Disney Pixar’s 1st TV Special: Toy Story of TERROR! premieres Wednesday, October 16 on ABC

Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR! premieres Wednesday, October 16 at 8|7c only on ABC

Excerpt from the Red Carpet Report article by special correspondent Lance Trachtenberg:

Returning to their roles as Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack lead the cast of immediately recognizable toys come to life characterizations made famous in the 1995 globally popular film ‘Toy Story’ and its subsequent sequels (‘Toy Story 2′, 1999; and ‘Toy Story 3′, 2010) in ‘Toy Story Of Terror’, a new adventure that finds these beloved characters up against all new adeversaries during a frightful roadside motel stopover with new owner Bonnie (introduced to audiences in ‘Toy Story 3′). Vociferous vegetable Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), cringing dinosaur Rex (Wallace Shawn) and omniscient porcupine Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) ride shotgun with Woody, Buzz and Jessie this time out as the six strong gang of animate toys take on a particularly troublesome new villain while running into a few more new and old friends along the way.

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Day 1 at D23 Expo, Ultimate Disney Fan Event #D23Expo

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Day 1 at D23 Expo, Ultimate Disney Fan Event #D23Expo, a set of over 300 photos on Flickr.

Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report team were on hand for Day 1 of the D23 Expo, the Ultimate Disney Fan Event, held every two years showcasing the past, present and future of Disney programs. In 2011, there were more than 40,000 fans attending the event at Anaheim Convention Center and with the lines we saw the day before we think there will be many more this time.

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Watch our Video Interviews on YouTube from Day 1 with:

  • Aaron R Landon, Crash & Bernstein, “Pesto”
  • Adrian Pasdar, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, “Iron Man” ,
  • Alex Hirsch, Creator of “Gravity Falls”
  • Bumper Robinson, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, “Falcon”
  • Cole Jensen, Crash & Bernstein, “Wyatt Bernstein”
  • Crash, Crash & Bernstein, “Crash”
  • Drake Bell, Ultimate Spider-man, “Spider-man”
  • Fred Tatasciore, HULK and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., “Hulk”
  • Kristen Schaal, Gravity Falls, “Mabel”
  • Landry Bender, Crash & Bernstein, “Cleo”
  • Laura Bailey, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, “Black Widow”
  • Roger Craig Smith, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, “Captain America”

About D23

D23 Expo 2013 showcases the latest stars in the Disney universe and features the Disney Legends Awards which pays tribute to the talented folks who contribute to the Disney legacy. This year there is also an all-new Fan Art Contest for the upcoming 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins; an amazing 12,000 square-foot Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit featuring costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney’s rich history; plus live events, celebrity appearances, panels and presentations, sneak peeks, and unique experiences that celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney. Find out more here: d23.com

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Monsters University Giveaway from #RedCarpetReport and Mingle Media TV #MonstersU

The Red Carpet Report Team covered the World Premiere of Monsters University on the Blue Carpet this week. We are giving away these exclusive items from the Tailgating party at the event to one lucky winner! Get this blue wig, Monsters U pendant and #1 foam finger.

Win these MonsterU Items

Win these MonsterU Items in our Monster University Giveaway! (Linda not included).

Check out Disney.com/MonstersU – In Theaters Today!

Like  at facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity, and follow on twitter.com/disneypixar.

See Our Coverage of the Monsters University Blue Carpet

14 Video Interviews 200 photos + recap of #MonsterU World Premiere  #RedCarpetReport via @MingleMediaTV - Click here

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Win this Gift Pack from the Premiere of Monster’s University

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World Premiere of Monsters University #MonstersU #RedCarpetReport

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to cover Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” blue carpet at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. This was the WORLD PREMIERE of Disney•Pixar’s frighteningly fun “Monsters University,” featuring the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren.

