Disney sent us a press release about the recent unveiling of a Toy Story mural constructed by 6 different Boys & Girls Clubs from Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Denver, and Los Angeles completely out of LEGO bricks. The one-of-a-kind mural was built to support the March 23rd release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on Blu-ray. Pixar Story Supervisor Jason Katz (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3) and LEGO Master Builder Erik Varszegi joined the Hollywood Boys & Girls Club when they put together all six sections. You can check out the official press release, video, and more pictures after the jump.
Disney, Boys & Girls Clubs and LEGO Systems, Inc team
up to support Toy Story & Toy Story 2 High Definition Home Entertainment Debut
Tuesday, March 23, 2009 – Hollywood, CA – 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 a one-of-a-kind mural in support of the Toy Story & Toy Story 2 release on Blu-ray™ (March 23). Kids from six different Boys & Girls Clubs across the US in regional markets each built a portion of the elaborate Toy Story mural out of LEGO® bricks, which were joined together for the first time in Los Angeles. Participating Cities included: Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles.
One of the most beloved movies of all time comes to life in LEGO® form! Buzz Lightyear and Woody are 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.
This March 23, 2010 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) 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 U.S. theaters on June 18, 2010.
Disney’s relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) 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.