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Woody’s News Round-Up! (06/30/12)

With all of the Brave news lately, a few small stories pertaining to Pixar’s other works have fallen under the radar. Get caught up below!

The Making of Cars Land Featurette: An impressive recreation of the Cars films’ Radiator Springs, Cars Land, opened at Disney California Adventure this month. For a better look at the planning process behind the area, including surprisingly touching interviews from Disney Imagineers, Disney released a wonderful 13-minute documentary on the Disney Parks Youtube page:

Finding Nemo Blu-ray Details + Future Pixar Merchandise: At a recent Disney merchandising expo, Pixar Times snapped a picture of the back of the upcoming Finding Nemo Blu-ray cover, outlining the special features to be included in the release. Take a look to the right; I’m definitely anticipating the CineExplore feature, a strong visual supplement to the standard DVD audio commentary.

An assortment of upcoming Pixar toys were also exhibited by Disney, and Pixar Times got an extensive look at the selection here. Brave, Toy Story, and Cars products were all shown off, and include some hints regarding the rumored Toy Story Toon, Partysaurus Rex.

La Luna Merchandise Now Available: Pixar products and toys aren’t exactly scarce, but tie-ins to their short films are a different story. However, the Disney Store has just put out a great La Luna plush based on the main character of the short, Bambino. The toy is available both on its own or with a storybook signed by director Enrico Casarosa. It’s a fantastic addition to any Pixar fan’s collection.

Your thoughts?

2 Responses to Woody’s News Round-Up! (06/30/12)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope you all are doing okay.

    It must be great (to be able) to work for a company that gives you the excitement that Disney brings. I think you are right about route 66, and I would like to travel that highway one day. And I’m glad to see Brave doing so well.

    On the other hand, the struggle continues, with employment, and waiting. Many don’t understand a situation where one has to prepare their own legal documents. But if a lawyer can’t be afforded, one has to do what they have to do.

    To me, Disney is still pretty slow and questionable. I always wonder what takes them so long to do certain things? Some things have to be done next week, so we will see. Have a good weekend.

    Helen Harris-Scott

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love all the Pixar movies. my favorite though is toy story but I can’t wait to see Brave!

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