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Lightning McQueen revs his engine off-road in Pixar's new Radiator Springs short -- EXCLUSIVE

Cars 2 was an enormous box-office hit, but as Mater skipped around the globe as an oblivious player in the world of espionage, fans of the original film may have felt a little homesick for Radiator Springs. Fortunately, Lightning McQueen’s adopted hometown gets another close-up in The Radiator Springs 500 ½.

The entire cast of voices from the films, including Owen Wilson, is back for this six-minute short, which will premiere later this spring exclusively on Disney Movies Anywhere. The gang is enjoying a Founders Day celebration to honor the late Stanley when a gang of Baja racers descend on the town and challenge Lightning to a race.

“We kind of played it up like a western,” says Rob Gibbs, the Mater’s Tall Tales vet who directed the short along with Scott Morse. “These off-road racers come to town, like gunslingers looking for the hottest gunslinger in Radiator Springs, Lightning McQueen. They challenge him to a race, like someone would challenge someone to a duel.”

As you can see from the photo, Lightning isn’t one to walk (drive?) away from a challenge. While he and the Baja pros see who’s the fastest, Mater leads the rest of the gang through a leisurely Founders Day tour of Stanley’s original frontier route. “It’s kind of a contrast between how much fun the tour is and how scary and painful the racers’ journey is, because they take a right where Mater told them to take a left,” says Gibbs. READ FULL STORY

'Toy Story of Terror': A 'Scream' for the smaller set

Want to give your kids a horror-film education — but think they’re just a little too young to watch Drew Barrymore get dismembered? Here’s a simple solution: Just plop them in front of Toy Story of Terror, a sitcom-length special that debuts on network TV tonight.

Older fans are, of course, welcome to enjoy the show as well — like any Pixar property, it’s designed for viewers of all ages. (Anyone 20ish or older will be especially amused by a new character called Combat Carl, voiced with perfect action-hero bravado by Rocky and Arrested Development star Carl Weathers.) But younger viewers stand to gain the most, since TSoT isn’t just a short featuring some of the studio’s most beloved characters; it’s a genuinely spooky half-hour that doubles as a clever, concise deconstruction of horror as a genre.

'Disney Fandom' to celebrate fans of Disney, Pixar, 'Star Wars,' Marvel, and more -- EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK

Comic-Con may be over, but that doesn’t mean fans are done celebrating. Starting tonight, Disney XD will air a three-day programming event called Disney Fandom in honor of fans that will showcase exclusive looks at the latest from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. The special channel takeover aimed at fans 13 and older will highlight fan favorite content, airing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as specials such as the Star Wars Tech documentary and Once Upon a Time: For the Fans. On The Red Carpet: Disney Fandom Edition kicks off the event with a look at what went down at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Also featured are sneak peeks into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Two, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. The programming event has an online presence with features such as a printable show schedule, fan polls, and games from Marvel and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Check out what serious Star Wars dedication looks like in this sneak peek for Live Well Network’s special edition My Family Recipe Rocks – Star Wars, airing Thursday at 8 p.m.:

'Monsters University': See Pixar employees compete in their very own Scare Games -- EXCLUSIVE

As if you needed another reason to wish you worked at Pixar.

Fans of Monsters University know that much of the movie’s second half focuses on the Scare Games, a prestigious competition in which fraternities and sororities duke it out to be named the scariest clan on campus. What those fans may not know, though, is that the Scare Games didn’t exist only onscreen: Pixar held its very own version of the contest on its own college-esque campus.

Why? The reason is simple: “Pixar takes its fun very seriously,” associate producer Nicole Grindle explains in the following exclusive clip.

For more about which events made it into the real-life games — and which team looks best in their matching bandanas — check out this exclusive clip of Pixar’s Scare Games featurette below. May the best monsters humans win!


On the scene at the 'Monsters University' premiere with Billy Crystal, Sean Hayes, and more

Disney and Pixar transformed Hollywood Boulevard into the tailgate of any monster’s dream, Monday night. The blue carpet was bedecked with stately Monsters University columns and arches, the attendees all wore Monsters U royal blue, and a marching band and some acrobatic cheerleaders kicked off the evening with a custom Monsters U chant. Sulley and Mike Wazowski clearly made the right choice when it came to their higher education.

EW was on the scene and spoke to some of the cast and crew, new and old, about the film, the new characters to look forward to, and how to make a wholesome college film.  READ FULL STORY

'Monsters University': New clip introduces Mike and Sulley's frat brothers -- EXCLUSIVE

Remember meeting your college roommate for the first time? You hope to become best friends, but fear he or she may be a walking nightmare.

At Monsters University, hey, why not both?

This new clip from Pixar’s upcoming prequel to Monsters, Inc. shows college rivals Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) as they meet some of their new brothers at the Oozma Kappa fraternity.


See baby Mike Wazowski in final 'Monsters University' trailer -- VIDEO

With the release of Monsters University less than a month away, Disney/Pixar has released one final trailer for the eagerly anticipated prequel to 2001’s Monsters, Inc.

In this last preview, there’s a peek at itty-bitty Mike Wazowski (which we also got to see in a Japanese trailer released in March). He’s so cute! But cute is exactly what college student Mike doesn’t want to be — he has long dreamed of becoming a top-notch Scarer. This trailer features Mike working towards that dream and finding his place at college, as he butts heads with his roommate and friend-to-be Sully. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

'Brave': Merida remains the girl you know and love -- EXCLUSIVE

Put down your bows and arrows, Brave fans. After more than a week of concern over the changed appearance of our favorite animated redhead, a Disney rep tells EW that there’s no cause for alarm: Merida’s seemingly sexier image was only created for the heroine’s official induction into the Disney Princess Collection and was always planned to be phased out within a few months of the coronation. READ FULL STORY

'Monsters University': New trailer gives a longer look at Mike and Sully's college life -- VIDEO

School’s almost in session! In just a few short months, Disney/Pixar will unveil its first prequel: Monsters University, which finds Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) of Monsters Inc. as young, fresh-faced co-eds ready to hone their scaring skills.

Of course, there’s more to the movie than lectures and studying — as the film’s UK trailer reveals, Mike and Sully find themselves competing in the Scare Games, a cutthroat contest apparently sponsored by Monsters U’s Greek organizations. (Yes, even monsters have fraternities.) The clip also features Dame Helen Mirren’s Dean Hardscrabble, the living legend who runs the university’s prestigious School of Scaring. Basically, she’s Professor McGonnagall with more legs.


Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski, more voice cast revealed for Pixar's 'Monsters University' -- EXCLUSIVE

Pixar’s Monsters University is a bit of a class reunion for our favorite creatures of the one-eyed and furry variety. In the prequel, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi will reprise their voice roles from 2001’s Monsters, Inc., but the new film will also feature plenty of new characters.

EW can exclusively reveal more actors who are bringing life to the animated movie’s monsters. Among the talent lending their voices to the film are Nathan Fillion (Castle), John Krasinski (The Office), and Bonnie Hunt (Cheaper By the Dozen).

Hunt’s acceptance into Monsters University marks a return to the Pixar family. She also voiced characters in A Bug’s Life, Cars, Toy Story 3, multiple short films, and even Monsters, Inc., though as a different character than her role in the prequel. READ FULL STORY

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