Pixar Fest Spotlight: Onward and Quests of Yore board game

Dan Scanlon, Merchandise, Onward

Posted by Simoa • September 6, 2020

Onward was the first Pixar movie with a limited theatrical run after COVID-19 halted regular daily life and forced the closure of movie theaters. It’s also the first to be featured in the new Pixar Fest Spotlight.

Just what is Pixar Fest? Like the name suggests, it’s a festival, but a virtual one from the comfort of home! Every Saturday all month long, fans can tune in to watch a Pixar movie on Disney+ and livetweet with the studio’s official account. But that’s not all: fans can also win prizes, enter giveaways, and get exclusive merch inspired by Pixar Fest. New products will debut each week, so be sure to follow along for updates! (The alien remix ones are my favorites).

As Onward was the first in the series, take a look at the awesome plush collection.



Pixar’s livetweet of the film also included gorgeous artwork and behind the scenes facts.

Artist credit: Brittney (prismaviolet_ on Instagram)

Laurel concept art by Maria Yi

The bittersweet origin of Onward is captured lovingly in these illustrations by Dan Scanlon:


There’s yet another Onward first: a roleplaying board game! Quests of Yore was developed by The OP Games with lots of insight from Dan Scanlon and the film crew.

What makes this game so unique is that it is Barley’s copy – all of his notes are in it, and it was important that the game reflected his personality, particularly the way he encourages and supports Ian. Quests of Yore is also meant to inspire players in the same way. To learn more about the development of the game, check out this video with Game Design Manager Pat Marino and Dan Scanlon.

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Collect The New ‘Toy Story Shufflerz’ Before They’re Gone

Disney, Merchandise, Pixar, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4

Posted by Nia • February 23, 2019

The Disney store and shopDisney have released new Toy Story Shufflerz collectibles. The limited edition toys feature your favorite characters from the beloved Toy Story films: Woody, Buzz, Rex, Bo Peep and Alien. On the 4th Saturday of each month Disney/Pixar will be celebrating a different Toy Story film in anticipation for Toy Story 4, which comes to cinemas June 21, 2019.

The Toy Story Shufflerz are compact, adorable, and filled with energy that will keep you and your loved ones entertained for days. Not only do they perfectly depict the iconic characters from the films, but when you press the top of the toys 10 times, they suddenly become alive as they aptly “shuffle” away from you.

Check out the toys below, and be sure to collect yours soon at a Disney Store near you or online at shopDisney.


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Incredibles 2 Merch – Will You Be Buying Your Own Super Suit?

Incredibles 2, Merchandise

Posted by Joanna • May 27, 2018

Well done, super-fans! You’ve waited patiently for over 13 years, and now Incredibles 2 is only half a month away! Have you noticed all the new merchandise appearing on store shelves? Of course we were all expecting the Disney Store to come out with a good amount of Incredibles 2 merch, but we’re loving the variety of their range! You can browse their selection here.

Some of my personal favourites have to be the Incredible Mom and Dad mugs (and yes, the UK versions switch ‘Mom’ for ‘Mum’!). Father’s Day is on the 17th of June this year, which just happens to fall on Incredibles 2‘s release weekend. Perfect Father’s Day gift, perhaps?







Shop Disney also has plenty in the way of toys and action figures, including a Jack-Jack and Raccoon Boxing Puppet Set – ridiculous, in all the best ways. There are also super-costumes and super-t-shirts for the whole family.

But if you’re looking for Incredibles 2 merch, then your search doesn’t need to stop with the official Disney store! Walmart are selling this amazingly detailed Jack-Jack doll, which comes with his raccoon nemesis (although they look like they’re on much friendlier terms here). We already know from the end of the original The Incredibles that Jack-Jack has gained a large variety of somewhat unstable superpowers – this doll takes inspiration from this by being able to change colours to replicate some of his different powers, such as teleportation and electricity.

Walmart are getting in on the action too, selling Incredibles 2-themed bedding, figures, and playsets.

How much Incredibles 2 merch do you already own? Will you be arriving at the theatre on June 15th in your newly bought super suit..? We’re pretty sure Edna Mode wouldn’t be too happy about us buying supersuits from anywhere but her own studio, but at least we’re trying our best.

