The Walt Disney Company's biannual exposition showcasing the latest and greatest from all branches of the Mouse House is just days away. The D23 Expo 2017, held this upcoming Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th, is the biggest event of the year for Disney fans excited about the company's upcoming projects. For Pixar fans, D23 Expo 2017 will similarly showcase exciting new information about the studio's upcoming projects: Coco, Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4. As we prepare for the animation presentation this Friday, what should we expect to hear? And, more importantly, what surprises may be in store?
With the D23 Expo 2017 just one week away, exciting new details are emerging of some of the events that will take place featuring the work of artists in Emeryville! Alongside the "Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films" panel hosted by John Lasseter on Friday, July 14th, two film-centric concept art signings will take place for both Incredibles 2 and Coco! The schedule of events on the D23 Expo 2017 app now showcases the art that will be signed at these booth events- yes, our first look at Incredibles 2 concept art! Check out the full piece of concept art for Incredibles 2 after the break!
Over Father's Day Weekend, Pixar's latest feature film, Cars 3, debuted to a slow-but-steady $54 Million. The International debut total reached $75 Million. Was the low box office due to poor word-of-mouth or Cars/sequel fatigue? Check out how the Cars 3 debut compares with the previous Cars films and Pixar sequels after the break!
In the world of Pixar, "#95" not only represents Lightning McQueen's racing number, but the very year that the first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, was delivered to audiences around the globe. Cars 3 is a film that very much knows it's place in Pixar's history. While the film has a very strong message about the real meaning of legacy, it is ultimately flawed in it's presentation. Directed by first-time director Brian Fee, Cars 3 puts in an honest effort to make up for the heavy weight of the Cars franchise, but can't seam to configure a new legacy. Read the rest of our review of Cars 3 after the break!
Before your showing of Cars 3 this weekend, be sure to have popcorn ready for Lou, Pixar's latest theatrical short film by first-time director Dave Mullins. Lou, the titular character made up of Lost-and-Found items in an Elementary schoolyard, keeps a watchful eye on the kiddos that play with his goodies, including bully J.J.. Check out the exclusive first clip of Lou after the break!
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