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Disney & Pixar Animation at D23: New Details on 'Frozen 2,' 'The Incredibles 2,' 'Toy Story 4' and More!

Unfortunately for the fan dressed in an inflatable Baymax costume (which was so big he couldn’t fit into any of the convention center’s seats), Friday’s Pixar and Disney Animation panel at D23, Disney’s fan expo, didn’t provide confirmation on sequels to either Big Hero 6 or Zootopia. But host John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Studios, did have plenty of scoop on Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph 2, The Incredibles 2 and more!

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Frozen 2

The panel began with a return to Arendelle – starting with the 21-minute short film, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (debuting in theaters ahead of Coco on Nov. 22). Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna, was on hand to explain that, “[Anna and Elsa] don’t actually have any holiday traditions of their own, and it breaks Olaf’s tiny, little icy heart.” The crowd aww-ed as a photo of sad Olaf appeared onscreen and Bell squealed, “I know!

D23 attendees were then treated to a silly scene of Olaf (Josh Gad) trying to decide if various Christmas traditions are “special enough,” before Gad made a surprise appearance to live-debut one of the four new songs called, I believe, “That Time of Year.”

As for Frozen 2, we still don’t know the title – though, it’s not Disney’s Thawed – but instead, saw home video of directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee’s research trip to Norway, Iceland and Finland. These “adventures,” we were told, will inspire the sequel, which hits theaters on Nov. 27, 2019.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

In Wreck-It Ralph 2 – the full title is quite a mouthful – the arcade is connected to “wee fee” (that’d be WiF) and, as Princess Vanellope herself, Sarah Silverman, revealed, “Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush, breaks and she has to travel with Ralph into the Internet to find a part to fix the game.” There, they will meet new characters like Yesss (played by Taraji P. Henson), the shape-shifting algorithm of a trend-making website called Buzzaholic.

In the most synergistic but uproarious clip, Yesss gives Ralph and Vanellope a VIP tour of the Internet that culminates in a visit to, where Star Wars, Marvel, and classic Disney characters roam. Vanellope sneaks off to mess with the Disney princesses, which does not go well. (Cinderella breaks her glass slipper into a shank.) It only gets better and more meta from there, i.e. the princesses declare that none of them have daddy issues!

As a special surprise for D23, each princess’ original voice actor was on hand to announce they will reprise their role in the movie – from Arielle and Belle to Merida and Tiana, Anna, Moana and more! Ralph Breaks the Internet arrives in theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.


The Incredibles 2

“It’s like, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Edna,” so said a supremely amusing featurette that intro’d The Incredibles 2 portion, which featured the likes of Zac Posen, Heidi Klum, Kendall Jenner and Rachel Zoe, among other models and fashion experts, discussing the “visionary” and “iconic” Edna.

Writer, director and the voice of Edna, Brad Bird, took the stage to show off new and quite improved test footage of the entire family back in action. The sequel (out June 15, 2018) reunites nearly the entire original cast and also features a brand spankin’ new superhero lair and a “greatly expanded” world with superheroes whose powers might just rival the Incredibles family.

“You’ll see a lot of Elastigirl. A chain of events puts her at the forefront of the action, while Bob has to stay home,” Bird explained of Mr. Incredible’s own challenge: “He still doesn’t know that Jack Jack has these powers.” A work-in-progress clip had Jack defending the home from a raccoon he mistakes as a burglar, resulting in an outrageous backyard brawl.


Toy Story 4

There wasn’t much to share about Toy Story 4 – the movie’s official title – as the fourquel doesn’t hit theaters until summer 2019. But Lasseter announced that he will not direct it, officially passing the reigns to Josh Cooley (the Oscar-nominated writer of Inside Out), though the animation legend will stay on as an executive producer and mentor.

Cooley brought along a video tour of the Toy Story offices, which yielded little information regarding the film’s plot – except a hint that it may or may not involve an RV trip? (During D23 2013, it was revealed that the story would be a love story for Woody and Bo Peep.) But we do know the aliens are back, as the montage included the first line of dialogue recorded for Toy Story 4: the alien’s signature, “Oooo.

Untitled Pixar Suburban Fantasy World Film

One of two untitled projects teased during the panel – the other from DisneyToon Studios may be a Planes sequel, about jets that can travel into space. This movie comes courtesy of Monsters University director Dan Scanlon and takes place in, yes, a suburban fantasy world.

“This film takes place in a fantasy world; however, it is a modern fantasy world,” explained Scanlon. Long ago, there was magic, but because it was complicated to learn, eventually the citizens invented machines that could do magic for them, like light bulbs, cars and fast food. (One chain is called “To-N-Fro Burger.”) There are no humans in this fantasy world, but the land is populated by elves, trolls and sprites – “Anything that would be on the side of a van in the '70s,” Scanlon joked – and where unicorns are rat-like pests.

The actual story follows two teenage brother whose father died when they were too young to remember him, so they set out on an adventure to somehow find a way to spend one last magical day with him.



As Coco hits theaters this Thanksgiving, there wasn’t much news to break about Pixar’s Día de los Muertos movie, which Lasseter called “breathtaking” and “incredibly emotional.” It’s set in Mexico and follows 12-year-old Miguel, who learns he is the great, great grandson of the most famous musician in all of Mexico, Ernesto de la Cruz (voiced by Benjamin Bratt).

