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Pixar characters enter the real world in upcoming Disney Plus series

Stop everything you’re doing and watch IRL WALL-E

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

While Disney creates live action remakes of its most beloved animated properties, Pixar has been keeping its best movies in the animated realm. Until now.

But don’t worry — there is no live action Toy Story coming to theaters soon. Instead, a Disney Plus original series called Pixar IRL will transport some favorite Pixar characters into the real world for some fun shenanigans. It’s like the time they sent a golden retriever with a talking collar out into the world, only this time, it’s with even more characters.

The brief trailer shows a kid running at lightning speeds like Dash Parr; Hank the octopus maneuvering a stroller like in Finding Dory; the Monsters Inc. CDA agents in hazmat suits; some sort of feelings controller from Inside Out; everyone’s favorite trash collecting robot Wall-E, and Russell, the enthusiastic Junior Wilderness Explorer from Up.

Pixar IRL will be available when Disney Plus launches on Nov. 12. Other new Pixar offerings include short series Forky Asks a Question, in which the quirky Toy Story 4 character ponders the intricacies of life, and the Pixar Spark Shorts program, featuring new short films by budding animators.

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