In episode 041 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we give our wrap-up discussion of the D23 Expo which took place from August 14-16, 2015 in Anaheim California. We also chat with Lava director, Jim Murphy in our short one-on-one interview and dive into the updated Disney Infinity 3.0 news (The Good Dinosaur) and so much more.
Kicking off the show, we jump right into the D23 Expo and mix in the news over the last few weeks.
- Read our wrap up review of the D23 Expo with photos here. We discuss the announcements regarding
- Riley’s First Date
- The Good Dinosaur (included in our wrap up review)
- Finding Dory (with the first Easter Egg)
- Coco (read all about Coco in our detailed post looking at the film from 2012 to now).
- Toy Story 4 (read the buzz about Lasseter’s comments that the film will feature a love store between Woody and Bo Peep)
- We also include the news of Don Rickles’ return as Mr. Potato Head (along with the newly announced returning voice actress, Kristen Schaal – yeah, Trixie is back)
- Other Pixar sightings at the Expo
- Inside Out panel – Pete Docter / Jonas Rivera / Phyllis Smith
- Pixar secrets revealed panel – Mary Coleman / Mark Andrews / Darla Anderson / Ronnie del Carmen / Dan Scanlon
- Toy Story: 20 years later panel – John Lasseter / Pete Docter / Andrew Stanton / Lee Unkrich / Galyn Susman / Ralph Eggleston / Sharon Calahan / Eben Ostby / Bob Pauley / Bill Reeves
- Sculpting with Greg Dykstra (The Good Dinosaur T-Rex sculpt)
- Autograph Signings with
- Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
- Andrew Stanton and Lindsey Collins
- Ralph Eggleston
- Nick Pitera
- Angus MacLane – WALL•E LEGO reveal and discussion along with autograph session
- A special collection of John Lasseter’s famed Reyn Spooner Hawaiian Shirts
- News of Toy Story Land at Disney World along with the revamped Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters ride at Cars Land.
- Precision Series die-cast Cars characters are coming and they’re releasing all of Radiator Springs as individual play sets.
- Quick updates on the news and a few product updates
LAVA INTERVIEW WITH JIM MURPHY
- Next up (at 50:38 into the show), we present our one-on-one chat with Lava director, Jim Murphy. We chat about everything from the sculpts, the concepts, the story development and the catchy song that drives the shots. As we indulge over the Uku and Lele casts that Jim brought in, we also discuss the sound design, his status meetings with John Lasseter and so much more as the team refined the short into what it is today.