Pixar announced big details surrounding their 2015 films Inside Out and Finding Dory at the D23 Expo on Friday.

UPDATE: Just-released concept art added in three areas below….

‘Inside Out,’ opening June 19, 2015

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Inside Out concept art

“This film is one of the most unique films I have ever been associated with,” said Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. “This is a magical, wonderful, original film.”

Inside Out director Pete Doctor was on hand to talk about his film and told the audience that the storyline could only have been created with animation.

The lead character is named Riley who’s forced to move to San Francisco when we meet her. The film is set partially inside of her head, and Doctor said that her emotions are the real stars of the film.

The character of Anger will be voiced by comedian Lewis Black. Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) will voice her emotion Disgust. Fear is voiced by Bill Hader (who we learned would star in The Good Dinosaur too). Joy will be voiced by Amy Poehler (Parks & Rec). Sadness will be voiced by Phyllis Smith (The Office). Hader and Smith were on hand at the event to say hi to fans.

Each of the characters/actors noted above plays a certain emotion of Riley’s. A clip was shown to the audience, and one spectator compared it to the Cranium Command attraction at EPCOT. Another said that the clip shows that the emotions work in a headquarters, watching Riley’s point of view through a screen.

‘Finding Dory,’ opening November 25, 2015

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'Finding Dory' concept art

After Inside Out, the conversation moved to Finding Dory – Pixar’s Finding Nemo sequel. Director Andrew Stanton took the stage to introduce new details to the crowd.

Stanton says that Dory takes place about a year after the events in Nemo when she decides to search for her original family.

New cast members were announced: Dory’s mom Jenny will be voiced by Diane Keaton (The Godfather) and Eugene Levy (American Pie) will play her father Charlie. Ty Burrell (Modern Family) will play Bailey the Beluga whale.


Zootopia is an original film by Disney (not Pixar) inspired by Bambi, Jungle Book, Dumbo, Lion King, and Robin Hood, according to director Byron Howard (Tangled). He says the film is “a buddy action comedy set in an animal world where humans never existed.”

The film is set in a modern world designed by the animals in Zootopia. It is “unlike anything before in Disney history.”

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Zootopia concept art

Read what we learned about The Good Dinosaur in our separate report.

Also at their event today, Pixar announced that their Toy Story television special Toy Story of Terror will air October 16 on ABC. The first ten minutes were screened for D23 attendees. Here’s a new photo:

Toy Story of Terror still

Info credit: Inside the Magic, The Pixar Times’, and Disney/Pixar’s official Twitter accounts for the information.

Photo credit: Disney publicity.

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.