News is really flowing from Disney's promote-a-palooza, the D23 Expo. The latest gift from the Mouse House is a massive release of still images and concept art for a variety of upcoming movies, some awaited with greater expectation than others.
I - Toy Story of Terror
This half-hour short will feature the gang from all three Toy Story movies in a straight-for-TV Halloween special. It airs on ABC at 8 pm (ET) on October 16th, 2013.
II - Big Hero 6
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, Big Hero 6 will be Disney's first animated film to star Marvel characters since the Mouse's 2009 acquisition of the Bullpen's film division. It will hit theaters on November 7th, 2014.
III - Planes: Fire and Rescue
The second installment in the planned Planes trilogy, a spin-off of the Cars series, is scheduled for a July 18th, 2014 theatrical release.
IV - Inside Out
This film's setting reportedly is the inside space of a girl's brain, featuring characters such as Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness. Starring , , and , it is set to be released on June 19th, 2015.
V - The Good Dinosaur
A family of Apatosaurus stars in this 3D comedy, in which Arlo, the troubled youngest sibling of the clan, bonds with another social outcast on his quest to fix the fine mess he's previously created. It premieres on May 30th, 2014.
VI - Zootopia
Set on an Earth where animals rule like humans (Homo sapiens is conspicuously absent in this world), Zootopia is Disney's newest project that has been freshly unveiled at the D23 Expo. It will hit the silver screens sometime in the year 2016.
VII - The Pirate Fairy
DisneyToon Studios is producing this straight-to-DVD movie, the fifth in the Tinkerbell series. It will feature Captain Hook from Peter Pan and a fairy called Zarina, voiced respectively by and . It is set for a March 3rd, 2014 home release.
VIII - Finding Dory
The sequel to Pixar's Oscar-winning Finding Nemo promises more sea-based adventures for Dory, Nemo, Marlin and the gang. With the recent addition of , and to the voice acting team, Finding Dory seems set up for box office success in the style of its predecessor. It will premiere on November 25th, 2015.
IX - Frozen
Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale The Snow Queen, Frozen narrates the antics of royal family member Anna (), who teams up with mountain man Kristoff () and his reindeer on a quest to find Anna's sister, Elsa the Snow Queen () and put an end to the eternal winter the latter has accidentally cast on the Arendelle Kingdom. It will be in theaters as soon as November 27th, 2013.
X - Get a Horse!
This black-and-white 3D hand-drawn and computer animated musical short film features the voice acting skills of the late , dubbing for company icon Mickey Mouse. It follows Mickey, his partner Minnie Mouse and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow enjoying a musical wagon ride. Peg-leg Pete shows up and attempts to sour their journey. The short will be screened before the movie Frozen in its November 27th, 2013 release.
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