Following the release of Coco's teaser trailer earlier this week, there has been a rejuvenated excitement for original projects across Pixar fandom. One of the most exciting aspects of reporting on Pixar news is seeing new footage of an upcoming film for the very first time. Pixar prides itself on growing wholly original film ideas in-house, without hiring outsider talent to jump start new projects. The ingenuity behind the world and characters of Coco got us thinking about the future of original films at the acclaimed studio. Follow along as we explore the future of original Pixar films (post Coco) after the break!
Just this afternoon, Pixar Animation Studios released a press release through Oh My Disney that Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 are switching release dates. The new dates are as follows: The Incredibles 2 will be released on June 15, 2018 and Toy Story 4 will be released on June 21, 2019. Read the full press release and our thoughts after the break!
Woody's News Roundup: FINDING DORY Grosses $1 Billion Worldwide, New Short "LOU" Announced, And TOY STORY Vans Collection
This past week, several very exciting Pixar-related developments have stuck out in a slow early-October news cycle. Possibly the most exciting is that just today Finding Dory officially crossed the $1 Billion Worldwide Box Office gross, becoming the second Pixar feature to claim the title (Toy Story 3 being the first)! In addition, Director Dave Mullins debuted a sneak peak at Pixar's next short film titled "LOU" and will debut with Cars 3 in Summer 2017! Finally, Disney-Pixar collaborated with Vans to create a Toy Story Vans Collection, complete with Woody and Buzz themed shoes and merchandise! More on all of these exciting developments after the break!
Following the recent string of hits that Walt Disney Animation Studios has celebrated (Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia), The Walt Disney Company has decided that to embrace the full potential of brilliant work from both Pixar and Disney Animation, a new animation studio will be created in a merger of the two beginning in 2017. The merger will include Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the Disney subsidiary, Disneytoon Studios, and will be creatively lead by CCO John Lasseter and President Ed Catmull. Join me in welcoming Disney-Pixar Animation Studios to the world!
Oh My Disney, a Disney blog that runs entertaining fun articles on anything and everything Disney related, ran a post on 8 Pixarians to Follow on Twitter, announcing the official directors for Pixar's upcoming features, Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2. If you're like me and have thought through which directors seem to make the most sense for the upcoming films, you wouldn't be surprised to know that none other than Monsters University director Dan Scanlon (Cars 3) and The Incredibles and Ratatouille director Brad Bird (The Incredibles 2) have been officially announced as the shepherds of the upcoming sequels. Check out my thoughts on the directors announcement after the break!
"UPDATE: Disney has reached out to let us know that its blog has made an error, and that Scanlon is not directing Cars 3. No director has been announced for the Pixar sequel. Original story follows."- Slashfilm
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