January 3, 1996 |
'Toy Story' Video Sequel Being Considered: In a press release, Richmond, Calif.-based Pixar Animation Studios, which produced the hit Walt Disney film using innovative computer technology, said it is discussing a direct-to-video sequel with Disney. "Toy Story," which has grossed more than $150 million to date domestically at the box office, has been Hollywood's biggest hit over the holiday season. No details of the prospective project were announced.
October 9, 1995 |
Here's a toy story for the holidays: When Walt Disney Pictures releases its computer-animated film "Toy Story" this Thanksgiving, audiences at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will see the movie and then go next door--to see the toys come to life. Disney is transforming a three-story building adjacent to its historic Hollywood Boulevard theater into a seven-room "Toy Story Fun House."
November 28, 1995 |
First, let's make it crystal-clear: Mr. Potato Head isn't getting points. And Slinky Dog has a back-end deal, but it isn't financial. These two toys, however, could wind up big stars at the mall thanks to their roles in the new Disney computer-animated film "Toy Story" and a multimillion-dollar marketing blitz now under way. If ever there was a movie with built-in commercial tie-ins, it's "Toy Story," which took in $39 million in its first five days of release.
November 21, 1995 |
You'll see the movie, hear the soundtrack, read at least one of the books and just might drop a week's pay on the sundry merchandising. But your financial commitment to Disney's "Toy Story" is incomplete until you explore the fun house. Totally Toy Story, a multimedia fun house located next door to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where the film opens on Wednesday, is an extravagant tribute to the movie, certainly.
December 5, 1995 |
Kids hoping to get miniature versions of toys from the runaway hit movie "Toy Story" at Burger King may be in for a big disappointment. Many of the fast-food chain's outlets nationwide say they are quickly running out of the action figures just two weeks into the company's 5 1/2-week promotional tie-in with the film. Children have been snatching them up at a much faster-than-anticipated rate, leaving company officials scrambling to come up with a way to make up for the shortfall.
February 6, 1997 |
Entertainment newcomer Pixar Animation Studios announced Tuesday that it capped 1996 by earning $25.3 million on just $38.2 million in revenue, results that came largely on the strength of the hit Walt Disney-distributed film "Toy Story." In other entertainment results, strong television results for Sony Pictures Entertainment were partly offset by losses on such feature films as "Multiplicity," "The Fan" and "The Mirror Has Two Faces."