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Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 2” Rolls Into Target Stores Nationwide



Disney·Pixar's "Cars 2" Rolls Into Target Stores Nationwide

New and exclusive merchandise inspired by the animated film is now available at Target

MINNEAPOLIS (June 16, 2011) — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today
announced its collection of merchandise inspired by Disney·Pixar's "Cars
2," arriving in theaters on June 24. The "Cars 2" collection at Target
features products in categories throughout the store, including several
exclusive items, such as the Racing Rivals Buddy Pack, Change Ups Racing
Track set, Topper Deckington — a double-decker bus vehicle, "Cars 2"
Guess Who game and a bedding pattern. The Target collection also
features LEGO® Ultimate Build Francesco and the Fisher Price® Wheelies
Racing Rivalry Track.

"Target's collaboration with Disney offers our guests a wide selection
of playful products inspired by the 'Cars 2' star characters, Lightning
McQueen and Mater," said Casey Carl, senior vice president of
merchandising at Target. "From play sets and electronic devices to
bedding and apparel, Target is the destination that Disney·Pixar movie
fans are racing to for merchandise at an exceptional value."

A dedicated boutique of "Cars 2" merchandise can also be found online at, which has an expanded assortment of products inspired
by the film and an interactive experience featuring the movie's
exciting characters. The site also houses the exclusive, custom animated
TV spot created by Disney·Pixar for Target, featuring favorite
characters from the film. In the spot, two cars are racing toward their
nearest Target store when a surprise competitor comes up from behind and
leaves them in the dust. The 30-second spot began airing on June 4.

"Fans are clamoring for 'Cars'- inspired merchandise that brings the
stories and characters from the film to life," said Bruce Morrison,
senior vice president of sales at Disney Consumer Products. "Target has
captured some of the movie's magic through its expansive 'Cars 2'
assortment, and we know fans will love it."

About Disney·Pixar's "Cars 2" (in U.S. theaters June 24, 2011)
Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the
incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their
friendship to exciting new places in "Cars 2" when they head overseas to
compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's
fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of
potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in
an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds
himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile
race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master
British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the
stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer).
Mater's action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through
the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by
the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car
cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing

John Lasseter returns to the driver's seat to direct this follow-up to
his 2006 Golden Globe®-winning "Cars." "Cars 2" is co-directed by Brad
Lewis, producer of the Oscar®-winning film "Ratatouille," and produced
by visual effects industry veteran Denise Ream (associate producer,
"Up;" visual effects executive producer, "Star Wars: Episode III —
Revenge of the Sith"). The film hits the track on June 24, 2011, and
will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D in select theaters.
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About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,755
stores in 49 states nationwide and at In addition, the
company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary
credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its
income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals
more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target's
commitment to corporate responsibility, visit

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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