Miguel’s family has banned music for many generations so, in one clip previewed for Hall D23, Miguel tries to sign up for the town’s talent show but isn’t able to without a guitar – which leads him to break into Ernesto’s tomb and steal his legendary guitar, setting off a series of supernatural events that transpots him to the land of the dead. Another clip took place in the Department of Family Reunions, packed with skeletons and talk of curses and the adorable scoundrel of a dog, Dante.

Mostly, the Coco portion provided a grand finale to the panel, a live mariachi performance by Miguel himself, actor Anthony Gonzalez, and Bratt, complete with a spectacular shower of confetti.

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theblackpar4de  asked:

heeey! can you rec some viktuuri angst fics on viktor pov? thank you so much, i love your blog! (Sorry for any mistakes, english is not my first language)

Hi there, thanks for your request (also your English is great, don’t even worry about it)! So you’re actually one of four people requesting angsty fics- the others wanted some that were oneshots/with character death/dramatic. So, all of these are complete Victuuri oneshots that meet these categories in varying degrees. I’ve included the POV for all the fics/if major character death is involved. I hope you all enjoy!

Fic Rec ~ Victuuri Angst  🖤

Character Death

a place on Earth, with you by melonbug (E, 11559, Yuuri’s POV)

Yuuri and Viktor are both lonely bachelors who find out the world is ending and need someone to spend their last two weeks with. If you’re looking for something great that will actually make you cry, this is the fic.

two hearts and a greenhouse by epiken (Teen, 2593, Yuuri’s POV) 

A love story told through photographs and flowers. You may be wondering where the angst in this one is at the beginning, but trust me, it will hit you all at once.

Clockwork by orenji92 (G, 1294, Switches from Yuuri to Viktor’s POV)

In this world, people were born with a clock mark on their wrist crease. The mark was ever-changing, counting down the time someone had. Yuuri’s clock was a little bit special. This is definitely another tear jerker.

Turning Page by muffinmonster (G, 4400, Switches from Yuuri to Viktor’s POV)

While taking a hiatus from skating, Viktor meets a young man on the boardwalk and falls in love. It’s a slight AU where Yuuri isn’t a skater but Viktor is. The writing is beautiful and I swear that it will make you sad.

He Used to Be Mine by Ladybugtrashcan (Not Rated, 1581, Switching POV but mostly Viktor)

This one’s about Yuuri’s feelings and struggles as he tries to win the Grand Prix, then the World Championship. The character death in this fic was unexpected in the way that it happened, which hits really hard.

No Character Death

saturn’s rings / wayward satellite by Authoress (G, 2373 / 2283, Yuuri / Viktor POV)

The Grand Prix Final is over and Yuuri has won, but neither of them feel like it’s over between them and neither will discuss their future. They’re companion pieces with the first in Yuuri’s POV and the second in Viktor’s.

Next Stop, Happiness by frolickingangels (G, 1700, Yuuri’s POV)

Don’t let the title fool you. This fic is canon divergent in the way that most of it’s a well-written flashback to Yuuri’s childhood, in which him and Viktor skate at the same rink. The present day, though, isn’t as present.

never been to peru by stxpmh (G, 3962, Yuuri’s POV)

Hanahaki Disease is an illness born from one-sided love, where the patient throws up and coughs of flower petals when their love is unrequited. In this case, Yuuri has it bad.

stay by my side by paranoid_fridge (Not Rated, 3107, Yuuri’s POV)

It’s the night before the Free Program portion at the Grand Prix Final, and Yuuri tells Viktor that he wants to end it. Viktor takes it about as well as expected. This is a neat alternate ending to Yuuri and Viktor’s little fight.

nobody else by sunshinehide (Teen, 5189, Yuuri’s POV)

This fic’s a reincarnation one that spans from the beginning of time to present day. As you can probably imagine, most of the time it doesn’t work out so well between Viktor and Yuuri. Not well at all.

Music Worth Listening To by victornikiforov (Not Rated, 5607, Viktor’s POV)

Yuuri and Viktor become friends as teenagers in the canon divergent AU. There’s lots of pining before they get together, and it’s not smooth sailing even after confessing.

Cassini prepares for mission’s end

Cassini has begun its five final close passes of Saturn’s atmosphere.
 credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is quickly nearing the end of its mission — and its life. Already in the aptly named Grand Finale portion of its mission, Cassini has begun its final five orbits around the ringed planet. The probe is also preparing for its final encounter with Saturn’s largest moon, Titan — an encounter that will seal Cassini’s fate.

On August 13, Cassini completed the first of five close passes over Saturn, skimming the giant’s atmosphere at a height of just over 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers). That’s close enough to require the spacecraft to utilize its thrusters to maintain its course as it travels through denser portions of the atmosphere than before. However, Cassini has had practice at such maneuvering, thanks to previous close passes over Titan, which itself is shrouded in a thick atmosphere.

Cassini’s last encounter with Titan will take place September 11, when the moon’s gravity will be used to tug the spacecraft into a trajectory that will end with its death plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn on September 15. That final encounter is the last chapter in a story that’s included numerous gravity assists from the moon, which have, in large part, made the mission what it is. Thanks to the ability of Cassini to use Titan’s gravity to modify its orbit, the spacecraft was able to carry less fuel and use that fuel more sparingly, increasing the science return possible from this landmark mission

Read more ~ Astronomy Magazine