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Pixar Developing FOUR Original Movies

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A few years ago, Pixar and Disney president Ed Catmull said the studio would produce an original movie every year and a sequel every other year. With the current crop of announced films, it looked like they weren’t going to fulfill that promise. After all, Finding Dory just came out and Cars 3, the Incredibles II and Toy Story 4 are in the horizon. But after the superhero sequel comes out in 2019 the next four Pixar movies will be originals, according to Pixar President Jim Morris. And that means since Disney’s acquisition of Pixar in 2006 there will have been 14 original movies and 7 sequels by the time these four come out, thus fulfilling the promise Catmull made years ago.

This does mean we won’t get sequels to Up, Wall-E or Ratatouille but those are movies that don’t need sequels. And the promise to see new worlds and characters is very exciting. The last streak of original movies we got from the people in Emeryville was Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E and Up, the streak that pushed Pixar into the stratosphere and culminated with the second ever nominated animated movie for Best Picture at the Academy Awards and a certain scene that makes some people cry.

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Have a happy day!

As for dates and directors, we know the first two are being released in March and June of 2020 and that Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc, Up, Inside Out) is developing one of them. So we’ll keep you updated as the news come!

So, are you excited about this news? What directors would you like to see helming these four originals? 

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About Pablo Ruiz

Pablo Ruiz is a Colombian filmmaker. Movies like Toy Story, The Lion King and Aladdin made him fall in love with the art form and now he hopes to dedicate his life to telling stories, hopefully for Pixar. Some of his ambitions are making a movie as emotionally impacting as Toy Story 3, meeting JK Rowling, and petting a million dogs. Follow him on Twitter (@PabloRV7).
  • Harith Sami

    ***Sequel Ideas for pixar because they can and they will !***
    -Inside out 2 can be anything, this movie can be about Riley growing up or anyone else
    -Can’t imagine a sequel to Wall.E, Bug’s life or Ratatouille(cooking competition? ..just NO)
    -Brave SHOULD get a sequel, they can make it awesome and can surpass the original if it was done right (you know without any mothers or bears in the movie, I just need to see more of Merida fighting because I was disappointed that she didn’t have any REAL fight scenes in the movie)
    -Finding Marlin ….just obvious …. Duh
    -A sequel for Up will be interesting…

    • Fadi Antwan

      Jesus Christ, that is dark! But hilarious xD.

    • It’s better that they skip Finding Marlin, that’s what Circle 7 was doing before Pixar was bought, at least I’ve heard that.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Didn’t know that until now

      • Manuel Orozco

        Actually I won’t mind Finding Marlin now that I’ve seen Dory.

    • lillypad2114

      Once allready did a better job with Brave than the movie did. I watched those episodes and they were great. Merida actually didn’t seem bratty and wanted to proove that she could be Queen of the clans WITHOUT a King and she did!

      • Manuel Orozco

        As much as I like Merida to find himself a man when the time is right to be queen, we can agree she didn’t need a Prince Charming to solve all her problems. Elsa proved she can be Queen without a King too.

    • Baymax

      I will see Down on opening night!!!

    • Manuel Orozco

      I actually won’t mind a Hank spin off as long as we don’t have to wait more than ten years.

      • Harith Sami

        Remember that Pixar didn’t wait 10 years for cars 2.

        • Manuel Orozco

          5 year wait was good enough

  • Glad to see them going back to original films, though I would be really happy if they tried doing some adaptations, like SAM & MAX (where’s the dorks who get this?)

    • Phin68

      With the mild exception of A Bug’s Life, Pixar doesn’t really do adaptations. It would be rather interesting to see them do one though.

      • Manuel Orozco

        I liked Bug’s Life so it would be a surprise to me if they did an adaptation.

      • Tt

        How is A Bug’s Life an adaptation?

        • It was inspired by a short, so not an adaptation for the most part, but some count it because of that

        • Kindlebreath

          I think that they were also drawing from the Aesop’s fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper.

        • Callum

          The Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop with elements of Seven Samurai.

      • Thats my point, I want to see them do an actual adaptation. A Bugs Life was just inspired by that Grasshopper and Ant short, but it’s really not an adaptation outside of that.

        • Manuel Orozco

          Now that would be hard to pull off but interesting to see come together.

      • pretto

        Brave is an adaptation of several Celtic berserker legends.

        • Phin68

          Brave is more like an adaptation of Brother Bear. 😛

          • Manuel Orozco

            I do see the comparison and I did not see Elinor becoming a bear coming. Both movies are equally good overall.

          • Phin68

            Yeah, same here.

          • Manuel Orozco

            In fact, I was thinking the song Look Through My Eyes would be a good duet for Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell.

