Daily News Bytes: Toy Story Land Unboxed, ‘Last Day of June’ Arrives, ‘Breadwinner’ at BFI & More

Last Day of June
Last Day of June

Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018
Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek set the opening date for Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ new 11-acre zone. Two attractions will feature: family coaster Slinky Dog Dash and play set-inspired Alien Swirling Saucers, in which aliens are flying around trying to capture your rocket with “The Claw!”

61st BFI London Film Festival Program Announced
Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner will make its European Premiere in the official feature competition. Loving Vincent will have its UK Premiere, broadcast live from the National Gallery with special Q&A. Animated titles running in the Family program include The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Benjamin Renner), Big Fish & Begonia (Xuan Liang, Chun Zhang), Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess (Michel Ocelot), Lyana (Aaron & Amanda Kopp) and Lu Over the Wall (Masaaki Yuasa), plus shorts. The fest runs October 4-15.

The “Baking of” Channel 4’s new ‘Bake Off’ Promo
Director duo Parabella got their hands dirty with a crack team of bakers, model makers and stop-frame animators to create this appetizing spot from Blink Ink. 500 eggs, 50kg of flour, 28kg of sugar and a whole lotta love went into the making of 335 baked characters!

Channel 4 Bake Off

Channel 4 Bake Off

Precious Moments Inc. Signs Agreement with United Talent Agency
The doors have opened for an animated treatment of the internationally recognized inspirational brand, with UTA on board for exclusive representation to producers and production companies. Launched as illustrated greeting cards in 1978, teardrop-eyed tots have been a consistent best-seller ever since.

Critically Acclaimed Cinematic Adventure ‘Last Day of June’ Available Now
The emotionally wrenching new digital story experience from 505 Games and Ovosonico has finally arrived! Created by game designer Massimo Guarini (Murasaki Baby), musician Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), writer/director Jess Cope (Frankenweenie) and illustrator Hajo Muller (“Drive Home” m.v.), Last Day of June leads players through fate-altering puzzles and interactive storytelling as the main character travels back in time in an attempt to reach a different outcome of his fateful final drive home with his beloved wife, June.
Available now on Steam and PlayStation Store.

Last Day of June

Last Day of June

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner