This weekend, the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium in London for the first of this season’s International games. And this year, Disney has teamed up with the NFL to offer a special animated version of the game that is recreated in Andy’s room, one of the movie’s most recognizable settings from the Pixar “Toy Story” franchise.
“Toy Story Funday Football” is going to stream on Sunday morning on October 1st, at 9:30 a.m. ET on Disney+ and ESPN+ in the United States, and it will also be shown on Disney+ in many countries internationally, including the United Kingdom (14:30 BST). A replay will be available shortly after the game ends on Disney+ and NFL+ for a limited time.
Disney has released a brand new poster for the special has been released, featuring the team’s quarterbacks, Trevor Lawrence as Woody and Desmond Ridder as Buzz Lightyear.
Fans will view every run, pass, score and all football-related action through state-of-the-art tracking technology enabled by the NFL’s Next Gen Stats player tracking data and Beyond Sports. In addition to the gameplay, all the surrounding aspects of the game – announcers, graphics, scoreboard, penalty announcements, celebrations, and more – will all embrace the “Toy Story”-themed offering in their packaging and delivery, all occurring in Andy’s room. Chris Fowler, Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick, and Laura Rutledge will be inside Wembley Stadium for the game’s call.
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and many of the characters from the acclaimed animated series will be visible throughout, participating from the sidelines and in other non-gameplay elements.
This first-of-its-kind NFL presentation is made possible by ESPN, ESPN’s Edge Innovation Center, Disney, NFL, Pixar, Next Gen Stats, Beyond Sports, and Silver Spoon.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.