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Disney-Pixar’s Coco Takes Miguel on a Journey Through the Land of the Dead

“Never underestimate the power of music.” In Disney-Pixar’s Coco, aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael García Bernal) on an life-changing journey through the Land of the Dead.

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WATCH – Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Official Trailer

Coco opens in US theatres in 3D on November 22!

Watch – Cars 3 “Next Generation” Extended Look

The Next Generation is coming. #Cars3

Disney Reveals The Secret Connections Between Every Pixar Film

The Internet is full of fan theories detailing how the entire Pixar universe is somehow linked.

Now, Disney has pulled back the curtain to show that there’s more than a little truth behind the theories.

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Early Synopsis for Disney-Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’

Take a look at this early synopsis for Disney-Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’:

“Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.”

Disney and Pixar Bring Hollywood Excitement and Automotive Enthusiasm to the 2017 North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today that Pixar Animation Studios, will participate in the 2017 NAIAS – hosting a press conference on Sunday, January 8, 2017, including an early look at their upcoming summer film, “Cars 3” and the debut of a life-size version of one of the film’s stars.

“Having Pixar choose to join NAIAS and share an early sneak peek at their next film – from one of the most famous movie franchises in the studio’s storied history – is proof that Detroit is home to all facets of automotive, whether it’s fantasy or real-life,” said Sam Slaughter, 2017 NAIAS Chairman.

Along with its much-anticipated press conference, Pixar will create a special “Cars 3”-themed display on the show floor for the thousands of journalists and nearly a million individuals that will visit during the run of show.

“With every film that we make at Pixar, we do our best to create worlds and characters that ring true to our audiences,” said “Cars 3” director Brian Fee. “A huge part of doing this successfully lies in the extensive research that we do on each film. ‘Cars 3’ is a love letter to racing and its roots, so we could not be more excited to be a part of the North American International Auto Show to share a little bit of our film with our fellow car enthusiasts.”

Pixar’s press conference will take place Sunday afternoon on Cobo Center’s main Atrium stage. That same afternoon, John Krafcik, CEO of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project will keynote the kickoff to AutoMobili-D.

Watch – Disney-Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ Official US Teaser Trailer

From this moment, everything will change.

Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3 opens in US theatres in 3D June 16, 2017.

Finding Dory – Power to the Octopuses – Fun Facts and Bonus Clip

Curious about all the details and weird facts about the work that went in to creating Finding Dory’s favorite Octopus, Hank? Well we have some great new Fun Facts and a bonus clip about Hank to share with you this week! Please feel free to share this with your readers and please send me a link if you do!


LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN – When designers were working on Hank, the cantankerous octopus in “Finding Dory,” they created tapered tentacles for the cephalopod. The tentacles were modeled separately from the body, but when they tried to attach them, only seven would fit. Filmmakers later decided that it made sense that Hank would have an affliction, so they worked it into the script. 


suckers are found on Hank: 50 suckers on each of his seven arms.


rigging prims were created just for Hank’s simulation (the average character requires around 20).


weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.


weeks were spent shading Hank to give him extra texture and color, as well as making it possible for him to camouflage himself. (An average character takes less than eight weeks.)

The California Science Center digs into ‘The Science Behind Pixar’

The Science Behind Pixar,” a multimedia exhibit that opens Saturday at the California Science Center in Exposition Park, shows that for the artists at Pixar, like their counterparts at the Walt Disney Studio in the ’30s, scientific research is a key element in the creation of quality animated films.

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‘Finding Dory’ Crosses $1B Worldwide

The Pixar sequel is the third film of the year to reach the mark after two fellow Disney releases.

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