Watch our Video Interviews

We spoke with Dan Scanlon & Kori Rae, Dan Scanlon & Kori Rae, Chi McBride, Garrett Clayton, Sashka Unseld & Marc Greenberg, Wayne Brady, Jared Fogle, Mia Mitchell, Neal McDonough, Max Charles, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Dove Cameron. Click here to watch all the interviews on YouTube.

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About Monster University
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and features music from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and award-winning composer Randy Newman (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story 3”). Check out Disney.com/MonstersU, like us at facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity, and follow us on twitter.com/disneypixar.

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Finally! Finding Nemo’s Dory is Back with Ellen DeGeneres with Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory”

(Pictured) DORY. ©2013 Disney-Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

(Pictured) DORY. ©2013 Disney-Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton tells the press that “Finding Dory” will take place about a year after the first film and will feature favorites from “Finding Nemo” Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. It will be set along the California coastline and will have some new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.

We loved Ellen DeGeneres’ comment “I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time… I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ The script is fantastic… It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory.”

Like Finding Dory on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarFindingDory

Follow Disney/Pixar on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyPixar

Coming to Theaters November 25th 2015

(Sucks… we know, but hey, it’s something to look forward to!)

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©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

“Finding Nemo” won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature; the film was nominated for three additional Oscars® (Best Writing, Original Screenplay; Best Music, Original Score; Best Sound Editing). It was also nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical. In 2008, the American Film Institute named “Finding Nemo” among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made. At the time of its release, “Finding Nemo” was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time. It’s currently the fourth highest grossing animated film worldwide. The film has more than 16 million Likes on Facebook, and Dory—with more than 24 million—is the most Liked individual character from a Disney or Disney•Pixar film.

Disney’s D23 Expo – Day 3 Wrap Up with Cast of “Shake it Up” “Pair of Kings” “Special Agent Oso” and More

The day is over and fans here in Anaheim are forever more changed with this year’s D23 Expo. Here’s how the rest of the day played out at this ultimate Fan event. If you missed this Expo and want to stay in the loop all year round, be sure to join D23 Fan Club for insights into the latest happenings at Disney and subscribe to our blog to see the latest in movie information including clips and photos.

Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer shares what’s new in this video clip

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Special Agent Oso meets Handy Manny!

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WILMER VALDERRAMA, SEAN ASTIN

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Fans got to see and meet Sean Astin, who is also the voice of Special Agent Oso, along with character appearances from the show.

Sean Astin from Disney Junior's "Special Agent Oso"

Sean Astin from Disney Junior's "Special Agent Oso"

Sean Astin from Disney Junior's "Special Agent Oso"

Sean Astin from Disney Junior's "Special Agent Oso"

Pair of Kings

Fans got to meet and greet  the cast of Pair of Kings, Doc Shaw, Kelsey Chow, and Geno Segers.

The cast of Disney XD's hit series "Pair of Kings,"  DOC SHAW, MITCHEL MUSSO, KELSEY CHOW, GENO SEGERS

The cast of Disney XD's hit series "Pair of Kings," DOC SHAW, MITCHEL MUSSO, KELSEY CHOW, GENO SEGERS

The cast of Disney XD's hit series "Pair of Kings,"  DOC SHAW, MITCHEL MUSSO, KELSEY CHOW, GENO SEGERS

The cast of Disney XD's hit series "Pair of Kings," DOC SHAW, MITCHEL MUSSO, KELSEY CHOW, GENO SEGERS

Disney Channel Red Carpet 

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Meet the Cast of “Shake it Up”

Fans get to meet Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, and more!

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BELLA THORNE, DAVIS CLEVELAND, KENTON DUTY, CAROLINE SUNSHINE

Here are Disney’s D23 2011 Photos from Friday, Saturday and Sunday! 

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John Carter Romances the Hero in All of Us

John Carter It’s been almost 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs created the character John Carter and the story “A Princess of Mars” which has lived through time as a truly transmedia tale from novels to comic books, artwork to animation, TV and now Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton and Walt Disney Pictures bring “John Carter” to life on the silver screen.

