"Toy Story" fans rejoice, Pixar will release two new short films starring Woody and pals by years end. The first short, "Hawaiian Vacation," will run with "Cars 2," which will arrive in theaters on June 24. Pixar unveiled "Hawaiian Vacation" at a gathering of about 300 Disney investors and analysts in Anahiem, California on Thursday. (Barbie and Ken try to stow away with Bonnie for a Hawaiian trip but get left home, to their enormous disppointment; Woody, Buzz and the other toys try to console the pair by improvising an island vibe but...it doesn't go well.) The second short- will run with "The Muppets," a Disney feature film set for a Thanksgiving release.
In related Pixar news, Disney announced a direct-to-DVD spin-off of "Cars," with airplanes as the main characters. "Planes," undoubtedly accompanied by real merchandise, will arrive in spring 2013. The movie will foucs on Dusty, a small-town dreamer who longs to enter an around-the-world air race despite his fear of heights. "Phineas and Ferb," the Disney Channel cartoon, is also headed to the big screen; Disney said it was in the early stages of developing a "Phineas and Ferb" feature that will be a hybrid of live action and animation.