Josh D’Amaro, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman, previewed a futuristic robot with rollerblades at SXSW 2023 in Austin, Texas. It resembles Judy Hopps from Disney’s “Zootopia” film and could be making its way to Shanghai Disneyland’s new themed land opening later this year.
The Mandalorian season 3 is just a few weeks away (March 1), and some gamers are wondering when an official game is going to be released. There are rumors of a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) title in the works, but nothing has been confirmed yet, and that’s why TeaserPlay created a fan trailer of what an open-world The Mandalorian game made in Unreal Engine 5 could look like.
Disney Research is known for their robots, deepfakes, and now, an AI tool for production ready aging visual effects. In typical productions, digital re-aging of faces in video involves a complex 2D painting workflow that often requires a skilled artist to perform frame-by-frame manual work that can take days to accomplish. This tool changes that by first by tackling the problem of collecting longitudinal training data for learning to re-age faces over extended periods of time.
Universal Studios Hollywood is getting Super Nintendo World next year, and before it opens, Gameloft’s Disney Speedstorm will give Mario Kart Tour some major competition. This new cross-playable arcade racing experience re-imagines iconic Disney and Pixar characters like Captain Jack Sparrow, Mulan, Mickey Mouse, Sulley, as well as Beast.
While this mini Nintendo Switch won’t be able to play Disney Illusion Island, the four-player platform game will be released exclusively on its full-sized counterpart in 2023. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy have been called to the mysterious island of Monoth to embark on a dangerous mission in this 2D adventure.
We’ve seen Thor: Ragnarok with lightsabers, now check out Marvel World of Heroes, an AR game by Pokemon GO developer Niantic. Revealed at the D23 Expo today in Anaheim, this augmented reality experience lets players become their own unique Marvel superhero and extend gameplay into the real world.
Remember Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure? If not, it is basically Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, but with characters from Toy Story, The Lion King and Tarzan, released in 2003 on the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, as well as Xbox platforms. Why does it play so similar to THPS? Well, it actually uses the same game engine as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 made by Neversoft.
An Apple Watch lost by a woman while on a ride at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT theme park took an unexpected turn when the thief who found it knew that the tap-to-pay function did not require the connected iPhone or iPad. So, they started racking up charges, approximately $40,000 USD in all, with the linked American Express card found in Apple Wallet.
Disney+ just dropped the official trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi and it gives us a glimpse at Darth Vader. Put simply, we see how the Empire portrayed Kenobi’s “crime” to the public, which in the poster reveals “Offense – High Treason; Bounty – Upon Capture”. They want the exiled Jedi returned, including by his old friend Darth Vader himself.
Teams from Disney Research and the University of California, Santa Barbara have built a jumping robot capable of hopping nearly 100-feet (33-meters) in the air. The robot itself stands about 1-foot-tall (30 cm) and weighs in at just 30 grams, thanks to its carbon fiber construction, namely the bow, which acts as the spring in conjunction with rubber bands.