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September 11

September 11, 2013 – Monsters University Announced as Hollywood Film Award Honoree

“…presented annually ‘to an individual who has – or individuals who have – made outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry.’”

On September 11, 2013, it was announced that the Pixar film Monsters University would be the recipient of the Hollywood Animation Award at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on October 21. There, director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae would be honored and on hand to accept the award on behalf of Pixar.

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September 3

September 3, 2018 – Pixar Fest Ends in Disneyland

“Celebrating friendship and beyond!”

On September 3, 2018, the biggest Pixar celebration to come to Disney parks, called Pixar Fest, ended its run. Beginning on April 13, 2018, the celebration featured tributes to the beloved Pixar films, such as the nighttime show Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular, the new Pixar Play Parade, and a limited-engagement return of the popular Paint the Night Parade. Pixar short films were also on rotation at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Disney California Adventure, while guests could also enjoy the musical stylings of The Pixarmonic Orchestra in the Paradise Gardens area. Guests were also treated to special merchandise and food offerings during the event.

July 21

July 21, 2018 – The Confectionary Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Opens in Disney’s California Adventure

“Visit this special shop featuring Bing Bong’s sweet candy tears – and feast on the sweet stuff you love!”

On July 21, 2018, the confectionary Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff opened in the Pixar Pier area of Disney’s California Adventure. Named after the character from the Pixar film Inside Out, the shop features sweet treats of all sorts, including saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy. The shop also features Pixar merchandise, including apparel and toys.

July 19

July 19, 2011 – Lightning McQueen Joins Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

“We just received word that Disney’s famous racecar is revved up and ready to make his debut performance in the show beginning today.”

On July 19, 2011, the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show attraction welcomed the Pixar character Lightning McQueen as its newest member of the show in Hollywood Studios Park. This cameo performance was part of the promotions for the Pixar film Cars 2, where Lightning and pal Mater are joined by secret agent Finn McMissile. After enjoying this themed performance, guests could meet Lightning and Mater at the Winner’s Circle area nearby. The attraction completely closed on April 2, 2016.

June 15

July 15, 2005 – Disney Announces Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Attraction

“The submarines are coming back to Disneyland in an all-new adventure.” – President of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Jay Rasulo

On July 15, 2005, Disney officially announced that the attraction Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage was going to be built in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. This was one of the first major theme park projects for the then-new CEO Bob Iger, and was a reimagining of the popular Submarine Voyage attraction built in 1959. The attraction was notable for bringing the world of Finding Nemo to the attraction, combining 3D animation with the reality of the underwater world. The attraction would officially open on June 11, 2007.

June 23

June 23, 2018 – The Lamplight Lounge Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Discover a newly reimagined restaurant celebrating the creativity, inspiration and personalities of the artists that bring Pixar tales to life!”

On June 23, 2018, the Pixar Pier restaurant Lamplight Lounge opened in Disney California Adventure park. Replacing the Cove Bar and Ariel’s Grotto, the lounge is outfitted with promotional art and movie posters from Pixar films. The menu features American gastropub fare ranging from brunch to dinner, with such dishes as New York Avocado Toast and a Salmon PLT.

June 10

June 10, 2008 – Disney Announces Plans to Stream Movies Online

The Wonderful World of Disney, the venerable prime-time TV show originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, is getting its geek on.”

On June 10, 2008, Disney.com released a statement that they planned to stream several of the studio’s full-length feature films online. The announced plan was that these films would be shown on the Saturday night program The Wonderful World of Disney, and then be shown for free on the online platform. The schedule included Pixar favorites Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc., as well as films Haunted Mansion, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Princess Diaries 2, Freaky Friday, and Peter Pan.