This just in: Today in New York City, our Moviefone colleague Kevin Polowy attended the Disney/Pixar Animation Presentation hosted by Dick Cook and John Lasseter. Apparently, a whole handful of new, upcoming titles were announced -- some of which we've known about and some brand new. Additionally, they screened 30 minutes of WALL-E footage and announced that Sigourney Weaver would do a voice in the film. Kevin reported back, saying the footage "looked really strong, and turned this skeptic into a believer." (I don't know how Kevin was worried about this one; it's just too damn adorable.) Aside from WALL-E, here are highlights of what else was announced:

  • Up will follow WALL-E for Pixar, featuring the voices of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger and Jordan Nagai.
  • Tinkerbell will go direct-to-DVD, followed by three sequels. So four Tinkerbell films all together.
  • Rapunzel is back! Not only that, but the classic story will be done in full CGI.
  • King of the Elves is another film coming from Disney animation in 2012, and it's based on a Phillip K. Dick story.
  • Toy Story and Toy Story 2 to be released in 3-D in 2009 and 2010.
  • Toy Story 3 hits theaters on June 18, 2010
  • Newt will be Pixar's film in 2011, and it comes with this description: "What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can't stand each other?
  • Cars 2 coming in 2012!

UPDATE: Full press release after the jump, including more titles from Disney animation ...
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