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It’s Incredibles Day! Here’s How Pixar Are Celebrating

Incredibles 2, Merchandise, Pixar

Posted by Joanna • May 14, 2018

Happy Incredibles Day! Incredibles 2 is just a tad over a month away – Pixar are building the excitement by releasing more and more teasers, merchandise, and offers, and even announcing today (May 14th) as Incredibles Day. So what exactly does Incredibles Day entail?

1. Later today, Pixar will be streaming a liveshow on YouTube

This liveshow will be taking us inside Pixar, and we’ve been promised a “super sneak peek at new swag, activities, obstacles, and more.” The video will be being led by actress Ashley Eckstein. It’ll be starting at 4PM Pacific time. Watch below:

2. There’s an exciting Twitter giveaway going on!

If you live in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco or Philadelphia, and you’re a fan of The Incredibles (which we’re sure you are), then follow the Twitter link below to enter the giveaway and be in with the chance of receiving a surprise today!

The surprises on offer are special edition posters, collectable merchandise, a pair of tickets to see Incredibles 2 in IMAX, or even a trip for two to the Incredibles 2 premiere in LA – flights included! The flights are being provided by Alaska Air, the company that Pixar teamed up with to create their super Incredibles themed plane.

3. Vintage Toy Ads have been released for Frozone, Elastigirl, and Mr Incredible toys (and they’re amazing)

Pixar have posted retro commercials for their new Incredibles toys and they’re beyond entertaining to watch. They even have theme songs! Watch them below:


We hope everyone’s Incredibles Day turns out super! If you were lucky enough to win a surprise in the Incredibles 2 Twitter giveaway, be sure to let us know what you won on our own Twitter! (@upcomingpixar)

In case you missed it over the weekend: Pixar also recognised Mother’s Day with an Elastigirl TV Spot, jam packed with clips of her being a more-than-incredible mom. Here’s the video below:

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Pixar at the Parks: Pixar Fest and First Looks at Woody’s Lunch Box

Disney, Disney Parks, Imagineering, John Lasseter, Merchandise, Pixar, Round-Ups, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4, Toy Story Land

Posted by Nia • October 27, 2017

Do you love Pixar? (Obviously) Do you love going to Disneyland and Disney World? (Duh!) Well, now’s the perfect opportunity to plan your next trip to California AND Florida because, drum roll, please…

  1. Pixar Fest is coming to Disneyland!
  2. Not only that, but a brand spanking new Pixar-themed area will be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios soon!

According to Oh My Disney, Pixar Fest will be coming to both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure beginning April 13th, 2018! That’s only five months away! Unfortunately the event will be for a limited time, but during April you will get to see both parks completely dedicated to the world of Pixar. The parks will include a new fireworks show, two new Pixar-themed parades, new merchandise, food and drinks, and more!

Thanks to Oh My Disney, here’s some of the cool things to look forward to at Pixar Fest:

“Together Forever—A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular”

The nighttime spectacular will feature a brand new fireworks display with Buzz Lightyear flying over Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. The main focus of the show, as the Together Forever title suggests, will be about the special bond between friends and celebrate the true meaning of friendship.

“Pixar Play Parade”

You guessed it, not only will Luxo the Lamp be in this Disneyland parade, but characters from films like Inside Out and Up will also make appearances.

“Paint the Night”

The Disney California Adventure parade will showcase characters from Monsters Inc., Toy Story, and Cars.

Pixar Shorts Film Festival

You can finally watch some of Pixar’s short films at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Disney California Adventure’s Hollywood Land.

Pixar Fest Charm Bracelet

Be sure to pick up one of the exclusive merchandise items that will be for sale, which includes Pixar-themed charm bracelets.

So 2018 is obviously going to be a great year for Pixar. Need any more proof? Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, Woody’s Lunch Box (an area that will be in the new Toy Story land section of the park) will be opening! Oh My Disney shared a first look of the area:

As the concept art depicts, Woody’s Lunch Box will feature a plethora of different toys from Andy’s collection, even showing off some of Andy’s lunch box items.

