Finishing up our recaps from today’s D23 presentation, including a look at Disney/Pixar’s upcoming slate and new projects from Walt Disney Animation Studios, we have the direct-to-video production wing of Disney, DisneyToon Studios. Their contributions to D23 include two new Tinkerbell pictures titled Legend of the NeverBeast and The Pirate Fairy, plus a new Planes sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue. While these DVD/Blu-ray films might not appeal to the broadest base, the D23 presentation did feature some fun guest surprises, including Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) and Dane Cook (Dan in Real Life). Hit the jump for my recap.
We’ve seen quite a bit of news out of Disney’s D23 panel today, having already shared the voice casts and first images from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out, new voice casting for Finding Dory, and the announcement of Disney’s new animated film Zootopia, and now new images for a few other upcoming films have been released. Briefly:
- Big Hero 6 – A new image from Disney Animation’s adaptation of the Marvel comic. The film opens on November 7, 2014.
- Frozen – A new image from Disney’s animated musical, featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. The film opens this coming November 27th.
- Planes: Fire & Rescue – The first concept art image from DisneyToon Studios’ next film in the Planes universe. The film opens on July 18, 2014.
- The Pirate Fairy – The first image from the direct-to-video DisneyToon animated film, featuring the voices of Tom Hiddleston and Christina Hendricks. The film will be released in spring 2014.
- Toy Story of TERROR! – A new image from Pixar’s upcoming half-hour Halloween TV special, premiering on ABC on October 16th.
- Get a Horse! – A new image from the new Disney Animation short, playing in front of Frozen this November.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and check back here on Collider later for our full D23 coverage.