As confirmed Friday at D23 Expo, Disney and Pixar will release The Incredibles 2 on June 15, 2018, 14 years after the original animated superhero hit became an instant favorite and eventual two-time Oscar winner. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl — were in Anaheim to tout the upcoming sequel, but both admitted to Yahoo Movies that they are surprised the film has finally come to fruition. “I didn’t think they were going to do it,” Nelson said.
'Star Wars,' Marvel, live-action adaptations of animated classics, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' Disney Animation, and theme-parks updates get our attention at D23
First teaser for Disney-Pixar's 'Cars 3' surprised fans with its ominous tone; team behind the movie says it was a matter of necessity more than design
Mattel's 'Cars 3' line, from miniature vehicles of old and new characters to playsets to larger-scale interactive toys: Exclusive first look
Soon, thanks to Lego, you can smash and rebuild Lightning McQueen on your own. To accompany release of Cars 3, the toy-brick mavens have 10 new sets for builders of all ages available May 1, and Yahoo Movies has your exclusive first look.
As the first teaser trailer implied, Cars — until now Disney-Pixar’s most light-hearted franchise — is speeding in a decidedly darker direction with the upcoming threequel. The preview showed our red- and yellow-hued hero Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) flipping through the air in slow motion on his way to what will no doubt be a thunderous crash.
Foreboding preview begins with glimpses of yet another race, until Lightning McQueen starts to waver. It then shows the four-wheeled character flipping on the track in slow motion, with sparks and debris all around.
It wasn’t the envelope-pushing South Park that most inspired Seth Rogen and the creators of the new R-rated animated film Sausage Party (though they did take notes from the cartoon mainstay’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, on how to sneak loads of lewd content by the MPAA). “It was mostly born out of a love for animation, and a love for Pixar movies, and DreamWorks Animation movies,” Rogen told Yahoo Movies (watch above) when he stopped by our studios with costar Michael Cera. “Well, that’s what we thought,” Rogen said.
Aside from Dory, Marlin (Albert Brooks), and Nemo (Hayden Rolence), Finding Dory features appearances from old friends like the sea turtles Crush (voiced by the film’s director, Andrew Stanton) and Squirt (Bennett Dammann), Mr. Ray (Bob Peterson) and Nemo’s young school chums, along with a few surprises to reward Nemo devotees (the origin of the “Just Keep Swimming” song, for one). The plot, set just about a year after the events of Nemo, takes us from the Great Barrier Reef to the kelp forests off the California coast, where we meet new friends like Hank the septopus (Ed O’Neill), Destiny the clumsy whale shark (Kaitlin Olson), and the sonar-challenged beluga whale Bailey (Ty Burrell), as well as Dory’s long lost parents, Jenny (Diane Keaton) and Charlie (Eugene Levy). This being Pixar means we also get a healthy dose of Easter eggs, callbacks, and inside gags for the most attentive fans.
Finding Dory is primed to make boatloads of cash when it opens in theaters next week; early reports indicate it could even be Pixar’s biggest opening of all time. As we reported after a sneak peek of the first act in April, the first 27 minutes alone are enough to drown you in laughter and tears. Now, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the opening moments of the sequel to the 2003 favorite Finding Nemo. In the scene, something (we won’t spoil what) has just triggered memories of the long-gone family of the orphaned, forgetful blue tang fish Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres).
Animal lovers will be pleased to know that the filmmakers took great care not to cause injury to any of the fire-breathers who starred in the fourth ‘Harry Potter’. - Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Where Are They Now?
Theatrical executive Dave Hollis showed footage and trailers from the studio’s live-action fairy tales (Jungle Book), Marvel properties (Doctor Strange), Lucasfilm giants (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), in-house animation (Moana), and Pixar projects (Finding Dory). A full screening of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War was scheduled to be the presentation’s entree, but Hollis added a nice surprise appetizer to the menu when he introduced Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton and producer Lindsey Collins, who then announced they would screen the first 27 minutes of Dory, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2003 hit Finding Nemo. Beyond the opening sequence that shall not be described, we find Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) going about their day-to-day routines one year after the events of Nemo.
Disney-Pixar dove headfirst into Finding Dory Wednesday morning, with the release of the first full-length trailer. Watch it above.
Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton wants to make one thing clear: The upcoming sequel to Pixar’s hit 2003 animated adventure Finding Nemo is no profit-driven cash-in. “Disney doesn’t request those things,” he tells Yahoo Movies, referring to the series of sequels that Pixar has on its upcoming slate.
Pixar fans go into the studio’s movies on the lookout, knowing that there will be Easter eggs aplenty. To help fans track down the hidden surprises, the Mouse House is releasing “Spot the Dinosaur Eggs,” a video via Disney Movies Anywhere, to coincide with the home version of The Good Dinosaur. The exclusive preview clip above divulges the whereabouts of two of the most notable Pixar Easter eggs: the Pizza Planet truck that dates back to the first Toy Story (1995), and the Luxo ball, which appeared in the studio’s very first short, 1986’s Luxo, Jr. (which featured the eponymous desk lamp that has become Pixar’s mascot).
Pixar generally takes many years to make its movies, because in animation, every single frame needs to be planned and manufactured from scratch. It’s arguably even more complicated for computer animation, because of all the steps required to build, manipulate, and polish the characters and landscapes in the film.
Disney-Pixar’s forthcoming animated feature The Good Dinosaur is the story of Arlo, a young Apatosaurus who eventually becomes estranged from his dino-dad. Before the two are separated, though, they explore the natural world — and as the exclusive clip above proves, their bond makes for moments both awe-inspiring and awwww-inspiring. A big journey is in store for Arlo, but before his world expands, he’s a bit of a scaredypants, relying on his father get him through his fear — even as they take a nighttime stroll through a field. As dad swirls his tail, revealing an illuminated pasture of pre-historic fireflies, the knowledge of their impending separation becomes that much more heart-wrenching.
While previewing its upcoming live-action film slate at the D23 fan expo, Disney dropped the blockbuster news that the company’s vaunted Imagineers were plotting an immersive Star Wars Land to cover 14 acres at both the Orlando and Anaheim outpost. Later on, however, during a separate panel focusing solely on the theme parks, we learned the studio-resort synergy will encompass far more than a cantina and Millennium Falcon simulator. In fact, it stretches beyond Star Wars to the company’s other acquired brands, Marvel and Pixar.
On Friday afternoon (and into the evening) at Disney’s fan-centric D23 fest, John Lasseter held court, unveiling the slate of animated features coming from Disney and Pixar. Over the course of nearly three hours, a parade of filmmakers and stars presented concept art, test animation, finished clips, and live music from eight different works, including the newest princess film, Moana, and the hugely anticipated sequels Finding Dory and Toy Story 4. Finding Dory will be huge (and finally make Ellen DeGeneres happy).