It will certainly be thrilling walking among some of the iconic Toy Story toys in Woody’s Lunch Box AND celebrating the studio with Pixar Fest – it’ll feel like we’re finally apart of the magic behind a Pixar film.



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Woody’s Round-up (10/17/17)

Coco, Merchandise, Round-Ups

Posted by Simoa • October 17, 2017

We’re dusting the cobwebs off the Woody’s Round-up feature! Simoa and Joanna are here to do a brief run-down of all things Coco!

As the release date edges closer, there’s plenty of cool and exciting things to look forward to, and one of these is merchandise.

Funko Pops: These are the perfect additions to anyone’s collection, featuring designs that are both adorable and lovingly crafted. There are three different versions of the characters:

The Mystery Mini series is extremely cute, but super detailed as well.

The Dorbz series includes a glow-in-the dark Miguel, though it’s limited and available only at Toys “R” Us.










And feast your eyes on the Pop! Vinyl series.

Don’t miss out – these Funko pops are available for purchase at Toys “R” Us and Hot Topic.

Coco wrap party: The film is officially complete! A wrap party was held on the 14th – crew members celebrated their hard work finally paying off, and people were treated to a screening. Talented animator and art director Dice Tsutsumi, who has previously worked on a number of Pixar films such as Toy Story 3 and Monsters University, posted a tweet which shows us the theatre where the screening took place.

It’s exciting to see all the positive comments and ‘mini-reviews’ that people have been posting on Twitter after the wrap party. It appears certain that Coco is going to be full of heart, bursting with love, emotion, and character at every seam. Seeing the crew exhibit such a huge amount of pride in their work is very moving, and is sure to make Coco feel all the more special.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Pixar have also been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Instagram. Employees of Hispanic descent have been given the spotlight, with their stories posted alongside a portrait of them. Andrea Aleman, Events Administrator for the Café at Pixar Studios, summed it up perfectly in her post:

“Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to be proud of our roots, show where we came from, and be a part of this melting pot of different cultures, different colors, different traditions, different music, and the hard work that we grew up learning from our parents. There’s an enormous sense of pride that I feel for this month of reflection and celebration.”

You can see all of Pixar’s other Hispanic Heritage Month posts on their Instagram page.

“Remember Me” Jazz Performance: Ernesto de La Cruz’s signature song was featured on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars Monday night. The song received a proper showcase, with the colorful costumes and dancing adding some visual flair. Watch the clip below.

Hollywood Film Awards: Coco has also won its first award! The film will be honored on November 5th, although its yet to be released. We’re sure it’ll gain more accolades once the world sees it! Read more about the HFA here.

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Cars 3 zooms onto Blu-ray and DVD!

Cars 3, DVD, Merchandise

Posted by Simoa • October 16, 2017

Coco is still a month away from its long-awaited theatrical release, but Pixar’s 2017 summer flick is available on digital just next week. You can relive the adrenaline fueled adventure of Cars 3 with our favorite reformed rookie #95 and his awesome new trainer, Cruz Ramirez on October 24th. The DVD and Blu-ray’s release date is set for November 7th. As expected with Pixar home releases, there’s tons of exclusive features and bonus content that’s sure to be as rewarding as watching the film itself.

There are a couple of options for what you can download and bring home:


  • Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
  • Theatrical Short: Lou
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car that Could
  • + more


  • Includes all of the special features as the digital
  • Limited time offer of a free collectible lithograph set (!)

VUDU Special Offer

  • 3 Cars Shorty Shorts: Hiccups, Bugged, Spinning
  • Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
  • Theatrical Short: Lou
  • Deleted Scenes

Target Exclusive Blu-ray

  • 32-Page Storybook
  • Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
  • Theatrical Short: Lou
  • Deleted Scenes

Best Buy Exclusive

  • Collectible Steelbook
  • Exclusive Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
  • Theatrical Short: Lou
  • Deleted Scenes

Walmart Exclusive Blu-Ray 

  • 3 Cars Toon Short Films
    Mater: Radiator Springs 500 ½, Monster Truck Mater and Rescue Squad Mater
  • Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
  • Theatrical Short: Lou
  • Deleted Scenes

4K Ultra HD

This version includes all the Blu-ray features but with some spiffy technical specs:

  • 4K Resolution
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Immersive Audio

Us too, little green guys~

Which of these tantalizing options will you be picking up? Be sure to let us know! And have the ride of your life when Cars 3 hits digital on October 24th and Blu-ray and DVD on November 7th.