    • Dave 52

      Have Pixar do an animated Star Wars Movie. It could be a solo film based on the comic “Star Wars: Driods” which focused on the many adventures of C-3PO and R2-D2. Done, I want my check now Disney.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Would be interesting for Pixar to do a Star Wars movie

  • I’m surprised they aren’t planning an Inside Out sequel but I’m excited to see anything new by Pete Doctor!! As for other directors, I would be interested in seeing more from the likes of La Luna (Enrico Casarosa), Sanjay’s Super Team (Sanjay Patel), the recent Piper (Alan Barillaro) or Day & Night (Teddy Newton). Either way it’s cool news!
    Ohhh hey I was just looking at the wikipedia of Teddy Newton, and it says he’s directing a film at Pixar “as of Nov 2012”. I wonder if that is still happening.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I’m excited to see anything new from Pete Doctor and Inside Out is my favorite of the three movies he directed for Pixar.

    • Max den Hartog

      Newton is no longer working for Pixar.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Sad to hear

  • Manuel Orozco

    I think it’s for the better that Pixar takes this time to developing original projects as the end of the decade draws near. I will always love Pixar despite the current sequel craze! However, I would like to see an Inside Out sequel at some point. Maybe it can wait 5-7 years from now.

  • I personally never minded they’re making more sequels…..for the most part, I cannot wait to see more Incredibles and I’m hopeful that Toy Story 4 will be pretty good too since I’m a sucker for rom coms ^.^
    But this is soooo exciting and puts a big smile on my face :))))

  • Ryan Prieto

    I know in this wonderful world we live in that opinions are held that Pixar, and any production company for that matter, are sequel machines but I never saw Pixar as that at all. The amount of work they have to put into these films is incredible and their characters are lovable, and I have always found that I want to spend more time with each of the characters they have created. I think these next films will be great and some of them will get sequels.
    More to the subject at hand I would love Brad Bird or Andrew Stanton on any of these projects. But I know that is unlikely. They also seem to hire from within or very close resources, so I don’t know if I could pick the ideal director. I’m so jazzed for ‘Coco’ though. Every so often the universe gives you something you can truly identify with.

  • lillypad2114

    It’s about time Pixar. I would be happy if they cancelled Toy Story 4 and Cars 3. Neither need another movie, Toy story ended on such a beautiful happy/sad note to make another is to cheapen the ending and Cars well, I wouldn’t cry if someone poured Sugar in Tow Mater’s engine. I really hope Pixar recaptures the magic they had in their golden age and we get more timeless characters and worlds. I also hope that they try some new things too.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I really hope Pixar does that too. However, I think Toy Story 4 and Cars 3 have potential story wise.

    • Dave 52

      “Neither need another movie” tell that to Dory. Just because they are sequels doesn’t mean they can’t end up being worthy to their predecessors or even better. Heck, from the plot alone even Cars 3 sounds like it is miles ahead of the Cars 2.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Cars 3 might still be good anyway

      • Manuel Orozco

        Dory ended being enjoyable even if it did not live up to the original Nemo adventure’s magic.

  • Monkey

    Im excited for the sequels and the originals. I love the franchises they’ve created, (Cars franchise is legitimately my favorite} But I’m excited for the 5 originals. Also I guess Disney animation is going back to one movie a years and taking the November spot, and Pixar the March. Or they will release 2 every other year, and one in between just like pixar and switch out the March spot.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Toy Story is my favorite Pixar franchise. I’m guessing they will release 2 every other year.

  • Baymax

    MAKE AN ORIGINAL MOVIE OF THE TIME MACHINE OR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!

    and I don’t care what Sheldon thinks!!!

  • I’d like to see Pixar try an actual trilogy. Movies that are completely set up to be 3 films. Let’s see what they can do long form..

    • pretto

      Risky to make a film that doesn’t end.

      • What, like Star Wars? Back to the Future? HTTYD? Batman? The Matrix? LOTR? Every Marvel film?

    • Manuel Orozco

      That would be tough to pull off

  • A Morton

    I’m 13 and I’ve wanted to be a character animator for Pixar ever since I was 7. I look up to John Lasseter as a hero. I’m super excited for all of Pixars upcoming work.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Well go for it and make something as memorable as Toy Story and every other great movie Pixar has created.

      • A Morton

        Thank you!

        • Manuel Orozco

          Your welcome

  • The Pug Lover

    Pixar should have new originals and cancel Toy Story 4 due to Don Rickles’ death. In fact, the other studio Disney should cancel “Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet” because I don’t want any characters from the movie in some Nintendo Switch games, and on some websites to promote the movie. So please, write to Disney to cancel that sequel.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Actually I wanted Wreck It Ralph 2 from the start. Toy Story 4 I was skeptical about at first but as time went by I was cautiously excited. I’m sure something will be worked out in the wake of Don Rickles passing. It’s too late to cancel now

      • The Pug Lover

        Probably not, I am quick about canceling the project before the trailer starts. (Maybe)

        • Manuel Orozco

          Believe me I felt the same way at first about Cars 3 and Incredibles 2 but now I’m excited for both.