Pixar Story Supervisor Jason Katz and Lego Master Builder Erik Varszegi joined the children of the Boys & Girls Club of America to assemble a one-of-a-kind Lego mural in Hollywood on Tuesday, March 23, to promote the releases of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Special Edition Blu-ray Discs yesterday. More details and photos can be seen here:
Kids from six different Boys & Girls Clubs across the US in regional markets built portions of an elaborate Toy Story mural out of Lego bricks, which was assembled for the first time in Los Angeles to create a one-of-a-kind mural in support of the Toy Story and Toy Story 2 release on Blu-ray on March 23. Participating cities included: Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles.
Pixar Story Supervisor Jason Katz (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3) and Lego Master Builder Erik Varszegi joined kids from the Hollywood Boys & Girls Club to assemble the one-of-a-kind mural, as one of the most beloved movies of all time came to life in Lego form! Buzz Lightyear and Woody were joined by other favorite characters in minifigure form as the adventure builds in the playroom with Lego sets inspired by classic Toy Story and Toy Story 2, as well as the much-anticipated June release of Toy Story 3.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment proudly presents the eagerly awaited high definition debuts of Disney/Pixar’s original animated classics Toy Story and Toy Story 2. In 1995, Toy Story made history as the first feature-length computer animated film and, together with its beloved sequel Toy Story 2, helped establish Disney/Pixar as creators of unrivaled quality family entertainment. Now, viewers can rediscover these wondrous tales of what happens when humans leave the room – and toys come to life – as Toy Story and Toy Story 2 debut on Disney Blu-ray+ DVD Combo Pack, followed seven weeks later by the Special Edition DVDs.
For the first time ever, these two groundbreaking films are presented with eye-popping 1080p high definition picture and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound, along with hours of innovative new bonus features. Also included are exclusive sneak peeks at Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, hitting US theaters on June 18, 2010.
Disney’s relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs of America has spanned more than 50 years. As early as 1963, Walt Disney served as an honorary member of the Board of Directors and did a public service announcement for the “Boys Club”, the official name of the organization at the time. In recent years, Disney has donated millions in financial and in-kind donations as well as volunteer services to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America.