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Pixar Fest Celebrates Iconic Stories All September Long

Allison Friedlander

by , Synergy & Partnership Marketing Associate

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate all things Pixar! Two years ago, Pixar Fest was introduced as an opportunity to celebrate the animation studio that has brought fans around the world together with some of the most iconic moments in filmmaking history. We’re celebrating all month long!

Beginning on Sept. 4 fans can enter for a chance to win the first #PixarFest prize bundle by taking ALL of the following steps:

  • ‘Like’ the Pixar Fest sweepstakes post on the @DisneyParks Instagram page
  • Comment on the sweepstakes post with #PixarFestSweepstakes
  • Follow the @DisneyParks Instagram account by 9/10/22. 

Each week has a new Pixar theme and a new sweepstakes, so be sure to follow our other partners, @DisneyMovieInsiders (9/11/22-9/17/22), @DisneyCruiseLine (9/18/22-9/24/22), and @DisneyD23 (9/25/22-10/1/22), each with a corresponding like and comment with #PixarFestSweepstakes for that weeks’ Pixar Fest sweepstakes post so you can enter for a chance to win all month long!*

All-Things Pixar on Disney+

Grab some popcorn for your very own Pixar Fest streaming party! Start the celebration off right with brand-new series Disney and Pixar’s “Cars” on the Road, A Disney+ Day Premiere, streaming Sept. 8, only on Disney+. “Cars” on the Road follows Lightning McQueen and Mater on a cross-country road trip to attend Mater’s sister’s wedding. Like any good road trip, along the way the pair encounter a handful of adventures and unexpected twists and turns – including a dino park, traveling circus, and even a movie set!  After that, gather your friends and family each week to watch Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear,” “The Incredibles,” “Coco,” and more of your Pixar favorites now streaming on Disney+.

New in 2023: Pixar Day at Sea

Friendship and family fun meets your favorite Pixar pals during Pixar Day at Sea! This day-long celebration brings beloved Pixar stories to life, including the worlds of “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and more, exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. 

Offered during select seven-night sailings on the Disney Fantasy, you’ll experience epic character encounters, unique photo-ops, delicious dining and totally tubular parties.

Start your morning with your favorite songs from “Toy Story” alongside Woody, Jesse and Bullseye during a rootin’ tootin’ good breakfast. Then, spend the day in the sun at Crush’s Totally Awesome Pool Party on the upper decks. In the evening, enjoy a Pixar-themed dinner with dishes inspired by the Pixar Animation Studios’ California locale. End your evening with an incredible deck party, featuring The Incredibles family and an epic fireworks finale you won’t want to miss.

Pixar Day at Sea is bouncing onboard Jan. through March 2023.

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

Come join in the fun with the running event that’s different every year! From April 13–16, 2023, we’ll be celebrating the power of friendship with the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend inspired by some of your favorite Pixar films. You can even kick off the festivities with Springtime Surprise Yoga in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Register now for in-person and virtual events!

Don’t forget to check out products inspired by Pixar pals from Lightning McQueen to Sox, and everyone in between! We’ve collected some of our favorite items below:

Disney and Pixar "Cars" Radiator Springs Tour Trackset

Disney Pixar “Cars” Radiator Springs Tour Trackset

Inspired by the latest Disney+ series from Pixar, “Cars on the Road,” this Radiator Springs Tour playset revs up new adventures as Lightning McQueen and Road Trip Mater drive through their iconic hometown. Kick off their journey at Luigi’s tire shop for a quick tune-up from Guido, then pass through Ramone’s for a fresh paint job before filling up at Flo’s V8 café. Wait for the light-up countdown to turn green, then they can race off on their road trip. “Cars” fans will have a blast reenacting their favorite moments from the series and creating new memories with various ways to set up the tracks. Kids can collect all the show and movie vehicles to play out adventures (each vehicle sold separately, subject to availability). Colors and decorations may vary.

Disney and Pixar "Cars" on the Road

Pixar “Cars” on the Road

Boys and girls ages 3 to 6 will love this full-color storybook based on the Disney+ series. It’s fully illustrated and includes a full sheet of stickers for fun and putting the pedal to the metal!

Disney Pixar “Cars” Color Change Whale Car Wash Trackset

Inspired by the Disney+ series “Cars on the Road,” the color-change playset makes a great gift for kids and “Cars” fans 3 years old and up. Transform playtime with the Color Change submarine car wash playset that features color-change transformation kids can watch in real-time! Send the included Color Change Lightning McQueen vehicle into the car wash and slide the forklift attendant to move him through. Spray with warm water to change his deco; dunk into the tank filled with icy cold water to change it back — repeat again and again! Pass through the foam rollers and fuel up at the pump before hitting the road again!

