A few days ago Disney had a stockholders conference and Bob Iger, their CEO, said a few interesting things. Most importantly, that Pixar is working on “some great sequels to their previous hits”. We know about Finding Dory, that’s coming in 2016 for sure. But we know of no other sequels in the works. Iger mentioned these sequels are scheduled in the next five years. We currently only know what Pixar is working on for the next three years.
Here is the full statement below:
“On the animation front, Pixar continues to create great value for our company too. We are very excited about Monsters University which opens next month. Pixar’s slate of films for the next five years includes fantastic original stories as well as some great sequels to their previous hits. And as we recently announced, we are in production on one of those sequels, Finding Dory, featuring Ellen DeGeneres once again as the voice of Dory, one of the most beloved characters from Finding Nemo which was one of the most popular and profitable movies to date.”
Maybe he just said sequels and Finding Dory is the only one they’re working on. Maybe he counted the upcoming Monsters University as a sequel. Or maybe, they really are working on more than one sequel. So let’s speculate.
Before we all get excited, Animation Extraordinaire Brad Bird is busy with his live-action project Tomorrowland so an Incredibles sequel is highly unlikely. Other unlikely possibilities are A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, Wall-E and Up. That leaves Brave, Toy Story and, well, Cars.
Bleeding Cool seems to be pretty sure Toy Story 4 is happening and we covered the rumor a couple of months ago. However, it all started when two Colombian sites reported it.* It seems inevitable that Cars 3 eventually hits theaters because of the insane amounts of money the franchise generates. Brave 2 is a long shot.
What do you think?
*I’m Colombian and neither source cited is a major publication. In fact, one of them is a tweet from a guy. Why the entire Internet read a tweet from a Colombian journalist and decided that it was true is beyond me.
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 (if they go back to doing original films).
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).