As the CinemaCon news continues to roll out, Disney brought out some of its big guns after announcing that there will be a Muppets sequel by talking about what Pixar has set for the next few years. Much to the chagrin of some but to the immense pleasure of others, there are three new original works that are being developed and worked through with a 2014, 2015 release set for two while the third doesn’t have one. And owing to the changes that Disney continues to see in the landscape, especially worldwide as the movie business becomes more dependent on foreign box office receipts, there are two Hispanic themed films in the mix as well. Amusingly, the titles for the second and third ones aren’t set yet but like many others, we hope the second one is kept as is just for the sheer fun of it.
The Good Dinosaur – This Pixar comedy is from director Bob Peterson, co-director Peter Sohn and producer John Walker. According to Pixar, it’s about what would happen “if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?” It will be released in the U.S. on May 30, 2014.
Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind — From Disney-Pixar’s announcement: “Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.” The film is slated for release June 19, 2015.
Untitled Pixar Movie About Dia De Los Muertos — Per Disney-Pixar: “From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award-winning Toy Story 3, comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos. No release date yet.