This story follows a former military captain, John Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch), who is sick of war, but then finds himself transported to a different world, set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter finds this new world on the brink of collapse, and during all of the chaos around him, he rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Like the other movies that Stanton has been part of, Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E (winner of an Academy Award and Golden Globe), and “Finding Nemo” (Academy Award winner), they follow characters who are “out of their element” and face challenges both good and bad during their journey.

“John Carter” is an epic adventure, filled with action, romance and political intrigue with an impressive cast led by Taylor Kitsch (NBC’S “Friday Night Lights”, “X‐Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“50 First Dates,” “X‐Men Origins: Wolverine”) as the warrior princess Dejah Thoris and Oscar® nominee Willem Dafoe (“Spider‐Man,” “Shadow of the Vampire”) as Martian inhabitant Tars Tarkas.

Here are some interesting factoids about “John Carter”

  • Famous for Tarzan: Edgar Rice Burroughs, born in Chicago and is well-known for writing and creating Tarzan—still one of the most successful and iconic fictional creations of all time.
  • “John Carter” is based on Burroughs’ first novel, “A Princess of Mars.”
  • Academy Award®–winning director/writer Andrew Stanton was one of the four screenwriters to receive an Oscar nomination in 1996 for his contribution to “Toy Story,” and went on to receive credit as a screenwriter on subsequent Pixar films “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” and “Monsters, Inc.”
  • Production Designer Nathan Crowley was Oscar®- nominated for both “Dark Knight” and “The Prestige,” and Costume Designer Mayes Rubeo’s work is showcased in “Avatar” and “Apocalypto.”
  • Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Chabon, is a co-writer on the screenplay.
  • Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino who has worked on Disney•Pixar films “Up” (Oscar® winner, Best Original Score; BAFTA winner, Best Music; Golden Globe® winner, Best Original Score for a Motion Picture; GRAMMY® Award winner, Best Score Soundtrack Album), “Ratatouille” (GRAMMY Award winner, Best Score Soundtrack Album; Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; Oscar nomination, Best Original Score) and “The Incredibles” (Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; GRAMMY nomination, Best Score Soundtrack Album).

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Release Date: March 9, 2012

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, with Thomas Haden Church and Willem Dafoe
Director: Andrew Stanton
Producers: Jim Morris, Colin Wilson, Lindsey Collins
Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton & Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon (credit not final)
Based on the story: “A Princess of Mars” by: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Brave – a new Animated Action Adventure Comedy from Disney Pixar

Meet Merida from Disney Pixar's Brave

Meet Merida from Disney Pixar's Brave

We received notice of this new animated feature coming (next summer) from Disney-Pixar and thought we’d share it with you. First, because it features the character “Merida” who is a skilled archer and daughter of the King and second because it looks like another one of those animated films that remind you of childhood and living vicariously through the characters of the stories your parents read to you at night. Here’s a sneak peek…

More about BRAVE:

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

Disney Pixar's Brave

Disney Pixar's Brave

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Directed by Mark Andrews (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “John Carter”) and Brenda Chapman (“The Lion King,” “Prince of Egypt”), and produced by Katherine Sarafian (“Lifted,” “The Incredibles”), “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Voice Talent:                 Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane

Directors:                      Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Producer:                      Katherine Sarafian

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Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/disneypixar

BRAVE hits theatres everywhere in Disney Digital 3D on June 22, 2012!

Did you catch “Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation” with Ken and Barbie Now Playing with Cars 2?

Toy Story "HAWAIIAN VACATION"

Toy Story "HAWAIIAN VACATION"

“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation” Now Playing Exclusively with CARS 2

“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation” is set in new owner Bonnie’s bedroom and features Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) and Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) along with the rest of the “Toy Story 3” toys as they create the ultimate Hawaiian vacation for Ken (voice of Michael Keaton) and Barbie (voice of Jodi Benson).  Looks like Ken badly miscalculated their travel arrangements, so they help create a dream getaway in Bonnie’s Midwestern bedroom—in the middle of winter.

