Walt Disney Studios Feature D23 Release

THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TOOK FANS BEHIND THE SCENES AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO

BURBANK, Calif. – August 20, 2011 –Today, Disney film fans went behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios.

Rich Ross, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey, president, production, The Walt Disney Studios; John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and Kevin Feige, producer and president, Marvel Studios, presented a look at The Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming film slate, which included DisneyToon Studios Planes, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, Disney•Pixar’s Brave, Disney•Pixar’sMonsters University, Untitled Pixar Film From Director Bob Peterson, Untitled Pixar Film From Director Pete Docter, John Carter, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Oz The Great and Powerful, Disney’s The Muppets, Disneynature’s Chimpanzee and Marvel’s The Avengers.

DisneyToon Studios Planes

It was announced that actor Jon Cryer (TV’s “Two and a Half Men”)will voice the main character in DisneyToon Studios Planes. Jon joined John Lasseter on stage for the announcement and to introduce the teaser trailer of the film.

Disney•Pixar’s Brave

Filmmakers Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian were joined by actors Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd to present footage from the film.

Disney•Pixar’sMonsters University

In a special surprise appearance, Billy Crystal, flanked by Mike Wazowski and Sulley, joined director Dan Scanlon to discuss the film and show some behind-the-scenes making of the film.

Untitled Pixar Film From Director Bob Peterson

Joining Bob Petersen was producer John Walker to give fans never-before-released information about the untitled film. Please find the official logline in the attached materials.

Untitled Pixar Film From Director Pete Docter

Alongside Pete Docter was producer Jonas Rivera to provide never-before-released information about their upcoming project. Please find the official logline in the attached materials.

John Carter

Producer Jim Morris and director Andrew Stanton were accompanied by the films stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, and Willem Dafoe to present never-before-seen footage, introducing fans to the films epic characters.

Also, as part of the festivities, Buzz and Woody were onboard to help celebrate Pixar’s 25th Anniversary – with enough cupcakes for the entire audience!

Enrico Casarosa Interview with Daily Brink!

Recently Enrico Casarosr,director of the upcoming La Luna did an interview with Daily Brink. The interview points out some interesting facts and background of Enrico. The interview mostly is about La Luna.  To some, this excerpt may contain a spoiler. Enrico speaks about how the plot of La Luna was influenced by his own life:

Growing up in a seaside town in Genoa with my grandfather and my father in the house, I had to deal with two men who never quite got along. As a young boy, I was very often stuck in the middle of two personalities that clashed somewhat. With La Luna, I really wanted to try and tell the story of a little kid stuck between two bold individuals, a boy who has to learn to find his own way. Without giving away too many spoilers, the main concept is also very fantastic, as this little boy will be confronted for the first time with the strange family business his dad and grandpa work in. La Luna is about this little boy finding out about this unusual job, and finding himself in the process.

Check out the whole interview with pictures of Enrico!

Disney/Pixar Introduces La Luna

Disney·Pixar just released the synopsis and an image from the yet-to-be-released short, La Luna.

La Luna
 will be directed by Enrico Casarosa, and produced by Kevin Reher. Enrico Casarosa joined Pixar in January 2002, as a story artist on CarsLa Luna will premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival this June.

La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

The Pixar Blog  reports that music is by Michael Giacchino and also reports a  source informed him that Pixar finished production on it a while back, possibly as early as 2008, except for music.

Update: Hi-Res images were added.