• 20Nov

    This week, we are celebrating “ Dino Week ” in honor of the upcoming release of Disney-Pixar’s “ The Good Dinosaur ” which arrives in theaters on November 25. I recently visited the appropriately themed Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures in Dinoland, U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to survey merchandise being offered at Disney Parks for this film. For the release of this film, we have a small assortment of toys and apparel for kids.

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    Digging Up Merchandise at Disney Parks for Disney•Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

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  • 14Oct

    Exclusive: Toy Story's Rex, the green dinosaur, gets a chance to shed his party-pooper past in Disney •Pixar's new animated short.

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    Partysaurus Rex Disney•Pixar 6:31 Partysaurus Rex – Videos

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  • 14Apr

    Jedis, Wookiees and Ewoks, Oh My! Once again, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine in May and June for Star Wars Weekends, a sci-fi fan-fest inspired by the popular film saga. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 21-June 13, 2010, Disney’s Hollywood Studios becomes the galaxy’s home for out-of-this-world characters including Sith, Bith, droids, bounty hunters, Twi’leks and Rodians. Dates are May 21-23, May 28-30, June 4-6 and June 11-13. This year’s event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,” which first appeared in theaters May 21, 1980. More than 50 Star Wars characters will roam the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios for meet-and-greets and photo opportunities. Also featured: the chance to purchase special- and limited-edition Star Wars memorabilia, Star Wars trivia contests, Jedi Training Academy, Star Wars parades, rides aboard Star Tours and the popular “Hyperspace Hoopla” dance party. Celebrities from the Star Wars films and creative geniuses who helped create the saga will be on hand each weekend for star conversations and autograph sessions. (*Talent subject to change) The celebrity hosts for each weekend are Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi”)and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano from “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”). Special guests making weekend appearances include: May 21-23: Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett in “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones”), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones”), and Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Captain Rex in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) May 28-30: Matthew Wood (voice of General Grevious in “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Lorne Peterson (model-maker who worked on all six Star Wars live-action films) and Tom Kane (voice of Yoda in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) June 4-6: Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian in “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi”), Ray Park (Darth Maul in “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace”) and Dave Filoni (director of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) June 11-13: Ray Park (Darth Maul in “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace”), Peter Mayhew (who played everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca, in four of the live-action films) and James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”). Event activities are included in theme park admission. For more information, guests may go online to starwars.com, disneyworld.com/starwarsweekends or disneyparks.com/blog. Disney World’s ‘Star Wars Weekends’ 2010 guest list announced … Just sit back relax and enjoy this Disney World boat ride … Disney Cast Member Figure Part of New ‘Star Tours’ Set … Star Wars Weekends 2010 Dates Announced …

    See the article here: Star Wars Weekends Brings Sci-Fi Saga to Life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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  • 09Apr

    This article comes to us from SlashFilm : You might recall that last August, Pixar fans spotted some concept artwork featuring a boy and his dinosaur , on sculptor Greg Dykstra ’s wall in behind the scenes b-roll footage for Up . We had wrongly assumed that the project was a Pixar short film called “ Night And Day ” by Teddy Newton , a storyboard artist on The Iron Giant , Character Designer for The Incredibles and Presto , making his Pixar directorial debut. That short film is attached to Toy Story 3 ., and is not the dinosaur project (you can hear more about the short in my previous video blog or see the first photo here ). So what is the Dinosaur project? We finally have our answer, and it is a bit anti-climactic – a Discovery Channel television special called Reign of the Dinosaurs . Discover Channel announced their 2010-2011 upfront slate today, hich includes a collaboration with Pixar on Reign of the Dinosaurs . Here is some more information about Pixar’s Reign of the Dinosaurs. REIGN OF THE DINOSAURS Avatar meets Jurassic Park as the latest paleontological research meets Hollywood story telling.  Discovery Channel teams with the top creative talent from Disney and Pixar to create an unparalleled television event.  New creatures abound in a wondrous new world – giant dinos with Freddy Krueger style clawed hands, pygmy T-rex, frogs so big they can eat dinosaurs.   Learn the latest in understanding of dinosaur behaviors with exotic mating dances, the inner workings of the T-rex’s nuclear family,   dinosaurs drunk on fermenting fruit,  dinosaurs in apocalyptic events, the underwater birthing of mosasaurs, and prehistory’s angriest mammals.  A daring and provocative new chapter in television, REIGN OF THE DINOSAURS is bound to be the benchmark for all future dinosaur natural history programming. You can read the full press release here. Toy Story 3 Welcomes Bookworm and Big Baby … Pixar`Toy Story 3′ to debut in Taiwan before US … Disney Picture of the Day – The Pixar 100 … Henry Selick returns to Disney/Pixar … Share the Magic:

    Go here to see the original: Pixar’s Dinosaur Project is actually a Discovery Channel TV Special

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  • 06Apr

    Disneyorama is reporting that Toy Story Mania will be getting a software program update in conjunction with the upcoming Toy Story 3 which is scheduled in theaters on June 18 : For the first time in Disney Imagineering history, Imagineers are going to take advantage of the ability to swap out computer programs and change one of the midway games at Toy Story Midway Mania. The transition will occur in conjunction with the upcoming Toy Story 3 which is scheduled in theaters on June 18. The balloon pop game will be changed from Bo Peep and her sheep to Rex and Trixie (the triceratops from the new movie), and will feature a jungle/volcano theme. What is significant about this change is that the attraction very likely will experience zero downtime during the change. This is due to the fact that the change only involves changing out computer programs which can be done  overnight. Therefore it is assumed that the attraction will simply close one day with the old game and reopen the next day with the new game. Click here to keep reading. Space Shuttle Discovery Soars Over Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World … Pixar`Toy Story 3′ to debut in Taiwan before US … Summertime Savings of up to 30% at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels … Trek Women Triathlon Series coming to Walt Disney World … Share the Magic:

    Read more here: Toy Story Mania at Walt Disney World To Get New Games

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