The Coolest (and Weirdest) Stuff From Today's Animation Art Auction

There's an impressive art auction at Profiles in History today and tomorrow featuring everything from wax figures to theme park blueprints. Here's some of the coolest (and weirdest) stuff from it, if you're still looking to get me something for Christmas. For instance, the Alice in Wonderland concept painting above by… » 12/18/14 3:48pm Thursday 3:48pm

Don't Forget, Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot Airs Tonight

It's officially coming, but Toy Story 4 isn't hitting theaters until 2017—in fandom years that's like an eternity away. So to make the wait more bearable, Pixar has been churning out some equally enjoyable Toy Story short films, and the latest one, Toy Story That Time Forgot, premieres tonight. » 12/02/14 5:54pm 12/02/14 5:54pm

Magical Thinking: Bitcoin Gathers at Disney

ORLANDO—(BTC @ $355.27) The hotel is a tomb of hopeful thinking. Built in the 1980s, the single tower of the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Hotel at Disney World juts up from the Orlando ground as if tectonic forces pushed skyward a sheet of pure, brown stucco. A soundtrack of Mickey Mouse anthems plays around the clock.… » 12/01/14 2:34pm 12/01/14 2:34pm

A Tour of 'San Fransokyo,' the Hybrid City Disney Built for Big Hero 6

The new movie Big Hero 6 represents the first-ever partnership between Marvel and Disney, two entities known for constructing fantastical universes. So it's not surprising that bringing the story to film also required building an entire city of the future: a blend of Tokyo and San Francisco named San Fransokyo. » 11/10/14 12:35pm 11/10/14 12:35pm

8 Real-Life Robots That Inspired Big Hero 6

The star of the new Disney-Marvel movie Big Hero 6 is a poofy robot named Baymax who can assess your health with a laser-enabled two-second full-body scan. He also might soon be a reality. Baymax and other robots in the film were inspired by eight actual robots, some of which were designed and built in labs at MIT, … » 11/06/14 9:20am 11/06/14 9:20am

The teaser trailer for Tomorrowland is a mysteriously fun ride

It seems kind of silly to me to make a movie based off of Disneyland's Tomorrowland but hey, the same sort of idea worked out pretty well for Pirates of the Caribbean. And after seeing the very first teaser of the movie, the movie version of Tomorrowland looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. » 10/09/14 6:54pm 10/09/14 6:54pm

The New Big Hero 6 Trailer Reveals Even More Ass-Kicking Animation

I could not be more excited for the first Disney-Marvel mashup Big Hero 6, coming to theaters this fall. In a new trailer released today at NYC's Comic-Con, we get to see more of the action, backdropped by epic San Fransokyo views and superhero suits that were inspired by visits to real-life robotics labs. » 10/09/14 3:56pm 10/09/14 3:56pm

Disney's Air-Powered Robots Will Make For a Lively Hall of Presidents

Decades ago Disney's audio-animatronic technology revolutionized the animated characters that helped bring the company's theme park rides to life. But just imagine how eerily lifelike those Caribbean pirates or US presidents will be when the company's latest breakthrough—motor-less, servo-less, but remarkably… » 10/09/14 12:57pm 10/09/14 12:57pm