“Hawaiian Vacation” also features the voices of Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin and John Ratzenberger.

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Genre:  Animation/Comedy/Adventure

Toy Story "HAWAIIAN VACATION"

Toy Story "HAWAIIAN VACATION"

If you saw Cars 2 and “Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation” – please tell us how you liked it!!

Cars 2 Review – Why We Loved it and You Will Too

Mingle Media TV was excited to be on the Cars 2 red carpet premiere to talk to the celebs last Saturday night and to be honest, we were even more excited to be invited to the early screening of this film at the El Capitan Theatre last night. Here’s our review of “Cars 2″ without spoilers…

We’ve been a big fan of Disney forever (this reporter will not admit the year but it is more than 20 years) and found Cars 2 to be even better than Cars. From the moment the movie opened with a very serious mood to the next scene where the mood is comedic to the detail in the animation, music, and realistic scenery surrounding each segment, we found “Cars 2″ to be delightfully engaging. The detail in the characters and their personality, the landscapes and the overall story were captivating. Just imagine Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) traveling around the world and driving on the wrong side of the road in England or driving in Tokyo where the street signs are in Kanji lettering not English. There were lots of kids in the theatre with us last night and we could hear them watching with their eyes and being surprisingly quieter than the adults in the theatre who like us, were laughing out loud and enjoying the ride. In true Disney fashion, this is another movie that transcends age, gender and even geo-location and can be enjoyed by all on planet earth!

Sidebar: Although we enjoyed Cars when it came out, we have to say that Cars 2 is one sequel that will surpass it in so many ways. (Our prediction: it will be a smash hit and be Oscar nominated – and win!)

My son and I started going to movies together when he was really young and we started a tradition to talk about our favorite parts as we left the theatre. As he grew older, this changed up from favorite parts to did you see this or that nuance, that might have been missed and is related to the writer, director, studio, like Marvel movies having Stan Lee make a cameo. Well, here are some fun facts about the film that you can share with your family and friends before or after you see “Cars 2″ that we found interesting about the movie:

  • Lightning McQueen is voiced by Owen Wilson but is named in memory after Glenn McQueen a Pixar animator who worked on the original “Cars” movie
  • Lightning McQueen’s “Lightyear” tires are a reference to another Disney Pixar character: Buzz Lightyear
  • The #95 on Lightning McQueen’s car is in reference to the year “Toy Story” came out 1995 (wow)
  • Mater is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy and the number A113 is a reference to the CalArts classroom where director John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton attended
  • Finn McMissile is voiced by none other than Michael Caine and his small tailfins are inspired by the late 50’s British sports car called the Peerless GT
  • Finn McMissile would have been in the first “Cars” movie but was cut out  – only to be revived by Lasseter due to his love of spy movies
  • Holly Shiftwell is voiced by Emily Mortimer and is equiped with all kinds of state-of-the-art gadgetry
  • Believe it or not, Jeff Gorvette is voiced by and named after NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon
  • The “Cars 2″ character team built 145 new character models for the film with 781 variants making a total of 926 new characters
  • The “Cars 2″ film is an International adventure covering Tokyo, Paris, The Riveria, and London – pay attention to the integration of the landscapes, buildings and characters
  • The PIT lane configuration is based on the Formula 1 track in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • If you are a car buff, you’ll also notice that the cars in all of the different locations around the globe match up to the country you find them in

Haven’t seen any trailers yet? Watch this clip to get a feel for the “spy genre” that was incorporated into this film:

We don’t want to spoil the story but can guarantee you won’t be disappointed one little bit…so we’re going to ask you to go out this Friday, June 24th, to a theatre near you and see Cars 2, in Disney Digital 3D or IMAX 3D. Don’t forget to be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PixarCars.

If you want to see what the celebrities at the premiere had to say about their favorite Cars character  watch this video clip:

Don’t forget to come back and tell us how you liked it… Vrrroooom Vrrooooom.