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Hasbro/eOne Tap ‘Toy Story 4’ Director to Lead new Transformers Film

Fresh off yesterday’s news that Entertainment One (eOne) is developing 15 TV projects and 21 film projects based on properties in the Hasbro portfolio, the first details have emerged about one project that is “more than meets the eye.” Oscar-winning filmmaker Josh Cooley (Toy Story 4) will direct an animated Transformers prequel that will reportedly take place on Cybertron and focus on the dynamic between Autobot leader Optimus Prime and Decepticon leader Megatron. Originally reported by Deadline, Cooley took to Twitter to confirm the news with the heroic Autobots logo and two familiar words for Transformers fans: “Roll out.” Roll out. — Josh Cooley...

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A Global Toy Story: A Look at Toys Made Around the World as Talk of Tariffs on Chinese Goods Continues

When it comes to manufacturing toys, it’s a complicated situation. Over the past 10 months, tariffs have dominated the headlines as the toy industry braced itself to possibly be swept up as part of more than $300 million in Chinese goods that could be taxed at up to 25% upon entry into the U.S. if the long-threatened “List 4” went into effect. Following July’s so-called tariff truce between President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping, the two nations remained in an uncomfortable holding pattern until a tweet changed everything at the beginning of August. President Trump declared Sept....

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Disney Recalls ‘Toy Story 4’ 11-Inch Forky Plush

In Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Forky spent a large part of the movie being convinced that he isn’t “trash.” While the character isn’t, one of his real-life counterparts is destined for the rubbish bin as Disney has issued a voluntary recall for the 11-inch Forky plush sold exclusively at Disney Parks, Disney Store,, and Disney Store via Amazon Marketplace. No incidents have been reported, but the company discovered that the rolling “googly” eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard for small children. The eyes are comprised of three parts: a white plastic base, a clear plastic dome, and...

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Pixar’s Tinny: From ‘Tin Toy’ to Toys ‘R’ Us to ‘Toy Story 4’

Somewhere in the Bay Area, not far from the Pixar Animation Studios campus in Emeryville, California, sits a new facility that recently opened with virtually no fanfare. The lack of a big announcement is by design, as the unassuming building is the new, officially secret location for the Pixar Animation Archives — a sprawling, climate-controlled facility designed to withstand natural disasters and to protect the legacy of the legendary animation powerhouse. Much like The Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, the Pixar Archives has everything. Despite the studio’s digital cinematic output, there’s a surprising amount of physical artifacts from every...

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From Lamp to Lost Toy: In ‘Toy Story 4,’ Bo Peep is Ready for Action

It’s a mellow spring evening on the famed campus of Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. Tucked just next to Oakland across the misty bay from San Francisco for more than 33 years, Pixar has been pushing the boundaries of what digital animation can be. As many staffers clock out for the day, a group of guests gather in front of The Steve Jobs Building. Following the customary photos with the giant-sized Luxo Lamp and Pixar Ball, we’re about to get our first look at just how far the company has come since the 1995 release of its very...

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14 Brands Team Up with Disney•Pixar for ‘Toy Story 4’ Promotional Efforts

As the toys get ready to hit the road this summer for their biggest adventure yet, 14 major brands are teaming up with The Walt Disney Studios in support of Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Companies joining the fold include Alaska Airlines, Babybel and The Laughing Cow, Best Western, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Bounty, Chrysler, Clorox, Dannon Danimals, Go RVing, JOANN, Juicy Juice, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, and Ziploc. “These amazing brands have come up with some very exciting, imaginative campaigns to support Toy Story 4, and we can’t wait to share them with fans this summer,” says Lylle Breier, senior vice president, global...

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We’re still about two months out from the release of Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4, but LEGO is ready now. The company released six new Toy Story 4-themed play sets for kids ages 4 and up. The sets offer a great introduction to the LEGO building system, with fun learning toys offering age-appropriate building and playing experiences. Each play set comes with the company’s signature Starter Brick elements. Check out the six sets below. Looking for more Toy Story 4 news? Click here. Buzz & Bo Peep’s Playground Adventure Get ready for an adventure at the playground! Join Buzz Lightyear,...

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Toy Story 4 TV Spot Reveals Old Friends, New Faces

This summer, the toys will hit the road for a new adventure in Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Today, the studio released the final theatrical poster, alongside an all-new TV spot — “Old Friends and New Faces: Bo Peep.” Missing from the franchise for the past 20 years, the return of Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts) is fueling fan interest and inspiring a host of new toys set for release later this spring. Toy Story 4 also promises a bit of toy history, with new characters inspired by famous toys from decades past. Toy Story 4 Official Synopsis: Woody...

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