Books Inspired by Disney/Pixar’s “Lightyear”

The Art of Lightyear is an exclusive look behind the scenes of Pixar’s original feature film, “Lightyear,” that explores the exciting visuals of the film. Disney/Pixar Lightyear: Izzy Hawthorne: Destiny Awaits is a middle-grade novel sci-fi, space adventure following the events of the film from the unique perspective of one of Buzz’s new friends. With an exclusive first-person narrative and other original content, readers will be thrilled by this heroic adventure, to infinity and beyond! For younger readers, Lightyear: Sox on a Mission is a 40-page hardcover jacketed picture book that captures the humor and antics of Buzz and his personal companion robot in this story inspired by the film. Featuring beautiful artwork and packed with heart and humor, this book is perfect for fans of the legendary Space Ranger. 

shopDisney “Lightyear” Products

Did you watch “Lightyear” and wish that you could give Sox a hug? Well, now you can with this adorable Sox Plush. Looking for your own personal companion robot? Try the Cadet Training Sox Walking Action Figure. There is also a stylish backpack, lunch tote, “Lightyear” ears, and a limited-release trading pin. Kids will love recreating their favorite scenes from the movie with this action figure set, Buzz Lightyear’s blaster, and two LEGO sets: one of the X-15 Spaceship and the other featuring Zurg. For Halloween fun, check out this great “Lightyear” Costume, featuring all of the intergalactic essentials to defeat Zurg in no time.

"Lightyear" Ultimate Star Command Base Interactive Playset

“Lightyear” Ultimate Star Command Base Interactive Playset

Unfold all the teamwork and action from the thrilling animated adventure with this Ultimate Star Command Base Playset packed to the brim with features. Expanding to more than 3 feet wide, it comes with a Crawler vehicle and XL-12 Buzz Lightyear figure. The main observation tower and multi-monitor control center sit up top, ready to fill the air with phrases from Buzz Lightyear as well as Star Command sound and light effects to heighten the excitement. A fuel cell station and storage areas for weapons and gear anchor the right wing while a double-barreled blaster, computer workstation, working door and projectile storage area fill up the left side. Secondary observation platforms are found on each side. The wheeled crawler is ready for push-along fun and can also lift any of the “Lightyear” 5-inch scale XL Spaceships into launch position! Spaceships are sold separately and subject to availability. Colors, dimensions, and decorations may vary.

“The Incredibles” (Little Golden Book)

One of the most iconic Pixar family adventures is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format! “The Incredibles” stars a family of undercover Supers who are forced back into action to save the world. Featuring Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, Jack-Jack, Frozone, and many other unforgettable characters, this book is a must-have for children ages 2 to 5, plus fans–and collectors–of any age! Looking for more? The “Incredibles 2” Little Golden Book brings back everyone’s favorite family in an exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt super-sequel.

Disney Mirrorverse

Disney Mirrorverse

Mr. Incredible and Violet are leading the new Disney Mirrorverse in-game event celebrating Pixar Fest! Play heroic event quests, and battle through tough enemies to collect festival tickets for incredible rewards at the in-game festival booth. And don’t miss seeing these heroes’ newly evolved super suits in action! The special event runs through the end of Sept., so go save the day – and the Mirrorverse!

"The Incredibles" Costume Collection from shopDisney

“The Incredibles” Costume Collection from shopDisney

The family that trick-or-treats together, saves the world together … or at least brings home the most candy! There’s an incredible costume for every member of your super squad. Dress the family up as Jack Jack, Dash, Violet, Mrs. Incredible and Mr. Incredible. There’s also an Adaptive Costume for Kids and an Incredimobile Wheelchair Cover.

Loungefly Coco Ofrenda Handbag - BoxLunch Exclusive

Loungefly Coco Ofrenda Handbag – BoxLunch Exclusive

Here’s a style worth going un poco loco for! With a stylized design of Miguel’s family ofrenda from “Coco,” this handbag is detailed with scalloped appliqués for a look that’s always worth remembering. It also features a removable top handle, an adjustable shoulder strap, a sugar skull interior lining pattern, and an enamel brand badge with a graphic of Miguel and Mama Coco donning their luchador masks below. Available now at Boxlunch.com.

Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes

Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes

Children ages 3 to 7 will love this full-color storybook with a shiny cover, game cards, and over 50 stickers based on the film.

Coco Lokai Bracelet

“Coco” Lokai Bracelet

Wear the Pixar “Coco” Lokai as a daily reminder that life is a song only you can write. Featuring your favorite characters from beloved Pixar movies, Lokai’s Pixar collection inspires you to live boldly and animate your world the way you see it. For each Pixar Collection product Lokai sells, Lokai will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

Boy playing a "Coco" guitar from shopDisney

Looking for more from “Coco”? Be sure to keep an eye on shopDisney where a brand new Coco collection is launching later this month.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter Sweepstakes between 9/4/22 at 9:00 a.m. PT and 10/1/22 at 11:59 p.m. PT; conducted as 4 separate sweepstakes. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., who are 18+ at time of entry. Limit 1 entry per person per period. See Official Rules for full details on how to enter, eligibility requirements, entry periods, odds of winning, prize descriptions and limitations. Void where prohibited. 

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