Disney movie toys to return to McDonald’s Happy Meals with new deal

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It’s been more than a decade since those last Disney toys — promoting the DVD release of The Little Mermaid — appeared in McDonald’s Happy meals. But that’s soon going to change with the deal the two companies just announced. At the start of the summer season, consumers will find toys promoting the June 15 … Continue reading "Disney movie toys to return to McDonald’s Happy Meals with new deal"
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D23 Expo: “Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films”

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Expo time is here! That once-every-two-year weekend where D23 throws a huge celebration of all things Disney for just you and around 65,000 of your closest friends. I’m attending this weekend and will try to report back on the highlights. One of the highlights of the first day was the Animation panel “Pixar and Walt … Continue reading "D23 Expo: “Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films”"
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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS D23 EXPO ANNOUNCEMENT

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Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios will bring three days of film sneak previews, presentations, major announcements and immersive show floor experiences to the D23 Expo 2017, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center this July 14-16. Cars 3, Coco, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, will be among the films featured during this event.
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Moana: Singalong to hit theaters, plus bonus features for home versions revealed

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Need more Pua and Hei-Hei (not to mention Moana and Maui) in your life ? Well, you’re in luck. Walt Disney Pictures has announced that Moana fans will get another opportunity to see the animated film in movie theaters. A singalong version returns to the big screen at about 2,000 theaters on Jan. 27. Not … Continue reading "Moana: Singalong to hit theaters, plus bonus features for home versions revealed"
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Disney movie review: Moana takes audience on entertaining voyage

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My 12-year-old daughter had been anticipating this animated movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios since she heard about it more than a year ago. Not only does she like the Disney princesses but she also loves all things related to Hawaii. This seemed like the perfect marriage of her favorites. But you don't have to have an interest in either, as in the case of my 14-year-old son, to thoroughly enjoy "Moana." That's because the story is engrossing and the animation breath-taking. Plus, much of the original music has been developed in collaboration with "Hamilton" composer and actor Lin-Manual Miranda.
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“Moana” Press Day: Filmmaker Presentations

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As the release date for “Moana” rapidly approaches, we continue our look at the film’s development with presentations by the filmmakers. Jared Bush (Screenwriter), Dave Pimentel (Head of Story), David Derrick (Story Artist), and Sunmee Joh (Story Artist) came together to talk about developing the story of “Moana,” in “Building a Legend.” [All unattributed photos … Continue reading "“Moana” Press Day: Filmmaker Presentations"
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“Moana” Press Day: Producer/Director Presentations and “Inner Workings.”

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Fresh off their popular/critical hit “Zootopia,” Walt Disney Animation Studios invited us last month to take a sneak peek at what will be their 56th animated feature: “Moana.” [Non-attributed photos courtesy of Disney] Leading off the day was Director Leo Matsuda and Producer Sean Lurie discussing the conception and creation of their fantastic short “Inner … Continue reading "“Moana” Press Day: Producer/Director Presentations and “Inner Workings.”"
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