Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'Playing It Cool' With Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Aubrey Plaza & More Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Watch: First Trailer For ‘Serena’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Pixar Creates New 'Toy Story Nutcracker' Short For World Of Color: Winter Dreams Attraction

Photo of Drew Taylor By Drew Taylor | The Playlist October 22, 2013 at 10:40AM

Of all the wonders held within the Disney California Adventure theme park, few dazzle with the kind of fanciful delight of World of Color, a spectacular nighttime water show that combines special effects, mist, fire, projections, and colored lights (it took 15 months to design and build at a cost of $75 million). It's like the dancing fountains outside the Bellagio in Las Vegas but turned up to the nth degree and sprinkled with that singular Disney magic. In a few weeks, the complex show will be completely transformed as World of Color: Winter Dreams, an all-new holiday variation, and it will feature brand new animation from the wizards at Pixar.
0
Toy Story 2

Of all the wonders held within the Disney California Adventure theme park, few dazzle with the kind of fanciful delight of "World of Color," a spectacular nighttime water show that combines special effects, mist, fire, projections, and colored lights (it took 15 months to design and build at a cost of $75 million). It's like the dancing fountains outside the Bellagio in Las Vegas but turned up to the nth degree and sprinkled with that singular Disney magic. In a few weeks, the complex show will be completely transformed as "World of Color: Winter Dreams," an all-new holiday variation, and it will feature brand new animation from the wizards at Pixar

In a new video posted to the Disney Parks YouTube page (which you can watch below), Liz Gazzano, executive producer of the Pixar Theme Parks Group, and Roger Gould, creative director of the Pixar Theme Parks Group (wait that's a thing?), explain that a new piece of animation has been created for the nighttime experience, the "Toy Story Nutcracker." Gould explains that the World of Color Lagoon is "three times the size of a movie screen," and that Pixar fully intends on utilizing that extra space, "creating animation that fills that entire lagoon." It looks like all of the characters from the movies (and the recent, totally brilliant "Toy Story Of Terror" Halloween special) are back to put on their interpretation of the classic Christmastime ballet, with bumbling dinosaur Rex (Wallace Shawn) ending up in a tutu (of course). 

While the 'World of Color' show has had variations (early in the show's run, two segments from the original show were swapped out for a section dedicated to the lead up to "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"—the missing segments have yet to return), Winter Dreams represents a whole new experience, with new animation also being created utilizing the Olaf character from Disney's upcoming animated feature "Frozen" (voiced by Josh Gad). The show is also supposed to include sequences from "Bambi" and, of course, "Fantasia."

"World of Color: Winter Dreams" kicks off on November 15th at the Disney California Adventure theme park, right next door to Disneyland.

This article is related to: Pixar


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates