Big-Hero-6Over the weekend, Disney once more took to the stage for their D23 expo, and as you can imagine, they didn’t disappoint. Amongst the many things they brought with them were new images from several of their upcoming animated projects, including Big Hero 6, Frozen, Toy Story of Terror!, Planes, The Pirate Fairy, and Get a Horse!

Due out in November 2014, the first preview from Big Hero 6 launched back in the spring, and the great new image below gives another impressive view of the fictional setting of San Fransokyo.

“Big Hero 6” features brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014.


Next up from the studio is a new look at Frozen, due out in cinemas this coming November. Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel lead the voice cast as the two sisters, and smart money says that Josh Gad’s talking snowman, Olaf, is going to be a fan-favourite in a few months’ time.

In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (voice of Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Gad) in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. In theaters Nov. 27, 2013.


Then comes a look at the short, Toy Story of Terror!, due to air on ABC on October 16th this year, just in time for Halloween.

What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story OF TERROR!” From director Angus MacLane and producer Galyn Susman, “Toy Story OF TERROR!” premieres on ABC Oct. 16, 2013.


With the studio releasing Planes in cinemas over the weekend, they’ve also confirmed that the sequel, Planes: Fire and Rescue, will be heading into cinemas next summer on July 18th, 2014.

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” features a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (voice of Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.  “Planes: Fire & Rescue” ignites July 18, 2014.


They also released the first-look image from The Pirate Fairy, which is set to go straight to DVD in the spring next year. Tom Hiddleston and Christina Hendricks lead the voice cast, and it would be interesting to see if they decide to give it a theatrical release instead, as they’ve done with Planes.

When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink’s world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow. With comedy, heart and epic thrills for the whole family, “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail Spring 2014.


And finally, they brought with them a new image from Get a Horse!, the animated short set to screen in front of Frozen in cinemas towards the end of the year, with Walt Disney himself lending his voice to the movie as Mickey Mouse.

Featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse, this black-and-white, hand-drawn theatrical short follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal Minnie Mouse and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow as they delight in a musical haywagon ride—until Peg-Leg Pete shows up and tries to run them off the road. This groundbreaking short from Walt Disney Animation Studios is directed by Lauren MacMullan (TV’s “The Simpsons”) and produced by Dorothy McKim (“Prep & Landing” trilogy, “Meet the Robinsons”), “Get A Horse!” opens in front of “Frozen” on Nov. 27, 2013.



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