Pixar Chief John Lasseter to Cameo in ‘Cars 2′

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John Lasseter is unwittingly driving into the next installment of "Cars."The producers of "Cars 2" surprised the Disney and Pixar animation chief in honor of Pixar's 25th anniversary by introducing a hefty yellow pick-up truck named John Lassetire — get it? — in the upcoming sequel. Lasseter said they registered the character's name to celebrate the animation studio behind such films as "Toy Story," ''WALL-E" and "Up.""It was news to me," said Lasseter, who is also serving as a … [Read more...]





News and Events Coming to Disney Summer of 2011

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There are so many new things happening at Disney this summer. Check out below for pictures and news from all the events and changes going on at Disney.More Castaway Cay Fun, Alaska Cruises, Nighttime Shows also on ScheduleTalk about making vacation memories: In summer 2011, guests at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will begin embarking on adventures to places no one has ever gone -- to the planets Coruscant and Tatooine, located in a galaxy as far away as imagination … [Read more...]





Toys”R”Us and Disney Create New Collection of Innovative Wood Toys Based on Disney-Pixar Cars

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Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced the launch of its first-ever collection of wood vehicles, track and playsets based on the popular Disney-Pixar movie, Cars. Two years in the making, and now available exclusively at Toys"R"Us® stores around the world and online at Toysrus.com, the Disney-Pixar Cars Wood Collection was created and designed by Toys"R"Us in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products.  The current collection of 15 items consists of a variety of collectible Cars vehicle 2-packs, … [Read more...]





Mickey’s Soundsational Parade to Debut in Summer at Disneyland

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Along with Star Tours 2.0 and Little Mermaid being pushed back to June, the new parade at Disneyland will also make its way to the park in the summer. This news, along with the date push-backs, were announced on Inside the Magic's website.Mickey's Soundsational Parade will feature many performers and Disney characters making their way down Main Street while grooving to Disney tunes.I'm super excited for this parade, and I hope a lot of other people are, too!Photo courtesy of Disney … [Read more...]





Star Tours 2.0, Little Mermaid Delayed at Disneyland and California Adventure

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I found this bit of news on Ricky Brigante's Inside the Magic website. You can read the original article here.The Little Mermaid dark ride, currently under construction at California Adventure, was supposed to have a spring opening date, but alas, it has been pushed back to June. No specific date has been announced.Across the way at Disneyland, work is being done on Star Tours. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (aka Star Tours 2.0) had an opening date of May 20, 2011, but that has also … [Read more...]