inside Out. We learned a lot about the story of the new film, which takes place inside a 11-year old girl’s mind. They also announced a voice cast which includes Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and more. Read about the footage that was screened, or watch us give our reaction to the footage.

 

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Disney and Pixar revealed the first real details for the film The Good Dinosaur, from which we’ve previously seen only concept art. The story is described as the biggest “what if?” ever — “what if the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs missed Earth entirely?” The voice cast was announced, which includes John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris and more. Footage from the film was screened which you can read about the details here, or watch our video blog for our more indepth reactions.

Monsters University showdown

Pixar also surprised fans by announcing that we’ll be getting more Mike and Sully in a new Monsters University short film titled Party Central. They screened the short film, which will debut in theaters in front of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur next year. Read about the short film, or watch our video blog reaction.

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Disney Parks had no new announcements at the expo, but they did hint at some future attractions including teases of Star Wars and Avatar:

Avatar-Land research trip souvenirs at D23

 

Avatar-land was announced two years ago and we’ve still yet to see any solid information about the new land in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The Dinsey Imagineers did put together a fun booth in the Imagineering pavilion on the D23 show floor showcasing their souvenirs they brought back from their “research trip to Pandora.” While the items don’t really reveal much, they are fun to look at. Check out the image gallery here.

Star Wars tease at D23 Expo

A section of boxes sit in the middle of the Imagineering pavilion, some featuring the marking “Orange Harvest”. Star Wars fans know that “Blue Harvest” was the production codename for Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Disneyland is located in the “O.C.”, Orange County California. The subtitle reads “Speculation Beyond Imagination”. So Disney definitely wants Star Wars fans and Disneyland fanatics to speculate. Check out some photos of the various markings on the boxes, all of them fun easter eggs for Star Wars fans or maybe even hints at what might come for the future of Star Wars in the Disney theme parks.

Something weird header

And another “weird” tease featured in the Imagineering pavilion was a joint project between Marvel and Disney Imagineering. As part of the early viral marketing, Imagineers passed out posters of two children approaching a very strange door with the ominous words “Do You Dare Enter?”  All that tells us for certain is that the “something weird” is a comic book of some sort, but all clues point to it being something to do with the never-made Museum of the Weird attraction which Disney was also developing as a movie project. See the full poster here.

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And if you didn’t have a chance to tour Walt Disney Imagineering’s Journey into Imagineering pavilion, you still have your chance thanks to a video tour which has made it online. Some of the presentations were also video taped and uploaded online. Watch the videos here.

 

 

 

 

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