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Coco’s Virtual Reality

Coco, Merchandise

Posted by Simoa • October 11, 2017

We’ve all been eagerly anticipating Coco, which is still more than a month away from release. We’re expecting to be fully immersed in another gorgeously crafted Pixar world. With Lee Unkrich’s latest feature, we’ll be journeying to both Mexico and the Land of the Dead. But experiencing the film extends beyond the theater.

Coco is Pixar’s first foray into virtual reality, and this after being the studio’s first film embellished on the side of an airplane! Check out the stunning VR trailer below:

This VR debuts on Oculus Rift on November 15th, and on the film’s premiere date, November 22nd with Samsung Gear VR. There’s also an additional feature with Facebook connect, where you can explore the world with friends. Previews for the Coco VR experience will also be unveiled at the following locations:

October 28th: Dia de Los Muertos festivals in Los Angeles, Oakland, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix, New York City and Chicago.

October 28th-29th: The Camp Flog Gnaw Musical Festival in Los Angeles. Camp Flog Naw was started by rapper and artist Tyler, the Creator, who’s also a huge Pixar fan!

Disney stores and theaters beginning on November 22nd, though the exact locations are yet to be determined.

This is an excellent way to experience yet another magical world in an entirely new way, which is what we’ve come to expect with Pixar.

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First Wave of ‘Monsters University’ Merchandise Now Available!

Merchandise, Monsters University

Posted by Brkyo614 • April 22, 2013

As the saying goes, "another Pixar movie, another sea of toys, games, clothing and merchandise." With the countless colorful characters of Monsters University, there’s no doubt Pixar’s newest sequel will be garnering a big merchandising blitz. So big, in fact, that it’s already begun; the Disney Store website has just launched a section devoted to Monsters University, meaning the first tie-in products for the upcoming film are now available!

There’s definitely some cool stuff here, from a myriad of plushies to action figures for most of the major characters. Some surprisingly sleek university-themed mugs, cases, water bottles, and padfolios are also up for sale. In addition, some existing products from the original film are still available. See the complete selection for yourself here!

More items will certainly be rolling out soon, but this is a promising start to Monsters University‘s merchandising treatment. Look for more when the film debuts in just under two months.

Will you be picking up any MU merch?

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Cars 2 Merchandise Preview: Toys, Comics + Video Game!

Cars 2, Merchandise

Posted by Martin • February 16, 2011

Pixar fans may be torn on the merits of a second entry in the Cars saga, but one thing is undeniable: the franchise is a proven money maker!

Disney Consumer Products has a winning lineup for this summer’s sequel as evidenced by the company’s recent press release. We’ve compiled a list of the most exciting announcements below.

2011 Toy Collection — Kids and collectors alike will love the assortment of products unveiled at Toy Fair ’11 including 70 new die-cast cars and a special collection of wooden toys. The most intriguing item in the line, Lightning McQueen Alive, promises to animate the star race car at a miniature scale.

Check out more images of the upcoming Cars 2 toys here.

Marvel + Pixar Comics — It was bound to happen after Disney’s acquisition of Marvel. Pixar’s series with BOOM! Comics may have just been a test run because Marvel will soon begin releasing a Pixar Comics Magazine titled Disney•Pixar Presents. The first in the series, Cars Magazine #1 written by Alan J. Porter, is set to go on sale this May.

(via Comic Book Resources)

Cars 2: The Video GameIn the video game adaptation of Cars 2, players will "enroll" in C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage) in order to train as spy-cars. Expect to get your hands on the game, developed by Avalanche Studios (TS3 Video Game), this summer.

Take a look at the full press release for further information including a more in-depth look into the upcoming toy line.

Of the above, what are you most excited to get your hands on?

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