With less than 90 days to go until Monsters University is released, it’s good to know what the next years hold for Pixar fans.
Monsters University (June 21st)
A prequel to the beloved Monsters, Inc this movie will show us how Sulley and Mike met during their college years. It’s directed by newcomer Dan Scalon and written by Pixar Gods Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter.
The Good Dinosaur (May 30th, 2014)
The movie will focus on the friendship of two outsiders, one of them a boy the other one a dinosaur. The story takes place in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct. Directed and written by Bob Peterson (who co-directed Up) and co-directed by Peter Sohn.
Inside Out (2015)
Pete Docter‘s next film has the wildly interesting premise of showing us how the inside of a girl’s mind works. It’s written by the phenomenal Academy winner Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3 and will be writing a little movie called Star Wars VII. It will be co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen, story-supervisor for Up.
Untitled Film (2015)
Little is known about this movie. No premise, no director, no writer…But it’s on Disney’s schedule. And as you may have noticed, this is the second Pixar movie that will come out in 2015, the year Disney will make ALL of the money (The Avengers 2, Star Wars VII, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, two Pixar movies, a Wreck-It-Ralph sequel…).
Finding Nemo 2 (2016)
All we know is Andrew Stanton is directing, that Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres are coming back to voice Marlin and Dory, respectively (duh) and that Pixar will have a solo female screenwriter for the first time (Victoria Strouse). Will Nemo go missing again? Will Marlin be the one who has to be found this time? Will Dory speak whale again? Only time will tell.
Untitled Movie about El Dia De Los Muertos (2016)
Toy Story 3 helmer Lee Unkrich will direct this Mexican-themed movie. Also note that starting on 2015, Pixar will start releasing two movies per year. Hooray!
[UPDATE 03/24/2013] Could 2015’s mystery film be Teddy Newton‘s (Day & Night) directorial debut, which we talked about last November? The script is being written by Derek Connolly, of Safety Not Guaranteed fame. Looks like writing indie hits is the way to get Pixar’s attention: Connolly is the second writer to join Pixar this way after screenwriting extraordinaire Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine).