The Pixar Animation Presentation at D23 Expo
At todayâ€™s D23 Expo, during the Walt Disney Pictures Animation and Pixar Animation panel hosted by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, they showed a bunch of new footage, including premieringÂ the upcomingÂ Inside Out short â€śRileyâ€™s First Date?,â€ť new clips from The Good DinosaurÂ andÂ Finding DoryÂ and a fewÂ announcements were made.Â
One big announcement was thatÂ Lee Unkrichâ€™s Untitled Day of the Dead FilmÂ is now officially calledÂ Coco, and Unkrich was on hand with producer Darla K. Anderson, reuniting the team from the Oscar-winningÂ Toy Story 3. They showed some of the test animation for the movie thatâ€™s based around a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel. No release date was announced.
UPDATE: Director Lee Unkrich tweeted a picture of Pixar Animationâ€™s upcoming line-up and if you zoom in on the teaser poster forÂ Coco, you can see that it says â€śFall 2017â€ť even though nothing was announced specifically at the presentation or in the Disney press release sent out about the movie.
2nd UPDATE: We can now confirm thatÂ CocoÂ is scheduled for release on Thanksgiving weekend, November 22, 2017.
Director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus MacLane and Producer Lindsey CollinsÂ were on hand to present the first footage from his sequelÂ Finding Dory, which opens on June 17, 2016. First, they announced some new voice cast including the new voice of Nemo, Hayden Rolence. Residents at the Monterey Institute where Dory ends up include Ed Oâ€™Neil from â€śModern Familyâ€ť asÂ an octopus named Hank whoâ€™s â€śa bit of a curmudgeon,â€ť while Ty Burrell (also from â€śModern Familyâ€ť) will voice a beluga whale named Bailey, who thinks he has a massive head injury. Kaitlin Olson from â€śItâ€™s Always Sunny in Philadelphiaâ€ť joins the voice cast as a whale shark named Destiny, who is neighbors with Bailey.
Theyâ€™re joining the returningÂ Ellen DeGeneres (who made a surprise appearance) and Albert Brooks and the previously-announcedÂ Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy voicing Doryâ€™s parents Jenny and Charlie.
They showed the entire short film â€śRileyâ€™s First Date?â€ť fromÂ Inside OutÂ story supervisor Josh Cooley, which will be on the Blu-ray, released on November 3. (The movie will also be available on Digital HD on October 13.)
The short focuses more on Rileyâ€™s parents and whatâ€™s going on in their heads after the scene at the end of the movie where Riley meets a boy at a hockey game.Â If you missed it, thereâ€™s a preview of the short hereÂ and you can see three new stills from the short in the gallery below.
They also showed footage fromÂ The Good Dinosaur, some of whichÂ we saw at an earlier presentation as described here, but also some new clips that hadnâ€™t been seen before and gave the first look at the trio of Rexes voiced by Sam Elliot, Anna Paquin and AJ Buckley, which you can see below:
Lasseter was joined on stage by hisÂ Toy Story 4Â co-director Josh Cooley, producer Galyn Susman and writersÂ Will McCormack and Rashida Jones to talk about the anticipatedÂ June 16, 2017 release and they were joined by composer Randy Newman who performed â€śYouâ€™ve Got a Friend in Meâ€ť live to end the presentation.
And as promised, hereâ€™s a few stills from the short â€śRileyâ€™s First Date?â€ť
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