This week Disney names 11 new Disney Legends to be honored at this year’s D23 Expo, full menus are released for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and we have a bunch of Freeform news from Disney’s Upfront event. Take a look at this week’s headlines below!
Those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” thisJune will be happy to hear a portion of the film will soon be shown at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, and on the Disney Cruise Line.
At Disneyland park, the preview of “Toy Story 4” will be presented at the Tomorrowland Theater beginning May 24, and starting the same day Disney’s Hollywood Studios will include this advance look at a portion of the film as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction. Guests aboard Disney Cruise Line can catch the sneak peek during sailings between May 24 and June 20, and Disneyland Paris will offer this unique opportunity in the Studio Theater at Walt Disney Studios Park from June 18 – 28.
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story 4 is directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date?), and produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out, Up) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer Inside Out).
Here’s a look at the latest trailer for Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” which ventures into U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
Today Walt Disney Animation Studios shared some details about the brand new animated shorts which will be coming to Disney+ in the spring of 2020.
The shorts are part of Short Circuit, the program where anyone at the Walt Disney Animation Studios can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create an original short film with the support of the Studio and their fellow artists. Here’s a sneak peek of three of the shorts which will launch in spring 2020 on Disney+ and who directed them:
Jing Hua (Flower in the Mirror)
The first short comes from director Jerry Huynh, a technical director at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He’s worked on films like Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Just a Thought
Just a Thought is a short inspired by those awkward pre-teen years, and the newspaper comics that director Brian Menz grew up loving. His credits include Disney favorites like Bolt, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia, Moana, and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Natalie Nourigat also worked on Ralph Breaks the Internet most recently, but launched her professional career drawing comics. Natalie’s love of comics is sure to come through her short Exchange Student.
These Short Circuit shorts will be available to watch on Disney+ in the spring of 2020.
Available for a limited time this summer, guests can enjoy The Cannonballs Meatball Sandwich from Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort and at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. This yummy creation is loaded with meatballs, mozzarella, Italian seasoning & marinara sauce on freshly baked artisan bread. Cost is $7.99, plus tax.
The Earl of Sandwich is an 8,000 square-foot restaurant located in Disney Springs Marketplace. They feature a variety of hot, freshly prepared sandwiches served on warm bread with original spreads and sauces. Also on the menu, guests will find a variety of cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and desserts. For more information, click here.
You can also find them at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. For more information, click here.
Following a cross-country search for the next singing sensation, “American Idol” rounds out its second season on ABC with an epic grand finale event, featuring “Idol”‘s Top 3 contestants: Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg. For the first time in “Idol” history, America’s live coast-to-coast vote will determine the winner of the iconic singing competition series, with all voting taking place during the show. The crowning moment will be preceded by special performances from music legends, including “Idol”‘s very own superstar judges, the return of fan-favorite contestants from the current season and a special visit by last season’s winner, Maddie Poppe. Poppe’s debut album, “Whirlwind,” drops on Friday, May 17. The jam-packed music event airs SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Grand finale performances include, but are not limited to, the following:
Adam Lambert to perform his new single, “New Eyes,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Dimitrius Graham
Carrie Underwood to make a special appearance during her Cry Pretty Tour 360 to perform her new hit single, “Southbound,” live on the “Idol” stage
Daddy Yankee and Katy Perry to perform “Con Calma”
Dan + Shay to perform “All To Myself” and “Speechless” with Madison VanDenburg
Jon Pardi to perform a medley of “Night Shift” and “Dirt On My Boots” with Laine Hardy
Kane Brown to perform “Good As You” and “Lost in the Middle of Nowhere” with Alyssa Raghu
Katy Perry to perform “Unconditionally” with Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Kool & The Gang to perform a medley of “Hollywood Swinging,” “Ladies Night” and “Celebrate” with the Top 10
Luke Bryan to perform “Knockin’ Boots” and “Every Breath You Take” with Laci Kaye Booth
Lionel Richie to perform “Dancing on the Ceiling” with the Top 10
Montell Jordan to perform “This Is How We Do It” with Margie Mays and Austin Michael
Viral sensation Shayy returns to perform “Rise Up”
Weezer to perform a medley of “Africa,” “Take On Me” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” with Wade Cota and Walker Burroughs
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.
“American Idol” is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin, Megan Wolflick and Industrial Media’s Chris Anokute. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.