Pixar’s first foray into a television special premieres tonight with Toy Story of Terror! The gang is back, along with some new friends, as they explore the tropes associated with classic horror films. Light-heartedly, of course. “What I’m looking forward to the most is seeing… Read More »Behind the Scenes of Pixar’s Toy Story of Terror
With the major changes at Disney California Adventure due to roll out, the Disneyland Resort is expecting major crowds this summer. That said, it’s always a good idea to tell people that there’s something new to see. With that in mind, Disney has rolled out… Read More »Buzz Lightyear Themed Commercials for Disneyland
In a move that is sure to bolster the United States Post Office’s failing bottom line, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, John Lasseter, and deputy postmaster general, Ronald Stroman, unveiled the USPS Send a Hello Forever stamp series… Read More »John Lasseter unveils Pixar USPS Stamps
There have now been two spacemen named Buzz in space. Buzz Lightyear returned from one year on the International Space Station in September. Buzz Aldrin, of course, famously walked on the moon (and provided the inspiration for the toy’s name). If you’re at the Magic… Read More »Come see Buzz and Buzz at the Magic Kingdom on Friday
Disney Consumer Products is launching an new video series of John Lasseter taking fans behind-the-scenes of the new Toy Story Definitive toy line. It can only be seen on their Disney Living YouTube Channel and, of course, embedded here for your viewing pleasure. This seven… Read More »John Lasseter Talks new Toy Story Toy Collection
Buzz Lightyear’s dream of going “to infinity and beyond” will finally come true this weekend when Disney Parks and NASA send the 12-inch-tall action figure to space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-124 launching from Kennedy Space Center on May 31 at 5:02 p.m. ET (subject to schedule changes).
The launch coincides with the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s new “edu-tainment” program the “Space Ranger Education Series”. Disney, Pixar and NASA have teamed up to get school children excited about the sciences. The series, hosted at www.nasa.gov, will be available throughout 2008.
The folks at Disney are deservedly proud of this achievement. I’ve received this story from four separate sources at the Mouse House. It’s a pretty great program and hopefully will inspire many of today’s students to become tomorrow’s scientists.
A short video schools can use to highlight the program and the full press release is below the cut: