Celebrating the Wonder of Pixar

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As we wrap up the month of May and those summer days get closer and closer, we’re excited to announce that in June for our Disney100 celebration, we’ll be celebrating the Wonder of Pixar!

The animation studio has brought fans around the world together with some of the most iconic moments in filmmaking history, along with beloved characters and stories that have left a lasting mark on our hearts. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the amazing Pixar offerings fans can find this season across parks, products and games. See below for more!

To start, we’ve put together a list of our favorite products for those looking to celebrate the Wonder of Pixar:

My favorite pals Woody and Buzz, from Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story,” are the inspiration for Corckcicle’s new limited-edition drinkware. Will you enjoy friendly sips in drinkware inspired by the beloved sheriff or feel like you are on an adventure with everyone’s favorite Space Ranger? You can also take your Pixar pals on the road with you wherever you go with the new BlendJet 2 Portable blender, which features designs inspired by the iconic sheriff and Space Ranger duo, along with the show-stealing aliens. Say it with me – ‘oooohhhhhhhh’

Loungefly Finding Nemo 20th Anniversary Collection

And speaking of Pixar stories, do you know which one is turning 20 this year? “Finding Nemo!” And to celebrate the amazing adventure that taught us that “fish are friends, not food,” Loungefly has created the Finding Nemo 20th Anniversary Collection. Journey to the ocean floor with Nemo, Marlin, Dory, and Squirt as they float in transparent bubble zipper pockets of this cute Mini Backpack. Or take a tour of the ocean with the exclusive Nemo Cosplay Mini Backpack, which takes the form of everyone’s favorite clownfish. Whether you’re traveling the big blue or enjoying time close to home, this fishy friend will keep your belongings safe as you ride the waves.

For those fans looking to wear their fandom on their sleeves, I have just the thing! RSVLTS (The Roosevelts) are showing their love for all things “Finding Nemo” with a brand-new collection that is simply “righteous!” The whole family can head to the E.A.C. (East Australian Current) with Nemo, Crush, Squirt, Bruce, Dory and Marlin. The colorful assortment of sea creatures populates not one, not two, but five fabulous button-down shirts in classic (unisex) and women’s cuts; plus, two shorts and three preschooler tops too!

If you’re looking to change the ocean breeze for the cosmic galaxies above, Loungefly has you covered! The tale of the nature-loving Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth Class droid, more affectionately known as “WALL-E,” touched our hearts when it first came out in 2008. And Loungefly has recreated some of the iconic moments from the film with the WALL-E Date Night Mini Backpack, and the WALL-E EVE Date Night Glow CROSSBUDDIES Bag. Perfect for explorations on or off-planet!

Now, fans big and small can make friendly sheriff Woody part of their rodeo adventures with the Woody Interactive Talking Action Figure, which features more than 10 phrases and starts speaking when he detects another “Toy Story” interactive figure nearby. A sheriff always needs his deputy after all.

You can now bring home Ivy the monster truck, one of the newest stars from the world of “Cars,” with all her stunt performing action! Highlighting the “Showtime” episode of the Disney+ series, “Cars On The Road,” kids can witness the exciting action of the show with this stunting Monster Truck. Circus Stunt Ivy is ready to show off her epic jumps and moves. Can Ivy make the jump over 3 cars, 4 cars, 5 cars…more? Push down, push forward and watch as Circus Stunt Ivy leaps into the air! 

SQUIRREL! Oh, pardon me. What was I saying? Fans of “Up” aged 9 and above will simply adore the new LEGO Up House. This new set comes with three mini figures including Carl Fredricksen, Russell and of course, Dug! From the balloons to the porch, many adventures and endless hours of imaginative play await. And if you’ve ever wondered if It’s really possible to make the “Up” house fly, then check out LEGO’s newly-released “Making Wonder” YouTube Series!

Get ready for summer fun in the sun, with various “Toy Story” “Summer Splash” items available now on shopDisney! The Toy Story Summer Splash Spirit Jersey for Kids features your favorite friends in a picnic-themed print, and don’t miss out on the matching Toy Story Summer Splash Spirit Jersey for Adults, where Ducky and Bunny are ”Chillin”’ and ”Grillin” on the back of this colorful cotton top – there’s even an option for pets! You can also beat the summer heat with this Toy Story Inflatable Pool Toss 2 In 1 Game, where Jessie will bring a little giddyup to pool time. “Toy Story’s” yodeling cowgirl is surrounded by scoring pockets into which players throw colorful inflatable bags. Or maybe you’d like to play the Toy Story Alien Inflatable Bowling Game Set, where you can arrange the six inflatable aliens and then roll the ball and aim for the perfect strike!

You can continue to celebrate your favorite Pixar stories through imaginative play with new Storytellers figure sets from Mattel, including fan-favorite characters from “Monsters, Inc.” and “WALL-E.” And we can’t talk about great Pixar stories without looking ahead at what’s to come. I couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming release of “Elemental” on June 16. This all-new, original feature film is set in Element City, where Fire-, Water-, Earth- and Air residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted, and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. 

The anticipation for this new release is definitely building up! But fans don’t have to wait to get immersed in Ember and Wade’s world – you can explore Element City with this collectible Elemental Storytellers Figure Set, featuring three posable figures (Wade, Ember and Clod). 

"Elemental" movie books

Dive deeper into the world of “Elemental” with new publishing offerings! The Art of Elemental, available now, presents the story behind the newest film from Pixar Animation Studios. It highlights the stunning artwork from the film’s creation—including character designs, storyboards, color scripts, and much more—and features exclusive interviews from the creative team along with behind-the-scenes details. Explore the unlikely and unique friendship between the main characters of the film with the Elemental: Unlikely Friends middle grade novel, which expands on the story from the film! Readers aged 3-5 years old will enjoy the Elemental: A City for Everyone picture book. Featuring an array of characters from “Elemental,” this original story celebrates the differences that make us special and explores what it means to truly belong.

When it comes our exciting new Pixar games offerings, an all-new season featuring “Toy Story” races into “Disney Speedstorm” June 13! You can race on an out-of-this-world track inspired by Andy’s Room from the “Toy Story” films and collect exciting new racers Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and Bo Peep to show your challengers you’re not playing around. 

From wearing a cozy Red Panda Onesie to decorating with an iconic aquarium full of bubbles, “Disney Dreamlight Valley” fans are invited to celebrate the Wonder of Pixar with the latest Star Path! Launching in early June alongside “The Remembering” update, Valley Villagers can grow their Pixar collection with a number of items inspired by “Finding Nemo,” “Turning Red,” “Inside Out,” and even this year’s upcoming “Elemental.”

Fans of “Disney Emoji Blitz” can keep adding to their collection of Platinum Emojis and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Disney and the Wonder of Pixar in this month’s Token Quest! Play Ursula’s Pride Parade Token Quest throughout the month of June for your chance to collect Platinum Nemo. Collect all 12 Platinum Emojis and win the Platinum Minnie Emoji! In “Disney Mirrorverse,” add a new Pixar Guardian to your team this June – and you will not believe his evolved look! Dash Parr runs circles around Fractured foes in an incredibly amplified super suit you’ll need to see in action. Add this super Pixar hero to your in-game team starting June 26!

To continue the Wonder of Pixar celebrations, we’ve also pulled together highlights of some of our favorite experiences across the globe.

Character art from Disney and Pixar’s latest film, “Elemental”
Disneyland Resort Celebrates Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental” With a New, Limited-Time Water Short Prior to “World of Color – ONE

Beginning June 2, 2023, for a limited time, a new water short titled “Elemental Connection” highlighting the story and characters from Disney and Pixar’s latest film, “Elemental,” will be presented ahead of “World of Color — ONE” in Disney California Adventure park. Brilliant projections dance across vast water screens in this two-minute pre-show, bringing the land, air, water and fire residents of Element City to life. In this heartfelt story, fire element Ember and water element Wade discover that though the world tells them they can’t coexist, they are more alike than they realize. As whimsical fountains and powerful music fill Paradise Bay, you’ll see that stepping out of your element may help you uncover who you really are, just like Ember and Wade.

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort 

The Wonder of Pixar is alive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Whether you’re looking to race with Lightning McQueen or shrink down to the size of a toy, there is something for every Pixar fan. Over at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, you can learn what it takes to be a champion from the legendary racer himself, Lightning McQueen. And, a Pixar experience isn’t complete without a trip to Andy’s backyard! In Toy Story Land, you can shrink down to the size of a toy and play with your favorite “Toy Story” characters like Woody, Buzz and Jessie. While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by Roundup Rodeo BBQ, the first “Toy Story” table service restaurant in the world, for some mouthwatering barbecue and a rootin’ tootin’ good time!

Pixar Day at Sea on the Disney Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line

During Pixar Day at Sea, which debuted on the Disney Fantasy in January 2023, guests are immersed in the ever-unfolding stories of their favorite toys, monsters and supers. The daylong celebration features one-of-a-kind entertainment that brings to life the beloved tales of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and more. Families enjoy a rootin’ tootin’ breakfast, a totally awesome pool party, themed activities and treats, and character encounters around every corner throughout a fun-filled day at sea that ends with a Pixar Pals Celebration dance party and a deck show of incredible proportions. Pixar Day at Sea will be offered on nine seven-night Caribbean cruises in 2024 aboard the Disney Fantasy sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida. Departing Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, and March 2, 2024, the eastern Caribbean itinerary includes Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay. Departing Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and Feb. 24, 2024, the western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. 

Pixar at Disneyland Paris
Parade at Disneyland Paris
Worlds of Pixar and Disney Stars on Parade at Disneyland Paris

You’ve got a friend (or many) in Worlds of Pixar at Disneyland Paris. When you visit this Pixar-loaded land located in Walt Disney Studios Park, you’ll be whisked off to colorful worlds full of attractions, entertainment, food and fun with characters in settings straight from “Ratatouille,” “Finding Nemo,” “Toy Story”… and beyond! In Disneyland Park, you will also have the incredible chance to see Pixar Characters in colorful shows: you may wave at Nemo’s bubbly friends during the whimsical Disney Stars on Parade, or dance with Woody, Jessie, Joy and Miguel during Dream… and Shine Brighter!, the joyful daytime show specially created for the 30th Anniversary, only until September 30, 2023.

Toy Story Hotel at Shanghai Disney Resort

Just a short stroll away from Shanghai Disneyland, guests can take a respite at Toy Story Hotel. With two themed wings – Sheriff Woody Wing and Buzz Lightyear Wing – fun for the whole family continues “to Infinity and Beyond!” 

Turtle Talk at Tokyo Disney Sea at Tokyo Disney Resort
Turtle Talk at Tokyo Disney Sea at Tokyo Disney Resort

In the Undersea Observatory inside the S.S. Columbia, chat with Crush the sea turtle, swimming happily through the open seas! 

Fun Summer Experiences at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Take magic and laughter to the max at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort with fun-filled activities from June 23 to September 3. This summer, experience activities like the all-new “Adventure is Out There” musical stage show, have a splashing good time at the “Pixar Water Play Street Party!”, dance with delight at the “Follow Your Dreams” summer edition or fall in for fun with Toy Soldiers at the “Toy Soldier Boot Camp.”