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On November 25, the latest film from Disney•Pixar will arrive in theaters when THE GOOD DINOSAUR opens Nationwide. Directed by Peter Sohn (the short film PARTLY CLOUDY) and with a voice cast that includes Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, AJ Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner and Jack Bright, the film takes a look at what may have happened if the dinosaurs never went extinct. The first full trailer arrived today, and I'm sharing it with you right now. Take a look!

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Disney•Pixar's INSIDE OUT is in theaters this weekend (get tix via Fandango), and while families will be enjoying the film together, the cast is pondering something on the more technical side: How are these Pixar animated features actually made? A new video has emerged showing Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith throwing down an "Animation Explanation." You can check that out below, along with details on the just-launched INSIDE OUT Thought Bubbles App for mobile devices...

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Is it possible that toys can help children learn to deal with their emotions? While we've discussed a variety of "learning" toys at length over the years, I've never really written about the emotional consequences or benefits of play. Of course, toys are a big part of the emotional development of a child, but the possibilities have perhaps never been quite as defined as they are with the new toys based on Disney•Pixar's INSIDE OUT. As family films become more layered and sophisticated (Walt Disney Animation Studios' BIG HERO 6 is a prime recent example), the subject matter lends itself to opening up important conversations about life issues, and emotion is what INSIDE OUT is all about. On one of our recent visits to Toys "R" Us, The Rock Daughters™ (Addie & Finn) and I couldn't resist checking out the new assortment of INSIDE OUT toys by TOMY, displayed in the "Feature" section at the front of the store.

Fandango Family"I Love Movies." That's a very true statement for me, and for many of you as well. It's also the name of the first new digital series from FANDANGO MOVIECLIPS, the first episode of which arrived today, featuring NBA star DWIGHT HOWARD of the Houston Rockets sharing a few words about his favorite movie, the 2003 Disney•Pixar classic, FINDING NEMO. This first episode is just a taste of things to come, as I LOVE MOVIES will soon present appearances by Reba McEntire, Tony Hawk, Evander Holyfield, Slash, Darius Rucker, Al Roker and my new friend, Larry King. Check out Dwight's installment below...

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Two of my favorite companies have just teamed-up to share some cute recipes based on some kid-favorite franchises. Disney and The J.M. Smucker Company have just launched a new "Sidekick" section of Disney Family loaded with Crafts, Activities, and Recipes... and a chance to win a Disney Parks Vacation Package. Recipes include food art (made with Smucker's Uncrustables) based on Tow Mater from Disney•Pixar CARS•Pixar CARS, Olaf from FROZEN, Simba from THE LION KING, and of course, Mickey Mouse himself. Ready to try your hand at some Pinterest-worthy edible goodness for the kids?

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THE ROCK FATHER's 2015 Movie Preview showcases select titles heading to theaters this year, as provided to us by studio representatives. 

THE GOOD DINOSAUR asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?

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