If you find yourself at San Diego Comic-Con this year be sure to check out the amazing TRON Uprising art of artist Albeto Mielgo. He’ll be signing it with character designer Rob Valley. More beautiful TRON art on Mielgo’s blog.
Yesterday we saw the first trailer for Monsters University, the next film from Pixar following Brave. Monsters University is a prequel to Monsters Inc and will take Mike & Sulley back to their college years. Disney has released some concept art and images from that trailer which show the rich world making detail that was a large part of the success of Monsters Inc 11 years ago.
I’ve uploaded them in sizes suitable for most desktop screens if you click on the image. The other thing this makes me think of, is that Disney merchandising could already be selling a whole line of Monsters University merchandise and put us fans to work as walking ads for the film. I’d buy a Monsters U Reyn Spooner shirt right now and happily wear a Monsters Univ sweatshirt all winter long. Pennants, hats, jerseys, the list is endless. Just walk into your nearest university bookstore and recreate that.
Below the jump are more images from the trailer. I love looking at all the great detail in the world of Monstropolis.
EPCOT’s re-imagined Test Track attraction will put the guest inside a computer as they partake in a digital test environment from the queue, through the ride, and even into the post ride experience. Modern day automotive design relies on computer aided-design significantly more than it did when they original blueprints for Test Track were drawn up. Now that Chevrolet has become the attraction’s new sponsor Disney is taking the opportunity to update the experience to a new concept.
Guests in the queue will be able to make design choices for their car based on the four qualities of Capability, Efficiency, Responsiveness, and Power. After they experience the attraction they will be able to compare the results of their choices with other people in their car.
As we saw with the 2011 holiday version of Magic, Memories, and You the digital projection nature of the show makes it relatively easy (there’s still a lot of creative work involved) for Disney to update the show for special themes. The next theme to be announced centers around the romance of Valentine’s Day and the Disney Princesses.
Of course, there are differences between Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. Chiefly the project occurs on the facade of It’s A Small World instead of the castle. I love how this scene from Rapunzel will play out.
Check out more beautiful concept art below the jump:
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