Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the rest of the gang lead readers to infinity and beyond as Marvel and Disney Publishing debut TOY STORY #1 (of 4). Featuring Toy Story characters from the Disney-Pixar films, Toy Story #1 delivers entirely new content and stories to comic fans.
When Cars 2 arrives in theaters this summer, there will be an all new Toy Story short that goes along with it.
Set in new owner Bonnie’s bedroom, “Hawaiian Vacation” features Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) and Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the rest of the favorite “Toy Story 3” toys as they create the ultimate Hawaiian vacation for Ken (voice of Michael Keaton) and Barbie (voice of Jodi Benson). It seems Ken badly miscalculated their travel arrangements, so the gang has to 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.
Take the jump for a sneak peek of the short, along with still images from Disney.
This year’s G.I. Joe line isn’t filled with quantity but Hasbro is making an effort to focus more on quality. With the 30th anniversary of the “G.I. Joe Versus Cobra” storyline coming up fast, Hasbro is looking to reinvent some old favorites while re-launching the 12 inch line for a new generation of toy fans.
One of the hottest toy brands in the upcoming year will be Marvel Entertainment. With the release of two major motion pictures, multiple videogames and animated television shows, even Marvel’s B-List characters are becoming household names. And when it comes to toy lines, the most anticipated ones for comic fans are the movie toys for Captain America and Thor.
Disney has announced that Toy Story 3 passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, joining Alice in Wonderland as the second billion dollar film from the Walt Disney Studios.
“It’s been an incredible year as we saw the Pixar team bring Buzz and Woody back to the big screen and watched Tim Burton’s vision for Alice in Wonderland take the world by storm,” said Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “These box office triumphs prove that creative storytelling brought to life by imaginative, inspired and talented professionals is something audiences respond to the world over.”
Well it’s nice to know that even though I had to leave the movie earlier because of a cranky two year old, I did contribute to the cause…
The Walt Disney Studios contacted us to let you know that Toy Story 3 has made more money than any other animated film released to date. According to the company, Toy Story 3 brought in more than $920 million in global box office receipts, which is quite a sum of money indeed. I wish I had a tenth of that…
“In 1995, the talented team at Pixar introduced a cowboy, a space ranger and their friends who have gone on to become some of the most beloved characters in the world. The success of Toy Story is due to the tremendously creative and innovative team at Pixar, led by John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, and our incredible marketing and distribution teams around the world,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “In Toy Story 3, director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla Anderson and the incredible team at Pixar have given audiences a film that continued the rich storytelling and character building that have become synonymous with every Pixar release.”
If you missed it in the theater, or just want to give up more money to the House of Mouse, Toy Story 3 arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray November 2, 2010.
Having been a kid during the ’90s, Toy Story is up there with Power Rangers and Pokemon as an integral part of my childhood, and my love for the series has only been heightened by the latest film. In that spirit, I couldn’t resist taking a look at the latest installment of the Toy Story comic book series.
Given that Inception has quickly become the talk about and must see movie of the summer, it seems only natural that people would come up with ways to mix the movie with others out there. Here’s what happens when Fan Film meets Inception meets Toy Story 3.