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D23 Expo: Extensive Details About Coming Pixar Films

Disney's annual D23 Expo is underway, and the Pixar panel this afternoon had a host of juicy information about Pixar's upcoming films. Here's a quick roundup of the news:

posters for Pixar's upcoming films

The Good Dinosaur

  • Landscape shots that were shown are described as extremely beautiful and realistic.
  • An emotional clip was shown where Arlo (the dinosaur) and Spot (the boy), unable to verbally communicate, bond over lost family members.
  • Very positive feedback overall.

Finding Dory

Casting Details:

  • Dory: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Marlin: Albert Brooks
  • Nemo: Hayden Rolence
  • Dory's Mom, Jenny: Diane Keaton
  • Dory's Dad, Charlie: Eugene Levy
  • Hank the Octopus: Ed O'Neill
  • Bailey the Beluga Whale: Ty Burrell
  • Destiny the Whale Shark: Kaitlin Olson

Other tidbits:

  • Many of the cast including Ellen DeGeneres, Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill appeared on-stage at the event.
  • Animators are having fun with Hank, the octopus and his camouflage and walking animations.
  • Destiny and Bailey have brother/sister relationship, but Bailey thinks his bulging Beluga Whale forehead is an injury, and Destiny believes she's a whale.

Dory and Hank from Finding Dory

Coco (Lee Unkrich's Dia de los Muertos film)

  • Official name Coco announced today.
  • A young boy, Miguel, is the lead character and plays guitar.

Toy Story 4

  • Bo Peep will return in Toy Story 4!
  • The film is primarily a love story between Woody and Bo Peep after Woody and Buzz set off to find her.

Thanks to @osteoferocious and other D23 attendees who live-Tweeted news from the event.